Friends and Idols: A SoundCloud Set

Continuing to experiment with the new SoundCloud. I created a set with a few of my tracks in it alongside some friends’ and acquantainces’ tracks (and a couple mixes). Suddenly my play counts have skyrocketed (by the count on the player) although the stats page doesn’t reflect it yet. Perhaps SoundCloud is recommending the set, or tracks within it, as being related to other tracks they may be listening to. In any case this probably gets more plays for everybody who’s included.

So far it includes tracks from Steve Cowan (i.e. me – “nebula”), Arthur Oskan, E.R.A., Hawkeye and Cosmosuave, plus sets from Mike Gibbs and Sarah Shaw-Cowan. A good cross-section of Friends and Idols.

[update 2012-12-20: added two tracks by Flim]

Here’s the set. I will likely continue to add to it.

Marko Fürstenberg – morning deep techno set for ya

Actually I was just testing out some parameters on the player, while listening at the same time to this set that SoundCloud thought I would like. I will concede: SoundCloud was bang on.

So I’m really trying hard to embrace the new SoundCloud. To me it is now geared more toward listeners than to contributors. I don’t think I hate it, but to me it seems like a departure from the artist-centric resource I perceived SoundCloud’s original vision to be. To remain afloat we must adapt, however, which is why I can easily forgive them.  Besides, they have obviously coded in some psychic powers, because it picked exactly what I wanted to hear before I even knew it myself.

Marko Fürstenberg graphicAnyway – have a listen to Marko Fürstenberg throwin’ down some pretty damn fine deep techno for Das Kraftfuttermischwerk, a “German based blog with the thematic focus of visual art, culture and music – especially electronic music”.

Oh, and good morning. Put your dancing slippers on, go make yourself a drink, turn up the volume and clean the house. The track listing can be found here:

http://www.kraftfuttermischwerk.de/blogg/?p=46362



Update:

Better throw this one in as well…

breakandenter: 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY including Steve Cowan (nebula), live!

A Fun Fact about breakandenter …

breakandenter has supported over 106 Producers, DJs & VJs in 5 years.

106 is more than just the number of a classic Roland Juno synth.  It is, in fact, an incredible legacy that few event organizers could possibly boast after even 20 years.  The unparalleled passion and effort that the breakandenter crew have given the Toronto techno scene in the past 5 years will be celebrated this Saturday, December 8, at b&e’s unique staple venue: SPK at 206 Beverley Street, otherwise known as The Polish Combatants Hall.

breakandenter 5-year with Steve Cowan (nebula) live - flyer backbreakandenter 5 year flyer Jeremy Glenn front

THE LINEUP

Visuals by Wuestenarchitekten.

 

THE DEETS.

Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2012
@SPK: 206 Beverley St. Toronto, ON
10PM – 4AM
$20 Adv. Tickets available via Resident Advisor (more at the door)
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?424554

 

THE STORY.

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32 Shades of Grey with Dharma Lab, nebula, Sara Dopstar, more… Nov. 10 at Li’ly Lounge

32 Shades of Grey featuring Dharma Lab and Nebula Live PA - Flyer

Back of the flyer. Click to enlarge!

On November 10, Working Class Hippies and Kosmic Juice team up in Toronto to deliver two bangin’ rooms of techno and psychadelic trance:

32 Shades of Grey

The first-time collaboration of these two wonderful crews will keep you bouncing long into the night, featuring not one but two amazing live acts.

Buffalo’s Dharma Lab has always captivated dance floors with their live synth-infused high energy Psytrance. This will be the duo’s long-overdue Toronto visit. And don’t miss Toronto’s techno live p.a. legend nebula, who consistently delivers a mind-bending, shake-stompin’ set.

As always, Working Class Hippies and Kosmic Juice will be in full form with their very own top DJs at this two-room affair at Lily Lounge. Come out early and celebrate all night!

Techno and Psytrance lineup:

  • Sara Dopstar (Kosmic Juice)
    Techno
  • Paulina Gagula
    Techno
  • Zaga (Kosmic Juice)
    Techno
  • Ramtin Rokni
    Tech house
  • Dj Arum (Working Class Hippies/The P.O.E)
    Tech House
  • Addm (Working Class Hippies)
    Progressive Psytrance
  • nebula ( breakandenter / juggernautmusic.com )
    Techno live P.A
  • Dharma Lab (DharmaLab.com)
    Live hybrid dj / keyboard Psytrance
  • Mr. Figgs (Working Class Hippies / http://www.facebook.com/Mr.Figgs)
    Psytrance

November 10th
$10 cover 19+ event

Li’ly Lounge
656 College St. West
(in Little Italy)
Toronto, ON M6G 1B8
(416) 532-0419

 

“Frisky Biscuit” – Nocturne, Sep. 2 with Live PA set from nebula

There’s something for everyone this Sunday night at Nocturne!

Frisky Biscuit

As a welcome to the world for the Frisky Biscuit story, this is a deep-n-dirty all-night-dance-party! Too long has it been since there was a night of such supreme sound mixology, a bit of something for everyone! With two rooms and big sound, be prepared for a rawkus good time.

The Masters of Mixology:

  • Acerbius - Tekelectro/breaks
  • AddM - Jucy Progressive Psy
  • Copyright Criminals – Bassy tekhouse
  • Gregor E – Dirty Güber Bass
  • Nebula - Live PA Bouncy Techno
  • Protomark - Juke
  • Jane Shorthand – Electro
  • Kristian Sunflower – Progressive Techno Trance
  • Tardis - Electronic Eclectic

Admission is Pay What You Can, because this event is a fundraiser for our sitcom pilot, a student project by the same name! None shall be refused, all are welcome and encouraged but…

19+
Costumes are encouraged
Be prepared to shake your ass

Nocturne
550 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON M5V 2B5
(416) 504-2178 / http://www.nocturneclub.com

Stay up to date: visit the Facebook page for this event

Some Like It Deep Sessions – Volume 1

DJ E.R.A.

E.R.A.!

v0ins and Boots Boogie

v0ins and Boots!

The recordings from last weekend’s wildly successful event Some Like it Deep in Toronto are here. Have a listen to these three great online DJ mixes featuring deep house and deep techno from Boots Boogie, v0ins and E.R.A!


Click here for the music…