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.
BREAKANDENTER + BOX OF KITTENS = 2×4 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
With Nebula (live PA), DJs Jamie Kidd, Martin Fazekas, Hali, Mike Gibbs, Fabio Palermo. Saturday (December 10) at Polish Combatant’s Hall, 206 Beverley St. $15 advance tickets at boxofkittens.ca. $20 at door with BOK pin or RSVP to rsvp.breakandenter.net.
Why you should go: Speaking of family affairs, this shared anniversary party is a celebration of thriving underground/warehouse promotions crews breakandenter and Box of Kittens, and all that they have contributed to this city’s techno and tech house community. Both crews have staunchly stuck to a format of presenting local, national and international artists in unique venues — i.e. rarely in licensed dance clubs — with full, proper sound and creative visuals. Through their events, they’ve helped build a new late-night network and a solid foundation for highlighting the local. The programming here reflects this, with artists playing tag-team sets on a huge soundsystem nicely contained within a soundproof venue. Hurrah!