Archive for May, 2009

Eagle eyed readers might have noticed there is now a link to the articles page on the sidebar. I have decided to start a new part of the site for longer article style posts.  The first one is about games that have incorporated music in some creative way. I’ve always found the concept of interactive music fascinating and so I decided to compile a list of the games I felt gave the most unusual or interesting approach to music. Read it here

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Mr Scruff at Koko

Posted: May 25, 2009 in Uncategorized
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I went to Mr Scruff’s residency at Koko on Saturday and it was immense. You’ve got to respect anyone who can pull off a 6 hour set with such technical prowess. When that set blends seamlessly between genres, and builds from gentle funkiness as you come in to massive energy that just makes you have to dance for the last 2 hours, it just blows your mind.

Also you’ve got to love Koko, I used to live there when it was still the Camden Palais. Its like you’ve wandered into a scene from some post apocalyptic film involving an abandoned theatre … brilliant.

Bottom line is, if you’re in London in 6 weeks time, Go! You won’t regret it.

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While looking for new and exciting places to put my music, I came across Stereofame. As well as all of the funky social networking and music discovery functions that you expect from other sites like it, it lets you exchange the points you earn for tangible rewards… and who can argue with that.

Check it out

Dataphiles

thesixtyone is easily my favourite music community site, it has awesome features and people genuinely communicate with each other. If you’ve never used it and you love music (which I figure you probably must as you’re reading this blog) get yourself over there right now, I promise you wont regret it … unless you have a deadline coming up 😉

I haven’t added a track in a while and I decided it was high time to rectify that situation.

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I’ve uploaded a couple of new tracks that I’m working on to my Myspace and Facebook pages. They still need a little tweaking before I release them on the ususpecting public so they’re not on the download page … yet.

Anyway there is Upwards, an electronica/film music/funky breaks kind of thing  and Dream PF, a dream piano number. Anyway I should be releasing them properly in a while but for the meantime, have a listen and let me know what you think.

I’ve also added Apis (a classic Dataphiles track) to Facebook , just for fun

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DTPL DarqDelay

Posted: May 13, 2009 in free stuff, Reaktor
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I just loaded a new effect ensemble ensemble to the Reaktor user library . Don’t let its calming blue appearance fool you, its a dirty one – basically made for destroying the input sound and turning it into crusty rhythms or odd soundscapes

All good fun then

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Dataphiles

iTunes powered WMDs??

Posted: May 10, 2009 in Random
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I was just reading failblog and saw this

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Umm how on earth they expect that to make sense… perhaps you could substitute the plutonium with a core of pure X-Factor runner ups and use it to destroy the television timetable of the victim country. Either way I’ve signed the agreement and so Apple, just to put your mind at ease … I promise I won’t develop WMDs using iTunes.

Besides everyone know’s that windows media player is a much better nuke building tool 😛

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Dataphiles

In my efforts to get music to as many corner’s of the internet as possible I have added Dataphiles to Soundclick

Check out the comedy interview

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I’ve decided to upload my Reaktor back catalogue to kvr, (invader, phazmatic, gen-rate, stepnik and binary)  so now you don’t need access to the native instruments user library to play around with Dataphiles synths.

Also, as if you needed a reason to love Reaktor I was looking on the download page for gen-rate, which already contained a pretty surreal series of posts, and someone has added this gem:

“There was a strange spaceship in my back yard. The door was open so I hopped in for a fly, a bunch of seemingly random controls crashed my through the neighbors fence before taking me to a really wet planet. I had to battle marsh blobs before jumping into hyper splodge.
Suddenly I woke up with a start realising I had gone to bed straight after a large dose of LSD and had dreamed I’d fallen into a Reaktor!!!

Thanks I love it, now I don’t have to record the bath tub :-)”

Hugo Peterson – you are officially awesome

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Dataphiles