zymogen

Netlabel Tracker #6: zymogen

The zymogen netlabel specializes in downtempo IDM, ambient and experimental sounds. Each zymogen release is diverse and different in style. With 26 releases on their catalogue, high quality recordings are complimented by fantastic designs and artwork. Make sure you sign up to their newsletter as you’ll be provided a special download code for their Symbiosis Compilation.

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Episode 017 – Electro Missile by Warren Daly

This heavy hitting mix consists of 17 electro tracks from 1980 to 2010. Featuring Afrika Bambaataa who ascended to godfather status with Planet Rock, the 82′ hip-hop classic which blended the beats of hip-hop with techno-pop futurism inspired by German pioneers Kraftwerk.

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Netlabel Tracker #5: Yuki Yaki

Yuki Yaki is an artists platform and netlabel focused in the area of electronic media. I’d rather not box them in and state their focus is in IDM, minimal techno, electronica or clicks’n’cuts. I’ll happily point out they differentiate themselves with an excellent range of high quality output. An impressive list of heavy weight producers on the audio side with a short but excellent video & photographic roster. I’m going to have to mention Maps and Diagrams, Scaff and Lackluster. Head on over to yukiyak.org and get downloading. Delicious!

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This is Danseizure by Danseizure

A journey encompassing sumptuous Skweee, engaging Electronica and melodic Electro. It’s Dan Gorman’s 3rd album and his most accomplished work yet. This album was made over the course of 3 years of traveling. Music comes on without warning, swells up in my head and then bullies me into making something that sounds like it. That’s […]

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12rec

Netlabel Tracker #4: 12Rec

12Rec excel in releasing quality music from post-rock outfits. Diverse and energetic recordings encompassing Lo-Fi folk, Shoegaze Indiepop, Chambermusic, Jazz, Avant-Garde and Americana.

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Cambodian Space Project

Cambodian Space Project have landed

Invisible Agent hasn’t released on vinyl in a while, so naturally I get very excited when other people do. I was a witness to music history in the making last night. Scott Bywater from the Cambodian Space Project, who I might add have just returned from a tour of France, handed me their shining new […]

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Mixcloud: The future of Radio

Mixcloud: The future of Radio

Listen to radio shows, Podcasts and DJ mixes on-demand. From Krautrock to Jazz, Ambient to HipHop, there are thousands of reasons why you should join Mixcloud.

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Netlabel Tracker #3: BFW Recordings

If you’re looking for some lush sound-scapes or glitchy indie, BFW have an impressive release catalogue.

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Swarm Intelligence DJ set: Irish Electronic Record Labels

Grab the latest mix by Simon Hayes recorded in Tacheles, Berlin. It’s a one hour journey covering new electronic releases on some Irish labels including Takeover Recordings, Stasis, Mantrap, Kaboogie, Second Square To None, Acroplane and of course Invisible Agent. Simon has crammed in 23 tracks in just over an hour. With artists such as […]

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Netlabel Tracker #2: Bump Foot

Bump which releases House and Techno while Foot concentrates on Ambient, IDM and Electro. The artists roster has contributors from every corner of the planet which makes it even more exciting to explore the wealth of releases on this Netlabel.

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Forest Records

Netlabel Tracker #1: Forest Records

Welcome to my new Netlabel tracker. Suitably named with a nod to the historical events surrounding the creation and expansion of Netlabels from the tracker scene in the 90’s. For this first instalment it gives me great pleasure to (re)introduce the fabulous Forest Records.

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Free as in beer

Netlabels: Free as in beer

Looking for some fresh new music to listen too? fed up of scouring file sharing networks or the sea of 99 cent downloads on iTunes? do you need some inspiration? Take a break from your usual digital haunts because over the coming months I’ll be sharing links to a selection of excellent Netlabels. Not only […]

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Episode 016 – Ruff in the Jungle by Warren Daly

Crank up the volume on this! You’ll be quaking in your boots before Noisia’s Shellshock featuring Foreign beggars slaps you in the face, mesmerized by Zakir Hussain and Bill Laswell a.k.a Tabla Beat Science live in San Francisco.

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Fifteen – the remixes by Various artists

Remixes of John Dalton’s fifteen EP are masterfully executed by Danseizure, Ebauche and Eomac. More rolling beats peppered with tech stabs and layered with crisp highs.

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The Internet is helping the music scene in Cambodia

Live music & clubbing in Cambodia, South East Asia

If you’re in living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia or just passing through you’ll have noticed a burgeoning arts & culture scene. Art exhibitions, theatre, movie festivals and live music are all stepping up in quality and diversity. It’s exciting times for the arts in Phnom Penh and soon we’ll be going head to head with other capital cities in south-east Asia and beyond.

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New albums and singles on Invisible Agent Records

There are a several singles and albums circling Invisible Agent HQ and I’m too excited about these upcoming releases to stay quiet any longer. Here’s some exciting new music about to coming in for a smooth landing: First in the holding pattern is the rising star Eomac who will soon grace us with a new […]

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monkey business

Lots of services, not much choice.

If you have an account on any of the popular music download services you will notice selected tracks labeled as ‘Album Only’, meaning that you can’t buy them individually, only as part of the entire ‘album’. So who’s in control of this activity? the artist, the record label or the distributor?

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The war on music

It’s foolish to ignore the future of music distribution. It’s obvious that the old encumbents are bloated and slow to act.

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