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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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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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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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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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New ‘Swarm Intelligence’ DJ mix – Against the Grain

Another DJ mix to download from Berlin based label owner & producer Simon Hayes. If you enjoyed Simon’s previous Agentcast you’ll love his new mix entitled ‘Against the grain’ over at SwarmIntelligence.net. Plenty of Irish based labels representing. It’s full of energy and rolling beats, get downloading because it’s absolutely banging. Check out the track […]

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Download Podcasts and DJ mixes the easy way

Do you want an easy way to download DJ mixes and podcasts? You need Juice, an excellent program written by the fathers of podcasting Adam Curry and Dave Winer. Juice is a podcatcher, a podcatcher is piece of software that allows you to subscribe to a podcast or RSS feed. Juice will automatically download any […]

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Pay for illegal music downloads?

The Internet revolution is like the railway revolution of 200 years ago. New and excessive opportunities are available for everyone. The major record labels missed the 6.15 and while they stand freezing on the virtual platform they whine about ‘piracy’ and CD sales being down. Online music sales are increasing at an exponential rate Major […]

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After Vinyl: Staying in control

I love vinyl as much as the next old school audiophile. But at times temperatures in South East Asia soar in to the 40’s and humidity is in the 90’s. It’s clear that records were not built for this type of environment. Trust me, warping is confirmation. Records should be stored in a dust free, […]

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Goodbye darkness my old friend – The Death of MP3

Excellent news from the friendly folk at Juno. They are phasing out MP3 downloads. Hooray! As from today Juno have stopped accepting label uploads and deliveries in MP3 and will only accept loss-less WAV, FLAC or AIFF. We will continue to sell your releases in MP3, WAV and FLAC formats, but will only accept content […]

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Beem on the squeeze

Electronic music producer & recording artist Fredrik Mjelle A.K.A ‘Beem‘ has released his 3rd album, a 9 tracker entitled ‘Peel’. Beem-tastic Beem is a co-founder of Skweee, a musical style with origins in Nordic countries Sweden and Finland. So what’s the deal with Skweee? Some say it’s a Nordic take on minimal techno, 8-bit hip-hop/dubstep […]

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Now streaming on Mixcloud

Wow, a free service where you can stream top notch podcasts, radio shows and other goodies all for free.  But they don’t call them podcasts… A Cloudcast is an extended audio show that is hosted in the “cloud”, in other words hosted somewhere centrally on the Internet rather than on your local hard-drive. Therefore, unlike […]

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Jigs and Rigs Fundraiser

Audio Terrorists Rathlin Fundraiser

Next Friday, 24th July, the Audio Terrorists are out to inflict some more noise on your aural passages in an attempt to raise some much needed funds for their upcoming trip to Rathlin Island for the return of the Jigs & Rigs festival this coming bank holiday weekend. Venue: The Pint, Eden Quay (was Soul […]

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ikeaboy live in Cork

ikeaboy – Live on Sat 25th April

Optimist Gryme presents a selection of Dubstep, Electro, Breaks & Experimental music ikeaboy (Invisible Agent, D1, SeedyR) drokkr (Stupid Fly, Betamorph) millis (Tir Na gCasta) rekmekanik – (Tir Na gCasta) The Swan Bar, Cork – Sat 25th April, 9pm – 2pm

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First environmentally friendly record

Using the latest technological advances in biodegradable films and plastics Invisible Agent Records are to release the worlds first biodegradable record.

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Strong review for Epokhe EP

Warren Daly – Epokhe EP reviewed in DJ Magazine

Excellent DJ Mag review of Warren Daly’s new electro release Epokhe, labelling it jaw-droppingly beautiful, with sensuous melodies and sweet chords.

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