Could not help but move the first time I heard this. You’ll hopefully have the same issue.
BRAND NEW FEATURECAST MIX! PLEASE SHARE, BLOG, POST AND SPREAD THE LOVE.
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1) Featurecast - Hands In The Air Intro 2) Second Hand Audio feat Dizzy Dustin - I Got It Like That (Featurecast Remix) 3) Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles (Featurecast Remix) 4) McMash Clan - Swing Break 5) Featurecast - Finger Lickin 6) Opiuo - Fizzle Tickler (Featurecast Edit) 7) The Correspondents - Well Measured Vise (Featurecast Remix) 8) Featurecast - Funkadelic 9) Koan Sound - Funk Blaster (Featurecast Edit) 10) Pyramyth - Rubber Kangaroo (Featurecast Edit) 11) World Class Art Thieves - Blow Your Mind (Featurecast Remix) 12) Featurecast - Shang a-Lang (Check It) 13) Daft Punk - Robot Rock (Featurecast Edit) 14) Excision & Datsik - Deviance (Dirtyphonics Remix) - Featurecast Edit 15) Earth Wind and Fire - Shinning Star (Featurecast Remix) 16) Rob Dougan Vs Habstrakt - Get Clubbed (Featurecast Mash) 17) Dr Dre - California Love (Psymbionic Remix) Featurecast Edit 18) Dj Medhi - Signatune (Featurecast Remix) 19) Dodge and Fuski - Turn It Up (Featurecast Edit) 20) Mord Fustang - Champloo 21) Electric Soulside Vs Al Naafiysh - Predator Clan (Featurecast Mash) 22) Bella - Shook Up 23) Bassnecter - Freestyle 24) Skrillex - Burn Dem (Featurecast’s Jam Rock Edit) 25) A-Trak & Dillon Francis - Money Makin’ (Oliver Twizt Trap Remix) 26) Major Lazer Vs Rusko - Free Love Stylin (Featurecast Mash) 27) Smooth - Blinded By The Light 28) Ayah Marar Vs DJ Fresh - Mind Controller (Featurecast Edit) 29) Netsky - Puppy
So the photographs I posted recently document an installation Tim Duck and I completed in October 2010.
We wanted something interactive that involved sound and we came up with a mix of a classic game along with some trigger pads.
I believe MAX/MSP or SuperCollider would’ve been the best and most flexible choice for the software driving our creation but as our coding skills are not top notch we opted for Ableton Live. It was flexible enough and gave us a starting point.
Our first idea was to reverse engineer a normal PC keyboard to drive Ableton.
I took an old keyboard apart and started playing around with the contacts. We realised that it would still work even with metres of wire extension so that was our first milestone, it will work running metres of cabling.
After a while we began to realise that a keyboard deciphers its commands via a matrix, over 100 input commands on the keyboard are funnelled through the 26 contacts on the little PCB.
I have no background in electronic engineering so we opted for this piece of kit.
I went to thee national film and sound archive today and got to see some of the techniques and equipment they use to preserve Australia’s recorded history. It is now I realize I should’ve taken a photo or two. Technology will pass me by I’d I don’t use it.
Bassicly is an App that utilises multiple APIs to provide a service that allows people to listen to bass orientated / electronic music in a seamless interface. Bassicly was created as a result of frustrations with listening to the vast amount of musical content available on YouTube but not having an easy to use interface to do it with. As well as being able to play music from YouTube, you can make it scrobble the tracks you are listening to in real time to Last.fm.
Dubstep verus Drum and Bass in a google search showdown.
Dubstep has a big spike in popularity at the end 2009 continuing to the present.
Drum and Bass has had an overall drop in searches from 2004 through to present, but is far more consistant than dubstep.
The two searches were neck to neck mid 2009.
The rise in dubstep searches I think would have something to do with electronic music production in general has become easier and cheaper to produce. In the earlier days of drum and bass production, a studio capable of producing the sounds was more expensive than today’s VST instruments and DAWs, generally harder to operate and required more than a personal computer to get your tune out there. The music industry has changed dramatically in the past ten years bring new ways of producing, promoting, selling, or not selling music to your audience.
In the last ten years the internet has grown as a vehicle to promote yourself and your music making the potential audience a lot larger than in the past. To hear Drum and Bass ten years ago was a lot harder than searching google or youtube and clicking the first link. Dubstep has utilized the internet from it’s inception starting with a potentially bigger audience than drum and bass from the get go.