Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mongolian Mixtape Marathon Info: Cool cause, could be your time to shine...

The people over at Noise Porn mentioned they had something cool coming up. Not only is it really is a good cause, and a great idea, but YOU could get yourself involved... Read more below!

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

On July 11th 2009 two drivers will depart on a 10,000 mile drive from London to Mongolia, crossing Europe, central Asia and culminating with a dash across the mighty Gobi Desert. We are raising money for Save The Children, in association with the Mongolian Charity Rally. Our specially equipped off-road vehicle will be packed full of educational materials and clothing to donate to the Mongolian people. We will also be donating the vehicle on arrival.

WHAT IS THE MONGOLIAN MIXTAPE MARATHON?

We’re asking DJs from all over the world, be they big names or bedroom DJs, to upload mixes for us to listen to all the way to Mongolia. We estimate we have 800+ hours driving time and we’re intending to listen to dance music non-stop all the way there! Each DJ will be asked to submit a one hour mix of their favourite tunes and also make a small donation (of at least £1). We’ll then put all the mixes together and listen to them non-stop, all the way to Mongolia!

Once we depart, the mixes will be podcasted to the world as a lasting record of your mixing prowess. They’ll also be hosted on this site for at least a year after we return. So it’s a great place to keep your mixes for others to hear too!

WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE MONEY?

This rally costs around £3000 per team to enter and complete. We have put in significant personal investment ourselves and have been supported by sponsors, friends and family. The money raised from the Mongolian Mixtape Marathon will be put towards our essential fuel and repair costs (estimated at £1200).

WHAT DO SAVE THE CHILDREN DO IN MONGOLIA?

All the money we raise for Save The Children goes towards charity projects in Mongolia. Last year’s teams raised a fantastic £25,000 for Save the Children’s projects in Mongolia. This has funded:

* A new Child Centre for street children in Ulaanbaatar which was bofficially opened on 6 October 2008 and now benefits over 100 homeless street children a month, providing them with a hot meal, shower, laundry, medical checks and educational and development activities. The functions and operation of this Child Centre will be sustained by operational support provided by other donors whose financial assistance has been secured and committed annually.
* The restoration of a Rehabilitation and Education Centre in Ulaanbaatar to serve children with disabilities at a national level providing key therapeutic services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, aqua therapy, and speech therapy.

Both of these projects are now up and running and benefiting a huge number of children in Mongolia. This year, the money raised will go towards similar projects and help sustain the fantastic work Save The Children does all over the world.

CAN I DONATE DIRECTLY TO SAVE THE CHILDREN?

Yes - you can donate here

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT TO HELP MORE?

*We’re relying heavily on donations of equipment and cash from generous individuals and businesses. If you have any equipment, money or expertise that you feel could be useful to us, please get in touch! We have plenty of sticker space on the car, as well as on this website for those who can help us out. Sponsoring the Mongolian Mixtape Marathon is a great way to unite your company behind an incredible cause, and can have lasting business benefits long after the rally is finished. Feel free to get in touch at info@mongolianmixtapemarathon.com if you wish to discuss this further. Companies who have already contributed their products, services, support or money include






Tuesday, April 14, 2009

300th POST! New from R&S Records: Delphic, 4 track label sampler, and more


R&S records is one of THE MOST RESPECTED TECHNO LABELS OF ALL TIME. So I'm very proud to announce that this, ARCADIA'S 300th POST will be highlighting the relaunch of this great label.

Read below to see why... there's LOADS of goodies today, but I think it's more than worth your time to read why these tracks are so relevant and this label so cool... we'll start with Delphic, then move to a FREE 4 track R&S sampler, and then I'll give you a tip on a couple new tracks that are pure dancefloor fillers :)

I kept hearing about Delphic from various media types and industry people. On a daily basis, almost, I've been seeing their names. Now I understand why... check out this undeniable video for "Counterpoint"


If you wanna watch it outside of this site the link is here.

Here's a nice live version of "Counterpoint", the song you won't be able to get out yer head:
Delphic- "Counterpoint (Live in Amsterdam, 19_02_2009)"

Delphic- "Counterpoint (Live in Amsterdam, 19_02_2009)" YSI

And here's a little press on these guys... you know how I love Manchester (speaking of, The Whip interview should be up soon!)...
Delphic are post-dance futurist nostalgics from Manchester. In a world
of indie bands dipping a cautious toe into dance music’s occasionally
baffling computer world, Delphic are the real deal, the missing link
between the Chemical Brothers and New Order, between Underworld and
Muse. The next giant leap forward for a dance outfit to take
repetitive beats and crisp electronics out of the underground with the
swagger, confidence and tunes to take over festivals and ultimately to
fill stadiums.

Delphic are Richard Boardman, Matthew Cocksedge and James Cook and
have been together for only a year. They make their music on laptops
before figuring out how to play it live, throwing guitars, bass and
drums over the electronics to results their unique sound, then take to
the stage and stitch their songs together into one continuous euphoric
DJ set-like onslaught.

‘Counterpoint’ is their first single on Belgium’s classic electronic
label R&S. It’s an epic, a timelessly optimistic pure rave moment
produced by Berlin based producer/remixer Ewan Pearson, who is soon to
start work in Berlin with the band on their debut album, due for
release later this year.


Check out more about Delphic @ www.randsrecords.com. NOW ON TO SOME MORE AWESOME SHIT!

NEXT UP is a 4 track sampler you can get over at Amazon.com. Click here to download it. I was gonna post up individual tracks? But you want all these puppies, trust me.

The tracks included are:
"Quail"
"Shining"
"I Become Overwhelmed"
"Majestic 12"


Here's some press on this sampler...
"David Morley

Although producer David Morley ( www.davidmorley.com ) has been
involved in a range of recording projects, encompassing trance and
techno as well as the more ambient and "intelligent" offshoots
thereof, his work has been marked by a consistent experimentalism,
earning him a reputation as a compositional innovator among producers,
DJs, and home listeners the world over. Born and raised in England,
Morley's name is most often associated with the Belgian techno scene,
primarily due to early R&S releases as Spectrum, TZ4, and under his
own name which helped to solidify the label's nascent sound.
Spectrum's "Brazil," recorded with R&S owner Renaat Vandepapeliere,
was a visionary fusion of dancefloor techno/trance and
ambient/experimental strains that helped earn R&S its association as
an important force at the fore of European dance music. Morley,
together with Outlander's Marcos Salon, was also behind the fourth
release (known as TZ4) in R&S' Test Zone series (and co wrote 2 of the
TZ7 tracks with Maarten Van Der Vleuten with whom he also wrote the
classic and highly sought after black label "Mantrax - Sonic Circus"),
an important signpost in R&S' early development. In 1994, Morley
released his first two EPs under his own name -- "Evolution" (the
first release on R&S sublabel Apollo) and "Shuttle" (on R&S-proper) --
both exploratory ambient/electro classics that sit neatly next to the
works of such artists as Biosphere, Aphex Twin, and Higher
Intelligence Agency as early examples of ambient/intelligence techno.
More recently, Morley has released increasingly dark and textural
works, both solo and in combination with former Inky Blacknuss
collaborator/current Mo'Wax signee Andrea Parker. In addition to the
pair's Infonet EP Angular Art (1995), Morley and Parker recorded the
Too Good to Be Strange EP (Apollo, 1995) under the name Two Sandwiches
Short of a Lunchbox (later used in the Tom Cruise film "Vanilla Sky"),
as well as contributed tracks to R&S ambient sublabel Apollo's second
label comp The Divine Compilation. Morley's debut full-length, Tilted,
appeared on Apollo in 1998. He also co-wrote Andreas Parker's classic
debut "Kiss My ARP" on Mo Wax and has recently released a variety of
songs on Miss Parker's "Touchin' Bass" label and on Sub Rosa's sub
label "Quatermass". A new album is apparantly in the works for release
this year..... His music is published by Bug Music


Jacobs Optical Stairway

Jacob's Optical Stairway project from 4Hero's Dego and Mark Mac. The
album was something of a superstar collaborative effort at the time,
also featuring Juan Atkins and Josh Wink getting in on the Junglist
action. The album moves beyond 4hero's previous ruffneck ragga style
and incorporates a mellow jazz instructed vibe to proceedings, married
beautifully with Atkins on the Detroit meets West London experiment
'The Fusion Formula', and exploring live organic textures with
saxophone from Lascehes, Niles Hailstones trumpet on 'Solar Feelings'
or Quincey's guitar on the title track.


Locust

Mark Van Hoen (born September, 1966 in London, England) is an
electronic music performer and producer recognized for his
contributions to the advancement of electronic music in the last 20
years. He has created music under his own name as well as: Locust, and
Autocreation. His production work includes albums for Mojave 3, Scala,
Sing-Sing and many others. He was a founder member of the influential
group Seefeel and has toured with Massive Attack and Orbital as well
as opening for Slowdive. He is a greatly admired and influential
composer and performer that has inspired countless other musicians.
His music is known for its distinctive blend of old world electronic
music with the more modern strains of electronica, creating a rich and
colourful body of work steeped in emotion and expression. His work has
brought a deeply human and emotional depth to a genre of music that
has been criticised as being sterile and mechanical.

After offers from Warp Records, Rephlex and Virgin Records, Mark Van
Hoen chose to sign with Belgian Label R&S in 1993. Locust's early
records were distinct in their pure use of vintage analogue
synthesizers and tape recorders to create a romantic and somewhat
dark, broody sound environment in which his music could unfold along a
current of beats and rhythms while escaping the mechanisation of many
of his contemporaries. As the Locust sound moved towards and
increasingly more vocal oriented approach in the late 90's, Mark Van
Hoen began to release music under his own name and returned to the
instrumental music of his early period which he continues today.


Sun Electric

Sun Electric saw the light of day in 1990, with their first 12"
O'Locco on Wau! Mr.Modo. (Well, there was actually one track before
that: Sundance, which appeared on the first Cafe del Mar compilation.)
After splitting up with the third member in a band called Fischerman's
Friend, Max and Tom carried on as Sun Electric.

O'Locco got great attention by Alex Paterson, Jimmy Cauty & Youth in
London. They considered S.E. to be the inventors of Ambient House.
From there a great friendship and collaboration with Thomas Fehlmann
(to whom they were already closely related ever since they moved to
Berlin) and The Orb started, which lasts until today. In 1994 The Orb
released "Pomme Fritz" - a collaboration between The Orb and S.E.

After being stuck with a record deal at ZTT records, which didn't lead
to any releases, Sun Electric found a new label: R&S in Gent, Belgium.

"O'Locco" got re-released and a double 12" followed, then the first
album "Kitchen" came out in 1993. The first big tour in England,
opening for The Orb, took place in late 1993.

The artwork for all covers on R&S until the last S.E. release in 1998
was done by Designers Republic, who added an outstanding visual aspect
to the music.

Three more studio albums were released, "Aaah!" (94), "Present" (96)
and "Via Nostra" (98) and one live ambient-album "30-7-94", recorded
that day in a park in Copenhagen.

The years 1993-98 saw the band touring all over Europe, Japan, US and
Chile. After the release of "Via Nostra" the band took a turn to
freeform improvised live music, got more into programming with MAX/MSP
and changed their name to S.E.Berlin.

One vinyl release on the shortliving label Bad Orb followed, then Max
and Tom decided to end the project.

Seven years of individual projects went by. Then Tom discovered an old
CDR at a friend's house on the Canary Island Lanzarote, which Max and
Tom had left there in the year 2000. It had a bunch of unreleased
tracks on it from that time. Listening back to it came out as a
surprise: they still sounded good and fresh, even quite special in the
new musical context of 2007."


Very hot shit indeed. Scoop that up NOW. Not often that legendary labels give you so many free track, right?

Now this isn't free.... BUT, You do NOT wanna sleep on these two tracks! Click here to read more and download from Beatport

"Geo" by The Chain is, well errr, off the chain lol? I'm such a fucking dork.

"If you’re a fan of the very early days of trance when soul collided with hypnotic chords and techy beats, be sure to check ‘Geo’ by The Chain. As former mule electronic [l] artists, Foat & Boddy aka The Chain have been releasing music together for a number of years and with an album planned on R&S next year they are sure to get more fans on the back of this Balearic-sounding release.

There are tribal-influenced rhythms, deep vocal snippets and sun-drenched syths that nod towards the early 90s, but the transitions and FX are up to date.

‘Geo’ sounds like a classic already."


Yeah, it's good to see R&S back in full effect. Their logo, like Ghostly International's, is one that is like a stamp of quality... you know as soon as you see that stallion that you're on to something good. I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I have... "Counterpoint" is available as of yesterday on Beatport.

As I said I've got really good stories from Chicago and an interview with The Whip (one of Manchester's other great bands) and that should be up soon. Until then!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

FABRICLIVE: Caspa unveils debut album, offers up Annie Mac Mini Mix and EXCLUSIVE track!


We were getting wild with the dubstep last night at The Strutt (thanks to everyone who came out). I'll admit Felonious Punk did a much better job than I did (I'm sort of rusty on my dubstep) but we killed it nonetheless.

Hearing some of the new tracks Punk was up on got me excited, so no doubt this will get him riled up... A new Caspa track is cause for celebration... This little slice of fried gold would have been nice last night! (On a side note State Crime is back in full effect. I think SC needs to make t-shirts with Punk's "Illegal Shit B the Most Fun" on it... I'll let you know if that happens lol)

Here's some press about Caspa unveiling his debut next week:
Next Friday at FABRICLIVE were celebrating the launch of Caspa’s debut album ‘Everybody’s talking, nobodys listening’ with a Dub Police takeover in room one. On the night Caspa be be joined by the likes of Skream, Benga and David Rodigan.

And here it is... what didn't even know you were waiting for... happy Thursday! Scroll down for a track off the album...
Caspa Mini Mix for Annie Mac

1.La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream Remix)
2. Caspa - Marmite
3. Caspa - Riot Powder
4. TC - Where's My Money (Caspa Remix)
5. Emalkay - Explicit
6. Caspa & Rusko - Power Shower
7. Caspa - Low Blow
8. Rusko - Do You Wanna Have A Party
9. Rusko - Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix)
10. Caspa - Terminator
11. Chase & Status - Saxon
12. The Others - Kingpin
13. The Others - Africa VIP
14. The Others - Bazooka
15. Rusko - Jahova
16. Benga - Bodyrockin
17. Caspa - I Beat My Robot
18. Emlakay - Angie Got Stoned
19. Art Of Noise - Moments In Love (Caspa Remix)
20. SubScape - Nothings Wrong
21. D1 - Sorrow
22. David Rodigan Outro


And more listening pleasure... something I've been dying to hear...
Caspa- "Lions Roar"

Be back soon! Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Lowline offer "Gun In My Side" plus remix from Kitsune's Joe & Will Ask?


Some of you may remember, prior to the release of The Verve's Forth, Nick McCabe of The Verve played live with an up and coming band called Lowline. At the time they hadn't released their full length so I wasn't able to get you any MP3s!

Well now not only do I have MP3s for ya... Below are links to the original track and a remix from Kitsune act Joe & Will Ask?. This isn't out until April 13 so you can thank me for finally getting around to posting this before the release date lol...

LOWLINE- "Gun In My Side"
LOWLINE- "Gun In My Side (JOE & WILL ASK? REMIX)"
LOWLINE- "Gun In My Side (JOE & WILL ASK? REMIX)" YSI

Here's a repost of some bio:
LOWLINE BIOGRAPHY

“Lowline make timeless music like no one can at the moment. music with balls” Nick McCabe The Verve
“More Manchester greats” NME
“The best new band in the country" Tom Clarke, The Enemy
"One of Manchester’s new hopes! Explosive & energetic live, combining Oasis, Primal Scream, Joy Division & a touch of Kasabian at times. you need to see these boys live to fully understand the Lowline vibe; driving guitars and bass lines with amazing drums & electric vocals & a touch of synth capturing the dark underbelly of the city" Kav, Happy Mondays
"History in the making" Owen Morris, producer – Oasis / Verve / New Order

BIOGRAPHY
Manchester is a funny place. Few places are so full of musical heritage, and with that comes expectation; something which has been unfulfilled in recent times. Enter the cities newest heroes: Lowline.

Lowline are intense and sinister yet totally up lifting. A group of mates in their early twenties who formed in the spring of 2007, they spent the rest of that year writing, locked away in a warehouse in Manchester’s less-than-glamorous Ancoats district. There are flashes of inspiration from cult legends The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine, but they strike a rare balance between razor sharp rock and roll, and epic shoegaze. Lowline’s intense guitar sound is underpinned by tribal house tinged drums and fuzzed up bass lines, all combine to make something with energy, atmosphere and spirit.

Their sound embodies the atmosphere of their City, whilst remaining distinctive and innovative, a combination that sets them apart and shows that this is the start of something special. Their sound impressed renowned Oasis and the Verve producer Owen Morris so much, that he immediately took the band into the studio and recorded some tracks over many late nights. The first yield from this session is their debut single ‘Monitors’, a timeless indie anthem which harbours Morris’s distinct style. It is set to be released on March 17th on 1-2-3-4 Records (Whitey, The Bishops) with the reverse side being taken up by the driving and relentless ‘Last Chance’. This massive debut has already begun to grab the eye of DJ’s, journalists and audiences alike, with NME and XFM showing great support for the band from the outset.

Live, the band are immense. They have crafted a rip-roaring show and brim with energy and confidence, which combined with their dance sensibility that has seen them demanding attention at shows across the country. Tours with The Enemy and Happy Mondays have seen Lowline continue to cultivate an ardent fan base, and as tales still spread about their recent warehouse party in Manchester (which guested close friend Nick McCabe - The Verve, on guitar) many more have sat up and taken notice."


Hope you enjoy those. Check out more at Myspace.

Check them out at some upcoming shows as well!
Apr 30 2009 8:00P
Paradiso - London Calling Festival Amsterdam, Holland
May 1 2009 8:00P
Keller Klub Stuttgart, Germany
May 5 2009 8:00P
Grüner Jäger Presented by Revolver Club Concerts Hamburg, Germany

Monday, April 06, 2009

TUNE! Little Boots- "New In Town (Goldielocks Remix)"



I know the original just hit the blogosphere moments ago, and out of respect for a fellow blogger I won't post that. But this is a whole 'nother deal. We've been loving Goldielocks for a minute now and this is a perfect chance to post her on the site. Can't write much now... been a long day. Hope you enjoy!

Little Boots- "New In Town (Goldielocks Ragga Remix)"

Little Boots- "New In Town (Goldielocks Ragga Remix)"

Be back soon!

Buffetlibre Dj's Present "Hit! 2" Mixtape; OUT TODAY!



Here's a fun little side note before I bring you the real juicy stuff.

ISoA was featured with 39 other awesome blogs for THE BEST DANCEFLOOR KILLER TRACK IN THE WORLD (SELECTED) list (ISoA is at #13) over at Buffetlibre's blog. So I just wanted to share that, now on to the big stuff...

BUFFETLIBRE HAS A NEW MIXTAPE! Marc from Buffetlibre had this to say about it: "We have tried to reunite our 30 summers in 60 minutes. Just for fun. There's a link to the 320 Kbps mp3 and tracklist." It obviously has a lot of tracks from artists that have been posted on ISoA and quiet a few I wish we could post as well :) I hope you enjoy this tape as much as I do!

DOWNLOAD LINK

ALTERNATIVE LINKS:
http://rapidshare.com/files/217997673/hit2.mp3
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O2P18NUY

TRACKLIST:
0. Sintonia Buffetlibre
1. Sub Sub – Space Face
2. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – It Takes Two
3. Happy Mondays – Hallelujah (Club Mix)
4. Bassheads – Is There Anybody Out There?
5. Daft Punk – Around The World vs. Technologic
6. Robin S – Show Me Love
7. M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up the Volume
8. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
9. Junior Jack - E-Samba
10. Tim Deluxe Feat. Sam Obernik - It Just Won't Do
11. Armand Van Helden – My My My (Club Mix)
12. Larry Tee feat. Princess Superstar - Licky (Herve Goes Low remix)
13. Switch - A Bit Patchy
14. Kaoma – Lambada
15. Mousse T – Horny (Mousse T's Extended Mix)
16. Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix)
17. Rozalla - Everybody's Free
18. Thomas Andersson - Washing Up (Tiga Na Na Na Remix)
19. LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations
20. Fred Falke & Alan Braxe – Intro
21. Thomas Bangalter & DJ Falcon (Together) - So Much Love To Give
22. Superfunk – The Young MC
23. Supermode - Tell Me Why (Axwell & Steve Angello Remix)
24. Outlander - The Vamp
25. Kidda - Under The Sun (Herve Remix)
26. Lady GaGa - Just Dance (Make u Deff Remix)
27. Fake Blood – Mars
28. Black Box - Ride on Time
29. Bomfunk MC’s - B-Boys & Flygirls
30. Alexander Kowalski feat. Raz OHara - Hot Spot (girls outside the window)


http://www.buffetlibredjs.net/
http://www.myspace.com/buffetlibre

Be back soon!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Frankmusik- Live And Lost with BlackBerry Day 11

And here's the wrap up kids! He's only got to make it to his single launch and then it's over! That doesn't mean you should stop cheering him on though :)
Live And Lost with BlackBerry® Day 11

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Don Diablo ft. Example- "Pussycat Too"


Don Diablo ft. Example- "Pussycat Too" MediaFire

Don Diablo ft. Example- "Pussycat Too" YSI

Example (www.myspace.com/leadingbyexample) took over the blogosphere with Instant Replay! Now, after a rocking performance at the International Dance Music Awards during WMC in Miami, the pair returns with another sick tune, "Pussycat Too". The Dutch producer and English M.C. are building for something bigger, better & stronger...but what!? The next few months will answer this question! Also, check out the April edition of DJmag, which includes a FREE covermount CD mixed & compiled by Don Diablo, which features a lot of new/forthcoming sick Don Diablo tunes & remixes. So go grab your copy of DJmag with a free Don Diablo CD now.

Heartache ft. Cujo - What Does it Mean? (Don Diablo Remix) - http://www.mediafire.com/?wtajm0jmynh
Don Diablo (www.myspace.com/dondiablo) makes you go into cardiac arrest with this hot remix of Heartache's (www.myspace.com/hisheartache) "What Does it Mean? (ft. Cujo)". Play it loud and rock it hard!

Check out more at www.myspace.com/dondiablo

Write more later if I can!

Frankmusik- Live And Lost with BlackBerry Day 10

Happy fucking April Fools day or whatever. If any of you c*nts pull some prank shit on me we aren't speaking any more. Google taking the piss every year is enough (btw I was like a block away from their headquarters in Michigan last night, and had they been open I would have said "Pardon me, I keep getting very vague cease and desist orders from your institution. How can we stop that?")

This whole Frankmusik- Live And Lost with BlackBerry Day 10 bit has been brilliant. I'll do a write up about the actual deal when it's over. I'm SO glad he's made it ALMOST to the end without any serious injury or increased illness. Check out the 2nd to last episode right here...

Live And Lost with BlackBerry Day 10


To give you a better idea of what that Frankmusik/Tynchy Styder sound is like, here's a rip of "First Place"...
Tynchy Stryder- "First Place"

Saw Moz last night and wanna write about it but gotta do some work first. Be back soon!