Tuesday, May 12, 2009
THE HYPE.FM HAS LAUNCHED! The future of online radio is here... plus new tracks from The Streets!
I have to say, and this is a little bit of a recap, that I never expected to be doing this blogging thing at this "level". I guess I got lucky getting in just after the 2nd wave of bloggers (before Hype Machine and Elbo.ws were a staple in thousands of people's lives). I sort of was just posting whatever I felt like (getting really really high traffic), back when the record companies were only concerned about new songs, when I started. Slowly but surely bands started approaching me, then labels, then promotion companies... and before I knew it I was in a position I'd always dreamed of.
And I'm not sure how much I deserve it? Because I know a lot of these blogs are SERIOUS about what they do, whereas I usually write like the only people who are reading this are my friends. This is largely due to the fact that people told me if they wanted to read a magazine they would, and that they appreciated the laid back "Average Joe who just happens to be a music freak" banter. There is very little that I have written that truly could be used as a "professional writing sample" or anything (certain publications have asked for writing samples and I've struggled to find anything that doesn't read like an instant message lol)...
POINT IS: I'm EXTREMELY honoured to be working alongside blogs like Palms Out Sounds, Big Stereo, Curb Crawlers, Discobelle, Discodust, Electrorash, Disco Punk, iheartcomix, Jacuzzi Killers, Red Threat and more over at Hype.Fm! Those are the blogs that inspired me to do what I'm doing now. So please pop by the site and look forward to my upcoming show! More details about me later, check this out first!
TheHype.FM - New Website Launch Info:
- 3 (free) audio streams (low bitrate mp3, high bitrate custom player, mobile stream launchable through iphone/blackberry/etc)
- new completely interactive website designed by the legendary UsLot Everywhere (http://www.usloteverywhere.com/)
- exclusive regular shows and interview by over 30 of the most influential blogs & hottest artists from all over the globe
- new video stream with exclusive video interviews and music videos playing around the clock
- our new blog focusing on art, news, fashion, and production/dj technique (basically everything but a music blog)
- partnerships with several music labels...you'll get to hear the new releases weeks to months in advance
It's so baller I hope you guys enjoy it... I can listen to it on my Blackberry! How cool is that?!?!?
While we're here I should probably post some music. Mike Skinner, of The Streets has been dropping tracks left and right on Twitter... and I don't know if they've been reposted but they should be! (I hope this is ok, if not Mike then hit me up)...
This first track is a tongue in cheek goofy ass track that wouldn't sound out of place on Everything Is Borrowed... but unlike the rather serious tone of that album... this treats his friend who may have swine flu like a zombie, suggesting that he should be beheaded after showing symptoms lol...
The Streets- "He's Right Behind You, He's Got Swine Flu" YSI
The Streets- "He's Right Behind You, He's Got Swine Flu"
This is more of an upbeat soulful, funky, 2-step-y song...
The Streets- "Where My Heart Has Been" YSI
The Streets- "Where My Heart Has Been"
And an extra bonus I've posted before:
The Streets- "Who Knows Who (feat Muse)"
Last but now least Don Diablo and Example (an associate of The Streets) have LOADS of new tracks... you gotta get on top of these new ones... because you know the previously released ones have been all over the blogosphere in a way only Justice was before!
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Extended Mix)
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Extended Dub)
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Don Diablo's Drive-by Disco Mix)
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Don Diablo's Drive-by Disco Mix) YSI
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Spor Remix)
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Spor Remix) YSI
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (A1 Bassline Remix)
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Doorly's Dubstep Remix)
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Doorly's Dubstep Remix) YSI
Don Diablo & Example vs Daft Punk - Aerodynamic Hooligans (Don Diablo Mashup)
Don Diablo (www.myspace.com/dondiablo) and Example (www.myspace.com/leadingbyexample) team up for their joint effort "Hooligans", which is set to become the mosh pit anthem of 2009! On remix duties: Noisia, Spor, A1 Bassline, Doorly and the main man Don Diablo himself. Make sure you grab your copy of "Aerodynamic Hooligans" as well, which is a mash-up Don Diablo did of his Hooligans track with elements of Daft Punk's "Aerodynamic" and yes, you know it will work like a MoFo on the floor! Release date: 29.06 (except Australia / North America / Mexico, release dates tbc).
Check out the music video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH78CezwPOQ
I'm so excited about the Hype.Fm show... please check back. Thanks to Mike Skinner, Don Diablo and Example, ans Stephan. Be back soon!