Oceandrift – out now

The latest offering from the 64 bar collective is now on Bandcamp, available as a name your own price download.

Oceandrift is a remix chain. What the hell is a remix chain?

Kelp explained: “A remix chain is the process of a second artist remixing a track delivered to them by the first artist, and then passing the stems of the remixed track onto a third artist, and so on. Eventually, the penultimate person passes their remixed stems back around to the original artist, who remixes all the remixes in one track to complete the chain”

Geddit?

“The results are astounding, considering each part of the chain only hears the previous track,” said Kovas, from 64 bar music.

“This is a bit of a break from the norm for 64bar, as the tracks aren’t constrained by the normal parameters of tempo or length.

Oceandrift is a marvelous journey from the opening track, which floats underwater, through hard-edged electronic noise and leading-edge progressive sounds. You can get it right now, here 

Boom – Boundaries now live on Ninja Shop

We’re happy to report that Boundaries, is now available from the Ninja Tune shop, via this link

Here’s the accompanying press release:

Boundaries represents some of the strongest tracks submitted to the 64 Bar Challenge mix album project. It’s a showcase of beats by producers from the US, Canada, Chile, Russia, Australia, and all over Europe and the UK. The moods shift from brooding, dark electronica all the way through haunting beauty and then scenes of brilliant, bright light.
The 64 Bar Challenge
 was a production project undertaken by the users of the Ninja Tune forum. Each producer made a beat 64 bars in length at an elected tempo, and a DJ put it all together. There were six mix albums spanning 2009-2011, with the concluding mix put together with precision by DJ Food.

Highlights include “All Told” by Echo Park, a slice of sunshine from the LA born producer who recently signed to Skream‘s Label Disfigured Dubz. The brilliant Proof of Concept lends two tracks to the album. “How to Ruin Everything” is a melodic piece of music that warms the soul. Other stand out tracks include Algo’s beat “Dark Fracture”, which does what it says in the title. it’s a macabre, twisted track with hints of pure evil. And a hip hop inspired slice of synth lead music from DJ Food as he re works Bobby Corridors’ “What?” track.

The project has been put together by DJ Kovas, real name Peter Griffin, a DJ and producer based in Cardiff, Wales. He began putting the project together in 2009 after pitching the idea to the Ninja Tune forum. He produces dark and moody beats under the moniker of DJ Kovas. Search Google for Timeframe 2009, his self released debut mix album.

His current residency is at Buffalo in Cardiff, running a night called Feed the DJ, where clubgoers provide 15 of their favourite tunes, and he has to make an on the fly mix for them. He currently has a radio show on seeksmusic.com called The 64 Bar Orchestra.

Blue Towers video

Check this home-made video using some audio from Kobra Audio Labs’ recent ‘Two Blue Towers’ cassette.

Blue Towers is 50-minute, 2 track cassette release of all original K.A.L. music. Comes in a high quality ‘Brad Pack’ box from Stumptown Printers with original artwork by Mark Scanlan, each box hand stamped & painted.

Accompanying the cassette is a CD-R with digital versions of both tracks alongside bonus K.A.L. music.
Also included is a mix CD of the music which influenced Kobra Audio Labs while making the album, complete with artwork & liner notes.

This is a strictly limited package of 50 cassettes.

64 bar goes global with Olympic mix

64 bar music calling on beat-makers from around the world to participate in Olympic sized production project.

With the world’s largest sporting occasion coming up this summer  64 bar music are putting together a soundtrack for the games that reflects the passion of sport and its inherent link with the joy of music.

“We wanted to mark the Olympics with a mix that defined how people were moved by sport, and what the Olympics means to them,” said label head Pete Griffin.

“The music that is made will reflect the feelings we have when we watch sport. It might be joy through victory, or the melancholy taste of defeat.

“There could be the essence of hope in the music, a sense of pride, of determination, or of drive.

The 64 bar music concept began in 2009, and since then, the label has self released seven albums, three EP’s and an album on big-hitting indie label Ninja Tune.

They have released music from artists based in China, Canada, Chilie, The US, Australia, Germany, Belgium, France, the UK and more, and with over 150 countries participating in the games in London and Cardiff this project is their most ambitious yet.

“We’re calling for submissions today,’ said Griffin. “Tunes have to be sent in by the end of the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.

“There is no restriction on style or tempo, but tracks must be 64 bars in length,” he added.

Use this link http://soundcloud.com/64barmusic/dropbox to submit a track, or get in touch with 64 bar music directly through the website’s contact page http://64barmusic.drupalgardens.com/contact

The mix album will be released on August 19, 2012 via the labels page, http://www.64barmusic.co.uk

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Sneak Preview of 64 Bar Orchestra – Episode 3

The third episode of the 64bar Orchestra for Seeksmusic.com is a truly international show With excuslive beats coming from artists from Germany, the US, Chilie, Sweden, Scotland, Paraguay, Wales and Australia.

There are have two tracks from the forthcoming Ninja Forum remix chain, a mad 13 minutes from the 13th Tribe and two tracks from the recent Represents mix from 64bar music.

This is a dub version of the show, so no chatting from yours truly, the show host.

For the full show, with track information and a showcase from the wonderfully eclectic 13th Tribe,  go to http://www.seeksmusic.com