Another day, another beat


So the 64 bar fam keep themselves extra busy, all day every day. And it’s the task of your loveable blog author to spread and share their activies for all to see. Today, its yet anpther remix from Remi and a new track from Herma Puma,  which 64bar beat maker Stubby Dials is part of.  And finally, there’s a remix from Hint, who was half of the Olympic Cyclone Band from 64:5.

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Wax on -Wax in

Wax on - Wax in
The artist formally known as Waxfactor has thrown his not inconsiderable weight into the 64bar movement by signing up to write a beat for 64:6

Now rocking the moniker Pete Sasqwax, this is a man with a long ole history in hip-hop. And that means a long ole interview.
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Dowdy – Very wonky indeed

Dowdy: very wonky
Check this out from forthcoming 64bar producer Dowdy. He’s a Russian cat who makes glitch sound fresh and hip hop feel new.

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Meet – Million Way


James Bennetts is the drummer with Million Way, a energetic live electro house trio.  He’ll be making beats for the Cardiff Representz mix, landing in the summer, so 64bar caught up with him after a block-rocking gig in Cardiff’s 10 FT Tall.
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Lopez – Dropping bombs

Lopez are three DJ/producers originally from Paraguay who have been making beat music for a few years now with releases on Keep Up! and Brownswood.

They lit up 64:5 with three ridiculously hot tracks, and have a pair of EP’s coming out in the next couple of weeks via Junodownload.com so 64bar spent some time chatting to Cosmo Lopez. (that’s the handsome one on the left of the picture above)

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64:6 artwork revealed


The artwork for the sixth #64barchallenge mix has been completed by leading abstract graffiti artist Remi/Rough.
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Likey the new look?


You’ll notice that this blog has had a lick of paint. We switched from Monchrome theme to Duster, how’s it look?

This blog started up in May 2010. It had 300 or so views in the first month. It then lay dormant until the launch of 64:4 when it had 800 views in both October and November. February saw figures reach the 1000 mark for the first time, and with 21 days of March gone, the blog has had 1400 visitors.

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64:6 voted up at 110 bpm


Users of the 64barmusic blog have voted for the next 64 bar challenge mix to come in at  110bpm.

The result of the poll is



 

That means that the sixth mix will be super close in tempo to the original 64 bar challenge mix, which was 108 bpm.  It seems there is a need for speed amongst the voters… 64:4 was 88bpm, 64:5 was 98 bpm, and now 64:6 will be 110bpm.

Already confirmed to get involved is a real rogues gallery. Remdog – in. Proof of Concept in. KAL – in, Becy, Techdef, James++ … all in.

There’s a few new faces in the cast list and all told, there’s about 25 people confirmed on the mix, all will be revealed soon..

DJ Food and Kovas will deliver the mix in July. 

To submit a track, use this link by June 1, 2011. Make it 64 bars long @ 110 bpm.. then tag on an 8 bar intro and 8 bar percussive outro to faciliate a lovely smooth mix that doesnt cut into people’s tracks too much.

More soon.
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