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

Check this from Loose Shark Tooth

Before the eponymous L S T album drops from Loose Shark Tooth this Summer, an EP of 4 disposable songs has been released through Bandcamp for free download

Loose Shark Tooth is the new guise of artist and 64 bar veteran Remi Rough, and is as minimal, textured and colourful as his paintings.

The L S T project has been over a year in the making and an EP of remixes from A La Fu, Mike Ladd, Kelp, SasqWax and 4X4 Tracktor is also en route…

The forthcoming album; L S T, also features songstress Bella Wilde, Singer songwriter Elia and Mike Ladd.

Look out for it. When it is released, we’ll be sure to flag it up on this blog.

Represents Vol 1 – Cardiff vs Melbourne out now

Click this to listen on Mixcloud here http://www.mixcloud.com/sixtyfourbarmusic/represents_vol1_cardiff-vs-melbourne-64barmusic/
Click this to listen on Mixcloud

The latest offering from 64 bar music is a mix of tracks produced from artists based in Cardiff and Melbourne and is the first in the Represents series

The first part of the mix comes from the people of Cardiff, with all tracks at the elected tempo of 114. The second half of the mix is 128bpm, the producers from Melbourne choosing the classic techno tempo for their work.

“The Represents concept was born at a Soundcloud meetup last year”, said Kovas from 64 bar music.

“It’s an extension of the 64barchallenge mixes originally completed by the members of the NinjaTune forum. The only differnence is the locations of the producers. “

Rebecca Coates aka Becy10 co-ordinated the project in Australia. The 10 tracks from Melbourne can loosely be described as progressive, dark techno.

The Cardiff mix is also largely electronic, and features tracks from seven different beatmakers.

An EP of selected tracks will be available from http://64barmusic.bandcamp.com/ on May 1.

Thanks to Bobby Corridor and Melbourne’s unknown DJ for mixing this.

Hint – Crash and burn

Hint’s new vinyl only release on Tru Throughs is getting alot of love from some famous names, so here’s the video to enjoy

Like it? Buy it here

Kelp remixes K.A.L

Remix of “Coke Ovens” by Kobra Audio Labs. Please see the original tune at:

http://kobra-audio.co.uk/releases/dumb-heroes-ep/

and get yourself a copy of the fantastic Two Blue Towers while you’re at it. Essential listening.

New episode of 64 Bar Orchestra, now on Seeks Music

Click the image to listenThe 64 Bar Orchestra is a collection of beats by the producers from the 64 bar project. This show features exclusives soon released on Disfigured Dubz from Echo Park, Brand New Music from DJ Food, and a 20 minute excerpt taken from the fifth 64 bar challenge mix.
There’s an interview with beat maker Pete Sasqwax and a taster of the 64 bar music album Boundaries, released in January on Ninjatune.
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