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 

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Melbourne Representz


Artists from Melbourne will collaborate on a project dubbed Melbourne Representz, coming June 2011.

The project comes from the production house that conceived the 64barchallenge mix series, where contributors submit a track at an elected tempo, 64 bars in length. It’s then up to a DJ to piece it all together to form a coherent mix.

And now Melbourne becomes the second city to embrace the concept, after artists in Cardiff kick-started the concept last week.

Already signed up for the gig is Becy.  She has submitted tracks for both the fourth and fifth 64barchallenge mixes, and revealed why she wanted to play her part in organising the mix.

She said: Representz is a creation of an entirely new piece of work, collaboratively, cross-genres not a track, not a set, but something else.

“It’s a unique way to meet and interact with new people.

And Becy, who released on Vim records earlier this year explained how the creative process differs because of the rules of the project. “You can have an intense little nugget of creativity without the long process of creating a track, so it can be a bit spontaneous.”

Other names who’ve committed to the project include Ehsan Gelsi, Evan Sparks, Kultrun ,Enclave, Funkedub, John King, Pat Stormont, Komplex, all well known names in Melbourne.

To vote for a tempo, use the poll below. Voting closes on March 1, 2011 and the mix is expected in June.

If you’re in Melbourne, and would like to get involved in this project, leave a comment and we’ll be in touch real soon

Ning a ding ding

We’re on Ning, and no one is sure why yet.. but please join us

Bobby Corridor lays down the edutainment

The Fresh Start To The Meek show, presented by Bobby Corridor, on Mondays on Ustream has produced some gems of hip hop mixduggery. So, your man BosBos has kinda hosted them all in one place. It’s huge and will only get bigger as the weeks’ continue.

Bobby Corridor is one of the true hip hop historians/rap recounters.  He found his way onto 64:1 with a brooding, and stealthy tune and then practically owned 64:2 with four tracks making the final mix.

But he is most widely known for his table skills. The  melancholy flowers mixes soothed many a broken heart, but for the FSTTM project it was his aim to go back, way back… and dust off a stack of records from the late 80s/early 90s for your listening enjoyment. Some tunes from the FSTTM series you’ll recognise, others have been dug so deep they’ve practically been buried way below the streets of Brooklyn/Los Angeles for the past few decades. Time to hand it over to Bobby C… class is now in session.

BC: “In a vain attempt to get a few more listeners to my regular(ish) Monday night Ustream ish, I decided to “theme” them up a bit. Everyone loves a theme, put things in a box and it’s easier to follow than if you leave it all over the floor. And putting things in a box has been very enjoyable too. Not only have I been able to vaguely justify buying and storing old records, it’s also lead to some reflection on the past, the best what eva done it and so on (and on and on, to the break of dawn).”

Click >>this<< to listen to the mixes

Fonck EP at Juno Records

Fonck EP at Juno Records.

That’s right 64bar contributor Tom M has new music available for purchase.

And here’s the reveal from their website, “Keep Up! Records unveils brand new signing Bestboygrip complete with his debut EP Fonck. Those with their ears to the ground will be aware that the Germany-based Bestboy is well-known within the drum n bass world under a different moniker. But this is the Bestboy cutting loose for a minute and kicking out some modern disco jams with one foot in the past and the other in the future. This is the sound of an 80s Boogie, Synthesizer, Library Music and B-Movie obsessive.”

“Fonck is the slow-paced opener with heavy-hitting synth drums but reflective keyboard narrative. One of Keep Up! Records’ favourite producers Architeq provides a dubby, spacey remix sounding like something Luke Vibert might have included on his Nuggets Library compilations. On the flipside the pace quickens with the flexible bassline but tight groove of Copyright. The EP closes with the house-tinged Cross My Mind, which builds on the strong melody-lead theme of the other tracks even further with the aid of catchy synth lead and vocal hooks. The Fonck EP sits comfortably next to artists such as Faze Action, LCD Soundsystem and Ilija Rudman. Just the way Keep Up! likes its modern disco.”

 

watch digitonal doing it

Live!!

Our newest recruit, Andy Digitonal is doing his thing in Camden.

Here’s the spec: Thursday 4th November: InSpiral Lounge: Camden, London: 8pm. Free entry.

With support from Marconi Union DJs and Keyboard Choir DJs, plus cellist Jo Quail.

“It’s like Enya, with balls” – said Miggins, of AGT Rave Cru fame