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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Killer Tomato: On the guest list

Killer Tomato 64:5 DJ, Mr Killer Tomato speaks to 64barmusic, 0n the day he heard the tracks for the forthcoming mix.

Killer Tomato has been charged with splicing the 30 something tracks submitted for the fifth 64barchallenge mix, and if his vigorous head nodding is anything to go by, it’s something he’s going to enjoy.

“There’s a broad range of producers on there,” he observed. And he’s right. Not only broad in terms of age and profile, but broad in terms of geography.

Lets see, in this mix there are contributors based as far a field as China and Canada, Australia and France and that makes for a canvas of colours perfect for a painter of sounds.

To extend this slightly dodgy metaphor, Killer Tomato now is the man with the brushes and easel… painters use easels right?

Anyhow, making this mix is right up KT’s street. He said: “I first heard about 64barmusic through the blog site, there was quite a lot of buzz. And then Kovas actually called me up and asked if I wanted to get involved.

“There’s some really tight production on there. You’ve got the likes of Moneyshot, Rubberfunk and more it’s a privilege to be working with these people.

“I’ll be using Abelton Live to make the mix. I won’t be time stretching and warping, but just using it to sequence the sections I’ll mix on the turntables. Then I’ll add some cuts and master it.”

Killer Tom is super modest, so let your blog author makes some noise on his behalf. This man’s mixes are smart, highly crafted and clever. You can check them here

Find out more at his homepage

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

Abstractions by Mr Fitz

 

Bringing sexy back

Bringing sexy back

 

Yes yes blogging for the world now. Three posts in three days from 64towers just politely linking to some of the other happenins out there. Mr Fitz has provided the eye candy with a 10/10 flickr stream

>>>click this<<<

If you click it you’ll see the art he describes as “holding your camera out the window of a moving car”

So with Mr Fitz being a New Yorker – you like how in some of his shots he’s managed to create what looks like an alien world full of atmosphere, from our own humble, humdrum planet.

Mr Fitz is also Techniken Defunkus – a name continually spelt wrong on every occasion. He’s been master of at least four tracks in the 64bc catalogue.