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



Eight questions with Techdef

With the Sixth 64barchallenge being baked to perfection in time for it’s September send off, 64 bar thought it might be a good idea to ask the major players some questions, first up, it’s New York city’s Techniken Defunkus.

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DJ Food to mix up 64 bar challenge vol 6

Solid Steel mainstay and Ninja-Tune icon, DJ Food, will add his creative weight to the 64bar challenge as the DJ of the sixth mix in the series.

Food, aka Strictly Kev, will become the fourth DJ to get involved and wil deliver the mix with Kovas in July.

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killer tomato makes ANOTHER UK dj final

So, our  boy KT is set for another UK final, following on from his recent appearence at the UK DMC‘s. This time he’s in the Red Bull 3style final.

Here’s the scoop from his blog:

“Last week Redbull‘s international DJ comp rolled into Cardiff for the South west leg of their UK Tour. Headed by Kissy Sellout, the competion focus more on mixing and tune selection than your normal DJ battle. If anything its quite a refreshing alternative to the head to head turntablist battle. The rules are as follows, play a minimum of 3 genres over 15 minutes, Djs are marked on crowd response record selection and technical ability.”

He continues: “I was up first. I had planned my set over two days and hit it almost perfectly. With few people in the club there was little crowd response so I managed to get through on technical ability and tune selection.
“So I am through to the UK final in Koko’s London on the 17th of November. If anyone would like to come down I have a number of concessions guest list places, email me and I will put you on the list. Hit him up through his blog
He says he’ll post a vid of his performance soon.

watch digitonal doing it


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