Represents Vol 1 – Cardiff vs Melbourne out now

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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.

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64 bar music orchestra show this week

64 bar Orchestra on Seeks MusicThe 64bar Orchestra show is now live here>>>http://www.mixcloud.com/seeksmusic/the-guest-list-the-64-bar-orchestra/ <<

It has been compiled by Cardiff based DJ and producer, DJ Kovas and will feature nothing but beats from the 64 bar music family.

Kovas is the instigator and curator of the 64 bar music project, which began in 2009 when the friends on the Ninja Tune forum got together to make mixes of their own music.

Six albums and 13000 downloads later, the show comes to Seeks Music, promising beats exclusively from the 64bar family.

The first in the Seeks Music shows kicks off with a Herma Puma rework of The Electric’s ‘We Rolling’, and ends with 16 minutes from the sixth 64bar challenge mix, mixed by DJ Food.

In between, there is a feature that outlines of the highlights of the 64 bar story, an interview with Devon’s finest, Kelp, and beats from the likes of DJ Moneyshot and Kobra Audio Labs.

The show is a audio soup of electronic styles, with some highlights by Million Way and lo lights from Dram Rider. Both artists appear on the forthcoming release from 64bar music, “Representz”, which is a showcase of beats from producers from Cardiff and Melbourne.

Get your snack on, and take an hour of your day to listen to the 64 bar orchestra, exclusive to Seeks Music.com

Hot live set from Becy

Becy in control
Becy, the antipodean knob turner, has come good with a 60 minute progressive mix.

It’s a loop based journey through her recent works and was recorded live using Abelton.

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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