Daily Archives: October 11, 2010

Apex Vibe – “Stay” [MP3]

Just ran into this track by one of our favorite reggae bands, Apex Vibe off the 1st Annual Summer Solstice “Reggae Rally Vol. 1” This is a very funky hit to enjoy and we encourage you to visit their site and download their new album “Elevate”

Apex Vibe – “Stay”

Handmade Music – Tips & Inspiration – Awesome Handmade CD Artwork

You hear the repeated chorus: music in the digital age has become meaningless and valueless, like turning on water from a tap in the middle of Rome. But, quietly, a movement is stirring that is reclaiming the value of music. Armed with nothing more sophisticated than markers, paper, collage materials, and imagination, they send mixes of music like grade school Valentines. Heck, they even use the mail. It makes the album more personal than it was even in its golden, mass-produced age.

Many of the practitioners in this case are returning to the cassette and mix tape. But I was also interested in handcrafting cases for demos, for your own music, and for mixes of Creative Commons-licensed and netlabel materials. Instead of just swapping behind our avatars and usernames on SoundCloud, it returns us to the glee of playing with markers and exchanging face-to-face.

If you’re in New York, we’ll be making our own musical packaging and then swapping records, starting with a 4:00 pm workshop on this Sunday 10/10/10 at the Lower East Side’s cozy (and tapas- and drink-stocked) Culturefix NY:

RSVPlocationFacebook; stay for the party, live music, and swap at 7p

But wherever you are, perhaps this Sunday you can make some handmade music.

Full Article, Slide show, & Tips Here

This is a really sweet article from the CreateDigitalMusic blog. Proof that value lies in the people. I think it’d be awesome if you could make a digital version of this, where artists can make their own collages and artwork on a touch screen, similar to an iPad, with a special pen or something. It would leave the custom feel but it would also be mass-producable and scalable. It also wouldn’t be hard for the artist to circulate a bunch of custom designs throughout their fan bases. It’s definitely something worth watching for.

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DJ DAX – Blockbusters Vol. 1 [Free Mixtape]

Cut Mixed and Scratched by DJ Dax.

Dax is seriously sick with it on the mix. This tape is definitely worth picking up. It’s awesome background music, and it’s free!

Track list

1)Diplomats-Salute
2)Cam’ron&Vado-Speakin Tongues
3)Vado-Polo
4)Jadakiss&Nicki Minaj-I think she likes me
5)Drake&Lil Wayne-Miss Me
6)Busta Rhymes-Stop the Party(remix)
7)T.I.-Yeah Ya Know
8)Young Jeezy&Drake-Lose my Mind(remix)
9)Rick Ross-Mc Hammer
10)Rick Ross&Styles P-B.M.F
11)Yung Joc-Yea Boy
12)Shawty Lo&Gucci Mane-Brids(remix)
13)Yo Gotti&Young Jeezy-White(Dax Cocaine Mix)
14)Waka Flocka Flame-Hard in the Paint

 

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Addison Station – “Home Tonight” [ALBUM]

Previously a Featured Artist on MusicWithoutLabels, Addison Station has just released their album, “Home Tonight” as a free download on the NewMusicGroove blog. Consisting of only 5 tracks they bring a nice rock feel to their poppy lyrical notion. Here is the opening song off the album entitled, “Falling”

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Fourth Dimension Live @ the THC Music Fest

Fourth Dimension is an amazing reggae group out of South Florida. They’re steadily blowing up, playing all over the country for bigger & bigger acts, including Snoop Dogg most recently. You definitely don’t want to miss their new CD, it’s pretty fire. http://www.4thdimension.org/


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