Posts tagged: Creative Commons

plpl012: Schubotter – The Story About Spring

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The Story About Spring, let Schubotter tell you…

The Story about Spring by SCHUBOTTER


No Healing Through Pharma by SCHUBOTTER

The release includes two more remixes of ‘The Story About Spring’ by a:lex and Sebastian Albrecht.

Download the full release; plpl012 for free on PlusPlus Audio.

Offaudio 69 – MC94 – Distances 7CA

More Tech-step darkness in this Offaudio release, at varying tempos as well. Offaudio’s move towards a new sound in techno-land has it’s roots firmly in the (off-beat) Techno ground of the last decade. But combined with the Dub-step craze of lately this sound could become a crossover appreciated by both Techno and Dub-step-lovers.

I wonder how this new sound will turn out… Offaudio is promising big things to come..

Check it out here! You can find the download link below.

These tracks are released under: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported

Download here: Offaudio 69 – MC94 – Distances 7CA

Offaudio 68 – Dessben – Doss por Cuatro

The latest Offaudio release coincides with the newest version of the website; Offaudio 5.0

I’ve got the scoop on this one! Before the launch tomorrow (it’s out now), this is the only place where you’ll be able to hear this release. I’ll add a download link tomorrow after the release. (Done, check the player.)

Dessben, ruler and overlord of the dark techno force that is Offaudio. I found the label through research for my own label Prowess Records, trying to find out how other net-labels operate. I listened to over 20 gigs of music while looking for deeper meaning behind the Creative Common licenses. Offaudio delivered, and I’ve been following their releases ever since.

These tracks are released under: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported

Download here: Offaudio – Dessben – Doss Por Cuatro

Tech-step is the name of the style Dessben chose for his latest EP. I would have called it off-beat techno, something I haven’t heard in a long time. But, the influences from dub-step are obviously present and sets the EP apart from most ‘off-beat techno’ I played before. The dark brooding sound of filtered saws and looming deep basslines to drag you further into the experience combined with sound-effects and breaks remind me of Leftfield, experimental producers from the UK who combined techno, dub, and breaks into their own sound.

Though I’m not a dub-step enthusiast, I, for one, welcome this new tech-step sound into the evolutional gene-pool that is electronic music and it’s plethora of sub-genres. Where D’n’B listeners looked back for new inspiration and found it in dub-reggae, this, to me, feels like taking the concept and looking back to the break-beat oriented sound of Electro-funk from Detroid. It’s more like the former rather than the latter, but it gives an industrial feel which I haven’t heard in techno for quite a while. I’m loving the rhythmic beats and basslines and with 8 tracks on the EP, I feel spoiled. Gimme moar!

And if an exclusive review wasn’t enough, Dessben was so kind to give me a first look at the new design of the Offaudio website. Version 5.0 of the site is going to be unveiled to the public tomorrow (along with the new release) and it’s looking slick. Very clean, useful and still good to look at.

There should be a picture of Offaudio 5.0 here... If not, check if you're using IE and if so dump it for Firefox, Opera or Chrome.

The new website and EP will be launched tomorrow, Wednesday the 30th of June, 2010.

Offaudio 67 – KillMinimal – Learning To Say No EP

Sometime ago Offaudio already teased us with a little taste of things to come. It tasted good!

Now that Offaudio 67 is finally released, it’s time to check it out and share the music. When I started playing the EP, I thought Tweetdeck was going crazy! There’s a sound in the first track that sounds very similar to the sound the application makes when a new tweet appears.

My favorite track is “K De”, deep dark sounds with a lot of atmosphere, what’s yours?

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Offaudio 66 : Monokao – I’m Going To Tokyo

Another quality minimal techno release from netlabel Offaudio: Monokao – I’m going to Tokyo

This release’s name makes me very envious: “I’m going to Tokyo”. And as we all know, I wanna go back to Japan ASAP and apparently this guy is going to visit Japan’s fine capitol any time soon. Grrrr! I wanna go too! But, let’s be honest here; I wish him the best possible time, which I’m pretty sure he’ll have. (If the name of the EP is more than just a name, that is.)

I’m gonna be short about this release and let the rest of the deciding and imagination up to you: My favorite track is “Yes”, track number two on this EP. It’s squeaking melody gives it a groove to make the dancefloor bounce. The tracks overall are Beatport quality.

With that out of the way, I’m gonna go back to Smart.FM to work on my knowledge of the Japanese language so my return to Japan next summer will be a little bit more fluent speaking one: “東京に行きます。”

Listen here, or download it at:

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