Exactly a year ago today, I made my very first post on here. Writing for a music blog had been a aspiration of mine, but I never thought I'd have the supply of tracks to work with it. I applied to ilictronix both times positions became available, and in hindsight my first effort was not exactly stellar to say the least. When I saw that positions were open last year, I attempted again, this time with much more effort and a lot more music experience under my belt. for a long time reader of music blogs it was a dream come true, if a bit overwhelming wondering what to post and hoping people will like what you put up; I eventually settled into it, and here we are now.
What's changed in the time between then and now? well, quite a lot actually: everything from my writing style and the ever growing record collection of mine to life in general has changed in some way. For example, if you'd have told me a year ago I'd be an art student, I wouldn't believe you. Then there's Photography which was something people always told me I should do, so I did. That's going pretty well too, resulting in some snazzy artsy stuff like what you see above (why yes, that is me in the picture). This new creative centric work regime is something I never thought I'd like, but I do, the freedom you're allowed compared to other subjects is quite something.
But enough about me, let's talk about you. Or rather, your music. First up is a track I really wanted to include in my first post but couldn't get ahold of it in time, more Boards Of Canada's early stuff that's more techno based than their later work.
Boards Of Canada - June 9th [click to download] |HTML5|
Now I know you all hate on the cliché dubstep sound, but there's two sides to every coin, right? Here's something comparable to Pangaea's Router that was posted a while back, check it out if you're looking for some lighthearted sounds and not shelf wobbling basslines.
D1 - Chocolate Orange [click to download] |HTML5|
Next is the first ever Nightmares On Wax track (well, tracks) I heard, originally made for 1999's Carboot Soul, it instead appeared on the soundtrack to 2000 film Kevin & Perry Go Large along with Ethinc Majority from Carboot Soul. I still think it's one of NOW's best ever tracks.
Nightmares On Wax - Emotion / Sweet Harry [click to download] |HTML5|
And just because I'm on an electro kick at the moment (and I know some of you won't read any of this anyway) take a break from my usually eclectic track selections and enjoy some of my favourite electro tunes I've collected over the years. Some are old, some are new, turn off the light, read a book. you are ready.
Siriusmo - Feed My Meatmachine [click to download] |HTML5|
Vitalic - You Are My Sun [click to download] |HTML5|
Peaches - More [click to download] |HTML5|
Mr. Oizo - Monday Massacre [click to download] |HTML5|
The Knife - We Share Our Mothers' Health (Live) [click to download] |HTML5|
Shinichi Osawa - Detonator (Hervé's UXB Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|
Felix Da Housecat - Ready 2 Wear (Benny Benassi Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|
The Aston Shuffle - Stomp Yo Shoes (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|
Alex Gopher - Brain Leech (Bugged Mind Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|
Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat (The Teenagers Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|
Toasted Until Browned,
-Claude Van Foxbat