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2010-10-28

netlabels' tutti frutti


Netwaves goes eclectic: an update in a broad range of genres, right from the newest netlabel releases.
*** sorry for the terrible distorted quality in the first 5 minutes: you know, a non-profit volunteer radio ... sigh!

Downloadpage of the compilation + podcast:
http://www.archive.org/details/nws157 (new tab/window)

Listen to [nws157] netwaves 5.04: IDM: Idiot Dance Music?



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Playlist:

1 Y hoy es hora de alegrar - Plan Quinquenal
2 Spring will come (Time Pipelines Pt. II) - Zengineers
3 dynamite - Nei Licis
4 Grateful Song - Limb-Bow
5 Unreal (Album Version) - Garmisch
6 Another Girl - Gahzed feat. Entertainment for the Braindead
7 No More - Mirror Face
8 Earth's Answer - Metaharmoniks
9 Cloneroom - Microprocessor
10 Beat - Shigo Possible feat. Maluni
11 Step Out - T.A.S.Crew
12 Fabrique - Michael Hoffmann




2010-10-24

Quit Myspace Day


photo: captain simon's mandolin cc:by-nc

New Music Strategies calls for a massive quitting of MySpace on 24th oct. Netwaves' MySpace page is already more than 1 year in passive mode, and maybe we will quit Rupert Murdoch's shit, but i can't find the delete button. Does anyone know how to quit?

Link: http://www.newmusicstrategies.com/2010/10/23/the-time-has-come-its-quit-myspace-day/
Link netwaves' MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/netwaves

One of the people behind New Music Strategies is Andrew Dubber who wrote a very interesting and must-read book (free pdf) about the music business online:
"The 20 things you MUST know about music online"

An excerpt: "There is also the story about how the internet is �killing� the record industry. Downloading, and the practice of burning CDs is single-handedly responsible for the impending demise of the major labels, causing the decline of high street retail and is undermining traditional, �natural� models of music distribution and consumption � and consequently preventing rights holders from receiving their deserved reward for their part in the creative process.
Nonsense.
In fact, technology does not �cause� these things. Technology changes and we choose our response. We have agency and can negotiate these shifts in media, as long as we understand them as they happen."


Link to download or read: http://www.newmusicstrategies.com/2007/03/16/the-20-things-you-must-know-about-music-online/




2010-10-20

IDM: Idiot Dance Music?


You know this kind of music: you can dance on it, but don't know how to call the genre. This music all ends up with the IDM tag: according to some people Idiot Dance Music, for others Intelligent Dance Music, netwaves calls it, well, IDM.

Downloadpage of the compilation + podcast:
http://www.archive.org/details/nws156 (new tab/window)

Listen to [nws156] netwaves 5.03: IDM: Idiot Dance Music?



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Playlist:

1 North - Zhenya Ringo
2 Winning ugly - Canary Fontaine
3 Prestige - Siggy Blooms
4 farou - alec troniq
5 Boulogne Sur Mer - TkY
6 I can't believe (dreamix) - Motor
7 Vlozm - Ohuican
8 Why Does Everybody - Les Freres Courvoisier
9 The Sky Turned - Feldmaus (feat. Imachi Akira)
10 The haze - Remix - Mystified




2010-10-15

new Belgian netlabel

Listen to the birth of a new Belgian netlabel: pjoew.
Click on the cover for the parking of the first release "Transmission #01".





Total Tendencies - Olkin Donder
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Link: http://www.archive.org/details/PJ001-transmission01_70




netwaves: 8bitpeoples anthology


8bitpeoples is one of the oldest netlabels playing around (started 1999) and specialised in 8bit or chiptunes music. This week netwaves is bringing an anthology of their catalogue.

Downloadpage of the compilation + podcast:
http://www.archive.org/details/nws155 (new tab/window)

Listen to [nws155] netwaves 5.02: 8bitpeoples



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Playlist:

1 ode2mypixel - nullsleep
2 White Russian - Lo-Bat.
3 blitter blaiter - starPause
4 blue lens - yuppster
5 Void Traveller - Linde
6 Boy Afraid - Role Model
7 El Camino de Tu Casa a la M�a - minusbaby
8 usabikch - M-,-n
9 emjayakle - starPause
10 Zoe - Mesu Kasumai
11 Yourmachi - Coova and Bud Melvin
12 Gianna - Factor6
13 Arabl�karen - Dorothy's Magic Bag
14 mYMelody - Stu
15 I-tron (the other lindsay) - sabastian boaz
16 Ter4 - Goto80
17 A Farewell to Parms - minusbaby
18 trapizoid - tangible
19 Science Fiction Man - Dorothy's Magic Bag




2010-10-07

netlabels' son of a beach!


Netwaves enters its 5th year, or version 5.0. This week lots of chilly, loungy tunes from those netlabels' sons of a beach.

Downloadpage of the compilation + podcast:
http://www.archive.org/details/nws154 (new tab/window)

Listen to [nws154] netwaves 5.01: electronic netlabelism



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Playlist:

1 Iki lol-love dub - Arrogalla remixes dr dub
2 chemtrails (stratosphere mix) - psycoded
3 Fading Memory Of Lake And Sunset - Georg Hekt
4 Rise - Morandi Experiment
5 Driving - Xtrng
6 The Prophecy Song (low mix) - The O.P.
7 Sadness - Trio groove Solnyshqo
8 Hidden - MNSN
9 Babylon (no samples edit) - rataxes
10 Pluton - Lybra
11 Pandemrix - Falk




2010-10-02

open source as alternative

Are you looking for a free, open alternative for iTunes, Dreamweaver or Photoshop? Just have a look at the open source as alternative / osalt website: there you look up the commercial product, then osalt will guide you to a catalogue of alternatives, all free open source projects.

The why of open source software, from their website
"By choosing an open source product, the user obtains a number of advantages compared to commercial products. Besides the fact that open source is always available for free, it is a transparent application, in that you are invited exclusively behind the scenes to view all source code and thereby to suggest improvements to the product. Furthermore, every product is covered by a large dedicated network, or community, who is more than willing to answer any questions, you may have."

Link: http://www.osalt.com/