Bad Panda Records
Free-download label releasing a new Creative Commons licensed song every monday
We’ve been into Pick a Piper debut album lately (out on Mint Records now), a unique bland of electronic-dance music structures, afrobeat polyrhythmic percussion, atmospheric sound design and loopy melodies. Hailing from Toronto, the project was formed by Caribou drummer Brad Weber, along with Angus Fraser, Dan Roberts and various guests.
Prolific Luxembourg producer Sun Glitters is here reworking All Her Colours (one our fav tracks of the year, featuring John Schmersal from Enon and Brainiac) with pitch-shifted vocals and chopped-up melodies.
“It was a hard work judging all the tracks submitted to “Tutto Bene” remix contest due to their high quality, but Bad Panda Records and me finally found a winner, and he is…..HLMNSR!!! Congratulations, totally deserved!!” (Jolly Mare)
Thank you to everyone for participating, you can listen to all the entries here. There were too many great ones to choose from – shout out to SpinOFF, Marco Vella, The Rejected, Inshape and M. Sage.
João Pedro Costa is a portuguese beat-maker based in Utrecht producing, under the moniker of LASERS, ghostly ambience befitting gelid wistfulness, dark winters and biting chill inspired by musicians as Boards of Canada or Eskmo. Here’s the new track, Seed.
Where do you live actually?
I’m from Porto, Portugal but now I’m living in Utrecht, The Netherlands
What is the last thing you ate?
Lately: Coffee! And sadly, cigarrettes.
What do you collect?
I collect analog photographs that I take from time to time. http://fivetwentie.tumblr.com/
What sound or noise do you love?
I love every crushing/crackling sound like for example crushing a paper or the crackle of a burning fire.
Loucura, by Mário de Sá Carneiro.
Which song do you listen to when you wake up?
It really depends on how I feel when I wake up. But lately, anything by Beach House.
A song for relaxing on a beach?
New Theory by Washed Out.
Your sunday morning track?
Normally Sunday morning means hangover, so I would say no music, just silence. I love silence.
What about Creative Commons?
I think CC is the way every music should be released. For me, music is to be listened and shared at no cost. If you want to make some money out of your music, just play live and charge for that instead.
Best concert attended?
Caribou at Paredes de Coura Festival.
Favorite place on earth?
Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?
Any tropical beach with endless Mojitos would be fine.
@fascinated Any resemblance to real events and/or to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental
Curious to to check out what @dubber and @webgypsy cooked up to reinvent music radio http://t.co/CtFf4mNTq5 #MusicTechFest
@soundboy La Paradeta if you like seafood. And palau de la musica catalana, might be a great Detour venue :)
@jpage ;) (now hanging out in the hack room, coming back upstairs in a bit)
@jpage just have read your msg on fb, going to say hi for sure! (i'm wearing a @readmill t-shirt) #musictechfest
@james_hamlin what if @whosampled became a platform that would help and make easier the process of sample clearance? #MusicTechFest
@shadowmelody1 that was a fascinating talk. my only question to @dubber is: when the documentary will be out? :) #MusicTechFest
Great points by @oisinlunny and @elasticengine on future of labels yesterday, now waiting for @dubber's talk #musictechfest
@Fiorinna_Diaz hello Fiorinna!
[BadPanda206] Twos - Between Ones & Threes EP http://t.co/bUAq98X97z
FCO ✈ LTN
Who's going to @MusicTechFest in #LDN? Good to find @dubber @robowenmac @shufflerfm @wemakeawesomesh @exfm in the line-up #MusicTechFest
@nikhilshah probably day and night. still not sure if i'll make it to the @secretsundaze. also going to http://t.co/2JdgPpq00x, you?
@nickgrossman that would be nice. my fav are @futuristpaul http://t.co/jSpYr41hTg @stoweboyd @sidewinderfm @seaninsound @vinylcocktails
@nikhilshah yes sir! hope to see you there
Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
Before we go much further I want to just be clear about what I mean by selling. I don’t mean that glengarry glenn ross dude with the leads, or that pushy guy trying to force you to buy something. Fuck that shit. I think that selling is about authentically sharing with someone what you believe in, carefully listening to to what they believe in, and finding the places where those are in alignment.
Listen to any website, RSS feeds & PDF docs, on the go
This is one angle for enabling a monitor-free experience.
Captive Atria and Living in Public - on the value of public space in general, and more specifically on the web.
The Web We Lost - although somewhat nostalgic, a smart look at where we were a few year ago and where we ended up now.
Rebuilding the Web We Lost - where can we go if we think of creating the web and interactive spaces as public spaces
The single most important decision we can make in a connected world is who to follow. - Stowe Boyd
Despite the name they’re not french. Despite the fact that their music has been defined as Balearic Disco, they actually come from Gotheburg (SE). After the two critically acclaimed EP’s On Trade Winds (2006) and No Way Down (2008), Joel Karlsson split from former bandmate Henrik Markstedt leaving fans breathless and eager for more of their romantic and breezy tunes. Here, Joel opens up about his music taste, emotions and stealing alcohol from parents. http://theairfrance.tumblr.com/
Dreaming of naked teenagers with long hair laying in trees, endless summers, a mansion underwater, living in a rock at the riviera with sexy mermaids whispering: “We are getting it on and won’t leave before six in the morning!”? About time to treat yourself with Parasol’s latest Beachfreaks compilation -an anticipated new mix of hairy freaked-out psychedelic pop from the 1970s.
This mix was undusted and pieced together by Parasol Island’s creative director and hardcore collectore Charles Bals. Most of the obscure bondfire disco tracks came from ungoogleable vinyl singles, salvaged from the far reaches of a sunken Europe underground disco culture, and available through his online store Cosmic Dudes. So bring the banana lounge, shades and beach ball and follow us to the endless summer!
Miles just called and said he wants this album to be titled: “BITCHES BREW”. Please advise.
This makes me so optimistic about “music industry”.
Don’t Forget that Fan Is Short For Fanatic
I love the idea of crowd funding concerts and I think it’s awesome that Songkick is helping facilitate Detourjam. Hot Chip is a great case study proving that if you give fans social power and a chance they will organize and create an amazing event.
via songkick blog
“Enjoying popular music makes everything better.
You’re at the mall? You’ll almost certainly be hearing that new Bruno Mars song, so might as well learn how to sing along while you’re sifting through khakis.
Buying a hot new slice of consumer electronics? You know you’re gonna be hitting up tech support sooner or later, and guess who’s always on hold music? Beyoncé.
If you have any younger relatives, you will feel whole when you finally learn how to take them to Carly Rae Jepsen concerts and enjoy the music for what it is: a simple plastic beacon that has the power to become a positive touchstone for everyone in a society to have something in common… if they’ll just let it.
thomasraukamp: Ever wondered who wrote the beautiful music for the new Facebook video explaining the network’s upcoming design? It’s Keith Kenniff’s work. And here it is.12523 plays
On repeat. mediajorge: Herbert - You Saw It All (DJ Koze Mix)36226 plays
Dreaming of naked teenagers with long hair laying in trees, endless summers, a mansion underwater, living in a rock at the riviera with sexy mermaids whispering: “We are getting it on and won’t leave before six in the morning!”? About time to treat yourself with Parasol’s latest Beachfreaks compilation -an anticipated new mix of hairy freaked-out psychedelic pop from the 1970s. This mix was undusted and pieced together by Parasol Island’s creative director and hardcore collectore Charles Bals. Most of the obscure bondfire disco tracks came from ungoogleable vinyl singles, salvaged from the far reaches of a sunken Europe underground disco culture, and available through his online store Cosmic Dudes. So bring the banana lounge, shades and beach ball and follow us to the endless summer!1844 plays
heywhoreallycares: This is my own view of Self-Esteem by my phantasmagoric friend ‘Dumbo Gets mad’.42908 plays
These are the most beautiful words about Indian Wells so far. Night Drops is now available for orders (limited to 100, hand-signed CD-s) and free download. verbreverb: Indian Wells - Deuce A render of surroundings in a removed state of being. Adjusting, relocating, dislocating to your view. “Deuce” is one of two off of Indian Wells upcoming debut Night Drops, coming in June via Bad Panda. I clenched my jaw, overbite penetrating bottom teeth, and my face chattered. As it shook my vision disfigured, and the mountains I was staring at became zigzagged cliffs. Etched like angular scars on night skin, staggering and jumping away, sharp-cornered stitching, the mountain lines zigzagged with my watch, shake, and intent on remembering how they dislocated with me.5875 plays
soundcloud: SoundClouder of the Day | Indian Wells - Wimbledon 1980 Making ambient, electronic audio built around the sounds of bouncing tennis balls and rackets, Indian Wells inventive music is here for you to listen to as today’s SoundClouder of the Day. http://snd.sc/LULSRz10868 plays
Bert Jansch & John Renbourn - Stepping Stones [Bert And John, 1966]11 plays
Nicolas Jaar - Ishmael (Abdullah Ibrahim cover live at Maida Vale BBC Studios in London) 21 years old comparative literature student at Brown University, son of chiliean conceptual artist (Alfredo Jaar), already well-known in the dj scene but inspired by Mulatu Astatke and Erik Satie, his live is officially one of my favorite new shows.I bet on him.64479 plays
Efrim Manuel Menuck - i am no longer a motherless child [Plays “High Gospel”, 2011] From the almighty Constellation Records, solo album by (A Silver Mt Zion/Godspeed You Black Emperor member) Efrim Menuck came out yesterday and it’s streaming here. And it’s beautiful.None plays
Phil Cook and His Feat - Ballad Of A Hungry Mother [Hungry Mother Blues, 2011] Phil Cook from Megafaun. Free download on bandcamp. “Providing us with unaltered instrumentals, Cook creates a score that invokes a polite nod to John Fahey, Elizabeth Cotton, and the finger-picking, slide stylings of early 20th century country and blues. With guitar, banjo, and dobro in hand, Phil Cook and His Feat offer up Hungry Mother Blues.” (aquarium drunkard)10 plays
The Orange Alabaster Mushroom - Tree Pie [Space And Time: A Compendium, 2001] Psychedelic sounds from the-not-so-far 00s.97 plays
David Byrne & Marisa Monte — Aguas de Março (Waters of March) (Antonio Carlos Jobim Cover) [Red Hot + Rio, 1996] Probably one of the best cover ever, recorded for the benefit compilation album Red Hot + Rio, who paid tribute to the Brazilian Tropicalia sounds. On June 28 will be released “Red Hot + Rio: 2” that will feature Dirty Projectors, of Montreal, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Beck, Beirut, Devendra Banhart, Madlib, José González. The Red Hot organization is also the group responsible for 2009’s “Dark Was The Night” compilation that was curated by the Dessner Brothers (The National).1626 plays
The Andrew Oldham Orchestra - The Last Time (Rolling Stones Songbook, 1965) Also known as: The Verve - The Bittersweet Symphony29 plays
Blonde Redhead - For the Damaged Coda (Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons, 2000)30 plays
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - Egyptian Reggae (1977) Riot like an egyptian!92 plays
Bot’Ox - Slow Burn (feat. Mark “Bogus” Kerr) [Babylon By Car, 2010] Bot’ox debut (= Cosmo Vitelli + Tekel, french touch alert ) is easily in my top 10 album of last year. No big hype, except their Blue Steel in one famous ad. Mix krautrock, electronic french music and epicness and you have Bot’Ox debut album.10 plays
Depeche Mode - Freelove (Bertrand Burgalat Version) Discovering the genius of Bertrand Burgalat, head of Tricatel label (house of Donna Regina, Pizzicato Five, High Llamas and tons of other great music). Burgalat is well-known for his cool, breezy 1960s-style pop sound, something he has lent to his production work with Air, April March, A.S Dragon, Dalcan, Jad Wio, Mick Harvey, Louis Philippe and the French writer Michel Houellebecq. Amazing atmospheres between french touch and jazzy psychedelia. Check it out.10 plays
Le Orme - Ad Gloriam (Ad Gloriam, 1969) Colas at 42records / stereogram reminded that Caribou closed his dj-set in Rome with this italian psychedelic gem (recently re-edited for the Ocean’s 11 soundtrack) at 5am creating a super-surreal atmosphere. Play and Repeat.279 plays
Azari & III – Into The Night (Nicolas Jaar Remix) Nico never fails.10 plays
The Divine Comedy – At The Indie Disco [Bang Goes The Knighthood, 2010] Not in love with “best of the year” lists, but this is one of the winners.20 plays