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Various artists - Let's Talk About Muertepop #2 (muerte009)

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Various artists - Let's Talk About Muertepop #2 (muerte009)

Blues electronica

Ok, a bit late, but better late than never. The latest release from the beloved muertepop label from Italy. And they did a very good job and are back with a sinful collection of ten tracks created by artists around the world. From flawless pop like 'Real Air To Use' by Background Radiation over electropop-like music like 'Kids Like Silence' by Silence Is Sexy to the deeper, sometimes experimental side of melancholic electronica with 'Mind Sheep' by Nakao::: and 'Mente', this various artists compilation is a wonderful example for quality independent music in my eyes. The music fits perfect into these colder and darker autumn days - at least here in germany...

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Score: 8.0, Votes: 1

Various Artists - Superconductivity (krem005)

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Various Artists - Superconductivity (krem005)

Massive tech compilation

This one comes from Sweden – Kreatur Music drops a massive compilation with a lot fresh artists as well as some well-known netaudio veterans like Ronnie Pries and Marko Fuerstenberg. The compi features many styles of contemporary techno and minimal dance music in a perfect quality. Traditional techno, some maaaassive dub-tech, blip house, microfunk and several forms of abstractism. Get into this steam-machine blast of energy and move ya ears & feet...

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Score: 8.0, Votes: 1

netBloc Volume 5 - The threat at Goliath's feet... (BSCOMP05)

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netBloc Volume 5 - The threat at Goliath's feet... (BSCOMP05)

Fresh compilation von BlocSonic

Again, a well flavoured mix from recent creative commons gems. Very nice compiled, gives you a taste, again in a wide range of styles. Go and get it!

Please right-click on tracks to download them!

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Score: 8.0, Votes: 1

Alterlabel - Alterlabel sampler Vol2 - VA

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Alterlabel - Alterlabel sampler Vol2 - VA

French underground music compilation

This one on Alterlabel from France is only downloadable in one piece of zip. My first impressions of this release were very mixed - but after hearing this one several times it's become more and more prominence in my playlists. Some songs are very nice, some more meaningless... but that's personal taste. Overall, this is a quite good, very relaxed and sometimes melancholic compilation of contemporary french underground - music ranges from indy-hop over electronica to folk-flavoured songs. You can pre-listen this release only on Jamendo , unfortunately they don't provide seperated mp3 tracks. My personal favorites are track 6 & 10 from Kid Charlemagne, and track 19, Already dead from Krank. Taste it!

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Score: 9.0, Votes: 1

Wundertunes Spring Compilation

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Wundertunes Spring Compilation

Our first compilation

Yep, it's done. Here comes our first online compilation full of selected netaudio pearls. Steppin' through different styles and genres but still looking for the 'special track'.

Starting with the extraordinary folktronic piece Carte postale from Bacanal Intruder . Second track is is the nice campfire song Away with words by Crepusculum , taken from the fantastic Electronica unplugged release (aerotone).

Next, again folk-coloured electronica from Héctor Zarate with Coke, Cigarettes And You (whole ep) followed by one of my favourites - Lucrecia from Colombia with Let's pretend - what a wonderful song... Daniel Maze takes us down a step deeper into great electro-acoustic electronica with Whats Your Poison (whole ep) before Loafeye drops down still deeper with his fantastic Drinking Rosewater.

After this Acidhead impresses with his remix of Handful of dust from Fabryka, until the digital dub-rockers from Illyah & Ltd. Candy invites for a dance (or even other things...) with Fight The Formation. You're a versatile dancer? Cool, stay on the floor and take RMF's Rhodesia. Once on the floor, keep falling deep into Deymare's Smalltown poem, a deep understated house track. Easy Changes are now coming up with the perfect minimal glitches of Imagine, so stay tuned to the floor. You'll maybe thinking about steppin' off the dancefloor when hearing the first seconds of Esta fiesta apesta from Trópico esmeralda, a wild electro-jazz orgy, but hold on, because now you will get in touch with Perdón from Sintecoraz , a wonderful chiptronika song with much much soul and melody.

Lomov will let you slowly come down to earth with Opvox. Finally, Nest closes our first selection with the wonderful piano track lodge.

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Score: 8.6, Votes: 5

Fabryka - Handful of dust Remixes (DHS0030)

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Fabryka - Handful of dust Remixes (DHS0030)

Remixes for a classy track

What a powerful and well-balanced remix ep! First, you should know the full release Testing Toys from fabryka which was released on dharmasound beginning of april. One of the best tracks, Handful of Dust, a truly pop-hit, is now interpreted by several artists from the dharmasound roaster like Musetta, Acidhead, Kurregomma and Reverse Engineering. And they all do a very very good job. Acidhead's version is a resilient, fluffy independent pop dream, Musetta interpreted the original track in wonderful swing, Reverse Engineering worked out a bit more industrial touch and finally Kurregomma flashs an ode with some 8bit tone-generators and let the sid chips burn. Plus an extra-fine Fabryka live jazz cut with acoustic setup at the Controfestival. Absolut, absolut wonderful! Download more than recommended!

Download tracks with right-click and 'save-as...'

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Score: 7.4, Votes: 5

netbloc Vol 4 - Soundtrack for the coming revolution - VA

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netbloc Vol 4 - Soundtrack for the coming revolution - VA

Once again - a new compilation from blocsonic. It contents a selection of 10 tracks from from various netlabels, genre-hopping from hip-hop and trip-Hop to unplugged eectronica, post-rock, indie to drum & bass. Fine compilation with the right sense for styles and tracks.

Download the tracks with right-click and 'save as'...

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Score: 7.5, Votes: 2

Various Artists - Portrait (trip01)

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Various Artists - Portrait (trip01)

Exquisite independent acoustics & electronics

Here comes tripostal, a free sub-label for the belgian independent micro-label carte postale records from namur. With an exciting first-off-compilation featuring various artists with unbelievable electronica, folktronica, indie and ambient. Some of them released on Carte Postale in the past, some of them were totally unknown for me till now. Floating through finest campfire-folk, glitchy electronica, pop-hymns, country-ballads, ambient and so much more in between for real and virtual camfires. No filler, just killer. This one is an absolute recommended release! This one was released in february - if you don't have it - get it. NOW!

Pre-listen with arrow button and download with right-click ans save... Note: The tracks are hosted on archive.org, due to big traffic and slow servers, the streaming could be disrupted.

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Score: 7.0, Votes: 3

Deep.Mitch - We are all prostitutes - Netlabels mix

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Deep.Mitch - We are all prostitutes - Netlabels mix

Lost in deep dub mix

This one is by Dj Mitch and goes deep into minimal dub structures.

Playlist :
01 - Juno6 - Machin - Queue ep [1bit 023] // 1bit-wonder.com
02 - Vaia - B1 Brazilia - minimo groove ep // audio808.com.ar
03 - Vaia - B2 Fila - minimo groove ep // audio808.com.ar
04 - Cortez - kalabera - ashes to ashes ep // echoscuro.com
05 - Modul - sine walker - passed ep [nore011] // no-response.org
06 - Markus Masuhr - Chunky Bots - From Novrosibirsk EP // netlabel.pl
07 - Nitro - Ultimatum (DREITON REMIX) - TRUBA LP [DN011] // dreiton.net
08 - Cortez - black grass - ashes to ashes ep // echoscuro.com
09 - Welcome - Dot and Sharon Rezner - [EA 006] V.A. - Third Exposure ep // exposedaudio.org
10 - Mihai Popoviciu - Forget Them - [EA 006] V.A. - Third Exposure ep // exposedaudio.org
11 - ToyGUN - Strangeways - [EA 006] V.A. - Third Exposure ep // exposedaudio.org
12 - Sweet and sourd - humo negro - Cromoterapia [sfk012] // surrealfreak.com
13 - Patrick Walker - I Chase the Devil - Netaudio’06: Compilation 1 - [NA06-1] // netaudiolondon.cc

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listen this dj mix for free at last.fm

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Score: 8.0, Votes: 1

netBloc Volume 3 (La Plus Belle Guerre) VA-Compilation

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netBloc Volume 3 (La Plus Belle Guerre) VA-Compilation

Genre-hopping Compilation
A great range of good music and artists was compiled by netBloc in this issue of netBloc Volume 3. From Brit-Rock, HipHop, Jazz over to acoustic minimal by Arvo Pärt, this is a quite fine overview of best quality music distributed for free by modern Netlabels. If you're new to this scene, this could be a good starting point to get more experience for Netlabels and their different way to spread audio. For those who want to toast it to cd there is a full cd-cover available for download, too.

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01 - Camp - Dramatic - released on Alpinechic in 2006
02 - Thierry Blanchard - Quincailler de Style - Independently released in 2005
03 - Levi - Untitled - released on Rasarte in 2007
04 - Red Unit - Farmer - released on Quiet Lounge in 2006
05 - Arai - Sociedad Enferma - Independently released in 2006
06 - Transient - Railroad Flying Machine - released on One in 2004
07 - b-Shake - Insane - Independently released in 2006
08 - Aerotrio - Prisma (Revisitada) - released on Bump Foot in 2007
09 - Ghostown - Johnny Marr - Independently released in 2004
10 - Nic Bommarito - Arvo Pärt (Extended netBloc Edit) - released on 12rec.
11 - Ghostown - Johnny Marr (Psycho Killer) (Bonus 2006 Version) - Independently released

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Score: 8.0, Votes: 2
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