Wed 12 Jul 2006
Most often mashups are merely two or more tracks multilayered for the fun of it. Others create a new expression and a pristine track. I just fell over this, which simply sounds right (however my judgement is handicapped in not knowing the original material). And those of you who speculate if the DJ Kicks serious is still any good (if it ever was – oh yeah, the Erlend Öye was of course great) I can inform you that the latest of its kind with Four tet is nothing short of amazing. As you probably expect from Kieran Hebden, I know I do. Go buy it NOW!
I’ve started to use Last-fm more systematically (read: get it to work properly) but my stats don’t give an adequate picture of my present sonic world, as I listen a lot to music on my phone and have started to dig through the archives of Samurai FM which holds so many quality shows. Recommended. So even if Last.fm doesn’t track these other sources yet I still find it a very interesting piece of social software with lots of inspiration for musiclovers.
As always: if you got any tips on new music or sources I (and probably other readers) will love to get the tips.