Finally, somebody got smart and listened to reason, instead of trying to hide behind an obscure clause in the DMCA that covers mashups (but not mixshows) as derivative works. I just went to check out my latest DJ mix on MixCloud and here’s what I got. A pop-up that said scrubbing back through tracks is disabled.
You can see my admin here to edit this mixshow, but notice the track listing is not displayed. You have to click “Show Tracklist” to see it. This should, at the very least, allay the concerns of labels for now, unless they want to make even more of a stink over MixCloud. I have to give it to MixCloud on this one. They finally owned up to it and made the change, which makes the service more legal than SoundCloud, which could not implement this for fear of locking out users from being able to scrub through tracks actually owned by their copyright holders featured on that site. You can’t do this for some tracks and not all. It’s very hard to manage. So we’re finally moving in the right direction, MixCloud. Good stuff and congrats on making these new changes. I think they will go a long way to keeping you guys from getting hit by the labels down the road.
Since Frankie Knuckles’ untimely passing this week, there have been many Internet messages and tributes to Frankie Knuckles in words and images, but it’s important to hear the music of the man who created the genre we know as house music. Here are three Frankie Knuckles Tribute Mixes. The first is from America’s number 1 mix-show DJ, Riddler (@djriddler) for 103.5 WKTU.
This mix is by Frankie’s long time friend and production partner, DJ/producer David Morales. Both Frankie and David have been part of the Def Mix production and management company helmed by Judy Weinstein.
DJ Tony Z is back with another slammin’ Netmix Global House Podcast for November 2011. This mix strays from the underground, with a more uptempo popular flavor defined by a big room sound and anthemic, female and male vocals. This is one of the best Netmix podcasts to date. We know you’ll love it.
Freestylers feat Belle Humble – Cracks (Losers Remix) – Never Say Die
Calvin Harris – Feels So Close (Extended Mix) – Fly Eye
David Guetta – When Love Takes over feat. Kelly Rowland (Original Mix) – Astralwerks
Rhianna – We Found Love (Cahill Club) – Island Def Jam
Rhianna – We Found Love (Cahill Dub) – Island Def Jam
Morgan Page, Sultan & Neb Shepard, and BT feat. Angela McCluskey – In The Air (Extended Mix) – Nettwerk
DJ Afro – Take Control (Dubstep Remix) – Hypnotic
Axwell, Bob Sinclair, Ron Carroll – What A Wonderful World (Nari & Milani Remix) – Ultra
EDX feat Sarah McLeod -Falling Out of Love (Original Mix) – PinkStar
Jerry Ropero, Tom Nove feat Abigail Bailey – Touch Me (Extended Mix) – Interlabel
Kaskade feat Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Extended Mix) – Ultra
Roger Sanchez – Not Enough (Dirty South Remix) – Ultra
While we're at it posting mixes from all over the Internet radio spectrum, take a listen to this hot play list of tech house and house music anthems from August 2008. I put this mix together using the 8tracks play list service. Yup, you can create your own mix and share it with friends. Just go to 8tracks.com, upload your tracks and pump up the volume!
Melodica is Chris Coco's weekly radio broadcast, which his web site says is "An eclectic selection of brilliant new music starting with house and moving on to electronica, downtempo, acoustic and all sorts of other styles loosly connected to dance and electronic music." We thought it was pretty cool. The three tracks we loved in the play list were Acos Coolkas Free Flight, Du Firri Au Katanga "Desination Danger" and a re-edit of Frankie Knuckles classic Your Love. Take a listen.
We’re back with a new podcast, Netmix® Global House Sessions Episode 5. This exclusive podcast features tracks by Christian Smith, J Nitti, Sharam, Sweno N, Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann, Emilio Fernandez, Kaskade & Deadmou5, and Kevin Saunderson. Check out the hottest remixes of Chime, Born Slippy, and Rock To The Beat! All tracks are available through Beatport.com.
Rock To The Beat – Kevin Saunderson – Christian Smith & John Selway Remix
Reynosa – Emilio Fernandez – Original Mix
Diablo – Oliver Huntemann & Dubfire – Original Mix
Chime – The Shapeshifters – Martin Ten Velden Remix
Born Slippy – Underworld – DJ Joe K and Beto Dias Remix
I Begin To Wonder 2008 – Jean Claude Ades – Jerome Isma-Ae Remix
Solid – Sweno N – Original Mix
Space Time – Deadmau5 Vocal Mix – Mike Di Scala, Colin Airey
Get Wild – Sharam – Steve Agnello Remix
Deep Down feat. Shirley Davis – J Nitti – Original Mix
On Wednesday night, I got home from work at the AP and decided to just focus and put together my first Traktor DJ mix. This time, I had a slight problem when one of the tracks I began to load in the left channel caused the track playing in the right channel to cut out a few times.