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  1. acidbearboy

    Best New Music of 2018

    My favourite track from a solid EP of 80s inspired jackin' house.
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    Great live sesh version of Thinking here His stuff is really catchy, but I kinda wish he would record some more professional sounding tracks - everything is a little rough around the edges. Maybe that's part of the appeal. Still, live sesh Overtime and F It Up are two of my most listened to tracks this year.
  3. Do you have a PC that would run it? There is a patch available to negate the need for the disc to be in the drive once you have it installed.
  4. acidbearboy

    All hail the synth!

    Love this French erotic movie soundtrack from the recently deceased Francis Lai.
  5. Thanks for reminding me of this. Used to play it on my dads acorn but couldn’t remember the name! By chance, I had an email today notifying me that this old blog post had a new comment. Not seen the game in question mentioned, but also haven’t played it to recommend. Prime Time Fighter (arcade) https://retrovania-vgjunk.blogspot.com/2014/03/prime-time-fighter-arcade.html?m=1
  6. acidbearboy

    Modern Retro Handheld Game Players

    Would it not be cheaper/easier to just buy him a DS lite? They play GBA carts and have a great backlit screen as standard.
  7. acidbearboy

    The Jazz Thread

    Great 70s Jazz fusion
  8. Mansun, The KLF, De La Soul. These are all big artists who probably had an advance from a major label plus royalties from subsequent sales. Here's an example of the kind of small independent release that I am talking about. In fact it is one of the reasons I gave this subject some thought. https://www.discogs.com/NRSB-11-Commodified/master/595708 NSRB-11 are an electro outfit containing two big names from the (admittedly fairly niche) electro scene: Gerald Donald and DJ Stingray. They released one 12" single in 2012, followed by an album on LP/CD in 2013. I don't know how many standard copies were pressed (the limited edition clear vinyl version was limited to 250 copies) but they're all sold and used copies start at €40 on Discogs.com. That music is only 5 years old, but unavailable to anyone who missed it on release. That seems a shame, as I don't imagine either label or artist made a fortune from it in the first place.
  9. In an ideal world, everything would be available eternally on every format; but that's obviously unrealistic. However, it doesn't seem unrealistic to expect all music to be available digitally these days. I know some people care about format - be it vinyl, cd or cassette - but once those physical copies are all sold, I feel that music should continue to be available to purchase or stream in digital form. Trying to purchase a record that is no longer available is frustrating because used copies often have inflated prices and your money is not supporting the artist/label, and that's assuming there are actually copies for sale. I cannot understand why an artist would not want their work available. I assume the label has to think about the financial viability of keeping music 'in print' but I don't understand how it all works. Can anybody help by answering some of these questions? Any personal experience or links to online articles would be greatly appreciated! What costs are involved in releasing a small independent record? Is the music licenced from the artist or sold to the label? Does a higher print run or a reprint cost more money? How and when is the artist paid? How does offering digital downloads affect the deal for both parties? How do you go about putting together a reissue of previously released music?
  10. acidbearboy

    Cold Modern Electro

    This is fantastic. Shame I can't buy it anywhere.
  11. acidbearboy

    Old School Rave and Jungle

  12. acidbearboy

    The Jazz Thread

    Was grooving to this smooth Freddie Hubbard joint from 1977 at work today.
  13. acidbearboy

    What musical hill are you prepared to die on?

    I love Disco. All kinds of Disco!
  14. I remember buying the Ken Ishii - Stretch remix 12" in Tower Records in 1996 because it was on R&S Records and it had cool anime artwork and big Japanese looking text on it (I was 14 at the time and into that sort of thing). Upon taking it home I was pleased to find a couple of Techno bangers on there and a rather lovely DnB remix that I recognised from an LTJ Bukem essential mix. Some years later I picked up Ken Ishii's Jelly Tones album that the single Stretch was taken from. I tried a few times over the years, but I never got into it. Going back to it again this week, it still sounds pretty boring. The remixes of Stretch are all better than the original album version and the only other track on the LP I like is the other single "Extra", which is good but nothing special. Whilst reading the sleeve notes, I noticed that the cover illustrations were by Koji Morimoto, who was the director of Akira. It turns out he directed a music video for Extra. I can't believe I didn't know about this! The music and the visuals work so well together that it turns a good track into an excellent one! *** Seizure warning - contains multiple instances of flashing imagery *** *** Also some NSFW-ish content ***
  15. acidbearboy

    What musical hill are you prepared to die on?

    There’s plenty of great music if you look hard enough. Soul music probably isn’t as popular as it once was but there are still talented musicians making it. Here’s a great live band I discovered this week.

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