June 24, 2016, 10:47 pm

British economic crisis? More like the perfect time to buy Jungle records on Discogs

At last! Some good news in Brexit. At least for US record buyers. Now is the time to stock up on that rare UK jungle vinyl :
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June 17, 2016, 9:51 pm

B12: Orbiting souls

A great read on B12 from Resident Advisor, never knew they turned down a six album contract from Warp - oof!
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June 14, 2016, 12:13 pm

Various - Uncharted Places

A massively narcissistic achievement goal unlocked thanks to A Strangely Isolated Place = to be part of an extremely expensive vinyl release. An impressive price for a piece of wax this!
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June 10, 2016, 4:47 pm

Selector After Dark - Echaskech

Selector Radio and The British Council were kind enough to let us loose on their airwaves for a 55 min long mix. Lots of recent favourites in there including Sordid Sound System, Diamondstein, Mikron, Roman Flugel, Etch, Dorisburgh and 33.10.3402 :
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June 10, 2016, 1:19 pm

The Martian - Particle Shower

Just re-discovered this classic. Nearly 20 years old. Freakishly funky techno

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June 10, 2016, 8:47 am

Where Techno Met Punk: London’s Acid Techno Underground of the ‘90s | Red Bull Music Academy Daily

Great article on London's Acid Techno scene from the '90s. Hackney has changed a bit since then!
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Simon Strick : Ah, happy memories of dancing at the 414, Silverfish cafe and Tysson St!
June 7, 2016, 9:59 am

How we made the Orb's Little Fluffy Clouds

Interesting back story and history to The Orb's classic Little Fluffy Clouds :
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Echaskech : I dunno...can't remember.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__QqQq9XBsQ
Kym Fielke : I wrote a paragliding article for a magazine many years ago titled Little Fluffy Clouds. Just not sure how many readers at the time really knew the title was after The Orb's beautiful track name. Little fluffy clouds (cumulus) are exactly what we fly under when going cross country as they're the top part of thermic lift.
June 4, 2016, 12:33 pm

“Untitled” by Sculpture

Still reeling from Sculpture Live AV at Splice Festival last night - totally unique audio visual brain scrambling :
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Mark Mc B : Adrian Manning
June 3, 2016, 11:30 am

The Selector w/ Band Of Skulls & Echaskech

Thanks to the British Council and Goldierocks for letting us loose on The Selector show with a little 15 min mix of our fav UK music (towards the end of the stream below). The mix features Radioactive Man, Ital Tek, Sasha, Sordid Sound System plus there's a new Echaskech track in there too..a bit of a fruggy low tempo banger from our next EP :
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June 1, 2016, 8:14 am

Kraftwerk lose legal battle over their music being sampled

Interesting. A German court defends the right to use small samples (in this case Kraftwerk) to create new tracks. What do you think - right or wrong?
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Echaskech : This, I think, the track in question: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2zo2q_sabrina-setlur-nur-mir_music - seems barely worth all the hassle!
Matt Farrow : There exists a copyright directive intended to harmonise European copyright law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Directive) but there's a lot of wiggle-room in terms of national implementation, so I don't think this will have have any significant effect outside Germany. In the UK, copyright law prohibits the taking of a 'substantial part' of a copyrighted work and, at first sight, 2 seconds does not seem to be a substantial part of the whole track, but sampling cases tend to be judged more in terms of the subjective musical content. The UK position is largely moot, in fact, because US copyright law is very restrictive (e.g. copying 3 notes was held to be copyright infringement) and many distribution channels are US-centric, so the legal position of any serious release (I would imagine) is considered relative to the US standard. So, in short, I don't think this German case is going to alter the general practice on clearing samples, but it might create some momentum for harmonisation/change (whether pro-samplers or pro-copyright holders is hard to say).
Gary Jarvis : Sounds like a drum loop from Kraftwerk's "Music non stop" track. But I could be wrong ;-)