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    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009
    ahh, thanks, mister CEO. i did, eventually, get around to reading your mission statement et al. :)
    quick question: what's the file size limit, and why 8 tracks minimum? will it ever be possible to publish a mix consisting of two tracks over 15 minutes each in length?
      CommentAuthorJeff Zero
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009

    The final Ergs show

    That's me swinging a drumstick around at the very last Ergs! show. Easily one of the top five nights of my life. That photo was taken during their final song, a performance of 'Upstairs/Downstairs' that lasted roughly a half an hour.


    These are fantastic. I'm driving a little over three hundred miles on Thursday evening, and I'll be using this thread as reference for finding drive music.
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    David Porter from 8tracks here. Thx for all the great mixes guys. (And Warren thx for the props - we pre-dated Muxtape but do appreciate the comparison)

    Whoops, my mistake.

    In my defence, I'm quite senile.
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009
    My Fuzzy Uzzy Mixie Wixie, because I have no creativity for titles and gave no thought to the thematics before I started making the mix. Worst internet boyfriend ever!

    Track list:

    Zebra Stripes - Intro '66
    The Rezillos - Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight
    The Detroit Cobras - Mean Man
    The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
    Georges Garvarentz - Les temp des loups
    Lou Reed - This Magic Moment
    The Mooney Suzuki - A Little Bit of Love
    The Guess Who - Shakin' All Over
    Holly and the Italians - Rock Against Romance

    I figured I'd be able to move these tracks around after I'd uploaded them, so this is what the order ended up being, as I was unable to do that (there may be a method, just one that I don't know). I guess it plays back in random order on subsequent plays, however, so maybe it doesn't matter all that much what order the songs are in.
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    Just go to edit tracks and drag them around on the rectangle on the right, and then save.
      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009 edited
     (5516.6) here is some random uploads

    I like the ability to have multiple tapes, something muxtape really lacked. Will undoubtedly spend much time later making neat things. very awesome!

    edit: Ok, I'm following I think most everyone now.... now spread your wonderful music stuffs into the ether...
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009
    Christ, this is going to be my new life plan, isn't it? Making mixes for strangers. Well, here's another one: Heavy Metal Warlords, which is a pretty stupid name that I want to change but it sums up the contents of the mix pretty well, so whatevs, dude...
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    Steal Sh!t - Music From The Fictional Film

    The soundtrack to the quirky crime film I will never write.

    Honestly, I think half the fun with these mixes so far has been coming up with titles and drawing little pictures for them.
      CommentAuthorJeff Zero
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009
    Whitechapel Mix, Volume Two

    Couldn't help it, but this'll be my last one.

    1. Daiquiri- My Idea Of Fun
    Noisy electro-punk from Canada, though not nearly as awful as it sounds written down.

    2. Rob Kleiner- Mannequins & Mandolins
    The beloved keyboardist from Tub Ring from his solo pop record.

    3. P.O.S.- I Play The Matador (Redo)
    The ringleader of Minneapolis alt-hip-hop crew Doomtree. Also a member of the punk rock band Building Better Bombs.

    4. Rotator- Get So Exxxcited
    French breakcore artist. Asked a goth girl at a local crepe restaurant what she was listening to, ended up getting an invite to just so I could get this guy's stuff.

    5. Curve- Chinese Burn
    Kind of an industrial pop thing. The only Curve song I'm really crazy about, but I think it's quite good.

    6. Grand Buffet- Dark Autumn
    Can't tell if these guys are taking themselves seriously or not. Whatever the case may be, it works.

    7. The Alter Boys- Famine Ghost
    An alt-metal group featuring members of quirk rock group Dog Fashion Disco, and the horrible Nu-metal band Mushroomhead. I don't think I'm really selling this one with the descriptions.

    8. 13&God- Sure As Dept. Dust Collectors
    The track I wanted to put on my last mix. Not available as a studio track, or for sale in any form, which is a damn shame.
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009
    @Jeff Zero
    Yeah, way off base on Alter Boys. At least you didn't mention that some douche from Jackass was involved (barely)... damn it!
    I don't think "alt-metal" is the right term. Don't know if there is a right term. I always think "DFD at a beach barbecue" but that really applies to probably one song on the album.
    Problem w/ listening to this kind of music. Hard to describe.

    Gah, I'm working on a mixtape, I swear! Will return w/ one soon.
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    @allana Of course, pleased to see the reception over here!

    So the file size limit is 20MB at the moment although we're going to allow upload of continuous MP3 mixes this summer, as part of a premium (yeah, paid) DJ offering. In the meantime, let me know if you're hitting yr head and we can look into adjusting.

    The 8-track minimum is somewhat arbitrary - for the "average" song length (4 min) this then works out to ~30 minutes. If we allowed a 1-track mix (say), then the access by a listener is basically on-demand, and this requires direct (and prohibitively expensive) licensing. Likewise, we have to limit skips to 6/hour and randomize the mix on the 2nd listen by a listener (both of which aren't ideal, I know) to ensure we meet the letter and spirit of the compulsory webcasting license (this is same set of rules as Pandora, fwiw).
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2009
    I have one now!

    Kill the Rock- Mindless Self Indulgence
    Cheers!- Slam Dunk Contest
    My Fair Lady- David Byrne
    Pandora's Box- Allofher Twitch (My boyfriend's project)
    Get Help (NOW!)- Tub Ring
    Bring Me the Head of Andy Warhol- Polkadot Cadaver
    Neuworld- Skinny Puppy
    Two Chords- Damn Water Fountain (I don't know where the hell this came from.)
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    Added 2 more, slightly longer ones:

    Don't Swallow My Heart

    The Starlight Mints - Submarine #3
    The Halo Benders - Don't Touch My Bikini
    Pixies - Wild Honey Pie
    Add N To (X) - Metal Fingers In My Body
    Pete And The Pirates - Come On Feet
    The Delgados - Under Canvas Under Wraps
    Jim Noir - Don't You Worry
    Urusei Yatsura - Slain By Elf
    Metal Molly - Orange
    Evil Superstars - It's A Sad Sad Planet
    Guided By Voices - My Son Cool

    Crawling All Over Your House

    The Gerbils - Sunshine Soul
    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Lovin' Machine
    Sonic Youth - Today Yr. Love, Tomorrow the World
    The Orphins - The Car Song
    The Fall - Mr. Pharmacist
    Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - My Pal The Tortoise
    McLusky - Day of the Deadringers
    Tullycraft - Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend's Too Stupid To Know About
    dEUS - Morticiachair
    Hot Lava - JPG in the Sun
    Whale - Four Big Speakers
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    heres one for that ideal film i´m gonna make...

    the ideal soundtrack for the film that never was...
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2009 edited
    Just a small collection of some of my favorite songs reserved for those quiet moments.

    Are Friends Electric?
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    i´m loving a lot of the music that being posted on here. Loving it!!

    As for me, well i just prefer to say what i mean when it come to music...

    just take it oot back n´ kick the fuck oot o´it
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    No easy way

    Well, that's a hunble attempt of making a mixtape, but quite the work of a pussy. I just got carried away with the feeling! Nnaah, whatever!
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2009
    I'm beginning to think EvilSuperstar is going through my music collection.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2009
    A Beginning.

    My first shot at this. Never really got into Muxtape, but 8tracks is fairly accessible and simple to use. Figured I'd give it a shot.


    Brightblack Morning Light - ALL WE HAVE BROKEN SHINES

    Amon Tobin - BLOODSTONE


    Radiohead + DJ Shadow - DJ Shadow Remix of THE GLOAMING (and I regret adding this track, a bit)

    Porn Sword Tobacco - COPYRIGHT THE UNIVERSE


    Brightblack Morning Light - EVERYBODY DAYLIGHT