Soundcloud / Junodownloads: DJ Mixes

November 27, 2011

From now on its possible, to add direct links from the DJ Mix to the Juno Download Store and participate on the affiliate program.  It takes a bit of an effort to create the list of tracks (Charts) in the store as the search is killing it. (BTW: Why is it so complicated make a good search?) But once its done, you can link from your mix at soundcloud to to this chart and the people can buy the tracks: (17 available out of 23) More Infos here at Juno

BarbNerdy Oktober Mix 2011

BarbNerdy Oktober Mix Soundcloud / Juno integration

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Berlin has some great innovations:

May 21, 2010

Yesterday I was at the Berlin Social Media Club, a small event (100 people only) which takes place more or less regular every 2 months in Berlin. This time the focus was on social music and as I did a panel with a similar topic this year in february I was very curious to see whats going on here. Participations:
Christoph Urban – Director Marketing & Content – MySpace
Samir Barden – Head of Business Development – VZ Networks
David Noël – Soundcloud Evangelist
Sebastian Lindner – Bandmember “Sometree” / Berlin
& Dominik Dreyer – Director Business Development – Universal Music
Lucas Mohr + ?  – Musweet.com
The audience participation was really good. Many questions where raised, some answered some not. But everybody seems to have the same idea about MySpace. Its just not a communication tool anymore but a “Band-Info” page. The most interesting project (next to Soundcloud which I already know and use since years) where presented from to young dudes, a music streaming service called: MUSWEET. It keeps track of what artists and bands publish on the  social web. It’s right now in beta and it comes very close to my idea of an aggregation plattform:

How does it work?

On musweet.com we’re listing music artists from all kinds of genres.

After collecting basic data we enrich it with publicly available profiles on social media platforms (twitter, facebook, myspace, youtube, etc.). This happens either through Google’s Social Graph API, active research by our editorial team and most importantly suggestions by you, our users.

A distributed network of crawlers retrieves tweets, posts, videos in a realtime fashion and evaluates them.The results then get displayed on the site, for example as “Big Mover” (biggest gain of contacts during a specific timeframe) in a genre, the most popular topic or other interesting bits of information.

Reaching completeness will be a big ongoing goal, but we’re at it. You can help by using the “Suggest an artist” function at the top right of the page.

So, maybe MySpace can offer its service to be the bandinfo behind musweet…hehe…. like AllMusicGuide. The main concern I have here is the truly unsolved and super unhappy GEMA situation right here. They still want to be payed per stream and are not into a flat payment as they do with the radios. It just can’t work out that a plattform like this has to pay for every stream. This situation makes me really angry as it feels like it stops all innovative projects over here. Lets make a riot!!!!

The 2nd project I heard about, is MUFIN, an automated music recommendation engine. It works with digital fingerprinting based technology on the mood of the listener. So if you feel like in a mood for lets say: Feist, it plays all songs from your library which are in the mood of this song. Its a bit like the iTunes Genius. Its all very mathematical and unfortunately the player is only for a pc right now but I’m very curious to check it out as soon as its available for mac.
Here is what TechCrunch wrote about it recently.

So, this is Berlin. While they talk about MySpace and VZ (sorry, I didn’t get this discussion at all, it sounded very odd….) I heard about 2 brand new innovative plattforms. I really like this.


New mix: Next10 Conference, Berlin Mai 10

May 21, 2010

a very quiet an deep electronic – dubstep mix which I compiled for this years NEXT10 conference, 1st time, in Berlin at the “Station”. The resonances in this big industrial hall was hard but once again the certain sounds of dubstep turned out to be  a positive effort  It sounded differently everywhere i walked but it was always nice.
Hosted on the amazing plattform SOUNDCLOUD, you can listen or download and of course: share. Congratulations for 1.Million Users!


Tracklisting Part 1:
Mount Kimbie – Serged (Sketch on Glass EP)
Floating Points – Esthian III (Wild Angels)
Erykah Badu – Didn’t Cha Know (Biscope Boot)
Nosia Thing – IOIO (Wild Angels)
16Bit – ADSL (The Tale of the exploding Fist)
Scuba – So you think you’re special (Triangulation)
Silkie – Turvy (City Limits Vol. 1)

Tracklisting Part 2:
Caspa & Rusko – One of the same (Elevator Music)
Scuba – Latch (Triangulation)
Fever Ray – When I grow up (Scuba’s High Mix) (When I grow up)
Mount Kimbie – 50 Mile View (Sketch on Glass EP)
Pinch vs. Portishead – Number Day (Heavy Boots)
Cardopusher – It’s yesterday already (Schematic Blocks)


NEW: Mixtape Sharing Means Caring Vol. 03

March 25, 2010

The latest edition of the series “sharing means caring” had yesterday 25th of March its premiere at BYTE.FM. You can find also a little interview in the Byte FM Magazine “Blog&Roll”. (sorry, German only) I’m talking about the idea of the series and what is  “sharing means caring”

Tracklisting:
1. Kamuran Akkor Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz (Baris K Edit) – Eurasia EP – Disco Hammam
2. Gonjasufi Sheep – A Sufi and a Killer- WARP – 3:50
3. Gorillaz – White Flag – Plastic Beach – Parlophone – 7:24
4. Broken Bells – Sailing to Nowhere – Broken Bells – Columbia – 11:05
5. Metric – Don’t Think Twice it’s all right (Bod Dylan Cover) – 14:48
6. Jenny Wilson – Like a Fading Rainbow – Hardships – Playground Music – 17:52
7. Massive Attack – Psyche feat. Martina Topley-Bird – Splitting the Atom – Virgin – 21:30
8. Breakage – Hardcore Music – Foundation – Digital Soundboy – 24:44
9. Sei A – A day in the Life – (Soundcloud Release only) – 25:11
10. Jahcoozi – Lost in the Bass – Barefoot Wanderer – BPitch Records – 29:50
11. Bonobo – Eyesdown (Floating Point Remix) – Eyesdown EP – NinjaTune – 33:30
12. MSTRKFT – Heartbreaker (Brackles RMX) – MP3 only – 38:17
13. Four Tet – Love Cry – There Is Love in You – Domino – 41:25
14. Pantha du Prince – Stick to my Side (Four Tet RMX) – Stick to my Side EP – Rough Trade – 48:00
15. Caribou – Sun – Swim – City Slang – 54:20
16. Horace Andy – Love Hangover – Love Hangover 7” – Bowla Inc – 59:33


Gorillaz – Plastic Beach: full album streaming

March 1, 2010

This was the big news today in the morning: “Listen to the upcoming longawaited new album of the Gorillaz”. Lots of posts on Twitter and Facebook and now I’m super curious, how many people they reached……. (File under “Best Practise”)
Click HERE to listen on the  NPR website.  (for whatever reasons i wasn’t able to embed it here)
The great German Blog TESTSPIEL did a little more research and delivered the tracklist:

“Plastic Beach” Tracklist:
1. Orchestral Intro
2. Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach feat. Snoop Dogg & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
3. White Flag feat. Kano & Bashy
4. Rhinestone Eyes
5. Stylo feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def
6. Superfast Jellyfish feat. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul
7. Empire Ants feat. Little Dragon
8. Glitter Freeze feat. Mark E Smith
9. Some Kind Of Nature feat. Lou Reed
10. On Melancholy Hill
11. Broken
12. Sweepstakes feat. Mos Def & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
13. Plastic Beach feat. Mick Jones & Paul Simonon
14. To Binge feat. Little Dragon
15. Cloud Of Unknowing feat. Bobby Womack
16. Pirate Jet


Future of Music + Entertainment: Quellen und Links

February 4, 2010

Gerd Leonhard, einer der bekanntesten und “well respected” Medien Futuristen der Branche bringt mit seinen einfachen und verständlichen, machmal grafisch fraglichen (hehe… ) aber durchaus fundierten Vorträgen weltweit die Branche auf neue Gedanken. Hier ist seine Slideshow von der Präsentation auf der MidemNet, Cannes 2010:

Ebenfalls sehr spannend zu lesen: Chris Anderson: “Free”, hier ein Interview / Trailer auf Wired.com:


long time no speak….BERLIN BASS MIX

January 17, 2010

sorry folks, was out on a mission… was booked for a “dj job” on the maldives. (3days a week) YEAH! Had a great time there at Kuramathi Island.

Kuramathi Island - Malediven

Although the “DJ-Thing” didn’t went so good. Imaginge, you arrive to play somewhere and there is no equipment. The only thing they had, is a controller which works only with TRAKTOR. (Im using SERATO)Nobody could tell me upfront what the setup is. (And as I had a booking agency before…I know to ask the right questions —   technical rider my ass) Anyway, I ended up playing my tunes via iTunes (Wiedergabe mit Überblenden, no pre-listening). AND had a fantastic time diving, snorcheling and hanging out in the sun… plus the insider view as I was there as a “normal” employee.

lets get back to normal here with a new MIX from BARBNERDY: BERLIN BASS MIX

I compiled this mix in october for RQM’s new podcast project. Due to some changes (you know how it is…) this got delayed a bit. Nevertheless I wanted to drop this mix now, cause its H.O.T!!

Tracklisting:
Family Business – Al Haca feat. RQM – Family Business – 4:07
Barbed Wire (Radio) – Jahcoozi – 7:45
Poetry in Motion -Puppetmastaz – The Breakup – 10:50
Jungle Speech – Puppetmastaz – The Breakup – 11:50
Hands in your Pockets feat. Jahcoozi – Knight, Sukh – Cheese Loueez EP – 16:18
I’m so trill feat. Spoek sweat x vx. FS Green Rmx – CLP – Strictly Confidential – -19:15
People are strange feat. Mimi de la Boheme – Robot Koch – – 21:35
Atomic Fusion – RQM (unreleased) – 24:46
Skit: The Breakup – Puppetmastaz – The Breakup – 25:36
Miss Pacman (Oliver Dollar Bassjunk Edit) – RQM – 27:44
Suckerpin – Feadz RMX – Modeselektor – Happy Birthday Remixed Part 3 – 31:49
Let me In – Sirius Mo – The Uninvited Guest 34:22
Miss Taker feat. David E. Sugar – Jesse Rose – What do you do if you don’t – 36:39
Die Rockwurst – Sirius Mo – Body Language Vol. 8
??? Unknown Title – Bomb 20 – 40:08


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