Dec 20, 2009

Ditto - Little Soldier

Ok. BSWChristmas was a blast. I didn't want to leave, but you know...

Here is the song that was in my head all day. Yep. The Snowflake voice is working for me this season...this is going to be an important marker for the 2009 Christmas season for me. Snowflake at ccMixter. Oh, and count on a fantastic mix from Ditto. Thank you.

Ditto - Little Soldier

Dec 19, 2009

Black Sweater, White Christmas 2009

Here is the playlist for tonight's Black Sweater, White Christmas program. It will air on the Mothership, WBCR-lp, 97.7 fm in Great Barrington, Mass at 9 pm Eastern.

You can also stream it live.

I'm excited to be back with another year of Creative Commons/Open Source Christmas music. We are under a Winter Storm Warning tonight, but I will be there to provide the audio cheer...

We'll try to post some of these tunes into the stream during the coming week. It's been a long time since the BSWC crew has been through it's paces. But, it's like riding a bike.

This year's playlist has a lot of ccMixter material. They the Mixter elves have been busy and there is a ton of great holiday music to be had at Thank you to one and all mixters.

BSWChristmas intro 2009 - die weihnachtshasser
Christmas Trees (Ain't Getting Shorter) - Kirkoid
BSWChristmas intro set 2009 - Chester
Merry Christmas Darling - Fudge
Bottle, Bugles, Bright Shinny Bells - Lushy
Bye Bye Snow (Hello Snow Version DOF remix) - Bobby Baby
Everything's Dead Pretty When it Snows - Pete Green
Kisses On Lips ( The Mistletoe Mix ) - Loveshadow
Peace on Earth - wellman
Gloria (angel mix w/DoKashiteru) - Snowflake
The Holly and the Ivy (Wintersea) (ft Lisa Debendictis - Gurdonark
My Little Soldier - ditto ditto
PEace (ft. Snowflake) - Loveshadow
Christmas Eve At Midnight - Lee Rosevere
song-jungle bells jupiter bells - bongolong
Dubbish Rubbish Christmas - morgantj
It Came Upon a Boogie Night - fourstones
Tannenbaum Balm, featuring Nebe ... 2:52 ccMixter Gurdonark
easter - iermoc
FilipinoChristmas - Frank Delima
Jesus Christ is Comin to Town - bongolong
Der Weihnachtsmann (BongiBong-Remix) - Die drei Lenöre
kommt kein weihnachtsmann - die weihnachtshasser

Sep 5, 2009

RubberDucky - Monday

Hot off the presses, Sketchbook by Rubber Ducky came through Jamendo a couple of days ago. This is not electronic, nor is it avant-garde, and definitely not pop; so a bit of a departure from many of my posts. You may think I am being a little heavy on Jamendo, but so many Creative Commons Licensed releases come through it that BSWC could probably be a podcast focused on Jamendo and not run out of interesting music.

Sketchbook is fun to listen to from start to finish. Real instruments, male and female vocals, lots of drums and guitar. I'd like to see Rubber Ducky live. However, there seems to be no information about the band anywhere. Certainly none on Jamendo. RubbyD please post some!

This tune is reminiscent of the Proclaimers (just a little) but with a great female vocal.

RubberDucky - Monday

Sep 4, 2009

DoKashiteru - 2025

Well, the pace continues and it was only a matter of time before our attention returned to ccMixter, the Creative Commons remix site. If you have visited and sampled the goods, then do yourself a favor and check this out. To start I went through the Editor Picks and very quickly found this track, timely, topical and downright excellent.
Noisy, raucous, rude and brilliant fun. Those krazy kids Do Kashiteru finds their groove and then dare you to get the hook(s) out of your head. Beneath all the flash bombs is a damn fine piece of arranging that despite gong-ing themselves, shows off a real talent.
Ahh, time to dig in.

DoKashiteru - 2025

Sep 3, 2009

Roglok - Home Is Where The Trash Is

Hell, I forgot how much fun it is to hunt for CC music across the net. I love this one. It is a release by an artist called Roglok on a netlabel called upitup. The release goes by the name Out of disorder.

According to the release notes he turned in a monster set at a picknick date in Berlin. Is there video?
With his second album Roglok releases yet another insane masterpiece. It seems that the kid who designed our website has not only found his own sound (we call it hobby) but also brought it to perfection: gummy acid basslines over punchy dancefloor beats, that ridiculous melody you can't get out of your head, some gabber and techno. His legendary set at Picknick in Berlin turned the place upside down and made the hipsters lose their aloofness. You just have to dance!

Give this one a shot.

Roglok - Home Is Where The Trash Is

Pornophonique - Sad Robot

Following up on two themes, robots and Jamendo, here is a track that I've been listening to for quite some time and have neglected to post.  Sad Robot is a track off of Pornophonic's 2007 release 8-bit lagerfeuer.  It has lots of tasty components for me: 8-bit samples, robots, and catchy progressions.  Also a good album cover -- we shouldn't judge a book entirely by its cover, but a good one is sure hard not to pick up in the first place.

A month after the initial release, Pornophonique released a cover album that remixes 8-bit lagerfeuer... also very good and available here.

Sad Robot, Pornophonique

Sep 2, 2009

Konsumprodukt - Divorcio Robot

Rumbero Elegante is the name of a release that first appeared in May, 2009. Konsumprodukt is a project of of Spanish based Alejandro Remeseiro that consists of quite a few delicious little bites. A little lounge, a little techno and little just say what...I was torn as to what to post, but you should feel free to go to and check out the entire release.
"Rumbero elegante" is obviously influenced by the styles and rhythms of Alejandros home country in the first place, but he adds some wicked twists and turns that clearly show his special view on music.
The netlabel Laridae released this one and I can't wait to see what else they've been up to lately.

Konsumprodukt - Divorcio Robot

Sep 1, 2009

Amalfi - Do It Right is a fantastic source for free music covered by Creative Commons licenses. I need to make some time to get over to this Euro-resource, but BlocSonic has me covered for now. They released a compilation of ten artists that have posted their music at Jamendo this last May.

The compilation is called netBloc Vol. 21: opening your ears with jamendo.

BlocSonic has released over 20 compilations of net music with plans for two more coming in the next few months. They are doing great work and if you are looking for a mediated approach to collecting free music from the net this is a good starting point.

Two great sources in one post. Cool.

Amalfi - Do It Right

Aug 31, 2009

Happy Elf - Come Back

Wow. It has been a long time. Thanks to Subsystem for getting this started again.

When I decided to post something, the first thing that came to mind was Happy Elf...what is he up to these days? Well, WM Recordings has a release by the contented dutchman. Sex Machine was released in June and has this wonderful little tune.
More grooves, more lyrics and another guest vocalist: welcome to SEXMACHINE, a mini album filled with sounds of legendary synthesizers and dirty guitars.
The title track is not too shabby either, in fact, drop all five tunes into your hard drive for the complete experience.

There, that wasn't too hard.

Happy Elf - Come Back

Aug 28, 2009

The Butcher's Ballroom - Diablo Swing Orchestra

Originally released in 2006, The Butcher's Ballroom was added to Jamendo late this July, and we are all very lucky for it. The artist, Diablo Swing Orchestra (DSO), formed in Sweden in 2003 and is described as avant-garde metal. You will see for yourself whether this is an apt description. There is certainly something for everyone's ears. Multiple languages, voices, and instruments.

The Butcher's Ballroom is very well produced, exciting to listen to, and takes you on an all-too-speedy tonal journey from start to finish. DSO will release another album September 21st, called "Sing Along Songs for the Damned and Delirious" -- I just pre-ordered my copy.

I hope you download and enjoy the whole album, but here is the first track since I could not decide what to post:

Diablo Swing Orchestra - Balrog Boogie

Feb 28, 2009

Jap Jap - Coloured Cubes (Morgenfish Remix)

This tune is from a six-track EP from Holland’s Jasper Boer, aka Jap Jap, in the form of ‘A Resonant Discovery’, including a remix by Dutch artist Morgenfish.

It seems to fit my mood at the moment, so I will post it.

Jap Jap - Coloured Cubes (Morgenfish Remix)

Feb 21, 2009

Alexi Virta - True Dwelling Place

A tune from the Alexi Virta classic, Meets Tortsi at the Space Lounge. I haven't been around blogger to post recently so it is probably appropriate to go back to my netmusic roots to put up more Virta goodness.

This release is one of the most downloaded on and it is easy to see why. There hasn't been much in the way of follow-up from Alexi, but with this beauty out in the world we can be grateful.

Alexi Virta - True Dwelling Place