good quality free techno/techhouse/minimal- where?

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bytheriver
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good quality free techno/techhouse/minimal- where?

Post by bytheriver » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:34 pm

I'm not playing out any more, but I want to do live sets just to inspire me and keep aware of music out there, and here my own stuff 'in context'.

Thing is, I dont want to be spending crap loads on beatport just to play around with in some spare time.

So, where can I get free music, or cant I?

jp76
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Post by jp76 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:07 pm

While we're at it, I need some food to eat tonight, but it's not like I'm going to open a restaurant or anything and I don't want to spend a ton of money at the store. Anybody know where I can get some free groceries?

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Re: good quality free techno/techhouse/minimal- where?

Post by Martyn » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:10 pm

bytheriver wrote: So, where can I get free music, or cant I?
http://unfoundsoundrecords.com/

^ Some good stuff here, FLAC too.

http://www.sutemos.net/en/

^ well worth a browse, some really nice music there.

http://testtube.monocromatica.com/artists.htm

^ Huge amount of music here, some extremely experimental, some that are very accessible. (Check Spirit Elevating Brains)
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bytheriver
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Post by bytheriver » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:19 pm

jp76 wrote:While we're at it, I need some food to eat tonight, but it's not like I'm going to open a restaurant or anything and I don't want to spend a ton of money at the store. Anybody know where I can get some free groceries?
Loads and loads of people put out free music, to show labels what they're doing, for fun and plenty of other reasons. Myself included.

I'm just looking for somewhere thats got the genres i'm intrested in and maybe some sort of review/quality control system.

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Post by digitalgeist » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:24 pm

Thinner releases some great dub stuff:
http://www.thinner.cc
Some stuff is free, though they did switch to a priced structure recently.

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Post by diverdee » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:36 pm

cism, Filtro, cyan, deep in dub, qunabu, minimalnet - try some of those for starters.
Second Thinner - some good releases there,

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Post by boomstix » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:56 am

jp76 wrote:While we're at it, I need some food to eat tonight, but it's not like I'm going to open a restaurant or anything and I don't want to spend a ton of money at the store. Anybody know where I can get some free groceries?
try the Hari Krishnas, mate, they do great vegan food and desert too.

there are also many soup kitchens and the like in most cities, just ask around a bit.

you can get free veges if you go to your city's vegetable market just as they are closing, they generally rather give the veges that don't sell to people instead of just throwing them away.

for free dry goods and tinned food you might need to get your hands dirty. try the skips at the back of major supermarkets. you can get practically anything there.

you just have to know where to look.


the point i'm making is that you can always get stuff for free, you're just paying for the convenience of saving time and effort.

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Post by Da hand » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:43 am

Check out this label from Montreal:

http://www.archipel.cc - minimal / tech

Archipel sells releases on Vinyl, CD and also its net releases on Beatport. Their net releases become free after a couple of months.

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Post by bytheriver » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:22 am

boomstix wrote:
jp76 wrote:While we're at it, I need some food to eat tonight, but it's not like I'm going to open a restaurant or anything and I don't want to spend a ton of money at the store. Anybody know where I can get some free groceries?
try the Hari Krishnas, mate, they do great vegan food and desert too.

there are also many soup kitchens and the like in most cities, just ask around a bit.

you can get free veges if you go to your city's vegetable market just as they are closing, they generally rather give the veges that don't sell to people instead of just throwing them away.

for free dry goods and tinned food you might need to get your hands dirty. try the skips at the back of major supermarkets. you can get practically anything there.

you just have to know where to look.


the point i'm making is that you can always get stuff for free, you're just paying for the convenience of saving time and effort.
Also, find yourself a Gurdwara. Lovely places, good food, good company and a life experience to boot ;)

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Post by Erick M » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:58 pm

http://www.stadtgruenlabel.net/

Great ambient/techno/minimal site with alot of different artists. And FREE :)

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Post by karl » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:28 pm

downloading free music from blogs is ok if the artists are putting it on there themselves,,but its guys like you who are killig the artists and the music scene by using free downloading sites like limewire etc

my advice is stop been tight and get downloading :-)
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Post by puRe » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:33 pm

I know it's spam, but it's also good... :)

http://www.norbumusic.com

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Post by inakiesarte » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:51 pm

Listen to the best and try to mimic the sound on your own from scratch... or use samples to get your own sounds.

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Post by doc holiday » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:40 pm

no mention of mnml.nl ??

join the forum and find live sets galore.

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