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kademlia on 02/05/2014 at 11:00PM

Hi-Rez: Product of My Environment

Hi-Rez: Product of My Environment

If you’re hoping to kick off 2014 with attitude, a fresh rap record might just do the trick.

Of course, FrostClick already has a collection in mind. That would be Hi-Rez‘s fifth and latest mixtape, Product of My Environment, which brims with a bravado and authenticity that we rarely see from urban releases nowadays. What gives?

Having went through an “extreme rough patch” for the past couple of years, the rapper has used his music as a sounding board to all his problems, resulting on a record that’s both heavily personal and unapologetically tongue-in-cheek at the same time.

Take the opening track, "Brandon Clark", for example. It boasts early 2000′s arrangement, bold lyrics, and crisp beats that easily puts it along the leagues of the catchiest hip-hop singles of the period. (50 Cent? Eminem?) You know, a period when songs actually had sense reading along a more relaxed path are the songs “Lifted” and “Love & Fear“, talking about the beauty of life and striving hard to achieve your goals.


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ckutmusic on 02/05/2014 at 12:30AM

¡FLIST! on The Montreal Sessions

Local artist Charlie Twitch aka ¡FLIST! came in for a live performance on CKUT's The Montreal Sessionsa show that provides a platform for a different community group, label, or artist to curate a month of programming. In January, local booking collective Loose-Fit hosted, and invited ¡FLIST! in for their final show.

Music that is as much Nick Cave as it is Thomas Dolby, what really sets ¡FLIST! apart is the incredibly emphatic live performance, the essence of which being hinted at in Twitch's new video for bug.

¡FLIST! - "Bug" (02:52)
¡FLIST! - "Bug" (02:52)
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theradius on 01/31/2014 at 08:30PM

Radius PATCH 05: Absence

PATCH is a series of curated playlists selected from the Radius episode archive. Each playlist is organized around a specific topic or theme that engages the tonal and public spaces of the electromagnetic spectrum. PATCH serves as a platform to illuminate the questions, concerns, and complexities of and within radio-based art practices.

PATCH 05: Absence

Episode 05: C.R. Kasprzyk

07.13.10b is concerned with recording the typically inaudible: the power sources that fuel the mundane portions of our lives. These sounds, primarily the electromagnetic fields produced by computers, printers, TV’s, cars, electricity poles, coffee makers, etc., acknowledge the (in)visible place technology has in today’s society. Through close observation of this environment, the music strives for a nonlinear form; an immersion of moments found in daily life that might otherwise go unnoticed. The title is nothing more than a time stamp, referring to when the majority of the incorporated sounds were collected.


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AS220 on 01/31/2014 at 03:45PM

AS220's Winter Sampler

Album artwork by Andrea Santos

The year ending can be melancholic—the passing of time, the memories, the promise of the future, bleak weather. It’s not quahogging season any more kiddos, you better have a space heater in your houseboat. If you are fretting, AS220 is here to help with this Winter Sampler of some of the warmest acts to have played within our hallowed walls. It’s suggested that you listen to this Winter Sampler under a comforter that you have fashioned into a childlike fort while drinking hot cocoa with a peppermint stick stirrer. If these items aren’t available to you just close your eyes, listen to the sonic wonder, and let your imagination run buckwild and free. This is the final sampler of 2013, so now you can download the complete set of them and feel one with the Rhode Island music scene.

LISTEN TO THIS SNOW MONSTER MIX»

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studio11 on 01/22/2014 at 02:01AM

Steve Anderson - Late Night Girl

Steve Anderson - Late Night Girl (Studio 11 Classics)

As a major contributor to the Studio 11 music engineering team, Steve Anderson has also found time to produce his own collection of top notch tunes. Not only does Steve have a fabulous voice, he is a consumate musical producer as well. Of the innovative collections that Steve has produced, his album "Late Night Girl" best sums up his vocal abilities and production skills.

We caught up with Steve for a brief interview covering music life and music making in the same


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AS220 on 01/21/2014 at 03:00AM

Atlantic Thrills - Acid Rain

At this year’s AS220 Foo Fest, Atlantic Thrills brought out a giant piñata of a donkey that was filled with flour and trash. It was torn apart in a matter of seconds and everyone coughed as though the thing were filled with mustard gas. To make up for the mess they offered me moonshine. It was apt. Now, a few months later, the Thrills have an even better offering off their self-titled full length coming out soon on Almost Ready records. They are then going on a fat lil’ tour to follow the release.


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ange on 01/20/2014 at 03:30AM

Remember MLK Through Recorded Speeches

Joan Baez and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (RubyGoes/Flickr CC-BY)

Take some time today to listen back to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech at Santa Rita Prison from January 15, 1968. It was preserved by the Pacifica Radio Archives.

In this speech he spoke to the crowd after visiting Joan Baez and her mother in the prison. He reports that they are in good spirits, explaining, "When you go to jail for a righteous cause, you can accept the inconveniences of jail with a kind of innocence of calm and an inner sense of peace. And this is they way they are accepting this experience." He then goes on to explain his controversial decision to mix the issues of civil rights with the anti-war movement.

"There can be no justice without peace, and there can be no peace without justice. People ask me from time to time, 'Aren't you getting out of your field? Aren't you supposed to be working in civil rights?' And they go on to say the two issues are not to be mixed. And my only answer is that I have been working too long and too hard now against segregated public accommodations to end up, at this stage of my life, segregating my moral concerns."

The audience applauds wildly.

"Because I believe absolutely that justice is indivisible. And injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

In this recording, an audience member yells out "Hey!" as if the strength of that statement just knocked him over.

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AS220 on 01/08/2014 at 04:45AM

Malportado Kids - Mi Concha (EP)

On a day that will forever be known in infamy as “Malportaday,” the bi-lingual duo of Victoria Ruiz and Joey Defrancesco, otherwise known as Malportado Kids are releasing their first mixtape today. Their stripped down, baille and dancehall infused brand of electronic politico-punk is even more resuscitative than shoving your face in a tub of coffee grinds and starting a riot. When’s the last time you felt empowered by a full arsenal of samples? Bite into this lil’ sample of the EP with these hefty cuts, “Soy La Pocha” and “Fuego.” Prepare to feel despot dispatching power surges. If you are so inspired—go see them on tour this month and learn that the revolution will be caked in glitter.

The rest of this killer EP can be downloaded at their bandcamp.

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kademlia on 01/03/2014 at 01:15AM

FrostWire Creative Commons Mixtape Volume 4

FrostWire Creative Commons Mixtape Volume 4

And the time has come again to share with you all the best of 2013 FrostClick/FrostWire features had to offer. From blues, to pop, electronic, hip-hop and rap comes 12 of our favorite tracks from our favorite artists. Till this date, FrostWire Music Promotions have directly generated over 6,7 million album downloads – thank’s to you for checking out the artists and thanks to the artists for recognizing BitTorrent & file sharing in general as the future of music distribution and promotions!

Last year over 294,000 of you downloaded our Mixtape Vol. 3 – lets take those numbers even higher this year and celebrate artists that want their music downloaded freely and shared as widely as possible!

DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE CREATIVE COMMONS COMPILATION»


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theradius on 12/31/2013 at 03:29PM

Radius PATCH 04: Landscape

PATCH is a series of curated playlists selected from the Radius episode archive. Each playlist is organized around a specific topic or theme that engages the tonal and public spaces of the electromagnetic spectrum. PATCH serves as a platform to illuminate the questions, concerns, and complexities of and within radio-based art practices.

PATCH 04: Landscape

Episode 19: Emilie Mouchous & Andrea-Jane Cornell

Rise & Shine is the result of an improvisation session in the morning, when ears are fresh and most sensitive to stimuli. Using a set of graphic index cards, designed by Boston-based movement artist Joe Burgio, as compositional material to guide their improvisation, Mouchous and Cornell convened in the live broadcast studio of CKUT 90.3FM in Montreal to lay the groundwork for the piece.

The piece responds to the clarity of local signals in Montreal that are obscured in areas directly adjacent to the main radio tower transmitter site atop Mount-Royal. The areas situated in the shadow of the mountain, where there are no sight-lines to the tower, have poor reception because the signal must pass though the ground to reach the receivers. The signal is only received in mono and occasionally cuts out intermittently for indeterminate periods of time.


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