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CodesAndNotes on 03/27/2017 at 12:37AM

Three Years in the Music Archive

How I came across the Free Music Archive is, I was searching for this tune I heard in a YouTube video, from The Custodian Of Records. Out of curiosity I started looking at what else this "FMA" site was proposing and... well you can guess what happened! But FMA not only was a great discovery: it actually pushed me into searching for netlabels on the web. To this day, I rarely listen to anything that is not from a netlabel, with only a few exceptions (Benjamin Clementine for one. Has anyone checked that man? He's incredible!). 

So I spend my days listening to FMA while I code for a living, and often leave comments when I'm impressed by the talent and creativity of the artists on display. When Cheyenne invited me to post mixes on FMA, I decided I wanted to pay homage to these three years of discovery. My only worry was choice!

Three Years on the Music Archive: Side A focuses on hip-hop, dub, electronica and ambient, while Side B focuses on step, dance, pop, rock, folk... and some country for good measure. 

Hope you enjoy them! I obviously had to stop somewhere, and yet there is so much more I wanted to include in there. For example, there’s a lot of excellent post-rock, shoegaze and metal work that I’m really starting to get into. Maybe for another mix? 

Until then… Cheers!

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katya-oddio on 05/15/17 at 08:18PM
Super glad you are in there digging through the digital FMA crates as a master selector! From a fellow coder who depends on the FMA to get through the day, thanks for sharing the great finds, CodesAndNotes.
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