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Special show this week as each track played is free to download as the original MOD file to view, remix or just play. To listen to mods, you’ll need a program like MODPlug Tracker or XMPlayer and to edit mods you’ll need a program like Renoise or MilkyTracker. To listen to the show, just click on each/all of the Parts or right click to save. Thanks to all the producers who donated their mods and to Croy and Brothelowner for their knowledge.

PLAYLIST – 4th December 2010
Special guests: Croy Broodfood and DJ Brothel0wner

Part 1 – Classics

Martin Galway – Arkanoid
Inertia – Panik
Echo – Cybernet
Echo – Jesus 0
Outsider – Acid Flashback
U41A – Watch Your Bass Bin
Hydlide – BBS-intro
Riku Nuottajrvi – Star Control 2.Tune4
Andemar – I Wanna C U Dance
Rocky MT – Psycho-Bum II

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PART 1 (CLASSICS)

Part 2 – Artists

Brothel0wnerNew Bark
EpsilonRegular Crite
EpsilonEating Willy Beamish
EpsilonSmash Casio Insides
EpsilonSub05 ( Hedonist Remix)
AbortifacientNothin\’ Sus
CytochromeCarnival
XylocaineWeeping Wounded
XylocaineWholeMEALulcer
Animal IntelligenceTek 9
SunjammerLament
PeterAAAAAAaaaaaahhhhggg
PeterRiots in Brixton
Stone HeadThe Wrath of Khan
SuloNight-Fill
556aRaid
Circulator – Raid Remix
Passenger Of ShitCartooncore Web 2
Passenger Of ShitBleeding Dick

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PART 2 (ARTISTS)

Part 3 – Hardcore

Zetor – Motherfucking Bimbo
The Undertaker – PCP
Blackout – C-Tank Megamix
Nabil Jamel – Mizuid Core
ANC vs VOA – High-Noon
DJ Heavy – Volle Kanne
Rotello – Bim Num Bam (Live Mix)
Dioxide – #88Noize
Rotello – Circular
HCM DJ – M.S.P.
Earblower – Mono Rail
Earblower – The Launch Sequence
ANC – Standing

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PART 3 (HARDCORE)

Unplayed tracks

Lloigor – End of a Millenium
Lloigor – Necrocalypsia
Earblower – Swollen With Blood
ANC – Da Sikkest Man…

Christmas present from Brothel0wner:

TRACKING 4 THE MASSES – Free download of the 1998 compilation CD of various Epping artists + guests presented by Brothel0wner

To find out more about 8 bit music and trackers you could go to:
http://woolyss.com
http://chipflip.wordpress.com/timeline/

NEXT WEEK – French Breakcore

www.thematicsradio.com

Some news on the goings-on of Canadian based label Dross:tik Records.
Things have been a little quiet over the past year with the last release being the Cross Roads 12” in 2007 (V-Snares / Electromeca / Unitus / Cakebuilder / Belladonnakillz). Which is still available at most place – check it out!
But never fear!!! The plans are in and looking pretty good…..at least in my head it looks good. So check out the following info and keep on the lookout for these releases.

Upcoming Dross:tik Releases:

C64 – “Lowest Moments (DJ Mix CD) *Co-Release with Low Res Records

Release Date: Summer 2008
A 26 track continuous DJ mix showcasing 8 years of Detroit ground breaking label Low Res Records. Tracks from Abelcain/Davros, Venetian Snares, Igor, Kero, Adjust, Cdatakill, Ubergang, Bombadier and more span from 1998-2006.
Its an honour to put something like this together and to work with a true pioneering label such as Low Res. Detroit for life! Eminem has nothing on the white boy behind this label!

Belladonnakillz – “Sorry Try Again” (CD Album)

Release Date: Fall/Winter 2008
Perhaps you heard his debut album on Dross:tik in 2003? Or his follow up “As If” on Sublight? Either way, this will be a brand new cut with only the most original material as expected. Singing, dancing, guitar rocking, bass shaking and dance beats. The reviews in the past say it all. It’s either brilliant or a complete waste of musical work. You be the judge!
http://www.myspace.com/11675039

Epsilon – “Daemon Minx Thanatopsis” (CD Album)

Release Date: Fall/Winter 2008
Long time Australian producer is set to launch his first full length album since 2004. No doubt this will be highly anticipated! I met Mr. Epsilon on tour in Europe in 2007. He couldn’t stop talking about how great Australia is. Despite this, I still liked him (j/k Aussies) and Dross:tik is proud to see this release through. http://www.myspace.com/brendonepsilon
http://www.patricider.com/epsilon

John Kameel Farah – “Title TBA” (CD Album)

Release Date: Fall/Winter 2008
Canadian pianist wizard crafts a composition that is both worth stroking your chin too and busting a move on the dance floor. Melodies composed with his state of the art Rhodes Fender piano provide a deep warmth that wraps around the onslaught of beats and breaks. His live performances are nothing short of brilliant. We are very proud to capture this energy and bring it to you on one of those compact disc things that seem to be going out of style.

http://johnfarah.com
http://www.myspace.com/jkfarah

New Vinyl Release

Release Date: Fall 2008
It will certainly include Devnulls “Shards of Rhythm” and some other goodies yet to determined. Its been a while for that Devnull track. The original plan doesn’t look like its gonna happen, but a new super awesome, “Grooverider wished he had done it before he got pinched” plan will bring it to light!

Dross:tik Digital
Yes, we are adding a new face to the label through that cutting edge technology of DIGITAL. Digital only releases will start sometime soon….maybe.
Stupid Question #1: “But Mr. c64, does this mean you are abandoning vinyl????”
C64: “Shut up Timmy, it certainly does not!!”
But we’ve been getting lots of good demos over the years, more so than I can possibly release, so the digital portion will get those tracks out!

Other possibly interesting news:

C64 – New DJ mix for Peace Off Website
Yes! Working on a brand new studio DJ mix that should soon be available from Peace Off in their Free Download section.
http://peaceoff.c8.com

C64 back on Tour in Europe October / November 2008
You think a broken arm and surgery can keep me down? No way. But that’s exactly what happened this past January. It’s good to be back in the game though!

For inquiries, demo submissions and general hate mail please contact:

c64 (at) yahoo.com
http://www.myspace.com/c64dj
AIM: c64dj

as found on http://www.drivl.com/users/profile/CheShA :

Influences and Development Breakcore as a genre developed from elements of many different styles of music beginning around the mid 1990s. Simultaneously, it began to evolve out of a boredom with stagnant forms of more traditional techno and rave music as well as an evolution within noise and sound art. A need for faster BPM’s as well as a more anti-authoritarian sound also pushed the various sub-genres to more extreme states. At this point pre-breakcore came from London, Berlin and Newcastle, Australia (home of Bloody Fist Records). Early influential artists include Alec Empire, DJ Scud, Panacea, Christoph Fringeli, Nasenbluten, and more. According to Simon Reynolds in the New York Times [1] breakcore is “Purveyed by artists like DJ/Rupture and Teamshadetek, the music combines rumbling basslines, fidgety beats and grainy ragga vocals to create a home-listening surrogate for the bashment vibe of a Jamaican sound system party. Others within the breakcore genre, like Knifehandchop, Kid 606 and Soundmurderer, hark back to rave’s own early days, their music evoking the rowdy fervor of a time when huge crowds flailed their limbs to a barrage of abstract noise and convulsive rhythm. It’s a poignant aural mirage of a time when techno music was made for the popular vanguard rather than a connoisseurial elite, as it is today.” [edit] Ambush Records At the same time London’s DJ Scud co-founded Ambush Records with fellow producer Aphasic which focused on more extreme noise-oriented hardcore Drum and bass. Some artist to have released on Ambush have been Christoph Fringeli, Slepcy, Panacea, and Noize Creator all of which are still productive and active in the scene today. [edit] Bloody Fist Records At the same time, the now defunct label, Bloody Fist Records based in Newcastle, Australia released many records of hardcore/gabber, industrial, and noise. Artists signed to Bloody Fist in its lifetime include Syndicate, Xylocaine, Epsilon, and Nasenbluten. [edit] Breakcore Becomes A Genre As the early days of “hardcore techno” or just “hardcore” began to settle in Europe, Breakcore as a genre began to take more concrete forms in other parts of the world. Inspired by the seminal labels above (among others) new labels such as Addict Records from Milwaukee, USA, Peace Off Record from Rennes, France and Planet Mu from London began to take a new shape, adding in more elements of mashup and IDM to the hardcore sounds. Each of these labels began to draw in aspects of their own social and aesthetic scenes into their music thus allowing for an even broader definition of what was possible in the music while at the same time also confirming certain elements of style to unite the music. Matt Earp describes his impressions of early breakcore as “a high-bpm mash-up of hyperkinetic, post-jungle breaks, feedback, noise, and Jamaican elements paired with a devil-may-care attitude towards sampling that pulls from the broadest musical spectrum of styles (hip-hop, rock, industrial, pop, and beyond).” [2] One of the most controversial issues in Breakcore is that of the mere existence of the genre. Because it pulls liberally from other musical genres, there isn’t a consensus on what is and what isn’t Breakcore, or even over the usefulness of the term itself. Because of the fragmentation, the Breakcore scene isn’t centered in any one geographical location, but is rather scattered into disparate groups. Perhaps the one place where Breakcore’s “voice” can be heard is virtually, through the internet and various online forums, such as those at C8. [edit] The Amen Break While Breakcore is definitely not only organized around the cutting and distortion of the Amen Break, it is a key to defining the genre. The amen break in Breakcore is primarily used at high-speeds and edited to produce jarring effects when distorted and layered in combination with almost any sound. This particular drum-break sound characterizes many breakcore songs and is still used as a key factor to define the sound. This is in line with breakcore’s tendency to create a post-modern parody of Drum and Bass clichés – many of the sounds heard in breakcore are very “classic” jungle samples. [edit] Distribution Among the many types of music now being spread online, perhaps Breakcore is the most fascinating to observe in regard to its online diffusion. Since the genre as a whole still is developing and growing rapidly, the music itself is largely downloaded via peer-to-peer networks, and discussed on internet forums. Its many producers now find the samples they create the music from online, as well as use illegally downloaded software to create the music[citation needed]. Whereas the early days of Breakcore were based in select urban cities, the genre now has no geographical center. The music itself tends to reflect this multiplicity of media diffusion itself (as already mentioned) by incorporating so many different forms of music all hacked together to form breakcore. It remains a relatively small genre, but compared to its size prior to the 1990s web boom, it continues to grow substantially. [edit] Developments In the Genre Breakcore has recently been changing and branching. Many newer breakcore artists focus on melodic progressions and complex drum programming while other ‘classic’ breakcore artists still focus on distorted hardcore breakbeats and dark-edged musical influences (such as heavy metal, and industrial). A third group of artists work has developed closer to Drum and Bass, and focuses more on hardcore drum and bass sounds. A fourth group takes yet another direction towards mash-up, happy hardcore and rave to make a lighter, more humorous sound.