Straight from the play box..

In the spirit of Mixcloud community, we wanted to position the looking glass over Kieran Lockyear and his project ‘Straight from the play box’, which has brought together DJs from all over the world to create a virtual festival of vinyl 45s shared from their own collections.

There are alot of great djs and collectors world wide who have some very rare (original) Soul/Funk 45s in there collection that you cant hear unless you happen to go to an event… so I asked a couple of djs if they would send me a mix of just ten 45s from there play box and they were kind enough to oblige, so I asked a few more, were at 60+ now and still more to come” Kieran.

The series has gained notoriety across the world as more and more DJs get involved and is quite possibly one of the best selections of soul & funk vinyls on the net today.

To listen to the full collection on Mixcloud, click here.

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Celebration of Curation 2013: North America

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Celebration of Curation 2013 is our two week fiesta of collaborations with key Cloudcasters across ten different cities. This year, we’re teaming up with some of the biggest and brightest editorial voices around to celebrate the power of curation, and to showcase what their cities sound like.

Day 8 is devoted to North America. The Americas (USA & Canada) release a heap of great music that we simply could not ignore so we asked some of our lovely curators on the site to bring you a selection of what’s blasting their speakers right now. Enjoy exclusive mixes of Monty Luke presented by Discogs, Matthew Dear, Lexis, Peanut Butter Wolf and Kevin Saunderson.

Listen to the sound of North America:

Celebration of Curation 2013: Bristol

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Celebration of Curation 2013 is our two week fiesta of collaborations with key Cloudcasters across ten different cities. This year, we’re teaming up with some of the biggest and brightest editorial voices around to celebrate the power of curation, and to showcase what their cities sound like.

Day 6 is devoted to Bristol.Bristol’s long been in the vanguard of UK bass, and one of it’s key proponents right now is TS2W, half of A.Quake and resident at STB, The Blast & Jittabug . We are delighted to present you with some sensational mixes from Waifs & Strays, Jittabug and Sam Binga.

Listen to the sound of Bristol:

Celebration of Curation 2013: New York

stretch and bobbitoCelebration of Curation 2013 is our two week fiesta of collaborations with key Cloudcasters across ten different cities. This year, we’re teaming up with some of the biggest and brightest editorial voices around to celebrate the power of curation, and to showcase what their cities sound like.

Day seven is devoted to New York and the techno, house and hip-hop vibes that are fast becoming evocative of the American metropolis.. We are delighted to present you with some sensational mixes from Stretch & Bobbito, Beats in Space, Potholes In My Blog, Curses + lots more.

Observe the sound of New York:

Celebration of Curation 2013: Tokyo

Celebration of Curation 2013 is our two week fiesta of collaborations with key Cloudcasters across ten different cities. This year, we’re teaming up with some of the biggest and brightest editorial voices around to celebrate the power of curation, and to showcase what their cities sound like.

Day 4 is devoted to Tokyo and the techno, house and hip-hop vibes that are fast becoming evocative of the Japanese capital’s signature sound. We are delighted to present you with some sensational mixes from Tokyo’s finest, provided by Tokyoites DJ Kentaro, WOMB TOKYO Magazine, DJCity Japan and Clubberia.

Observe the sound of Tokyo:

Celebration of Curation 2013: Paris

Celebration of Curation 2013 is our two week fiesta of collaborations with key Cloudcasters across ten different cities. At Mixcloud, we’re passionate about linking listeners with expert digital curators. To celebrate the power of curation, we’re teaming up with some of the biggest editorial voices around to showcase what their cities sound like.

Day 3 celebrates Paris, renowned for it’s expansive musical backdrop of electronic, indie and popular genres. Check out these sensational mixes from our French curation partners, including acclaimed Parisian magazines, Tsugi and Trax, and the Dance-centric MixMag.

Enjoy:

Producers Special

From J Dilla and Premier to Malcom McLaren and Giorgio Moroder, we’ve got a stack load of Cloudcasts that pay homage to many of music’s pioneering producers with mixes from reputable musicians and some from our own expert curators.  We’re bringing you some fine audio content to showcase some of the industry’s most recognised and original producers from the realms of hip hop, jazz, rock, electronic, funk and beyond.

GIORGIO MORODER

DAZED DIGITAL MIX: THE GIORGIO MORODER MASTERCLASS MIXED BY WRIGGLEY SCOTT

Giorgio Moroder’s productions have been sampled, referenced and remixed by the best beatmakers of the last 20 years (think Mobb Deep, J Dilla and DOOM to cite a few). Wriggly Scott takes us on a journey through the supreme musical compositions of one of the true greats of disco and electronic music.

PETE ROCK AND DJ PREMIER

Pete Rock VS Dj Premier

The two best Hip Hop producers ever? Pete Rock and DJ Premier represent the mainstays of 1990s East Coast Hip Hop and have both been massively influential to the genre. From Pete Rock’s work with CL Smooth and Biggie, to Premo’s formidable productions for the likes of Gangstarr and Jay-Z, their sounds have been stamped on some of the best hip hop tracks made. Vinyl Addict pits their wits here with a high-grade mix that showcases the wizardry of two incredible producers.

NILE RODGERS

Nile Rodgers – Mixed By DJ Superix

From his disco beginnings as co-founder of Chic, to his work with the likes of Aretha Frankiln, David Bowie and Madonna, and right through to his recent collaboration with Daft Punk, Nile Rogers has crossed many different musical paths in his career. Southern Hospitality serve up an hour and a half of disco-fused pop from one of the best producers ever.

PRINCE

Osunlade – Tribute to Prince

DJ Osunlade brings his fanatic Prince knowledge to the table and does a fine job of educating us through the sounds one of the most iconic musicians of our time. Funk-guitar riffs, soulful falsetto singing and micro-detailed song production, Prince’s music has transcended genre and generations.

DONALD BYRD

JBoogie – Vintage Diversity: A Tribute to Donald Byrd

From groundbreaking jazz rhythms and funky disco boogie edits, Donald Byrd pioneered soul and jazz genres and inspired a generation of hip hop producers sampling his sounds from the likes of J Dilla, Gangstarr and The Pharycyde. Enjoy this 80 minute mix from Brooklyn Radio’s J Boogie.

ROBERT GLASPER

100% Robert Glasper

A shining light of contemporary jazz, soul and R&B, Robert Glasper is a jazz pianist virtuoso with a natural affinity towards Hip Hop. Adam Kvasnica flicks through the soulful, melodic and expansive jazz stylings of the American.

BURIAL

All Burial Mix

With his dark underground soundscapes formed upon a unique blend of jungle, 2-step and UK garage, Burial has forged a distinguishable sound so recognisable to many. This mix takes us through the catalogue of one of the most definitive and talked about electronic producer’s of recent times.

J DILLA

A Tribute To J Dilla

Producer for the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes and Common, J Dilla has become one of the most lauded hip-hop producers of all time. Dilla’s dynamic and intricate productions have become a driving influence in modern hip hop. The Soul DoJo tributes a musical magician who left behind a timeless body of work which will be played and rediscovered for years to come.

THE NEPTUNES AND TIMBALAND

The Neptunes Vs Timbaland Mix

The Neptunes and Timbaland massively contributed the sounds of many notable hip hop and R&B artists in the late 90’s and 2000, dishing up genre-defying productions for a whole host of major artists. DJ Brain Child plays out their complementary cross-genre styles with a load of notable tracks from the likes of Aaliyah, Missy Elliot and NERD.

RICK RUBIN

Rick Rubin Mixtape

Rick Rubin has been a key figure behind the commercial rise of hip hop. Recognised for his signature rap/metal style Rubin’s productions span an impressive range of artists, from Kanye West and Jay-Z right through to Johnny Cash and Metallica.

KANYE WEST

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Even before his debut album Kanye West was making waves with productions for artists like Jay Z and Talib Kweli. Flawless soul samples and intricate production methods have seen Kanye become a major player in the game, and asides an impressive production range on his own material he’s also guest produced records for a variety of artists like Drake, DMX, Lupe Fiasco and Common. Audio 1 dishes up a selection of classic tracks from the most talked about rapper of our era.

FOUR TET

Perfect Four Tet

Kieran Hebdan aka Four Tet is one of those producers with a diverse and cinematic sound to his productions. His music fuses elements of hip hop, electronica, techno and jazz in the most deft of ways, exemplified excellently within this mix by DJ Rich Ears.

NIGEL GODRICH

The Big Medley: Radiohead

Nigel Godrich has been hailed as the ‘sixth member’ of Radiohead having produced everyone of their albums since OK Computer, not to mention producing Thom Yorke’s The Eraser and Yorke’s latest project Atoms For Piece. This mix gives a comprehensive run through of his production work of one of the UKs most coveted bands.

MALCOLM MCLAREN

Malcolm McLaren Tribute Mix

When it comes to music, Premier and Malcom McLaren are two artists you probably wouldn’t ever think to mention in the same breath. The former a Hip Hop legend, the latter a pioneering Punk aficionado. Collating some of McLaren’s career highlights with tracks from himself, the Sex Pistols and Bow Wow, Premo brings his Hip Hop flavour to show-off McLaren’s inspiring punk influence.

HIT-BOY

Digster presents: Produced by Hit-Boy

On a more contemporary tip comes Hit-Boy who’s been a real figurehead in Urban music over the past year or so, most notably for his work on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s smash hit “N****s In Paris,” which dominated charts and sets all over the globe. This 30 minute mix gives a nice insight into the work of a producer very much on the radar of many artists.

Happy Birthday USA

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For our American listeners today is a special day. The 4th of July celebrates the United States’ Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom, and as the national day-off it’s a good excuse to throw a party, have a barbeque, set off some fireworks and listen to some good music. To help with that last bit, we’ve chosen some of the freshest Cloudcasts from Mixcloud’s most popular US users.

Fort Knox: Omegaman Presents Funk the World 15

A good place to start is in the great nation’s capital, with renegade funk and soul label Fort Knox Recordings, whose stated mission is to “explore the funkier side of music from all genres around the world.” Marc Scully, AKA Omegaman, presents their latest offering, Funk the World 15.

Headphone Commute: Lee Anthony Norris Mix

Next up is Headphone Commute, an independent resource of candid words on electronic, experimental and instrumental music. The mysterious HC writes the blog of the same name and invites guests to provide the music, with this week’s mix coming from Lee Anthony Norris; better known as Metamatics.

Diplo and Friends: DJ Snake and Pelican Fly

Mississippi-born Wesley Pentz is probably better known to you as Diplo; the irrepressible super producer, Mad Decent label boss and smart-dressed man. His Saturday night show on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra racks up the hits, so we had to feature the last one, which includes mixes from DJ Snake and Pelican Fly (DJ Slow).

Brooklyn Radio: DJ Chicken George Peddlin’ 45s Mix No.1

Launched in the summer of 2006, Brooklyn Radio was developed as an alternative to the stagnant commercial and satellite radio formats. This week’s show marks the installment in a series of an all vinyl 45s Jazztronica mixes with DJ Chicken George.

Post-Rock Paper Scissors: Episode 188 After Midnight

Originating on UCLAradio.com, Post-Rock Paper Scissors ran to over 80 shows of unsurprisingly post-rock music and all things tangentially related. This episode is the first of a two-part departure from the norm, in that it is “a depressingly sexy mix for late-night feels”.

Quietmusic: June 30 Hour 2 Excerpt

From 1994 to 2011 on KYOT-FM in Phoenix, Arizona ran Nick Francis’ weekly Quietmusic radio show, which stayed true to its title by playing an eclectic and mellow blend of jazz, new age, ambient, electronic, acoustic, and vocal ballads. The show lives on through weekly uploads, with this excerpt from the the second hour of a late June show featuring the likes of Eva Cassidy, Air, Marc Cohn and David Sanborn.

Lowlight: Infinite Ambient

Sticking with music of an ambient nature, the Low Light Mixes blog has used Mixcloud to showcase five year’s worth of mixes, gaining a lot of fans in the process. The most recent of which disposes with the usual themes, as creator Dave from Wisconsin says “there’s no special theme or concept other than these cuts are all excellent ambient tunes.”

Marchus Schultz: Global DJ Broadcast June 27 Ibiza Summer Sessions

From bedroom bloggers to one of the busiest DJs in the world, from Germany but residing in Miami, honorary-American Markus Schulz’s Global DJ Broadcast radio show has been streaming on the site for several years now. The June 27th show comes from his Ibiza Summer Sessions with a Gai Barone guest mix.

Dust and Grooves: Classics from Jess Rotter

Another proud migrant, Israeli photographer Eilon Paz now resides in Brooklyn, but has travelled the world to document vinyl collectors’ record rooms for his Dust and Grooves project. For this edition he gets a classic rock and folk mix from illustrator and vinyl junkie Jess Rotter.

Dub Wise Garage Collection: The Allman Brothers Band March 20, 1971 from The Warehouse, New Orleans

The Dub Wise Garage Collection is very popular amongst Mixcloud’s legions of reggae and blues fans, as it broadcasts a rich collection of live and unreleased music. Perfect for Independence Day is this vintage 1971 set by the Allman Brothers Band from The Warehouse in New Orleans.

Saturday Night Sessions: AC Slater Episode 99

Unfortunately the 4th of July falls midweek this year, but with the help of Saturday Night Sessions you can pretend it’s the weekend. Started up by Los Angeles’ DJ Reza, the podcast has featured mixes from the world’s biggest DJs and hosted stages at North America’s best festivals. Episode 99 sees West Virginia native AC Slater bring his twisted sounds to the sessions.

Happy Birthday USA

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For our American listeners today is a special day. The 4th of July celebrates the United States’ Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom, and as the national day-off it’s a good excuse to throw a party, have a barbeque, set off some fireworks and listen to some good music. To help with that last bit, we’ve chosen some of the freshest Cloudcasts from Mixcloud’s most popular US users.

Fort Knox: Omegaman Presents Funk the World 15

A good place to start is in the great nation’s capital, with renegade funk and soul label Fort Knox Recordings, whose stated mission is to “explore the funkier side of music from all genres around the world.” Marc Scully, AKA Omegaman, presents their latest offering, Funk the World 15.

Headphone Commute: Lee Anthony Norris Mix

Next up is Headphone Commute, an independent resource of candid words on electronic, experimental and instrumental music. The mysterious HC writes the blog of the same name and invites guests to provide the music, with this week’s mix coming from Lee Anthony Norris; better known as Metamatics.

Diplo and Friends: DJ Snake and Pelican Fly

Mississippi-born Wesley Pentz is probably better known to you as Diplo; the irrepressible super producer, Mad Decent label boss and smart-dressed man. His Saturday night show on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra racks up the hits, so we had to feature the last one, which includes mixes from DJ Snake and Pelican Fly (DJ Slow).

Brooklyn Radio: DJ Chicken George Peddlin’ 45s Mix No.1

Launched in the summer of 2006, Brooklyn Radio was developed as an alternative to the stagnant commercial and satellite radio formats. This week’s show marks the installment in a series of an all vinyl 45s Jazztronica mixes with DJ Chicken George.

Post-Rock Paper Scissors: Episode 188 After Midnight

Originating on UCLAradio.com, Post-Rock Paper Scissors ran to over 80 shows of unsurprisingly post-rock music and all things tangentially related. This episode is the first of a two-part departure from the norm, in that it is “a depressingly sexy mix for late-night feels”.

Quietmusic: June 30 Hour 2 Excerpt

From 1994 to 2011 on KYOT-FM in Phoenix, Arizona ran Nick Francis’ weekly Quietmusic radio show, which stayed true to its title by playing an eclectic and mellow blend of jazz, new age, ambient, electronic, acoustic, and vocal ballads. The show lives on through weekly uploads, with this excerpt from the the second hour of a late June show featuring the likes of Eva Cassidy, Air, Marc Cohn and David Sanborn.

Lowlight: Infinite Ambient

Sticking with music of an ambient nature, the Low Light Mixes blog has used Mixcloud to showcase five year’s worth of mixes, gaining a lot of fans in the process. The most recent of which disposes with the usual themes, as creator Dave from Wisconsin says “there’s no special theme or concept other than these cuts are all excellent ambient tunes.”

Marchus Schultz: Global DJ Broadcast June 27 Ibiza Summer Sessions

From bedroom bloggers to one of the busiest DJs in the world, from Germany but residing in Miami, honorary-American Markus Schulz’s Global DJ Broadcast radio show has been streaming on the site for several years now. The June 27th show comes from his Ibiza Summer Sessions with a Gai Barone guest mix.

Dust and Grooves: Classics from Jess Rotter

Another proud migrant, Israeli photographer Eilon Paz now resides in Brooklyn, but has travelled the world to document vinyl collectors’ record rooms for his Dust and Grooves project. For this edition he gets a classic rock and folk mix from illustrator and vinyl junkie Jess Rotter.

Dub Wise Garage Collection: The Allman Brothers Band March 20, 1971 from The Warehouse, New Orleans

The Dub Wise Garage Collection is very popular amongst Mixcloud’s legions of reggae and blues fans, as it broadcasts a rich collection of live and unreleased music. Perfect for Independence Day is this vintage 1971 set by the Allman Brothers Band from The Warehouse in New Orleans.

Saturday Night Sessions: AC Slater Episode 99

Unfortunately the 4th of July falls midweek this year, but with the help of Saturday Night Sessions you can pretend it’s the weekend. Started up by Los Angeles’ DJ Reza, the podcast has featured mixes from the world’s biggest DJs and hosted stages at North America’s best festivals. Episode 99 sees West Virginia native AC Slater bring his twisted sounds to the sessions.

A Tribute to Daft Punk

In the spirit of Daft Punk’s hyped new album release we’ve put together some Cloudcasts to showcase the influence of their music and to highlight some of the origins of their musical inspirations. As true purveyors of electronic, soulful, disco-fueled and all round dance-inspired beats, here’s a timely reminder to honor Daft Punk’s illustrious career with a selection of mixes that span the wonderful soundscapes of the funky, melancholic French duo. 

Daft punk list on Mixcloud

1. Daft Punk : The Samples – Chris Reed 

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Chris Read serves up an excellent mixtape that lays down some of the duo’s most deftly crafted sample edits.

2. Daft Punk Essential Mix Classic 1997 – Barvz

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One of THE Essential Mixes let alone of 97, vintage Daft Punk showing off their impeccable DJing skills. Slaloming through an eclectic set of 90’s house & Chicago house, this set flows furiously with party vibes.

3. Andi Durrant meets Daft Punk : Human After All – Andi Durrant

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Andi Durrant hosts a rare interview with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in the build up to Random Access Memories. Nice chat with the tracks to match.

4. Dazed Digital Mix : The Giorgio Moroder Masterclass – Wriggly Scott

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To celebrate their Daft Punk vs Giorgio Moroder feature, Dazed got Wriggly Scott to delve deep into the masterful and pioneering discography of the Italian. An educational and insightful journey.

5. Tron Legacy Soundtrack Mix – Enceladus

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Out of interest to hear a continuation of the Tron Legacy soundtrack, Enceladus created this 30 minute mix that collates the cinematic soundscapes of Daft Punk’s Tron offering.

6. Tribute to Daft Punk – Arturs Mednis

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Daft Punk are renowned kingpins for their sampling and looping methods and this mix illuminates the ingenuity of their music with an extensive run-through of some of the key tracks they sampled.

7. The Gold and the Silver Dream (1971-1982) A Tribute to Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ – Musicophilia

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The sonic sounds from 1972-1982 that inspired the creation of Random Access Memories mixed by Soundslike for the Musicophilia blog.

8. All Daft  - CEDE

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Nearly 2 hours of Daft Punk mixed together for your listening pleasure!