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:

We’re excited to announce Celebration of Curation 2013

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Our vision at Mixcloud is to connect listeners to the world’s best curators of music and radio. The philosophy at the heart of the platform is that DJs, radio presenters, blogs, festivals and other curators are the experts that can help fans hear the signal from the noise in a world where there is more music than ever.

As we approach our fourth birthday, we’re excited to launch Celebration of Curation – a campaign to celebrate the power of curation and the sounds of different cities all over the world, partnering with some of the leading artists and curators we’ve been honoured to work with since we launched the platform 4 years ago.

Now in its third edition, the project will feature handpicked curators and partners to represent the sounds of cities such as Berlin, LA, Tokyo, Bristol, New York, Paris, Amsterdam and more to be announced.

Today the project launches with Celebration of Berlin, and we’ve got some phenomenal, exclusive mixes and shows from Paul Kalkbrenner, Moderat, Anja Schneider, Pan-Pot and more.

Check out the Celebration of Curation page here.

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.

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!

Record Store Day 2013 Playlist

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Record Store Day is something worth celebrating. It all started when 700 independent stores in 2007 in the U.S. came together to share their cultural significance, the U.K. followed suit the following year and the event has grown ever since. Special vinyl and CD releases are offered exclusively on the day from a wide variety of record labels, while one-off performances and other festivities are happening across the country’s finest record stores today. We’ve compiled a list of relevant Cloudcasts to get you in the mood, but make sure you get out there and support your favourite local record store too!

Music writer for God Is In The TV, The Needle Magazine and his own blog, the mighty Mr Scott has complied a mixtape featuring some of the finest Record Store Day releases this year.

Record Store Day 2013 Preview Mix by Mrscottcompilations on Mixcloud

The mysterious DJHighPrrr’s debut Cloudcast is “is intended to encourage you to go to your local record store (and other shops if you can) more than one day per year’. That’s good enough for us.

The ‘Record Store Day’ MixCD for April 20th, 2013 by Djhighprrr on Mixcloud

Of course it’s not just in the U.K. and U.S. that Record Store Day is celebrated, Diggin in the Crates from Germany have put together a fine show. Caballo introduces an interview with RSD Germany coordinator Jan Kopke, while Frahm shines the spotlight on vinyl imprint Andre Michelle Records and the music is dedicated to the day’s limited editions.

Sendung 26 – Record Store Day (RSD) by Diggininthecrates on Mixcloud

Dresden’s Uncanny Valley label have uploaded an old mix they made for Record Store Day in 2011, featuring an in-store gig at Berlin’s OYE Records, a chat with the shop’s head honcho Markus Linder and exclusive music from labels like Retreat, Kann and Clapz II Dogz.

UV Funk 001: Record Store Day Special by Uncanny Valley on Mixcloud

Meanwhile, Italy’s Championship Vinyl marks the day with a show full of its usual brand of alternative rock on Versus Radio.

Championship Vinyl – Puntata 15 – 15/04/2013 by Championship Vinyl on Mixcloud

It’s not just the independent’s supporting RSD though, with the esteemed Guardian Music Weekly podcast dedicating their Singles Club feature to the exclusive tracks made available on Saturday.

Music Weekly podcast: Coachella festival and Houndmouth by Guardian Music Weekly on Mixcloud

Celebration of Curation 2011: Week Two

Celebration of Curation 2011 has sadly drawn to a close, but wipe away those crocodile tears and rejoice in the fact that Mixcloud has been very proud to present 54 brilliant Cloudcasts from some staggeringly impressive partners, all of which can now be found on the main campaign page. And there is still plenty of time to run through the office favourites from Week Two, which saw Celebrations of Radio Shows, Promoters, Festivals, Record Labels, and Thought. We know this is what you have been waiting for.

Monday saw Celebration of Curation’s spotlight on Radio Shows, and no day celebrating their brilliance could ever be complete without the inimitable Carl Cox and his ever-present Global radio show. His Celebration of Curation Cloudcast features highlights from the second party of the season at Space Ibiza, and is packed with live sets from Jon Rundell, the man himself, and Richie Hawtin. Lock in!

Celebration of Curation rolled into Tuesday with the spotlight on Promoters. The office stayed hunkered down in Ibiza for the day with We Love‘s feature Cloudcast pounding through the speakers: ‘We Love Vitalik‘, mixed by Jozif and Ryan O’Gorman. Tidy!

Wednesday was one of our favourite days in the entire campaign — a celebration of something that Mixcloud staff hold very close to their hearts… Festivals! Though we worked with some incredible partners that day (and honourable mentions must go to Gottwood Festival and New York’s Electric Zoo Festival) the office vote narrowly went to the daddy of the music-tech circuit, SXSW, and this beautiful electronic mix.

http://www.mixcloud.com/SXSW/sxsw-2011-electronic-mix/

On Thursday we celebrated one of the most important layers in musical curation: Record Labels. We were very excited to work with Gilles Peterson‘s label — home to Mercury Music Nominee, Ghostpoet — Brownswood Recordings. Do be sure to check out their stellar mix, featuring choice cuts from the Brownswood discography; selected and mixed by Alex Patchwork.

The final day of Celebration of Curation 2011 saw a focus on a side of Mixcloud that we’re really proud of — Thought. Friday featuring brilliant talk-content from the London School of Economics, the RSA, Wired UK, and the beautiful Caught by the River, but this lecture for the Institute of Art and Ideas, exploring the philosophy of cut-and-paste sound sampling, stood out.

That’s all for this year’s Celebration of Curation, then. We hope you enjoyed listening as much as we enjoyed putting the campaign together. Stay locked in to the profile pages of this year’s partners, as we happen to know that there are a few tasty bits and pieces on the horizon…