Thursday, 19 July 2007

It's HOT in Russia tonight

Been tuning into to Deep Mix - Moscow Radio tonight - superb funky, minimal tech house -clean & crisp beats


Monday, 16 July 2007

POGO Yeah, woohoo, there's something in the air

I'm a sucker for a good bassline and a catchy riff and Pogo by "Digitalism" has both. Saw it first as an embedded video on someones MySpace page and the vids fantastic too

You can hear New Order style guitars in there a mile off but it sounds really fresh and new - a crossover between 80's Synthpop, current underground dance and Indie, the latter not really my thing but I can't stop playing this tune!

Having rushed out and bought the album at the weekend I can say that first impressions are that the rest of the album isn't much like this tune. It reminds me a lot of Daft Punk & Air, the French connection is much more obvious when you hear the album and it's more dance orientated - a good listen nevertheless

Friday, 13 July 2007

Perfect for friday evening......Melodic Drum n Bass!!

Please don't let Web Radio die! DnbRadio is kicking serious ASS tonight.....

24/7 Drum and Bass, Jungle,and Liquid Funk

Like a breath of fresh air........

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Hypnoticbeats Website

Finally making progress on the new Hypnoticbeats Website - hoping to get it finished in the next few weeks.....

Friday, 6 July 2007

Back to the Future - A short history of computers

A quick trip down memory lane just to see how far computers have come since I first used them....

If my memory is correct the first computer I actually used was at school and it was a "Research machines 380z" a true beast of a machine which when launched in 1977 ran at 4mhz and supported between 4 and 56k Ram. This advert details the monster spec you get for nearly £1800! which back in 1977 was a 'lot' of cash
Next our school got hold of the now infamous BBC Model A & B computers which ran at 1.8 MHz and had upto 64k Ram - I remember the sound capabilities were pretty advanced for the day
The first computer I remember using at home was the Apple IIe ('e' standing for enhanced). Ours came with 3 external 5 1/4 inch drives and I remember spending the entire summer programming in code for games that I got from a magazine. The Apple ran at 1.02 MHz and had upto 64k Ram so although essentially a business computer it had imilar processing power to the BBC Bringing things up to date, for just over £1000 the new iMac that we are using in our office at the moment is like something out of a sci-fi film in comparison - all this in 30 years
I wonder if the difference between the iMac of today and whats on offer in 30 years will be as marked?

Monday, 2 July 2007

New Ulrich Schnauss Album - "Goodbye"

Only heard the title track but it is predictably stunning! go buy....

Ulrich Schnauss on Myspace