Now you might think us being house-DJs and all, that it's just house music 24/7 for us. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We digest a large variety of music genres inside and outside the realm of electronic dance music - as any self-respecting DJ and music lover should.
I may end up regretting I told you this, but our affection for other genres (i.e. trance, drum & bass) goes so deep that we've even considered launching sub-channels or sister podcasts. We receive loads of promo releases from the record labels, but sadly a large portion of them are never used because they're not house music.
That being said, please don't start holding your breaths just yet. There's no realistic chance of the sub-channels ever materializing before we can afford to quit our day jobs, recruit couple new DJs and full-time graphic artists - but then it would not be the same podcast as we know it. ACDN has been, and most likely will always be, a two man project - in artistic sense, that is. Three, if you count our recent manager Markku. Even in his case, we'd been friends for years before he took on the mantle. Frankly, I can't imagine trusting anyone else with that responsibility.
Aaaanyway...the point of all this rambling is that we do listen to other genres as well. If you happen to be into psychedelic trance (psytrance) and/or techno, do yourself a favor and visit Ektoplazm. This great netlabel/music portal not only offers loads of great releases for free (320Kbps MP3/FLAC/WAV) but also hours of interesting reading. The blog is filled with articles regarding evolution of business models in the music industry, pros and cons of free music distribution, copyright legislation issues etc.
The founder of Ektoplazm, Basilisk is clearly a kindred spirit. Like me, He's a DJ, web designer/programmer and a graphic artist. I can also relate to his idealistic determination to keep it real - as in sticking to free music distribution policy and optimizing the web site for user friendliness rather than commercialism. There are two kinds of DJs; The ones who struggle to become part of the scene, and those who become a scene by themselves. Basilisk is clearly the latter.
My hat's off to you, gents. You made a convert out of me.
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- Things I Can't Live Without #3
- Something Completely Different
- Xmas Party Aftermath
- Things I Can't Live Without #2
- Trip Down The Memory Lane
- Xmas Party Announcement
- Age Of Controllers
- Grandmaster Flash vs. Jackson HTML5
- Anniversary Aftermath
- Waiting For The Big Night
- Things I Can't Live Without
- Food Corner: The Ultimate Burger
- Stag Party ACDN Style
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