Another great find for my Drum n Bass needs. Don’t miss the 14th song, “Still Grey”
Eagerly anticipated 2007 sophomore album from the awesome Australian Drum ‘N’ Bass trio. Hold Your Colour is packed with 13 bold and diverse tracks, from anthems to emotional journeys inspired by nearly every genre of music in existence. Check out furious dancefloor smashers ‘Slam’, ‘Hold Your Colour’ and ‘Tarantula’, the smooth and soulful ‘Plasticworld’, ‘Streamline’ and ‘Still Grey’ and the Latin-Rock-80’s-Electro fuelled Funk of ‘Girl In The Fire’. Breakbeat. 2007.
Madonna’s eleventh, and final, studio album for Warner Bros., Hard Candy is a brilliant up-tempo collection that adds a hip-hop beat to the cultural icon’s club sensibilities, thanks to collaborations with Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Nate “Danja” Hills. Following her previous studio album, 2005’s Confessions On A Dance Floor, which debuted #1 and has sold more than 8 million copies around the globe, Hard Candy punctuates the first 25 years of the album career of the most successful female artist in history with a musical exclamation point.
Today Nine Inch Nails has released their latest album The Slip absolutely for free, this after 2 weeks of releasing free singles and making it to the home page of Digg.com.
The music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE.
Viral Marketing to it’s fullest
This band knows they don’t need a big record label anymore, they have a big name and now they can pull this kind of stunts and make it all over the press, it’s good timing. Even I must admit that an unknown band will only get so much publicity by giving music for free, even though they probably should to promote and get their music everywhere possible to start making a name for themselves, small bands will make most of their money playing gigs and concerts anyway, and the same goes to big bands with million dollar concerts.
Now, Nine Inch Nails knows very well what they’re doing, the download process isn’t as simple as just going and picking your link, you must provide with your email address and then a link with a code will be sent back to you. Optionally you can provide your friends with the “gift” of the album and they suggest you send it up to 3 friends, thus getting themselves up to 3 more people everytime someone downloads the album.
You must give your email address to download
And they use the psychology trick of giving the album as a “gift” to a friend, and propose you give them 3 more email addresses
One hell of an email database they’re gathering, one which actually cares about them. Seems like a pretty good deal for their music, both for them, and for the fans.
DJ Afro is Jose Luis Pardo, the venezuelan guitar player, prodigy musician and composer of Los Amigos Invisibles.
This playlist is courtesy of El Blogo who could find this album somewhere in Mexico and was kind enough to share it with us at MyBloop.com
About DJ Afro (taken from his official website)
DJ Afro (A.K.A. Jose Luis Pardo)
If you go to a Los Amigos Invisibles (LAI), you will never listen to any Shakira or Enrique Iglesias because DJ Afro, the band’s guitar player, is in charge of heating up the party and making sure the night starts well enough to move your feet with really funky rhythms.
Time has passed and Dj Afro (a.k.a Jose Luis Pardo) has managed to get the party going even when LAI are not playing after him.
He is responsible for writing more than 80% LAI’s music, as well as playing guitar, keyboard and background vocals for all five albums. He has also been featured on Louie Vega’s “Elements of life” and Dimitri from Paris’ “Cruising attitude”.
Aside from his work with the band, DJ Afro also enjoys a respected career as a remix producer. He just released his first solo track, “Mala Idea” (look at you records). He has published several remixes for Dimitri from Paris, and in his remix’ reel you can find tracks of Beastie Boys, Fantastic Plastic Machine, David Byrne, Radio Zumbido, Fundación Tony Manero, Sonorama, Soul Coughing, Los Amigos Invisibles, John Scofield and others.
As a DJ with a bag full of records that can go from Samba to Boogaloo, from Rare Grooves to Organic House to Disco, he can make people smile and start dancing almost anywhere.
DJ Afro has been spinning all around New York City since he moved here. He has been a guest behind the decks in parties like Turntables on the Hudson, Giant Step, PS-1, Shelter, Cielo, Suba, Remote lounge, Nublu, Pink (SF), Knitting Factory (LA), La santanera (playa del Carmen), O bar (Dallas), Sala Arena (Madrid), The Basement (Australia) and others. He has opened for Dimitri from Paris and Little Louie Vega. Nowadays, DJ Afro’s afterparties in local clubs following LAI’s gigs are becoming a standard in every city they perform.
Afro is also part of expansion team, a prestigious agency of top of the line producers that create music for commercial spots and films. He has produced original music for brands like Mazda, Sears, Miller, General Motors, AT&T and Sony, among others.
He was also the mind behind CHILL OUT VENEZUELA (Gozadera Records, 2004), a compilation featuring the new scene of young Venezuelan producers that has been very well received by music lovers. He is now finalizing details on its follow up, “DANCE VENEZUELA”.
DJ Afro recently composed the soundtrack for “Sed en los Pies,” a short film that opened in Venezuela in late 2005, and he will be working on the music for Mexican director Luis Sanchez’ new film. Afro’s music will also accompany Crimanesa Amoroso’s new art piece.
For the past two years, he has recorded a weekly radio show, DJ AFRO Y SU RUMBA BARATA, which airs in Caracas every Friday on ATENEO 100.7 FM, with great feedback. Afro is also in charge of choosing the playlists at SUBA, one of the most prestigious restaurants in downtown Manhattan.
Jose Luis also has a life as a journalist. He writes a column for two magazines: PLAY (Venezuela) and EL HUEVO (México) and he contributes frequently to other Venezuelan magazines like TODO EN DOMINGO and URBE.
More About DJ Afro
You can read his curious blog (in spanish) at http://elafro.com/blog/, which he seems to often update whenever he sits at the airport, given the titles of “Airport Chronicles” in some of his posts.