Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sound Artists and DJ's

There are quite a few electronic musicians, DJ's and sound artists in the area.

One such artist is RADIO SCOTVOID (RSVP). You can see him at Gulu-Gulu Salem the 1st Friday of each month (this blogger is there the 2nd Friday). Also check out Noel Snow and Machine 475!

Thanks to a Facebook friend, I found this site, which can be quite useful, not to mention literal, in putting local artists on the map.

Check out and click around the 'board.'

You can submit your own work by signing up at SoundCloud.

Let's put the North Shore (not Boston) on the same level as Cologne, Montreal and Brooklyn by uploading tracks from our respective North Shore cities and towns. My students would say that's "Forcing it." So what.

There's been a lot of talk about how to create a new model for the music industry, now that the digital genie's long flown from the bottle. I know that there are other sites out there, such as Jamglue, with their unique "Remixing for the masses." There's also the popular and well-established site,, which combines music sharing with social networking. (See the player embedded down in this blog.)

By the way, my only lament about the digital democratization of music is the huge hit production values and sound quality have taken from lossy compression. You have to slap on a real record and listen through some respectable hi-fi equipment every so often to cure digititus and to remember how things are supposed to sound.

LTB (nisei23 remix) from Radio Scotvoid on Vimeo.

A Spotlight On Noah's Arc from Radio Scotvoid on Vimeo.

Artist: Yo La Tengo
Song: Sea Urchins

1 comment:

  1. Great song. One of my friend's is really into this type of music. I will pass it on to him. Thanks for sharing. I found your blog while searching for something.

    Since its relevant here and you might find it fun/useful. I also wanted to give a plug for a site Ive been working on that helps people share songs with their friends. Its free, easy and there's no account signup. Login with Facebook. Check it out if you get a chance. Hope you like it. Thanks!


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