Sunday, March 28, 2010

8Tracks and Bangers 2.0

Hey internet fam, I wanted to introduce you all to 8Tracks, a great way for us to share new music. 8Tracks is an incredibly simple site that lets you create and swap playlists of 8 or more songs. Using a loophole in copyright law (similar to Pandora), it turns these playlists into miniature internet radio stations that you can stream over and over again. Building a playlist takes 5 minutes tops - just upload the songs or search for them on 8Tracks (you can use any song that's on there already), and drag and drop them in. There are still a few dumb Pandora-like rights restrictions - you can't see the songs in the playlist until you play them, you can only skip a handful of times, and the playlist only goes in order the first time through - but that aside it's become my favorite way to find new tunes.

To get the ball rolling I've thrown together a mix of the top stuff off of my IPod for your enjoyment, and you can find me on 8Tracks here. I also recommend checking out this chick and this chick while you're at it. Let's get a little audience participation going - what are your top jams?

1. Gotye - Learnalilgivinanlovin
2. Wu-Tang Clan vs. The Beatles - Cutting It Up
3. Electric Wire Hustle - They Don't Want
4. Francis & The Lights - Night Watchman
5. Tanlines - Real Life
6. Small Black - Despicable Dogs (Washed Out Remix)
7. MillionYoung - Chlorophyl
8. White Hinderland - Icarus
9. Toro Y Moi - Imprint After
10. The Hood Internet - Save Me Concubine (Ghostface Killah vs. Beirut)
11. Bibio - Bones & Skulls
12. Bonobo - All In Forms
13. Delorean - Stay Close
14. Beach House - Norway
15. The Black Seeds - Love Is A Radiation
16. Plantlife - Your Love
17. Raashan Ahmad - If I
18. DJ Deckstream - Can You Let Me Know (feat. Lupe Fiasco and Verbal)
19. Blu - Since
20. Fashawn - Stars
21. Spiro - The Sky Is A Blue Bowl


thatbrendagirl said...

Your mix is a revelation! The best thing I've heard all month; I want to marry your iPod! Thank you for this; please put up play list when you get a chance.

Brynna said...

Boom shakalaka

x said...

this gets me in the mood for a lot of different things - ALL GOOD