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SYNCOM DATA

Obi's Heavyweight Dub

SYNCOM DATA

Obi's Heavyweight Dub

Mighty stretched chords, rewinds and loads of space...

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MONOJUNK

Channel B

MONOJUNK

Channel B

Utterly classic 1995 dub techno from Kim Rapatti.

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Round Five feat. Paul St. Hilaire

Na Fe Throw It

Round Five feat. Paul St. Hilaire

Na Fe Throw It

Surely the most sumptuous and moving track in the Basic Channel catalogue.

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DEEP CHORD PRESENTS : ECHOSPACE

Empyrean

DEEP CHORD PRESENTS : ECHOSPACE

Empyrean

It's all about that incredible valve organ and staggered kickdrum...

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VLADISLAV DELAY

Kohmeessa

VLADISLAV DELAY

Kohmeessa

Splintered dub tape loops and strangely coherent edits from Sasu Ripatti.

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SHED

Shed - Masque - Remix by A Made Up Sound

SHED

Shed - Masque - Remix by A Made Up Sound

Broken beat meets dub techno from A Made Up Sound, aka 2562.

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PRINCE DOUGLAS

March Down Babylon Dub

PRINCE DOUGLAS

March Down Babylon Dub

Rhythm & Sound covered it - this version is as dark and wonderful as it gets

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BASS CLEF

Don't Ask Me To Forgive You

BASS CLEF

Don't Ask Me To Forgive You

A Soundsystem killer from low-end scientist Ralph Cumbers.

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BEAT PHARMACY

Wata (Deep Dub)

BEAT PHARMACY

Wata (Deep Dub)

Unbelievably heavy narrative reduction from Brendon Moeller's Beat Pharmacy

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DEADBEAT

Peripheral Artifacts

DEADBEAT

Peripheral Artifacts

Long and immersive floating dub - an early track from Deadbeat's Scott Monteith.

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L.V.

Takeover (dub)

L.V.

Takeover (dub)

Woozy digital roots from the ever-wonderful Hyperdub imprint.

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SVEN WEISEMANN

Floating Dub

SVEN WEISEMANN

Floating Dub

Reflective dub chords with a melancholy nod to Sly & Robbie...

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Substance and Vainqueur

Resonance

Substance and Vainqueur

Resonance

The 'Official' Basic Channel DJ team - with a deep techno/dub masterclass.

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VLADISLAV DELAY - ANDY STOTT

Recovery IDea (Andy Stott remix)

VLADISLAV DELAY - ANDY STOTT

Recovery IDea (Andy Stott remix)

All klangy percussion and endless delays - a deadly slow-builder.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks : From The Echo Chamber”

We've created '14 Tracks' because we feel it's now harder than ever to wade through the sheer volume of music available out there and find what you're looking for. "14 Tracks' has been designed and conceived with the aim of narrowing down virtually endless musical possibilities to create hand-picked selections united by theme or genre, bound by a particular style, or with some kind of common narrative in mind. Our selections aren't meant to be definitive, they have been specially compiled in order to introduce you to music that might otherwise have passed you by. The selections are made up of those tracks that have filled our record boxes, music that has always triggered a reaction, that people have asked us about whenever we've played them out, or when they've passed by our office and wanted to know what it was we were playing. We've started with just a small handful of "14 Track" selections, but these will grow and multiply week by week, with each selection compiled and sent to you via email if you so wish - making the process of discovering music easier and, we think, more exciting. This first selection gives focus to that particular kind of dub-infused music that takes its cue from the 1970's experiments of King Tubby, via the deeply inspirational analog reductions of Basic Channel. Enjoy!

Take part! Leave a comment!

What do you think of this selection?
Any suggestions?
All comments are warmly welcomed.






On 25 Jun 12:33 Carlo said:

“fine selection for Summer days”

Very enjoyable, lush, spacious tracks, gently floating on to enrich our days & nights. Compliments for the folks at Boomkat!

On 25 Jun 12:44 Adam Lindsay said:

“brilliant.”

Hey Guys,
Just got my "14 tracks" email through and went and checked it out. You've done a brilliant job there - previewing the tracks is nice and easy too (be nice if you could consider an option to skip thru the track though too)...

If you can make the selections truly the best of the best rather than some below par stuff your trying to push then you will be on to a winner. You guys have great taste and do a great service in introducing us to new music - just keep the quality HIGH on the "14 tracks", like STANDOUT and you will be on to a WINNER!

Looking forward to your "14 tracks" of Disco/Edits selections soon!!! :-)

Great job, well done and keep it up!

Cheers,

Adam

On 25 Jun 12:48 Bashford said:
http://benbashford.com

“Bug reports”

It's really difficult to see the white text on this light background down here.

There's no indication of mandatory fields in the comment form so after trying to submit a comment the system threw me an error (no email address supplied) that I couldn't close (Firefox 3 PC). I had to refresh the page and I had to rewrite my comment, which can't be good.

Nice idea though. I like it!

On 25 Jun 13:00 Bashford said:
http://benbashford.com

“Also...”

It would be really handy to have an indication of how much you're about to spend before you head over to Boomkat. It's going to get a bit complicated when I have say three or four sets of 14 tracks at 99p each. I'm sure I speak for most people when I say I can't be bothered to do the maths myself - so can you do it for me?

On 25 Jun 13:03 edoardo pasero said:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/edoardo_pasero/

“!!!”

GREAT idea guys!!!!!!!!!!

On 25 Jun 13:10 Ant said:

“Discount for all 14...?”

Would be great to offer a discount if you buy all 14 tracks - e.g. 99p each or 9.99 for all 14... don't think you pay more than 6.99 if you buy a complete album on Boomkat

On 25 Jun 13:26 novayshun said:
http://eyedeeemm.blogspot.com

“99p per track”

why are you not giving these tracks away for free? if you are trying to encourage me to spend my hard earned cash on your download site the least you could do is offer free downloads.

And if you do insist on charging surely a friendly bundle price of less than £5 (99p per track is a joke)

On 25 Jun 13:52 Ben said:

“MONEY”

How amazing would these be if they took the form of a free podcast each week with the same click-and-buy options as opposed to a 'come and download/buy these at £14 for the lot' e-mail in my inbox? Really really amazing.

On 25 Jun 14:05 Zz smith said:

“Great idea, but over priced!”

I would like to buy all of these! However after looking at the basket 70 tracks for £69.30 is just too much. Regardless of how good these tracks are or whether they open me up to artists i have yet to discover. Considering this is a promo, and it is since if i like a track and style im likely to purchase an album from the respective artist, it is way too much money. Bring it down i'll buy them all.
Cheers.

On 25 Jun 14:15 pzl said:

“Suggestions...”

I have to say, the sentiments below are echoed here too. At the moment, the price is just too expensive for digital downloads. £6.99 would be a reasonable price and I personally wouldn't pay any more. Also, there should be an easier way to view past playlists without having to navigate solely using the arrows. Perhaps make an archive page, with a quick description of the playlist so people can find it later? Some great track choices anyway! I look forward to seeing how it progresses.

On 25 Jun 14:35 Dub Defector said:
http://www.dubselector.co.uk

“Nearly Very Good!”

Top-a-top selection.. but i have to agree with some of the comments.. namely being able to skip through a track (like a dragable timeline ting) and also the price. 99p is way too much per track and a bundle price for all 14 has got to be on offer. Great idea all the same.. and nicely done by your design / build team. Well done all.

On 25 Jun 14:40 chkn said:
http://www.mirour.blogspot.com

“Fantastic”

Its the best idea since Apple Pips, Thanx XX

On 25 Jun 14:40 ZJ AJ said:

“One-click listening / bundle pricing”

I'd love to be able to have one click on this page somewhere where I could load up a playlist of all fourteen tracks to play in succession (plus some indication of what's playing somewhere on the page).

Also, I agree about the pricing. You should charge a lower price (I'm thinking £4.99 or £6.99) for all 14 tracks bundled together.

Top-notch selections, though. Can't complain about that. Thanks!

On 25 Jun 14:40 Duncan Clark said:

“Ben Bashford...”

... is a sillywilly wonk

Anyways, regarding 14 Tracks, it's fine. Can't do any harm, but it's hardly revoultionary or new to have a recomended section when selling music. Boomkat is very good though, don't get me wrong.

On 25 Jun 14:49 Stephen Craig said:

“14 Traks”

Your 14 traks formula is great! It is simple fast and i love it.

On 25 Jun 15:02 Liam said:

“Issues aside...”

..how about the track listing? Nice choice getting Demo(n) Tracks in there, is it wrong that I prefer the first track off it though? I'm a philistine I guess.

On 25 Jun 15:06 Liam said:

“Mr Clark's Revolution...”

Totally feeling your point about other site's having recommended sections, but what you tend to get there is what ever's new and has the best PR or a saucy video on youtube. I always feel I'm being pushed something by the money men rather than being given a genuine tip.

On 25 Jun 15:34 Donnie said:

“Nice tracks...”

....but personally I'm not gonna be buying these individual mp3's, so I just listen to the previews and if there's anything I like I'll go and buy the whole album or record. So for my money you should make an easily downloadable playlist (podcast style) and I assure you it will lead to me buying more and more wax from you! Otherwise soon I'll get sick of clicking on each individual track! Boomkat's great and a podcast of your finest selections would be amazing! Buy vinyl!

On 25 Jun 15:41 federico said:
http://myspace.com/fedemoreno

“Dope!!!”

Just reading the names and titles I apreciate this. Very good job and I wouldn´t expect less from boomkat. Keep on and go deeper and deeper into your vaults please.
Cheers

On 25 Jun 16:22 Jens Alfke said:
http://mooseyard.com/Jens

“Yay for selection, boo-hoo price and layout”

This is a terrific concept — I always enjoy the "eMusic Dozens" lists that eMusic puts out and have discovered so much great music that way; and you at Boomkat have great taste but I've been overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your newsletters.

However ... I have to agree that the price is too high, especially for us pathetic US residents. Right now 99p is $1.95, which is *twice* what iTunes or Amazon charge, and about six times a typical eMusic track! I'll be listening to your great selections here, and then be forced by my wallet to head over to eMusic or Amazon to buy them.

Also, a lesser issue: This website looks great, but it has to be zoomed to full-screen, otherwise I have to scroll left and right, and some parts (like the "previous selection" on the left) aren't visible at all. That's not good design. [I'm using Safari 3.1 on Mac OS.]

On 25 Jun 16:29 Scott Wheeler said:

“Potentially good opportunity but pricey gamble”

I'm always looking for fresh new music so I really like the idea of being offered a selection of new tunes to listen to. However, I don't think I should have to pay for what potentially might be a mistake. If I listen to a tune for free and like it then you can guarantee that I'll buy the whole album (although preferably not digitally). What you guys have to realise is that you are tapped into a very specialist music market as it is - the kind of audience you can "advertise" new tunes to are the sort that will buy originals and not find somewhere to download inferior bittorrents. So how about making sample tracks free and watch your album sales rise from the lucky finds?

On 25 Jun 18:02 yulquen said:

“"Nice but.."”

It isn't my intention to start a flame-war,
but here it goes:

At 99p per track, why don't you sell FLACs
instead, and perhaps lower the price of the mp3's? whatever people may think, mp3
IS a lossy format.

or sell as FLACs only.

people can then
recode to a dodgy format themselves with a bitrate of their own chosing for their portable devices :) 320kbit mp3s isnt equivalent
to CD on a good hifi-setup, and the files
are a bit large for portable devices.

I for sure would purchase a lot of tracks
if they were in a non crippled format.

Other than that, nice layout and really
nice selection of quality releases.
In the future, please consider putting all
tracks into a web player that supports
skipping and cueing of tracks.

On 25 Jun 18:07 Dub said:

“Wierd Mixes”

Great idea. Try listening to a track via the Boomkat juke box and then simulatneously listen to another via 14 tracks....

On 25 Jun 19:07 Ishmael Hallin said:

“Great idea, not sure about the execution”

I agree with the comments about the design of the site mentioned above -- type is oversized and hard to read. I think that if you can sort all of the information into less space (probably smaller cover images etc) the usability of the site will be massively improved. That said, I love the concept -- I'm always looking for new ways to filter and find good music. Cheers!

On 25 Jun 19:35 Webtropolis said:
http://webtropolis.co.uk

“White text on off white background?”

Also agree with the other comments about pricing.

I'm confused as to point of this. If its about taking a gamble on new music then anyone can do this anyway. A free service would at least make sense and maybe increase album sales of the listed tracks. But this? Whats the point?

On 25 Jun 21:57 Spec7ral said:

“Penixballz”

Right in them, a big punch. Love a good penix punch to birghten up my week. Great idea, always into discovering new tunes whether they are new releases or classics I may have missed. Pwnage Mugabe steez.

On 25 Jun 23:01 Amit said:

“fu$k yes..”

love the notion. i wish i could spend more time digging the depths of boomkat but rarely have the spare moments to do so. i quite like the design of the page, maybe a touch overboard on the web 2.0 feel, but i imagine that was the point to contrast boomkat.

but yeah, bring down that price please... ez.

On 26 Jun 00:11 skip-rat said:
http://www.myspace.com/skipratmedia

“SWOT”

Strengths: Boomkat's knowledge
Weaknesses: Pricing structure
Opportunities: Bonus bundles for subscribers
Threats: The inevitable bleep.com re-fit.

General feelings: good
Niggling stuff: type size, layout, colour.

On 26 Jun 01:07 ari dyball said:

“you read my mind...”

you read my mind but i'm skint... i'm too skint to go and see vladislav delay play in a soundproof ex-air force hangar in suffolk this weekend... for 10 pounds!!!

one day all of these tracks will be mine

On 26 Jun 03:16 Good sheperd said:

“The sheep are watching... ”

A great build on the old school 'recommended' idea and a nice site that holds hands well with the concept. It will be a great way to feel the vibe of different and new scenes and styles...if the costings were a bit more realistic you would lead the way... (as a lot of folk have already pointed out).

Looking forward to future selections from you happy chaps at Boomkat. Keep up all the good work and keep on hearding!

On 26 Jun 03:20 Good sheperdGood Shepherd said:

“The sheep are watching... ”

A great build on the old school 'recommended' idea and a nice site that holds hands well with the concept. It will be a great way to feel the vibe of different and new scenes and styles...if the costings were a bit more realistic you would lead the way... (as a lot of folk have already pointed out).

Looking forward to future selections from you happy chaps at Boomkat. Keep up all the good work and keep on hearding!

On 26 Jun 03:27 Slipper 27 said:

“Well said Good Shepherd”

Well said Good Shepherd.
I agree with all your points - especially the suggested idea about copycat sites springing up. Great concept Boomkat. Good luck and Love to Boomkat and all who beat within. (is it Good Shepherd or Good Sheperd ? and will my posting appear twice?

On 26 Jun 04:23 rg said:

“ugly design”

the design on this looks like its aimed at pre-schoolers, massive bloody text and picture book illustrations. some simple text and layout (like the boomkat website) and i might even bother reading this page rather than thinking i have to vote for it in some tossy design competition for cool websites.

On 26 Jun 08:55 cuthbert-c said:

“Sick idea !”

this is exactly what i needed!!! I was looking for a way to extend my musical knowledge. you guys made it...
However it would be much better if you provided different download options like on your website: single mp3/flac + the whole thing in both formats. Also a free podcast version would be fantastic.
I guess people buy your music to re-use it or just to play it on a portable device, It would be good to satisfy these 2 types of demand.
Last thing: divide the price by two and I ll buy your compilations !!! cheers.

On 26 Jun 10:17 AndyAndy said:

“Close but no cigar”

Cool idea - but far too expensive. £6.99 sounds about right for a weekly selection of tracks. Was surprised not to get discount when adding all 14 tracks to my basket.

On 26 Jun 17:39 waldo said:

“long intros”

tracks need to be either skipable or the intro's cut off - most tracks don't kick in until 1min - that's a quarter of an hour just to check what the tracks are all about. other than that - GREAT. but what quality are the mp3s?

On 27 Jun 12:09 Shlom said:
http://14tracks.com

“thanks for all the comments”

Firstly, we're excited that there's a place for us all to exchange comments, and hopefully your feedback and input will help us improve the site as we go along. In fact, some changes are already in the works. Having worked at Boomkat for quite a few years it's nice to now be able to communicate directly with you all, thanks again for taking the time to throw your ideas into the pot - we're listening!

On 27 Jun 19:02 Tom D said:

Agree that it would be nice to have an option to fast forward/rewind and that the price is quite a lot more than the downloads on boomkat website

On 28 Jun 08:24 Rich Hinchliffe said:

“Loving the concept”

Big fan of your recommendations generally and really like this idea too. I also buy your low risk mp3 label samplers and follow up with CDs from artists I discover and like. I'd buy this as an FLAC compilation at the right bundled price - I generally like to get the full audio quality particularly for a full-on dubwise living room experience. Otherwise inclined to listen to streams and go straight to CDs or cherry pick FLACs. Keep up the good work, people!

On 28 Jun 17:25 Dale said:

“£$£$£$£$£$”

Nice idea - but the price is appalling. How could you ever expect people to pay this for a sampler? Half it and we'll talk.

Oh - the site is quite messy looking too.

On 29 Jun 09:00 trompurple said:

“ideaKats”

Got to agree. Most important thing for me would be the clickable timeline on the tracks... since they're just not cheap enough to batch buy. Great idea kats =]

On 01 Jul 19:04 Sam said:

“Sign up...”

This is f*cking great - excellent recommendations all round. Be good if there was some kind of discount for signing up to this like a subscription club whereby you got all 14 tracks automatically every week...

On 16 Apr 08:32 mrlederhosen said:
http://flickr.com/mrlederhosen

“Hits the spot”

I have played this at every barbeque and cruisy outdoor party that i've been to this summer. My fave compilation of the year!