January 22, 2007

UNIVERSAL TECHNO – great Detroit techno documentary

Supernice documentary on the roots of Detroit-Techno produced by the French / German TV-station arte. From around 1997. Includes awesome and insightful interviews with Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Mark Bell (LFO), etc. Great pics of Detroit and Berlin as well.

January 18, 2007

The Funkiest Cover Ever

Starting a small contest in our alltime-favourite field of research: Cover Madness! Our first entry being Reggae Play’s 7″ on the East German label AMIGA, 1986. Let’s see if you can beat that one! :) Prepare for the worst in high resolution!

January 16, 2007

The History Of Reggae Music

Lots of infos, pics and music on the history of Ska, Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, etc.

The 8-Bit Heritage

The COMMODORE C-64 and it’s funky SID-soundchip. Actually the story of the foundation stone for Computer Music and the story of the unknown heroes of our youth. With lots of rocking sid-tunes and programs to download!

The Games Odyssey

The history of adventure games, theory and old heroes. Lots of stuff to download, some classics from the Infocom backcatalog and other Interactive Fiction, including walkthroughs,box-pictures, screenshots and game music.

The Dread And Fred story

The story of UK digi dub’s Ground Zero tune: WARRIOR STANCE!

Riddim Twins: Steely And Cleevy

The unknown force behind the Jammy$ riddims that brought drum machines and analogue synths into Reggae and Dub. Big time.

Shari Vari Video. Detroit 1982.

Funky and ultra-funny dance video of the first ever Techno track to be released out of Detroit ciyt. By A Number Of Names.

The Ultimate History Of Video Games

Excellent volume containing all the background stories you'll ever need to know about how the biggest branch of the entertainmant industry – and contemporary culture – took its way. Read about the weed consume at the early ATARI company, the coin shortage created by Space Invaders, the design of PAC-MAN and much, much more.