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a Massive radiOasis Rhythm re:Mix

Some style and a whole lot of rhythm: drop in a bunch of samples in the MixCloud version and it’s another music re:Mix worthy of pumping up the volume. Fatboy Slim inspired this wildness with a mashup of featured artists, identified and anonymous. 😉

There are two versions—take your pick!

  1. one at Spotify** (including their app),

  2. the tightly-crafted remix with all the sauce is on MixCloud and streaming commercial-free.

* radiOasis  The World Is Sound • Life Is a Remix

** p.s. You can set a nice crossfade via the Spotify menu by selecting “Preferences > Crossfade” and setting it to about 2 seconds or more. Also opt to “set same level for all tracks.”

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radiOasis • The Escapist

Give yourself the gift of drifting away into a slipstream. Breathe deep, close your eyes, and run into the fields of your imagination with this music mix featuring Chris Isaak, Damon Albarn and others.

There are two versions—take your pick!

  1. one at Spotify** (including their app),

  2. the other on MixCloud featuring some extras and streaming commercial-free.

* radiOasis  The World Is Sound • Life Is a Remix

** p.s. You can get a nice crossfade via the Spotify menu by selecting “Preferences > Crossfade” and setting it to about 2 seconds or more. Also opt to “set same level for all tracks.”

The radiOasis LongPlay • Welcome to Monday!

Jump start the week with this radiOasis* LongPlay music mix, including Tinariwen, Los Lobos, Paul Thorn and others.

There are two versions—take your pick!

  1. one at Spotify** (including their app),

  2. the other on MixCloud featuring some extras and streaming commercial-free.

* radiOasis  = music playlists and remixes exploring the art of the segue, thematic connections, the overlapping & extended groove, the implied & the overt, expressions of musical flow, and the rhythm, interplay and juxtaposition of aural colors, radiOasis is for the love of sound.

** p.s. You can get a nice crossfade via the Spotify menu by selecting “Preferences > Crossfade” and setting it to about 2 seconds or more. Also opt to “set same level for all tracks.”

The radiOasis LongPlay • Slinkin’ toward Saturday

Don’t wait until 5 o’clock to unwind—here is my radiOasis* LongPlay music mix for Friday, including Remy Shand, Lenny Kravitz, Sly & The Family Stone, Quantic and others.

There are two versions—take your pick!

  1. one at Spotify** (including their app),

  2. the other on MixCloud featuring some extras and streaming commercial-free.

* radiOasis  = music playlists and remixes exploring the art of the segue, thematic connections, the overlapping & extended groove, the implied & the overt, expressions of musical flow, and the rhythm, interplay and juxtaposition of aural colors, radiOasis is for the love of sound.

** p.s. You can get a nice crossfade via the Spotify menu by selecting “Preferences > Crossfade” and setting it to about 2 seconds or more. Also opt to “set same level for all tracks.”

Is it possible to listen without prejudice?

From the archive: written in May, this still presents points of interest…

What is music streaming?
RemixWhy stream? Convenience for the consumer, who now truly consumes without ever possessing the object of affection. No physical/material ownership and greatly reduced if not minimal or even no investment (you know who you are). No guesswork about artist info or back catalog or what’s stylistically related or precedent. No mess, no thought: just the goods. In short, no work; just receptivity. I’m here, I’m ready, entertain me.

This may mean dwindling active involvement and engagement for the listener: that of imagination and self-discovery brought on by interaction with subconscious and intuitive thought. It may also mean vastly broader influences and cross-productivity—for both listeners and musicians. However, will this lead listeners to be inspired to produce rather than remain terminally passive?

Image courtesy of the UK’s Sunday Times

Spotify’s co-founder/CEO Daniel Ek is an undeniable force. His company has over 20 million songs available in the U.S. alone and ten thousand added every day. See the interview with Charlie Rose, starting at 30m17s.

What’s next? What’s the impact on future design and innovation? And how do musicians benefit by streaming in ways that are directly and economically sustainable rather than a loss-leader for other routes to income?

Allegedly, “…an artist on Spotify would need over four million streams per month to earn US$1,160 (equivalent to working full-time at a minimum wage job).” Arguably, “…the problem isn’t Spotify’s failure to pay out significant royalties, but that it’s paid to the record labels, who then pass too little of it on to their artists.” And Spotify has also been sued by musicians for “…user playlists mimicking the track listings of their compilation albums…infringing on copyrights for the albums themselves.”

If only the prevailing music streaming scenarios could be reconciled with the …little bump in the road” approach from comedian Louis CK, who acknowledges “…if people can’t buy it, they’ll take it. CK’s comments to Charlie Rose start at 9m58sscreen-shot-2016-09-10-at-12-43-46-am