Monthly Archives: January 2011

Marie This Week in Tumblr: Maritime, Hercules & Love Affair, Theophilus London, and lots more

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Once again, we’re taking a look at the hot items that hit our Tumblr blog last week.

Monday

  • Milwaukee band, Maritime, has a new album coming out called Human Hearts. It’s due out on April 5th and the band is giving away one of their tracks for free in exchange for some social media coverage. Hear the song and share it here! And, if you want to create your own interactive Social Download App, click here for more details.

  • Glasgow’s got something brilliant for SoundCloud Global Meetup Day! Click above to see what they have in store and see what’s happening in your area here!

Tuesday

  • Check out the new album from Hercules & Love Affair! Blue Songs is out on CD, limited ed. 12” and download on the 31st of January. Follow Moshi Moshi on SoundCloud to get updates straight to your Dashboard!

Wednesday

  • Powered by SoundCloud + PromoJam integration, tweet to download Theophilus London‘s latest track featuring Sara Quin from Tegan and Sara. It’s called “Why Even Try” and it’s going to be on his upcoming album, Lovers Holiday, which is due for release next month. Tweet to download it here!

Thursday

Friday

  • Our first video game remix contest is being hosted by Retro City Rampage! The deadline is March 28th, so click here for more info!

  • Our Desktop App for Mac was the headliner at the Mac App Store on Friday. Woohoo!

See what’s cooking this week on the Tumblr blog!

Marie Our recap of this week’s SoundClouders of the Day

We’re ending the week in style with our SoundClouders of the Day we featured this week! Have a listen to them all below.

Somepling
A French music junky, whose real name is Olivier Rousseaux, has been making beats since 1998, using an MPC 2000 sampler. He tries his best to find interesting samples from old records, or any other format. Earlier this year, he produced a free album called Cedrela Falls. Hear his stuff below!

soundcloud.com/somepling/tracks

Preybird
From Norrköping, Sweden, Per Jonsson is the man behind Preybird. He’s 26 and he enjoys making music that rotates your consciousness! The driving force behind Preybird is to create awe-inspiring electronic/nu-jazz music with a touch of aliveness.

soundcloud.com/djpjgj

Diazo
Our 100th SoundClouder of the Day was the very talented, Diazo! He’s based in LA and working on his first official album, which is expected to be out some time this year.

soundcloud.com/gnosticdiazo

The Lost Gecko
In Ireland a few years ago, a Scottish man and a Dutch man came together to create The Lost Gecko. Their next gig will be streamed live on the web on February 17th — watch their SoundCloud page for more details!

soundcloud.com/malcolmsean

I See Unicorns
Hailing from South Korea, I See Unicorns creates music that exudes what it would be like to see unicorns. You can hear for yourself below!

soundcloud.com/i-see-unicorns


Check out all the SoundClouders of the Day in our curated group here!

Marie Fun Friday: Meet David Adams

This Friday, meet David Adams! After finishing his internship, he joined the team officially in the London office at the end of last year.

How are things over in London?

London is good, have some fun projects we are currently working on which is exciting. Can’t say too much for the weather though :(

What are you doing for SoundCloud and what do you like about it?

Currently I am working within the content team assisting with the music relations. So there’s a great scope from talking to a label, to a manager, PR, plugger, festival, magazine, musical instrument company, music school, setting up remix competitions etc. My role is to help these individuals be able to create, collaborate and share their content in the most awesome way with the SoundCloud platform and the community.

How’d you end up at SoundCloud?

I was helping out at an indie label at the time and noticed the position in London on the newsletter, simples! So get checking the jobs board and the newsletter if you want to work at a kickass company!

What’s your favorite kind of music and do you have anything on SoundCloud that you are currently into?

Pretty much like the whole of the UK at the moment — Jamie Woon and James Blake are two artists who seem to be creating a sound for 2011.

Also Everything Everything is one band from the UK I hope everyone gets to hear this year.

Personally I have always come from more of a ‘band’ background so one of my favourite moments at SoundCloud was getting to record a SoundCloud Session with Anthony Green


One/two/three reasons why someone should join SoundCloud?

The SoundCloud Culture is awesome! It’s definitely creative, fun, inspiring and educational. You learn *a lot* from a group of people who are always trying to push forward in what they do while having a great time.

Do you have any fun facts we should know about?

I still really enjoy being involved making music and always being blown away but what my friends are creating. I have my own band project, Bright Spark Destroyer, that you can check out below. I’m actually currently sourcing out some remixes for some new tracks so shoot me a message over the ‘Cloud and I’ll privately send you the stems!

I once half-tweeted out about Hanson by mistake on the SoundCloud twitter instead of my own and didn’t realise, fail :-\ and I have an unhealthy relationship with a love for Arsenal FC. Hoping to be checking in at Wembley very soon to record another great moment like this one.


Thanks, David or should I say, Adams! Feel free to follow him on Twitter and SoundCloud!