Monthly Archives: November 2011

Jami SoundCloud Local: Kansas City

Kansas City, by Maureen Lunn
Picture taken by Maureen Lunn, found on Flickr.

This week’s SoundCloud local is taking a closer look at Kansas City, located in the American Midwest.  Let’s see what sounds are emitting from the City of Fountains…

Margo May 

 Margo May makes dreamy, reverb-drenched pop.  Delicate soft melodies and acoustic guitars, accompanied by waves of noise and static.  With an entire album uploaded to the ‘Cloud, for your pleasure:

soundcloud.com/margomay

Joshua Link

Joshua Link is a composer from St. Louis currently studying in  Kansas City.  He splits his time between writing music for  marching ensembles and video games, resulting in a very varied SoundCloud profile!

soundcloud.com/joshua-link

Osiris-1

Osiris-1 is Rick Manua, who makes lo-fi hip hop. Full to the brim with 8-bit basslines, wonky beats, and clattering percussion, Rick’s music is reminiscant of LA’s Brainfeeder Crew.

soundcloud.com/osiris-1

Swamp Juice

For something a bit more Jazzy, there’s Swamp Juice.  Not much is known about the band (if they even are a band, it could be the product of a singular mastermind), but expect to hear splashy drums, slick guitar lines, and sax solos.

soundcloud.com/swamp-juice

Finally, Ryan Oldham instructor at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.  Oldham’s music has been performed in the United States, Mexico, and  (our very own!) Sweden.

soundcloud.com/ryanoldham

 

As always, we encourage you to check out citysounds.fm for more from Kansas.

If you’re in the city or area, feel free to join the SoundCloud Local: Kansas City group.

Remember: keep an eye on Meetup.com for any events coming your way.

 

Ben SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud. It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything! Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post.

This week we are diving back into the world of comedy!

First up is Raybot.tv. Set up by the comedy site The Fix, Raybot is a site focussing on the best video and audio on the web for comedy. Their comedy podcasts feature the likes of Rich Fulcher from the Mighty Boosh. Take a listen below. In fact they are looking for more podcasters to work with them, so if you think you have what it takes send them an example to their drop box

British Comedy Guide – this site is the ultimate in comedy news, reviews, shows and podcasts. Having just moved over to SoundCloud for their massive archive of podcasts there is plenty to check out here. But to start you off take a listen to the lastest Collings and Herring podcast!

And finally MATES CAST which is short for Mike and Tom Eat Snacks. Featuring Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh, each week they take on the task of reviewing a snack, whether that be doritos, peanuts, hummus or edamame beans they take it very seriously!

If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform we are currently running a beta program which you can sign up for via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.

Edward Found Sounds: Pardon? No comprende? I don’t understand!

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

Photo by polandeze

“Pardon, excuse me, I don’t quite understand?” Isn’t it funny how even if you live in the same country and speak the same language, someone living a few hours away can sound completely different to you! Accents are intriguing and funny things! I’m sure we all have our favorites, so this week in Found Sounds we will share with you some of those distinctive accents.

“alright duck, pop the kettle!” To some of you that may sound quite ridiculous, but to those living in Yorkshire, North of England, there’s nothing strange about that at all. Aspiring actor Nik White tells us a short story in, what I must say is, an uncanny Yorkshire accent.

Photo by nicksarebi

The New York accent is an extremely identifiable one. Well practiced in movies, usually characterizing American Gangsters, such as The Godfather and Goodfellas. The origins of this accent are extremely diverse, but the immigration in the early 20th century of Italians and Eastern European Jewish citizens gave the dialect a very particular twang. How does Darren Altman fair with his attempt of being a New Yorker? Can he pull it off?

To confuse us even more, countries such as Spain have dialects that differ so much between regions that they’re counted as two different languages! In the Catalonia regions of Spain citizens tend to speak Catalan, which is the official language of bordering country Andorra and co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia. Can you tell the difference between the two?

What accents make up your country? Do certain accents mean something to you? Or do you think you can do a particularly great impression of a certain accent? Why not share them with us in this group?

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.