Monthly Archives: June 2011

SoundCloud SoundCloud Local: Odessa

Photo taken by S.Harmony, found on Flickr

Located in the Southern part of Ukraine, we’re saying hello to Odessa! Besides being the fourth largest city in Ukraine and a major seaport on the Black Sea, Odessa has some very cool, unique SoundCloud users. Hear five of them below!

Serge Seletskyy
Born and raised in Odessa at the time of the USSR, Serge Seletskyy is a musical soundtrack writer. At the age of 6, Serge started playing the piano and since then, his most favorite thing to do is to play music by ear. When he turned 15, he started to focus on classical music just to ease the soul.

Collage Noire
If you’re into something a little darker with some cinematic, downtempo, jazzy aspects to it, have a listen to Collage Noire. They’ll take your mind to a different part of the world. Check them out below and head over to Collage Noire’s SoundCloud page to follow their updates.

Mike Kharlan
This guy likes to play around with Ableton and create balearic progressive trance tracks for people to get down to! For him, it’s not just about the music, it’s all about his passion. Creating music is beyond a hobby, it’s a way of living and it’s essential! Wouldn’t you agree?

Fat Frumos
Now, it’s time for some 8bit, hardcore, indie electronic music by Fat Frumos, also known as Dima Kovalev or Cat Frumos! His stuff will keep you going throughout your day, especially if you’ve had a lot of sugar. Give his music a try and check it out in the flamboyant player.

And here’s Fleischesmarkt, which actually means meat market in German. But in this case, Fleischesmarkt is two Odessa-based students named Alexey Volusunov & Konstantin Karpin. The duo was founded in early 2009 while both of them were studying in the art and philosophical faculty of their school.

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If you’re in Odessa, join the SoundCloud Local group and submit your tracks. We’d love to hear them!

To everyone on SoundCloud, take a look at to see if a SoundCloud event is coming your way, or start your own! And check out our SoundCloud Local features to see if your area has been featured!

David Found Sounds: Catch A Wave!

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!

We’re coming up on July, and the real heat of summer starts now. Some of us are lucky enough to take a break and continue browsing SoundCloud from the beach, but most of us have to spend most of the summer working at a desk and, you know, wearing shoes and stuff. For those in the second category, this week’s Found Sounds is for you: the best wave crashing sounds in the ‘Cloud, perfect for popping on some headphones, kicking up the feet, and making a beach day right in the office.

Today’s first sound comes from SoundCloud superstar Tim Prebble. In a blog post about capturing the sound, he talks about the unusual recordings you get when turning the mic towards constricted ocean waves. In this example, he’s stuck the mic through a crack in the rocks in Muriwai, New Zealand. Great sound, Tim!

Muriwai waves through crack in rock by timprebble


Coming up next in the world of waves, we’ve got Surround2011 with a wave track from just under a year ago. As with some of the other high quality recordings on SoundCloud, it really merits a listen with headphones and eyes closed. This one’s a bit longer, too, clocking in at a touch over six minutes, so plenty of time to zone out and get into it. You might find that drinking from a drink with a little umbrella in it helps.

Beach Waves 3 by surround2011


And speaking of donning headphones: you’ll really want to do it for this next one, which is a binaural recording of massive waves off of Ajuy Beach, in Fuerteventura (in the Canary Islands). Friend of Found Sounds mattt is responsible for this sound, which surely must win the award for most wave-like waveform, no?

Massive waves, Ajuy Beach, Fuerteventura (binaural) by mattt

photo: Crashing waves over sunset by Christopher Harriot released under CC BY 2.0

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

David This Week in Tumblr: Sesame Street, Sydney, Vote

Check out all the stuff that went on at our Tumblr blog last week. Everything rad is recapped below! Enjoy!


  • Hannes at Music Hack Day Barcelona


  • See that? That’s Richard Devine recording Teufelsberg. And it’s also one of the best echo sounds on SoundCloud, and one of our Found Sounds this week. Not bad.
  • SoundCloud Spotted: Jamiroquai, Timo Maas, Sŵn Festival, August Burns Red, Iwrestledabearonce, Retro/Grade, The Hidden Cameras
  • Fancy some Berlin sound? Look no further, Apparat are some of the popular artists around here.



SoundCloud Local: Sydney from Trixie Barretto on Vimeo.

  • G’day, mates! Today is a very special SoundCloud Local day. We took a look at Sydney and caught five SoundCloud users on camera, huge thanks to Vimeo creator, Trixie! Learn more about each SoundClouder and how this all came together here!
  • Every Thursday for lunch we hold masterclasses and eat free pizza, pasta and salad. Today’s masterclass was about body hacking.
  • It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another SoundCloud Voices post – this week the topic is New York, or rather some really brilliant creators coming out of NYC.  Radiolab, The New Yorker and Science Line.


Don’t forget to check out what’s happening this week at our Tumblr blog!