Sunday, 31 August 2008

Mp3 Start and It's Linked

Mp3 Start has a nice music selection of music blogs and also uploads single MP3s to zshare. The listed blogs are not categorised by genre or alphabetical, but are nevertheless clearly visible to every viewer. The seems to be a emphasis on hiphop music, but also other genres are represented. Not bad, not at all.


A lot better even is their other blog, It's Linked. A good place to search and find your favourite tracks and albums. In fact the idea behind It's Linked is quite brilliant indeed. Simply type your query in a Google box and search the results for all your favourite Hip Hop, Rap RnB, Soul and other audio files. The site is still in Beta phase, but could well prove to be a good alternative for your average Google/ Yahoo search. Definitely worth checking out - TIP!

Sound Roots

Sound Roots is a pretty cool blog which does world music and global culture. The latter intends to add a bit of political and historical background information to the music discussed. There are only a few full albums available, but there are lots of samples available. I (out of my own interest) especially appreciate the blog's post on Chinese POP music. Well worth a few minutes of your time.

Son Kullanma Tarihi Olmayan Müzik Yazıları

Sehirliderviş seems to be a Turkish owned blog. Don't hate me when I am wrong, our Turkish is somewhat rusty! Anyways, Sehirliderviş does Metallica, The Walkmen (Indie Rock), The Moody Blues, Black Stone Cherry (Post-grunge, Hard Rock) and other alternative music genres. It is a pity my knowledge of Turkish is so limited, otherwise I think I could discover some good Turkish bands/ artists. Nevertheless, this blog is promising and well recommended for those with an alternative spirit. Enjoy.


We have come back from our respective holidays and are now accepting and adding new blogs again. Enjoy our new selection of quality music at the place where music lovers begin.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Bluesman's world

Bluesman's world is a (proudly) Hungarian owned blog. The blog does World Music (a lot of good Hungarian stuff), ethno, folk and even some gipsy. I even saw some good old klezmer, well done! The blog started in April this year and is updated on a daily basis. This one is well worth checking out for those who want to hear something new!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Modern Music

We were told that we forgot to include Modern Music. Well, I guess we did. Modern Music is a cool and recommended mostly Indie (but also Pop) oriented music blog. A place to listen to sample MP3s and to read reviews of (mostly) new albums before actually buying/ downloading them. In other words, not a place to download the whole thing, but rather to taste before possible acquisition (or download). The reviews are not bad and pretty critical (which I personally find a plus), the downloads are solid and mostly go through Rapidshare. Not bad, not bad at all!

Splash en los Oidos

And the reviews keep on coming. Splash en los Oidos is a Spanish (mostly English) Indie blog. I have seen Air, Architecture in Helsinki, The Walkmen and even Dido among other things. The owner(s) post about two to three posts a week which is a tad of downside. Anyways, check it out yourself.

The Trance


The Trance is the TIP of the day. A massive and diverse amount of vinyl at arms length. Definitely worth a visit for your 1970s and 1980s pop and disco. Most of the stuff posted here I was initially unfamiliar with, but this soon changed as I filled up my hard drives! This one was a pleasant surprise! Enjoy!

Bug In The City

Bug In The City is an eclectic blog which in other words does almost everything. Expect, Dj Krush (Turntablism, Hip Hop), Adjeef The Poet (Dutch pop), Schwabinggrad Ballet (Prog. Ballet), Brain Donor (Classic Rock), aparagonofbeauty (Avant Jazz Rock) and other lesser known musicians and music streams. Well worth a visit to find new things (at least for me it proved to be a good source of a lot of novelties).

House Depot

I am behind my review schedule, so today I will try to catch up as best as I can. First one on the list is The House Depot. A good looking house (naturally) blog which attempt to "bring you the freshest, illest, rawest,dopest, grimeyst, hardest, dirtiest, nastyist, baddest, biggest, best, sickest, loudest, dankest, mos def, house music on the planet". Well at least that is the promise they make on their website. However, dont get me wrong, this shit is tight! A recommended blog for all bangers.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

The Mood Indicator

The Mood Indicator is a somewhat different blog which introduces you to a whole range of music. Lykke Li (Indie), Gavin Friday (Alternative Rock), German Schlager (German Folk), Chris Rea (Vocal Pop) and Tinariwen (Protest Songs). In other words, a whole lot of different music for a whole lot of different moods. Find your own.

80's tapes

80's tapes is another cool 80s blog. Expect two posts a week, mostly dedicated to mainstream 80s pop music. The nice thing is that the music on this blog comes from old cassette tapes. Not bad at all!

Tommy Gunn

Tommy Gunn is a relatively new blog which does a lot of different things. Expect everything from Billy Joel to De La Soul and from Rod Stewart to The Notorious BIG. It still looks a bit uncertain where this blog is going, but go ahead and check it yourself.



TIP of today is for WeLove-music. An amazing blog for world music in the widest sense of the word. Expect the best of African music (98 posts), Arabian rhythms (234 posts), Asian sounds (131 posts) among music from all other parts of the world. Special attention is also paid to Turkish and Sufi Music. In three words: AN amazing blog! Treat yourself and visit WeLove-music now.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Industrial, Post-Punk Update

Get ready for some industrial, post-punk and hardcore noise. Some of these blogs I intend to categorise under the metal and punk sections, others will find their home in a new Industrial/ Gothic/ Emo section.

  • Salmagundi Syncopation - Blog description says: "All kinds of music from out of print LPs and CDs to world music, punk, hardcore, industrial and metal". Now you now what to expect! Weekly updates, nice lay out.
  • Imaginary Dark does Cello Metal, Dark Cabaret, Dark Electro, Deathrock, Doom Metal among other dark genres.
  • Destroy Silence opens your ears for Alternative, Post Punk, Gothic and other industrial inspired music.
  • Happy Fun Good Time Smile Look Ouch (great title) looks somewhat dead but did experimental music with a classic touch (Randy Newman, Peter Gabriel, Coil and Roxy Music).
  • Glinena ovca (argillaceous sheep with ceramic teeth) is an infrequently updated music blog which is specialised in experimental and industrial music.
  • Gatekeepers is most definitely not only a metal blog, but also does alternative and progressive rock. Unfortunately the blog has not been updated in the last 3 months.
  • SheerInertia's Engine - "Music for those inclined to think", well that is what the description says. Expect Christian Death, Love and Rockets, Swans, The sisterhood etc.
  • MantelDerNacht - Is also an industrial electronic blog which does Electronic, New Beat, Techno, Goa Trance, synth pop among other things.

Vida Digital

About a hour or so ago I visited Vida Digital. A blog which has enough interesting links to make your digital experience even better. Everyday the owner seems to describe and introduce you to a new video/ photo or music site/ blog which he find (rightfully) worthwhile to visit. The description are in Spanish and Portuguese which for some of us could be difficult. Nevertheless, despite this minor handicap, this one is definitely worth checking out!

Psychedelics Dissociatives Deliriants

Psychedelics Dissociatives Deliriants (don't look at me, I did not come up with the name!) is a highly fascinating blog which does art rock, avant and a lot of experimentalism. However, this is not all. In fact this is just the beginning since the blog also does... Hip Hop. I know its strange... But it is also definitely worth checking out. I know I will.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

History of the 80s


History of the 80s is a well recommended 80s blog. Their latest post is a wonderful 10CD box set with all the number one hits of the 1980s. The blog seems to be daily updated and features music from Fleetwood Mac, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie, ZZ Top among many other 80 heroes. A comlete blog so it seems.
TIP is well deserved.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Fries of Freedom

Fries of Freedom provides you with lots of quality new indie music. Expect the latest albums such as: The Verve - Forth (2008), Magnetic Morning - Magnetic Morning (2008), First Aid Kit - Plaits (2008). This stuff is powerful and thus well recommended! Many thanks to the owner(s) of Fries of Freedom!

Radiohead 2008 Tour

Radiohead 2008 Tour - A blog on Radiohead's 2008 world tour in Berlin, Glasgow, Milan etc. Expect live sounds, albums, photos, reviews and many other goodies. Not bad, one for the fans!

Movies and House Music

The name, Movies and House Music, says it all: "A place where cinema and electronic music collide." The blog is relatively new and updated twice a week or so. Expect single MP3s, remixes and albums.


One of the owners of ExModia described his blog to me as a "Gay-oriented house music blog". After visiting ExModia one gets a bettter understanding what the blog is about. Trendy club music from the "derelict districts of New York City, London, and Berlin." Check it out! Good luck to the owners of Exmodia!

Country Update

Today a new link section dedicated to the country genre. Please find below a selection of good blogs which should provide you with a bite more than just an introduction:

  • Just Country - Should be one of the most comprehensive country blogs on the WWW. A must see for the fans. TIP.
  • Any Music Mania - Has all kinds of music, but is seemingly a nice place to start looking for more contemporary country music.
  • Tributo-Americano - Is a Spanish blog dedicated to the beauties of American country and rock.
  • Download Country Music MP3 - Does not only do country, but also other genres. Nevertheless, not a bad blog to browse through.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Blues Update

All the below blogs must be checked out in order to be labelled a true blues listener. It is difficult to TIP one of these blogs without recommending them all. Amazing sex for the ears! Please check them out and leave a comment on their blogs just to support them!

  • Telhados do Mundo - A gateway and dedication to raw and authentic Blues and Jazz. This one is well recommended for those who appreciate legendary names such as: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Sonny Rollins and Ben Webster.
  • Blues Everyday - What to expect from a blog with such a name? Blues and lots of it! Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Joe Hill Louis etc, etc. Enjoy!
  • Blues Town - A "must see". Blues Town gives you almost everything on an every day basis. From Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings to Todor "Toscho" Todorovic. An established blog - TIP.
  • Crossroads Club 27 - Another, last, blog that one has to check out. A love is shared here for heroes such as Albert King, B.B. King (27 posts!), Big Joe Williams and Bob Dylan. I can't deny that whichever blog dedicates 33 posts on Dylan deserves a TIP (I am biased, I know!).

Zero G Sound


Another blog worth checking out today is Zero G Sound. Zero G Sound has a progressive feeling to it, also in their selection of Reggae, World Music (a lot of German things), Jazz, and Classical music. For Brecht admirers (bought two books of him this morning) there are some wonderful posts on his musical collaboration with Hanns Eisler among other things.

I really like the ideological touch the blog owners have given to the choice of contents. My compliments to them who have done a seemingly great job in making this blog interesting and my visit worthwhile. A personal
TIP without doubt.

Groove Eternal

Groove Eternal is a great funk blog all the way from Chili. There is a lot to see and hear at Groove Eternal: Jazz, R&B, New Soul, Acid Jazz and even Disco. But the blog's speciality is without doubt Tha Funk! Expect funk from The Flevans, Bootsy Collins, Crown Heights Affair and Ed Motta among many others. This blog is time well spend!

Thursday, 14 August 2008

1980s Update

Its time for the 1980s, whether you like it or hate it! Here they come:

Cygnet Committee - Pop and Disco remixes from the 1980s. Blog has not been updated for a month.
Strctly Mixes - From the same owner as the above blog, but more frequently updated. This one does 12" Remixes from the best of 1980s' Pop and Disco.
Julia's Club Eighties - A good source, and frequently updated, for your 1980s mixes. Julia does everything from Pop to Techno and Disco to Rock. A great starting point for all your 80s wishes.
80s House Music - The name gives it away. A blog dedicated to the delights of Acid House, Chicago house, DMC and Jack Trax.
No Guts No Glory No 80's - Another great blog for the lovers of 1980s pop and disco. This blog has a massive collection of Divine and Bobby "O" albums.


SBMP3B is "first and foremost a collection of music made by donAteller". Expect a good mix of art electro, eclectic rock and even some Polish disco. An interesting blog with seemingly interesting music.

Play out Louder

Play out Louder is a nice looking Indie blog. I like their diverse range of tastes which consist of progressive bands such as Saosin (hardcore), Mayday Parade (Emo, Indie Rock), Interpol (Post Punk) and Fresno (Indie Rock). This one is definitely one to check out for the fans!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Old School Revenge


This Blog takes you way back, way back in history. Old School Revenge is a Grade A blog made by someone that knows his/ her stuff. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel (1983), Royalty Ladies (1986), Freestyle (1984, 1986 and 1989) among many more classic Hip Hop flavours.

Most of these tracks date back from the time that we here were still young kids, old memories relived! Although the owner has just started to upload these gems, I sincerely hope that we will be able to enjoy this still for a long time! TIP if only to encourage the future efforts!

Mary Shelley Overdrive

Last request for today, but a very good one. Check out Mary Shelley Overdrive, a site for the band with the same name. After all, we got to support the small guys! Check out the site of this beginning punk garage band and download their EP "HIDEOUS SEXY" for free! Cheers guys and keep up the good work!

That DJ

That DJ is unsurprisingly a blog dedicated to the beauties of house and electro music. Also a perfect place (updated every 4 days) for your Minimal, Tech, Fidget, Electronic, Break Beat and Dirty Music. In other words, check it out!

Rap 4 Real

I have received lots of requests for placement the last couple of days. One of the last ones is for Rap 4 Real. I was happy to see Public Enemy, A lighter Shade of Brown, A Tribe called Quest and of course good old Daddy Kane. Well worth a visit for all you classic Hip Hop fans.

Smuggled Sounds


Smuggled Sounds is a pretty cool name for a well recommended and established blog. Smuggled Sounds does all kinds of music, Hip Hop, Metal, Prog., House and is thus to difficult to define in one category. An allrounder, which deserves a TIP. Go ahead and check it out, chances are small you'll get disappointed!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

The Ultimate Bootleg Experience

The Ultimate Bootleg Experience is a great blog with all a lot of different genres. From my short visit, I found a lot of Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Guns n' Roses, Jimi Hendrix and Kiss. In other words expect a lot of guitar and rock heroes, but also Radiohead, U2, Elton John and even Cannibal Corpse. This blog is well worth your precious time! Enjoy!

The Hip Hop Shop

The Hip Hop Shop is a new Hip Hop. "The only place on the web worth spending your time at", well that is what the blog owner argues. I think it is too early yet to verify this statement, but urge you to check it out for yourself. Expect Chino XL, 40 CAL, Big Pooh and other US Hip Hop.

One for the kidz

Matt, the owner of One for the kidz, supplies you with Pop-punk, Powerpop, Electronica, Emo, Pop, Pop-rock, Alt. rock and Acoustic tunes. Translated this means music from: Anberlin, The Gallery, No Harm Done, The Click Five, All Time Low among others. Not a bad blog really, try it out.


Telebiet (absolutely no idea what that means) is a promising new Dutch blog which is specialised in Electro(nica), Figethouse and Ghettotech. Expect music in the style of Machines Don't Care, Crookers, but also Moby. Not a bad start for this new electro blog.

Dr Von Disco

Dr Von Disco provides you Freudian styled electronic therapy. There is not much to say yet about this blog as it just started and still needs to create its own identity. Nevertheless the stuff on display (skilful house/ electro remixes) promise a lot to come.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Peanut butter Toes

Peanut butter Toes (love the name) is a blog which is specialised in mainly US Hip Hop. Peanut butter Toes' big squad of contributors provides you with music, clips, lots of remixes and even movies. All stuff you find here is (of course) to be downloaded for free. Well worth to browse some time on this site, chances are big you'll find something worthwhile.

Am I mean?

Am I mean? Well, that is a relative question, depending on how to define 'mean' and in comparison to what. Anyways, the question aside, music is what counts. This blog indulges in the delights of everything that can be considered to be progressive. Punk, hardcore and Power Violence, Grindcore and Crust. Had a bad day at work? Try this blog for a change!

Not Very Pretty Music

I dont know whether it is pretty or not, but Not Very Pretty Music is definitely a kool site to get your rare movie/ cartoon and musical soundtrack. Check this place out for scores of Excalibur, Treasure Island Jupiter's Darling among other great movies. Not bad, all that kitsch and cult!

Sunday, 10 August 2008

For the love of Harry

I don't know if everybody here knows Harry Nilsson, but if you don't please try this blog. For the love of Harry is a blog dedicated to the brilliant Harry Nilsson. Harry Edward Nilsson was an American songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist who achieved the height of his fame during the 1960s and 1970s in the Rock, Pop and Rock and Roll genres. The rest you should check out yourself. Well worth a short visit, you might learn something out of it!

Stop Link

Stop Link is a pretty big site. You can find here everything and nothing. Expect especially a lot of commercial and mainstream music here. The updates are irregular, but the posts come in big batches. If you have enough/ too much time on your hands, go ahead and have a look.

MuSiC Is WhaT We AiM FoR

MuSiC Is WhaT We AiM FoR provides you with Anberlin (Alternative rock), Army of Freshmen (Pop Punk), Coldplay (no description needed), This Beautiful Republic (Punk/Emo) among other alt. inspired music. The blog is perhaps best to be described as partly pop punk with Emoish influences and an overall alternative contemporay vibe to it. Not that bad really. Try it out!

More Zappa

"The whole Universe is a large joke. Everything in the Universe are just subdivisions of this joke. So why take anything too serious?" (Zappa)

Another site worth checking out for fans of the Zappa phenomenon is Planeta Zappa. A cool blog with again a lot of information (in Spanish) on Frank. Also Zapping your Eyes seems an interesting place for more information and video clips of Z (again in Spanish). Finally, Peaches En Regalia is worth checking out (English) and has a lot of collected articles on Z.

Studio z

You either love him or you hate him. The Enfant Terrible of the progressive music industry in the 1980s. I am of course talkin gabout Frank Zappa! On Studio z you cannot only find more information about the Z phenomenon, but also a massive amont of Z's music. Well recommended for all fans!

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Front of the Queue

Front of the Queue is a well recommended blog which does post-hardcore (Fugazi), Future Pop (Seabound), Trip Hop (Morcheeba) and other progressive and alterantive genres and styles (Dresden Dolls, Oasis, Weezer, etc). The posts seem to come in batches of different albums from the same groups, which allows you to quickly collect entire discographies fast and easy. In other words a well recommended blog!

Tripoptico Bloggazine

Tripoptico Bloggazine is a pretty cool blog which does Electronic, Trip Hop, Hip Hop, Indie among other music genres. Language of the blog is Spanish and also includes Youtube video clips. Worth a visit.

1970s/ 1980s Pop and Disco Entries

We are going back a few decades today to finally arrive in the 1990s and the 1980s. Enjoy these smaller blogs which are specialised in disco and pop music from that time:

Friday, 8 August 2008

Der Likedeeler

Der Likedeeler is a politically inspired German written music blog. I have sympathy with their idea of mixing politics with music. I think that initiatives such as these should be undertaken more often.

Anyways, what to expect? Well, as you might have guessed already from the image above, Der Likedeeler is active on the left side of the political spectrum . Hence, expect a lot of alternative tunes. I saw The Residents (Avant), Mary Fahl (Celtic and Folk), Zurück zum Beton (German Punk) and Les Rita Mitsouko (French alternative Rock). In other words, pretty multi-disciplinary with an alternative edge. Not bad, not bad at all! Have a look and check it out!

Its Free Music

The owner of Its Free Music left me a notice some hours ago and responded to my request for more Bollywood blogs. Well, I got what I wanted. Although Its Free Music does not look like your average blog (it looks more professional than that), it sure looks good. The site is divided into five sections:
  1. Bollywood Music
  2. Featured
  3. Indian Pop Music
  4. Pakistani Music
  5. Punjabi Music
Although the site looks relatively new, I think (and hope) we can expect a lot from it in the future. Keep this one bookmarked!

Vita & Sasa Ft. Purple/ Black 80s Disco Music

Vita & Sasa Ft. Purple/ Black 80s Disco Music or simply vita80s is specialised in bringing the memories of the 1980s back. Expect to find Blondie, a love for Depeche Mode (I acknowledge I like them too), Eurythmics (of course) and a lot of mixes for good old memory sake. Follow the link and go back 25 years (how time flies!).

Electro and House Update

Time for some house/ electro/ minimal blogs now. These are all well worth a visit, carefully selected personally. Enjoy!
  • Worldmusiky - Is a blog which aims to bring the best of the world of electronic/techno music together. Expect the best of electro from around the world.
  • House-Musique - Your house haven for everything between Paul van Dyk and Felix Da Housecat. House-Musique also promotes young talented DJs by uploading their mixes. In other words, well worth a visit.
  • Beat-Junkies - I should have introduced you probably earlier already to this blog. A TIP no doubt for all those that call them beat-junkies. Lots of updates, nice lay-out and a great variety of house beats. No doubt well recommended for all the fans of this genre.
  • Electro Station - A good blog for all you electro and house fans. What to expect? Electro House, Progressive House and a lot more of Electro House. Nice and simple lay-out with very regular updates. Good stuff.
  • Feeling mnml - A wordpress blog which is specialised in Minimal or as the blog description says itself a place "where minimal music comes to play".


There is a not a lot of Bollywood music on this blog (yet). I decided to change this to also please my Indian visitors and hope that others are willing/ brave enough to try something else. Please do not hesitate to drop me a line when you got your own Bollywood/ Hindi music blog.
  • Download Hindi Songs - A large database with especially newer Bollywood songs.
  • Musicologistic - Is another Bollywood/ Hindi contemporary music blog.
  • Old Hindi Songs - Does not need further introduction. A blog with scores from old Bollywood movies.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Kokskalle Rumpelkammer

Kokskalle Rumpelkammer Rumpelkammer is a pretty cool new site, doing all kinds of music. Expect Ska, Punk, Hip Hop, Electronica, Reggae and even some Metal. Despite the fact that the Blog's language is in German and (my knowlegde of that language being limited) I think it is still worthwhile to give Kokskalle a chance and browse through their multi-disciplinary music genres.

07/ 08/ 2008 Entries

Let's see what we have here, a well recommended blog full of experimental gems, a smart Hip Hop blog, some samba to warm up this summer and a good Trip-Hop blog that is well worth a bit of your time. In other words enjoy!
  • Secret Musix Box - A good place for your Trip-Hop, Acid Jazz and Electronica. Enjoy cause this is good!
  • Experimental etc - The name says it all. What to find here? Jackie-O Motherfucker, Stereolab and Homesick For Space. I am giving it a TIP since this gay/ gal knows his/ her stuff,
  • Hiphoprevol - I know that I have a lot of Hip Hop blogs already on this blog, however this one is particularly pretty good. A lot of good records, from the best labels: Fat Beats, Ninja Tunes, Hydeout Productions, etc. A TIP for the Hip Hop people.
  • Mistureba Musical - Find your off the beaten track music here. Wax Poetic, Air, Goldfrapp among others. Most of it can be accommodated under alternative and progressive pop. A good blog and thus well worth a visit.
  • J thyme kind - Is a cool blog, specialised in Brazilian sounds ranging from Samba to Música Popular Brasileira. Perfect for this sunny summer!

Misterio so impossivel

I moved yesterday which is why you there was no news. I hope to drop some nice and interesting blogs today though! The first of which is Misterio so impossivel. Misterio so impossivel is a blog which has a seemingly good assortment of Darkfolk, Industrial Music and Live concerts. I must say that I am not really familiar with the blog's choice of music. This is however soon going to change! The names of the bands sound great enough: "Six Organs Of Admittance", "Vomito Negro" and "Vivante Tableau". Check it out!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Frankly Not


Today I want to definitely recommend you to visit Frankly Not. People that know me, know
that I am a critical (bordering pessimism) person. However this blog is simply great! Designed for people to meet equals in their love for music from mainly filmscores. The blog is divided into nine exchange platforms which introduces you to: