I forget who on twitter started taking #followfriday to the blogs (was it @pure_tone or @fjfonseca?), but I'm going to follow suit. It does make sense to bring it here to avoid the clutter of it all! tiny url: http://tinyurl.com/yh5syxk
@slacklineradio - first follower here on the blog, and I'll list him first on this list o' mine. I know this line isn't original, but I'm gonna use it! He's flatline chill. As I said tonight (6 August 2009) on twitter, and I'll say it again, he brings you such a relaxed sound that you don't even know if your heart is beating anymore!
@chilloutscene - second follower, second to be listed. he's a blip.fm DJ, and a connoisseur of all things chill. If you head over to his blog spot - www.chilloutscene.com - you'll find bands, places, and events which help bring your stress levels to a minimum. Keep him on tabs, 'cause he'll show you the way for more chill in your day (did I just make a kitschy (try definition #2) rhyme. I'll get over it).
@kieronjames - a grand fellow, if I do say so myself! He's kind, affable, and I hear he bathes quite regularly myself. Well, uhh, now I made things awkward! He's got a nifty downtempo project called Somio which you should listen to in the future. Don't question, just DO! ;)
@ambienteer - heavy on nice, low on calories! A kind soul who's always got an uplifting word or two to say. He shares with us the world through his musical abilities! I use his song "Albania" for my intro/bed music and I am very thankful to him for that. It seems he's either putting off sleep for some module noodling, heading out to see his sweetie, or hanging with his son.
@morningsteppa - grand master selector! If you're tuning in to KFM radio out of Auckland on 106.9 weekday mornings (from 8-10 am), you'll get to hear the master at work. Dub, soul, funk, hip-hop, and chill to help the morning commute pass by in style. He keeps it #ticey!
@_alka - nifty IDM from New Jersey. He mixes textures, keys, atmospheres and identity into the tunes he weaves. Full fledged focused fidelity!! He's been following me almost since the beginning of my reign of terror on twitter and I can't wait to hear more stuff from him in the future.
@thomasraukamp - my netlabel daddy! He's always searching the net for great tunes and is willing to share them at noumenonphenomenon.com. I'm planning on making a netlabel/creative commons themed podcast for Episode 7 of the Chilldown Period in which I'll have to give Thomas almost complete credit.
@fjfonseca - does he ever SLEEP? Seriously, does he? I'm always finding tweets ranging from new @PublicSpacesLab music to geek news to news of the weird. I always find his links entertaining and enlightening and worth the click!
@cityraintunes - I know, I know, I know - another post or something to do with City Rain. Well, if you guys would check out his music, I wouldn't have to do this over and over again! Great music with great flow, says I. Oh, by the way, listen to his music. You know you wanna!
@auditorycanvas - owner of Summer Rain Recordings and digester of music! If you haven't checked out his music, and the music of his other artists, take time to do so here.
@dulceflur - bringer of chilled out ambient soundscapes. Also, he shares quite a bit of his musical knowledge and is a dang good conversationalist! He's got music on both Bandcamp and over at Summer Rain Recordings. Plus, he uses a hammer dulcimer in one of his tracks - how cool is that!!
@weatherpending - slick trip-hop/chillout/dub/etc music from the Bay Area of California. If you haven't checked out my last Episode of the Chilldown Period (#6), I played their song "Midlands" on it. The rest of their music is just as chill worthy as the single I played. They're also very generous and will be doing a Below Zero Happy Hour in the near future. Keep coming back to this blog and I'll let you know when that is going to happen and where (somewhere in the Bay Area).
@ElectronicEel - Indie Electronic Music. Home of great acts such as @_alka, @cityraintunes, and Axiotronic. I came in contact with this little label that WILL a few months ago and have enjoyed every minute of it. If you're into IDM and other electronic music mixed with dashes of other stuff, then Electronic Eel is your cup o' tea! Head over to their website and hit up their artists for some good music.
@JustPlainAntRVA - heck, yeah! Why do I say this? Simple - he's Just Plain Great (yeah, I made a play on his name to describe him, listen and you'll understand why!). If you want a mesh of history and modern times while listening to music, you don't have to search any more. His latest offering, The New Black, will keep you interested while flipping on an internal switch for more of his music. Sorry if I sound like a crazed fan, but one listen, and you'll be hooked. He's also given some great recommendations for music, yet another reason to check him out!
@MoShang - Chillout from Taiwan! The Sound Jeweler weaves samples from everyday life in Taiwan and mixes them into fine sounding songs. He's even known to take samples from his audience members and mix them in the same night! I've dropped on of his tunes into Episode Four and it couldn't have been a better match (along with the others!). He also streams shows on his website which you'll find a link here and on the side bar.
@glideascope - chillout wizardry! My goodness, just simply good chillout grooves and sounds. Throw in some orchestration, nifty samples, and top notch electonics and you get "music to your ears" (boy, I need to stop being a "used up sayings" monster!). I've known of @glideascope for a while, but never really dived into his music. That last part is ever changing as I've got a lot of catching up to do!
@solipsistic - podcast of note! I've just started listening to solipsistic and I'll tell you after the first time - he's got a nifty set up going. I know, one time may not seem a lot, but with his broad selection of electronic music with research skills - I'll definitely give him another listen! You can wander over to his website here for more.
@netlabelLover - helping keep you in the know! If there is a netlabel hashtag to be found, netlabelLover will keep you informed! I've found some pleasing finds through nll's tireless searchings. Keep an eye on his/her's tweets, you won't be let down!
@modularfield - netlabel from Cologne, Germany! Bringing you great sounds at www.modularfield.net. Take a few minutes and check out the audio goodies they share with you! Enjoy!!
@parachutesfail - nice and nifty acoustic, etc. sounds. Great song writing mixed in with wonderful guitar sounds. Plus, he's a great conversationalist! We've had some conversations where I've found myself laughing out loud. Not just "LOL" and done - belly laughs! Check out his music here.
@_thesilence_ For the fact he uses Yoda in DJ regalia is enough for me! Great podcast he does bring, yes! He also gives you sweet picks on his website "Turntable Thoughts." Give the little green turntabler a chance, will ya?
@ohbliv - another artist with nice sounds from Just Plain Sounds. You have to check oh.bliv out - you can hit up archive.org to check out his team up work with Just Plain Ant (called Black Soap), and also his beat album which recently launched called "Rugged Tranquility". Nice, tight sounds!
@pure_tone - smart as a whip and amiable as can be! One of my first encounters with Tone was through a blog posting. He was writing about sound engineering concerning some of the nuances with sound. I tried reading it, and with my infinitesimally small amount of knowledge about the subject, I had to pass on it and understand - he's got more than a leg up on me about this. A lot of the artists I follow go to him for their sound needs, so I take it that's proof of what he does. Besides all of this, he's great to talk to as well!
@alexhudish - atmospher and ambiance - Alex is a kind fellow who allowed me to use his music on my latest edition (#11) of the Chilldown Period. If you check out his music at hudish.com, you'll understand the compliments I paid him for his excellent sound. Don't forget, follow him in twitter!!!
@LCL_netlabel - dub! A great netlabel out of France with a nice catalog of artists and good music which you need to become familiar with. That's right, I said you should get familiar with them! They've been kind and wonderful to talk to about their music. Find the Follow button and make sure you find out what they're doing so you can stay up to date on the music and artists they bring to us.