Noda & Wolfers – Tascam Space Season [NW033][FREE DOWNLOAD]

Something special on Nightwind Records: Last December Danny Wolfers met up with Japansese digital dub legend Taka Noda aka Mystica Tribe to produce this Far East style heavy digital dub album. Custom made lo-fi oozing echo effects transform synthesizers and drummachines into a comforting mist of arcane sludge, laced with Taka Noda’s enchanting melodica playing.

Noda & Wolfers – Tascam Space Season [NW033][FREE DOWNLOAD]

LVRIN – Creature [Ukraine Relief]

It’s been more than 2 weeks since Putin called for Russian troops to invade Ukraine, causing pain and suffering to innocent people. As a response to this aggressive action, Pinkman offers a new album by Russian artist LVRIN to raise funds to help those affected by the war.

All proceeds of this release will go to the Humanitarian Aid For Ukraine fund by the National Bank of Ukraine: bank.gov.ua/en/about/humanitarian-aid-to-ukraine

LVRIN – Creature [Ukraine Relief]

Mascarpone – Structures EP [FREE DOWNLOAD]

“Mascarpone return with a new EP entitled ‘Structures’. The record encompasses five tracks of dark EBM industrial music with dirty synths and machine drums. The main goal of this EP is to pay homage to artists such as Dopplereffekt or Kraftwerk, which are very important to me, but in my own way.”

Mascarpone – Structures EP [FREE DOWNLOAD]

VA – RePhrase Collection 2022: HARD FIST EDIT SERIES (Free Download)

A collection of name-your-price/free download tracks compiled by Hard Fist, featuring edits by Arash & Quasar, Elfenberg & Stankfejs, Khemir, Lewandoski, Neskeh & Grogush and more.

VA – RePhrase Collection 2022: HARD FIST EDIT SERIES (Free Download)

Smackos – Fables From a Silent Wave [NW032] [FREE DOWNLOAD]

New Danny Wolfers AKA Legowelt album under the Smackos alias on his Nightwind Records. Most of this album was recorded around 2017 at the North Sea Institute for the Overmind. As usual heavy tripped out raw melodic Smackos synth compositions for all your deep listening hobbies. Instruments used: Novation Supernova, Akai S900, Waldorf Blofeld, Waldorf Pulse 2, Roland JP08 & JV2080 and probably lots more.

Smackos – Fables From a Silent Wave [NW032] [FREE DOWNLOAD]

VA – Shadow Wolf Cyberzine Covertape II [NW31] [FREE DOWNLOAD]

The latest issue of “Internets most controversial underground e-zine” the Shadow Wolf Cyberzine issue#10 is out now on Nightwind Records. A 19 track ‘cover tape’ compilation with various artists. The term ‘cover tape’ stems from when magazines came with a cassette tape full of music or software on the cover back in the 1980s/1990s.

VA – Shadow Wolf Cyberzine Covertape II [NW31] [FREE DOWNLOAD]

2021 Giveaways

Last year I started this section for free/”name your price” music, that people or labels share on bandcamp or other platforms. Here is a selection of free music I came across this year.

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2021 Giveaways

VA – RePhrase Collection: HARD FIST EDIT SERIES (Free Download)

A collection of name-your-price/free download tracks compiled by Hard Fist, featuring edits by Aaron Maple, Alexis le Tan, Anatolian Weapons, Curses, Daniel Monaco, Disco Morato, Facets, Fabrizio Mammarella, Hysteric, Jonny Rock, Perdu, Thomass Jackson, Younger Than Me, Zombies in Miami and many more.

VA – RePhrase Collection: HARD FIST EDIT SERIES (Free Download)

VA – Insidia [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Free Summer compilation from the brokntoys basecamp. Insidia is a taster of things to come and features music from Mayo, KÆ, SMPL SMPL, Atsushi Izumi, Serge Geyzel, Sinitsin & The Droid, KafkaCtrl and Steifl.

VA – Insidia [FREE DOWNLOAD]

VA – Modernation Vol​.​ 3 (Special Edits) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Italo Moderni brings Modernation Vol. 3 it’s third digital compilation. “We have edits from the likes of Marcello Giordani. Hysteric, Les Yeux Orange , Flemming Dalum, Adrian Marth etc. All tracks have been carefully edited without overdubs, in order to bring the spirit of classic disco to today’s dancefloors! in this bad situation we will adapt the edits to Name your price so everyone can buy music for free in this difficult times.”

VA – Modernation Vol​.​ 3 (Special Edits) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

VA – NameYourPrice Edits [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Les Yeux Orange launched a new serie of edits called the NameYourPrice Edits.
As the name says it all, these edits are free download. Some edits are from quite obvious tracks, others from complete obscure sources. This package includes 6 edits from Aaron Maple, Curses, Franz Scala, Hysteric, Leonxleon and Nathan Joy.

VA – NameYourPrice Edits [FREE DOWNLOAD]

VA – Adrian Marth Edits Vol​.​1 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Adrian Marth, the head of Italo Moderni, presents a collection of 6 italo edits ready for download as pay-as-you-want release on his own bandcamp page. Adrian has been crafting his own deeply personal style mixing italo and Electro. His music brings together sounds of the classic start of the Italo disco, space disco and cosmic disco of the 80s, electronic sounds with analog synthesizers and nuances with chill wave detunes.

VA – Adrian Marth Edits Vol​.​1 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

VA – Dalmata Daniel x EXILES x Farbwechsel [DDC03/FARB037][FREE DOWNLOAD]

After a heavy year that shocked the music scene all over the world, three fellow labels, Dalmata Daniel, EXILES and Farbwechsel joined forces to kick off 2021 with a massive 43-track compilation album. Contributed by 12z, Adam Krasz, AGA2L, A I W A, Alley Catss, Alpár, Carla Under Water – Máté Tulipán, CT Kidobó, David Harleydson, Dj Faktor X, FOR., Grabosky, ICR, Imre Kiss, J. Mono, Jeremiah Soft, Kobanya3000, Kokum, LAU, MA’AM, Maks, Marcibagoly, Max Sinclair, Mike Nylons, Microbeat, n o a h s t a s, Nemerov, Normal Tamas, Norwell, obwigszyh, OOO, Palmovka, Panoramic Barrier, Prince Matt, qvirk, ritual abuse, Roh Yugen, S Olbricht, Saint Leidal The 2nd, Sematic4, SILF, Sipowicz, SVR101, Tsering, Új Bála, Új Látásmód Fúzió, Wedding Acid Group This bold selection of contemporary Hungarian electronic music producers represents the three labels’ roster, including their core members and latest signings, alongside with other crews’ members and independent artists. The compilation ranges from experimental and ambient compositions across industrial, electro and acid bangers through the current techno sound of Budapest.
The compilation is available for download as name-your-price on bandcamp.

VA – Dalmata Daniel x EXILES x Farbwechsel [DDC03/FARB037][FREE DOWNLOAD]

Smackos – Eden In A Sea Of Misery [NW027] FREE DOWNLOAD

Danny Wolfers striking another album at the Northsea Institute For The Overmind. This time is coming under the Smackos alias, providing a 11 track album free to download / name your price on his bandcamp.

Smackos – Eden In A Sea Of Misery [NW027] FREE DOWNLOAD

2020 Giveaways

2020 was a tough year for almost everyone and definitely a year to forget for our scene. Events and gigs canceled, venues closed, artists lacking a way to earn a decent living and club culture facing a threat like never before.
In the midst of these events were several people / organizations who tried to ease the pain, offering out some comfort by releasing music to people for free or by pay as you want download. This was always done, but this year I noticed that more and more artists are doing this.
Here is a selection of albums and compilations I came across this year and that I think is worth mentioning again.

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2020 Giveaways