Pro or No – Mixcloud

An announcement in late 2022 got some attention when Mixcloud decided to change their longstanding policy of allowing uploads from anyone, without a restriction on length or numbers of them over time. I’ve been a user of Mixxloud since finding them in early 2012, and subsequently uploaded over 600 shows and mixes. This likely constitutes something in the neighborhood of 1200 to 1350 hours total. No small amount of data or bandwidth.

The change in policy restricts users from uploading more than 8 shows on a Basic account. In order to upload more than this, either the previously submitted shows need to be removed, or a Pro account subscription needed to be purchased. Pretty much an ultimatum for users like me, and I was a bit grumpy and felt like this was a bit unfair to those of us with time in the community. However, when the co-founder of Mixcloud responded on Twitter and took my input seriously, countering with some solid points, I reconsidered. I have brought value to the service, but it also serves me to put some weight on the other side of the scales in order to balance it out. This also lined up with the subscriber count from the channel chipping in to the kitty.

So, I came around. Nerd Show will continue to publish full shows to Mixcloud and stream live on SomaFM when possible. It’s a reasonable ask and you are part of the equation, and not a small part. I’ve been part of Nerd Show for two decades now, and I’m easily in a position to pay for a useful and very valuable service like Mixcloud. Hesitating to pay for something that was free but has value-adds when paid for, bears some thought and consideration. It’s natural to recoil a bit when something stops being free to use, but in the larger context this will hopefully help Mixcloud stay a solvent business that can be independent and fulfill the needs of the community as it has.

Here’s to many more years on Mixcloud.

On the SomaFM DEF CON Radio

Since the radio station KWCR stopped broadcasting in 2016, Nerd Show has been almost exclusively a pre-recorded session, where I collect music, play and comment in real time while recording, then upload it to the Mixcloud service. This isn’t ideal, but it does allow Nerd Show to carry on in a capacity that allows for a legal stream with a good amount of flexibility.

However, the relationship that we have with the fine folks at SomaFM changed this. During the DEF CON 28 and 29 conferences in 2020 and 2021, all of the DJs participated in the virtual an hybrid conferences remotely. After the really good experiences we had with this, I suggested to Rusty that maybe I could do a live show utilizing the same tools and methods to present Nerd Show live to an audience once more.

Rusty loved the idea and we found the perfect time slot for it. Since 2003, Nerd Show has traditionally been a Thursday night broadcast, and in those first years it ran from 21:00 to midnight. This lines up for the current show hours, at least in the Mountain time zone where I reside. It’s like it was meant to happen again.

So, listen in to Nerd Show on the DEF CON Radio channel at SomaFM, Thursday nights at 8PM PT / 11PM ET.

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Relax and Chill

Stilla HavetBrinnande HorisontSmicker
Let There Be LightBreak The Spell Of SilenceNo Given Path
Bus ErrorBUS ERROR Vol. 2 2018-2044Full Duplex
dj poolboiForever YoursYou Deserve Better
RhyeSpiritMalibu Nights
Hans BergSounds Of The Forest ForgottenButterfly
Ancient AstronautThrough the Tunnel of LoveHealing Spheres

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Deep Tech Acid House

Sam von Horn & Danny GoligerYoung Art Sound IIItch
John Barera & Will MartinLife, The Heavens and EarthLife, The Heavens and Earth
Kennedy OneDark CityDark City
PHON.OGet Over It EPBright Sun
KomfortrauschenKomfortrauschen – MechatronikMechatronik II (Original)
Hunter/Game & AltmanSub Zero EPSub Zero
Wa Wu WeWa Wu We 003B1
Fabio FloridoMultiverse EPMultiverse
Luke HessInto The Deep EPBreakers
My FlowerRea EPHaumea
HermeticsTechgnosis EPNon-Physical Friend
La FleurAphelion EP – RemixesHunting Grounds (Justin Massei Remix)
Hill Of VisionEvolution EPSigns
LixoCicada EPWhistler
Special RequestBedroom TapesPineal Gland
Saine & SmithDirty GamesMoon Monsters
Octo OctaFor LoversLoops For Healing
PrincipleasureArduin EPArduin
Simon Boswell & Chris Whitten Kris

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Dark, Brooding, and Noisy

Floating PointsLast BloomLast Bloom (Radio Edit)
Amon TobinFear in a Handful of DustVipers Follow You
Leon VynehallI, CavalloI, Cavallo (Radio Edit)
Hana VuWreckedBlack Hole Orbit
Paula TempleEdge Of EverythingJoshua And Goliath (Slow Version)
Verasect Aeon (Blood Wolf Remix)
Ka Fu Good and Grey (Da Vosk Docta remix)
HAAiSystems Up, Windows DownStop Looking At Me Swan
UnweltSuperior Life FormsComputer
Throwing SnowFabricRheged
ShlohmoThe EndThe End
Dorian ConceptToothbrush / Booth ThrustToothbrush
Falling DecibylsSometimes I Close My EyesVacuum In Space Reprise (Ambient Version)
Sage CaswellEvil TwinWalter Reed HD
Mount Kimbie You Look Certain (I’m Not So Sure)
Body Of LightTime To KillHeart Of Shame
TWINSNew Cold DreamAt Your Door
Void Expansion EnsembleThe MachineIntercept (excerpt)
Liquid SoapNaja WarfareDesert Elf
LadytronFar From Home – Night VersionsFar From Home (Dave The Hustler Remix)
Daree Rock Prologue

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Cool and Lush Vibes

Manatee CommuneMy Dearest FriendMy Dearest Friend
FrameworksImagine GoldThe Dark
Pick a PiperSightStumbled Upon
RhiThe Pale QueenPlain Jane (Radio Edit)
Caravan PalaceChronologicGhost
Elliot Moss Barricade (Radio Edit)
AUSTThe HiveThe Hive (Original Mix)
BeshkenAisle of PalmCursed
PhelianBeside YouBlack Orchid (Original Mix)
JKP Quiet Place
Max CooperOne Hundred Billion Sparks RemixedRule 110 (Synkro remix)
Jacques GreeneDawn ChorusSel
TakeleaveInner SeaHabitat
Com TruisePersuasion SystemKontex
TOKiMONSTALove That NeverLove That Never
Blue VeilDreaming In Colour EPAnother Day

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Get up and DANCE!

Chrome SparksBe On FireUltraviolet Rainbow
Gemini RisingBest Case LifeMorph
NICOLAAS No Stranger Thing (Louis La Roche Remix)
Moon BootsBimini RoadTied Up (feat. Steven Klavier) (Radio Edit)
Fever RayI’m Not Done (Still Not Done Mix)I’m Not Done (Still Not Done Mix)
GeorgiaAbout Work The DancefloorAbout Work The Dancefloor (Edit)
TSHAMe YouMe You (Edit)
KIDSØSparkleSparkle (Original)
Ross From FriendsEpiphanyEpiphany (Edit)
Pat LokCorazón RemixesKnow Me (Rony Rex Remix)
Bob MosesBattle Lines RemixedBack Down (Hayden James Remix (Edit))
Lawrence Hart & Casually HereInnocent / Swimming UpOchre (Model Man Remix)
ZIINO Under The Apple Tree
Uppermost Forever Present
Gold Fields Waterfall (Com Truise Remix)
Solstis Miss You
InstupendoBoys by GirlsPinch
Big WildSuperdreamPale Blue Dot
TydeKitsune Cafe CompilationDon’t Worry
Caribou Home
ODESZAA Moment Apart RemixesLate Night (Running Touch Remix)
Corporate SlackrsHighs & LowsHighs & Lows
CerroneThe ImpactThe Impact
Reptile RoomTalkTalk

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Vocal Sounds

Gidon Schocken Say It Right (feat. Tahel)
Lane 8Brightest LightsDon’t Let Me Go (feat. Arctic Lake) (Radio Edit)
KlloBack To YouBack To You
RY XUnfurlTo Know
ApparatLP5HEROIST (Edit)
CocoRosieSmash My HeadSmash My Head (Radio Edit)
JBXDR Soul Fool
Lydia AinsworthPhantom ForestTell Me I Exist
Manu DiaSurface EPSign (feat. KOLE)
DRAMADance Without MeNine One One
Rituals of MineSLEEPER HOLDBurst
Rhia Fire
Anamanaguchi[USA]On My Own
Mild MindsEmbracerEmbracer (radio edit)
KasboI Get You (feat. Lizzy Land)I Get You (feat. Lizzy Land)
HÆLOSAny Random KindnessEnd Of World Party (edit)
CLAVVSNo SaviorsNo Saviors
Belau Essence (feat. Sophie Barker)
TransvioletBorn To RuleBorn To Rule
MEMBAWalls DownWalls Down (feat. EVAN GIIA)

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Hip/Hop (you don’t stop)

Dessa and the Minnesota OrchestraSound the Bells: Recorded Live at Orchestra Hall5 Out Of 6
Sudan ArchivesAthenaLimitless
Sampa The GreatThe ReturnFinal Form (radio edit)
Homeboy SandmanDustyFar Out
Freddie Gibbs and MadlibBandanaGat Damn – Clean
Brother AliSecrets & EscapesSecrets & Escapes
Danny Brownuknowhatimsayin¿Theme Song
CommonLet LoveHercules (feat. Swizz Beatz)
Ras KassSoul On Ice 2LL Cool J (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Mass AppealStarting 5: Vol. 1I Had Enough (feat 070 Phi, Stro) (CLEAN)
DJ ShadowOur Pathetic AgeKings Queens (feat Run The Jewels) (dirty)
Boca 45FORTY FIVEEnergy Boost (feat. Emskee)
Flying LotusFlamagraMore (ft. Anderson .Paak) (Radio Edit)
Jordan RakeiOriginMind’s Eye
Louis FutonWay Back WhenSilk Jam
Robert GlasperFuck Yo FeelingsGone (feat. YBN Cordae + Bilal + Herbie Hancock)
AtmosphereWheneverBde Maka Ska (explicit)
Malibu KenMalibu KenAcid King
ElaquentBlessing In DisguiseOnigiri
Emancipator & 9 TheoryCheeba GoldZula