Dan Sicko’s “Techno Rebels” book about to be repressed

One of my all time favorite Detroit Techno history documents becomes available again. Order while you can!

Dan Sicko’s original 1999 edition of Techno Rebels is one of techno’s defining documents, a social and critical history of an oft-misunderstood genre with worldwide relevance. This 2010 edition of Sicko’s techno tell-all focuses more deeply on Detroit as an incubator for the music’s creative heroes and biggest proponents—including, full disclosure, a nice spotlight on Ghostly International—and fills in the history up to the present day’s kaleidoscope of styles.

Clone Classic Cuts

You probably know Clone Classic Cuts which has been re-releasing a lot of great music in the past years. There is now a nice compilation which gathers a lot of the releases on one CD (or one download).

First Clone Classic Cuts compilation with some rare and influential dance tracks selected and remastered for future generations. At the time these where among the most cutting edge underground dance records around and its producers are critically acclaimed for their pioneering work. Now around 20 years after the original release, these tracks still sound totally fresh and are an influence for a new generation. This first compilation comes after 10 vinyl re-releases on the Clone Classic Cuts label, 10 releases which have been remastered from original masters found in dusty basements in Milan or Chicago, or remastered from one of the very rare original 12’’s with the best possible digital technologies.

Check out this music of Larry Heard (Mr Fingers) , Fockewulf 190 , Jackson Jones, Los Angeles TF, Tyree Cooper,Oppenheimer Analysis, Mike Dunn, Mystic (aka Rodney Bakerr), Gay Cat Park or Knight Action. it seems these pioneers were so far ahead of its time, you begin to wonder what the majority of the electronic-music producers have been working on these past two decades…

An essential timeless document!

Aciddome down

Aciddome has broken down. Trying to fix things as you read.

broken fixed (migrated)
posts X
comments X
categories X
most attachments X (just need to change url’s now)
url rewriting X (but, is it the same as before?)
domain pointing X (afaik)
plugins X (easy)
moving mixes 90% (have to move guest mixes like beukhoven as well as update pls and m3u)

Some life saving tricks for moving between hosts, in this case from powweb to dreamhost.

Recursively download everything except when you already have the file:

wget -r -nc ftp://usr:pwd@ftp.powweb.com/htdocs/mixes/

Re-assign certain users to posts because they have another user_id number now in the db:

UPDATE `wp_table_posts` SET `post_author` = 1 WHERE `post_author` = 2

Search/replace plugins for wordpress like: Search & Replace