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At work we mostly hear free music from different sources, mostly netlabels, who publish their music in a slight different way than conventional music labels. Downloadable – mostly for free, on donation basis or for a small fee. To give you a small view or maybe the entrance door to that parallel music universe, just download and listen to our selected tracks or albums. The internet’s a free place to publish nearly any content, so there’s lot’s of pearls and crap to discover. We’re going to post our selected tunes and you’re free to like or dislike this selection… The good thing: It’s completely free. We’re very addicted to this free audio and art culture since more than 10 years. Finally we started this mag in 2010 after doing Wundertunes from 2006-2008. We introduce free music releases, netlabels and underground labels we like aswell as interviews. features and net audio compilations in future…

What means Net Audio exactly? Wikipedia tells us:

“A netlabel (also online label, web label, digi label or MP3 label) is a record label that distributes its music primarily through digital audio formats (mainly MP3or Ogg Vorbis) over the Internet. While similar to traditional record labels in many respects, netlabels typically emphasize free distribution online, often under licenses that encourage works to be shared (e.g., Creative Commons licenses), and artists often retain copyright.

Netlabels may have a considerably lower staff count than traditional record labels, in some instances being only a single individual in control of his/her music, maintaining sole ownership. Physical LPs, for example, are rarely produced by a netlabel, relying entirely on digital distribution and means of the Internet to provide the product. Having no physical product makes the running costs of a netlabel considerably less than a traditional record label and some netlabels have abandoned any financial model altogether and instead, run the netlabel as a hobby. Some employ guerrilla marketing to promote their work.”

If you’re new to the kind of licensing with Creative Commons, which was developed as open-source alternative for strict international copyright laws, please visit the Creative Commons website.

For example, some artists are releasing their music or art under Creative Commons to get known to public in another, more direct way than ‘usual’ releases. Independent from the fact that the music is downloadable for free you are free to spend some money for the artists and labels out there. Most of them are using the paypal-donate button , the easiest way to collect some money for their underground works. Let’s help spreading their music!

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VA – Re-Jumble

Abstract & wonky various artists compi by Jumble/FuseLab

Jumble / FUSELab present VA – Re-Jumble – the first release of a new label, which existed previously in the form of a podcast-terminal and now the record-formation, responsible for the deepest forms of dub/bass and experimental/future beats.

Big international assembly including a wide range of scene visions scenes by talented beatmakers from around the world. A universal set for the independent space tourist – from deep rustling sketches and abstract rhythmic delights to synthetic flashes and 8-bit bursts…

Hot!

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Field Recording 019 – Basic Soul Unit

Deeep down mix

Deep mix by Stuart Li aka Basic Soul Unit. He released his music on labels like Philpot, Mathematics, Versatile, New Kanada, Creme Org and Ostgut and why should we say more about his mix on Field Recordings – the tracklist tells it all…

320 kb VERSION FREE DOWNLOAD HERE >>>

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VA – Lab Coat – “Hi” EP

Fresh & funky spaced out instrumental-hop

Fine produced for loud listening by the Labcoat crew from Asheville, North Carolina. Beat-diggin’ Madlib / J Dilla style.

Get the full EP 320 kb MP3 FREE DOWNLOAD HERE >>>

Labcoat label website >

Hubert Daviz – Beatnicks Tape #01

Instrumental lunatic limbo for those dizzy days

Hubert Daviz, sample’n'beat constructor from Cologne, Germany drops a deep 13 track journey for free on bandcamp. For listeners of lazy & jazzy deep style instrumental hip hop (formerly known as trip hop): Just get it here!

320 kb MP3 or FLAC VERSION FREE DOWNLOAD HERE >>>

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Mentz – Piani EP

Deep slow Jazz

Mentz has graced us with another lovely ‘n dusty EP. Open your finest bottle, light your smoke, kick back and hit repeat!

320 kb VERSION FREE DOWNLOAD HERE >>>

Humanworkshop website >>>

OL – Random Phrase

Contemporary Glitch-Hop

And just another fresh drop from Error Broadcast by OL from Moscow, Russia. Fragmented, but in some kind relaxed beats with a deep approach. With a dubstep twist.

192 kb VERSION FREE DOWNLOAD HERE >>>

catch the Deluxe Edition with Bonus Track “Goodnight Liquid” (320 kb – 3$) from bandcamp HERE >>>