So, as it turns out, the Freeformaniacs show won’t be running tomorrow, due to a problem with streaming it. No matter! My mix will be appearing here tomorrow lunchtime for everyone to enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled.
In other news, my next Freeformaniacs show will be on Thursday the 6th of December, so for that one I will be doing something a bit different – I’m going to borrow some cdj’s and do a mix of actual modern freeform. Really!
Here are a few tracks which will be featuring on that mix:
There’s a little money left over, which I am putting towards my next donation goal: paying for this site’s hosting, which will be several hundred dollars when my contract renews in February.
Why donate? Well, pretty simply to support the whole Sonicrampage project: great mixes from across the dance music spectrum, nicely packaged, and with thoughtful essays, interviews, and photos to accompany them. If you enjoy this site, and can afford to give something to keep it running, I would greatly appreciate any contribution, big or small.
What do you get for donating? Well, first and foremost you are supporting what I do and helping to ensure that this site remains a great resource for the global dance community, as well as ensuring that I can continue to post new mixes from myself and guests.
More specifically, however, if you donate you will also get heads up on new mixes before they go live, as well as the occasional special mix that won’t be going live on the site at all. I haven’t yet done one of these, but by Christmas there will be a special donors only mix done and distributed.
So thanks again and I hope you enjoy the two new mixes coming this week!
Betwixt & Between (Kaoru Kimura) has tragically passed away at the age of 28. As the news is now public knowledge, Guld has invited condolences/messages of support to be posted on Kaoru’s Facebook page wall, Twitter account, or mailed directly to Guld (NRG_JAPAN [at] hotmail.com), who will then forward them to Kaoru’s family.
Having only recently heard of his passing, I am still at a loss for words. A fantastically intelligent, thoughtful and kind young man, he will be missed by everyone who met him, and also by members of the wider scene who knew him through his emotional, influential music.
I feel very fortunate to have counted Kaoru as a friend for the past five years, and will miss him dearly. I’m sure everyone here will join me in offering condolences to all of his family.
I didn’t know him personally, but as a fan of his music I would like to extend my condolences to his family and friends in this time of their loss. It’s a big loss to the worldwide freeform scene, but fortunately his music is that good that it will live on forever.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with his tunes, they are, well, really fucking good. I haven’t actually used any on any of my freeform mixes, but that’s just because none have come out on vinyl – I’m a dinosaur. I only really started getting into his stuff over the last year, after Rampage Turbo 8 got me right back into freeform. Over the last year I have been devouring a lot of the newer freeform that I missed out on over the last couple years, and among the new crop of producers to have emerged over the last few years, Betwixt & Between was, for me, one of the absolute standouts, alongsideh Finland’s Substanced. His death is a big loss for the scene as a whole.
If you want to check out some of his tunes, Beezee’s Sonicrampage guest mix The Canticle of the Monomyth features his tune Phase 6, and PlasmaDancer’s two mixes for the Munted! Monthly! mix series also feature a lot of his material:
Finally, you should definitely check Betwixt & Between’s own mix for Munted! Monthly!
Betwixt & Between with Takashi Shinto – Out of Blue
Betwixt & Between – Wandering of Tankobuhesotaro
Vice Tek Heavy Industry – 3m3sys 3
Betwixt & Between – Ultra World 6
Betwixt & Between – Point of No Return
Betwixt & Between – So Sweet Bitter Days
Betwixt & Between – Zusammengehorigkeit
RANK 1 – Airwave (Betwixt & Between’s Hard Re:Boot)
Betwixt & Between – Tout est Bien (Sein zum Tode)
Betwixt & Between – Hydra (Long)
Betwixt & Between with Yukacco – Nothing Compares 2 You