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Post by valleyofthebees » Tue Aug 11, 2009 04:29

Anyone else use this? It is sort of the successor to Muxtape. Streaming internet mixes. My profile is http://8tracks.com/valleyofthebees. If you are really clever and wildly unethical you can figure out how to download songs off it. I have 22 mixes up right now on it. This mix, in particular, entitled "Anorak City" is relevant to this forum, but this one, that one, this other one and finally this final one of mine I would also recommend! If you have one you should 'follow me' and I'll follow you back.

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Post by johnkell » Thu Jun 02, 2011 21:24

Just discovered this and was surprised it's not more widely-used - very clean and easy functionality, and lets you put whatever you want in a mix because you upload the MP3s (not reliant on Spotify or whoever having it in their library!). Very impressed - but this was one of only a couple of posts I could find mentioning it. Best attempt to put the mixtape concept online I've yet seen, I think.

Noticed it through indietracks plugging this mix: http://8tracks.com/milquetoaster/ten-re ... id=1269789

(I'm here: http://8tracks.com/johnkell - only a couple of things up so far)

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Re: 8tracks

Post by linus » Thu Jun 02, 2011 22:44

ooh, I'm going to have a go on this!

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Re: 8tracks

Post by Eddie » Thu Jun 02, 2011 22:59

I quite like 8tracks, until I use the iPhone app and it yells at me for skipping too many songs. Then I get annoyed and turn it off.

Nice idea though.

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Re: 8tracks

Post by linus » Thu Jun 02, 2011 23:15

you've probably heard all this before (or perhaps didn't want to hear any of it the first place): http://8tracks.com/fogofohdears/fogofoh ... -mix-thing

anyhoo, I thought I'd give it a go and see what's what, it's easy to use even for a doofus like me

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Re: 8tracks

Post by RITH » Fri Jun 03, 2011 07:01

hey, linus! wrote:you've probably heard all this before (or perhaps didn't want to hear any of it the first place): http://8tracks.com/fogofohdears/fogofoh ... -mix-thing

anyhoo, I thought I'd give it a go and see what's what, it's easy to use even for a doofus like me
'The mix you're looking for is currently in private mode. Check out a mix below instead.'

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Re: 8tracks

Post by linus » Fri Jun 03, 2011 07:36

clearly not as easy as I first thought

it should be 'public' now...

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Post by Murray » Sat Jun 04, 2011 17:21

Oooh, I like this, but it's quite a slow process putting a mix together. I've just made a 16 tracker of Brighton based stuff including The Blue Minkies, The Grooveyard, The Friendly Fires, The Chefs, Shrag...

http://8tracks.com/muzzywick/all-things ... id=3135831

(Apologies for the cheesy title.)
I was listening to (and thoroughly enjoying) Andy's mix as I pottered around earlier, but was really surprised that he'd included a One Republic love song. I didn't realise it takes you to another mix as soon as one's finished. Durr!

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Re: 8tracks

Post by everard » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:44

enjoyed andy's & murray's. here's one i made.

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Re: 8tracks

Post by linus » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:41

I am very much enjoying murray's and everard's and will investigate marianthi's in a little while

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Re: 8tracks

Post by ezears » Mon Jun 06, 2011 18:11

I think it's a great site, unfortunately the biggest drawback is not being able to keep the tracklisting order, which is sometimes key in a mix! It can get tedious putting a mix together although the 'uploader' featrure does make uploading a breeze.
Some hints I've found: Keep the tracks to a minimum to hold the listener's interest. Also a great suggestion from another 8tracks user was to post your tracklisting under comments. Sometimes you just want to know what's on the mix.
AND it's always fun trying to come up with a cover.
I'll have to visit everyone else's on here!

my profile here: http://www.8tracks.com/ezears

p.s. get on it, linus! :)

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Re: 8tracks

Post by Murray » Mon Jun 06, 2011 19:25

Top tip about adding the tracklist. I've now added it to mine.
I'm listening to Everard's 'Blah Blah Blah' right now and it's pretty great! I just wish I had more time to listen to music...

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Re: 8tracks

Post by crystalball » Tue Jun 07, 2011 21:21

I'd completely forgotten I'd made a mix on there until you all started befriending me! Once my life stops being ridiculous, I'll listen to everyone's mixes. Can't wait.

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Re: 8tracks

Post by linus » Tue Jun 07, 2011 22:47

I done another one: http://8tracks.com/fogofohdears/snotty

1. brave new world - the train kept a rollin'
2. the gants - (you can't blow) smoke rings
3. rex garvin and the mighty cravers - oh yeah!
4. the undecyded - make her cry
5. the royal pendletons - hot rod dissertation
6. las dilly sisters - sometimes good guys don't wear white
7. gamma goochee himself - (yo got) the gamma goochee
8. karen verros - you just gotta know my mind
9. the shangaans - yeh girl
10. thee midniters - jump, jive and harmonize
11. thee enchantments - I'm in love with your daughter
12. the now time delegation - stand and deliver

sorry

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Re: 8tracks

Post by Tweetotal » Fri Jun 10, 2011 06:22

johnkell wrote:
Noticed it through indietracks plugging this mix: http://8tracks.com/milquetoaster/ten-re ... id=1269789

(I'm here: http://8tracks.com/johnkell - only a couple of things up so far)
I made that one!

I wasn't plugging the festival as such, just trying to make people I know see how good it was so I wouldn't have to go alone. Completely unsucessful!

anyway - http://8tracks.com/milquetoaster - that's me.
five to six, that's what the time is.

Murray

Re: 8tracks

Post by Murray » Sat Jun 11, 2011 19:19

I've made a mix of lovely short songs - 14 of 'em in ten and a half minutes.

http://8tracks.com/muzzywick/short-atte ... id=3135831

Smudge - Babaganouj
Silence at Sea - Fake Psychics (Will Steal Your Mind For $$$)
The Lucksmiths - $30
Nixon - Hey Girl
Wire - Love Ain't Polite (1978 Demo)
The Parollelograms - Orchard Square
The Untouchables - Nic Fit
The Groove Farm - Crazy Day Sunshine Girl
Dorotea - Luxury Flats
Club 8 - I Don't Need Anyone
Eels - Dusk: A Peach In The Orchard
The Wednesday Club - Insomnia Blues
Hello, How Are You? - Mad Giraffes
The Chills - Sweet Times

I think I shall do a sweary mix next...

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Re: 8tracks

Post by ezears » Fri Jun 17, 2011 06:06

Tweetotal wrote:
johnkell wrote:
Noticed it through indietracks plugging this mix: http://8tracks.com/milquetoaster/ten-re ... id=1269789

(I'm here: http://8tracks.com/johnkell - only a couple of things up so far)
I made that one!

I wasn't plugging the festival as such, just trying to make people I know see how good it was so I wouldn't have to go alone. Completely unsucessful!

anyway - http://8tracks.com/milquetoaster - that's me.
Well I'd go alone if I was even lucky enough to have an opportunity to go! There's still time to convince someone to go with you :)
Speaking of Indietracks, I downloaded the comp and fell in love with A Fine Day Of Sailing's 'Orange Crate Imagination'. Never heard any of their music before. Better late than never!
It inspired a summery mix of sunshine pop on 8tracks.

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Re: 8tracks

Post by Tweetotal » Fri Jun 17, 2011 06:57

ezears wrote:
Well I'd go alone if I was even lucky enough to have an opportunity to go! There's still time to convince someone to go with you :)
Speaking of Indietracks, I downloaded the comp and fell in love with A Fine Day Of Sailing's 'Orange Crate Imagination'. Never heard any of their music before. Better late than never!
It inspired a summery mix of sunshine pop on 8tracks.

I'll have to listen to that, Esther. :)
five to six, that's what the time is.

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Re: 8tracks

Post by alongwaltz » Sat Apr 04, 2015 17:32

Four years later, who's still on the site?

I'm at http://8tracks.com/fallenlove

I'm making a series of one-hour indiepop mixes that I upload twice a week. The initial goal was to introduce my friends to indiepop since most of them are clueless about it. Of course none of them could be bothered to listen to any of my mixes so now I just make them for myself and any randoms who might stumble upon them.

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Re: 8tracks

Post by tonieee » Wed Apr 08, 2015 13:00

I've not tried it but as it looks like I'm going to be bed bound for a few weeks it may be something good to do when I get out of the hospital.

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