Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Free Music and Rational Thoughts from Si Begg

The legend that is Si Bigg recently decided to give away his brand new EP '24 Bit Error Collection' completely free. Not only that, but the tracks come in pristine 24bit 44.1khz WAV format. Go Si.

In his own words:

'Major labels and the bodies that represent them, such as the BPI in the UK and the RIAA in the USA would have us believe that sharing music is destroying music and the musicians that create it. We contend that the truth is, this cartel of major record companies, distributors and publishers have been systematically fucking musicians and the people that love and buy music for about 50 years. Creating, amongst other things, huge profits for shareholders, a rigorous, brutally industrialised method of music production, Hannah Montana and an inherently average, uninspiring, mainstream music scene. This traditional industry model is so close to death that we dare not entertain it here. Instead we leave it up to you to help determine how far this E.P. travels.'

You can download the EP by going HERE

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Dead Channel Summer Release Spectacular

It's been a while... but we're back, and it's been worth the wait, trust us.

We've got 6 brand new, completely free releases for your listening pleasure, as well as a brand new addition to the Deadmix series. Don't let the free part fool you though, the quality is as high as ever. Check it out:

[channel027] Chris Kubex – Sounds No Longer The Same
It’s been nearly a year since Dead Channel co-conspirator and long-time Gonzo member Chris Kubex released his first full length album ‘Circuit Cities’.
Now he returns with ‘Sounds No Longer The Same’, and some may feel it’s an apt title. While retaining some of the melodious elements, which people have come to identify with his music, the dance-floor sounds of Dubstep, Ragga, Techno and Electro are more prominent this time around, and all get forced through the blender.

[channel028] Ant Orange – Acid Trax 2006-2009
Here’s a bit of a treat. Ant Orange delves into his archives and pulls out 10 tracks of 303 joyousness.
Ant’s trademark slick production and love of Roland’s little silver box are well known, but the same can’t be said of all of the gems on this release. While it includes some tracks you may have heard (‘Don’t Call Me Roland’ from ‘One For The Ladies’) it will undoubtedly contain some that you haven’t, and the opportunity to own the best of Ant’s acid ramblings for the one off special price of free, is an opportunity you really shouldn’t miss.

[channel029] Terrorbyte – Klat Skat & Squidgy Black
We’ve been trying to prize a release out of the hands of this Brummie noise terrorist for some time now, and we’re buzzing: Klat Skat & Squidgy Black is here!
Featuring the opening track ‘South Side Shoot T Kill Klart’ which has been a favourite of Mary-Anne Hobbs and been featured on her Radio 1 show, the EP tears through the sort of Breakcore, Gabba and Junglistic mayhem that your parents wouldn’t like, but we most certainly do.

[channel030] Micoland – Hidden Records
In the run up to the release of Micoland's latest LP, Modern Ruins, Dead Channel presents this retrospective compilation from the Drum Faktry archives.
Hidden Records 01-06 is a substantial collection of unreleased early works by Micoland recorded between 2001 and 2006. The album also contains tracks from his Conflux project and presents an eclectic mix of styles from IDM to Grime to Ambient Techno to Hip Hop tracks.

[channel031] Little Nobody – Robota Remixes
A joint release from Andrez Bergen’s IF? Imprint and Dead Channel which features re-workings of one of IF?’s most successful tracks ‘Robota’ by Little Nobody, featuring vocals from Toshiyuki Yasuda, one of Si Beggs favourite musicians.

[channel032] Wobble n Dubb – The Otherside EP
Here we go again, strap yourselves in for some more Wobble & Dubb mayhem, same format as last time and just as crazily good.
The Otherside Mix was first featured on Lisa Right Eye’s superlative Otherside radio show ( and features the now infamous dual laptop mash-up style that these boys employ to full effect here.

[deadmix006] Sal Volatile
Our good friend Sal Volatile has been locked away in deepest darkest Midlands fusing Brummie Electro and Techno with the futuristic sounds of Dubstep and Grime to make a thoroughly pleasing cocktail.
While we wait for his maiden voyage on the Good Ship Dead Channel, we present his offering to the Deadmix series: a tasty blend of future bass music that had us jumping all over the shop.

All of course available from and include full colour CD-printable artwork and embedded art for ipods and MP3 players.

Happy summer from Gonzo and Dead Channel, and if you're off to the Glade festival this weekend, look out for the Gonzo crew with the Mobile Gabba Disco starring Frank the Tank!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

All About Us

Canny artist and journalist Andrez Bergen has penned an article on all about Dead Channel.

You can read it by going HERE.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

New Releases: Get Them While They're Hot!

After a couple of months hiatus - while we've been busy with the Gonzo club night - Dead Channel returns with more quality electronic goodness, and all for free...bargain:

[channel024] Dimomib - The Loop
Dimosthenis Nikolis from Greece makes a welcome return to Dead Channel, this time with his head on the dance-floor, as he presents a collection of dark, brooding techno cuts.

[channel025] Noisepsalm & Asymptote - split EP
Noisepsalm and fellow American Asymptote share this release, which comprises of an original track from each artist, and a plethora of remixes. 'How It Went' from Asymptote gets reworked by Micoland and Noisepsalm, while Noisepsalms's 'Hybernation Sickness' (taken from his Dead Channel album 'The Injured Aerm Army') gets the remix treatment from: Micoland, Kubex, Wobble & Dubb, Rhedcerulean, Asymptote and a live version by Noisepsalm himself.

[channel026] Little Nobody - I Have Become So Many People I Do Not Know Which Is Myself
Presenting, not only the return of Andrez Bergen, but the longest album title on Dead Channel! More Sample-laden, glitchy funk cuts from the Tokyo boss of IF? Records.

All releases can be downloaded for free at and all come complete with CD artwork and embedded art for iPods and MP3 players.

What are you waiting for?

P.S. If there are any noise-makers out there who feel they have some music that would interest us, and they'd like to see out on Dead Channel, send your demo tracks (preferably with something like to: dead-channel(at)

Friday, 6 February 2009

Noisepsalm Live at Norcal Noisefest 12

A video from Gothic Girl Films of Noisepsalm's performance at Norcal Noisefest 12, October 2008, in Sacramento, California. Enjoy...

Current Shennanigans

We've been on hiatus since the last set of releases from Prod, Micoland & Holly Bretton, and the LEGO Project went live over the holidays. We hope you enjoyed/are enjoying the music as much as we have.

We have been busy on other fronts though; big thanks to everyone who made the return of Gonzo at Beaverworks in Leeds such a good party last month. The night featured some great music in both rooms, a hilariously brilliant debut from The Clartbuster Morris Show, and an amazingly friendly crowd who raved until the early morning.

We have more of the same planned for later this month when we will be featuring guests Mortal & Chemist (Skam, Icasea, 33). Click on the flyer below:

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Dead Christmas

If the annual torrent of Pogues, McCartney, Geldof et al fills you with Bah Humbug, you'll be pleased to know we have another set of quality and 100% non-festive releases on!

First up is The Lego Project - our local and international artists taking the same soundbank and twisting it into their own sordid little creations. What began as an experiment in remix-craft quietly turned into an interesting and diverse little album which showcases some of our artists more experimental edges (and our best efforts at Lego-punnery).

Next is a release we've been waiting for since day one. Our friendly neighbourhood jazzcat Prod drops a selection of tunes from the archives and shows us his harder-but-still-effortlessly-funky side. Fashion Sickness has had some serious rinsage at DC hq and we're sure you'll love it too. Fans of Plug, Squarepusher, and anyone of a Ninja Tune persuasion will dig this baby.

Our third release is the also-long-awaited collaboration between Micoland and Holly Bretton. A perfect combination of Mico's deep, dark beats and Holly's ethereal vocals which will sit nicely between Massive Attack and Portishead in the Chillout folder. Highly recommended for the morning after...

And finally, our last Deadmix of 2008 is a floor-shaking two-laptop dance-off from Leeds' newest noise terrorists Wobble & Dubb!

Thanks to everyone for your support in 2008, we'd like to wish you a loud, bassy Christmas and a euphoric 'hands-in-the-air' New Year.

Look out for the return of Gonzo in January...

Chin chin,
Ant & Chris