Sadly my time at Bassdrive radio has come to an end. The reason I was given was that they are looking for 100% reliability from their show broadcasts, which I could not offer anymore. I had worked closely with them to try and improve my setup but to no avail. The technical problems were frustrating for the station, it's listeners and for me...
One limitation of Traktor is that it can only stream in ogg format. One limitation of Bassdrive is that it would only support mp3 input. This meant I had to either prerecord, transcode in real time to mp3 or broadcast my "what you hear" channel. None of which were very prosaic solutions in the end.
I have had a great 5 years on Bassdrive moving from a weekly to a monthly show last year. Like Dfunk said though, "all good things must come to an end". I'd like to thank the whole Bassdrive crew for having faith in me to begin with and I'm sorry things didn't work out. There are no hard feelings and the bright side of all this is that I can now concentrate what little free time I have these days on this podcast. I may return to the radio in future but not before I have a completely solid broadcasting setup and can actually look forward to a trouble-free show.
This month's mix features liberal festive sprinklings of Netsky, Command Strange and The Square tunes - 3 artists with unique styles that continue to catch my ear. Also featured is another delectably simple yet melodic piano tune from Komatic that I am amazed has not been signed yet.
Enjoy the new mix over Christmas and the NY. All I ask is that you don't forget to drop by and visit in 2010.
Netsky - Come Back Home - Liq-Weed Ganja
Komatic - Those Around Me - Unsigned
Phors - Show Me Right - Fokuz
Greg Packer, Big Bud - Rise - Soundtrax
Drumagick - Full Energy - Nu Labels
Agent Alvin - Drift Away - Hospital
Netsky - Everyday - Liq-Weed Ganja
Q Project - Everything Changes But Me - CIA
The Square - Admiration - Drumwise
DJ Marky, S.P.Y. - Days Go Slow feat. Miri - BBE
Command Strange - Vacation - All Street
Syncopix, MTC Yaw - Good Morning - Form
Break - Winter Sun - Shogun Audio
dBridge - Memory Park - dBridge's SoundCloud
The Square - Motion - Drumwise
Command Strange - Agaom - Fokuz
SpectraSoul - 4 Points - Metalheadz
Command Strange - So Good - Have A Break
Netsky - Midnight Express - Spearhead
Eveson - Dirty Habits - Future Thinkin