8 year anniversary incoming…. 4 MORE YEARS (oh god no… maybe?)

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year since last year’s anniversary and 4 months since show #400. I’ve gotten a new awesome domain and sold nearly a hundred people limited edition shirts (of last year’s anniversary art, huh!). Never missing a week, keep on keepin’ on.

Much like last year’s anniversary show, I’ve got a hell of a lot planned. I don’t know if I can top it, but I’m sure as hell trying to match it. A bunch of mini-mixes from names new and old, as well as a handful of exclusive tracks (which was the entire theme of 2009′s 4 year anniversary).

As usual, the show will be airing on Tuesday night at midnight EST (Wednesday 04:00 GMT!). That’s just over 24 hours from now, on March 27th. Assuming you’re reading this before then, the timer in the upper right is COUNTIN’ DOWN. It’ll be streaming live on stream.midnightsnacks.fm and then podcasted and downloadable here on Wednesday, in both low and high quality.

Last year’s anniversary capped out the server at 250 live listeners… Making sure it’s set to 500 this time, so let’s AIM FOR THE TOP! :D

Let’s have a basic rundown of who is involved this year!

Henry Homesweet

Henry Homesweet

UK chip-tech-house badman Henry Homesweet has a delicious mix for us. After seeing and hanging with him at previous BlipFests (RIP) and hearing his amazing Essential Chip Mixes (2010, 2011, 2012), I just had to have him do something for the show.

Check him out on Soundcloud.

Slick Shoota

Slick Shoota

Slick Shoota, hailing from Norway, is one of my favorite recent juke producers, bringing the genre a smoothness that few do, releasing on Diplo‘s Mad Decent and Chrissy Murderbot‘s Loose Squares. He’s got a mix for you, perhaps with an exclusive joint or two ;)

Check him out on Soundcloud.

Ilkae

Ilkae

Providing a mix for the show is Canadian IDM artist Ilkae. We’re old friends from the IRC days when he was releasing on the classic, but now defunct, Merck Records. Apparently he’s still sampling with that MiniDisc recorder I sold him before Midnight Snacks even existed ♥

Check him out on Bandcamp.

JAKAZiD

JAKAZiD

UK hardcore killa and Allkore member (global-wise J-core producers!) JAKAZiD is gracing us with a mix this year, with a killer intro and enough gabber kicks to rave your face off. Often known for his excellent mashups, like the amazing PON PON PON De Floor.

Check him out on Soundcloud, and don’t miss his other Soundcloud (dumbshitthatJAKAZiDmade) where he tosses his joke mashups and such.

LiL TExAS

LiL TExAS

LiL TExAS and the excellent M|O|D crew were brought to my attention last year when my boy siik co-hosted Midnight Snacks with a mix featuring a hot joint by him. Now we’ve got the man himself showing up some true Texas trap styolz with a mini-mix for the show.

Check him out on Soundcloud.

…and a whole lot more!

More info forthcoming later today! GET HYPE ♥

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400+ shows, new domain, shirts, and sup 2013?

Hey, happy new year, jerks!

Almost 2 months ago, Midnight Snacks hit 400 shows and to celebrate, launched a new domain, midnightsnacks.fm.

Jordan C made some excellent Jet Set Radio themed anniversary art!

DAMN VANDALS

A month ago I started taking pre-orders for limited edition t-shirts using the art from 2012′s 7 year anniversary show by Rory Morris.
There’s about a week left to secure yourself one, as I’ll be ceasing pre-orders on January, 9th! This is your only chance to get one, so get it while ya can ♥

Midnight Snacks shirt flier

Oh shit, less than 3 months to the 8 year anniversary… however am I gonna top last year’s?

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Whoa, almost time for the 7 year anniversary!

Yeesh, the last update in this brand new blog was almost a year ago, back when I launched it. Still not really sure what really needs to go here, what with the Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr already serving their own functions.

Regardless, the 7 year anniversary show is in 2 days!!!

(hey, it already happened, ya dingus! Go and download this awesome show here while you read about it!)

Much like the 5 year anniversary, I’ve got some delicious mini-mixes for you guys, from friends and favorite musicians alike. Went through a lot to get all this stuff organized, so you guys should spread the word! This anniversary show should be bigger than any other, with all luck.

Airing in just under 50 hours from writing this, at the usual midnight EST (Wednesday 04:00 GMT!), you don’t wanna miss this. There’s a countdown to in the upper right!

As usual, it’ll be airing via shoutcast.8chan.net. The show’s mp3 will be available shortly after airing.

I’ll have awesome mixes from the likes of:

Himuro Yoshiteru

Long time friend of the show and a highly under-appreciated favorite of mine, Himuro’s got a showcasing of his tracks, with a good bit of unreleased material!

Datassette

Datassette has been a favorite of mine since his 2008 self-titled album, which I featured a track from in last year’s “favorite tracks” anniversary show.

He regularly makes little mixes on his site under the name of “Datashat”, and I’d highly recommend checking them out, especially the wonderful “Businessfunk” series.

She

She’s been a bro for several years, even creating a brand new track for the 4 year “exclusive tracks” anniversary show in 2009, which was later spruced up for his excellent album “Orion”.

Kettel

It’s no surprise that I’m quite the fan of classic IDM, being one of the things that got me into electronic music in the late 90′s, and Kettel still embraces that. Last anniversary I used his amazing “Pinch of Peer” in the show. This year, I’ve got a whole mix of goodies from him!

The Hair Kid

The Hair Kid and I met due to mutual loves of our own respective music thangs, being his music and my radio show. On Youtube, of all places! Now we’re good friends, what with him co-hosting the show before and even namedropping the show in his official Shinichi Osawa remix. He’s got some fresh beats and even some new unheard stuff from him in his mix!

ps: Congrats to him for winning the EeL remix competition today, with his awesome remix of “For Common People”!

Daedelus

Daedelus has been a favorite live electronic act of mine for yeeeears, and now he’s got some of his great live sample crazy mashupping of his own jams and others for the lovely Midnight Snacks listeners.

If you haven’t seen this madman live, you owe it to yourself. At least watch a video or something!

Plaid

Last, but certainly not least, I’ve got Warp Records IDM gods Plaid kickin’ up some little unreleased tidbits to snack on.

Not only did their music help shape my tastes over a decade ago, but it seems like they just kept on with them, like doing the music for Tekkon Kinkreet, an amazing anime film by one of my favorite studios, Studio 4°C.

Little Star Dweller

Oh, did I say last before? Sorry, I forgot to mention that this show ended up being a surprise extended edition!

Little Star Dweller is the new name of Nite Club. Under that name, he released his 2009 album, My Tronic, which is one of my favorite electro-pop albums ever.

I flew almost 800 miles to see him live, and we became friends after I discovered I was staying with a friend of his on that trip! Small worlds.

Under his new guise, he’s kicking out a lot of great jungle stuff, and he did a swell little mix to help this anniversary show be the first extended Midnight Snacks ever!

Spoonin’ Boys

Little is known about the elusive Spoonin’ Boys. :O

Just jk, he’s a cool dude who I met on Soulseek like a decade ago. Music buddies since, he’s been following up the live broadcast of Midnight Snacks with his own show semi-regularly for the past several years. Tune in live and you may get a chance to hear some amazing tunes that he’s selected. That’s the only way you will, as his show is a “catch it while you can!” affair.

We’re also doing the playdis.co blog together, which should be getting fully off the ground in the near future 8)

He’s injected some much-needed chiptune lovin’ in this show. ♥

Finally, check out this dang awesome art that my good friend Audrey Morris created to help celebrate 7 glorious years.

As a friend replied on Twitter, “That picture so perfectly defines Snacks in every way.” welp, :3

In other news, a year after I planned to, I’ve finally updated some features on the site, like adding pretty AJAX-ify’d playlist browsing along with prev/next show arrows, also available via your keyboard.
If you clicked on Himuro’s name up there, you may have also noted that I’ve added some artist alias linking when searching for an artist. I’m still in the process of building the database for it, but for example, you can now see everything I’ve played that Yasutaka Nakata has produced (quite a bit!).

More to come as time goes on, and hey, maybe I’ll figure out something to do with this damn blog!

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6 years and finally a new site… April Fools.

No wait, there actually is a new site, and it has actually been 6 years.

Damn, six years of playing you guys music every week. It’s about time there’s a new site. It’s not 100% quite yet, as I wanted to launch it in some form along with the anniversary show.

I’ll be adding new the planned new features as I have time, this blog being one of ‘em! I’ll be updating the blog about said new features as they happen.

I’ve also gone ahead and made a Tumblr, which I’m going to reserve for the posting of music videos. This blog is gonna be more about the show’s happenings, and the occasional tuneage.

You may have already noticed that in addition to the Twitter I created some time back, there’s now a Facebook fan page as well. Keep yoself in the know.

Mad props the the amazing ui for these bomb-ass icons he made for the site! Some of these are as yet unused, and a hint at some new stuff that’s coming.

 

So we’ve got ourselves a 6 year anniversary show. If for some reason, you have yet to hear it, download that shit and get with the program, son.

Big thanks to all my past co-hosts and the others who provided their own “dong attacks” to help celebrate. I only wish I hadn’t been too busy busting my ass on this site to do mine as I had originally planned. ALAS.

As some long-time listeners may know, I’ve been having artists do drawings for anniversary shows for the past few years. For the 6 year anniversary, I had the lovely Katie Skelly of Calico Comics (website / tumblr) do a couple pieces.

Anyway, I’ll be catchin’ you suckas here later, and every week ON DA STREAM/PODCAST. Party on, Wayne.

Love,
W.T. Snacks

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