Free Downloads

Free Downloads – Best Of 2010

This year we introduced a bi-monthly feature that’s as difficult to understand as it is to do… the ‘Free Downloads‘. Every couple of weeks we send our ears on a mission around the internet looking for the best new (or old) music that’s being given away for free, then round up the best ten for you to come along and take as many of them as you see fit. All for free. Simple, huh?

In addition to that we also introduced the ‘Crossfader‘ interview, where we hunt down the DJs and producers that have been rocking our earphones the most and ask them to provide a free mix for us. The results have been more exciting than we could have ever imagined.

So here is the very best, objectively decided by you guys listening, of all the sound we’ve had up in our cloud this year. Below are the 15 most listened to/downloaded tracks that we featured in this section, as well as all four Crossfader Mixes, from Stereo:Type, C.R.S.T., Submerse and The Count & Sinden. Enjoy!

Former Ghosts – Chin Up by Crossfire Music

Mr. Oizo & Gaspard Augé – Tricycle Express by Crossfire Music

Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On by Crossfire Music

Weezer – Memories by Crossfire Music

Aphex Twin – On by Crossfire Music

Black Mountain – Hair Song by Crossfire Music

Huoratron – gBay by Crossfire Music

Grinderman – Heathen Child by Crossfire Music

Dels – Trumpalump (Joe Goddard Remix) by Crossfire Music

Gruff Rhys – Shark Ridden Waters by Crossfire Music

Wiley – It’s Wiley by Crossfire Music

Dipset – Salute by Crossfire Music

J-Dilla – Sycamore by Crossfire Music

Rustie – Inside Pikachu’s Cunt by Crossfire Music

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spottie (Outkast Cover) by Crossfire Music

Stereotype – Crossfire Mixtape by Crossfire Music

C.R.S.T Dubplates 2 Mixtape by C.R.S.T

Submerse – Crossfire Mix by Crossfire Music

The Count & Sinden Mix by Crossfire Music

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Gruff Rhys announces UK tour

Gruff Rhys has announced a UK tour for February 2011.

The Super Furries frontman will be supported by Y Niwl, a Welsh “instrumental surf rock” quartet who will also be backing Gruff during his set. The tour will showcase his new album, Hotel Shampoo, which is out on February 14th.

The full dates are:

Mon, 14th Feb – Memorial Hall, Sheffield
Tue, 15th Feb – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Thu, 17th Feb – St Phillips, Manchester
Fri, 18th Feb – The Kazimier, Liverpool
Sat, 19th Feb – St Paul’s Church, Cambridge
Sun, 20th Feb – Arts Centre, Norwich
Mon, 21st Feb – Glee Club, Nottingham
Tue, 22nd Feb – Cadogan Hall, London
Fri, 25th Feb – Palace Theatre, Bridport
Sat, 26th Feb – St Georges Church, Brighton
Sun, 27th Feb – Glee Club, Birmingham
Mon, 28th Feb – St Georges Hall, Bristol