I have been wanting to do this for a long time, but somehow the opportunity only arrived now. This week’s show is a Monster Jinx special! Monster Jinx is a Portugal/Internet-based label specialised in hip-hop and electronic music. They are also an artist collective, and identify themselves as an indie label, having dropped their first record back in 2009. In the last few years, they managed to grab the attention of the Portuguese media, get some airplay on national radio stations and play at big festivals. Despite these big achievements, they remain humble and focused on putting out great music. With an enviable roster of MCs and producers, Monster Jinx are a great example of how Creative Commons licenses can boost the reach of a work, and how releasing music for free doesn’t mean a product is any less appealing.

If you’re a regular listener of the show, you probably know at least part of their work by now, as I have been a long time supporter of their work. In the last few years, I have been uploading a great part of their music to WMP’s curator collection at Free Music Archive.

Putting Lisbon’s great weather to good use, I sat down with Darksunn (co-founder, manager and do-it-all) to find out more about how the label started, why they picked Creative Commons as their licencing system, the challenges ahead and their strategy for the future. For the first time in White Market Podcast’s history, this interview was actually recorded on location, which may explain some of the sound issues on this episode. Nonetheless, please sit back and enjoy the vibes of the purple monster.

Darksunn – Sidestep
NO FUTURE – NOMONO MONEY
Monstro Robot – Gata Borralheira (feat. Pulso)
Monster Jinx – Venera o Diabo (Faz Festas a Gatinhos)
J-K – Despedida
Pulso – Estalo os Dedos

All the tracks are available under a CC BY-SA licence. I will be posting the list of background music tracks soon.

After two very special episodes, today we go back to a full music session. We have bedroom pop and undiscovered netlabels, as well as some older loves.

As my dissertation is coming to an end, I will continue to release new epiosdes of White Market Podcast on a weekly basis. I have a few interviews and features planned, and I still have a White Market in Context I’d like to share about the show in relation to its community. For now, I would like to express my tremendous gratitude towards all the interviewees in this season (so far), to Soundart Radio and Diane Gray for their immense help with the radio broadcast side of it, and, of course, to all the artists and labels that keep releasing their music under Creative Commons.

beat.dowsing – Knowns [Self-Published] // CC BY-NC-SA
Dimitri Palikaris – Black Hole [Phonocake] // CC BY-NC-ND
Broke for Free – tabulasa [Soundcloud] // CC BY
Taseh – Caramella Peak [Monster Jinx / FMA] // CC BY-NC-SA
Luz Safari – Tour [Fax Records] // CC BY-ND
Safir Nòu – Land-Escape [La bèl] // CC BY-NC-SA
bedbug – forgetting what its like to feel bad <3 [Z Tapes] // CC BY
moving in – strawberry [Z Tapes] // CC BY
Omar – Pescoço de Túlipa [Lixo Records] // CC BY-NC
waterpistol – blue waters [Jamendo] // CC BY-NC-SA
Small Colin – You & I Will Be [Rec72] // CC BY-SA
Indian Wells – Racquets [Bad Panda Records] // CC BY-NC-SA

 

 

 

 

This week, we dedicate some time and love to highlight the wonderful work of Free Music Archive. We only featured tracks that can be found on FMA, and we sat down to talk to Cheyenne Hohman, the Free Music Archive’s director. We talked about their current fundraiser, their work with curators and artists, the challenges they face and how anyone can help them.

Taseh – Caramella Peak // CC BY-NC-SA
Broke For Free – Night Owl // CC BY
BlunderBox – My Walls Ate My Sister’s Dog // CC BY-NC-SA
DNVN – Aching Again // CC BY-NC
XR Tabs – G Girls // CC BY-NC-ND
Podington Bear – Streetbeat Heat // CC BY-NC
Kevin MacLeod – Aurea Carmina – Full Mix // CC BY
Fhernando – (I need ya) L.O.V.E. // CC BY-NC-SA
The Dirty Moogs – Space Girlfriend (Instrumental) // CC BY-NC

The interview includes the following track as background music: Darksunn – Forget Me Nots // CC BY-NC-SA

 

 

This week, I had the pleasure of talking to Jonas Öberg, Executive Director of Free Software Foundation Europe. Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is an organisation that advocates for the right of users to control technology, which can be achieved by using free software. On top of taking about FSFE’s work and its 15th anniversary (yeay!), we also talked a bit about FSFE Summit 2016, and exciting gathering happening this weekend in Berlin.

As if all this was not enough, on this episode, there was also time for some of the finest free music out there.

Marie Louise – jazz, chill, summer, loner, loner livin’, vibes, lofi, vibin, beats, – Eyes [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-SA
Stray – Verão [Monster Jinx] // CC BY-NC-SA
The Impossebulls – Revolution 88 (Parts 1, 2 & 3) [blocSonic] // CC BY-NC-SA
Tifu – Flores [coletivomarte] // CC BY-NC-SA
DU3normal feat. Babystep – Step It Up [LibreCommeLair] // CC BY-NC-ND
Tyler Twombly – Club [FMA] // CC BY
Arrow & Olive – Black & White [Jamendo] // CC BY-SA
Josh Woodward – Show Me [FMA] // CC BY
Polyphonics – Far and Away [mahorka] // CC BY-NC

Following the current transformation of White Market into a syndication platform for community radio stations, the interview is also available for download separately in a variety of formats. You can find extra details about the interview and extra credits here. If you have a community radio station and are unsure about rebroadcasting White Market Podcast content, make sure you read our FAQs.

This week, the heat was out and about in the UK and everybody went mad. So, we decided to create a full playlist of nice, breezy, summery songs. We called it “Songs for the Heat”, but in reality it’s just a collection of feel-good tracks. There’s a bit for nearly every taste: new pop, ambient electronic, indie rock and even industrial cumbia (yes, for real). We hope these tunes guide you through the good vibes of summer time. We all deserve to finish a day with some relaxing songs.

Puppet Show – Sexis [fwonk*] [CC BY-NC-SA]
M.A.L.A. – Bang It [Monofonicos] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Bloque del Sur – Diagrama [Pakapi Records] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Stray – Verão [Monster Jinx] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Sunsplash – Flotando (Ferraz remix) [Bandcamp] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Stereoshape – Chocolate Brown [Bandcamp] [CC BY-NC-SA]
cultureculture – RGB [Bandcamp] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Stoop Kids – Quit You [Soundcloud] [CC BY]
Kretovsky – Tropical Fishes [Free Music Archive] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Miracles of Modern Science – Dear Pressure [Bandcamp] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Plug & Play – Alice From The Stars [Jamendo] [CC BY]
D. Wing – Fight The Reason feat. DEDE [Bandcamp] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Seki Takashi – alley and talking voice [MiMi Records] [CC BY-NC-ND]

.: Photo by Smee72 :. CC BY-NC-ND

Tonight we wandered through the evening lights that now invade our usual slot at Spark Sunderland, sundays between 8pm and 9pm. With the dusk upon the studio, the songs were quite varied, with enough space for bits of house, dub and acoustic guitars – everything compiled in a wonderful collection you can download by following the links below.

Taseh – Birds of Paradise Marching Band [Monster Jinx / FMA]
Jasmine Jordan – Best I can (feat. Habit Blcx) [Jamendo]
E T I L E – Fourth Delight [Sólo le Pido a Dior]
FVLCRVM – That’s the way it is [Gergaz]
Stereoshape – Glow [Bandcamp]
Astronaut – Nobody knows [Monofonicos]
Tracky Birthday – Secretary Love [Upitup Records]
Holy Sound Crew – Holy Skunk Dub [Dubophonic]
Francisco Pinto – Boo Boo Song [Pueblo Nuevo]
Poodleplay Arkestra – Monochrome Birds [BFW Recordings]
Nick Rivera – I Try So Hard  [La bèl netlabel]
Zipp – Pour Quoi Royale [Mix Galaxy Records]
Risch – Driving in Circles [petite & jolie]
Lucid Picnic – Sparkling Dust [Tropic Netlabel]

.: Photo by Takashi Hososhima :. CC-BY-SA

Following this week’s amazing weather, we decided to have a session celebrating summer with some warm songs. Ironically, it started to pour just before the show started. Either way, I decided to go with the flow and the heat was definitely on during this session.

AZUpubschool – Good Night Girl (feat. KOSMO KAT) [Maltine Records]
The Grammar Club – Plastic Submarine [Bandcamp]
Nine Inch Nails – Echoplex [FMA]
Plastic Flowers – Lucy [Bad Panda Records / FMA]
Arcade Island – Refugee [Clinical Archives / Archive.org]
Stereoshape – That’s the spirit [iD.Eology]
cultureculture – Baby Blue [FMA / Bandcamp]
Taseh – Love of a Neon Girl [Monster Jinx]
The Warhorse – Grimme-Rib (feat. Eric Wysocki) [Bandcamp]
Just Plain Ant – The Day has begun [blocSonic]
The Incognito Traveller – Chaleur [Discos Konfort / Archive.org]
T Bird and The Breaks – Is There Any Love? (Out of the Rain) [Bandcamp]
Multi-Panel – August [Test Tube]
kujyaku – aquarium in the sky [otoginomori]

.: Photo by Darren Flinders :. CC-NC-SA

Our live reboot and first session at Spark couldn’t have had a better playlist. From rock’n’roll to smooth tropical beats, there was a bit of everything there. There were a few hiccups here and there, but not bad for a restart.

My Morning Jacket / One Big Holiday [FMA]
Winter – Alligator [aaahh records]
Talk Less Say More – When The Storm Came [Records on Ribs]
Norton – Sailing Across a Distant Sea (Stereoboy remix) [aerotone/Archive.org]
Roulet – Atilua [FMA]
Dany F – Bonita (feat. BTP) [Bandcamp]
Sunsplash – Delfines [Bandcamp]
Caballo – Not Feeling’ da Vibe [LibreCommeLair]
Chroma-kei – Turn out, tune up, drop in [Maltine Records]
Darksunn – Fremen [Monster Jinx]
M-PeX – Ignis [Enough Records]
Terrible Terrible – Technicolor Idols [Jamendo]
Basement Skylights – Technicolor Idols [Jamendo]

.: Photo by Acid Pix :. CC-BY