If you dig hip hop and electronic music and like to download free mixes, you could do worse than checking out the memekast at www.mk2systems.com.
Twenty-one mixes are currently available on this site spanning genres such as breaks, house, dancehall, dubstep, hip hop, hyphy, crunk, and glitch, and they even have a cool philosophy thing to tickle your brain while you're there.
In their own words, this is what they do: "MK2 develops and distributes high-quality reality enhancement products to aid in humanity's quest for meaning, happiness, and productivity. In an increasingly confusing world dominated by conflicting truths and competing paradigms, MK2 helps you extract signal from all the noise."
A "Meme", simply explained, is the cultural counterpart to the common cold. It is information passed from one person to the next similar to germs in a sneeze. The guy who thought up the whole "meme" concept used it to advance his theory that culture, like nature, evolved through a process of natural selection. Just as some colds are worse than others, some ideas last longer than others. Ahhh...like Religion, for example.
There is a lot of free music on the internet, and most of it is SHITE! While its true different folks prefer different strokes, the quality and care put into these mixes is obvious. Good music teaches the listener how to listen.
I recommend giving the glitchy, dubby hip hoppy ones a try. They are as follows:
-- Benchun. Lots of hip hop, smooth mixes, and a cool mashup of DJ Shadow's "Organ Donor" with "The Humpty Dance."
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Review by: Ed Casey