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January 12, 2015 - No Comments!

2014 Listenings

2014 was the year I finally went premium on spotify, and pretty much ditched my dependence on iTunes. Below are my top 15 artists and tracks played last year as recorded by and some other interesting stats from the spotify round-up.

Top Tracks.

1 CaribouCan't Do Without You 22
2 Arcade FireAfterlife 20
3 White DenimAt Night in Dreams 19
4 MetronomyI'm Aquarius 19
5 Todd TerjeDelorean Dynamite 19
6 alt-JHunger of the Pine 19
7 CaribouBack Home 19
8 BonoboSapphire 18
9 White DenimCorsicana Lemonade 18
10 Arcade FireNormal Person 18
11 MetronomyMonstrous 18
12 MetronomyLove Letters 18
13 Grizzly BearSleeping Ute 17
14 BonoboJets 17
15 BonoboKnow You 17

Top Artists

1 Bonobo 219
2 alt-J 217
3 SBTRKT 194
4 Grizzly Bear 190
5 Arcade Fire 184
6 Metronomy 163
7 Holy Ghost! 162
8 White Denim 160
9 Todd Terje 159
10 Caribou 152
11 Daniel Avery 148
12 Jagwar Ma 145
13 Jungle 126
14 Temples 117
15 Chromeo 106

Based on my 2014 listenings, spotify have created this for 2015. Play it forward.

spotify roundup 2014
spotify roundup 2014
spotify roundup 2014

January 3, 2013 - No Comments!

Top Ten: Music 2012

Most listened to albums.

[list icon="music"][list_item]The MaccabeesGiven To The Wild - 267 (individual track) plays[/list_item]

[list_item]M83Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - 247 (individual track) plays [/list_item]

[list_item]Field MusicPlumb - 231 (individual track) plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Django DjangoDjango Django - 208 (individual track) plays[/list_item]

[list_item]SBTRKTSBTRKT - 198  (individual track) plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Tame Impala – Lonerism - 138 (individual track) plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Arcade FireThe Suburbs - 121 (individual track) plays[/list_item]

[list_item]GrimesVisions - 108 (individual track) plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Beastie BoysTo The 5 Boroughs - 103 (individual track) plays[/list_item]

[list_item]OrbitalWonky (Deluxe Edition) - 90 (individual track) plays[/list_item][/list]


Most listened to artists.

[list icon="music"][list_item]The Maccabees  - 347 plays[/list_item]

[list_item]M83  - 314 plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Ladytron  - 238 plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Field Music  - 234 plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Django Django - 209 plays[/list_item]

[list_item]SBTRKT  - 198 plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Beastie Boys  - 176 plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Depeche Mode  - 171 plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Metronomy  - 167 plays[/list_item]

[list_item]Tame Impala  - 150 plays[/list_item][/list]


With this being my most listened to track of the year:


January 3, 2012 - No Comments!

Top Ten: Music Artists 2011

According to my stats, these are the my most listened to artists of the last 12 months. Its also a pretty accurate representation of my favourite albums of the past year.

1 Cut Copy - 330 plays
2 Metronomy - 264 plays
3 Tame Impala - 239 plays
4 Daft Punk - 234 plays
5 The Chemical Brothers - 233 plays
7 LCD Soundsystem - 183 plays
7 Caribou - 183 plays
8 Radiohead - 182 plays
9 Arctic Monkeys - 152 plays

10 Chromeo - 142 plays \

With the below being my most listened to track of the year:

May 13, 2011 - No Comments!

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy time-lapse video. Live at Soundcontrol, Manchester 12/05/2011

Messing around with with video settings on my new-ish Canon G12 camera at a gig last night, and discovered the "miniature" setting. Basically a tilt-shift setting, which blurs the top and bottom a bit.

What I didn't realise is that it also plays back at x10 speed and with no sound.

I'm a bit gutted there's no sound as this was one of the best songs of the night, but then at 10x it would be rubbish - which I didn't realise at the time either. I would also have liked the tilt-shift blurriness to have been a bit stronger, as at the minute its more of a time-lapse video rather than minature or tilt-shift. - more play needed I think.

I still think it looks kinda cool being condensed down into 24 seconds - The light show was really good considering the relatively small size of the gig and lead singer Ed Macfarlane dances around like a mad man.

Anyway I thought I'd post it up, so hear it is.  Let me know what you think.

May 25, 2010 - No Comments!

DJs & their living rooms…

DJ T // © Ragnar Schmuck


Dominik Eulberg // © Ragnar Schmuck


DJ Hell // © Ragnar Schmuck


Andrè Galuzzi // © Ragnar Schmuck


Richie Hawtin // © Ragnar Schmuck


Craig Richards // © Ragnar Schmuck


Ali Schwarz (Tiefschwarz) // © Ragnar Schmuck


Four Tet // © Ragnar Schmuck


Ellen Allien // © Ragnar Schmuck


Ricardo Villalobos // © Ragnar Schmuck


Andrew Weatherall // © Ragnar Schmuck


Selway //
© Christopher Woodcock for Bedroom Rockers



March 24, 2010 - No Comments!

The first NEONFEEDBACK live streamed mix on @ustream :: [nf].[tv] – 23/03/2010

This was the first attempt at doing a live @ustream DJ mix, so apologies if it is a bit rough around the edges... next time will be better. 🙂

Basically I want to try and make the DJ mix/radio show a bit more interesting by streaming video as well live and direct. I have to admit it is not the most exciting video to watch non-stop (just leave it open in a tab or something and have a little flick back every now and then - listening is the important bit!), but I'd love to know your thoughts. 🙂

It was much more interesting live, there were a few people chatting away in the chat room. (Although this does probably provide too many close-ups of my face! I must remember to get some new batteries for my wireless keyboard.) There will also be real-time twitter and facebook updates and integration which I will be introducing for the next one.

I'm looking at doing one every few weeks, probably Tuesday evenings 9-10pm-ish, and will hopefully be getting some guests involved as well.

This mix features artists including:
Seth Troxler, Trentemoller, Bushwacka!, Booka Shade, Nacho Lovers, Simian Mobile Disco, Ellen Alien & Aperat, Nectarios and Supernovac.

I'll also make future mixes available as an audio download or podcast or something.


February 26, 2010 - No Comments!

End Scene by Steffen Bygebjerg

This video was made by Steffen Bygebjerg in 2009 for the song "End Scene". The track is taken from Troels Abrahamsen's album WHT also from 2009.

The animation work was made in Adobe After Effects. Each frame was then printed and the print was subsequently scanned back into the computer. The scanned frames were then assembled back into the original animation, now with a new rugged look, created by the visit in the physical analogue world. No effects added after scanning.

Found on twitter via @matt_bullock ( )

February 12, 2010 - No Comments!

Over the past few weeks I’ve been crafting a monster spotify playlist…

Its currently over 8 hours in length and nearly 100 tracks.  Its perfect to get you through a working day or to stick on when a few friends come over.

You can give it a listen here: [nf]*

It’s a pretty mixed up selection of indie, electro, house and with a few choice rap and 80’s tunes thrown in for good measure.  So if you aren’t feeling a few tunes just skip on a bit and hopefully it will keep you rocking all day!


Ben. X

ps. I’d love to know what you think, or if has anyone suggestions of anything which could be added.
pps. I've also run out of Spotify invites, sorry.  Try tapping up a friend 😉

December 31, 2009 - No Comments!

End of Year Top 10

Its been a while since I did a Top 10, so heres my end of year/final quarter DJ Top 10:

Computer Juice - Computer Juice

David Carretta - New Love (Blackstrobe Remix)                    

DJ Hell – U Can Dance feat. Bryan Ferry

Freeland – Mancry (Justus Kohnckes Epic Diskokraut Version)

Lionrock - Packet Of Peace (Chemical Brothers Remix)

Namito - Green Heart

Popof – Serenity

Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (Aeroplane 'italo 84' remix)

The Chain - Letting Go

Tiga – Overtime

September 30, 2009 - No Comments!

September Top 10

Boris – Buzz In (Optimo Mix)

Mellow – Drifting Out of Sight (FC Kahuna Mix)                  – Been after this tune for YEARS, finally got it – so good

Simian Mobile Disco – Audacity of Huge (Dekker & Johan mix)

Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Waves

Beni – Maximus (Senor Stereo Remix)

Tiger Stripes – Alma

Seth Troxler – Panic, Stop, Repeat!

Paul Beyon & Darius Basslray – Jeebuz Champ (Nectarious Remix)

Luciano – Orange Mistake                                                            – Another oldie

Naudascher & Mogg – Moon Unit (Part 1)