Motel de Moka was first published approximately a year ago by Moka, as a hobby. Since then MdM has evolved into a daily blog posting eclectic playlists, including indie rock, acoustics and ambient. For more information see wiki entry.

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Dadanoias and MdM

Alexa snapshot today. Dadanoias and MdM.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

History of Mixtapes

Since MdM is the only full time playlist blog, a history of mixtapes, a predecessor of mp3 blog playlist would be interesting to have.

"In the 1970s, such DJs as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, Kool Herc and the Herculoids, DJ Breakout, the Funky Four, and DJ Hollywood would often distribute recordings of their club performances via audio cassette, as well as customized recordings (often prepared at exorbitant prices) for individual tape purchasers. One 12 October 1974 article in Billboard Magazine reported, "Tapes were originally dubbed by jockeys to serve as standbys for times when they did not have disco turntables to hand. The tapes represent each jockey's concept of programming, placing, and sequencing of record sides. The music is heard without interruption. One- to three-hour programs bring anywhere from $30 to $75 per tape, mostly reel-to-reel, but increasingly on cartridge and cassette." Club proprietors, as well as DJs, would often prepare such tapes for sale."
- wikipedia, Mixtapes

"Some of these mixtapes are an unofficial album release; some of the tracks make it to the commercial release; others are only for the streets. Some artists use mixtapes to gauge how well their track might do if they were to push it on the radio. Sometimes the DJs create albums of special mixes or different lyrics over a mix. Exclusive live shows are always hot as hell. Some mixtapes feature exclusive interviews with the rappers and DJs discussing current issues affecting their camps and labels, including any current beef. "
- allmixtapes, History of Mixtapes

Podcast : Breakdown FM; The History of Mixtapes

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

On Being Opinion Leader makes note : " Motel de Moka or Moistworks - by trustworthy music lovers. Mainly, though, the better blogs present themselves as collections of the best musical gems. Despite all the precautions they take to protect themselves, they basically provide MP3s and naturally the record companies could sue. But there's no way they will. Because there's no point taking action against opinion leaders."

Upon which a big follow up interview was made.

Very big deal and important reporter : Moka, what's your opinion on world peace? best coffe? ... and more importantly is it better to do it at night or mid day?...

Moka: on world peace : ...

Moka : on the best coffe: mmm kona seed coffee is good, in mexico the best coffee is grown in Chiapas and Oaxacam they both have pleasant body's though low taste... the best coffee I've tasted comes from Guatemala, they have a delicious smoky flavor... people tend to recommend Colombian coffee a lot too but I havent tasted it...

Moka : on which is the best time of day to do it I think it really doesn't matter as long as you do it frequently I'd personally prefer in the morning or in the mid-day (midnight snacks are also good )

(..and you wonder why MdM has so many screw up playlist. haa haa)


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Wednesday, September 20, 2006


This is a test post for MdM About/Contact page.

Essentially this page is a support page containing information that will make MdM main page and upcoming feature page works better. It will contain Contacts, communications between MdM contributors, associate blogs, and various information/news/opinion that will help people enjoy MdM main page better.

Things to do:

1. fix "about information"
2. invite everybody in
3. link up to mainpage
4. tied to new forum (need build new one)
5. forum entry what this blog can be used for
6. tweak this blog template later. (side bar, footer, delicious links, etc)