AUCAN “Black Rainbow” featured on FrostWire

Piece written by Valerie.

Brewing on the underground European scene for some time now, Aucan are finally gearing up to make themselves heard. This trio has shared the stage with some of the several notable performers like Placebo, Tricky, Steve Aoki, Antipop, Dinosaur Jr. and so much more. They’ve even played more than 300 gigs in various venues all across Europe.

Mixing ambient dubstep with some generous helping of electronic triphop; Aucan is one of those bands that capture your attention from the moment you take a listen.

Black Rainbow is the third release from the group and features a more refined yet still very catchy hypnotic electronic dub.

Their previous releases include DNA EP (2010) which was a bit more darker compared to their first self-titled release. In Black Rainbow, the boys go deeper into electronica while infusing hip hop and trippy dub into the mix.

Opening track, Blurred (Extended Version,) features the hauntingly sweet voiced singer, Angela Kinczly. As opening track, it can be a bit misleading for fans who expect the rest of the compilation to exude a Sneaker Pimps/Portishead electronic pop after hearing this first cut. The rest of the compilation is actually much heavier and lean more on ambient dub with a rock alternative edge. If anything, the first 2 or 3 songs are the closest you’ll find electronic pop in the record, the rest is pure rocking, bass-thumping goodness.

Cuts like Storm and Embarque take you into a deeper, experimental route. These two songs also stand on opposite sides of the poles. Storm features heavy bass and a synth trippy beat while Embarque, is exclusively composed of melodic acoustic, low key stringed instruments. Both of the songs have their own feel and the clever mix of instruments, various bits as well as beats are quite easy to get lost in.

Although the entire album is a haven of pure triphop, electronica (even melodic) pop, it’s the wonderful and dark corners of the record that seals the deal for me. Away! is among my favorite tracks. When I first heard it, I immediately thought of Asian Dub Foundation during their Fortress Europe rein, only to find out in the liner notes that they indeed have a former member of ADF, Spex MC, help them out with the cut.

Overall, this is one album that’s definitely made its way to my favorites list this year. It has a little something to satisfy different music lovers’ taste, from a pop, hip hop to pure electronica and dub; Black Rainbow is certainly a record that deserves attention. Take a listen.

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Thanks Kellee Maize & InASHTON for your support

It’s a dream come true to see new artists embrace p2p and thank us for working together.

InASHTON signed CD and thank you note

New artists have grown side by side with p2p technology and they understand that p2p is the new radio.

Kellee Maize promoted her last album via FrostClick/FrostWire and received over 132,000 downloads (and counting)

InASHTON more recently had a promotion running and has already done over 82,000 downloads.

Both artists also sell their music via iTunes and by other channels. P2P has not hurt them, it’s helped expose their music to listeners that would’ve never heard them otherwise had they stuck to the “don’t listen to my music model”

In fact, Kellee Maize was open minded enough to hear our speech about what Creative Commons can do for her and she licensed her album under Creative Commons. She still selling copies on Amazon and iTunes, Her Creative Commons license gives us the permission to share and even Remix her music, all 100% legally, she keeps the rights to sell her music.

Way to go, our doors are open to promote any future work you are willing to share with the world.

Thank you from all your FrostWire fans.

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Kellee Maize: Aligned Archetype

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FrostWire 2010 T-Shirt Design under Creative Commons

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After a long break in t-shirt availability, few weeks ago FrostWire has released a new t-shirt design. The t-shirts are currently available in the FrostWire store and come with 10 extra stickers and free worldwide shipping.

But that’s not the whole story! With the spirit of open source, sharing and collaboration, the FrostWire team wanted everybody to be able to share the image, print their own T-shirt or do whatever else they would like to do with it, so they licensed it under a Creative Commons license.
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Kellee Maize “Aligned Archetype” – hottest new female MC with an original dance/hip-hop flavor

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Looking at the hot blonde on the album cover you would never suspect hearing a strong woman rapping meaningful lyrics over Baltimore club style beats. Kellee Maize original hip hop style has already helped her capture the hearts and ears of most Pittsburgh hip hop fans.

Update: Kelle Maize’s album is as of Feb, 15th 2010 the most downloaded album on FrostWire with 118,858 downloads and counting.

Now with her second album “Aligned Archetype” and a bit of help from FrostWire, Kellee is set to conquer the ears of music lovers around world. She has generously decided to distribute the album free under a CC license so her music can get to as many people as possible.

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FrostClick celebrates it’s first million free legal downloads with Free Music Compilation

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We’ve put together a compilation album with the hit songs of each one of the artists promoted on FrostWire and FrostClick to add up to the first million downloads.

All the music in this compilation available for free or under creative commons by these 21 wonderful artists. Their music has been distributed through the BitTorrent and Gnutella networks with FrostWire. Continue reading “FrostClick celebrates it’s first million free legal downloads with Free Music Compilation”

FrostWire shares over 1/2 million free legal downloads via BitTorrent

At the end of November 2008 the FrostWire and FrostClick team set out on a mission to find talented unsigned and indie artists and labels that were willing to share their music under a Creative Commons license or for some form of free distribution agreement.

We’re proud to announce that today March, 31st 2008, we’ve been able to share over 500,000 copies of free music and video. The amount of data shared so far is well over 47 Terabytes, at absolutely no cost to the content creators. Another plus of this content being shared over FrostWire is that all this content now has thousands of seeds in Gnutella as well, where it’s now available to millions of Gnutella users.

  Name Type Completed Downloads
1 ESPSIX “Collection of House Music” Music 67,190
2 Back ELement, A Major Minority Music 60,553
3 Ray Sytes, Guyanese Pride Music 49,672
4 Farkus, Thought you should know Music 41,184
5 Cartel, Tha Throwback Music 38,944
6 Matt Pond, The Freeep Music 38,447
7 Sean Fournier, Oh My Music 35,374
8 Brad Sucks, Out of It Music 34,758
9 Mike Falzone, Fun With Honesty Music 32,256
10 Audra Hardt, Superficial Superstar Music 30,447
11 K Sparks and DJ Pajozo, Definition Music 25,754
12 Tiara Wiles, This is Tiara Music 19,724
13 Big Buck Bunny High Definition Short Film/3D Animation 19,088
14 Sagaboy, Evolution Music 13,670
15 Georgia Wonder, Hello Stranger Music 4,995 (*)

If you are an artist or content creator willing to share some of your work for free so that others experiment and get to know your work you should take a look at the requirements to be promoted on FrostClick and FrostWire.

(*) Georgia Wonder’s Torrent file was hosted and tracked by The Pirate Bay, therefore we don’t have the number of completed downloads.
We know it was a very popular torrent the week of the promotion because it was among the top 20 seeded music torrents.
This torrent also was also published to the Mininova tracker where it shows another 9,232 completed downloads as of March 31st, 2009.

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ESPSIX makes us dance this week on FrostWire

ESPSIX is an awesome DJ/Composer from Czech Republic that shares his music under Creative Commons. After the FrostClick team showed it to us it was a no brainer to feature ESPSIX on FrostWire, it’s an absolute must to have it on your iPod and we recommend that you download it and share it with your friends with FrostWire.

ESPSIX has broken all FrostWire download records so far, in only 10 days the album has been shared by over 50,000 people, transferring over 4 Terabytes of data on the BitTorrent network alone.

Here’s a special message from ESPSIX himself:

Hi there!
I’m Espsix – a DJ and composer from Czech Republic. I generally create varieties of house music like Discohouse, Funkyhouse, Clubhouse, Electrohouse, but also experiment with nujazz or nufunk. One of my newest nujazz/funk tracks is also included in this Espsix collection.

One of my newest discohouse tracks – “Discore” – is for now only available with this torrent download exclusively from Frostwire.

I started composing about 3 years ago on a simple DJ Software running on Linux. Now I am using FL Studio utilizing free and/or creative commons beats. I am not your typical DJ either – I don’t perform in clubs – I am more of a composer creating house music and giving it away to whomever wants to hear it.

All my music is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, which means it is totally free for you to listen to, share with friends and remix. If create any derivative works, remember to share under the same license and give me credit. If you would like to use it commercially, you have to contact me to licensing details (and no, it is not free if you intend to make money on it!).

You can find more about this Creative Commons license at

Did you like this album? You can learn more about Espsix, make a donation, write a review & discover similar albums (and more!) on – a great site with great free and legal music.

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Farkus Rocks FrostWire

Update Feb 6th:: Farkus has 10,500 downloads, and it’s not even 3 days yet. Keep sharing!

The FrostClick Team found this week an awesome rock band from Chicago named Farkus. They recommended it and we’re featuring it this week on the FrostWire welcome screen.

Farkus has already gotten over 5,000 BitTorrent downloads and we’d like you to give them a try, put it in your iPod, and tell us what you think of them.

The album is being released under Creative Commons with permissions to Share and Remix. They were nice enough to even included a special message for you guys, you’ll be able to hear it if you download the album.

Farkus on the FrostWIre Welcome Screen

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Learn more about Farkus on

Remember, Sharing is caring (and it’s also free promotion), but If you’d like to support this band with $, you can buy their CD on Amazon or iTunes (only like $5 last time we checked).

Rock on.