Grace Valhalla is a young, fresh female French DJ & composer. To date, she's released four albums - "PEAK~" is her second. It's the most electronic of her creations and definitely worth a listen. Download the Zipped Album & a torrent file here.
Jing is a very nifty and user friendly screen capture application from TechSmith. You can use it to snap a picture or even record a video of your computer screen and then share the media with whom every you might like over web, email or IM.
Tim Fite is an American singer, song-writer from New Jersey living and working in Brooklyn. His releases vary widely in style going between indie to alternative to country to hip hop. He used to be a half of an comedy rap duo Little T & One Track Mike best known for their 2001 single “Shaniqua.” After the success of their first single, they went on releasing another one and touring for two years with Outkast, Blink 182, Green Day, My Morning Jacket, Ben Kweller and many others.
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.
Drunk Souls is a totally independent Reggae/Rock/Funk band from France. Their songs, written both in English and French, are sometimes fun & playful, sometimes dark & sad, but always very insightful and strong. I think it is the ever-present bass that makes them so powerful, but check them out for yourself.
This is an oldy-but-goodie. Cube was first released in singleplayer mode in January 2002 and had multiple updates all the way up to 2005. The game and its engine (which also called Cube) were developed by Wouter van Oortmerssen, a Dutch computer programmer. The game was always very well reviewed and it even received an award for "Best Free 3D Action Game" in 2003. It runs on almost all operating systems, it features both singleplayer and multiplayer gameplaya and even has a build-in level editor.
Anders Ilar is a Swedish electronic musician and producer. He started his relationship with music as a child, playing the piano at age six. He discovered electronic music as a teenager and spent countless hours playing with synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines. Since he was never 100% happy with his compositions he stopped recording in late 90s, but quickly returned after discovering computer software as a way of producing music. To date, he has released 5 albums and 13 EPs & 12''. "Twilight Rainfalls" is a free mp3 album Andres released as a gift to his fans and friends.
At the end of 2008 Jonathan Coulton teamed up with the Creative Commons in support of their fund raising drive and created a 1gb jump drive filled with his greatest hits. If that wouldn't be enough, he has also included unmixed audio files of all the songs so CC supporters could easily remix his compositions. All song files were 320kbps MP3s and all unmixed audio tracks were 256 VBR MP3s. Now the whole compilation is available for a free downloads on legaltorrents.com.