Reviews

HiFi Hustlers: Blagging It

This EP is a great chilled out mixture of 70s dance, funk with a touch of reggae and dub. Just listening to the first beats makes your feet move. We couldn't find much about the creators, but the EP has been mastered by Stuart Robertson, a songwriter, pianist and producer. The beautiful cover was designed and executed by RandyPan, an art director, graphic designer and a photographer with an alter-ego of Doward Williams.

Royal Baronial Theatre: Here. My Explosion…

"Here. My Explosion..." is a free full feature film from Reid Gershbein & the Royal Baronial Theatre. Released under Creative Commons license, the film can be freely downloaded & shared with others - as a matter of fact, the film creators encourage it! The films soundtrack is also available as a free download (under CC license of course). Written, directed, shot and edited almost entirely by Reid Gershbein in just two weeks, "Here. My Explosion..." is a great example of what a talented filmmaker can do nowadays with little to no money.

Just Plain Ant: Dig Deep

Dig Deep is a refreshing answer to those dwindling ignorant people that still believe free independent music is inferior to the corporate variety of pop music. Just Plain Ant is an excellent producer of lush and groovin’ hip-hop by any standards. This new free and legal online album is from BlocSonic which is best known for their compilation series of net label music titled NetBloc. This is their first foray into a single artist album and they did Just Plain Ant proud…or is it the other way around? The Richmond, Virginia based artist is at his best and he surrounds himself with equally talented rappers like Jay Slim, Sleaze, and Brad Oblivion.

TrackMania

TrackMania Nations is one of the best and most enjoyable FREE racing games we've seen in a while! Nadeo studio - the creators of the TrackMania game series - took all the advantages PC has as gaming platform and created something very unique and addicting. The game lets you drive in solo & multiplayer modes on 65, beautifully designed and progressively difficult new race tracks. The newest version - TrackMania Nations Forever allows even more users to race and interact with each other online. It is a very big download - 650Mb - but if you are into racing games, this one is definitely a must have!

Unsigned Artists Radio: The Best of Indie Rock Vol 2

This album is a compilation of tracks from new, unsigned & independent artists featured at UARADIO.NET. It's also the second rock compilation and the fifth release from uaRADIO legally distributed over P2P network under Creative Commons license. The tracks were selected from hundreds of independent rock recordings uploaded to the website and compiled into one compilation album so you can sample the breadth of the latest in independent rock.

Steven Dunston: To Get Home Before Night Comes

Steven Dunston is a musician, author, web developer and a big fan of open source software (just like us!). Back in 2006 he released two albums on Jamendo and now hopes to bring us more of his melodic songs this year. "To Get Home before Night Comes" is an extremely well written & produced album that's just easy and relaxing to listen to. Steven's clear, soft and soothing voice makes it feel like the lyrics just flow directly into your ears.

OpenOffice

OpenOffice is one of the best reviewed and oldest in the family of productivity software suites. It takes care of all the typical office needs: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. The software is available for all possible operating systems and in many languages. It can open & save your files to an international open standard format and to many additional formats common to other office software packages as well. The best thing about it - it can be downloaded and used for any purpose completely free!

Paolo Pavan: Inside

I have spent a little time in Italian jazz clubs so I feel fairly safe saying that some of Europe’s best jazz musicians hail from Italy. (I have a French friend who would, and has, aggressively argued this with me). Pianist Paolo Pavan has to be one of the finer jazz artists in Italy and, from the sound of his free online album titled Inside, can clearly hold his own with the upper echelon of jazz musicians throughout the world.

Djizoes: Djizoes

Djizoes: (pronaunced Jesus in English) is a Swiss part hard rock part metal band which since their creation in 2002 managed to amaze many critics and convert many listeners into fans. Up to date, they've recorded two EPs, two full-length albums, toured around the world & played in front of tens of thousands of people at a time. Now Djizoes: has agreed to distribute some of their tracks free of charge through FrostWire straight to their P2P listeners.