Posts Tagged ‘music’

Spotify for Linux

March 2, 2015 Leave a comment

I tried Spotify today for the very first time. Not bad :) “Spotify is a commercial music streaming service… Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. Paid “Premium” subscriptions remove advertisements and allow users to download music to listen to offline.” (source)

Visit, register for free, then install the Linux client. It works well. So far I’ve used, but Pandora is not available in my country, thus I need to use a US proxy if I want to listen to it. Spotify, on the contrary, is available at us, so there is no need to do such tricks. And it’s free.

(Thanks to gegerigo for showing me Spotify on his machine.)

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a terminal-based YouTube player

November 2, 2014 Leave a comment

mps-youtube is a terminal-based YouTube player and downloader. If you use YouTube a lot for listening music, then you must give it a try.


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Digitally Imported station URLs

June 6, 2013 14 comments

You want to listen to Digitally Imported radio channels from command line for instance. For this you need the URL of the stations but it’s somewhat hidden on the web interface.

There is a public list of stations at You can write pub1, pub2, …, pub7 in this address.

I wrote a quick and dirty script that extracts station URLs (see the script here).

The output of the script is here (download the list here):

(01)                  Ambient - a blend of ambient, downtempo, and chillout
(02)             Big Room House - The most uplifting, floor-filling Big Room House!
(03)                   Breaks - a fine assortment of trance and house breaks
(04)                 ChillHop - Trip Hop infused, downtempo nujazz and chillout beats.
(05)                 Chillout - ambient psy chillout, check out our trippy flavors!
(06)           Chillout Dreams - relax to the sounds of dream and ibiza style chillout
(07)                Chiptunes - Playing the best chiptunes and video game music.
(08)         Classic EuroDance - Finest imported cheese on the net!
(09)         Classic EuroDisco - Relive the sounds of Euro & Italo Disco.
(10)            Classic Trance - relive the classic trance hits!!
(11)       Classic Vocal Trance - Classic fusion of trance, dance, and chilling vocals together!
(12)              Club Dubstep - Enjoy the liquid sounds of Dubstep
(13)               Club Sounds - the hottest club and dance tunes 24/7
(14)          Cosmic Downtempo - A downtempo journey into the cosmos
(15)                  Dark DnB - A twisted blend of heavy hitting Dark Drum and Bass!
(16)                Deep House - Only the sexiest, silky smooth and groovy Deep House.
(17)              Deep Nu-Disco - The new sounds of Deep Disco!
(18)                 Deep Tech - Deeper shades of House and Techno with Dub and Blues influences.
(19)               Disco House  - Grooviest Disco House hits on the planet!
(20)                  DJ MIXES - non-stop DJ sets featuring various forms of techno & trance!
(21)          Downtempo Lounge - Relax with some Downtempo grooves.
(22)              Drum and Bass - tasty assortment to satisfy your drum and bass fix!
(23)                  Dubstep - Dubstep hits and mixes!!!!
(24)             EcLectronica - An eclectic mixture of modern electronica.
(25)             Electro House - an eclectic mix of electro and dirty house
(26)               Epic Trance - Epic & uplifting trance hits
(27)                EuroDance - the newest and best of Eurodance hits
(28)               Funky House - A fine selection of funky house music!!
(29)           Future Synthpop - Finest selection of futurepop and synthpop!!
(30)                Glitch Hop - Bit-crushing, dub-infused Hip Hop sounds!
(31)                   Goa & Psychedelic Trance - a voyage out of this world!
(32)                  Hands Up  - Dance to the best Hands Up hits!!
(33)                 Hardcore - DJ mixes, hard dance and NuNRG!
(34)                Hard Dance - are you ready for this!
(35)                Hardstyle - Banging Hardstyle for your ears!!!
(36)                    House - silky sexy deep house music direct from New York city!
(37)               Latin House - Finest selection of Latin house!!
(38)                Liquid DnB  - Flowing with the freshest Liquid DnB!!
(39)            Liquid Dubstep - Mellow out to the rolling, soothing deep bass of Liquid Dubstep.
(40)                   Lounge - sit back and enjoy the lounge grooves!
(41)                Mainstage - The biggest DJs from the best festivals around the world!
(42)                  Minimal - Finest selection of Minimal Techno & House!!
(43)            Oldschool Acid - Oldschool sounds of Acid Techno, House, and Trance!
(44)     Classic Electronica - old school techno, trance & rave!
(45)              Progressive - house, techno, and trance beats for your mind!
(46)           Progressive Psy - progressive psychedelic grooves
(47)                 PsyChill - downtempo psychedelic dub grooves, goa ambient, and world beats.
(48)          Russian Club Hits - Russia's hottest club hits.
(49)                  Sankeys Radio - The sound of the white isle direct from Sankeys Ibiza.
(50)             Soulful House - house music selected from Paris with love!
(51)               Space Dreams - ambient space music for expanding minds
(52)                Tech House - A fusion of techno and house with a deep, soulful vibe.
(53)                   Techno - From Minimal to Detroit to Schranz & all in between!
(54)                   Trance Channel - we can't define it!
(55)                     Trap - Electronic 808 beats with Hip Hop roots.
(56)              Tribal House - Finest selection of tribal and tech house!!
(57)                 UK Garage - The latest and greatest in UK Garage!!
(58)                 UMF Radio - UMF Radio
(59)            Vocal Chillout - Enjoy the relaxing vocal sounds of ibiza chillout
(60)              Vocal Trance - a fusion of trance, dance, and chilling vocals together!

Play a station with mplayer for instance: “mplayer“.

Update (20140703)
Another way is to extract all links and then filter the result:

$ ./ | grep -v "\.xsl$" | grep -v "http://http://" | grep "fm/" | sort -u

The script is here.

Update (20141102)
As it was pointed out in the comments by one of our dear readers, Abel Omar SerĂș, the radio stations above are not top quality, i.e. the bitrate is 96 KBPS. However, following Omar’s tip, here is the premium list with an incredible 320 KBPS :)

Update (20150726): I got an email from Digitally Imported and they asked me to remove the list. So it’s no longer available.

Best movie/game techno soundtracks

April 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Here I collect my favourite soundtracks. The entries come in no particular order. The list is not final, it will be extended over time.



Categories: games, movie Tags: , ,

Lord Raiden’s case with the guitar

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Meet the musical side of Lord Raiden:

Ewan Dobson – Time 2


mp3 tag editor

February 26, 2011 Leave a comment

EasyTAG is a utility for viewing and editing tags for MP3, MP2, MP4/AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, MusePack, Monkey’s Audio and WavPack files. Its simple and nice GTK+ interface makes tagging easier under GNU/Linux or Windows.” (source)


sudo apt-get install easytag

With EasyTAG you can process your mp3 files in batch mode. For instance, you can set the album name for several files with just one click.

Tip: if you want to edit the MP3s in the current directory, launch the application with “easytag .“.

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Star Wars floppy disk

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The Force is strong with this floppy:

I found this video in this post (follow this link for more videos).

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Listen to Slay Radio

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment

slay radio logo

Did you have a Commodore 64 when you were a child? Do you miss those good old times? Then Slay Radio is for you!

SLAY Radio is an internet-based radio station, transmitting from Gothenburg (Göteborg) in Sweden and relaying to several other relays. Normally, it automatically plays from its internal playlist of Commodore 64 remixes that have mainly come from R:K:O [see A.1.2] and the commercial CDs at [see A.1.3].” (from the FAQ)

Play Slay Radio from the Desktop

  • visit
  • right click on Broadband (top left corner), and save the file listen.m3u in your ~/Desktop folder
  • listen.m3u will appear on your desktop. Launch it with a double click.
  • To customize which application should open it: right click on listen.m3u, Properties, Open With tab, and select your favorite media player.
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Listen to

November 7, 2010 1 comment

There is a great Firefox add-on called that lets you listen to from your browser.

For this you will have to create an account on but it’s free. If you listen to via their website, you can listen up to 30 songs for free, then you will have to pay a monthly fee. So I recommend using instead.

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