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Hello, we’re Boxcar, the electronic music artists established in Brisbane circa 1986 and now based in Sydney, Australia. Follow us on Facebook, Soundcloud and Instagram for upcoming news & releases.
Hello, we’re Boxcar, the electronic music artists established in Brisbane circa 1986 and now based in Sydney, Australia. Follow us on Facebook, Soundcloud and Instagram for upcoming news & releases.
Hello, we’re Boxcar, the electronic music artists established in Brisbane circa 1986 and now based in Sydney, Australia. Follow us on Facebook, Soundcloud and Instagram for upcoming news & releases.


Mashed Potato in the Beatport Whorehouse


As a long time Devo fan (many fond memories pogo-ing to Duty Now For the Future), I could not resist entering the Beatport Devo remix competition.

I like the new album a lot and they were certainly smart to haul in some production talent (i think one of the Dust Bros was involved).



So I thought I'd have a go at one of the new tunes.

So Devo = yay...Beatport itself, on the other hand, is a large skanky trough of DJ whoredom. I went into this with little pretense of 'winning' (the prizes were rubbish) But it quickly became apparent that Beatport is primarily a marketing tool...and frankly not much else.

The 'winners' are those who can generate enough 'social networking' and 'plays' by registered users. And anyone who has abundant time for online social networking should always be viewed suspiciously. So even less surprise that the winner of the competition had broken the very rules they laid out , much less delivered what sounded like a broken washing machine with the vocal laid over the top. Yes sour grapes, but fuckit, I'm even being generous in this case.

I'm afraid it will take more than the patronige of Deadmau5 (who admittedly produces some fine stompy electronic music) to convince me Beatport is anything but total rubbish...no doubt there's plenty who trod the same path already feel the same.



So I got to tinker with some Devo, and there's probably very few other artists I would submit myself to such pointless humilation for (mentally compiling shortlist)

I'll notch the experience up to devolution, eh spuds?



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Mashed Potato in the Beatport Whorehouse


As a long time Devo fan (many fond memories pogo-ing to Duty Now For the Future), I could not resist entering the Beatport Devo remix competition.

I like the new album a lot and they were certainly smart to haul in some production talent (i think one of the Dust Bros was involved).



So I thought I'd have a go at one of the new tunes.

So Devo = yay...Beatport itself, on the other hand, is a large skanky trough of DJ whoredom. I went into this with little pretense of 'winning' (the prizes were rubbish) But it quickly became apparent that Beatport is primarily a marketing tool...and frankly not much else.

The 'winners' are those who can generate enough 'social networking' and 'plays' by registered users. And anyone who has abundant time for online social networking should always be viewed suspiciously. So even less surprise that the winner of the competition had broken the very rules they laid out , much less delivered what sounded like a broken washing machine with the vocal laid over the top. Yes sour grapes, but fuckit, I'm even being generous in this case.

I'm afraid it will take more than the patronige of Deadmau5 (who admittedly produces some fine stompy electronic music) to convince me Beatport is anything but total rubbish...no doubt there's plenty who trod the same path already feel the same.



So I got to tinker with some Devo, and there's probably very few other artists I would submit myself to such pointless humilation for (mentally compiling shortlist)

I'll notch the experience up to devolution, eh spuds?



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