• [Belgian Electronics] Featured Artist: Xingu Hill

    14 Apr 2008, 17:38 by Doorchaser

    Here's one of the artists that I've never heard of before. But when hearing the tiny preview of the only track here on "Electric Café" I'm sure I wanna hear more.

    Xingu Hill

    John Sellekaers was born in 1973 in Montreal, later moved to Brussels. Around 1988, under the influence of electronic music pioneers such as Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, he began experimenting with synthesizers. At the same time, he starts a magazine devoted to electronic music, and writes for it.

    In 1994, he makes a contract with [label label and in 1995 his first album Maps of the Impossible comes out, under the name of Xingu Hill.

    During the last ten years, John has released about forty records on various labels (such as Hushush, Ant-Zen, Hymen, Foton, Delikatessen, Mirex, Re-Load Ambient, and Nova Zembla).

    Sellekaers has also recorded under names such as Dead Hollywood Stars, Ambre, Urawa, Uncotones, moonsanto and Ammo. Xingu Hill always stayed the most famous of them.
  • I'm eclectic! Широта музыкальных вкусов

    6 May 2007, 22:32 by illyn

    Take your top 20 artists. For each of these artists, collect the top 5 similar artists. The resulting number of unique artists is your eclectic score. If the score is small (extreme = 5) your musical preferences are very limited, and if it is large (extreme = 100), then you have an eclectic musical preference. You can compute your own score at

    По-русски это обозначает:

    Система взяла в хит-параде 20-ку моих любимых артистов. Для каждого из них узнала в базе 5-ку самых похожих. Повторяющиеся имена в суммарной выборке – система отбросила, а результирующее число уникальных артистов – охарактеризовало широту моих музыкальных вкусов: «Насколько я зациклен на одном и том же?»

    По результатам – я не экстремист, но близок к человеку, слушающему абсолютно всё, вне зависимости от жанров и форматов. Подозреваю – подобная, близкая к максимуму, но не достигающая его картинка – получилась из за давней нелюбви к попсе и року. Слушал бы и их – получил бы результате «сотку». …