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Kikapu Netlabel died quietly…

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Bad News | Yesterday night I stumbled upon the Kikapu Netlabel-Website while correcting some links. I was simply horrified, discovering that Kikapu claimed its dead. These are always the moments, when I grab my head and think: "Shit! We lost some beautiful digital culture and there is no way back to get another glimpse at it." In the next moment I discovered that you still find lots of music on archive.org but that's only a drop in the ocean of sadness. We lost one of the oldest netlabels and it's fantastic website. Have a look yourself!

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Phlow-Author Moritz »mo.« Sauer This article was written on 28.February 2008 by Moritz »mo.« Sauer. Moritz »mo.« Sauer is the founder of Phlow-Magazine.com and a true music lover. As a participant and journalist of the free music movement he joined several Netaudio parties in Europe including Netaudio Nürnberg, Netaudio Barcelona, Netaudio London or Netaudio Bern. Read more articles written by .

10 comments

  • looks like it is a strange way to finish project...
    they can make a contest for netlabel curator vacancy and give a label to somebody's hands

    another netlabel that "more dead then alive" is Nishi... but thay are not officially closed, so a hope for rebirth is still alive

    Gravatar of zolotu zolotu said on
    28. Feb 2008 at 3:46 pm
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  • long live the `pu! :(

    Gravatar of aaron aaron said on
    28. Feb 2008 at 4:16 pm
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  • Yeah, I found out about this after William Fields released his album via Kikapu and contacted me to check it out. I checked it out and in so doing was confronted with the kikapu website and the announcement.

    I ended up including a song — Cairn — from William Fields on blocSonic's most recent release "netBloc Vol 13: color in a world of monochrome"

    Another label that's in limbo is Autoplate. Ever since Thinner launched their redesigned site, it's said that Autoplate is not gone and will return. Though it's been a while now and still no return.

    Gravatar of Michael Gregoire Michael Gregoire said on
    28. Feb 2008 at 4:28 pm
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  • Netwaves honoured the deceased netlabel in its most recent edition; check it out (Dutch)
    http://netlabelism.net/node/262

    Gravatar of embe embe said on
    28. Feb 2008 at 4:31 pm
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  • [...] February 28, 2008 at 7:44 pm · Filed under DG's Hi-Fi Musicbox and tagged: Kikapu, netlabel written on February 28th, 2008 by mo. [...]

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    28. Feb 2008 at 8:44 pm
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  • @zolotu: "they can make a contest for netlabel curator vacancy and give a label to somebody’s hands"

    yeah, that would be an interesting idea. but it's difficult to find somebody who really does a good job.

    Gravatar of mo. mo. said on
    29. Feb 2008 at 1:17 pm
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  • I still believe in it's rebirth :'(

    Gravatar of KeKc KeKc said on
    29. Feb 2008 at 5:10 pm
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  • Radio87Mhz from Spain, does special tribute, playing the Kikapu music all Weekend.

    Gravatar of Radio87Mhz Radio87Mhz said on
    1. Mar 2008 at 9:45 am
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  • the dismissal of autoplate is really a shame... liked ap better than thinner by far

    Gravatar of sven swift sven swift said on
    1. Mar 2008 at 12:57 pm
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  • oh, i remember when tokyodawn died - nowaydays it seems, the whole website is gone. maybe they sold even the domain.

    Gravatar of kiwi kiwi said on
    1. Mar 2008 at 5:34 pm
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