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Podcast 87: MUTEK_10 with Michel Pontbriand

In earlier days, a MUTEK showcase commonly involved a room of pasty guys standing still while endless bleeps and blips filled the air. And while we’d never contest the importance of that particular breed of electronic music (which remains the foundation of most MUTEK events), the festival has seen a considerable amount of growth and variety over the last decade, perhaps most evident in the lineup for this year’s annual Montreal festival.

So we figured we’d celebrate the fact that Appleblim can play alongside Moderat and Ghislain Poirier will share a stage with Nortec Collective with a special MUTEK mix. Montreal-based DJ, producer, and classically trained musician Michel Pontbriand stepped up to assume the task of curating a podcast in support of the upcoming MUTEK 10th Anniversary event, set to kick off next week on May 27. The Musique Risquée signee and longtime friend of the MUTEK crew took a long, hard look at this year's roster, and his mix accordingly reflects its diversity, traversing house, techno, dubstep, downtempo, and more, all in just over an hour.

MUTEK_10 with Michael Pontbriand
01 UNKLE - Trouble in Paradise Variation on a Theme (Car Craig C2 Remix)
02 Moderat - Rusty Nails
03 Jahcoozi - BLN
04 Modern Deep Left Quartet - Straight Whiskey
05 Beat Pharmacy - Club Dread Feat. Mikey Dread
06 Sideshow - If Alone Feat. Paul St.-Hilaire
07 Digital Mystikz - Neverland
08 Deadbeat - Roots and Wires
09 Thomas Fehlmann - Bienenkonigin
10 Mathew Jonson - Folding Spaces
11 John Shananigan - Bounce the Blue Feat. Skat Man Doo
12 G and The CD - They Only Come Out at Night (Horror Inc Remix)
13 Trus' Me - Tony Does What Tony Wants
14 The Mole - Again the B
15 Gas - Gas 1
16 NSI. - 4
17 The Fun Years - Auto Show Day of the Dead

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34 comments MUTEK_10 with Michel Pontbriand

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/21/2009 - 23:01

not download mp3:/

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 05/22/2009 - 07:44

Yeah, you should fix your permissions

Evan Prodromou (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 05/22/2009 - 07:46

I'm getting a 403 Forbidden error on both the MP3 and the M4A files.

Andrew Smith Wrote

Fri, 05/22/2009 - 09:42

Thanks for the feedback, we're working to correct the download problem for those outside of the US and should have it fixed today.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 05/22/2009 - 14:32

I am inside the US and cannot download, this or any cast, why would you even filter by country?

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 05/23/2009 - 02:46

403 - Forbidden

Evan Prodromou (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 05/24/2009 - 13:46

Still not working for me. Just as an aside, I'm based in Montreal, where Mutek is happening. This is the first XLR8R podcast episode I haven't been able to download!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 05/25/2009 - 23:49

still gettin' the 403 - Forbiden... what;s going on xlr8r?

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 03:16

cannot download. come on guys FIX IT

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 09:07

yeah, please fix it :(

Markus (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 10:00

same thing for me. i am in montreal and can't stream any podcasts on xlr8r anymore. it worked fine before

Andrew Smith Wrote

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 10:23

Hey folks, we don't filter our downloads by country, but there appears to be a firewall issue that we are having trouble pinpointing, to do with our server host and our content distributor not talking to one another. We're working very hard to resolve the issue and we'll post once it's resolved.

Andrew Smith Wrote

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 11:54

OK, we've made some adjustments and believe that the problem should be resolved. If anyone that has had trouble with the downloads could please try again and post a comment with their results, that would be great!

niggretzky (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 13:20

still not able to download

Big Black Baby Jesus (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 18:24

Hey I've been tryin'' to download free mp3's and weekly mixes from your site but all I get is a 403 Forbidden error. It doesn't even let me preview the files. Can you fix that please? or do I need to suscribe to download the "free mp3's"? That would suck!!! They're free!!!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 23:14

still ...cannot download :((

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 02:22

stiil can't download or stream

Zack (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 05:07

Still nowt...

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 07:34

no change for me either... still getting "403 - Forbidden"...

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 08:26

Geneva Switzerland here.
no file ... nothing

Markus (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 09:08

MTL, still not working. good luck

jbradio (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 09:08

cant download - Canada

Bryan Botha (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 09:32

cant download - Scotland

Steven (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 09:37

I'm getting a 403 Forbidden error on both the MP3 and the M4A files,too.

Please fix these problem,thanks!!

Rebeca (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 14:02

Here Chile...error opening file

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 14:34

Nancy, France.
403 Forbidden, I can't dowload too...

Jennifer Marston Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 15:17

Hey, all. Thanks so much for your patience on this. We are working very hard to fix the problem, but we're going to need your help too. We need someone experiencing the 403 error to run a traceroute by doing the following:

-Go to http://networking.ringofsaturn.com/Tools/traceroute.php

-Type media.xlr8r.com into the box and hit "enter."

-Screen capture the results and email them to support@xlr8r.com.

We'll get this sorted, and of course, thanks for your help and patience guys.

Joe Brilliant (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 16:37

FYI this seems to be working OK if you sync and play it via iTunes, try this link: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?i=55104476...

internanonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 16:58

use a proxy. they won't stop us from doing listen what we want.

Hennik (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 03:55

Im still getting the same message since this came out: "Authorization is needed to access http://media.xlr8r....
Is anyone able to download this?

Hennik (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 03:56

(from New Zealand if that makes any difference)

dg (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 05:11

403 - switzerland

Jennifer Marston Wrote

Fri, 05/29/2009 - 07:43

Hi, folks. This is fixed now, but please contact support@xlr8r.com if you encounter anymore problems. Thanks!

ohg (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 06/05/2009 - 13:06

i cannot d/l any of the podcasts today :( very sad.

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