PCP{2} Podcast

Mevio finally goes dark

It was on January 2012 that the warning bell started sounding that all was not well at Mevio. Yesterday I got a final email telling me that Mevio.com was finally shutting down on the 16th April. Hardly a surprise. What took them so long?

In a week when the BBC was reminiscing about the first 10 years of podcasting, including interviews with Adam Curry, it seems rather ironic this is the week his creation is about to close.

Mevio divided the idealists and rewarded a few. It had high hopes and desperate lows.  It was inspiring and then it was disappointing. At least it tried to be different, and I enjoyed being part of the team for a while.

 

Here’s to 2014, my 8th year of podcasting!

Download Stats 2009-2013Being a scientist by training, I love numbers, and how data can become information. I’ve been collecting download stats of all the podcasts I do since I started in January 2006. I’ve been displaying these here on my website since 2009.

It’s sad to say that my podcasts are not quite as popular as they used to be. After I won the European Podcast of the Year Award at the end of 2010, there was a massive increase in downloads during 2011 with a total of 1.8 millions downloads. This has now dropped back to 1.3 million in 2012 and to 747,000 in 2013.

I’m not sure of all the reasons why this has happened. Perhaps there is more choice nowadays, perhaps my musical tastes are not reflecting the “latest genre” as they were in 2009 when the Dub Step Zone started and Dubstep was still somewhat underground. Perhaps the ubiquitous “dubstep drop” featuring in more pop-oriented tracks has diluted the dubstep genre.

Either way, I always reflect at this time of year on WHY I do podcasting. Essentially the reason is still the same. It’s my hobby and I love doing it. I like to help share excellent new music and I have the audacity to think I’m a taste maker, rather than a taste follower. I have a small number of dedicated listeners and a number of musicians and netlabelists that I now call friends, either physically or virtually, and that’s been good for me.

So here’s to 2014. My 8th year in podcasting and one that is bound to be full of weird and wonderful new music. Bring it on!

Ready for some more Hip-Hop?

I’ve got a new Hip H2Z#23... Da Bomb!...-Hop zone recorded and ready to roll.  With tracks by Bombay Bassment, Omega Dub Experience, Sound Liberation, Boss Bass, Ecoalaize, MC Idle, Snareophobe, Rhythum, Publish the Quest, Certain Folk & Elemint, it’s a really good show (if I say so myself).

Here’s the catch!  I’ve only had £50 worth of sponsorship for my 12-hour Zumbathon at the end of the month. I’ll release this episode of The Hip Hop Zone when that hits £100, so please sponsor me at http://www.justgiving.com/pete-cogle. Every little helps the Chestnut Tree House children’s cancer hospice!

 

 

Want to listen to a podcast using your mobile?

Mobile Podcast FactoryDid you know you can now stream any one of my podcasts on your mobile phone without having to download first?

Now that there are so many mobile contracts out there with unlimited data, and with HTML5, it makes complete sense to just stream a podcast of your choice.

So, just head over to http://petecogle.com as normal, and if you’re using a mobile device, you can navigate directly to the podcast player with the touch of a finger!

 

 

2012 was another amazing year

I’ve just calculated the download figures for 2012.  Overall downloads were down 26% in 2012, but that was still at the amazing level of 1.36 million, which I not disappointed by at all, and love that so many people like what I do and the great music I share.

The podcast factory has been in operation for a full 7 years now, and in that time 4.3 million podcasts have been downloaded.  Podcasts have come, and some, like pcp{2} and H2Z have gone, but the love for great music still remains, and I regularly get emails from people I’ve never heard of, from places I’ve never expected, telling me that they’re listeners and they love the shows.

There may be some more changes in 2013, but the shows will go on….

What’s Up Mevio?

On Saturday 28th January, without warning, my account with Mevio was suspended.  It was working the day before, butI was locked out and all the feeds for all my podcasts were dead.  So far, all the MP3 files remain still in-situ and anyone using my feedburner feeds will find no interruption, but I can’t add any more shows to Mevio.

By Wednesday 1st February nothing has happened. Some reports suggest they’re working on the problem, but no-one has heard a thing from the company. Their customer support has always been a joke and this is no exception.

I’ve already moved H2Z and PCP over to an alternative service (archive.org) and will move DSZ and TDZ in the next few days.

Message to Mevio: It was the best of times, now it’s the worst of times.  It’s not my fault I don’t love you any more.  You don’t ring, you don’t write.  It’s over.  I’ve found someone else.

 

Thanks for a great 2011!

I’ve just collected the download stats for the podcasts and we had an outstanding 1.83 million downloads during 2011 alone.

I was amazed by the 116% growth from 233,293 downloads in 2009 to 504,862 in 2010, but the 263% growth in 2011 to 1,834,993 downloads is absolutely amazing. I’m so honoured that so many people have taken the time to download the podcasts and spread the word to their friends.  The popularity of dubstep obviously makes a difference, with 934,805 downloads for DSZ in 2011.

Remember it’s the artists that make their music available to us podcasters that makes the podcasts this popular.  So remember to say thank you to any of the artists who’s albums you mmay have downloaded, purchased or shared with friends during 2011. They are what makes podcasting so worthwhile.

Artists: I salute you!

 

pcp{2}#26… With A Hip..

With Tracks by…Agg Productions, GodManWho, Dr Shota, Mos Dub, Kou Chou Ching, Lucid Music, Lavinia Jones, Texture, Sripnik & Phonsen, Trenton & Free Radical.

  1. Rap Highlander, by Agg Productions. Bayern, Germany.  [Jamendo]
  2. What’s New, by GodManWho. UK. [Blacklanternmusic]
  3. Recipes, by Dr Shota. Russia. [Jamendo]
  4. Johnny Too Beef, by Mos Dub. Produced by Max Tannone. [MosDub]
  5. Black Heart, by Kou Chou Ching. Taiwan. [PMN]
  6. Showtime, by Lucid Music. Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, USA.
  7. Jamais Oubilee, by Lavinia Jones (feat. Ziad). Germany. [Jamendo]
  8. Distance, by Texture. UK. [Blacklanternmusic]
  9. I Who Have Nothing, by Sripnik & Phonsen. Flensburg, Bonn, Germany. [Jamendo]
  10. Sunless Sundays, Trenton & Free Radical. London, South Africa.

This podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License..

By |2018-04-20T12:46:27+00:00January 22nd, 2011|pcp{2}|2 Comments

pcp{2}#25… Jazz..

With Tracks by…Cory Weeds, Alaturka, Christian Howes & Robben Ford, Idilic Trio, Chucky C & Clearly Blue, Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece, Arnaud Martin Jazabana, Pat Bianchi, Hakan Brostrom Quartet featuring Joey Calderazzo, Dave Anderson Quartet.

  1. Goin Down, by Cory Weeds . Vancouver, Canada.
  2. Leyla, by Alaturka. Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
  3. On A Misty Night, by Idilic Trio. Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

All the artists featured on this podcast have had permission given for me to play their work.

This podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License..

By |2018-04-20T12:46:37+00:00October 30th, 2010|pcp{2}|0 Comments

pcp{2}#24… JamenTrance…

All the tracks for today’s trance mix are from Jamendo…Theo Daege, nexus, ED3-Studio, Johaness Glither, 2Inventions, Atomic Cat, DJ Ramine, CJ Rogers, Senn

  1. Hymn, by Nexus. Toulouse, France.
  2. Hyper Active, by ED3-Studio. Billere, France.
  3. Trance Carnival, by Atomic Cat. Montpellier, France
  4. Yukai, by Senn. Colchester, United Kingdom
  5. Galactyka, by Nexus. Toulouse, France.

All the artists featured on this podcast have had permission given for me to play their work.

This podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License..

By |2018-04-20T12:46:41+00:00August 21st, 2010|pcp{2}|0 Comments

pcp{2}#23… In the D’n’B Zone…

He’s back, for a one-off special with tracks by…Bass Kulture, Hidden Lab, Dubmatix, Bassrk, Phoniandflore, Sevish, NS Soundlab, Kosmonaut, Hansollo, Zealot, Phour Trakk, Mumble.

  1. Sunset, by Bass Kulture.Montluçon, France. [Jamendo]
  2. Leaving, by Hidden Lab. [Jamendo]
  3. Mr DJ (feast Raffa), by Dubmatix. Toronto, Canada. [Promonet]
  4. Mephisto (Dub Version), by Bassrk. [Jamendo]
  5. What’s The Dark World, by Phoniandflore. Périgueux, France. [Jamendo]
  6. Dirty Drummer, by Sevish. UK. [Jamendo]
  7. Jump That, by NS Soundlab. Szczecin, Poland. [Jamendo]
  8. Altair15, by Kosmonaut. [ID.eology]
  9. Biological Function, by Hansollo. [Jamendo]
  10. Shadow (Mad Mix), by Zealot. Japan. [Jamendo]
  11. Deep Sea Diving (Remix), by Phour Trakk. Cologne, Germany. [ID.eology]
  12. Non Sono Reale (FranzCrimson Nizzo DNB Remix), by Mumble. Rimini, Italy. [Jamendo]

All the artists featured on this podcast have had permission given for me to play their work.

This podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License..

By |2018-04-20T12:46:42+00:00July 24th, 2010|pcp{2}|1 Comment

Inside The Podcast Factory

I thought you’d all like to see what the inside of Pete Cogle’s Podcast Factory looks like.

  1. The Music Arrives via special transport to the factory
  2. Here we see the various musical shapes being assembled
    • Note: the dub comes in nice round containers, dubstep in slighly more angular ones, and the boxes in the background are pre-packaged pop which is about to be sent back to where it came from.
  3. In the “talk” shows, this is where the “gas” is added
  4. The all important editing takes place here.
  5. Just before the podcast is released we add the extra “cool” to the podcast
  6. Finally this is how we ship the podcast to your iPod or MP3 player

Simples!

Support for Alionsonny

Support Alionsonny

If you like my podcasts then you will undoubably have heard me play Alionsonny at some stage. He’s always given away over 100 pieces of music for free over the years and has been a great character in the dub communities. I’ve never met him personally, but feel he’s part of a great community of dub lovers.

He’s in trouble at the moment, and needs our help.  Read more about his predicament at Reggaedubwise, and if you can help him out, then please consider donating, using the button below.

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