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To our faithful listeners,

We've decided to formally shutdown thesixtyone.com -- our servers will go offline at midnight, May 1st 2017.

Artist tipping and music purchases will be functional until then, so please spend any remaining credits by month's end. 
A final payment will be made to artists following the shutdown.

thesixtyone was our baby for most of our twenties. We're incredibly sorry we weren't able to keep things going in the 
right direction.


Thank you for being a part of it.


James Miao & Samuel Hsiung

8 ears

experimental     29 listeners


1. bat21
2. tobbez
3. medea
4. acousti...
5. mathman...


6. daha
7. EXiTMind
8. terremo...
9. openCage
10. fraisyl...


1. madcat8
2. cristin...
3. fraisyl...
4. DZ
5. mathman...
both EPs are available for download in iTunes and AmazonMP3.
posted 8 years ago
what started out as an outlet to explore sounds, ended up having 2 EPs which are conceptually linked.

Here's the review:

Episode 1.

The Durio Dulcis EP

Daring. Non-conformist and radical. These 3 words describes 8 ears after my listening session of the EP. On the album cover a warning of some sort of is issued – either you like it or hate it. There is no middle way path.

I was told that in Latin Durio Dulcis means sweetest durian. However the music by 8 ears is far from sweet. The EP portrays a dramatic electronica soundscape, at times angry and sometimes sarcastically dark. Definitely not for the faint hearted. Perhaps it reflects the hidden thoughts and emotions of the songwriter during that 24 months when this EP was conceptualized.

Atanos Thgilnoom is achingly sad and painful. Perhaps the erhu gave it added emotive weight. Listen carefully and see if you can catch traces of Moonlight Sonata in reverse mode.

On Luv Unltd the tone is more cherubic. Duo-lo features more strings and the erhu with a dash of asian flavour.

If you are bored with the general mainstream music and feel kinda cheeky and experimental, The Durio Dulcis EP would be an interesting proposition. Ther... (+) expand
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Far Go Traders wrote:
7 years ago
Anj Granieri wrote:
Hey there! My newest song "Twelve Thirty One O One" has received over 300 bumps in under 10 hours!! :) And its now number 3 on the home page. Yay! Check it out and maybe you can spare a bump?

8 years ago
byaduoorgroup wrote:
hi, as part of our promotion, you can download more remixes of songs taken from our album ninetyfivezeroeight at www.myspace.com/byaduoorgroup. it's all FOC! with no string attached.

thanks for listening,
9 years ago
byaduoorgroup wrote:

we are from kuala lumpur, malaysia. we just released our debut cd call ninetyfivezeroeight. it's currently available for download at Amazon MP3.

it'll soon be up in all iTunes stores. our official website is in the works at the moment. do visit our myspace site. there are some FOC songs for download, as part of our promotions. these remixes are very much inspired by the 80's 12" mixes.

in fact, we are very much influenced by the music from the 80's. do check us out. feedbacks are much appreciated.

thank you


ps. sorry for the spam. don't know how else we could get ears to our site.
9 years ago
lm (level 10) wrote:
No problem. I'm often short on time so, if people don't come to me it's hard to find them. :)
9 years ago
grandesoreilles (level 30) wrote:
Hey guys,
that's what I meant by nice spamming below even if spamming is always a bit annoying
Good luck
9 years ago
ZUBA wrote:
Hello dear Zuba listener

Our dear friend mbjorgen has been reaaaaaly nice and helpfull to us yesterday in 2 ways:
1. She changed her vote for Mes Fantomes so finally we've got a winner and it's from now on downloadable for a week, feel free to add it to your personal collection!
2. She revived Hail Africa for it to go on the home page, so, be nice with her (and us of course ;-D) and bump it up!!!

A few bumps would be nice anyway because we'd looooove to share more songs with you, but unfortunately we need to beg for bumpybumpies becos we're stuck on level 13... even our friends Cactus Bob are now in front of us again!!! (cheeky blink blink blink)

Thanks for the support
9 years ago
Suzen JueL Resistance wrote:
Give me your ears and i'll lend you my voice......
9 years ago
grandesoreilles (level 30) wrote:
the weird thing is that your msg is telling people to sample your tunes and not to come and have a listen... even if not many listeners mix music. Spamming is helpful when it's well done and a bit personal!
9 years ago
Tokyosexwhale (level 43) wrote:
Thanks for responding back...and don't worry about the messaging. You're right, it can be tough to get exposure. But keep at it!
9 years ago
Blynder (level 27) wrote:
It's not SPAM, don't worry about it. How else am I supposed to find new bands? Mr. Jordano should expect to hear from artists on this site. That's the beauty of the Sixty One and something most people aren't privy to.
9 years ago
Tokyosexwhale (level 43) wrote:
Yeah, gotta watch the spam thing, but not bad. Thanks for being part of the community. We always need some more electronica!
9 years ago
jordano (level 11) wrote:
Thank you. This spam was appreciated.
9 years ago
Blynder (level 27) wrote:
Just gave you all a listen and I thought it was excellent? Forgive me, but where does come from?
9 years ago
Prompter wrote:
i'll think about it. but i don't sample much. so you may be better off going with someone else.
9 years ago
tomfoolery (level 6) wrote:
Don't order me around, homeboy. I have a mullet and I'm not afraid to use it.
9 years ago