Today, The Scotcoin Project launched their ScotShop, a new initiative designed to encourage and enable musicians, artists, writers and other creatives to sell their digital work for download, payable, exclusively with Scotcoin.
The first product to be listed will be the latest album from one of the foremost Scottish music producers over the last 20 years, Chris Cowie ft Rai, entitled ‘Blip’, selling for Ⓢ1,000.
Derek Nisbet, Founder of Scotcoin said “We are extremely excited to launch the ScotShop and already have a lot of material from some fantastic artists, which will be added in the coming weeks. But, we are especially grateful to Chris Cowie, a 20 year veteran of the music scene, to allow his new album to be exclusively sold in Scotcoin for 6 months, before he passes it on to a major music label. We do hope this will encourage others to contact us and get there material listed here. This will really help to build up ScotShop, and will provide those artists with some great exposure to new audiences in Scotland and around the world.”.
Chris Cowie, added “I really believe in decentralized crypto-currencies and with the advent of Scotcoin, this felt like the right thing to do for me. If this small gesture helps spread the word about Scotcoin, and crypto currencies in general, I will be happy. Hopefully by me doing this it will also encourage others to get involved.”
Chris Cowie ft Rai – Blip | Download Cost Ⓢ1,000
- Don’t Get It
- Get On With It
- LE Bush
- Love Trak Rework
- Night Moves Alt
- Ring Master
- We Like The Music
ABOUT THE ALBUM
BLIP was brought about by Cowie’s subterranean interest to make a full vocal album and Skotarczyk’s need to make an original album similar to Kings Of Convenience – DJ Kicks. Cowie,
having always been drawn to less obvious hit records like Human Leagues – The Lebanon or Killing Joke – Love Like Blood, saw this potential in Rai, who’s natural style is a less obvious degree of indie pop. The entire process required both Cowie and Rai to completely destroy habitual approaches to music. Breaking the mould and rebuilding from scratch brought some uncomfortable moments and much personal reflection. But determination prevailed and eventually they let the songs speak for themselves. By listening to the muses, the art then dictated the artists and BLIP took on a personality all it’s own.
Rather than strive for hits, they focused on the subtleties of what makes an album great. Because of this, there is much to peel back for the listener. While BLIP does have the traditional structure of a synth pop album and hints at an 80′s influence, it is far from typical. It’s message, though deliberate, is open to interpretation and will lead the listener to the cutting-edge of musical exploration. Expect the unexpected with a range of sounds from house, techno and straight electronic as your guide.