Floppy Kick - The Hungarian floppy-only label

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Floppy Kick - The Hungarian floppy-only label

Post by floppykick » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:31 pm

Hi all!

We run this small floppy-only label from Hungary, each of them are limited and hand numbered + no re-releases of course. 8)
Yesterday we finished our 5th :floppy: , but here is the whole "discography":

http://www.discogs.com/label/Floppy+Kick

If you are interested, you can order / subscribe or participate in our compilation projects too. ;)

more info here:
:arrow: http://www.floppykick.tk

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Post by the_lurking_ear » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:41 pm

where do you get your floppies? I heard sony stopped making them or something.
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Post by fire » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:50 pm

the real question is whether floppys or tapes are better. and like what format are they? C64?
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Post by zombra » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:59 pm

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Post by squezey » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:45 pm

You know I was thinking of getting some floppys from a certain label but just didn't have money and have other more important current stuff to me I want to hopefully get before it gets sold out. I wanted to get a couple just to have them since they looked pretty cool and came with a free download. Maybe if they don't sell out before I'm able to get to them again I'll get a couple but with how limited they were I'm probably gonna miss my chance.

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Post by fire » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:55 pm

yeah, the collecting game is rough man. you better pace yourself or you will burn out. happened to me. true story.
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Post by squezey » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:18 pm

fire wrote:yeah, the collecting game is rough man. you better pace yourself or you will burn out. happened to me. true story.
Especially if you're just starting off like me and you're like a kid in a candy store at the moment and there's so much stuff both new and old you want. Collecting really is like a game. I plan ahead what I'm going to get and when so I'm never going out of control though.

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Post by fire » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:21 pm

of course not.
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Post by Perilator666 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:00 am

Sounds interesting. I remember seeing someone doing this back in the early 2000's.

I'll have to track down a floppy drive.

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Post by floppykick » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:56 am

We release low-bitrate mp3s and oggs on the diskettes :phones:
and we still can buy them in local stores. Yes, Sony stopped manufacturing, but some other companies still making them (TDK, Platinet, Imation,..)
Also you can find sealed packages on ebay and other auction sites ;)
In the future our plan is to release 5.25?floppies too, just still can't figured it out how :shrug: (there are no usb 5.25 drives out there, so we have to build one or buy a complete old computer with it..)

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Post by timdrage » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:13 am

I got some stuff from another floppy label a while ago and they had the smart idea to have one release packaged with a (custom painted) USB floppy drive :)

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Post by jliat » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:35 am

floppykick wrote:We release low-bitrate mp3s and oggs on the diskettes :phones:
and we still can buy them in local stores. Yes, Sony stopped manufacturing, but some other companies still making them (TDK, Platinet, Imation,..)
Also you can find sealed packages on ebay and other auction sites ;)
In the future our plan is to release 5.25?floppies too, just still can't figured it out how :shrug: (there are no usb 5.25 drives out there, so we have to build one or buy a complete old computer with it..)

Why not go for the full 8 inches?

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Post by floppykick » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:42 am

They are very expensive (~60$ per 10 pcs package) and the floppy drive would be some hundred bucks too... :?

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Post by timdrage » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:47 am

Might be possible to make some kind of self contained 5.25" floppy MP3 player using a Raspberry Pi or even some Arduino stuff perhaps..

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Post by jliat » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:15 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-IBM- ... 2c71933dca


Something like this as it has a serial port it might be useable?

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