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Dieselpunk Music: These Covers are the Cat's Pajamas

Our online jukebox plays a blend of tunes from the Jazz Age alongside modern dieselpunk and electroswing artists.

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If you are in a dieselpunk, jazz, swing, electroswing, or ragtime band and would like to be featured in the next Dieselpunks Playlist, contact music@dieselpunks.org with your submission.


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Comment by Tome Wilson on November 1, 2015 at 8:44am

Get swinging this Autumn with some diesel-era cover songs.  They're the cat's pajamas!

Comment by Tome Wilson on October 7, 2015 at 9:09pm
Thanks Gargoyle! Glad to hear I made your day!
Comment by Gargoyle on October 7, 2015 at 7:37pm

New Halloween playlist: Glad to see it has Ghost of Smokey Joe.

Wouldn't know what to do with myself otherwise.

Comment by Gargoyle on July 10, 2015 at 4:15pm

Aptly named.

Comment by Tome Wilson on July 6, 2015 at 10:29am

The new summer music playlist "Hot Days, Sweaty Nights" is now on the air.

Comment by Tome Wilson on March 29, 2015 at 8:01pm

Spring Swing for 2015 is now on the air!

Comment by Tome Wilson on November 12, 2014 at 1:14am

Announcing "Hot Jazz for Cold Nights," our new music playlist for the Autumn of 2014!

Comment by Tome Wilson on July 15, 2014 at 8:44am

@C William Phillips - Unfortunately, no.  My licensing deals for the songs are pretty specific about how I can present them, and MP3s are too easy to steal.  It's something I've been working on though.  Just don't have the thousands to spare on revised licenses right now.

Comment by C William Phillips on July 15, 2014 at 12:26am

Any chance you could convert these to mp3 format for Kit Kat Android users whow can't listen/watch Flash files?

Comment by Larry on May 25, 2014 at 5:14pm


Comment by Tome Wilson on May 25, 2014 at 4:32pm

Swing hard this Memorial Day weekend with over five hours of new and remixed dieselpunk and electroswing tunes.

Comment by Tome Wilson on May 12, 2014 at 5:11pm
Yeah. Spotify (commercials, bad service, lack of music), Soundcloud (no copyrighted music)... Even researched my own online radio station ($1750+ per month in hosting for super low audio quality).

We're definitely under the radar, but one hit from the MAFIAA could cost me my house, so I err on the side of caution.
Comment by Bobby C. on May 12, 2014 at 4:48pm

Huh, so it was that obvious...

Have you ever considered making a Spotify playlist instead? I'm pretty sure there is a plugin that allows you to set up a player on your site, and it's completely free of charge as far as I know, especially when the website's not of a commercial type and you're not gaining a lot of financial benefits through it. You're doing damn too good job to be constrained by mere licensing.

Comment by Tome Wilson on May 12, 2014 at 4:06pm

Licensing, old sport.

Every time I post a new playlist, I'm paying two rather hefty license fees per song per user per listen.  Unless the music is donated to us or available via public domain, these costs can exceed my budget really quickly.

And since Dieselpunks doesn't run any advertising, makes $1 a month on average from the Amazon store, and relies solely on my 9-to-5 paycheck to stay afloat these days, it's simply getting too expensive to continue hosting newer songs (like from Gatsby).

Comment by Bobby C. on May 12, 2014 at 3:52pm

Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but why is the Summer 2013 playlist, the one containing The Great Gatsby soundtrack, missing? Or was it Spring 2013?

Comment by Tome Wilson on December 9, 2013 at 12:00am

I'm still tweaking it.  Let me know what you think so far.

Comment by Tome Wilson on December 5, 2013 at 9:20am

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay on this season's music update.  I just got back from hanging out with Stefan in Paris.  My batteries are recharged and I'm ready to press on into the future.

 I'm thinking that it's too gloomy for the blues.  How about a little electroswing for the holidays?  Sound good?

Comment by Larry on May 28, 2013 at 7:40pm

Wow! Thanks, Komissar!

Comment by Komissar Hass on May 28, 2013 at 4:13am

I believe I haven't seen this fantastic live performance by Caravan Palace on our site.

Comment by Tome Wilson on May 7, 2013 at 12:07pm


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