The HR3 Clubnight was one of the hottest radio shows you could hear in Hessen. All the famous DJs performed and played their current sets live. No matter if Sven Väth, Thorsten Fenslau, DJ Dag, Karotte, Marc Spoon – they all played there.
It was almost a ritual to turn on the radio in the evening, listen to the club night and get in the mood for a long club tour. After the radio show they went to the hottest clubs, where they often celebrated until well into the next day.
Even though some of the sets are now around 30 years old, they are still fantastic and suitable to create a really cool atmosphere at today’s parties. Archive.org offers fantastic 250 live sets in MP3 format – some with a playing time of 4 hours. A fantastic 48 gigabyte source for first-class techno, rave, acid, house and rap DJ sets…
If you don’t have access to a modern shell or the command line program “wget” is not available on your computer, you can quickly and easily write a download utility that allows you to download either single or all DJ sets with the free cross-plattform VisualStudio Code. I have added a short How-To and a suitable GIST below – only minimal tech-skills should be necessary.
On Windows it is comparatively easy to create the application
Users with access to a decent shell can scroll down for a super easy solution 😉
Download and install the free Visual Studio Code
Download and install the free .NET Core SDK
Run Visual Studio code and install the free C# extension from Microsoft
Choose File > Open Folder from the main menu and create a new folder (e.g. ClubnightDownloader) and select it
Open the terminal in Visual Studio Code via the main menu (View > Terminal)
Enter “dotnet new console” in the terminal and press enter
Open the generated “Programm.cs” file and insert the code from the GIST below
Enter “dotnet build” to compile the programm
Now you can use the Clubnight Downloader
Open the “bin” folder in the Visual Studio Code Explorer and right-click over the ClubnightDownloader.exe file Select “Open in Terminal” from the menu.
The following is the command to execute – for it to work, you need the file “techno.livesets.collection.hr3.clubnight_files.xml”. (see comment in Gist) and copy it into the “bin” folder. Please make sure that you have a drive with the letter “D” – or adjust the second parameter accordingly.
.\ClubnightDownloader.exe .\techno.livesets.collection.hr3.clubnight D:\ 0 250
The download of all DJ sets can take a very long time – in total there are 250 files with a total volume of 48 gigabytes.
Der GIST mit dem Code
Super easy solution
For the execution you need a decent shell – for example ZSH, Bash or similar and / or a suitable version of wget. Unfortunately the solution lacks some fun 😉
wget -A '*.mp3' -c -nd -r -l 1 https://archive.org/download/techno.livesets.collection.hr3.clubnight
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