"I can't use Beatport's website anymore, I use Crates," a fellow San Francisco DJ remarked to me earlier this week as we discussed finding new music. Flying under the radar of most DJs, the Crates website is built on the the Beatport API, uses your data and favorites, but makes it easier to shop for tracks. Read on for our review and some comments from the team behind the website.
One or more record pool subscriptions can be essential to many modern club DJs. Record pools can help to streamline the search for new tunes and broaden one's musical horizons, while being far more cost-effective than purchasing each record individually. In this feature, contributing writer Tom Hricik reviews five common DJ record pools.
As originally reported by the German site Groove, Soundcloud founder Eric Wahlforss is claiming that DJ mixes can now be legally uploaded. We decided to test out his claims - and today we're going to start uploading DJ mixes that were previously taken down. Have a mix that you think qualifies? Share a link and we'll add it to our Soundcloud.
Since the move to digital stores, the process of finding new tracks for DJ sets has remained relatively stagnant. A new app, Kado, intelligently cross-references hundreds of thousands of DJ sets to find high-quality related tracks that will mix well together. Keep reading to learn more about this new crate digging tool that's powered by real music curators, not metadata-only algorithms.
Recording and distributing a DJ mix might be easier than ever, but when you're sharing your mix online, how do you reach people? In an era of video-focused content, audio-only DJ mixes are becoming more difficult to easily share on social media. Keep reading for an overview of the state of DJ mix sharing and how you can stand out.
One of the hardest parts about the business of being a dance music producer is getting your tracks in places where listeners can hear and buy them. But unlesss you’re signed to a label or have a great distribution partner, this can be a challenge, and services will charge serious percentages of your earnings. Today, […]
In today's review, DJTT's resident record pool expert Nick James takes a closer look at BPM Supreme. Since the last round up, their service has gone through major updates that make it even better for working DJs. It's also one of the only record pools with audio and video files for download. Keep reading for a comprehensive review.
There are only a handful of online DJ music stores out there - but still enough that it's not always clear where DJs can look the best deals. We decided to take on the challenge for you, crunching the numbers to find out what the average prices of 320 MP3s and WAV tracks are on Beatport, Wasabeat, TrackItDown, Juno Download, Traxsource, WhatPeoplePlay, and Bleep. Keep reading to find out what sites to shop around and what type of prices to expect when buying DJ music.