• Josef

    http://neighborshateus.com/
    Has helped me tremendously as of late.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SGGWSZMGJJKDBQPOQYQ5VPMJRI MaudieMo

     
    When
    youre
    young, new music is everywhere: radio, Facebook profiles, borrowed iPods, or
    even burned CDs. It’s not hard to find tunes you love. The music appetites of
    13- to 21-year-olds are voracious and the consequences of being musically
    unhip can be punishing.

    Then something happens: you get older; work a full-time job; get married;
    have a mortgage; have children; adopt a particularly demanding parrot; and so
    on. You wake up one day and realize your taste in music hasn’t budged since
    your early ’20s and the prospect of discovering good, new music now seems
    like an overwhelming chore, fraught with disappointment. I know, I’m living
    proof.

    We’re all familiar with the long, depressing list of activities that seemed
    easy in youth that now take effort. Fortunately, finding good music isn’t as
    tough as working off that middle-age gut. Since its inception, the Internet
    has helped us–mostly illegally–discover new music. Finally, tools for legal
    and efficient online music discovery are hitting their stride. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001418619859 Jordan Djreyvon Rubio

    what about finding music for (happy hardcore)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001418619859 Jordan Djreyvon Rubio

    what about finding music for (happy hardcore)

  • http://www.danosongs.com Royalty Free Music | DanoSongs.com

    Thank yo for sharing this useful info.
    i was looking for this .
    keep going on.

  • http://soundcloud.com/ginjagaiden tommy dean

    for those of you on the blog search, check out……
    http://house-language.info/

    it’s an awesome house music blog, but there’s lots of tech-house/minimal/techno etc….give it a go.

  • http://www.jarrellentertainment.com DJ Ray

    Thank you markkus for the great article. I too was just thinking that I needed a better way to keep up with all the music out there. Thanks everyone else for the other sites as well. Peace.

  • Menace

    slacker.com is another radio service similar to pandora that lets you listen by genre or make custom stations. it’s been around longer and has more music in its catalog than pandora, though i’m sure there are a few things each will have that the other does not. what is GREAT about slacker is that you can download the stations to play on your smartphone and some mp3 players so you don’t have to stream, as well as listen to on the web for free. i’ve used it for years to discover new tracks. you can’t save individual songs, but you can mark them as favorites then go back and look at your station list to purchase them later.

  • atticus18244fsas

    [quote comment="28360"]Once again, your uncanny ability to post freakishly helpful articles at the perfect times is in action…

    Stop spying on my through my webcam now :P

    Hahaha, thanks for yet another awesome post, and thanks to those who contributed aswell![/quote]
    It is honestly so weird how they always post the perfect articles at the perfect times.

  • Drew A

    i was listening to my bloody beatroots playlist on pandora as i read this article… pretty trippy haha

  • djrjh

    If you guys checkout the Scallydandan’s Fidget Dubstep Electro Podcast on itunes there is a lot of good artists in this mix and these mixes are also fun and relaxing to listen to… totally free

  • http://WWW.rudemediadesign.com Raz55

    I have found many great tracks on http://www.legalsounds.com!! One of my favorite sites. Very CHeap :,) Thanks for the great article!

  • http://www.djmigs.com djMigs

    Man you guys are like mind readers on this site… I’m always trying to find more efficient ways to find new music. I’m with DJ Kurt that a lot of sites like last.fm have a ton of old tracks, and are hard to find good new ones through.

    I’ve got a show on DI.FM, and when I first started playing electro house this site was my inspiration. The individual tracks they play are often old, but the mixes that stream on there are usually bangin! Lots of the DJs put their track lists up also, so you can pick and choose.

    I’ve got a lot of new stuff to try because of this article. You guys rock.

  • BusterLee

    [quote comment="28382"]I used to listen DI.FM a lot…
    Now I cant because it was forbiden to buffer audio and video at my job.
    But the live shows are really awesome…

    http://www.di.fm

    I second DI.FM. Some great live shows, and a lot of the DJs post their set lists in the forum.

  • Kupujte_Pytle

    Finding great Torrent tracker and get subscribed to it is sometimes harder than looking for a fart in a tub ;)

    Another solution how to get to a source of same releases is to use “warez community forums/blogs” that specializes in your music genre/scene. Typicaly on these sites you will find links to share servers such as Rapidshare etc. however these are all totaly illegal, so use them personaly and then buy what you like (a typical pirate release contains a nfo file where you can find link to a site where you can buy legally) – this way you can download almost everything in your genre/scene and try it at home, then buy everything you like or need

    i can recommend two sites

    http://www.corebay.com
    http://www.0daymusic.org

  • http://www.sevendays.no FDRK
  • http://www.sevendays.no FDRK

    Super tips for genre based searching:
    http://www.musicovery.com

    Somewhat limited, but you can come over some tracks that you never thought of. ;)

  • Anonymous

    Another great site is Gigacrate for the DJ on a budget. Leave feedback and download tracks.

  • DJ R3 Bonaire

    i was readin and came on rolfski’s last part, YouTube..I found a convertor from youtube to MP3, works fine for me but it is in it’s Beta Version. http//www.dirpy.com copy and paste the YT URL and dirpy wil dload your song onto your computer……Poor is that you can only do one by one….

  • Eastcoastams

    Not shitting you, i have all those as pandora stations, and they are almost in that order minus the beatles hahaha eerie

  • Shane

    Getting mixes from the producing artists is huge for me when it comes to finding music. It could be from the artist’s myspace page or it could be from sites like OMGITM. Typically I will hear banging tracks before they are even available to buy or steal. Which makes it frustrating at times.

  • clubsauce

    I second Rolfski’s suggestion for soundcloud. I have just recently begun to figure out how much great music is on it and it is organized in a way that is very intuitive to use. I just find an artist I like and then see who they follow and who follows them. After doing that for an hour I can find 10 great artists and lots of good tracks, often downloadable at 320kbps.

    Also, as someone else mentioned, elbo.ws is a great site.

  • TJ

    *times

  • TJ

    [quote post="5270"]But I’ve also found music from blogs that I can’t find for sale anywhere on the Internet, and in those situations I have no reservations about using the free track.[/quote]

    Yes…how many time have you wanted to buy a track from Beatport only to receive the Territory Restricted notification??

  • Mr.Nicklebe

    Finding new music is pretty time consuming for me. I listen to radio 1′s specialist shows here in the UK which get all the newest and best music there is for any genre. Then i follow all my favourite artists on twitter and facebook where they post new tracks they like or have just released. Then I scour hype machine and blogs as well for random finds old or new.

    Alot of the time I end up with only one decent new track i like after like an hour of searching through playlists or whatever. Also i maybe possibly rarely find new tracks on beatports featured palylist things.

    Occationally friends tell me about new tracks too, but usually i find myself telling them about tracks :P

  • 2YLITE

    cool… the pic at the top is of Ricardo Villalobos’ living room…

    see the rest here

    http://www.thelastbeat.com/archives/dj-wohnzimmer/

  • http://www.djtechtools.com markkus

    Hey everyone, thanks for all the extra suggestions for music-finding. Please keep them coming. Bento also pointed me to a good post in the forums on this topic:

    http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9120

    I agree with what has been said about watching out for the quality of music you get from blogs, etc. You definitely run the risk of having low-quality compression from blogs, along with any remorse you may feel about not paying the creator. To answer DiGiTaLFX’s question about blogs getting permission to post music: different situations apply. Many tracks you get off blogs were submitted by the artist or promo staff in order to drum up buzz and publicity for the music. However, just as many or more songs off of blogs are posted straight away without asking for permission. Most blogs will remove music if requested. Also, some blogs work directly with artists to post, say, a low-quality 128-bit MP3 and then link to the full-quality track on Beatport or other pay site.

    What I usually do is use blogs and aggregators to find music I like, and then if the quality is sub-par, I’ll buy the download. To me it’s worth a buck to not play a crappy quality file for people. Or I’ll take a couple free tracks from blogs and then buy the rest of the album somewhere else. Lala.com or Emusic.com are great for filling in the missing album tracks.

    But I’ve also found music from blogs that I can’t find for sale anywhere on the Internet, and in those situations I have no reservations about using the free track.

  • Dj Kurt

    I am a blog fanatic, checking on a few favorite blogs everyday, but there are sooo many of them out there, God only knows what I am missing out on. Another great post as usual.

    As to the “it’s still stealing the music” argument, it basically is, there is no way to sugar coat it, but I have bought plenty of songs because I cannot find them in the desired quality on blogs.

    I have used Last.fm on my Xbox and it is a cool service, using “artist stations” like dirty south, steve angello, avicii, (hmmm I wonder what kind of music I like, lol). The onle problem I find with it is u get a whole lot of older music. I have yet to find too many songs played from the past year. Planning on buying an iPod touch (if not the Iphone) in a couple months and I have been wanting to try Pandora. Hopefully more up to date than Last.fm

  • Steve

    [quote comment="28373"]A word to the wise about snatching songs from blogs and other “free” sources, make sure to pay attention to the sound quality of the track. I hear a lot of DJs playing tracks that sound horrible and it’s usually because they found a low bit rate copy on a blog.

    Poor quality is especially apparent from some of the blogs that focus on remixes. There are a number of remixers out there that are working with poor source files to begin with and then further compressing them which results in a crap product. A remix is not really at 320kbps if all the samples were at 160kbps and poorly mastered.

    Blogs can be great sources but just be mindful of how the track will sound on the dance floor.

    http://hypem.com/ is an awesome aggregator of blog postings.[/quote]

    I have noticed this problem too. Use Platinum Notes or a similar song-editing service to fix choppy tracks and correct any audio issues (either too high or too low).

  • http://cargocollective.com/djlys jacob

    yeah, Last.fm needs to be in this list.

    Also, anyone visiting a lot of music blogs will love this greasemonkey script (firefox only) that turns any mp3 link on a webpage into a flash player, so you don’t have to wait for the shitty mp3 to load.
    Just google “greasemonkey inline google player”.

  • B

    elbo.ws

    The best blog aggregator for electronic music..a musthave bookmark

    Cheers

  • Vinícius Hoffmann

    I used to listen DI.FM a lot…
    Now I cant because it was forbiden to buffer audio and video at my job.
    But the live shows are really awesome…

    http://www.di.fm

    http://www.sky.fm (for non EDM music)

  • http://www.dj-nvidia.com/ Dj Nvidia

    [quote comment="28378"]Half of the article is about getting music for free with no legal rights to them.

    LAME[/quote]
    I completely disagree… as Dj’s we can make music more popular by spinning it at our gigs. If anyone deserves free music its us…

  • the man

    Half of the article is about getting music for free with no legal rights to them.

    LAME

  • http://www.robticho.com Rob Ticho

    A word to the wise about snatching songs from blogs and other “free” sources, make sure to pay attention to the sound quality of the track. I hear a lot of DJs playing tracks that sound horrible and it’s usually because they found a low bit rate copy on a blog.

    Poor quality is especially apparent from some of the blogs that focus on remixes. There are a number of remixers out there that are working with poor source files to begin with and then further compressing them which results in a crap product. A remix is not really at 320kbps if all the samples were at 160kbps and poorly mastered.

    Blogs can be great sources but just be mindful of how the track will sound on the dance floor.

    http://hypem.com/ is an awesome aggregator of blog postings.

  • http://www.myspace.com/djrodrigosm RodrigoSM.br

    And, of course, there’s always The Hype Machine > http://hypem.com

  • Anonymous

    http://www.last.fm is also a great site to search for related artists and music.

  • DiGiTaLFX

    So I’m interested… Isn’t just downloading music off blogs actually breaking copyright in the same way as torrenting them? I realise there are some blogs like rcrdlbl and xlr8r that get the artist’s permission etc but I’ve also come across a lot of blogs that seem to just be a user posting their favourite tracks. Do people actually buy music if they then want to use them or just play out the free tracks downloaded?

    Not trying to say I think it’s wrong. Just looking for a bit of clarification really.

  • http://download.djmebbe.com Richard

    “DJ Mebbe” is far the best within urban music on torrentsites..
    check download.djmebbe.com

    or search for “DJ Mebbe” on the piratebay torrent site.

  • etch

    excellent article as ever,

    loving skreemr

    just a quick heads up, pandora has become U.S. only,

    not that thats an issue if you read the proxy server article a while back!

  • Dutch

    Another quality article, perfectly timed. EAN has an incessant capability to deliver the goods! Big up to the DJTT crew for the assistance too!!

  • Phil France

    Love that Skreemr ,Thks

  • http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/member.php?u=10746 fusion

    Once again, your uncanny ability to post freakishly helpful articles at the perfect times is in action…

    Stop spying on my through my webcam now :P

    Hahaha, thanks for yet another awesome post, and thanks to those who contributed aswell!

  • http://www.djtechtools.com BentoSan

    Nice article :)

  • http://ifnotwhynot.me DJSDive

    I also compiled a custom blog aggregator based on a thread on the DJTT forums a while back:
    http://pipes.yahoo.com/digitaldj/music