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October 11, 2006 10:45 AM   Subscribe

WaxDJ.com - an excellent source for free downloads and streams of original electronic music mixes of all sorts, from seasoned pros to beginning bedroom amatuers, all told numbering in the hundreds or thousands. My current brand new favorite is the very diverse and well-versed Detriot/Chicago techno stylings of DJ Rubsilent. Recomended mix: Future Funk 23: (Direct MP3 link) (Streaming mp3 link) But don't let me divert you - search for your favorite local DJ or browse for new ones.
posted by loquacious (19 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
WaxDJ also offers free MP3 hosting and streaming with basic accounts for DJs and original artists. (up to 100m free, unlimited streams/downloads)

I'm a member and I post a new mix every month or two. (I've decided I won't link my profile, 'cause it's probably technically kinda against the TOS regarding artificially inflating your traffic counts gregariously. Email me if you want it.)
posted by loquacious at 10:52 AM on October 11, 2006


wow. cool. thanks.
posted by milarepa at 10:52 AM on October 11, 2006


Better or worse than mpiii.com?
posted by mkb at 11:16 AM on October 11, 2006


My favorite is still Digitally Imported.
posted by empath at 11:22 AM on October 11, 2006


mkb: I wasn't familiar with mpiii.com and I'm not sure what qualifications you're looking for, but at first glance I'd say "better" just for the distinct lack of emoticons and a chatterbox.

Also, how's it going? Long time, etc.
posted by loquacious at 11:23 AM on October 11, 2006


It's cool that it lets you upload your own mixes, though.. a site like that is long over due.
posted by empath at 11:23 AM on October 11, 2006


Hey, cool, my friend's site on the blue!

This site is run by a DJ for DJs, and it's been around for a little while now. He's a really good guy.
posted by flaterik at 11:27 AM on October 11, 2006


Is there any way to find DJs playing certain genres?
posted by Bugbread at 12:30 PM on October 11, 2006


mpiii.com is another dj mix sharing site. You have upload quotas and stuff to enforce sharing. The interface is pretty unfriendly, though. It seemed pretty 313 and techno specific for a while but crappy trance has crept in.
posted by mkb at 12:36 PM on October 11, 2006


are you sure there are "seasoned pros" on that website? I have never heard of any of them.
posted by dydecker at 12:38 PM on October 11, 2006


That Rubsilent mix is nice. *slides down into bleeps and beats as if they were a bubblebath*
posted by everichon at 12:42 PM on October 11, 2006


Cool. Thanks, loq.
posted by sveskemus at 1:13 PM on October 11, 2006


Too bad most of them don't have a playlist. I can not listen to DJ mixes without a playlist because it would drive me mad to hear a good track and not know the artist/title.
posted by Herr Fahrstuhl at 1:45 PM on October 11, 2006


loquacious is wonderful, by the way. a most excellent aid if you're ever in the mood for crashing a wal-mart.
posted by panoptican at 2:03 PM on October 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


"I can not listen to DJ mixes without a playlist because it would drive me mad to hear a good track and not know the artist/title."

You can send the djs on the site messages; why not just ask?

I know back when I actually gave out mixes I was quite happy to find a track name if someone emailed me and asked "hey, what's the track at x time in y mix?"
posted by flaterik at 2:24 PM on October 11, 2006


"I can not listen to DJ mixes without a playlist because it would drive me mad to hear a good track and not know the artist/title."

Yeah, more DJs should at least publish plaintext or XML playlists alongside their mixes (there's an option for it on waxdj) but sometimes when you're deep in an intense set you just don't remember or have time to index the mix. When I used to have a whole lot more records it could be really daunting to track down less familiar tracks, white labels and b-sides and whatnot after the fact. (Now since I've been a software DJ for a few years exporting playlists is easy.)

Regardless, I'm glad waxdj encourages the single-big-ass-file approach to DJ sets. Not all MP3 players have gapless playback, and differing filenaming and ID3/ID4 tags make sorting and managing mixes a pain.
posted by loquacious at 2:35 PM on October 11, 2006


for all you junglists -- dnb-sets
posted by blam at 9:31 PM on October 11, 2006


"this post sucks!" said the leech.
posted by carsonb at 12:19 AM on October 12, 2006


Shush, you. Your bits are coming. Over and over again.
posted by loquacious at 2:59 AM on October 12, 2006


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