I like listening to music, particularly DJ sets, and download lots of stuff. However, there's so much music out there on the internet that it's nice to get recommendations of stuff to save you sifting through all the crap (or missing out on stuff). So I'm thinking those of us who want to can post up links to music they recommend listening to (and those of us who are lucky enough to get to wear headphones at work can reap the benefits ), and we can all have a nice little chat about the stuff that is posted
Some rules/recommendations may be helpful:
- Keep it legal - I would class DJ sets as legal if they are recorded and posted up, or made available as podcasts, but not if they are rips of commercial CDs. Pretty important this - don't want people getting in trouble at work for downloading dodgy stuff, or for the forum to get in trouble for linking to dodgy stuff.
- Post anything - individual songs, albums, DJ sets, live PA's, podcasts...
- Post either streaming or downloadable stuff (preferably direct links, but Rapidshare etc. isn't too bad).
- Try and keep the quality high - both in terms of the stuff being good (obviously that's a matter of opinion though!), and the sound quality - to be technical about it, I'd aim for a bitrate of 96kbps or better, and no horrible live rips from someone with a microphone in the crowd, or crap quality songs uploaded to Youtube!
- If it's not obvious, it might be worth writing a bit about what you've posted and why it's good, or at least what genre it is.
Some ideas for finding stuff:
- mpiii.com and ump3.de are very good for finding downloadable DJ sets
- mixriot.com , play.fm and soundcloud.com are good for finding streaming DJ sets (play.fm and soundcloud.com have really cool interfaces too, worth checking out)
- fairtilizer.com , imeem.com and deezer.com can be quite good for finding legal streaming songs/albums
- spotify.com is good for streaming, particularly more commercial/major label stuff.. to paste a link from Spotify, right click the song and choose "Copy HTTP Link", then paste it here
Hopefully we'll all get to hear some cool stuff
Last edited by tdmusic on Fri May 01, 2009 3:35 am; edited 1 time in total