Early Christmas presents from Standard Hotels: DJ sets from Blond:Ish, Clarian, and Seth Troxler

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Good news: Christmas came early this year! And we got you sounds: Standard Sounds, that is.

This past September, Standard Sounds & Emporio Armani Sounds teamed up on a special series of events at The Standard, High Line that brought together renowned talents and created magical musical conversations on the roof at Le Bain. The results were equal parts inspiring and ecstatic.

And now, you can hear what we heard: Blond-ish, Clarian, and Seth Troxler’s sets are streaming now, exclusively on their Mixcloud channel. Enjoy.

SETH TROXLER - Standard Sounds X EA Sounds Vol. 3 by The Standard on Mixcloud

CLARIAN Live - Standard Sounds X EA Sounds Vol. 3 by The Standard on Mixcloud

BLOND:ISH - Standard Sounds X EA Sounds Vol. 2 by The Standard on Mixcloud

DJ Sneak’s “I’m A House Gangster” Showcase Returns to The BPM Festival 2015

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The BPM Festival is proud to present the newest instalment of its official podcast series featuring DJ Sneak’s “I’M A HOUSE GANGSTER LIVE,” showcasing three hours of his signature underground house.

DJ Sneak returns to The BPM Festival 2015 with his “I’m A House Gangster” showcase featuring DJ Heather, Doc Martin, Jesse Perez, Josh Wink, Mark Farina and Paolo Rocco at Mamita’s Beach Club on January 11, 2015. Tickets are available while supplies last at TheBPMFestival.com.

The BPM Festival Podcast 25 – DJ Sneak – BPM Exclusive Mix by The Bpm Festival on Mixcloud


 

One of house music’s true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep house music alive. Self-proclaimed House Gangster, Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden. His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionized and redefined house music for well over 15 years.

Having begun his DJ’ing career in 1983, Sneak continues to be at the top of his game: non-stop beat bumpin’ sets are a one of a kind experience in the electronic music circuit, and a barrage of top quality releases over the last 20 years have culminated and just keep on coming. Meanwhile, “House Gangster” is a concept that was inspired from a hotline that in turn created a motive to inspire and increase followers specifically to house music, with “gangster” used in referenced to those who have that undying commitment and passion for house music, bottom line.

The BPM Festival: I’m A House Gangster
Sunday, January 11, 2015
DJ Sneak
DJ Heather
Doc Martin
Jesse Perez
Josh Wink
Mark Farina
Paolo Rocco
 
Mamita’s Beach Club
28th Street & The Beach
12pm-8pm
Tickets available at thebpmfestival.com
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5 Years of Mixcloud

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We’d like to take a moment and thank all of you without whom we wouldn’t be here: our small team hard at work every day and the incredible community that makes Mixcloud a family and a place for good music.

To celebrate, we put together this short timeline to showcase some of the most important moments since our launch:

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As of now:

  • Over six million shows have now been uploaded by a 650,000 strong community of DJs, radio presenters and curators.
  • A record 200,000 were uploaded in the last month alone, and with each averaging 45 minutes
  • Nearly four hours of content is being added every minute to our massive catalogue of radio shows and DJ sets

It’s been an incredible 5 years, and we’re looking forward to the next 5!

#5YearsofMixcloud

Mixcloud Tips #5: Social Media Connections

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Now that you have an active profile on Mixcloud it’s time to think about ways to grow it further, and reach more listeners outside of the Mixcloud community. The easiest way to do this is by connecting your Mixcloud profile with other social platforms that you are actively updating.

And here’s a secret: social media integration will help get you more listeners. How? Read on…

There are various platforms you can connect. Firstly, go to your Settings page in the Connections tab: http://www.mixcloud.com/settings/connections/

Here’s a list of connections you can create and why they help:

Facebook

There are 3 ways you can connect your Facebook profile:

  1. Facebook Profile Sharing – this setting will share your listening history with your friends on Facebook
  2. Facebook Fan Page Connect – connect your Facebook page(s) to your Mixcloud profile for your uploads to post automatically.
  3. Facebook Fan Page Tabs – this allows your fans to find your Mixcloud profile, follow it and listen to your content straight from your Facebook page. More info here.

Twitter & Tumblr

Twitter is a really powerful tool for driving more listeners. When your Twitter account is connected and your fans listen, favorite or share your uploads – you will get ‘@ mentioned’ in their Tweets (linking back to your Twitter profile).

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As you can see, you’re in control of what type of Mixcloud activity will be posted on Twitter or Tumblr. The first one is really useful if you don’t want to bother writing up a new tweet or Tumblr post every time you upload.

Google+, Last.fm and Soundcloud

If you connect these platforms we will automatically display their outbound links on your Mixcloud profile. This means that your fans can now easily find your other profiles and start engaging with you outside of Mixcloud as well:

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30 Minutes of Bass Education

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Dubstep, in all its permutations, is a very special sound.

Having grown from the depths of Croydon in South London to the mainstream stadiums of America (and Glastonbury , it is also a truly global sound. It has many names, many supporters and many haters – but whatever your opinion, there’s no denying it’s evolved since the early days far beyond what any of the founding fathers could or would have dreamed of.

In their continued efforts to support dubstep (in almost all of its forms) FatKidOnFire partnered with a new initiative created by Dutch producer/ DJ Dubbacle to bring you an education in the sound we all know and love.

The suitably titled “30 minutes of Bass Education” mixes and write ups document producers we feel are responsible, in some way or other, for making the genre what it is today. You will always lose out in a half hour mix but, in our opinion, these mixes should serve as an inspiration to re-visit or re/discover the artists’ music yourself – rather than us giving you an end-to-end education in one go.

The 30 Minutes of Bass Education mixes, and the features that accompany them, will drop every two weeks until we run out of producers we think should be featured (which, by the current count, is some point early 2016). Enjoy!

Mixcloud now available for iPad

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We are pleased to announce you can now get the Mixcloud app for iPad.

We know you’ve all been waiting for it so go ahead and download it from the App Store for free here.

Get the same slick listening experience on all your mobile devices, both Android and iOS, and join the largest community of DJs, radio presenters and podcasters.

Got feedback? Visit our support page and let us know what you think.