Some of the world’s best-known editorials run their own Mixcloud stations, where you can discover and listen to fresh music from new and renowned DJs, by some of the best editorial voices of our day.
Here’s a round up of our top-ten stations featuring some of the best music on Mixcloud.
What started as a streetstyle fashion blog in 2005 has developed into one of the most popular lifestyle blogs on the web. The Highsnobiety brand sits almost perfectly on the cusp of everything cool, and their Mixcloud station is no different. In their Mixtape # series, you’ll find plenty of experimental musical excellence, that you’ll quickly want to add to your favourites.
Part of The Guardian’s growth strategy has been always to embrace the digital age, and as it expanded into territories such as America and Australia, they also branched out into music. As part of its online guides to some of the world’s most exciting cities, The Guardian asked music experts to create a mixtape from the cities where they live – from Caribbean beats to Berlin soul to Bristol bass – it’s thrown up some fantastic mixes.
Dazed are as they state the “youth and pop culture provocateurs since 1991”. Along with their quality online and magazine editorials, their Mixcloud station provides listeners with lots of new electronic beats, hip hop, soul, all mixed with world renowned artists and DJs.
This publication creates some of the best articles about music you’ll find on the web, and it’s well in-step with the digital age. The New Yorker hailed the company as “music website of the year”, which is quite an accolade. Fact Mag’s Mixcloud station reflects well its editorial position; music that’s worth shouting about, mixed with vision and style.
This is a website that true DJs just cannot ignore. With its industry contacts and insider knowledge, its not surprising that XLR8R throws up plenty of stellar content that makes choosing a weekend playlist a much, much easier task, more like a pleasure. Mixes from Basement Jaxx, Danny Daze, and Diva can be found on its Mixcloud station, and you’ll no doubt add more than one mix to your playlist.
Anything Vice News has a hand in is difficult to ignore, and as part of its impressive editorial empire is their music editorial wing Thump. Its Mixcloud station brings a compilation of smooth beats, old school hip hop, funk, house, and the best of every genre, mixed by top DJs for keen listeners that value true quality and style.
With an editorial position that champions emerging musical talent, together with the lifestyle and culture that surrounds it, The Fader is a go-to page for any true music fan, that wants to be keep in-the-loop of this brand’s slick Mixcloud station.
Freunde-von-Freunden is the epitome of aspirational lifestyle. It’s editorial presentations of peoples’ lives in interview style make for fascinating reading, and through their Mixcloud station you can hear bespoke mixes from their friends and acquaintances within their circle.
Hunger is the brainchild of publisher and superstar photographer Rankin, the man who launched Dazed and Confused almost 25 years ago. Just like the tag carried through Hunger’s biannual editions, it brings a mix of ‘uncompromised self-expression, innovation and discovery’ – and its station on Mixcloud is no different. It’s an eclectic mix of funky beats, smooth soul, hip hop, dance, and all other thinkable genres.
The Sun Clubz
Uk’s The Sun newspaper is not only known for its controversial topless Page 3 models, it also runs a brilliant station on Mixcloud called Clubz, which showcases some of the best underground electronic music, and a vibrant mixture of features and interviews. It’s a perfect station to help you create playlists for a weekend of partying to the sounds of top DJs.