Digital DJ Tips on uploading DJ mixes

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The team over at Digital DJ Tips have always impressed us with their knowledge and understanding of the DJ landscape. They recently wrote an informative post about uploading DJ mixes and radio shows/Podcasts to the Internet and the challenges with some platforms due to copyright and take downs.

Their conclusion is a pretty clear, 100% recommendation to use Mixcloud for DJ/radio content since our platform is built with this audience in mind:

“As ever, we recommend services like Mixcloud. Mixcloud may look similar, but it operates on a different type of licence. One of the stipulations of Mixcloud’s licence is that mixes on the service aren’t downloadable”

“Me? It has to be Mixcloud – worry removed from your shoulders and your mixes safely available on a smart, stable platform.”

So if you’re looking for a trusted place to upload DJ mixes and music radio shows to the web, you know where to come!

The Next Queen Of Hip-Hop Competition

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Calling all Hip Hop lady DJs! We’re running a new competition with The Doctor’s Orders, Ace Hotel and MDMflow to uncover the best new female Hip-Hop DJ in the UK.

For full completion details check out The Doctor’s Orders’ wesbite


Prizes

  • Opening set at The Doctor’s Orders – Queens of Hip-Hop @ The Book Club on Saturday 2nd August
  • Guest list for 10 friends
  • 2 nights stay at Ace Hotel Shoreditch
  • Free lipstick named after you by MDMflow

How to enter

  • Be a lady!
  • Record a Hip-Hop mix of 20 mins or more
  • Upload it to Mixcloud using our artwork
  • Title the mix “The Doctor’s Orders – Queens of Hip-Hop’
  • Get at least 100+ Mixcloud listens for mix
  • Follow The Doctor’s Orders on Mixcloud
  • Share their mix tagging @TheDocsOrders on Twitter or @ The Doctor’s Orders on Facebook

Judging

The Winner will be chosen by:

  • Spin Doctor
  • Sarah Love
  • Former DMC Champion Mr Thing.

Deadline

All entries must be posted by 1st July 2014 with winner selected on Wednesday 4th June 2014.

Mixcloud partners with DJ City

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We are happy to announce that we’ve partnered with DJ City and they are now using us as their primary streaming service.

Established in 2000, DJ city is the world’s leading subscription-based digital record pool for DJs – delivering new music to thousands of members every day. By focusing exclusively on selecting the most relevant music, DJ city has positioned itself as the most trusted and respected site where DJs discover new music including mixshow and club-ready versions. Membership is limited to professional DJs, and many subscribers are influential hosts, MDs and PDs in the nation’s top markets.


DJ city is also a leading source for DJ and producer culture delivering exclusive performances, interviews, behind the scenes, tutorials and more to fans around the world. Check out their website.

Straight from the play box..

In the spirit of Mixcloud community, we wanted to position the looking glass over Kieran Lockyear and his project ‘Straight from the play box’, which has brought together DJs from all over the world to create a virtual festival of vinyl 45s shared from their own collections.

There are alot of great djs and collectors world wide who have some very rare (original) Soul/Funk 45s in there collection that you cant hear unless you happen to go to an event… so I asked a couple of djs if they would send me a mix of just ten 45s from there play box and they were kind enough to oblige, so I asked a few more, were at 60+ now and still more to come” Kieran.

The series has gained notoriety across the world as more and more DJs get involved and is quite possibly one of the best selections of soul & funk vinyls on the net today.

Acky Buchan - Straight From The Play Box by Kieran Lockyear on Mixcloud

To listen to the full collection on Mixcloud, click here.

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Celebration of Curation 2013: North America

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Celebration of Curation 2013 is our two week fiesta of collaborations with key Cloudcasters across ten different cities. This year, we’re teaming up with some of the biggest and brightest editorial voices around to celebrate the power of curation, and to showcase what their cities sound like.

Day 8 is devoted to North America. The Americas (USA & Canada) release a heap of great music that we simply could not ignore so we asked some of our lovely curators on the site to bring you a selection of what’s blasting their speakers right now. Enjoy exclusive mixes of Monty Luke presented by Discogs, Matthew Dear, Lexis, Peanut Butter Wolf and Kevin Saunderson.

Listen to the sound of North America:

Celebration of Curation 2013: Bristol

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Celebration of Curation 2013 is our two week fiesta of collaborations with key Cloudcasters across ten different cities. This year, we’re teaming up with some of the biggest and brightest editorial voices around to celebrate the power of curation, and to showcase what their cities sound like.

Day 6 is devoted to Bristol.Bristol’s long been in the vanguard of UK bass, and one of it’s key proponents right now is TS2W, half of A.Quake and resident at STB, The Blast & Jittabug . We are delighted to present you with some sensational mixes from Waifs & Strays, Jittabug and Sam Binga.

Listen to the sound of Bristol:

Celebration of Curation 2013: New York

stretch and bobbitoCelebration of Curation 2013 is our two week fiesta of collaborations with key Cloudcasters across ten different cities. This year, we’re teaming up with some of the biggest and brightest editorial voices around to celebrate the power of curation, and to showcase what their cities sound like.

Day seven is devoted to New York and the techno, house and hip-hop vibes that are fast becoming evocative of the American metropolis.. We are delighted to present you with some sensational mixes from Stretch & Bobbito, Beats in Space, Potholes In My Blog, Curses + lots more.

Observe the sound of New York: