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:

Celebration of Curation 2013: Tokyo

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 4 is devoted to Tokyo and the techno, house and hip-hop vibes that are fast becoming evocative of the Japanese capital’s signature sound. We are delighted to present you with some sensational mixes from Tokyo’s finest, provided by Tokyoites DJ Kentaro, WOMB TOKYO Magazine, DJCity Japan and Clubberia.

Observe the sound of Tokyo:

Celebration of Curation 2013: Paris

Celebration of Curation 2013 is our two week fiesta of collaborations with key Cloudcasters across ten different cities. At Mixcloud, we’re passionate about linking listeners with expert digital curators. To celebrate the power of curation, we’re teaming up with some of the biggest editorial voices around to showcase what their cities sound like.

Day 3 celebrates Paris, renowned for it’s expansive musical backdrop of electronic, indie and popular genres. Check out these sensational mixes from our French curation partners, including acclaimed Parisian magazines, Tsugi and Trax, and the Dance-centric MixMag.

Enjoy:

Producers Special

From J Dilla and Premier to Malcom McLaren and Giorgio Moroder, we’ve got a stack load of Cloudcasts that pay homage to many of music’s pioneering producers with mixes from reputable musicians and some from our own expert curators.  We’re bringing you some fine audio content to showcase some of the industry’s most recognised and original producers from the realms of hip hop, jazz, rock, electronic, funk and beyond.

GIORGIO MORODER

DAZED DIGITAL MIX: THE GIORGIO MORODER MASTERCLASS MIXED BY WRIGGLEY SCOTT

Giorgio Moroder’s productions have been sampled, referenced and remixed by the best beatmakers of the last 20 years (think Mobb Deep, J Dilla and DOOM to cite a few). Wriggly Scott takes us on a journey through the supreme musical compositions of one of the true greats of disco and electronic music.

PETE ROCK AND DJ PREMIER

Pete Rock VS Dj Premier

The two best Hip Hop producers ever? Pete Rock and DJ Premier represent the mainstays of 1990s East Coast Hip Hop and have both been massively influential to the genre. From Pete Rock’s work with CL Smooth and Biggie, to Premo’s formidable productions for the likes of Gangstarr and Jay-Z, their sounds have been stamped on some of the best hip hop tracks made. Vinyl Addict pits their wits here with a high-grade mix that showcases the wizardry of two incredible producers.

NILE RODGERS

Nile Rodgers – Mixed By DJ Superix

From his disco beginnings as co-founder of Chic, to his work with the likes of Aretha Frankiln, David Bowie and Madonna, and right through to his recent collaboration with Daft Punk, Nile Rogers has crossed many different musical paths in his career. Southern Hospitality serve up an hour and a half of disco-fused pop from one of the best producers ever.

PRINCE

Osunlade – Tribute to Prince

DJ Osunlade brings his fanatic Prince knowledge to the table and does a fine job of educating us through the sounds one of the most iconic musicians of our time. Funk-guitar riffs, soulful falsetto singing and micro-detailed song production, Prince’s music has transcended genre and generations.

DONALD BYRD

JBoogie – Vintage Diversity: A Tribute to Donald Byrd

From groundbreaking jazz rhythms and funky disco boogie edits, Donald Byrd pioneered soul and jazz genres and inspired a generation of hip hop producers sampling his sounds from the likes of J Dilla, Gangstarr and The Pharycyde. Enjoy this 80 minute mix from Brooklyn Radio’s J Boogie.

ROBERT GLASPER

100% Robert Glasper

A shining light of contemporary jazz, soul and R&B, Robert Glasper is a jazz pianist virtuoso with a natural affinity towards Hip Hop. Adam Kvasnica flicks through the soulful, melodic and expansive jazz stylings of the American.

BURIAL

All Burial Mix

With his dark underground soundscapes formed upon a unique blend of jungle, 2-step and UK garage, Burial has forged a distinguishable sound so recognisable to many. This mix takes us through the catalogue of one of the most definitive and talked about electronic producer’s of recent times.

J DILLA

A Tribute To J Dilla

Producer for the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes and Common, J Dilla has become one of the most lauded hip-hop producers of all time. Dilla’s dynamic and intricate productions have become a driving influence in modern hip hop. The Soul DoJo tributes a musical magician who left behind a timeless body of work which will be played and rediscovered for years to come.

THE NEPTUNES AND TIMBALAND

The Neptunes Vs Timbaland Mix

The Neptunes and Timbaland massively contributed the sounds of many notable hip hop and R&B artists in the late 90’s and 2000, dishing up genre-defying productions for a whole host of major artists. DJ Brain Child plays out their complementary cross-genre styles with a load of notable tracks from the likes of Aaliyah, Missy Elliot and NERD.

RICK RUBIN

Rick Rubin Mixtape

Rick Rubin has been a key figure behind the commercial rise of hip hop. Recognised for his signature rap/metal style Rubin’s productions span an impressive range of artists, from Kanye West and Jay-Z right through to Johnny Cash and Metallica.

KANYE WEST

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Even before his debut album Kanye West was making waves with productions for artists like Jay Z and Talib Kweli. Flawless soul samples and intricate production methods have seen Kanye become a major player in the game, and asides an impressive production range on his own material he’s also guest produced records for a variety of artists like Drake, DMX, Lupe Fiasco and Common. Audio 1 dishes up a selection of classic tracks from the most talked about rapper of our era.

FOUR TET

Perfect Four Tet

Kieran Hebdan aka Four Tet is one of those producers with a diverse and cinematic sound to his productions. His music fuses elements of hip hop, electronica, techno and jazz in the most deft of ways, exemplified excellently within this mix by DJ Rich Ears.

NIGEL GODRICH

The Big Medley: Radiohead

Nigel Godrich has been hailed as the ‘sixth member’ of Radiohead having produced everyone of their albums since OK Computer, not to mention producing Thom Yorke’s The Eraser and Yorke’s latest project Atoms For Piece. This mix gives a comprehensive run through of his production work of one of the UKs most coveted bands.

MALCOLM MCLAREN

Malcolm McLaren Tribute Mix

When it comes to music, Premier and Malcom McLaren are two artists you probably wouldn’t ever think to mention in the same breath. The former a Hip Hop legend, the latter a pioneering Punk aficionado. Collating some of McLaren’s career highlights with tracks from himself, the Sex Pistols and Bow Wow, Premo brings his Hip Hop flavour to show-off McLaren’s inspiring punk influence.

HIT-BOY

Digster presents: Produced by Hit-Boy

On a more contemporary tip comes Hit-Boy who’s been a real figurehead in Urban music over the past year or so, most notably for his work on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s smash hit “N****s In Paris,” which dominated charts and sets all over the globe. This 30 minute mix gives a nice insight into the work of a producer very much on the radar of many artists.