Since launching its private Beta for over a year ago, Swedish Revibe.fm have been having a bold ambition to become the number one streaming service for electronic music focusing mainly on the mainstream house and dance, but also including deep house, tech house, techno, dubstep and all the sub-genres. The platform has evolved a lot and now stands ready... Read more »
Let’s face it. Vinyl records are back with a massive bang, with vinyl worth €132M sold in 2012 and with 5,8 million vinyl albums projected to sell in 2013. That’s another increase of 28%. The chances are high that you have recently been thinking about starting a vinyl label to release your own or your friends music. A Vinyl release... Read more »
Shazam the track ID recognition app has been growing steadily over the last year, currently reaching 275 million users. The concept is simple – activate the smartphone app and it will record the music playing in background and quickly tell you the name of the track by matching the sound to the 25 million song database. Brilliant. Yesterday, Shazam... Read more »
Dj Skyjacker Definitions on Spotify: Today Spotify introduced an HTML 5 widget that allows anyone to embed a playlist, a track or an album into their website. Pressing the play button in the web widget triggers the playlist or a single song in the Spotify Desktop client. This means that artists will be able to embed their albums and EPs... Read more »
Ableton Live celebrates their new “share to soundcloud” feature by providing a free Soundcloud Pro with 36 hours of upload space to all the Ableton 8 users. The two Berlin based companies have more in common than you think. After all, the original Soundcloud seed finance included Christophe Maire and Peter Schuepbach – the founding fathers of Ableton. Go here to claim... Read more »
Good electronic music is finding it’s way to Spotify faster each and every day. Swedish, newly launched site Electrefy.me specializes in compiling quality playlists in Techno, House, Minimal, Electro and Dubstep. Compiling delicious playlist once a week, served together with selected Dj Sets by electronic tastemakers like Guy J, Pleasurekraft, Richie Hawtin, Özgur Can, Dirty South and many more. Don’t... Read more »
As Mr. Alex Skyjacker pointed out last week, Spotify have a relatively meager selection of house and techno music compared to other genres of music. Well, most house and techno labels must be considered minor, perhaps even indie. The larger ones, such as Bedrock, Renaissance etc. are there, but they’re few. Some larger labels, e.g. Warp Records, have chosen... Read more »
8 years after the release, new rumours flourish about Daft Punk having produced the entire Discovery (2001) album using a built-in Nintendo sampler. Julia Milan, Thomas Bangalter personal house maid during 1999 – 2003, claims that most of the so called studio time during the Discovery production was spent playing around with this sampling software for Nintendo-Ds. She further... Read more »
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A house music blog by Dj Skyjacker (aka Alex Esser) & Jesper Aubin. Guest posts by Martin Lind, Emilio Bernard, Armand Darius, Deejay Bacid, Bowyer Hawks, Therese Bengtsson & Björn Widmark. Since July 2008.