Downloading tunes this days is like a kid being in a sweety store. So much choice – so much selection but sometimes we can suffer from paralysis by analysis.
On top of those sites, we also have the music streaming sites, like Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes and Soundcloud. From memory, you can now even source your tunes on Soundcloud then hit the link to Beatport to actully buy it.
As we progress and the internet music world matures even further I think you will see more of this joined up approach, similar to how you see people buying clothing items on Instagram directly.
In this post we look at some of the key players in the house music download space. If we’ve missed any of the key players let us know in comments.
1 – Traxsource
Traxsource are a huge player in the dance music market place. They’ve been around for years and offer all the latest tunes ranging from chill out genre’s to hard dance and jackin house somewhere in between. They have a neat feature where any user can make their own charts. Here is a link to the charts we’ve made here at Playlist Dj’s in the past.
2 – Beatport
Everything they do at Beatport begins with the love of electronic music. Since being founded in 2004, the mission has remained the same: Serve the unique needs of the community with world-class products and services that inspire and connect the landscape of creators, DJs, and fans. Through this commitment, their goal is to constantly drive innovation and inspiration, helping to lead and define the progression of dance music culture.
Today, Beatport remains the recognized industry leader for the DJ community with a global footprint of over 36M unique users, 465K DJ customers, 11M curated tracks supplied from 75K label partnerships.
That is such a huge, awesome following that they’ve accrued. It’s an essential site to follow if you’re a deep house music fan. Get involved.
3 – Juno
In internet years, Juno have been around a long time. I remember browsing their tunes when I was 20, which was actually 20 years ago. I tried DJing for 6 months but didn’t have the patience to listen to a full tune to the end. So writing in this blog is the next best thing.
According to Juno’s About Us page, they have the following:
Who we are
Juno Records is the world’s largest dance music and equipment store. Based in London, UK, our web site was launched in March 1996, and since then we have built a reputation as the most comprehensive source for new and back catalogue dance music, DJ and studio equipment. We now offer over 500 new releases each week, and have more than 45,000 titles in stock.What we do
Our aim is to provide the best service, delivery times and customer support on the net. All orders received before 5pm are dispatched the same day, and are fully insured against loss or damage. Our customer service telephone lines are open 10am – 6pm Monday – Saturday, and outside working hours we guarantee a 24 hour e-mail response to customer enquiries made via our web site. Since opening, our reputation has grown by word of mouth – we have had orders from over one million customers in 156 countries, and 90% of our customers order again.
If my memory serves me correctly they really do have some hidden gems in here, so if you’ve been struggling to find a track from the past check them out. Also, it’s more than worth mentioning that they have not only tunes, but tech and music equipment, ideal for DJ’s. Everything all under one house music roof!
4 – Others
We should also drop a quick mention in for The Defected Music Store and Global Groove. It’s quite surprising how little outlets there are but with that said, you are still spoiled for choice given the volume around.
This blog was written by Gary Farmer of Gary Farms Social. I’d love it if you could follow us on Instagram where we share the deep house to oldskool tracks, playlists, mixes and videos on a daily basis. Drop in and say hello. #playlistDJs