In this article we provide some useful tips on how to maintain a top rate music library and stay at the top of your game. Read on as we outline 7 great sites for sourcing quality dance music.
Although iTunes’ strength lies in its vast catalogue, one of its weaknesses is the substandard classification of dance music. Fortunately, though, there is a huge array of music blogs and sites dedicated to separating the wheat from the chaff. Here are seven such sites:
EARMILK is an online-based music publication from North America. Its motto of “All Milk. No Duds,” is a clever bit of wordplay that sums it up to a tee. It also professes to “straddle the line between underground and mainstream,” covering such genres as hip hop, EDM, an Indie.
The Australian-based inthemix is more than just a repository for quality dance music, although it does cover a lot of what’s hot right now. Instead, its main focus lies more in covering show line-ups, Australian artists (as well as international), and has some great lists for your perusal. It’s a good place to go if you want to stay in the loop for local trends.
3. This Song Is Sick
This Song Is Sick has a readership of millions, and it’s no surprise—the site is filled to the brim with premieres, mixtapes, albums, contests, and more. One of the things that sets this site apart from others is its industry connections, as the site works with musicians and labels to secure the hottest new jams.
One of the really nice things about this site is its minimalist interface and ease of use. It has a “viral tracks” section to see what’s blowing up right now, and the site often has several updates a day, meaning you can rely on EDMTunes to fill you in on the latest tracks. Better yet, the site is full of free downloads, which may help you pad out your playlist before the weekend.
5. Fist In The Air
The Fist In The Air site might look plain, but it comprehensively covers a multitude of genres, including hip hop and rap, EDM, pop, trap, and more. If you’re looking for a shotgun approach to acquiring new music, this site will have you sorted.
6. Dancing Astronaut
Another site with its finger on the pulse, Dancing Astronaut will keep you posted on new releases, trending tracks, music news, and will direct you to some great free downloads. The site is modern and easy to navigate, and, like inthemix, reflects on the past as well as the present.
VIBE hit the jackpot with such a short and memorable domain name, and thankfully they are putting it to good use with a visually appealing site that’s jammed full of goodies. The site has new releases, including premieres, and also has album reviews. As well as focusing extensively on music, VIBE covers fashion, sport, movies, and TV.