As SoundCloud doubters share the news of the streaming application’s recent report of nearly $60 in losses in 2014, others support the beleaguered music site’s relevancy in the market. Music services abound in 2016, but SoundCloud is still a heavy hitter in the electronic music landscape; however, any smart music listener knows not to put all their bangers in one basket. Dance music listeners often diversify their audio investments across platforms such as Mixcloud, iTunes Radio and physical vinyl (the latter of which they’ll most likely have strong opinions on – opinions they may even want to share with you ad nauseum).
But who could forget Spotify? The service that allows for radio, playlists, social sharing, and probably more features hidden in its software update notes. Various labels and artists have started sharing playlists for their fans, and here are three goodies for fans of electronic music.
While Toolroom may be known as a house head’s haven, these weekly playlists offer an expansive selection of dance floor heaters. Of course, there’s no shortage of featured content from Sir Mark Knight himself – but who would want to live in that world, anyway?
Hot Since 82 – Weekly Favourites!
Although “weekly” may be false advertising (*cough* Daley *cough*), this playlist has brought some greats back to the top of my own playlists, such as “Them 3 Words” by Death On The Balcony, “Singing – Dixon Dub” by Agoria, Scalde and “Savage” by Pig & Dan
They promise “10 new tunes from across the board each and every day,” and they mean it! This playlist is short, sweet and varied; in the same day you’ll get a sampling of Recondite, Brett Johnson and Chris Isaak, which may come as a breath of fresh air to those of us who can easily get stuck in an hours-long SoundCloud hole.