I've compiled a short list of well respected DJs in case you want to use this site to explore other big names in this type of music beyond the usual suspects (Deadmau5.) There are many, many more and this is just a sampling of different sounds from the most recent mixes only.
Above & Beyond,
Flux Pavilion (dubstep),
Also Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, John Digweed, and Carl Cox were all in their prime during those days.
Sasha, Oakenfold, and Ferry Corsten around the 1999 - 2002 timeframe were my soundtrack. Some really great anthems from those days!
After that it was Tiesto and Van Buuren.
Nu NRG is also good.
For those like me who want to listen to a particular Essential Mix from 1993 till mid 2011, someone has uploaded 910 Essential Mix episodes into a Soundcloud Folder which can be found at http://soundcloud.com/das-boy/sets/essential-mix/. There are some real gems in here and it's pretty much a permanent tab for me.
Remind me of the days when I used to work on Mugasha. My main problem was that it was a pain for me to find good stuff to listen to while listening.
Check out bunch of old essential mixes on there.
So I built Mugasha and solved that problem. You can listen to a ton of essential mixes on there and other sets. Including track lists and scrubbing ahead.
What's really sad is that I don't work on Mugasha anymore and I have the exact same problem again.
- I cant easily listen to new DJ sets like I used to.
- I have to resort to listening to Itunes podcasts again and have NO idea what I am listening (track list problem)
- Maybe I can find a new owner for Mugasha so I don't have these problems anymore.
Cracking good work! This looks incredibly polished for a side project; are you planning on building it up?
Feedback-wise, you might want to look into more flexible search for non-standard letters. Concrete example, "Tiesto" returns no results, but "Tiësto" returns seven. I have a feeling most people are not going to take the effort to find an umlauted e and will just assume you don't have any of his mixes.
This is way beyond essential mixes . . . I haven't come across one good dj mix sharing website out there.
Linking to already hosted content is 100% the way to go.
Please keep it going.
Dislike: There’s no sign up, only a Login with Facebook button (which is annoying personally because I don’t like logging in with Facebook http://screencast.com/t/hsKqMkyuR.)
There’s a bunch of white space to the right hand side of the page (http://screencast.com/t/2swhK5EPb2i), which makes the page unsymmetrical and doesn’t feel right.
I don’t like how most of the things on the page don’t have any description beyond an icon. I know most frequent internet users can probably figure it out, but it still requires me to think for a second to make the associations (http://screencast.com/t/6E2ydk3kh) and some older users and perhaps not as savvy internet users may not understand it at all (albeit the site might not be aimed towards them.)
I know this site is for people who like Essential Mixes, but I have no idea what a collection, Essential Mix collection or FACT collection is. Adding a description could add an unnecessary element while removing a confusing aspect, so its up to you to make the choice. I think a description can be made (without hurting user experience) by adding a disposable box next to the collections briefly explaining what they are.
Some specific aspects of the design I don't like (misalignment, pixels off center, etc.): http://screencast.com/t/1Tg9Fo75xo3
Hope you don't take my thoughts negatively, just trying to help. Overall I like the site, its is simple and has no truly unnecessary elements, that’s good. Also, I like this touch http://screencast.com/t/oWFv5kkU2), adds to the user experience. And I like how easy it is to play songs (just click and it starts playing http://screencast.com/t/MwkkU8musZ).
For example, a few results down on: http://track-list.com/page/2/?s=deadmau5 will give the track-list for item #3 in your list.
First impression feedback: while quickly looking at a bunch of the Essential Mixes, many of them don't have the location where it took place. Personally, I've mentally sorted a lot of these by location && artist, so might find it hard to find something specific I'm looking for.
Also: ability to seek would be nice, these are single tracks that are an hour or two long... not like you can just skip to the next song :)
Is there any way to skip through the selected mix?
mr scruff http://mxtr.fm/KBmUTW
Essential Mix with Audio Bullys http://mxtr.fm/IDmIIU
the goa mix ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_Mix ) http://mxtr.fm/K4Yian
some other good sites to download dj mixes are http://www.livesets.us/ and http://themixingbowl.org/ both great.
Well done, dude!
has a massive collection going back many years available in FLAC too.
Any chance you could integrate track listings (perhaps with the start/end times within the mix so you can identify the active song?)
Couple of things:
- It would be nice to be able to skip to an arbitrary part of the mix.
- Sound didn't work for me until I reloaded the page.
| Sound didn't work for me until I reloaded the page.
Looking into this right now.
Thanks for the feedback:)
That said... awesome! Already sharing stuff on my Facebook :)
One other thing.. the pause || & |> is misaligned (Windows Chrome) in the circle (it sits a little bottom-left rather than central)
Other than that, great work :)
You might like the "mix youtube music videos" website I made. You can load any youtube user's video playlists as "crates" and then mix from track to track:
You'll like if you're into Skrillex, Kill the Noise, Nero, Zedd, Swedish House Mafia, etc...
I can't thank you enough! Props to helping people discover Essential Mixes.
I highly recommend http://core.thomaslaupstad.com/
The owner has been diligently putting out downloads of Essential Mixes and other top UK radio shows of the genre as soon as they come out.
The best one (~2010) used really simple code to store the files and my bud managed to auto-download the whole library, even after the site was "shut down".
One thing I'd like to request would be the ability to skip around the mixes. I was 45 minutes into the Above and Beyond Mix and I accidentally clicked on another mix, losing my place.
Otherwise, everything seems to work great!
soundManager.createSound(): Audio support is not available.
Edit: Reloaded and it seems to be working now. YES.
shameless self promotion of my music site: http://trance-mixes.com
I've been listening to EMs since 1999 - Oakey's world tour. Looking forward to whatever you're building.
Would be awesome to see more BBC radio shows added in the future.
Is it just a glow effect?