Where's the underground genres? Tech-house, minimal techno, dub techno, electro, etc...
6ft under would be a blessing though.
Tech-house as a term has been bastardised in the same way as 'trance' in the mid-90s. There's still some amazing stuff out there though, but you need to dig for it. Unfortunately I don't think the OP site is going to help if it purely filters tags on Soundcloud (if you're really unlucky you'll hear some of my tracks, ha!).
Some real tech-house classics:
Callisto - Resistance
Inner City – Ahnongay
The web and media is full of the kind of garbage streamed on this site. There's a real gap in the market in my opinion to nail the underground electronic music scene. Everything from leftfield electronica to techno.
Over the past 7 years or so I've seen the underground house and techno scene in London become so unbelievably huge. Which has just meant that opportunists jump in and create generic and bland versions of the music that I love.
Over the past 3-5 years its gone completely mainstream and the kind of garbage you hear in the charts is the same as from the OP. So it's not presenting me (personally) with anything.
I'm personally interested in a way to promote the better underground artists out there without having to hand pick each.
I don't have a solution for this unfortunately. I was hoping that the OP link would have been it. This is why I was disappointed. Because there are still lots of incredibly talented producers out there being totally buried by the torrent of sh*t that you hear these days purporting to be "house music" or "tech house" or "dubstep".
I didn't realise when I first posted that it was streamed from Soundcloud. So I understand what the "you've probably never heard of" bit was about now.
Personally, I was excited, then very quickly disappointed. I am always looking for some quality house to listen while working.
*nice deep house, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpopObJysQ4
I agree the genres are off. Will be working on improving them.
The core product can't be based on a misconception like this.
I like the project though. Real initiative here, but also great advice that must be heeded.
So I guess the next genres to be added are:
When listening to soundcloud I use this bookmark to turn off comments on the page:
Do you have any additional filters on your sources, or are you straight-up playing the streams as-is?
I'd suggest putting in min/max song lengths (to strip out the 2min previews of tracks that sometimes get posted). Although I think your sources are clean enough to handle that. You probably want a 15 min maximum to skip over mixes that sometimes get posted (or better yet, give a playlist for listening to continuous mixes)
If the soundcloud api provides favourites you could use that as an input as well.
You could pretty much create a simple version of last.fm by using a "similar artists search" and then mutiplexing the individual soundcloud pages for artists.
So you could have a "sounds like Skrillex", "sounds like High Rankin", "sounds like Knife Party" etc where all it does is randomly play tracks from similar artists.
The beta of the new SC interface doesnt do that anymore.
secondly, i think the devs are going to make a playlist style feature or something, along with a volume slider, so users can discover all this new music, save it to a playlist in a user-friendly environment with community aspects such as comments on tracks and the ability to share with simplicity ....
improving on old processes, why invent the wheel bro?
I've been hitting youtube for mixes, and you'd be pleasantly surprised at the quality. Goingquantum is very good.
Really annoying for those times when I've been playing soundcloud in the background with some other audio source in the foreground (like a video game, or even just mail notifications going beep)
We're so conditioned to look for the volume UI to be near the play button.
I understand you're sourcing the music from SoundCloud. Is it manually curated? Please share how you built this!
Care to share what it's built in, what your inspiration was, if it's open source/are you looking for help, etc? I'm curious if you curated the lists or if there's some AI on the back end.
Thanks for this site!
I also hope for an expansion of genres in the future
are sockpuppet accounts frowned upon around here?