Where to Find Music
DJs always need more music. Whether you’re trying to keep up to date with new trends, filling gaps in your collection or maybe you’ve just installed Serato and need tracks to start mixing with.
Whatever the reason: this is the information you need to put your best foot forward at obtaining your dream collection.
Streaming Integration with Serato DJ
Of all the ways to find music to DJ with, this is by far the easiest.
Serato DJ is integrated with both TIDAL and Soundcloud, providing access to millions of songs with the click of a few buttons.
You’ll need a premium account on either platform, after which you simply log into and favourite songs you want to mix with. These songs will show up in the Crate section of your Serato, and you’ll be able to load it into the deck.
Soundcloud offers millions of songs ready to stream in high-quality, at 256kbps AAC
TIDAL offers two tiers of membership – HIFI which allows the option to use lossless FLAC files or AAC files in 320Kbps or 256Kbps, or Premium which gives you access to the AAC files.
Not only does this grant you access to any song in high quality, but it’s great for finding songs on the fly. You won’t have to go through any download process – it’ll be right there. Ideal for fielding requests from the dance floor.
Record pools are the preferred option for working DJs as they often supply a regularly updated database of music stretching over many genres. The subscription-based payment system allows you to load up your library at a fraction of the cost, compared to purchasing tracks individually.
For a more in-depth review of the record pools listed below visit DJTechtool’s article.
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With monthly charts of the most downloaded songs and trending tracks picked by DJs in the know, DJCity is a great hub for staying connected to what’s cool and in. While DJCity has a heavy American Hip Hop influence, you will also get access to DJCity UK giving you a resource for UK House, Garage and Grime.
BPM Supreme will suit DJs that play any form of popular music. With a catalog spanning over a wide variety of genres and musical eras, Wedding/Party/Club/Video DJs should find this site to be a great resource.
Club Killers supplies a wide array of popular music with a heavy focus on EDM. The pool is stacked with exclusive remixes, bootlegs and DJ friendly edits all supplied by their team of professional touring DJs.
My MP3 Pool Online
Hundreds of professional DJ’s use MyMP3Pool Digital Record Pool to find and download the hottest tracks for use in radio, clubs, mobile gigs and live performances.
Direct Music Service
DMS offers a great variety of DJ-friendly music. From re-drummed old classics for weddings to edits of current dance music for clubs. Their nice genre colour coded website makes loading up your crates with specific styles of music really convenient.
A haven for Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, RnB. All of the tracks are edited and ready to DJ with and as it’s run by the Beat Junkies you’ll also find a whole collection of scratch tools and battle breaks.
XtendaMix is the #1 source for Music Videos. With over half a million videos on their website ranging from the 1940’s all the way to today’s newest releases, there isn’t much you can’t find. They provide Radio Edits, Extended Edits (Intro/Outro), Remixes, Re-Dums, Clean Edits, Dirty Edits & much more. All videos are DJ-Friendly with complete ID3 tags, and edited with high quality audio (FLAC/WAV). Even if you don’t play video events, you can use the video files as audio files and have the option to switch later. We teamed up with them to provide all new and existing Serato Video users with 40 FREE Music Videos of their choice. Simply register and follow the instructions to get your coupon code for Free video content.
Digital Music Pool
A very detailed site offering you in-depth search functionality and access to current and archived charts. The site offers a good selection of popular genres, which are displayed in a practical layout to browse through. Each upload has quick download links for each available downloadable version of the track, as well as displaying the BPM and Key info.
A great source for current hits of all genres with audio and video options. The Promo Only App comes with a powerful set of preference options allowing you to fully customise the music that appears on your feed and the format you download in.
A complete source for HD music videos and all the tools a Video DJ would need. All files are pre-analyzed/tagged for Serato. Highly recommend visiting SmashVision if you’re predominately playing video sets.
Late Night Record Pool
Well over 10,000 tracks, the Hip Hop and EDM crates are very deep with a variety of other genres. The site is sorted into nice, neat categories making it easy to find what you’re after, while the zip feature makes downloading all your selections a breeze.
A very wide array of music, maybe the only site that contains Christian, Gospel, and Jazz categories. Choose all the files you want then download in chunks with the zip feature.
Digital Media Stores
Not the most cost-effective option if you’re looking to bulk up on lots of music, however great if you’re searching for one little gem that you can’t find on your current record pool.
iTunes and Amazon
Both have huge databases of music stretching over every genre imaginable. These sites should be your first places to start if you’re having trouble tracking down a particular tune. Not only are these sites excellent for finding specific tracks but also for discovering new music through as you’re presented with similar suggestions. Do note that these stores aren’t aimed at DJs and won’t contain many extended or intro versions of tracks.
The go-to spot for many electronic music orientated DJs. You can trawl through the depths of Beatport finding cuts no one else has or get familiar with a genre by visiting the renowned Beatport 100 charts
Juno has just about everything in the world of electronic music available for download. If you can’t find it here you are unlikely to find it anywhere else.
In their own words, Boomkat specializes in “the most innovative, exceptional, interesting and often overlooked music out there”. They have an on point selection of underground dance music, Grime, Hip Hop and everything in between. They also have great reviews.
Bleep has an extensive amount of well curated electronic music available for download.
A popular source for gathering underground dance music. Regular updates with lots of exclusives.
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