New Music --- Where the hell do you guys get it?!
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    Tech Mentor Be-Ne-Dek's Avatar
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    Default New Music --- Where the hell do you guys get it?!

    I've done everything (almost) to set myself apart from my competition, but still I sometimes feel like I'm behind in the DJ game. I hear bangin' tracks played by other DJ's and I'm like "Hell Yea! That one will be in the next set for sure!", which is fine, BUT, they ALWAYS get these bangin tracks waaaaaay before I hear about them. If the track is good, then of course I'll play it, but I want to be that guy who gets that track before anyone else knows about it. I mean, by the time I've heard it and start to play it, the track is old news , this doesn't ALWAYS happen, but I want to play the track when it's fresh, not when its been spun to death... Ya dig?

    So, my question to you guys is, do you ever feel this way? and if so, what are some resources that you utilize to combat it? (I.E. - Blogs, forums, websites, etc.

    P.S. - If it makes a difference, I generally spin, Top40, house and electro stuff...

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    You are always gonna have problems with those genres mate, as they are the most predominant ones out there. Most guys will trawl Beatport, the same blogs etc for their tracks, so there's no escaping being exposed to basically the same tunes, unfortunately.
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    Top40s nature is BEING old news. The others, trawl myspace-artists-sites and keep your ears open.
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    Browsing trough some old Essential Mixes = gold. I've found a lot of tracks who are pure diamont wich I've never heard before. (Julien Jabre - Swimming Places from Martin Solveigs' EM for example)

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    check out http://hypem.com/ .. or the music link in my sig.
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    i use http://www.junodownload.com/

    picked this up off there when it came out back in september, heard it on radio1 for first time last week. not the greatest example, but you get my point

    they also had 'riverside' by sidney samson (pre vocals for radio version) on there this time last year, before it was it all over the place.

    take a look through the electro/breaks and electro house sections, there's a few things i've seen there before hearing them elsewhere.
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    I use Beatport mostly. if you WANT to play the same stuff as everyone there is charts, if not, you just go to the genre you want/search for a label you like, and browse through the newest releases (still, some people will have these). Then you find songs you havn't heard, and you can get those. The amount of music being played, versus the amount being released is quite small, so, there are always bangers hiding. However, sometimes it is good to play songs that are popular, as you get the shallow crowd involved.

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    +1 for hypem

    Also in the UK late night radio dj's usually play the next big tracks/remix etc
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    The Record store (if you live in a large city) is still the best place to purchase/find out about new tracks. If your town doesn't have one sign up to new release emails from websites like phonica records and Juno.

    Most of the good house producers still only release stuff on vinyl so you are gonna still have to buy records then record them.
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    Hypem is gold!! Great site - nice one
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