Beatport: Where I Get My Latest Mixes

I listen to a lot of DJ mixes and often find an awesome remix, Shazam it and come up with nothing (not the right remix) from the Apple iTunes store. Luckily enough – just when you thought you were out of luck – you have another option: Beatport I generally keep up with their Top Ten as well – and find that I am about 1-2 weeks ahead of the radio stations on what is the “it songs”. (Example: Summertime Sadness – well before the radio started playing it non-stop).

So – next time you are looking for a remix you cannot find on the Apple iTunes store – make sure you check out Beatport.

Madonna – See You in September

I have been a Madonna fan for as long as I can remember. I finally saw her in concert last time she came around and it was amazing. I am super excited to say yesterday I got really good tickets for her September show here in Chicago. She is truly amazing and I look forward to another great show! Anyone else going to be there?

DJ Dan Morrell

Every once and awhile I come across music that I really enjoy. If you like upbeat dance music – check out Chicago’s very ownDJ Dan Morrell. Make sure you check out his podcasts. I have bought more music after listening to them than I have in a long time! Good stuff.

Anything else? Yes – he also plays the guitar. Watch the video…

New Beastie Boys Album

There are some artists that I feel like I have been listening to forever and Beastie Boys are definitely in this list. I remember trading 3 blank tapes to one of my third grade classmates for Licensed to Ill. (I was so proud). The Beastie Boys have been a part of my life and as soon as I hear an album – I can tell you what was going on in my life when it came out.

I was happy to hear that the latest album is coming out next month so if you are like me and really excited about it – go to the Beastie Boy web site and check out a few tracks.

iTunes Web Interface

I have been enjoying Apple’s web interface to iTunes. Last week I wanted to pass on a link to one of my favorite podcasts and was able to send this link which allows you to listen/preview/subscribe to the podcast all via a web browser. Sharing has never been easier. PS – check out episode 281 EXTRA via that link – it is worth it!

Linkfest Thursday: July 9, 2009

Here are some links that I have found interesting over the last week or two – and hopefully you will as well.

Media Mondays: Radio 538 iPhone App

Picture 1 This week I recommend anyone who enjoys listening to Radio 538 (I love the Dance Department) – to download and use the Radio 538 iPhone App. (Julie – this means you). You can get the application for free using iTunes. Even though the controls are not in english – it is easy enough to figure out within a few seconds. With this app – you can listen to a variety of Radio 538 radio shows at any time – using WiFi or not. This app definitely made my first screen of apps on my iPhone.

Glam Scum

I have recently become a fan of a DJ by the name of The Scumfrog and have really enjoyed his podcast called “Glam Scum International”. If you like electronica/club/vocal trance – give him a shot. Make sure to check out episode 8 first (my favorite so far).

Looking for Some Recommended Music?

Music is very important to me. I listen to music for at least 8-9 hours a day (all day while working, 1 hour in the car a day). It has been awhile since I posted anything on the podcasts I subscribe to via iTunes and I wanted to update the list incase you were curious. I generally listen to upbeat trance/vocal trance/dj mixes which gets me pumped up to do just about any task so if you are looking for something different or what I would consider worthwhile – here is what I am listening to (do a search in iTunes):

  • Above & Beyond: Trance Around The World
  • Beatport.com Burners
  • The Mondo Sessions
  • THE PERFECT MIX™
  • Preach’s “Transatlantic” Radio Show
  • Radio 538: Dance Department
  • Radio 538: Tiësto`s club life podcast
  • Shake Down Trance Podcast
  • A State Of Trance Official Podcast
  • transitions’s Podcast (John Digweed)

If you are looking for the best mix in my opinion: download episode 150 of THE PERFECT MIX™! It is 4 hours – and it is fabulous.

Ocarina

A friend of mine recently told me I need to buy this “really cool iPhone application” called Ocarina…so no questions asked…I purchsed it for $.99. From the creator’s web site:

Ocarina is the first true musical instrument created for the iPhone. Both experts and beginners will be amazed by this innovative player. Ocarina is sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, making it even more versatile than the original. Unlike other musical applications, there are no pre-compiled riffs so musicians will find unlimited opportunities for self-expression.

Still confused?
Check this out:

My guess is my sister will go on tour with this!