Relying on a growing global DJ network, Mix.dj is a platform to listen, share and promote DJ sets. It’s pretty cool for both the DJs that are looking for some exposure and the members who can discover thousands of tracks and talented DJs.
Members have access to thousands of mixes uploaded by the DJs themselves. The website and the app architectures offer an easy navigation by music genres, from step-back-relax Chill-out mixes to upbeat Techno sets. The DJs network adds new mixes 24/7/365 to deliver the freshest mixed music to your computer or mobile device. The website is electronic music focused but you can find some good Hip Hop and reggae mixes.
I very much like this approach as it is a very easy way to discover new tunes and talents. The mix player offers cool features, notably; each mix comes with its tracklist so that you can identify the tunes you really like. You can support the DJ mixes you like through simple rating and sharing systems.
A free version of the website and the app exist, with almost no commercials. Go to http://www.mix.dj/?act=home or look for the mix.dj app in your mobile device app store. One important detail is that I could fast forward the mixes on the i-phone app but not on the website. I think this is good to know if you are not patient enough to listen to new mixes full length before you know if you like them or not or if you are in the middle of a party looking for a good mix to play… however, you can download the mixes for free and then listen to them at your convenience.
I could find two main downsides to the website. Firstly, no big DJ names are participating to mix.dj. Secondly, the “buy this track” function doesn’t work well as it doesn’t locate where to buy the tracks, so you will have to look for the track manually on www.beatport.com or elsewhere.
Oh, and I was about to forget : mix.dj is great to use for parties as, unlikely to other online radio players such as Pandora or Spotify that randomly play songs back to back, here we are talking about ready-to-use DJ sets with no interruptions between the tunes.