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DjWoody
Chingon



Registered: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles (OC) / Mexicali

I always save to my bin and come back a few days or weeks later and listen to them again. Sometimes the mood I'm in can influence what I buy. If I'm digging like at 3am, I'm gonna buy something completely different than if I was digging at 5pm. Different moods influence my taste. I'm weird like that.


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Lews
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Registered: Feb 2007
Location: Hugging Whales And Saving Trees

Great post, Jack. Should be stickied, imo.

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david.michael
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Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Dayton, OH, USA

Add me to the "this is pretty much what I do but never thought to do random searches" list. I'll have to give that a whack.

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sebjr
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

nice - here are some other tips:

- use the mybeatport function to build a list of your favourite producers. i often find producers i like by listening to live sets of my fav djs. when i've id'd the cool tracks in the set, i'll add the producers who made the track into my beatport. that way when this producer makes a new track, i'll know about it. over the last couple of years my list has expanded so that with a couple of hours of searching i can improve my 'hit ratio' because i'm only listening to producers who are putting out good stuff.


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mnemonic.
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: I miss Japan...
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quote:
Originally posted by david.michael
Add me to the "this is pretty much what I do but never thought to do random searches" list. I'll have to give that a whack.


Me too.

Great advice. Affirmation that I'm doing something right. You especially nailed it on the point of using "My Beatport" to build a repertoire of artists and labels. This afternoon was spent clearing out artists I don't care for anymore.

Beatport Pro allows for grouping of artists and labels. I'm going to start trying that as well.

Lately, I've found Soundcloud to be a great tool. Following the artists you like, and having them deliver their music to your dashboard has yielded some great tracks.

Thanks for putting this together, I appreciated it, and I'm sure many others will too.


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klappa
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Registered: Sep 2004
Location: North Korea

quote:
Originally posted by Stu Cox
Good words. It is all about the trawling - and yes, it takes time.

The most useful bit is probably the Hold Bin part... there's no point in starting a fresh every time you decide you want to buy some tunes, there's so much music around that no one's going to pull you up on playing a tune which is a couple of months old, if it's the right tune to play.

I actually have my own 'hold bin' I keep separate from Beatport, which takes the form of a folder full of clips of tracks. Anything I like, I find a clip of on Beatport, Juno, SoundCloud, etc then throw it in that folder. Doing it like this simply means I'm not reliant on the track being on Beatport... it might not even be out yet, but I've still got a note of it. When I want to buy some tunes, I start there and look for things which fit what I'm after, then hunt around for a copy.


Which sort of bin is that? A Program?

Nice one System-J. Although i've been buying tracks or vinyls online since ten years those tips are still very helpful nonetheless.

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SYSTEM-J
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Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Leeds

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Originally posted by Euforix
The tips look very nice and handy.

The only problem is that I mainly support physical releases.


You are limiting yourself to a small minority of the music being released. If you can do that and still be satisfied with the music available to you, that's fine, but please don't complain if you can't find music and you're deliberately restricting your own selection.


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Brandt Slater
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Registered: Feb 2010
Location: Long Beach, California USA

quote:
Originally posted by dj christian
Which sort of bin is that? A Program?


The hold bin is a place where you can store tracks until you decide to buy them or don't buy them. Scroll over My Account and Hold Bin will show up on the pull down.

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n3lly
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Registered: May 2003
Location: Dublin

quote:
Originally posted by SYSTEM-J
You are limiting yourself to a small minority of the music being released. If you can do that and still be satisfied with the music available to you, that's fine, but please don't complain if you can't find music and you're deliberately restricting your own selection.


When did he complain? He simply stated that he plays physical releases. Nothing wrong or right about that.

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SYSTEM-J
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Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Leeds

I didn't say he was complaining, as such, but he did say it was a "problem", and this thread is intended to help people who are struggling to find music in the current market.


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n3lly
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Registered: May 2003
Location: Dublin

quote:
Originally posted by SYSTEM-J
I didn't say he was complaining, as such, but he did say it was a "problem", and this thread is intended to help people who are struggling to find music in the current market.


Agreed I think the comment in general (his) was irrelevant apart from the fact that he acknowledged it was a good informative post about Beatport..

Debating whether to sticky this or I might add it to one of the already stickied threads above but worry it won't get enough air time.

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duskykid
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Registered: Nov 2011
Location: Los Angeles, USA

love browsing the iphone beatport app during my morning shit.

ps long time lurker first post hi all

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