Find Hour Long Music Mixes at Mixcloud
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Our vision is to re-think radio, making it more democratic, personal and social.
2018 is building up to be a stellar year for the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards.
To celebrate its 5th anniversary, we’ve been working behind-the-scenes on a brand new ‘look’ for the awards, which we’ll be revealing soon.
But it doesn’t stop there. We’re also rescheduling the awards from Autumn to Spring, and soon we’ll be announcing details about a “people’s choice” award where fans can vote for their favorite shows, stations and personalities.
We’re also working with a new team of partners to raise awareness about the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards to all corners of the industry.
The first wave of four partners includes the renowned CRACK Magazine, an “independent platform for contemporary culture” which has featured acts such a Björk, MF Doom, Lil Yachty, FKA twigs, Gorillaz and Queens of the Stone Age on its cover.
Gal-dem, a “magazine and creative collective comprised of over 70 women and non-binary people of colour” is also joining as a partner. The magazine has risen through the ranks as an influential voice on politics, music, arts and lots more.
Also joining us for the 2018 edition of the awards is The Quietus, a rock music and pop culture website, which launched in 2008 by John Doran.
Completing the first wave of partners is DJ Mag, which was founded in 1991 and remains a leading platform for news in the dance music world.
The Mixcloud Online Radio Awards is the biggest celebration of online radio in the world, with tens of thousands of entries every year. The mission of the awards is to raise awareness about the depth and breadth of independent online radio all over the world by providing a platform to celebrate the industry’s best shows, stations and personalities.
Nominees are spread across no fewer than 30 categories, including the best music shows, talk radio, stations and personalities, and the awards are free to enter.
Stay tuned for more details about this year’s awards via:
Exciting news for DJs who share mixes on Mixcloud.
DJs will now be able to record mixes easier than ever before with DJM-REC, a new app for iPhone and iPad from Pioneer DJ and the latest addition to the Mixcloud ecosystem.
Recording mixes can often be a stressful process, with complicated connections, dark DJ booths, delicate recording levels, and a lengthy uploading process. DJM-REC solves all of these problems for Mixcloud users, offering a simple connection and high-quality audio recording while making it simple to share and stream mixes.
- Other notable features of DJM-REC that Mixcloud users can benefit from: Audio from a digital mixer can be recorded directly to digital with no need for analog conversion.
- “Loudness” and “Sub-Bass” sliders easily increase audio levels and create a punchier, heavier bass sound, respectively.
- iPhone/iPad recordings can be input into DJM series mixers using the digital send/return feature.
DJM-REC can be purchased for $9.99 (after a 30-day free trial period) on the Apple App Store.
“More than 1 million creators from around the world are on Mixcloud, and a large portion of them are DJs sharing their recent mixes, whether from their bedroom or a club performance,” said Nico Perez, Co-Founder and Director of Content at Mixcloud.
“What Pioneer DJ has done with DJM-REC is making the entire process easier for them, from recording to editing the track-list to sharing. We’re thrilled to partner with them on the app’s launch and hope it will make life easier for all DJs on Mixcloud along with all of the other great partner apps that have integrated with our platform.”
“With Pioneer DJ’s new DJM-REC app, it will be easier than ever before for users of platforms like Mixcloud to record and share their mixes,” said Tomohiko Kato, Executive Manager of Business Planning Management Group at Pioneer DJ. “We’re thrilled that Mixcloud is on-board and look forward to hearing all the amazing mixes that will come out of DJM-REC.”
We are joining forces once again with W Hotels for the second volume of ‘Future Rising’ – championing the creative leaders of tomorrow, and remixing music and art to reimagine WONDERLAND through six collaborations exclusively at W Hotels around the world.
The second edition of our partnership with W Hotels Worldwide, Future Rising, will begin in February 2018, bringing together a community of creative leaders – from musicians and DJs, to visual artists and film directors – for a series of happenings at six W Hotels.
The programme will highlight various artists’ utopian vision of the world’s ideal tomorrow – collectively referred to as WONDERLAND. Hosted exclusively at W Hotels around the world, the calendar of events will kick off at W Istanbul on February 3rd, and be quickly followed by events at W Barcelona (15th February), W Dubai – Al Habtoor City (21st February), W Amsterdam (1st March), W Paris – Opera (6th March), and finally W London – Leicester Square (8th March).
“Music has been a defining characteristic of the W brand since its inception, and furthering our partnership with Mixcloud is the perfect way to continue to bring what is new and next in music to our guests,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President, Luxury Brands – Europe, Marriott Interna-tional. “This unique programme of six unmissable happenings offers a creative platform to a new generation of talent, showcasing their diverse styles at some of our most iconic W hotels around the world.”
The W brand’s European Music Director, Kristina Dolgova, has carefully curated each event in partnership with Mixcloud’s in-house team of music experts. All performances and discussions will be recorded and exclusively available on the W Hotels Mixcloud channel.
“As soon as you enter any W Hotel around the world it is instantly obvious that the brand is passionate about music,” said Kazim Rashid, Creative Director, Mixcloud. “For us at Mixcloud, it’s imperative that we only partner with likeminded, authentic brands who not only love music, but take the time to cultivate young, rising talent. This second volume of our FUTURE RISING partnership does just that, asking young creatives to reimagine ‘WONDERLAND’ – their utopian vision of tomorrow – through their art.”
Event details include:
- W Istanbul (3rd February): Fashion and lifestyle magazine 212 has curated a bold exhibition featuring the photographic works of artists featured in and championed by the magazine. The eclectic Istanbul musicians, Nusaibin, will perform a special live set followed byDJ sets from Istanbul based electronic DJ, Kaan Düzarat.
- W Barcelona (15th February): The brand’s newest W Sound Suite (private recording studio) will come alive through an immersive event with Spanish DJ and producer, UN-ER, alongside his record label, Solar Distance, with the creation of a new track in front of a FUTURE RISING audience.
- W Dubai – Al Habtoor City (21st February): A vision of designer and creative Faissal El-Malak, this evening will see WONDERLAND come to life through a film directed by trailblazing Amirah Tajdin, reimaging the future as a ‘safe space’, starring a traditional all-female ten-piece band.
- W Amsterdam (1st March): Three exciting young filmmakers from London and Los Angeles will come together to unveil their bespoke music video series for the enigmatic singer, Bipolar Sunshine. Created by Mollie Mills, Raine Allen-Miller and Matilda Finn, the WONDERLAND-inspired videos for the artist’s ‘Easy to Do’ mixtape will be shown alongside performances by Bipolar Sunshine and Amsterdam’s hottest DJs. There will also be a panel discussion between the three directors, celebrating women in film and music.
- W Paris – Opera (6th March): To kick-off the evening, The Flower Boys, of Radio Fleur fame, will share their vision of WONDERLAND in a panel discussion hosted in one of the hotel’s iconic suites.The evening, curated by the band’s frontman and Parisian model, Gregory Robert, continues with live music performances by The Flower Boys, DJ Andy 3000 and talented violinist, Safia Zimouche.
- W London – Leicester Square (8th March): The last FUTURE RISING event will see breakout singer Bipolar Sunshine host an invigorating panel discussion around the rise of London-locals in the global creative scene. In partnership with London-born film directors Mollie Mills and Raine Allen-Miller, the creatives will share their own stories of success to inspire the next generation of London talent. Bipolar Sunshine will perform live, in addition to a curated selection of London’s most talented DJs.
For more information on FUTURE RISING: WONDERLAND and to secure a place on the guest list to the exclusive events, check out www.FutureRisingNow.com.
2017 had it all.
Data from 2017 has also shown us how much amazing and fascinating online radio lives on Mixcloud, from reggae and hip-hop to political podcasts and workout mixes.
Here’s a rundown of the what, where and why on Mixcloud in 2017:
The fall of jazz
Overall, not much changed in listening habits between 2016 to 2017, with the top 7 genres on Mixcloud holding their position year-on-year.
But there was one very noticeable change last year. Jazz fell from the 8th most-listened to genre in 2016 to the 12th in 2017, its lowest position since at least 2012.
This probably has you asking…why? Well, this possibly has more to do with the growing popularity of other genres than the lack of love for jazz. Genres like R&B, urban and disco all increased in popularity over the past few years.
Conclusion? Don’t give up on jazz just yet!
Did you know, in 2017 Californians were more interested in discovering reggae music than any other genre on Mixcloud?
Meanwhile, Massachusetts listeners were most interested in discovering R&B music and trance was the most searched for genre in Alaska.
State of the Union
With Trump dominating the headlines, 63% of all listens to politics-related shows in 2017 came from the United States. Australia, on the other hand, was responsible for 50% of all listens to shows tagged with ‘training’, aka workout mixes.
Another fascinating nugget from 2017 was the fact 68% of listens to tango shows came from Greece, a country where tango has massively increased in popularity over the past few years.
‘And the winners were….’
2017 was another great year for our Online Radio Awards. It was perhaps the most diverse year yet, with 30 winners spread across a variety of categories, including three new awards for the ‘Rising Stars’ of online radio.
Remember, the Online Radio Awards is free to enter and is a fantastic opportunity for independent DJs, radio presenters and stations to get recognition for the amazing work they do throughout the year.
Find out more about the awards and the 2017 winners here.
Best of 2017
So which profiles came out on top when it comes down to the most listener minutes in 2017? Here are the number one profiles split by genre:
Most listened-to radio station: NTS Radio
Most listened-to label profile: Defected Records
Most listened-to magazine/blog: Stamp The Wax
Most listened-to beats and bass profile: DJ Blighty
Most listened-to dance profile: John Digweed
Most listened-to eclectic profile: DJ Dimsa
Most listened-to jazz/funk/soul profile: Jazzcat
Meanwhile, the biggest and best shows in 2017 were:
Most listened-to show in 2017: ‘Vol 23’ by Maestros del Ritmo
Most listened-to female show in 2017: ‘Yearmix 2016’ by Juicy M
Most favorited show in 2017: ‘Summer 17 Mix’ by Nathan Dawe
Thanks to all of our listeners, DJs, Podcasters and radio stations for an incredible year!
Which top 10 shows did you favourite the most in 2017? All is revealed below:
10. ‘New Year New Mix’ by Jack Maynard
Sneaking into the top 10 this year is Jack Maynard. The YouTube star is clearly a force to be reckoned with behind the decks, with a penchant for the biggest R&B and pop club hits.
9. ‘Global 722 – The Final Episode’ by Carl Cox
The last ever episode of Carl Cox’s legendary ‘Global’ radio show. Need we say more?
8. ‘The Block, Tel Aviv 22.09.2017’ by Richie Hawtin
A non-stop techno onslaught from the one-and-only Richie Hawtin, recording live at The Block in Tel Aviv.
7. ‘Best of 2016 End of Year Mix’ by DJ Arvee and DJ Stylus
DJ Arvee and DJ Stylus team up for a tribute to the biggest R&B, hip-hop, grime and house in 2016.
6. ‘#SummerVibes The Mixtape’ by DJ Blighty
Hip-hop, R&B, afrobeats and dancehall, from the 2017’s most listened to ‘beats and bass’ selector on Mixcloud. Keep a close eye on DJ Blighty because his rise to the top seems all-but guaranteed.
5. ‘Summertime Vol. 8’ by DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK
‘Summertime Vol. 8’ sees DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK team up once again to throwback to the best hip-hop and soulful vibes of the 80s and 90s.
4. ’90s VS 2000s Hip Hop Mixtape My Favorite Rappers’ by DJ Vadim
Expect tight blends of reggae, hip-hop and rap from one of Mixcloud’s most prolific selectors, DJ Vadim.
3. ‘Best 2017 (So Far) Vol.1’ by DJ HACKs
Uplifting pop and EDM from the Tokyo-based DJ.
2. ‘February 2017 R&B & Hip Hop Mix’ by DJ P Montana
DJ P Montana steps up and delivers his trademark selections of R&B, hip-hop, afro-bashment.
1. ‘Summer 17 Mix’ by Nathan Dawe
The most favourited show in 2017? It’s Nathan Dawe at his very best, with a ‘Summer 17 Mix’ packed with big bassline anthems, hip-hop re-edits and grime.
Here at Mixcloud, we’ve been committed to redefining radio since our inception, so we’ve always eagerly watched what our global community of radio stations has produced.
The best radio shows have a particular energy that can’t be captured in any other medium. Here are the top 10 radio stations we spent the most minutes listening to on Mixcloud in 2017.
This list is calculated based on the total minutes listened per profile on Mixcloud.
Mi-Soul is committed to broadcasting the full range of soulful music. With a team of over 70 DJs, the station strikes “a fine balance between old and new music, paying homage to the past and provoking the future”.
9. Aristocrats FM
Broadcasting from Ukraine, Aristocrat FM’s programming covers everything from topical talk shows, disco mixes to comedy performances.
8. ΣΠΟΡ FM
ΣΠΟΡ FM is a Greek sports radio station spanning the entire spectrum of the sports world. With close to 10 million listener minutes, the station’s success evidences the growing popularity of podcasts on Mixcloud.
7. Red Light Radio
Red Light Radio is an “online radio station broadcasting from a former prostitution window in the red light district of Amsterdam”. Profiled by us back in 2015, the station has gone from strength to strength since then.
6. Rádio FM
Rádio FM broadcasts alternative music from Slovakia and is dedicated to avoiding the commercial hits dominating the airwaves elsewhere. In any one week, you may expect to hear movie soundtracks, heavy metal or techno from Bratislava.
5. Soho Radio
Soho Radio transmits “an unrivalled mix of cultures, styles and genres”. Covering everything from pop to punk via reggae, soul and funk, this eclectic station is flying the flag for London’s world famous Soho region.
4. Radar Radio
Radar Radio is the sound of the global youth. Its ascent since its inception in 2014 has been nothing short of astronomical. Radar’s roster of homegrown presenters and its propensity to give opportunities to underground scenes worldwide meant that it was always at the cutting edge of 2017, which is reflected by its positioning in the top half of this list.
3. Worldwide FM
Part of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide family, Worldwide FM has been one of our fastest growing radio stations this year. It’s managed to make an indelible mark on the online broadcasting landscape with its distinctive brand of eclecticism. Worldwide FM’s mission statement is: “Global club culture, legacy and beyond” and in our eyes, they’ve more than achieved that goal this year.
2. Brooklyn Radio
Brooklyn Radio has been committed to “supporting Brooklyn’s local DJs and music lovers since 2006”. Covering mixes across the entire musical orbit and talk shows on a wide range of subjects, the station is doing a great job of representing New York’s most populous borough.
1. NTS Radio
NTS Radio take home the number one spot for this most listened to radio station on Mixcloud in 2017. The station’s tagline is “Don’t Assume”, but you can safely assume that this online broadcasting giant will have been at the forefront of most discussions about online radio this year.
As evidence of its global ambitions, the NTS’ Los Angeles studio has really come into its own this year (and the Shanghai branch is bubbling up), whilst the core London and Manchester studios have continued to ensure our (electronic) airwaves have been enriched with experimental and eclectic vibrations.
Mixcloud is teeming with crate-diggers and few genres allow these connoisseurs to shine quite like jazz, funk or soul.
Whether old or new, smooth or skronky, northern or quiet storm, multi-platinum selling or completely unknown, music from these three genres is impressively popular on Mixcloud and inspires some of the most exciting, innovative and listenable shows on the platform.
It doesn’t matter if you like to get down to James or Jaimeo Brown, these top 10 most listened to jazz, funk and soul profiles in 2017 will have something for you.
This list is calculated based on the total minutes listened per profile:
10. The Retro Cocktail Hour
The Retro Cocktail Hour is hosted by veteran Darrell Brogdon. Darrell serves up music that’s “shaken, not stirred” every week from the Underground Martini Bunker.
The show is poured into glasses across America every week from the vintage bottle of public radio. If you like to sip on smooth jazz with a lounge flavour, The Retro Cocktail Hour is on the house for you.
Creator of the Mo’Jazz radio show, dubbledee specialises in curating jazz shows with historical finesse.
Whether working through ‘A Decade of Jazz 1975-1985’ year-by-year or running specials on unsung jazz heroes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a show more doggedly dedicated to chronicling the remarkable recent history of jazz.
Everyone’s favourite source of information on samples, covers and remixes, WhoSampled claims to explore the very DNA of music – and by all accounts they’re right.
Many of their mixes take the listener through the source material of the greatest sample-based albums – an incredible experience if you’re a fan of the biggest funk and soul artists.
7. The Jazz Pit
Curated by Irish crate-diggers Emmet Hand & Ian Scott (Bootsy), The Jazz Pit is a weekly show on Frission Radio. It started all the way back in 2005, and has grown to have fans all over the world.
With special ‘The Jazz Pit Digs…’ episodes going in deep on specific labels, The Jazz Pit give one of the best ways to dig deeper into the world of jazz, soul and funk. If you like looking underground for your music, dive headfirst into The Jazz Pit.
6. Pete Smith (Planet Records)
Pete Smith sells northern soul and ska 45s by mail-order under the name Planet Records. From what’s on show via his Mixcloud profile, you’d better believe he’s got the goods.
Pete uploads a wonderfully mixed bag – northern soul, rocksteady, ska, reggae, 60s obscurities, and post-punk – but consistently makes one of the most glorious rackets on Mixcloud.
5. DJ Mr Lob
DJ Mr Lob is a Melbourne-based DJ and hardcore music collector. Having been active on the Melbourne DJ scene since 1999, he’s certainly put in the time to be a mature, carefully soulful selector.
While DJ Mr Lob’s live sets are generally an eclectic blend of funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae, afrobeat and latin, his online mixes tend to be deeper dives into specific genres and themes. He claims that no matter what, he’ll only play tunes with “a real funky, jazzy and soulful sensibility”.
4. The Soul Preacher
Hallelujah! The Soul Preacher does what it says on the tin – evangelically spreading the good word about the best soul and jazz music, from Aretha Franklin to Barry White.
Mixing from vinyl and often curating around interesting themes and people, this is a very special selector with some of the best mixes on the platform.
3. Professor Eddy
From Groningen in The Netherlands, Professor Eddy describes his style as intimate funky soul or ‘funky chill’. Within the boundaries of his own genre, the funky Professor delivers a fantastic array of luscious music.
If you want to learn a thing or two about music that grooves hard – but not too hard – then get front-row seats at one of the Professor’s lectures. By which we mean: listen to his incredible shows on Mixcloud, and get intimately schooled.
2. Soul Cool Records
Our number two spot goes to someone who claims to not be “a DJ per se”, or even “someone with a musical ego.” Instead, Soul Cool Records identifies purely as “an eclectic listener and purveyor of good music”.
Soul Cool Records aims to collect some of the best vintage and rare soul, jazz, funk and disco, often from the 70s and 80s. This mishmash of music is loved by a large chunk of the Mixcloud community, and Soul Cool Records deserves to be pretty happy with the silver spot on this Best Of list.
This year’s number one most listened to jazz, funk and soul profile on Mixcloud goes to Jazzcat, the alias of Massimiliano Conti. A truly passionate music lover from Pescara in Italy, Jazzcat honed his skills from years spent DJing in local radio stations and clubs.
In September 2010 Massimiliano joined Mixcloud, where he’s been stacking up impressive stats and an incredible collection of almost 500 mixes. He quite rightly prides himself in spinning the very best in classic and modern jazz, soul, funk, latin, afro and Brazilian music.
From rare afrobeat to club-ready house music, Mixcloud plays host to some of the most cutting-edge and exciting record labels in the music industry.
But which labels did you spend the most minutes listening to in 2017? Continue reading to discover who made the top 10.
This list is calculated based on the total minutes listened per profile on Mixcloud.
10. Fort Knox
Fort Knox Recordings is a renegade funk and soul label from Washington DC. Established in 2003 by Steve Raskin, Jon Horvath, Rob Myers and Sid Barcelona, its mission is to explore the funkier side of music, from all genres around the world.
9. Breakin Bread
Breakin’ Bread is a record label, collective and club night based in London. Established in 1999, the label specialises in the funk and hip hop that surrounds the scene.
Anjunadeep is the deeper sister label of Anjunabeats, offering the best in deep house, progressive and melodic techno. Every week you can expect guest mixes from emerging stars, veteran DJs as well as the occasional mix head-honchos Above & Beyond.
7. Mukatsuku Records
Run by Nik Weston, Mukatsuku records is a strictly vinyl only label that launched in 2006 and spans everything from afrobeat and funk to soul and disco. Supporters include Gilles Peterson, Danny Krivit, Floating Points, Hunee and more.
6. The Vinyl Factory
Launched in 2001, The Vinyl Factory is an independent British music and arts enterprise, comprising of a record label, vinyl pressing plant, gallery spaces, record shop and music magazine.
Mixcloud listeners can expect to hear guest mixes by exciting underground stars, from Legowelt to Adrian Sherwood.
5. Spinnin’ Sessions by Spinnin’ Records
Besides providing you with the most upfront dance floor tracks of the moment, Spinnin’ Sessions also welcomes a weekly guest DJ for a special 30 minute mix. House, EDM and future bass are the order of the day.
4. Solid Steel by Ninja Tune
The Solid Steel radio show started in 1988 by Ninja Tune co-founders Matt Black and Jonathan More, aka Coldcut.
The show has since spread its wings and is now broadcast in over 30 stations around the world.
3. Hospital Records
Landing in third place is Hospital Records. An independent record label based in South London, Hospital Records focuses on drum ‘n’ bass and was launched in 1996.
The Hospital Podcast is hosted by the label’s co-founder Tony Colman, otherwise known as London Elektricity.
2. Tru Thoughts
Returning to the second spot in the most listened to labels on Mixcloud is Tru Thoughts. The Brighton-based imprint hosts a weekly ‘electronic, beats and bass’ radio show, which is presented by label founder and all-round music aficionado Robert Luis.
1. Defected Records
Taking home the crown for the most listened to label on Mixcloud in 2017 is Defected Records. Founded in London by Simon Dunmore in 1999, Defected Records has grown to become one of the most recognisable and successful labels in house music.
Defected Radio is hosted by Sam Divine and celebrates the best new four-on-the-floor releases, with guest mixes thrown in for good measure.
Congratulations Defected Records!
In today’s content saturated world, magazines and blogs remain one of the best ways to discover music. We’re privileged at Mixcloud to host a truly global collection of influential publications across all genres and moods.
Everyone has their preferred publications, but here are the top 10 magazines and blogs we spent the most minutes listening to in 2017.
This list is calculated based on the total minutes listened per profile on Mixcloud.
10. A Strangely Isolated Place
In 10th place is ‘A Strangely Isolated Place’. Born of the belief that everyone is inspired by their own strangely isolated place, this music blog, record label and most importantly, community, has been dedicated to promoting ambient and electronica since 2008.
Mixcloud are proud to give a home to the mixes, podcasts and other curiosities of this strangely isolated place.
9. Mastered JP
Mastered is an online Japanese magazine based in Tokyo which showcases the freshest Japanese fashion, lifestyle and culture – they also happen to run a monthly mix series of some of the most cutting edge sounds from Japan and beyond.
Not a bad place to start if you want an introduction to what’s bubbling up on the island nation.
8. The Night Bazaar
The Night Bazaar serves up an embarrassment of riches across the dance music spectrum with its regular mix series, covering everything from tech-house to d’n’b.
444 showcases the sounds of the Hungarian underground, covering everything from folk to reggae to witch house. Having amassed more than 10 million accumulated listener minutes on Mixcloud, it might just be worth keeping an eye out on what percolates out of Hungry in 2018.
In their own words, FvF (Freunde von Freunden) is an “international interview magazine that portrays people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes and within their daily working environments.”
One of the ways in which this storytelling platform channels its message is through its regular mix series, produced by FvF’s tightknit team and circle of friends.
The indomitable Mixmag have been a mainstay of electronic dance music for what seems like forever (1982 in fact). As committed to breaking new sounds as to permitting the giants of dance music to do their thing, it’s no wonder that they’ve managed to climb into the top half of this list.
Jenkem are a New York-headquartered skateboarding magazine that has managed to collate a collection of rowdy mixes made and curated by the skateboarding world’s stalwarts.
There are few more appropriate statements of intent than “accelerating music and culture” – which is what XLR8R have been doing for over 22 years now.
Their mix series hit the milestone of 500 this year, while they similarly managed to amass over an impressive 5 million minutes worth of listening this year on Mixcloud. Or, in other words, just under 10 years worth of listening. Not bad.
2. Resident Advisor
If you are interested in electronic music, chances are you’ve probably heard of Resident Advisor – an “online music magazine and community platform that’s dedicated to showcasing electronic music, artists and events across the globe”.
Its mix series is a leading authority in the world of dance music and it’s really no surprise to see RA on this list.
1. Stamp The Wax
With a simple mission – to give a platform to music they love, Stamp The Wax’s rapid ascent shows no signs of letting up. Moving up from #3 in our 2015 Best Of Magazines & Blogs to the top spot this year, Stamp The Wax are a testimony to what hard work and commitment can achieve on Mixcloud.
We’re keeping a close eye to what they do in 2018.
At Mixcloud, we’re constantly inspired by our thriving community of DJs and radio hosts, who constantly celebrate an array of new sounds from all over the world.
Whether it’s rare grooves, nu-jazz or electronica and indie, these ‘eclectic’ selectors play an important role in making Mixcloud a great source for discovering new music.
But which top 10 eclectic specialists did we spend the most minutes listening to in 2017? All is revealed below.
This list is calculated based on the total minutes listened per profile:
10. Music Is My Sanctuary
In 10th position is Music Is My Sanctuary. Focusing on discovering and presenting music often overlooked by mainstream music channels, MIMS is the place to find rare jazz, electronic, hip-hop and everything in between.
9. Mr. Scruff
DJ, Ninja Tune recording artist and cartoon doodler, Mr Scruff plays across the board, fitting between soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae and more.
As a producer he makes music that draws on these influences, with a large dose of cheek and good humour. His cartoon drawings illustrate gig flyers, record sleeves and CD covers, and usually accompany him at gigs as live animated visuals.
Spiritland is an audiophile’s dream. A mix between a café, bar, shop and a studio, the London institution is also the occasional home to some of the finest selectors of electronica, jazz, soul and dance music, which you can listen back to on Mixcloud.
7. Wonky Sensitive
You never know quite what to expect with Wonky Sensitive. Alternating between indie, pop, electronic and RnB, the Austin-based selector has established a reputation for expertly crafting mixtapes to suit all types of moods.
6. Chris Coco
A self-described “multifunctional renaissance man”, Chris Coco is clearly a man of many talents. His weekly Melodica show ventures into downtempo sounds, while capturing an eclectic array of worldly rhythms and balearic beats.
Mol is the quintessential record collector who is simply obsessed with music. Take a glance at his Mixcloud profile and you’ll spot tributes to hip-hop masters, as well as jazzy mixtapes and round-ups of the latest funk.
This year Mol is the fifth most listened to ‘eclectic’ profile on Mixcloud, which is a deserved prize for such a dedicated music lover.
4. Mixmaster Morris
Mixmaster Morris is an underground legend who is no stranger to the top of the Mixcloud charts. Expect an eclectic mix of reggae, funk, chillout and his favoured ambient sound.
At nearly 100,000 followers on Mixcloud, Lefto has won fans all over the world for his masterful mixtapes, which shine a light on the latest nu-jazz, beats, soul and more.
Described by FACT Magazine as “your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ”, the Brownswood Recordings affiliate is also one of the hardest working selectors in the game right now and deserves his position in the top 3 most listened to eclectic profiles on Mixcloud in 2017.
2. Adam Kvasnica
Adam Kvasnica daylights as a lawyer, but he’s no stuffed shirt. He’s a passionate, long-time vinyl collector and the Program Director of the local Rádio Piešťany station in Slovakia. Adam guides listeners through diverse mixes of jazz, fusion, rock, trip hop, classical, soul, funk, latin, world, lounge and hip hop.
If you like your jazz spiritual, or your funk mixed with dash of chillwave Adam’s got the mixes for you.
1. DJ Dimsa
A self-described “unique phenomenon”, DJ Dimsa is this year’s most listened to eclectic profile on Mixcloud. Spanning funk, rare grooves, soulful house and much more, DJ Dimsa certainly has a unique gift at curating chart-topping mixes and it looks as thought we can’t get enough.
Congratulations DJ Dimsa!