Posts Tagged ‘Disclosure’

I have been posting songs up to Hype Machine now for awhile. I try to understand how it works, but after over a year I have no idea why some stuff gets the “hearts” and most does not.

I think generally electronic stuff out performs rock.  Metal and punk? Forget about it… but then there are bizarre exceptions.  Even the electronic stuff that takes off surprises me.  On my latest post of remixes… the Ed Sheeran song “I See Fire” remix crushes, 13,000 hearts… its Ok. Not changing my world. People love it.

The next most popular would be Lorde at just under 2,000. Then to my ear, the best song of the set… Young Galaxy, despite 14 blogs whipping it, 709 hearts.

Some songs are very popular with blogs and get a lot of posts, but that doesn’t always translate into hearts.

I wonder if I can ask Hype Machine on the data of what type of people visit the site?

In all my worlds, there seems to be little crossover.  Generally stuff that is popular on The Zone doesn’t chart very high on Hype Machine. And the stuff that crushes Hype Machine never gets requested when I DJ a dance party.  I figure the internet is a big place and all the weirdoes who like a certain sound end up on Hype Machine…maybe inflating the importance?  Maybe I live on an Island…

I was thinking about Disclosure the other day.  Their record Settle is considered one of the better dance records of 2013 by many critics….but the band has NEVER been requested to me when I DJ, ever.  Granted…I generally DJ weddings, but still, you’d think the BEST dance record would get at least one request?

22,000 hearts on Hype Machine
over 5,000,000 plays on soundcloud
over 25,000,000 on Youtube
Critical praise

Go with yourself.

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I am still basking in the afterglow of a fine Vegas adventure.  Like Natalie at Eat-Drink-Fly, I like to have a little plan to my Vegas trip before I go.  This year I had a shorter “To-Do” list then previous years and that worked out.  Less stress.  More chance for random experiences.  More pool time.

I did miss hitting a true EDM club, but like I said yesterday… I did not fully appreciate how being a 33-year-old male DJ from Canada would not qualify me to go to a nightclub.  So I did… Koi?  That place was terrible.  But then… they let 33-year-old DJs in their club, so maybe those door guys at EDM clubs are on to something? (to be fair, the dude at Chateau was very nice.  After he stopped laughing when I asked if I could in his club, we shared a moment…).

The most fun… hitting the pool.  They even have a DJ.  Mostly fun classics and top 40 with some classic hip-hop tossed in.  So many bikinis, beers come in buckets of ice.  the temp floats around the high 30s, low 40s.

Here is a few electronic/chillwavey songs I want to post… stuff that has gathered a bit of my attention. (and I want to remember to download for my next set at Veneto)

We’ll start with the new Poolside single because…. summer time POOL PARTY!

Jon Hopkins is red hot right now….

And you can’t go far without hearing about the UK’s Disclosure.

That’s all I got… I won’t have a chance to drop them into a set till Friday, June 21st.  This weekend DJ Primitive locks it down at Veneto.

Where am I going to be at this weekend?  PORT ANGELES! Right, summer raging plans… Las Vegas > Port Angeles > Los Angeles.  Neat.

Go with yourself.

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