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deep cuts | April 3, 2024
How to Find New Music

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  1. @j.3566

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    1. Recommendations from the streaming platform that you are using.
    2. Soulseek or other P2P-networks.
    3. Digitalized and uploaded tapes from shows from specific radio stations.

  2. @novo_ephemera

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    websites: Boomkat, NTS Radio, Crack Mix Archives, LYL Radio, Discogs, Bandcamp, Discogs, Rate Your Music

    blogs: Escavacoes Sonoras, Fond / Sound, Die or DIY, Listen to This, Opium Hum

  3. @xinspiredu3294

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    Step 1 take a admission on Jullyard Music school
    Step 2 Forget the world and
    Step 3 Go and walk around the music library's
    Step 4 And Finish all the Music library with a under stable every single page
    Step 5: implementation Experimental.
    Step 6: Goals you have Only discover a new music.
    Step 7:/ practice practice practice

  4. @thediamonddog95

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    I use RYM, but instead of only going through genre chart, i look for Various artists compilations.

    So, for example, if i only know about Joy division as post-punk band, i go to their page, search for Various artists compilations. So i can find box sets, with like 4 cds of different artists, and then i can check them out. I also check their va compilations. I also save names of these compilations in a Word document.

    At this moment, i have around 50-100 written down compilations in various music genres. There are probably around 1000 artists on them.

    This is especialy important to me when it comes to brand new artists.

  5. @andrewtovey7633

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    I used to live in Scotland and my go to was and continues to be The Skinny. I’ve been in Australia for eleven years now and I always read the Skinny’s album reviews because they feature underground Scottish artists that don’t get a mention elsewhere. And living in Sydney we have The Brag, which is out local equivalent. Point being, any part of the world with an established popular music culture has local guides and a lot are great. So probably check them out. I think the Skinny may be cream of the crop as we all know Scotland produces the best music in the world for its size 😉

  6. @marsduke8244

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    i found out about bikini kill through a book, cinderella ate my daughter. wasn't the greatest book but at one point the author was like bikini kill is a great band. i don't know if i want my six year old daughter listening to a song called suck my left one though and twelve year old me was like that sounds dope as hell.

    i also find a lot of music through film and tv. started listening to wastewomxn from high fidelity, got into the crystals from adventures in babysitting, heard about css from moxie, got into ccr from logan lucky, etc etc.

  7. @mx_untitled2376

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    RateMyMusic is a site I used very often to search for new, cool music. Especially looking at good genre lists for albums.

    I must ask, I don’t if one would consider this a bad habit, but does anyone else skim thru a couple songs on an album on Spotify and see if the album “rings with you” so you could listen to it later?

    Cause the sound of an album really sticks with me and I feel skimming can help someone understand the prominent sound of the album, but the album’s songwriting & structure may be lost out of that process.

  8. @lukedubec5005

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    Anybody interested in the grunge scene, Five Against One by Kim Neely is a great one that compiles interviews and experiences from Neely as she travelled alongside Pearl Jam

  9. @apt-get2587

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    Step 1: Download Soulseek
    Step 2: Search for an artist, any artist
    Step 3: Right click on any song that comes up and select Browse User Files
    Step 4: Download anything you haven't heard of yet
    Step 5: Listen to it
    Step 6: Go buy the music if you liked it you fucking pirate

  10. @McLitty

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    i find alot of underground metal just by browsing bandcamp or just going on the metal archives and looking at the similar artists tab on pages for bands i like

  11. @Julian-lo7lc

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    Usually If I have an idea of what sound I want to hear. So I make playlist and songs I know that sound similar. Then I listen to the music recommendations. I also like find A.I Machine learned playlist of genre. I tend to go r into rabbits. Which can yield some cool stuff. I found out about Sparklehorse through that. In all disorder a secret order.

  12. @DorianPaige00

    April 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    I use radio and records charts and old editions of Billboard to hone in on a certain era.

    Sideman and label exploration usually yields positive results.

    I also listened to Black radio in NYC during the 80's and 90's where there were two competing stations with huge playlists. Classic soul, currents, jazz, fusion, and smooth jazz were some of the many styles played day and night. There was less emphasis on a rotation especially on Sunday and at night. I kept a notebook of artists and songs and it was full.

    Amazon about a decade ago allowed customers to create lists and they would pop up when on certain related artist pages. Both Amazon and Discogs use cookies but the ones at Amazon are not as good as they used to be. On Discogs, you can cross reference all of the titles a current or reissue label has put out. Amazon also has a weekly and a 30/90 list of current titles.

    The Penguin guide to jazz is about the best reference book out there.

    When I started my collection back in the mid 90's, I bought a nice stack of various artists compilations so that I would have variety right away. Then I focused on one current and one classic with one for items that were going out of print. Cut-out and promo bin allowed for cheap buys from an era that I liked but the availability window was quickly closing as styles were changing.

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