20 June, 2017
Where To Get Music
DJs always need more music, whether you’re trying to keep up to date with new trends, filling gaps in your collection or maybe you’ve just installed Serato and need a bunch of tracks to start mixing with. The info below should supply you with all the music downloading resources you need.
Record pools are the preferred option for working DJs as they often supply a regularly updated database of music stretching over many genres. The subscription-based payment system allows you to load up your library at a fraction of the cost, compared to purchasing tracks individually.
For a more in-depth review of the record pools listed below visit DJTechtool's article.
With monthly charts of the most downloaded songs and trending tracks picked by DJs in the know, DJCity is a great hub for staying connected to what's cool and in. While DJCity has a heavy American Hip Hop influence, you will also get access to DJCity UK giving you a resource for UK House, Garage and Grime.
BPM Supreme will suit DJs that play any form of popular music. With a catalog spanning over a wide variety of genres and musical eras, Wedding/Party/Club/Video DJs should find this site to be a great resource.
Club Killers supplies a wide array of popular music with a heavy focus on EDM. The pool is stacked with exclusive remixes, bootlegs and DJ friendly edits all supplied by their team of professional touring DJs.
DMS offers a great variety of DJ-friendly music. From re-drummed old classics for weddings to edits of current dance music for clubs. Their nice genre colour coded website makes loading up your crates with specific styles of music really convenient.
A haven for Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, RnB. All of the tracks are edited and ready to DJ with and as it's run by the Beat Junkies you'll also find a whole collection of scratch tools and battle breaks.
A very detailed site offering you in-depth search functionality and access to current and archived charts. The site offers a good selection of popular genres, which are displayed in a practical layout to browse through. Each upload has quick download links for each available downloadable version of the track, as well as displaying the BPM and Key info.
A great source for current hits of all genres with audio and video options. The Promo Only App comes with a powerful set of preference options allowing you to fully customise the music that appears on your feed and the format you download in.
A complete source for HD music videos and all the tools a Video DJ would need. All files are pre analyzed/tagged for Serato. Highly recommend visiting SmashVision if you're predominately playing video sets.
Well over 10,000 tracks, the Hip Hop and EDM crates are very deep with a variety of other genres. The site is sorted into nice, neat categories making it easy to find what you're after, while the zip feature makes downloading all your selections a breeze.
A very wide array of music, maybe the only site that contains Christian, Gospel, and Jazz categories. Choose all the files you want then download in chunks with the zip feature.
Digital Media Stores
Not the most cost-effective option if you're looking to bulk up on lots of music, however great if you're searching for one little gem that you can't find on your current record pool.
Both have huge databases of music stretching over every genre imaginable. These sites should be your first places to start if you're having trouble tracking down a particular tune. Not only are these sites excellent for finding specific tracks but also for discovering new music through as you're presented with similar suggestions. Do note that these stores aren't aimed at DJs and won't contain many extended or intro versions of tracks.
The go-to spot for many electronic music orientated DJs. You can trawl through the depths of Beatport finding cuts no one else has or get familiar with a genre by visiting the renowned Beatport 100 charts
Juno has just about everything in the world of electronic music available for download. If you can’t find it here you are unlikely to find it anywhere else.
In their own words, Boomkat specializes in “the most innovative, exceptional, interesting and often overlooked music out there”. They have an on point selection of underground dance music, Grime, Hip Hop and everything in between. They also have great reviews.
Bleep has an extensive amount of well curated electronic music available for download.
A popular source for gathering underground dance music. Regular updates with lots of exclusives.
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Stalk what music your favourite artist is feeling, discover new producers, download a whole bunch of music not to be found anywhere else... All for free!
A free source of tracks ready to bump in the club.
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