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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

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.

DJCity

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

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

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.

Direct Music Service

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.

Beat Junkies

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.

Digital Music Pool

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.

Promo Only

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.

SmashVision


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.

Late Night Record Pool

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.

iDJPool

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.

iTunes and Amazon

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.

Beatport

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 Download

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.

Boomkat

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

Bleep has an extensive amount of well curated electronic music available for download.

Traxsource

A popular source for gathering underground dance music. Regular updates with lots of exclusives.

Free

Everyone loves free stuff.

Soundcloud

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!

Whitelabel

A free source of tracks ready to bump in the club.

Comments (32)

DJ Oxygenn 9:06 PM - 27 June, 2017
Thank you very much for these sites. There is also this site www.qobuz.com all in true 16-Bit / 44.1 kHz CD quality. They have all formats, AIFF, WAV, ALAC, FLAC ...
Djeddcarl 9:52 PM - 27 June, 2017
DJ's Lazy... I like this... Thanks Serato:)
Jordan L 11:05 PM - 27 June, 2017
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Thank you very much for these sites. There is also this site www.qobuz.com all in true 16-Bit / 44.1 kHz CD quality. They have all formats, AIFF, WAV, ALAC, FLAC ...


Thanks :)

Cool, I'll check it out.

Cheers.
Jordan L 11:05 PM - 27 June, 2017
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DJ's Lazy... I like this... Thanks Serato:)


Haha no worries. While I've provided the resources, you still got to put time into digging.
Culprit 6:29 AM - 28 June, 2017
I love Club Killers, and am a big fan, they get my vote. I am, however, shocked you have not mentioned Smashvision / VJ-Pro. Marx and the team have been huge supporter of Serato's movement since before my time here on the forums. They pretty much set the standard for High Def 5k Birate Videos and 320k audio quality.
DJ Reaction 10:44 AM - 28 June, 2017
Don't forget Bar Bangerz! So many old and current great tools there.
djcrap 3:04 PM - 28 June, 2017
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I love Club Killers, and am a big fan, they get my vote. I am, however, shocked you have not mentioned Smashvision / VJ-Pro. Marx and the team have been huge supporter of Serato's movement since before my time here on the forums. They pretty much set the standard for High Def 5k Birate Videos and 320k audio quality.


Totally agree about the shock of no mention of smashvision and extendamix! Where at least 85% of all video djs on this forum get there videos
Jordan L 9:30 PM - 28 June, 2017
Thanks guys,

I'll be in contact with them.

Cheers.
djspawn 1:29 AM - 29 June, 2017
All great resources, and I would like to add Dave & the crew over at iDJPool.com one of the oldest online pools I'm existence. Extensive libraries and more genres than you can ask for. He connections with labels around the world keep you up to date with almost anything you could need.
marx 7:41 AM - 29 June, 2017
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I love Club Killers, and am a big fan, they get my vote. I am, however, shocked you have not mentioned Smashvision / VJ-Pro. Marx and the team have been huge supporter of Serato's movement since before my time here on the forums. They pretty much set the standard for High Def 5k Birate Videos and 320k audio quality.


Thanks for the love guys, I hoped a video version was in the works :) Jordan has reached out and we're excited to see what he thinks.

But audio wise I'd like to vote these in for addition to this article:

www.latenightrecordpool.com

www.idjpool.com

Thank you Jordan!
Stereo Sauna 1:47 PM - 29 June, 2017
Thank you for this! Some I've never heard of til now.
I've been using a Toronto based subscription source, www.zipdj.com. Unlimited downloading from an continuously updated library for a very reasonable fee.
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 3:52 PM - 29 June, 2017
As mentioned by Marx from Smash above a couple of very important and influential pools were overlooked.

www.idjpool.com is a great source for most DJs to get music. They offer more Rap & R&B than most but also services Country. Jazz, Rock, Pop, Latin and a lot more House and EDM than most other pools. Their service mirrors 99% of what is charting on the respective genre charts on Billboard and Americas Music Charts making it a great and complete resource for mobile and wedding DJs as well as Club Djs.

If you don't need "EVERYTHING" - idjpool offers sub pools like www.urbandjpool.com and www.countrydjpool.com just for those genres of music for a reduced rate.

The 2nd overlooked pool - latenightrecordpool.com also deserves a mention. The PRIMARY function of ANY Record Pool is to promote new music and new releases but latenight has Old School and Throwback section beyond compare. Many of the throwbacks have DJ friendly mixshow edits, instrumentals, as well as Clean/Dirty versions plus some even have Acapella In/Outs,

Latenight also offers some of those trendy unofficial non label remixes that you would spend hours on internet blogs trying to find.

I guess this blog post pulled from that DJ tech Tool review where both of these pools were somehow overlooked by the author.
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 4:01 PM - 29 June, 2017
Wait, also on the Digital Media Stores section - no love for www.traxsource.com the number one source for TRUE HOUSE MUSIC????

WTF???

If you mention obscure sites like BoomKat and Bleep you have to include Traxsource. They offer ALL genres of House like Tech House and Afro House and REAL Deep House - not the wack soul less trance that Beatport calls Deep house. They even have a very interesting Indie Disco section that offers some gems

C'mon son....
Coherence 4:52 PM - 29 June, 2017
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Wait, also on the Digital Media Stores section - no love for www.traxsource.com the number one source for TRUE HOUSE MUSIC????

WTF???

If you mention obscure sites like BoomKat and Bleep you have to include Traxsource. They offer ALL genres of House like Tech House and Afro House and REAL Deep House - not the wack soul less trance that Beatport calls Deep house. They even have a very interesting Indie Disco section that offers some gems

C'mon son....


+1 <3 Traxsource
Stereo Sauna 6:45 PM - 29 June, 2017
Can we keep the EDM/Facebook style trash/hater chat off this forum please? It's just information.
DEEJAY_OO7 9:34 PM - 29 June, 2017
Please check out www.idjpool.com too
DJMoreMuzic1 1:39 PM - 1 July, 2017
Nice one! Yes www.djmoremuzic.net (That's my website)
Socamonarch 2:46 AM - 7 July, 2017
TheProfessa 10:11 PM - 26 July, 2017
There is one that I have used for over a decade: Franchise Record Pool. About $20 per month and unlimited downloads: mainstream, hip-hop, dance/EDM, Latin, reggae, and tons of throwbacks. All at 320k and they also have video tracks.

www.franchiserecordpool.com
DjWestSide 10:32 PM - 26 July, 2017
Good sites for current music. What site do you recommend for Old School, Funk and Oldies?
Dj Kudah Katt 11:17 PM - 26 July, 2017
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There is one that I have used for over a decade: Franchise Record Pool. About $20 per month and unlimited downloads: mainstream, hip-hop, dance/EDM, Latin, reggae, and tons of throwbacks. All at 320k and they also have video tracks.


I use them too

www.franchiserecordpool.com
Carlosperu 12:00 AM - 27 July, 2017
I am use frostwire.com download any music any gener for free....try it guys....
trinilv 12:30 AM - 27 July, 2017
Does anyone know where you can get good quality Soca and Reggae.
punto g 12:36 AM - 27 July, 2017
Thanks for this but everybody forgot www.provideos4djs.com best edits ever. 😉
realaudio 6:12 AM - 27 July, 2017
Thank You! Great Tips :-)
Dj Mixstyles 3:39 PM - 27 July, 2017
Virdiko.com is great to billboard and albums every month
carakita 1:19 PM - 31 July, 2017
Este artículo debería estar en castellano...
No por mi si no por la comunidad hispano parlante que no es poca...
DJ Rocky Roc 6:29 AM - 26 August, 2017
Quote:
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There is one that I have used for over a decade: Franchise Record Pool. About $20 per month and unlimited downloads: mainstream, hip-hop, dance/EDM, Latin, reggae, and tons of throwbacks. All at 320k and they also have video tracks.


I use them too

www.franchiserecordpool.com

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Does anyone know where you can get good quality Soca and Reggae.
Blingz_Pi 7:48 PM - 9 September, 2017
anyone know a good pool for Reggae music Plz help. not sure which pool yo go to
thank world
Dj Kudah Katt 11:25 PM - 14 September, 2017
franchise record pool
The HBK 11:19 AM - 16 September, 2017
jockeyhype.com is also a good place where an DJ Artist wanna be,they have best copyright free music and android app to easily use the jockey hype and download the music you like.......all other sites are also good!..nice info
Music School of Delhi 11:27 AM - 4 November, 2017
Thank youso much for sharing this.
www.musicschoolofdelhi.com

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