If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that convenience has no end. The quick typing in of a term into a search engine and instantaneous results have all but made book research – pouring over reference sources, checking indexes, and spending time going through stacks – obsolete. Yet, the internet itself, as we all know, isn’t the be-all-end-all of convenience. Programs, such as Hootsuite, even tie multiple social media platforms together, and even software, like the V Control iPad app, bring together several recording applications on one interface. Essentially, combinations innumerably proliferate, and what was easy a year ago becomes as innovative as a typewriter in the present.
EDM Remix, an electronic music website recently debuting, introduces such a blend of features. This news website searches for the most relevant, up-to-date stories and archives them in one place.
Aside from simply being online, EDM Remix offers much for the fan. On the most basic level, the stories represent all sides of the multi-faceted genre. Fans preferring their beats down low can get all the latest stories, reviews, and announcements for Skrillex, 12th Planet, and other dubstep and bass music performers. Trance fans, on the other hand, won’t be left out, as a similar assortment is available for subgenre stalwarts like Paul Van Dyk and Gareth Emery and visible up-and-comers like Tritonal. Between all that is the latest news and reviews for house music’s lengthy list of sub-subgenres, as well as many niche sounds like trap.
The one-stop location and comprehensiveness are certainly assets, but they’re not all EDM Remix provides users. Finding the latest news, or even stories from the past few days, simply involves scrolling through the page. Not only do you get a full view of what’s going on in EDM, you don’t have to click through pages and pages of articles. Finding a piece about an independent artist is less like searching for a needle in a haystack. All stories, to let the reader keep browsing further, open up in another window.
On top of this simple interface, EDM Remix is updated to the minute – a key quality of any news website. Don’t want to wait for the latest news to come out tomorrow? You’ll notice that, even as you scroll through the stories, the top of the page continues to include the latest announcements.
Beyond ease of use and a thorough compilation of the latest news, EDM Remix is a secondary source for discovering new music. The latest previews, full singles, and music videos from well-known, independent, and up-and-coming artists are all within a quick scroll down. Or, for inspiration to seek out on artist’s Soundcloud account, read one of the many single, album, or concert reviews.
Because electronic music moves at the speed of the internet, with artists quickly getting hot after a single or two, a source like EDM Remix is crucial for staying up to date – and avoiding that dreaded out-of-the-loop sensation. As convenience for dance music fans, who are more like to use social media than search, EDM Remix can be followed on Twitter.