Friday, May 21, 2010

Dance Culture Sites Worth Checking Out

So in efforts to keep people informed on House Music and my view of the DJ culture, I have decided to list a few sites I feel worthy of checking out. In my opinion, these sites are always up to date with the latest in dance music as well as the dance culture here in San Francisco.


Beatport is the recognized leader in electronic dance music downloads for DJs and club music enthusiasts. Download high quality MP3s and WAV file formats. Weekly top ten DJ Charts. Buy from 600k+ tracks of House, Techno, Electro, Trance, Drum & Bass, Minimal, Dubstep and ten other dance music genres. Ten free digital downloads to get you started.
Stompy.COM is an online boutique specializing in House Music Digital Downloads. High-Quality Mp3 DJ Mixes & Pro-Quality WAV & Mp3 DJ Tracks. All of their tracks are either $1.49 or $1.99. If you're as into the San Francisco style as much as I am, then THIS is the site to get your authentic SF sound on the download!
Om is a San Francisco based music and lifestyle company. They are artists and producers of music, design, fashion and events for a global community of forward thinking people. Since OM began in 1995, they have grown to become highly recognized and respected throughout the global music community. 
Whether you're looking for music to purchase, a podcast or radio to listen to,  cool swagger merchandise to wear, videos to keep you entertained or a blog that keeps you in the loop...this is a site NOT to miss!
eMusic's vast catalogue comprises more than 6 million tracks from over 60,000 record labels that span every conceivable music genre including rock, jazz, comedy, hip-hop, blues, classical, country, folk, children's music, electronic, world, reggae and more. eMusic offers music lovers and casual music fans a more immersive, authentic music experience and better prices than mass market digital music retailers. Trust me, if you're looking for a more eclectic, up and coming selection of music, this site is excellent! 


Looking for a club event to attend in a major city? From San Francisco to New York City and many more in between, this site has the scoop on where you can catch that DJ you've always wanted to see. Or if you're looking for something new to check out,  just choose a city from the drop down list and take you pick from weekly's to monthly's to "one off's". If you're curious to see the type of crowd that attends, you can also check out Eventvibe's massive Photo Galleries from past events. 

SF Station is an online lifestyle city guide which covers a wide range of the San Francisco Bay Area's Arts, Entertainment & Cultural events.

The site's advanced up-to-the-minute Events Calendar will keep you from missing a beat on what's going on around town. Their dynamic Local Business Directory has everything from restaurants, clubs, dance lessons, museums, shopping, daycare and everything in between. It's no surprise why SF Station has become the Go-To site for socially active users between 21-45 years old. 

One of my favorite features of this site is not only that you can choose the city you are in and then find all the events around town, but you can also see whether an event is worth going to and view who else likes it. You can also Discover people who share your interests and look up groups that sound interesting to you. With its interactive fan base, you can See who else wants to go. People are meeting up to do stuff all the time. Feel free to post a message for the event and see who else is open for meeting up.

So there it is....I hope you find this post informative and worth passing along to your friends, because hey...not everyone knows where to find the "cool stuff". 
Check back in the future, as I will be presenting some other sites I find worth mentioning. Whether it's music, video, gadgets, radio, shopping, new talent, etc....I'm sure to discover it and share it with the world.

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