Our News / April 14th, 2019
New DSP : Yandex Music
Yandex is one of the largest technology companies in Russia and offers a number of internet related services and products including the fifth most popular search engine in the world.
Yandex also operates, an on-demand subscription and ad-supported streaming service Yandex Music that is available on both desktop and mobile devices.
The Service offers the following service tiers:
(i) 'Ad-Supported Service' - an ad-supported, free to the end user streaming service, available in low audio quality and with limited functionality via mobile devices and with on-demand functionality via desktop devices.
(ii) 'Premium Service' - monthly paid on-demand subscription service, that includes both streaming and tethered downloads (i.e. an 'offline mode'), available in standard audio quality via desktop and mobile devices.
We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Yandex and excited to see how this develops in the coming months.
Industry News / April 19th, 2019
Soundcloud launches DJ software integration with virtualDJ
SoundCloud has launched new DJ software integration with VirtualDJ.
The new offering allows users to stream and mix the entire SoundCloud catalogue of tracks on the fly, building mixes within Virtual DJ once they have enabled the functionality, providing they have a SoundCloud Go+ subscription.
The move is part of a wider family of direct streaming offerings which we reported were in the pipeline last year as the platform looks to increase its appeal amongst the dance music community. More proof that streaming is poised to take over DJ booths across the world, a prediction DJ Mag made back in July 2018.
Industry News / April 17th, 2019
Rotterdam's Suicide Club has found a recipe for success in a city of contrasts
Suicide Club combines DJs with dining, and Dutch reserve with dancefloor enthusiasm.
The Groot Handelsgebouw building - an eight-storey office block and an architectural symbol of post-war Rotterdam - is an odd setting for a night that showcases some of Holland's leading underground DJs. But then the Suicide Club is an unusual night. Arriving on the eighth floor we exit the lift facing an open kitchen, food service still in full swing. Ambient jazz fills the air above the murmer of conversation and clatter of plates and glasses. With room for 200, the club is small, with a round bar, decorated in turquoise tiles, in the middle. Wrought iron modular shelving sits above it, a few sections filled with ornate stained glass. Warm, low hanging lights sit above the tables. So far, so gastro. Has this place really played host to the likes of Carista, Luke van Dijk and DJ Deeon (and tonight, local hero De Sluwe Vos)?