SoundCloud’s new infographic details the platform’s biggest players.
Love it or hate it, SoundCloud provides content creators the world over a platform on which they can reach an ever-growing audience. The music streaming service has compiled an infographic that breaks down which artists saw the most success over the past year.
Chicago, Illinois rapper Juice WRLD received the “Top Artist” honor for amassing more likes, reposts and streams than any other uploader. His song “Lucid Dreams” was also declared “Top Track” for racking up more plays than any other upload on the platform. Two Friends and Illenium also won “Top DJ Set” and “Top Remix,” respectively – the former for “Big Bootie Mix Vol. 13,” and the latter for his remix of The Chainsmokers‘ “Don’t Let Me Down.”
The SoundCloud Playback 2018 infographic also delves into the most used tags, biggest traffic spikes, and other distinctions. Look through it in its entirety below.
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By Real EDM — 3 months ago
We applaud the creativity that drug busts have offered over the years. The most recent one comes from a shipment of cocaine seized at Georgia’s Savannah seaport. Valued at $19 million, US Customs and Border Protection seized an extraordinary payload.
450 packages arrived hidden inside pineapples on a ship from Colombia back in November. In total, everything weighed more than 1,150 pounds. A subsequent field test by the Office of Field Operations confirmed they contained the drug.
CBP proclaimed the bust to the public on Friday.
“This was an outstanding interception of narcotics by our CBP officers.” -Savannah’s CBP Area Port Director, Lisa Beth Brown
What a catch indeed! As authorities currently investigate the drugs and its seizure, this is a reminder to reinforce against drug smuggling. We now know that the shipment originated in the coastal city of Cartagena. At this time, no arrests have been made.
The work that these officers do each day to stop illegal activity at the borders and ports of entry is huge. On a typical day, customs agents seize over 5,000 pounds of drugs. Every time you cross a barrier, the drugs increase in value. Throughout our time, the drug trade has become a gigantic criminal enterprise in America. With a market value heavily dependent on geographic location, it’s no wonder things needed to get creative here.
Latin America is a critical zone for drug production and trafficking. Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia are the world’s main cocaine producers. Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean are the prime corridors for drug transport into the US and Europe.
While eradication programs lower levels of production in one country, production is pushed into another. The “balloon effect” remains consistently steady. Despite decades of the US-led drug control efforts, momentum continues to build. Our priority is in the eradication of production, interdiction of traffic, and criminalization of consumption. Drug production, trafficking, and consumption shall not prevail.
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By Real EDM — 5 months ago
Look forward to more tunes coming from Circus Records to celebrate the landmark.
When it comes to bass music, Conrank has been making waves for quite some time – and with the edge that he has given to his music, he arguablydeserves the attention. Having recently released some hard-hitting bangers in addition to collaborations with Dirt Monkey & Space Jesus, the L.A. and Shanghai-based producer is showing no signs of stopping.
His first track of 2019 is a big one as it comes out as a part of the legendary label Circus Records celebrating 10-year anniversary. The label being at the forefront of the global bass movement for a decade has given us artists like Flux Pavillion, FuntCase, Doctor P, Cookie Monsta, Carmada, Chime, and DISKORD to name a few.
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In regards to Conrank’s tune, “Tonk Sound,” it really encapsulates that old school vibe but with modern and clean production. Bass music lovers will likely enjoy it.
To celebrate 10 years of ruining silence, Circus Records will be giving away a track every week from its artists every week for free. In the meantime, download “Tonk Sound” here.
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By Real EDM — 1 month ago
David Guetta discusses his early days as a DJ, the influence Daft Punk had on him, and the early ’90s in Paris in this short documentary.
David Guetta teamed up with Beatport to release The Road To Jack Back last month during Winter Music Conference (WMC) in Miami. Days ago, he went ahead and released the documentary short on his YouTube channel for easy accessibility.
Telling his story first hand, Guetta chronicles his early days and the people and places that influenced his journey towards being the global phenomenon he is today. Last year, he announced his Jack Back alias alongside the release of his album 7. Jack Back is Guetta’s way of taking it back to his roots, to the deeper side – where it all started.
Speaking about the story behind the alias, Guetta said:
“Since the album represents a full cycle to me I wanted to go back to the beginning of the cycle, where I’m coming from. These are actually the type of records that come more naturally to me than pop, because I’ve done this all my life. I wanted to create something very personal. I get excited by music that is part of a culture and that’s why I wanted to make this. There is no commercial approach to it, I’m doing it for the love of music.”
His story begins with him spending his early days in the underground Paris club scene while drawing inspiration from American DJs at the same time. He was first inspired to DJ by those on pirate radio which as he said was the radio for “rebels” back in his days. He slowly started teaching himself how to beat match in conjunction with the DJs on the radio, and spinning along on the single-turntable setup he had at home.
Guetta started early by bringing greats from the American house music scene into the Parisian club scene. David Morales, Frankie Knuckles and Danny Tenaglia among others would come down to perform in Paris and through their talents, he would go on to hone his craft simultaneously. He also goes on to mention how he got acquainted with the wonder of Space Ibiza through these times and in 1995-1996 began to perform there.
Things began to pick up for him when he took his breakout hit “Just A Little More Love” to Daft Punk and, impressed by his work, they set him up with Virgin Records. There was no looking back for him from there on.
In the 15-minute mini doc, Guetta also goes on to say how after 30 years of DJing, at times it had began to feel like he was on autopilot and the happiness the music brought him was missing. That was the feeling his Jack Back alias brought back to him.
“As David Guetta, I’m a Warner artist,” he put it. “Everything I do, I have to ask for permission. As Jack Back, I’m unsigned! I’m free, I’m a nobody. And sometimes being a nobody is so amazing!”
Check out his last release under the Jack Back alias here.
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