From July 2015

FM4 Frequency Festival DJ Contest

Gewinne das Closing Set beim Frequency Festival!

War es schon immer dein Traum, deine DJ-Skills auf einer großen Festival-Stage unter Beweis zu stellen? Hast du den Sound, um die wogenden Reihen in den frühen Morgenstunden nach durchtanzter Nacht noch ein letztes Mal richtig zum Bouncen zu bringen? Wenn du obendrein in Österreich lebst, der 22. August in deinem Kalender noch frei ist und du dir deinen Namen zwischen internationalen Größen wie ModestepFukkk OffPorter Robinson und Ill Skillz gut vorstellen kannst, dann ist er deine große Chance: Der FM4 Frequency 2015 DJ Contest!

In Kooperation mit volume.at vergeben wir dieses Jahr an eine Glückliche oder einen Glücklichen unter euch den Closing-Slot (!) im Nightpark des FM4 Frequency Festivals. Wer es mit seinem DJ-Mix schafft, sowohl die Play.fm-Hörerschaft als auch die Contest-Jury zu überzeugen, hat am Samstag, den 22. August, ab 5:00 Uhr morgens eine ganze Stunde Zeit, um dem Festival einen würdigen musikalischen Abschluss zu bereiten.


Was gibt´s zu gewinnen?

FM4 Frequency Nightpark
Die Stage des Nightpark am FM4 Frequency Festival – stehst du vielleicht schon bald hier?

1. Platz:

  • Einstündiger DJ-Slot am Samstag, 22. August 2015, von 5:00 bis 6:00 Uhr beim FM4 Frequency Festival in St. Pölten
  • Reisekosten nach St. Pölten und retour
  • Ein Interview im Play.fm Blog und Listung als Set of the Day auf unserer Facebook-Seite

2. und 3. Platz:

  • Goodie-Bag mit Play.fm T-Shirt und Stickern

Blut geleckt, Kalender gecheckt und Decks bereits drehbereit? Dann nichts wie los – so kannst du mitmachen:

Wie nimmst du teil?

  • Lade deinen 30 – 60 Minuten langen Mix bis Sonntag, 16. August 2015, bis spätestens 23:59 Uhr in den Channel des FM4 Frequency DJ Contest auf Play.fm hoch. Mixes, die bereits vor Beginn des Contests hochgeladen wurden, können beim Contest nicht berückstichtigt werden.
  • Trage als Titel für deinem Mix DEIN DJ NAME – Mix für FM4 Frequency DJ Contest 2015 ein.
  • Unter Genres & Tags muss jedenfalls FM4 Frequency DJ Contest 2015 eingetragen sein, sonst ist er auf der Contest-Page nicht sichtbar. Weitere Tags kannst du natürlich ganz nach Belieben vergeben.
  • Lade dir das offizielle FM4 Frequency 2015 DJ Contest Coverbild runter und verwende es für deinen Mix:

    Coverimage FM4 Frequency DJ Contest
    Verwende dieses Coverimage für deinen Mix
FM4 Frequency DJ Contest - Mix-Upload
So solltest du deinen Mix hochladen!
  • Fülle die Felder City, Tracklist und Description ebenfalls aus.
  • Sofern deine Artist Page auf Play.fm (www.play.fm/yourartistname) noch unvollständig ist, vervollständige sie mit Informationen, Fotos, Links etc. Vollständig ausgefüllte Profile und Mixe werden erfahrungsgemäß auch mehr gehört.
  • Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Personen mit Wohnsitz in Österreich, die zum Zeitpunkt des Festivals (22. August 2015) das 16. Lebensjahr vollendet haben.
  • Bitte beachte: Dein Mix kann bei der Wertung nur berücksichtigt werden, wenn er rechtzeitig hochgeladen wird und alle Teilnahmebedingungen erfüllt sind. Mit Teilnahme am Contest bestätigst du dein Einverständnis mit den Teilnahmebedingungen und erklärst dich bereit, den Auftritt am 22. August auch wahrzunehmen.
  • Sende deinen Mix nicht direkt an das FM4 Frequency oder an Play.fm (e-Mail, CD, DL Link).
  • Es gelten unsere allgemeinen Bestimmungen zur Nutzung von Play.fm, also Terms of Service und Privacy Policy.

Dein Mix ist online und du hast die Teilnahmebedingungen erfüllt – wie geht’s weiter?

Wie gewinnst du?

    • Rühr ordentlich die Werbetrommel für deinen Mix, damit er möglichst oft gehört wird, denn in der Vorrunde entscheiden die Play.fm Hörerinnen und Hörer: Nur die 20 Mixes mit den meisten Plays & Likes kommen in die Endrunde! Bleib dennoch fair, vermeide Spam und aufdringliches Verhalten – bei groben Verstößen behalten wir uns vor, den Mix von der Teilnahme zu sperren.
    • Aus den 20 beliebtesten Mixes wählt eine Fachjury, bestehend aus dem FM4 Frequency Team und der Play.fm Redaktion, ihre Favoritin oder ihren Favoriten. Berücksichtigt werden dabei Originalität, Track-Auswahl, Stimmigkeit, technische Fähigkeiten – und natürlich, ob der Sound für das Closing Set einer Festivalbühne geeignet ist.
    • Neben einer Fachjury entscheidet vor allem: das Publikum!
      Neben einer Fachjury entscheidet vor allem: das Publikum!

      Die Bekanntgabe der Gewinnerin oder des Gewinners erfolgt spätestens am Mittwoch, 19. August 2015, auf der Contest-Seite und der Facebook-Seite von Play.fm. Das Urteil der Jury ist endgültig, der Rechtsweg ausgeschlossen.

    • Mit der oder dem Erstplatzierten werden wir umgehend Kontakt wegen der Organisation des Gigs aufnehmen, wie auch mit Zweit- und Drittplatziertem wegen dem Versand des Goodie-Packs. Wir bitten um Verständnis, dass wir euch, wenn ihr diesmal kein Glück hattet, keine individuelle Verständigung oder Einzelfeedback geben können.
    • Der Gewinn ist nicht übertragbar und kann nicht in bar ausgezahlt werden.

Alles klar? Dann kann’s ja losgehen – wir sind bereits gespannt auf eure Mixes und freuen uns bereits, mit euch beim Frequency in den Sonnenaufgang zu rocken!

 

Und hier geht´s zum Contest:

FM4 Frequency DJ Contest 2015

>> https://www.play.fm/fm4-frequency-dj-contest-2015

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The new Play.fm – Key Features

The new Play.fm should be as easy to navigate as never before, so that you can discover all the features without further explanation. However, if you recently started using our service it might be helpful to get an overview of the most important features first:

 

Discover popular Mixes, Genres & Cities

The discover menu in the navigation bar lets you browse through the Play.fm catalogue by different filters and categories.

Discover Menu on Play.fm

 

1) New, Popular, Trending, Editor’s Picks

‘New’ lets you listen to the most recently uploaded mixes across all genres.

The ‘Popular’ category shows you the mixes that have been listened to recently. This may also contain older mixes, if many people listened to them within the last 14, 90 or 365 days.

‘Trending’ contains all mixes published during the last 30 days, sorted by popularity.

In ‘Editor´s Picks’, the Play.fm team chooses certain mixes in order to help you find good stuff, eg ‘Set of the day’. Follow our official Play.fm profile to get those recommended mixes right into your newsfeed.

 

2) Genres

Music Genre Channels on Play.fmIn each genre category, eg Techno, you´ll see the most recent uploads and the popular ones (listened to within the last 14 days). The horizontal slideshows contain only a few mixes, so click on ‘View all’ to see a complete list of all mixes from that category. If you are looking for sub-genres, scroll down to the ‘Related Genres & Tags’ section.

 

 

 

 

 

3) Cities

City Channels on Play.fmEvery city channel, eg Vienna, contains only those mixes recorded in this city. When DJs upload their mixes they can geo-tag their mix. This helps DJs to present themselves in the context of their local scene and stand out from the mass. And it helps people living in this city to get to know their local artists better. The list of DJs & Brands lets you browse through all the people uploading mixes from the city.

Currently, we focus on Vienna and Berlin since most of our listeners live here. However, there´s a larger list of cities at the bottom of our homepage that you´ll see before you log in. If you would like to find a specific city, just use a URL like this: https://www.play.fm/city/yourcity. And in case you think your city deserves a spot in the main menu, let us know and tell us what´s going on in your hood at feedback@play.fm.

 

 

Play and skip instantly

When you hit the play button of a mix, a small player will be shown at the bottom of your browser window. It lets you skip forward or backward instantly, so you don’t have to wait for the audio to download or buffer. You may also browse through the website, visit profiles, search for other mixes, log in or do whatever you like – the beat keeps going.

The new Play.fm Mini Player at the bottom

 

Like, Add to playlist, Timed Comments

Every mix has its own page where you should see a detailed description, the tracklist, the wave form, related mixes and all the buttons you need to like, comment on and share the mix or add it to your playlists. A comment you post while listening will be saved at the exact time position in the moment that you click on the comment button, that´s why it´s called a ‘Timed Comment’. On the left side you´ll see the the number of plays, likes and comments the mix has got. Click on the small headphone icon to see a list of (signed up) listeners.

Set Detail Page on Play.fm

 

Search super fast

Search super fast on Play.fm

The search delivers results instantly or live when you type the first few letters. Results are shown in a fraction of a second, so thanks to our clever coders we think it´s pretty fast. It will bring you directly to users’ profiles (DJs, listeners, clubs, etc.), or tags & genres, so you might also use it to search for genres you don’t find in the discover menu. Still to come: search for mixes and cities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upload in 45 seconds, for free

Upload for free on Play.fmWe know how annoying it can be to wait for an upload to finish, so we put quite a lot of effort in making the upload as fast and convenient as possible for you. Just choose the audiofile from your harddrive, type in the most important information and leave the rest to us (transcode, create the wave form, publish). All in all, for a 60 minutes mix in 128kbit/s bitrate, it only takes 45 seconds to be published.

You may upload any kind of audio format, eg mp3, aac, wav, etc. Add a tracklist from Serato, Traktor, a pre-written tracklist or type it in track-by-track. If you want your mix to be shown on the city page, choose the city the mix was recorded in. And choose the private option in case you want to keep your mix hidden from your public profile.

The only limit we have is a duration minimum of 20 minutes, as Play.fm focuses on mixes and podcasts, not single tracks.

 

Have your profile, follow others

Public Profils on Play.fmAs soon as you sign up on Play.fm you´ll have a public profile showing other users who you follow on Play.fm, who is following you and what mixes you liked. As a DJ or podcaster your uploads are shown in the ‘New’ section. People who start following you will see your activities in their newsfeed, eg what you listen to, what you add to playlists etc.

In case that other people tag their mixes with your profile name these mixes are shown as ‘Tagged by others’ on your profile. You can hide that section in your ‘Settings’ (via the dropdown menu in the header). There, you may also change your URL, Email, Password and Email Notifications.

 

 

Your newsfeed & recommendations

Why log in to Play.fm? You´ll see all the new uploads and other activities of the people you follow in your newsfeed, and moreover, we will recommend mixes based on your listening habits. This means less searching and more time for listening to stuff you like. It´s that simple. Are you logged in already?

Newsfeed & Recommendations on Play.fm

Get more details here >>


 

Embed mixes into your website

We offer player widgets for a single mix and for multiple mixes, eg if you want to embed all your uploads into your website at once. The embed code that you will need for this, can be found by clicking on the share button, for the single widget it´s on the detail page of a mix, for the multiple mix widget it´s the share button you see on every profile page. The multiple mix widget is available in two layouts, one is a horizontal slideshow, the other is a vertical list of mixes.

A Single Mix Widget looks like this:

 

A multiple mix widget looks like this:

 

 

Mobile Apps

Just a quick note: the mobile apps available for iOS and Android are not yet transferred to the new Play.fm. This means, that the apps currently do not show new uploads, ie published after the launch of our new platform last February. New Apps are in the making, so stay tuned! Meanwhile, if you´d like to use the web version on your mobile phone: the player works but the layout is not ‘mobile ready’, yet. We are trying to improve that asap.

 

API for Developers

If you are a geeky coder who wants to develop an app on basis of our data or just wants to try something out, let us know at developers@play.fm. The Play.fm API gives you access to all data available to the public (and some data not available to the public), even the audiostreams, but excluding private data from other users like email addresses or individual listener statistics. That´s aaawesome, don´t you think?

 

Coming up next?

Visit our Feedback Forum to find out what´s in the pipeline and post your ideas. Or let us know what you think about the new Play.fm at feedback@play.fm and let´s improve the new Play.fm together!

 

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Gerald van der Hint - one of 30 DJs from Vienna you should know!

Spot on Vienna – 30 DJs you should know

Vienna – does that ring a bell? The reference of this town probably brings up thoughts of classical music, old emperors with white beards, art nouveau buildings and Schnitzel in first place. However, Austria’s capital also offers a lively, diverse electronic music scene to discover, which not only brought up worldwide renowned artists like Dorian Concept, Patrick Pulsinger, Kruder & Dorfmeister or Camo & Krooked, but dozens and hundreds of creative, devoted individuals pushing things forward as DJs, producers, event and club promoters or operators of labels or record stores, and making it a shiny, little gem for music lovers.

Album covers of Austrian artists
You probably own at least one of those, don’t you..?

How do we know? Simple, we live here – Play.fm was founded by people from and having its headquarters in Vienna since 2004. Thus, as a kick-off for our new city channels, nothing more obvious for us to do to showcase some (thirty to be exact) of the Vienna’s most talented, demanded, interesting, forward-thinking or in any other way influential players and have them chatting about life in Vienna and the local scene as well as do what they do best: Mix up magnificent music!

So throughout the recently passed months of May and June, we did thirty interviews (in German only yet, any translation tool of your choice shall give you the overall idea though), each coming along with an exclusive mix – a collection that showcases the wide range of Vienna’s club scene, from Hip Hop, Reggae and Funk via all shades of House and Techno to Dubstep, Drum & Bass and other styles of Bass music – here’s the full list of links to the many-faceted sound of Vienna:

 

#1: Emil Berliner

Part of Junge Wilde collective and a splendid producer with releases on Great Stuff, Schönbrunner Perlen or My Best Friend.

Read the interview


 

#2: Shroombab

Initiator of Junglistic Sistaz, a worldwide network of female Drum & Bass artists, and operator of High Tension Records.

Read the interview


 

#3: Olinclusive

Part of DSTYCRTS, a collective of dedicated DJs and beatmakers, one half of DJ team Scooby Duo and band member of Captain Hot Dog Sauce.

Read the interview


 

#4: DJ Mogli

Part of Treasure Isle, Vienna’s longest running sound system in regards of Roots Reggae, Dub, Rocksteady and any other authentic Jamaican sounds.

Read the interview


 

#5: Joja

Former radio host on Superfly FM and operator of V ARE, a local initiative to blend music, visual arts, design and other disciplines of arts.

Read the interview


 

#6: Nicole Jaey

An up and coming multi-talent (DJ, producer, live-performing artist and singer) rooted in Vienna’s leading audiovisual festival sound:frame.

Read the interview


 

#7: Makossa

One of Austria’s longest serving DJs, head of music at nationwide public radio FM4, one part of Makossa & Megablast (with releases on Gigolo Records and G-Stone) and innovator of the term Swound Sound.

Read the interview


 

#8: Ken Hayakawa

One of the head honchos at the Schönbrunner Perlen label and one of the most renowned Techno producers with releases on liebe*detailMusik gewinnt Freunde or Goldmin Music.

Read the interview


 

#9: Trishes

Devoted music journalist and host of FM4’s Hip Hop show Tribe Vibes, beatmaker on Duzz Down San and curator of this year’s popfest.

Read the interview


 

#10: Doree

One of Vienna’s freshest and already most demanded Drum & Bass DJs, representing Switch! and City Warriors Vienna.

Read the interview


 

#11: Roman Rauch

Our town’s number one export regarding deep, analogish House these days, with a discography including releases on PhilpotEndless Flight/Mule MusiqQuintessentials and an album on klamauk.

Read the interview


 

#12: Mia Rabe

Part of Viennoise, an artist collective combining their passion for electronic music with concerts, visual arts and exhibitions.

Read the interview


 

#13: Laho

Vienna’s jack-of-all-trades, record dealer at Tongues, event promoter and, not least, a dedicated DJ daring to explore sounds off the beaten track.

Read the interview


 

#14: Matt Mor

One of the town’s most demanded DJs regarding true, uncompromising Techno, promoter of Wechselstrom events and co-running the label Panterre Musique.

Read the interview


 

#15: pocketful of g:ld 

One of the local DJs and promoters most likely to dare and deal music that’s off the public radar, running the BLVZE nights and the home-made events at Das Werk.

Read the interview


 

#16: Mann & Klamm

A young duo fully dedicated to House, with DJ appearances between Barcelona and Istanbul and releases on Houseology, Piston Recordings and My Little Dog.

Read the interview


 

#17: Joyce Muniz

One who has been steadily touring the world throughout the past few years, while still dropping releases on internationally aknowledged labels as 20:20 VisionTop Billin’ and Exploited.

Read the interview


 

#18: B.Visible

One of the city’s leading beatmakers, a regular on Duzz Down San and with releases on Cosmonostro.

Read the interview


 

#19: Simonlebon

Founding father and co-operator of internationally aknowledged Luv Shack Records and one half of the production duo Burnin’ Tears.

Read the interview


 

#20: Pezo Fox

One of the godfathers, being busy as DJ, promoter and record dealer for 25 years, responsible for bringing artists like KRS-OneMos Def or the Wu-Tang Clan to town.

Read the interview


 

#21: Gerald van der Hint 

Promoter of events like Meat Market and Mutter and a fully dedicated Techno- and House-DJ himself.

Read the interview


 

#22: Christoph Wagner

Long-term host of the Jazzdination Radioshow, doing regular interviews and live-sessions with artists like Dorian ConceptLouie Austen or Brenk Sinatra.

Read the interview


 

#23: Jay Rome

Head of Blu Saphir Records and it’s several sublabels, home for international Drum & Bass artists like BungleSyncopix and Bassface Sascha.

Read the interview


 

#24: Slack Hippy

One of our town’s longest serving and still most demanded DJs and a regular at FM4 La Boum deluxe.

Read the interview


 

#25: Zanshin

Part of Affine Records, as both a solo artist as well as one half of Ogris Debris, also appearing on Compost RecordsNurvous Records and disko404.

Read the interview


 

#26: Austrian Apparel

Probably the most hyped Techno liveact Vienna has to offer at the moment, pulling their analogue synths and drum computers through all relevant clubs and festivals.

Read the interview


 

#27: Bono Goldbaum

Mastermind behind booking and event agency Instinkt Music and booker at Die Kantine, the latest addition to Vienna’s club scene that’s booming the city with a massive Function One system.

Read the interview


 

#28: Moogle

Music journalist at music magazine The Gap and the regional edition of Noisey and part of the Bebop Rodeo collective, that’s brought artists like Moodymann and Theo Parrish to town, as well as hosting a 100+ mixes strong podcast series.

Read the interview


 

#29: Beware

Two-times DMC championship participant, co-host of the daily mixshow FM4 Unlimited, co-operator of critically acclaimed Klasse Recordings label and an illustrious House producer himself under his Mr. Ho moniker.

Read the interview


 

#30: Antonia

One of Austria’s most up-and-coming talents in forward-thinking Bass music and part of the Canyoudigit collective, that’s already brought Mount KimbieHudson Mohawke or Lil Silva to town.

Read the interview


Find those and a few thousand more mixes, radioshows and live recordings from Vienna, ranging back to our initial period in 2004 and even before, from long-time established artists, up-and-coming talents, dedicated record collectors and passionate bedroom DJs, in brief: music lovers, within our Vienna city channel:

https://www.play.fm/city/vienna – it’s on!

Also, be sure to stay connected for more city features to come as well as more input from our beloved hometown – as a matter of fact, it has waaaayyyyy more to offer than just those thirty…!

Tell us what´s going on in your town & upload your own mixes

If you feel there are things happening just around your corner that the world needs to learn about, feel welcome to let us know! Just write a few lines to feedback@play.fm or on our Facebook page and tell us where you live, what’s going on music wise there and which DJs, clubs and promoters are constantly changing the game there – we will surely check your hints and if we feel the same way, there’s a good chance your hood might appear within our sitemap soon with it’s very own neat city channel. And in the meanwhile: Be sure to rep your hood by uploading your own mixes!