UK dance music fans now have a bespoke digital-music distribution service called Trackitdown.
The service offers a wide range of dance music genres, and a selection of news, features and community forums.
To celebrate its launch the site is giving away a pair of Technics SLDZ1200s, the most desirable CD DJ decks, costing £715 each.
With prices set at around £1.50 per track in the platform-agnostic MP3 format, Trackitdown's current catalogue boasts 150 dance labels, including Fat Boy Slim’s Southern Fried, Adam Freeland’s Marine Parade, Mondo, Soma, Vicious Circle, Trouble On Vinyl and RAM Records.
Alongside exclusive tracks the service also offers exclusive 60-minute mixes you won't find elsewhere. These include offerings from Chris Liberator, Paul Glazby, Darren Tate, Mark Wilkinson, Tayo and Trouble on Vinyl/Renegade Hardware.
Hard-dance producer and DJ Nick Sentience has been commissioned to produce Trackitdown's first totally exclusive track. He said: "I’m playing to about 100,000 people at events every year, yet physical sales are on a downward spiral. These people are dedicated music lovers, spending their hard-earned cash to get into the gigs and sometimes travelling hundreds of miles to get there.
"Dance music and its fans have gone online, leaving a shrinking number of customers for CDs and vinyl, and I'm excited to have been given the opportunity to meet them online through Trackitdown".
Budding DJs can now fill their iPods and other digital-music players with dance music using Trackitdown – and soon independent music through Apple's iTunes Music Store, as they prepare for the new wave of street-level digital music clubs (such as North London's Playlist) that are manifesting in cities across the globe.
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