June 1st, 2009
Mugasha adds a slew of new sets
If you’re into electronica, you’re likely a heavy podcast consumer—a great way to get a ton of new tunes to fill your library. But there’s one major issue with that format: like the live sets, DJ podcasts are a single unbroken stream of music—often hours on end—with no way to determine which songs are which and who’s being sampled.
Enter Portland-based Mugasha—arguably the most successful service to come out of Portland Startup Weekend. Mugasha slices and dices DJ sets into consumable—and intelligible—chunks, making it easier on the listener and providing more promotional opportunities for the DJs.
I’ve been a huge fan of Mugasha and the DJs they’ve had since their launch. But the pool of available music had been growing a little stagnant. Until today.
Now, Mugasha has updated to add a number of of new artists to their selection, effectively doubling the number of available artists on the service:
- Matt Darey‘s Nocturnal Sunshine
- Menno de Jong‘s Intuition Podcast
- Francesco Pico‘s Magnitude
- Myon & Shane 54‘s International Departures
- Marcel Woods‘ Musical Madness
Admittedly, the number of sets from each of the new artists isn’t as extensive as the more established Mugasha DJs. That said, it’s still great to see the team expanding their reach into the electronica scene. Because that means that more sets are likely coming. And with this momentum likely more artists.
And that’s a good thing for all of us.
Now, I have some new stuff to which I can listen as I sit here and blog about it. How meta.