Turntable.fm The Lowdown and Events Schedule
Are you looking for a new way to listen to music, maybe you saw post about it but did not know what it was, or maybe you are an artist looking to get you music out , well turntable.fm is the site for you.
So what is Turntable.fm? It’s a browser-based chat room that streams music based on the choices of a rotating cast of DJ’s made from people who are in the room. There are up to five DJ’s at any one time who create playlists; the station cycles through the playlists one song at a time, moving from one DJ’s pick to the next. There are rooms for every style of music, from rock, country, EDM, Jam, hip-hop to more band specific rooms such as The Grateful Dead, 90’s rap, or chill out ambient rooms, you name it. Rooms are user created, if there is not a room for the music that you are looking for you can create your own. You might even make it a private room so that only your friends may enter it.
But that is not all that Turntable.fm provides. Besides being able to listen to the music that others or maybe you are playing for the room, there is also a room chat where you converse with everyone in the room. Rooms can become very personal as you meet and become friends with other room regulars who share your interest in style of music. You can upload songs or search through the Media net-powered library to create your playlist when it’s your turn to DJ. Since songs are saved in the rooms recently played, if another user plays a song that you really like Turntable allows you to add the song to your own play list so that you may play that song when it is your turn to DJ.
Turntable.fm keeps users motivated to play their own music by allowing users to have different avatars which are gained through a point system.
But by far one of the coolest features about turntable.fm is the “live” virtual shows. Listed on the main page are the events that are going on that week. Where turntable.fm has DJ and members from real life bands sign on a spin tunes. Events can be one DJ or band playing there songs to whole virtual festivals of people. Recently there have been shows by Lotus, Widespread Panic, Phish, and Knife Party who’s show was well over 2000+ people. The one of the recent “festivals” had about 25 different artists and producers and was a 12 hour event including Tycho, Blue Tec, ulrich schnauss, Gramatik, Jenova 7, Polish Ambassador and Com Truise.
IF you are still timid about joining the Turntable.fm then here are some of the upcoming events to get you excited that are happening this week:
05/07 – The Easy Grotto Couch Fest- Purple Hatter’s Ball
If this sounds familiar this festival is happening next week so as a preview different artists as well and some regular users will be playing through the lineup of the festival which includes acts such as Lettuce ,Emancipator ,The New Mastersounds , Quantic, The Malah.
For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/570683076286441/
05/08 – Civil Twilight Listening Party
An event so that people who enjoy listening to Civil Twilight can play music together and meet.
For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/343525732436558/
05/09 – TWERKFEST 2013
A Hip-hop and rap festival including 30 different artists hosted by a group called The Trap Train , top billed artists include heRobust, Butch Clancy, Kid Womp , The Hi-yahs, At dawn we rage, and DMNDZ ,
For more info go to http://thetraptrain.weebly.com/
05/10 Chill or be Chilled Presents: The Album Leaf, The American Dollar and more:
This is the same group the held the event with Tycho, Com Truise and BlueTec, and you can expect many more artists to be add to the list as well as hundreds of people attending.
For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/641193345897555/
05/10 PORTUGAL. THE MAN
For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/events/298057683660542/
05/11 – Funk & Soul Cave Power Hour