Mixcloud, the website that has revolutionized online radio, is going mobile...
In its short history, Mixcloud has done for podcasts and DJ mixes, what Soundcloud has done for streaming and sharing individual songs. It's a very simple service that allows you to upload files and their techno-wizardry takes care of the royalties and back-end nonsense, and lets you get on with blathering about music into a microphone or working on your beat-matching.
DiS embraced the platform around its launch, impressed that someone had finally solved a lot of the royalty related problems which forced us to stop DiS radio. Last year we did a series of mixes, and earlier this year we 'relaunched' DiS Radio (below), with a special show (all of which you'll find compiled here). We've plenty more planned, so we're very pleased-as-punch that, with their free iPhone app, you can now take our radio show away from the computer and listen to it on your commute - which was one of the major gripes from our community when we started doing these mixes.
And it's not just mixes and radio shows you'll find on there, the Mixcloud site and app has everything from Electronica to Education, from Dave Gorman to Guardian's Travel show via Dazed & Confused and talks from The RSA and lots more in between - including DiS scribe Rory Gibb's 10 years of Dubstep playlist which was the second most listened to 'cloudcast' on Mixcloud last year.
Explaining this a little more, Mat Clayton, co-founder of Mixcloud said:
"We are initially launching our app as a free beta. There is a lot of value in our unique content catalogue and a number of ways we could build our business model. As a start-up, our philosophy is customer focused and agile, so we'd like to get a wide range of beta users on board and understand the different usage habits before committing to a particular approach."
For more info and to grab the app go here: mixcloud.com/iphone