Underground Sound has been a reliable source for underground Australian house and techno music since May 2013. Until now all of that music has come from SoundCloud.
The latest interview (with Defwill) includes an exclusive DJ set for Underground Sound hosted on Mixcloud.
Recent changes to the way that SoundCloud delivers music to its users through the stream mean that I can no longer publish music on Underground Sound the way I used to. The SoundCloud stream once included every track and every repost from everyone that you as a user followed with your SoundCloud account, in order of posting. But with the recent commercialisation of SoundCloud, that has changed so that the stream only shows music that SoundCloud thinks should be relevant to you in a more immediate sense. Now it’s a tailored experience like Facebook, it doesn’t show you everything.
For example, the last five posts here on Underground Sound feature monthly DJ sets that did not appear in my SoundCloud stream, yet I have been reposting them since I opened this SoundCloud account. I had to go looking for them on each artist’s SoundCloud profile. That makes posting music from SoundCloud in any sort of order of release prohibitively difficult, and effectively shuns underground music bloggers like myself from using SoundCloud with the ease that was possible in the past.
With that in mind, the format of Underground Sound will change this year. I am going to focus entirely on my interviews with underground Australian DJs and producers, and on bringing you their exclusive DJ sets via the Underground Sound Mixcloud page. It’s something I’ve been working hard to develop and I have a number of great artists lined up (asking me!) to be interviewed.
I really enjoyed finding all sorts of interesting and inspiring tunes and sets from Australian electronic musicians over the years, and sharing that music with my readers. All of that music will remain on the site as legacy content.
I hope to interview many of the artists whose music has been featured on here. You can keep up to date with the interviews on Underground Sound by liking the Facebook page.
Thank you for listening.
John William Daly
They changed it back!
The thing is, if SoundCloud is going to change the way the stream works without any official word as to what is going on, I still cannot commit to running the site the way I used to. Who knows what changes they are going to make from here on out now they have struck these deals with major record labels and are attempting to broaden their commercial appeal.
SoundCloud please keep your users informed of what is happening! I have announced a major change to my web site and I am going to stick with it.