I really enjoy digging records on bandcamp.com.
It's a music streaming and distribution service that cuts the middle man between artists and listeners. If you like the music, you can support the artist directly by buying a DRM-free digital copy. Couldn't be simpler than that.
The service also provides some ways for users to find new music, ranging from recommendations (at the bottom of the page) to blog articles about various styles (on Bandcamp Daily), and the ability to follow artists and then access an aggregated feed of releases.
What it doesn't provide is a playlist feature, nor some AI-driven infinite radio.
This seemingly crippling lack of feature makes the tool an oasis in a world of machine learning DJs: you have to choose your records again, just like you did before Spotify.
I kept find gems in this website, so I decided to publish a list of my favorite records released every month, describing them in one phrase.
Here is the first one, from January 2018.
tags: cloud-rap experimental-hip-hop spoken-word usa
Milo delivers jazzy lo-fi rap tunes filled with existentialist poetry and dreamy melancholic vibes.
tags: indie-rock pop-punk usa
Captivating melodies, crisp riffs and tight production: really good 21st century punk music.
tags: singer-songwriter indie-folk avant-folk usa
Too sad, too personal, too much talent, too eerie.
tags: psychedlic-rock garage-rock stoner-rock germany
Loads of energy, showing that pop-friendly stoner rock doesn't have to sound like the Queens of the Stone Age.
tags: house nu-disco kitschwave poland
Close your eyes, you're in a pool party inside a Dreamcast game, everything is peaceful and crystalline.
tags: house nu-disco canada
Elegant dance music, what Future-French-Touch would sound like if it was a thing.
tags: garage-rock folk-rock psych-pop usa
Thanks all the gods for Ty Segall and all tasteful noisy psychedelia and pop weirdness he can gift us.
tags: future-garage chillstep uk
Following Burial's path of darkness and grit -- and that's great, really.