Application of the day: SoundCloud

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SoundCloud (Photo credit: ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓)

SoundCloud recently became one of my favorite iPhone apps. I’ve been registered on SoundCloud.com for a while now, but I used it mainly to upload my mixes and didn’t come around to try the app.

Now, SoundCloud serves as a great online music player, when I get tired of my music on the phone and want to explore something new.

SoundCloud has tons of music, especially electronic and you can follow your favorite artists and djs to stay up to date with their latest songs and mixes.

Also, one of the features I especially enjoy, is that the search is not limited to tracks only, you can find playlists and mixes. For example, if you want to find artists that have similar music taste with you, you can enter the track name that you enjoy in the search field, and you will not get only the track itself, but also all mixes where this track has been used. I found a lot of great djs that might be not so popular and mainstream, but still pretty awesome and the names I didn’t hear about before.

One thing I especially love about SoundCloud, that it doesn’t eat that much traffic as YouTube does and you can switch to another app or lock the screen and the music will still play in the background.

This is how the lock screen looks, it has main play / rewind/ fast-forward and volume buttons and album artwork.

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This is my dashboard or Stream, featuring all likes and uploads from the Labels / Artists I follow.

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This is Now Playing screen -> You can Like, Replay, Add to Playlist, Share and view Info from here. Sometimes Downloads are also available.

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This is the same screen in horizontal position – I love how the sound wave looks.

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This is my profile. Here’s the link, so you can follow me, if you wish.

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This is how the Search Tab looks.

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And this is my Activity feed with notifications.

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Let me know how you like the SoundCloud app and have an awesome day!

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Music find of the day: Akabu feat Alex Mills “Everybody Wants Something” Joey Negro Strip Mix

I don’t have to say much about this track – just enjoy smooth vocals, really nice old-school beats and synths!

This new track from Akabu features the soaring neo soul croons of Alex Mills (who you might recognize from Miguel Campbell’s ‘Something Special’).

The Joey Negro Strip Mix is unashamedly feel-good with its bouncing, skewed and spraying synths and driving bassline, with pristine production putting many imitators to shame.

Released: 1st April 2013

Text from SoundCloud

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