Peter Javorkai gives us a preview of his platform that allows artists to easily share their remixes
Peter Javorkai gives us a preview of his platform allowing artists to share remixes
Tell us what Remixmonsta does. Remixmonsta is a music platform that showcases uprising artists in several music genres using the Soundcloud API. The platform is as much an opportunity for music lovers to find something amusing, as it is for the artists to be presented to a broader audience. The list of top remix songs is automatically refreshed every three hours, which not only gives users a reason to return, but also the ammunition for a whole day of headbanging.
Why did you create it? The reason I created it was pretty selfish. I really like this (sometimes quirky) type of electronic music and I often searched for hours on various music sites looking for interesting artists, which was neither joyful or efficient, and so I started looking for solutions. During my research I talked to around ten to 15 DJs and producers and they all highlighted the fact that without an ad budget or a record label, it can takes ages for someone to be discovered (if they ever do), which also churns a lot of the talents. In most cases, producers start out on remix competitions before trying to compose their first tracks, and that’s the perfect way to stand out from the crowd early on.
What technologies were used in building it? I kept the tech really minimal, using only HTML, CSS, jQuery and the Soundcloud API. Even though the API is really well documented, sometimes I had to reach out for answers on Stack Overflow but the community was really supportive.
How has it been received? Since the launch of the alpha I’ve been receiving emails and messages from artists around the world asking how they can get on the list to be featured, so the interest is certainly there. Recent feedback suggests that people forget they are actually listening to Remixmonsta as the quality of the tracks matches some of the more sophisticated sites.
What do you think you’ll do next with it? The site will soon go through a small redesign and then the next step will be to launch the blog part, where I plan to present a new talent interview every week for the audience, and also share a weekly mix featuring the most popular beats from the week. In the longer term, the aim is enable artists to directly upload their music to the site.
Peter Javorkaijob: Javorkai is a digital product designer who works with everything that beeps. w: peterjavorkai.com t: @javpet