Electronic music is unique in a number of ways, two of which are the unbelievable access and the community; both of which are largely facilitated by this thing called the internet. Artists from around the world are able to post news tracks or mixes and have them instantly viewed by thousands, if not millions, of people. This, however, creates a new problem. There is no one website where every artist you like posts their stuff. They all have a facebook, a twitter, a myspace (do they still use those?), a soundcloud, a bandcamp.... The list goes on and on, creating a decentralized and frankly confusing internet identity.
Luckily, the good folks over at TopDeeJays.com have attempted to solve this problem. They've created an algorithm that takes into account every website an artist is part of, and ranks them according to the total number of fans. When it's spelled out like this, it sounds kind of wonky, but the site itself is very easy to use and serves as an interesting diagnostic cross-section of EDM.
With over 3000 artists(and more every day), the sample size allows the artists to be ranked/organized/shown in countless different ways: genre, nationality, website, fans... For a music nerd, the graphs and statistics are really cool, but what about an average listener? Luckily, they also compile all of an artists tracks and videos in one place, a kind of one stop shop for your internet music needs.
The site was only released a few weeks ago, so I'm sure they have a lot more in store for us. Check it out, explore a little bit, discover some new artists. When you're done(if you can possibly BE done), let us know what you thought!