The archaic days of DJ trading circles and digging through crates to stay on top of the latest in music are becoming distant memories, thanks to a free online technology created by Digiwaxx Media of New York.
DJ's in 2006 can keep heat on the turntables and pumping through your car speakers via the innovative Digital Waxx Service. Digiwaxx, for short, allows artists and music labels to use the Internet to share their songs with an unlimited number of DJs, on-air radio personalities, and program and production directors.
"We're like I-Tunes for Hip-Hop," said Corey "CL" Llewellyn, co-founder and CEO of Digiwaxx. "It's about helping to advance the DJ. A lot of guys just can't get certain music," he added, noting that most music labels will only press a limited amount of vinyl for certain songs.
The service currently reaches over 10,000 commercial mix shows, colleges, radio stations, satellite providers, and online DJs.
Among well-known Digiwaxx users are DJ Clue, Green Lantern, DJ Red Alert, Marley Marl, and DJ AM.
Along with Digiwaxx co-founder and CTO Drew "D-Major" Edgar and partner Stephen Chukumba, Llewellyn has created a platform which he also hopes will help artists share their music, even right out of the studio.
Members are pre-screened by registering at www.digiwaxx.com/Members/register.php to ensure they will use Digiwaxx for its intended purposes, creating the sense that they are members of an exclusive listening club within the industry.
Digiwaxx members can download music files that take up no more space than a Word document.
In addition, the service offers real-time feedback to featured artists, giving labels a chance to test material before it hits the mass market.
In the past year, the DJ service has helped to pre-launch the success of top Hip-Hop singles such as Ying Yang Twin's "Wait (The Whisper Song)," The Game's "How We Do," Chris Brown's "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)," and Notorious B.I.G.'s "Nasty Girl."
Since it's free, easy to use, and houses a catalog of thousands of songs, some will inevitably wonder if Digiwaxx signals the end of Hip-Hop's vinyl era.
"I don't think vinyl will ever become obsolete," Llewellyn continued. "There's a certain art that vinyl brings to Hip-Hop music, but Digiwaxx offers a more efficient way to distribute music - quickly and digitally."
For more information visit http://www.digiwaxx.com