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      By OzClubbers
      Beatport has spent 2017 working to ensure that its genre categories correctly reflect the music displayed under them. The company has introduced four new categories over the course of the year and is closing out 2017 with a fifth: Afro house.
      The addition of this new genre reflects the organic instrumentation and African rhythms influencing the modern house music scene, pioneered by South African artists like Black Coffee and Culoe De Song.
      In a press release, Beatport chief product officer Terry Weerasinghe says the Afro house sound is “stronger than ever” on dance floors around the world.
      “We’ve focused this year on building the best possible store experience for DJs, which makes it the right time to add this thriving genre to Beatport,” Weerasinghe says. “In order to do it right, we’ve collaborated closely with the labels and artists at the forefront of the movement. Our dedicated team will curate the best Afro house tracks every week, and spotlight the artists you need to know about.”
      The Afro house page is live on Beatport now and can be found here.
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      By OzClubbers
      It’s no secret Kaytranada is an impressive producer.
      Since the release of his debut album 99.9% in May of 2016, he’s remixed Gorillaz and collaborated with artists as diverse as BADBADNOTGOOD and Azealia Banks. A lesser-known attribute of his career, though, is his expansive list of production credits. Luckily, Spotify user “hunterhhh” has compiled a complete playlist of the artist’s productions.
      In the 93-track playlist, standing at near six hours of playtime, resides Kaytranada’s complete collection of 99.9% tunes, plus an impressive array of productions from the artist.
      Productions for GoldLink, Nick Murphy, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, and Anderson Paak date back to 2014, with his production outside production credits themselves dating back to 2012.
      If Kaytranda continues on this prolific trajectory, it’s certain we’ll see more additions to this list shortly.

      Photo Credit: Carys Huws
      H/T: Stoney Roads
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      Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist could soon account for user preference.
      Discover Weekly relies on an algorithm to compile a list of songs that would likely appeal to the listener, given the Spotify user’s listening history. The playlist refreshes each Monday, routinely offering new recommendations for streamers.
      The playlist’s weekly renewal is favorable for the Spotify users that find their Discover Weekly collection to be irreflective of their tastes, but if Spotify moves ahead with its latest trial feature, listeners will be able to have more input in the formation of their Discover Weekly playlist. Spotify is accordingly testing a like/dislike feature to be used in conjunction with Discover Weekly. The like/dislike function is comparable to that of Spotify’s Daily Mix, which allows users to up-vote or down-vote a track, effectively reshaping the algorithm used to create the mix via vote. To like a song, Spotify users need only to click the heart button representative of “like.” To dislike a track, users can click the blocked sign button, indicating that one does not like the tune.
      The like/dislike button for the Discover Weekly playlist currently appears to be randomly distributed among Spotify accounts, as some patrons of the streaming service have reported that they do not in fact have the ability to like or dislike songs from the weekly compilation. Spotify has not announced when the feature will become uniformly applied across Spotify accounts.
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