Search "9Waves" on Google and you're hit with gorgeous pictures of Philippines’ Resort. We're about to take you on a vacation, of sorts, to "the world's leading music platforms and social media merged into one." This is the 9Waves for you.
We recently published an article, which proclaimed the death of downloading and the infiltration of streaming. With streaming as a hot topic it isn't all that strange to find a tool that aggregates popular streaming platforms and all social media related to electronic music, for instance, Boiler Room, Gigatools, Soundcloud, etc. It seems 9Waves has managed to perfect the blend of all these outlets into one seamless application, creating an experience for their niche market, us.
We’ve had the opportunity to explore and play with 9Waves. It is brought to us by the Dutch, famous for their talent to make everything efficient and user-friendly - the design layout is clean cut and easy to maneuver. You will no longer need ten web browser tabs or ten apps open to stay in the loop.
It provides a constant feed of clutter-free updates from artists’ preexisting Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, information on upcoming events and instantaneous access to BE-AT.TV’s videos streaming material. 9Waves homepage ables easy access to tracks posted to Soundcloud, the MixesDB database and Discogs’ slew of audio recordings. It improves the access to an extensive quantity of music without taking away from its quality.
As a point of improvement we would suggest making the way of following artists more intuitive, without being redirected to their profile page first. Another wish would be to expand this platform with record label profiles, then some of us could leave Facebook for good. But have no doubt, 9Waves certainly improves the access to an extensive quantity of music without taking away its quality.
We feel 9Waves will have a great impact on the scene. The platform puts artist’s personalities forward and constantly educates people on the industry, allowing them a better understanding and appreciation for the scene.