What makes a DJ mix popular? To be perfectly frank – I have no idea. I’ve been doing the virtual DJ thing for a while on MixCloud and I am always slightly surprised at the popularity of certain mixes. I suppose to a certain extent it depends on the popularity with your peer DJs. There is an element of nepotism on MixCloud, if a top DJ likes your mix, then you are guaranteed extra plays. How you get to be a top DJ on MixCloud, seems to an esoteric process on which the personal preferences of the MixCloud politburo seems to play a large part. I specialist in jazz and to be “really” popular you have to be included in the Jazz category. I have never managed that yet. The choice of categorised DJ seems a bit hit and miss. There are people in there who have far less followers than me. I have asked MIxcloud about that and never really got a proper answer. Maybe I should send them a box of chocolates!
Anyhow, that’s my rant over. Below are the top ten of my most popular mixes. If you fancy a listen, just click on an image. As always I value your comments. You can leave a comment here or on Mixcloud. If you do like a mix, please love it or Tweet it.