On Friday, Avalon Emerson introduced the world to Buymusic.club, a new website that she created with the help of Ignatius Gilfedder and Louis Center (who we featured here). The idea is remarkably simple: It’s a “smol” website that lets anyone create their own playlist from Bandcamp links.
“DJs and many dance music fans don’t just casually stream music—we buy it, too,” she says on the website. “And since Bandcamp is currently one of the most equitable music vendors online, discovering and buying music there is one of the best ways to support independent artists and record labels. It would be nice to funnel year-end list mania through a channel that actually pays people.”
It’s a very good idea. And as of now, if you browse to the site, you’ll find a nicely curated list of playlists by some of the most tasteful artists in dance music. Yet the power of the platform seems to be more in the fact that literally anyone can create a playlist. We noticed that there’s currently no way to browse this database of user-created lists, so we collected a few of our favorites that we’ve seen floating around social media. Check them out below.
- Remute: Floppy disk wielding Hamburg techno artist
- AYBEE: Head of avant-techno collective Deepblak
- Finn Johannsen: Former Hard Wax employee, longtime TEB genre guide contributor
- Kristoffer Patrick Cornils: Groove magazine’s online editor
- Luz: Founder of Berlin’s queer femme collective, Room 4 Resistance
- Louisahhh: Paris-based techno DJ behind the RAAR imprint
- Victor: Dystopian-affiliated techno DJ behind the Magic Power label
- Chrissy: San Francisco-based multi-genre artist behind The Nite Owl Diner label
- Saish Kotecha: Editor of That’s Deck
- Jenus Baumecker-Kahmke: Ostgut Ton/Berghain-affiliated visual and sonic artist