DJservicePack is a destination for Trap, Hip-Hop, and R&B sets. This website has been pushing artists that are well known for a while (i.e. 2Chainz). The self-proclaimed “#1 DJ Community with Free Service Packs, it is operated by Street Execs down in Atlanta, Georgia. They’re known to post the hottest music coming out of the South, and they regularly update their Top 10 list on the site. You’ll always know what’s new and trending in the forever-growing hip-hop world. The best part is that you don’t even have to signup for an account to start downloading–just start browsing and click away.
- Post the hottest in underground and commercial Hip-Hop & R&B
- List the Top 10 trending tracks on their site
- The site isn’t updated daily
- Some pages are not functional
- Lacking in “throwback” service packs.
Operated by Nerve DJs co-founders, DJ Johnny O & Quincy ‘Big Heff’ Taylor, this record pool is solid free option for all experienced and working DJs. The good people at NerveDJsMixtapes.com provide a selection of genres to choose from, which include 8-bar intros along with clean/explicit options for most downloads. They also permit artist and DJs to upload music they think other DJs would want to spin.
- Easy to join
- Browsing and streaming is simple
- Includes indie * signed artists
- Clean & explicit options
- Cluttered between indie & signed artists
- Somewhat difficult to navigate for new users
- No EDM music posts
A reliable desktop site and mobile app, Audiomack is a free music sharing and browsing platform for artist, fans, tastemakers, and labels alike. Launched in February 2015, the app has been downloaded over 6 million times and is available on both iOS & Android devices. Featuring daily uploaded tunes , curated playlists, and a trending category, it has what any DJ would be looking for to rock a Hip-Hop, Electronic, Reggae, or Pop crowd, while being able to keep the crates in your library up to date. Standout accessibility, design, and content curation is what puts them ahead of the pack.
- Plenty of options for several genres
- Updated all the time
- User-oriented; easy to upload & stream
- What isn’t free has a buy link, so you can still support the artists
- Hard find for obscure music titles
- Not many options for Clean versions
- Needs more users to upload music of all genres
The best option for any edits and remixes is SmashTheClub. The site offers tunes for any high-energy environment you need to prep for. Not only do they offer a platform for DJs and producers to submit their original or remix work, but downloads are free. All you have to do is follow or like the artist's social media pages.
- Plenty of remix options for multiple genres
- Easy to browse
- Top downloaded list on the site
- Remixes get deleted over copyright reasons
- Original tracks are hard to come by
There you have it, a list of free music options for DJs. These websites should be enough to hold you over until your next gig while your pockets are in a drought.
Be sure to spread and show the love these sites are providing. It is still very important that we all take the time and support the artists we play and enjoy listening to, so don’t ever shy away from paying for the music you use.