How do you find new music?

Amongst a 100+ email thread I've been a part of the last few weeks with a group of DJs from Illinois and California, something interesting came up:

D writes:
"in some sense though i think people are havin to search harder for dope shit because media is so fragmented now. i work in the media and communication world, and with new technology people are having to fight to get people's attention because no longer is there 1 or 2 mainstream sources of information. i think before we could all look to the same sources for dope shit, but now you have 30 different hip-hop websites, 10 different blogs from sweden, and thousands of digital radio stations"

Farsheed writes:
"I actually have the opposite feeling...back in the day you had to
search harder to find shit you liked because there were only a few
media sources. But now there are so many sources for information it's
not about searching for good stuff, it's about filtering out the
noise. In some ways, it's made us lazier since so much stuff comes AT
us we may not necessarily feel like we have to go looking for it.

So while I see this wealth of new music and sources for new music as a
positive thing, I do see it fragmenting underground communities a bit.
There is less incentive to seek out like-minded people in your area
since you can just subscribe to some mailing list and connect with
like-minded people in Germany. It's dope to be able to do that but
there is something to be said for meeting people in real life and
building that way, since you meet people that may not necessarily have
the same opinions about stuff that you do (and which you may have
filtered out otherwise)."

What do you guys think?

xbeethovenx (not verified) says:

i think with the increased technology, you get more awesome stuff, and more crap. so instead of finding the needle in the haystacks, you have 50 needles and 50 haystacks. nothing beats a recommendation from a friend, but websites like last.fm and allmusic are great places to learn more and get some names in your head, and then if you hear it from a friend or at a party or something, you're ready. i used to watch MTV for music news, and then I started to dislike it, and then I started reading pitchforkmedia.com and now I dislike that, so I guess i'm at a time in my life where I don't have a "new music source" that really fits with my current taste. Absolutely nothing beats a tailor made mixtape. (you should post on the ODB for everytime I post a comment here ;)

3_leet (not verified) says:

So are you done posting every day?

Alice Mike (not verified) says:

Eerst Europa Doelstellingen: De Ci2i Verzekering (Ci2i) zal het nummer een
gebrandmerkte pan Europese commoditized online verzekeringsmakelaar door 2010 zijn.

xbeethovenx (not verified) says:

that was also awesome. spam robots that are good at math????