how to get some dope

… without buying at iTunes Music Shop – I thought about doin’ it, mmariam asked for it today – here it is! my sources – where I get my dope:

Online Shops

w/o DRM and better “rates” and other formats (FLAC, WAV, etc.)


  • very good back catalogue (eg. NinjaTune)
  • losless, if you want
  • download as “zip-packages”


  • actuality, sometimes a little bit behind release dates

DTD – Dancetracks Digital

  • very good player for pre-listening inside the shop
  • big catalogue
  • fast website


  • no “zip-packages”
  • own download application

TuneTribe (no rating)

Beatport (Elektronic) and Beatsource (Hip Hop) (both not tested yet)

Bluenote Shop (not tested yet)

[Updated via DE:BUG:]

Whatpeopleplay (not tested yet)

kompakt (not tested yet)

Artists and Labels Direct

some musicians and some labels sell their own music direct

NIN (Nine Inch Nails) – “Ghosts”

Up, Bustle and Out

JDub (mini label w/ SoCalled)

Sonar Kollektiv (Berlin Jazzanovas label w/ eg. Fat Freddys Drop, The Black Seed and Eva Be)

Six Degrees Records (alternative world music)

NinjaTune : they sell (some) stuff direct but also link to Bleep and TuneTribe

The Free and Legal

mashup and creative commons

The Who Boys (Mash Up Masterminds)

Moment Sound (net label)

Thinner (net label)

[Update via KFMW:]

Deep in Dub (netaudio releases and DJ mixes)

stadtgruen (net label)

der kleine grüne würfel (net label)