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January 22, 2018
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From Hip-Hop to Trance and EDM: The most searched for music genres around the globe in 2017

Recently, British music streaming service Mixcloud released their list of 2017’s “most searched for” music genres of listeners. Here’s what they found:

Jazz fell from the 8th most-listened to genre in 2016 to the 12th in 2017, its lowest position since at least 2012.

Genres like R&B, urban and disco all increased in popularity over the past few years.

In 2017, Californians were more interested in discovering reggae music than any other genre on Mixcloud. Meanwhile, listeners in Massachusetts were most interested in discovering R&B music and trance was the most searched for genre in Alaska.

Data from 2017 has also shown us how much amazing and fascinating online radio lives on Mixcloud, from reggae and hip-hop to political podcasts and workout mixes.

Last year, Jazz fell from the 8th most-listened to genre in 2016 to the 12th in 2017, its lowest position since at least 2012. Genres like R&B, urban and disco all increased in popularity over the past few years.

63% of all listens to politics-related shows in 2017 came from the US. While Australia, on the other hand, was responsible for 50% of all listens to shows tagged with ‘training’, aka workout mixes.

Another fascinating fact was that 68% of listens to tango shows came from Greece, a country where tango has massively increased in popularity over the past few years.

Here are the top profiles when it comes down to the most listener minutes in 2017:

Most listened-to radio station: NTS Radio

Most listened-to label profile: Defected Records

Most listened-to magazine/blog: Stamp The Wax

Most listened-to beats and bass profile: DJ Blighty

Most listened-to dance profile: John Digweed

Most listened-to eclectic profile: DJ Dimsa

Most listened-to jazz/funk/soul profile: Jazzcat

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January 10, 2018
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How Music Can Cure A Hangover

It's a weekly occurence for many of us. It’s a big Saturday night and you put away 5 shots of tequila, 4 beers, 2 rum and cokes, and a whiskey sour. Then the next morning you wake up with the worst pounding headache of your life. Your whole body aches and the only thing you crave is water, water and water. This is the classic hangover. But did you know that music is one of the best cures we have for a hangover?

It appears that your favourite music can be most effective when used alongside traditional pain relievers like paracetamol but don't rely on music alone to get you through the day.

One of the ways music can help is by distracting us from pain: you might want to think about your playlist and choose music that puts you in a positive or uplifting mood. Several studies have shown that music is also capable of reducing nausea too which would also help improve your productivity.

It is well-known that music can help lift the spirits, improve motivation, or send us off to sleep, and those biological prompts can be used to avoid the effects of a hangover.

In fact many types of music including metal, dubstep and electronic dance music could be effective at reducing migraine headaches. It seems there's something about the vibrations created by these various genres of music that help sooth severe headaches. Classical music has also been show to reduce migraines.

The next time you've got a hangover, try reaching for your headphones as well as a glass of water, and see if there's any improvement in how you feel. Try choosing EDM tracks from KOAN Sound, Blackmill, Madza, and Jacoo to get your hangover cure.

Keep in mind that while music is no substitute for paracetamol, your playlist could be the answer in helping to relieve your hangover pain a little more.

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