Despite the free music market we live in today, 2013 coughed up another smorgasbord of good quality comps from clubs, labels and collectives committing to better value and searching harder to present new, alternative showcases of their dance brands.
It's impossible to ignore the way the web has changed the modes and mediums of music. MP3s at the click of a mouse and free downloads coming out of every orifice; never has it been so easy to get our grubby mitts on decent dance music.
Perhaps most notable is the rise of the podcast. Palmed out for nuthin’ by pretty much every online publication, club event and label going, it’s propelled mixtape culture to a level of insanity, rendering the previous profit of lone artist DJ mixes practically redundant.