Jay, have you tried using the hotkeys? You can quickly skip to the next track or previous track without needing to use a button. Click the ? at the top of Crates to see all the available hotkeys. Will that do the trick for you here? :)
YES!! That works super well, even better than clicking. Thanks for pointing that out! :D Love the "shift + >" to quickly skip through tracks. Huge time saver!
I’ve asked Beatport if the list of DJs you follow is accessible via the API, but it doesn’t appear so. I’ll update here if we here back from Beatport.
Building our own DJ follow system would be an alternative to consider, but it’s a bit messy considering Beatport differentiates between Artists (producers) and DJs.
In the mean time, you can easily access any chart on Beatport in Crates. If your Beatport Chart URL is this: https://pro.beatport.com/chart/springtime/343296
Then you can access it on Crates by putting that last number in this URL, like this:
Perfect! That totally works.
Yes they do have to be followed separately, even on their system. If I follow an artist on Beatport Pro this does not sync up with their Beatport DJ account. I have to follow them on Beatport DJs as well. If an artist had a Beatport DJ account they can add a link to their artist profile page. When I find a producer I like I go to their artist page, see if they have a Beatport DJ account, go to that, then if I like their charts I follow them on Beatport DJs as well. Complicated up front, but the stream of new, quality charts is priceless!
Here's a link to a screenshot of my "Beatport DJs" feed:
Thanks for the feedback Ryan – you’re right that we could capture a “Times Charted” every time we load the track, but tracks only get loaded when a user plays/selects them. This means the data would only get updated on tracks users are selecting, so I don’t think it’s that valuable.
The other thing is that not many DJs are posting Charts on Beatport right now, for various reasons, so I actually don’t think “Times Charted” is a very meaningful metric until Beatport expands their playlists/charts. It’s not a priority of theirs right now, unfortunately.
We’ll definitely keep an eye on this once we get access to the new Beatport API next year though, hopefully. :) Keep the feedback/ideas coming until then!
Yeah, exactly! Then you can quickly see, compare, and sort instead of having to count them all up by hand. This would be a sweet "pro" selling feature. I know I'd pay a premium for that. I've also noticed you list all the times a track has been re-released as well. You could add these two together (# of chart appearances + # of re-releases) for an overall popularity/hotness score that would be much more useful that the "Beatport Top 10", especially if you could sort in each of your crates.