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Long-running mix database MixesDB to permanently shut down this month

The popular user-generated mix database will cease operating after 20 years

  • 6 June 2024
Long-running mix database MixesDB to permanently shut down this month

Popular mix database MixesDB is set to cease operating at the end of the month.

The user-generated mix index has operated for almost 20 years, launched in 2006 as a tool to catalogue DJ mixes, radio shows, podcasts, and other mixes, often including detailed tracklists.

The mixes are uploaded by "music lovers from all over the world," with a slogan reading: 'We care about correctness because most do not'.

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The platform has documented huge numbers of legendary sets, from now-closed venues such as Plastic People, The Haçienda, and Shelter, with a treasure trove of mixes and history that could be lost forever as the website shuts down.

The reasons for the database’s closure are detailed on the website, explaining: "The website code is completely outdated and cannot be run on modern servers anymore."

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"To make it short: The code ran into a dead corner and is not update-able anymore without months of enormous coding effort. And since ads went towards zero months ago and donation models failed years ago, I decided it's better to shut it down now than later."

It continued: "I know many of us have put weeks of effort into this database, but this is where we stand. Download or copy everything you need before June 29th!"

Read the full statement on MixesDB's website here, and check out the full database while it's still live.

Jamaal Johnson is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow him on Instagram

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