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Still in progress...
As you may have noticed, is still under construction. After finally deciding on an interface we like, we are making every effort to get everything up and running as quickly as possible. So hang tight and we'll send out an email notice as soon as we're done.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy Mick's music (go easy on him, he's just starting), and we thank you for your patience.
Development status.
Registration, log in, etc.   Done
Popup log in box (log in from any page)   Done
User profile pictures   Done
Add, share and download tracks   Done
Extra comments on tracks (with email notifications)   Done
Friends system   Done
User file / track protection   Done
Facebook integration   Done
Visual waveforms on tracks   Done
User messaging system   Done
Add favourite tracks and artists   Done
Customisable website themes   Done
Share your theme on your profile page   Done
Audio streaming, and private track settings   Done
Featured artists, tracks, albums etc.   Done
Create and share albums and playlists   Almost there
Rating system   In progress
PayPal integration   In progress
Latest updated demo track.
Mick Garrad - Jar of Hardstyle (Short Intro)

File Size: 12,376.7 kb
Last Updated: 07/09/2014 10:46am
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Full demo track listing.
Mick Garrad - Bass 01

File Size: 6,339.3 kb
Last Updated: 02/08/2014 6:35am
Mick Garrad - Battlefield 1942

File Size: 2,972.4 kb
Last Updated: 02/08/2014 6:29am
Mick Garrad - Composition 01

File Size: 13,595.0 kb
Last Updated: 02/08/2014 6:33am
Mick Garrad - Drum and Bass 05

File Size: 6,519.9 kb
Last Updated: 02/08/2014 6:37am
Mick Garrad - Ecstasy

File Size: 7,487.2 kb
Last Updated: 02/08/2014 6:31am
Mick Garrad - Its like trance, but not

File Size: 1,152.0 kb
Last Updated: 02/08/2014 6:36am
Mick Garrad - Jar of Hardstyle (Short Intro)

File Size: 12,376.7 kb
Last Updated: 07/09/2014 10:46am
Mick Garrad - Minimal-Adagio

File Size: 9,443.4 kb
Last Updated: 02/08/2014 6:34am