Pioneer DJ updates KUVO in the hope of “energising local club communities”

Pioneer DJ’s community-based social network KUVO has received a substantial update full of new features in the hope of “energising the local club communities by matching clubbers and DJs through the power of music…”

KUVO was launched back in 2014, giving users a web and mobile-based platform for sharing playlists of club DJs in real-time. With the arrival of this new update, users can now post their videos and mixes on KUVO (that a KUVO-user DJ has posted to YouTube or Mixcloud) and promote themselves to fans interested in seeing their next gig. The new search features now allow you to find parties and events that you like the sound of and can be filtered by your local area or somewhere you’re looking to visit.

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“The easiest way to prepare mixes for sharing on KUVO is to record them via our professional performance software, Rekordbox DJ (ver 5.2 or later), using the Live Playlist feature that automatically saves playlists with time stamps. This feature is also enabled when using NXS-GW, the network gateway hardware created for KUVO in 2014, which can be installed by nightclubs. The NXS-GW transmits information about the tracks DJs are playing in the venue to performing rights organisations (PROs) to assist with the fair distribution of royalties to artists. Tying in with the Association for Electronic Music’s Get Played, Get Paid campaign, this helps to support electronic music artists with no additional costs for venues, DJs or clubbers.”

KUVO key features:

  • Club Map: filter event information by your favourite genre and check-in information from venues
  • Use the Club Map, our dedicated map for clubs and event venues, to find places where DJs and friends you follow on KUVO are checking in or events that match your preferred genres. Search for clubs that suit you based on variables such as profiles of DJs who play there and past DJ mixes/playlists from the venue. Even in unfamiliar places, such as holiday destinations, you can find venues that play the music you love.
  • Discover: find new music and DJ mixes
  • Local mode – Find mixes posted by DJs playing in your local area. Or select another city to discover DJs, parties, events and new clubs.
  • Global mode – Listen to mixes from DJs around the world. Recent posts with high ratings are recommended to you.
  • My Feed mode – See more personalised information, such as mixes posted by DJs who you follow. When people you follow mark a mix as a favourite, you can share that information and listen to the mix. When you’re listening to a mix on KUVO, you can see the playlist if it’s been shared by the DJ, plus information about the DJ’s upcoming gigs. This means you can use KUVO to not only discover new music, but also clubs and parties that match your musical tastes.

Pricing and Availability:
The new version of the KUVO app (iOS ver 3.0) is available for free in the App Store. For further information head to the KUVO site.

About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.