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SoundCloud Instantly stream and mix SoundCloud’s massive catalog through Serato DJ Lite and DJ Pro

As a DJ, finding great new music can cost you time, money and sanity – which is why we’re introducing a next-level streaming solution. Starting today, you can instantly discover and mix with SoundCloud’s ever-growing catalog of major label and indie music through Serato’s DJ Pro 2.1 or DJ Lite 1.1 decks using your SoundCloud Go+ subscription.

In the Serato DJ Lite and DJ Pro apps, log in to your SoundCloud account via the icon in the DJ library (on the lefthand side of the screen). Your playlists will auto-sync after you restart the app so you can pull them into your deck, or you can instantly discover and add tracks from SoundCloud’s massive selection of official releases, emerging creator content and everything in between. With just a few clicks you’ll be streaming in high quality audio from SoundCloud directly within Serato, and building your sets in real time.

Want to elevate your DJ set even more? If you have a Pro Unlimited account, you can add a SoundCloud Go+ content subscription for half the price. By combining Pro Unlimited and Go+, you get both SoundCloud’s industry-leading creator tools to grow your career, plus the ability to mix and stream millions of underground and premium tracks through Serato. With Pro Unlimited and Go+ you get the best-value bundle for you to do what you do on the 1s and 2s.

Learn more about SoundCloud x Serato here and stay tuned for information as we roll out integrations with other leading DJ applications. If you’re a label or distributor that doesn’t have a deal with us yet and would like to be involved in partnerships like this one, reach out to

SoundCloud The 2018 SoundCloud Playback

We crunched the numbers and now we’re playing them back. Check out the results from our year-in-review based on actions from our community (AKA listeners like you). Of note: for the second year in a row, Two Friends released your favorite DJ set – and “synthwave” and “phonk” continue to be top genres you’ve tagged.  

Want to experience the sweet sounds of ’18 all over again? Get nostalgic with the 2018 SoundCloud Top Tracks Playback playlist, and then stream 2019 Artists to Watch to hear 19 creators who will be storming the scene next year and beyond.

Top Artist

Juice WRLD swept 2018 with most likes, reposts and streams.

Juice WRLD


Top track

And his track “Lucid Dreams” racked up the most plays.

Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”


Top remix

Illenium and The Chainsmokers had the mix that wouldn’t quit.   

The Chainsmokers “Don’t Let Me Down (Illenium Remix)”


Top podcast

Bill Burr was your voice of choice.

Monday Morning Podcast


Top DJ set

#13 wasn’t unlucky for Two Friends Big Bootie Mix; they took the cake for first-rate crossfade.

2F Big Bootie Mix, Volume 13” by Two Friends



From phonk to deeptech, these were the top tags on your tracks.

Synthwave, #SCFIRST, Phonk, Chillhop, Deeptech, Afrohouse, Retrowave, Melodictechno


Longest reign on the New & Hot chart

Lil Skies got comfy on the charts with the most consecutive weeks spent topping New & Hot. Next up, world domination?

Lil Skies “Creeping (feat. Rich The Kid)[prod. by Menoh Beats]”


Buzziest drops

These tracks spiked in under a day with the most condensed amount of 24-hour plays.

May 25: Drake dropsDuppy Freestyle”         

May 29: Pusha-T drops “The Story of Adidon

September 19: Lil Peep and XXX TentacionFalling Down” drops


2019 Artists to Watch

Get these creators on your radar, wherever you are.








Pink $weat$

Chloe Lilac


Tierra Whack


Teflon Sega


Lil Mosey

Ama Lou

Pardison Fontaine




*The above information was compiled based on indicators and actions taken from across the SoundCloud community including streams, likes, reposts, and shares.


SoundCloud First on SoundCloud: Studio Sessions Berlin ft. Smokeasac


A year ago, the music industry lost a future contributor when 21-year-old rapper Lil Peep (born Gustav Elijah Åhr) died of an accidental overdose. Known for his ability to skillfully mesh hip-hop elements with emo vocals and wrap everything up in modern-day production, Lil Peep was just beginning his career but already creating a movement – and doing so from a laptop in his bedroom.

Lil Peep had released Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1 three months before he passed, and it was a project that polished his emotive musings and bedroom beats into something more mainstream; a batch of tracks that solidified his standing as future hit-maker and redefined what it meant to be contemporary pop royalty. Thanks to Peep’s mom rescuing demos off his laptop and his best friend and go-to producer Smokeasac taking the reins, Lil Peep’s legacy is able to live on with Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2, released this month.

Smokeasac and Lil Peep met on SoundCloud when Smoke was a beat-maker living in Virginia and Peep bought one of his first beats. Years later their paths crossed again as they respectively cross-bred the genres of emo and rap. Smokeasac became Peep’s producer on the Come Over When You’re Sober sessions and they never looked back.

Even after Peep’s death, Smokeasac kept looking forward. He had the difficult yet honorable job of finishing the music that the late rapper had started. “I can’t just leave the music behind,” he said. It gave him something to live for. And Peep was still guiding the process – always in Smoke’s head as he attempted to harnesses the essence and integrity of his friend.

The anticipated follow-up that fans never thought they would see dropped on November 9, 2018. COWYS2  is a beautiful tale of modern-day technology meets once-in-a-lifetime friendship as told through Peep’s signature genre-melding, emotionally-charged lyrics. It’s fraught with fragile raw tension and dark themes and according to his mom, “It’s the album that Gus would have wanted.”

Stream COWYS2 on SoundCloud here.