Music streaming on Twitch launched to record highs at the beginning of 2021 due to the pandemic. Gamers and casual music lovers alike flocked to the platform and logged over 25 MILLION hours watched in the music category in May alone. Considering the platform is historically known for gaming, this rise was one of the fastest rising categories in its history. That being said, you’d think that rise was only temporary. However, it continues to go strong to this day even with live events back and in full swing. In this post, we’ll highlight some of our favorite channels for music discovery on Twitch. Ready to discover new music? Check these out…
10 Favorite Twitch Channels For Music Discovery
“We’re a collective of DJs & Producers who throw drum & bass events in Denver & Nashville. In the last 7 years we’ve brought Ed Rush & Optical, Gridlok, Crissy Criss, Reid Speed, Bachelors of Science, Flite, Rene LaVice, Metrik, A.M.C, Lenzman, Original Sin, DJ Dara… to name a few. We love DNB!”
Love House music? ShoesHouse has got your fix.
“AFROPUNK is defining culture by the collective creative actions of the individual and the group. It is a safe place, a blank space to freak out in, to construct a new reality, to live your life as you see fit, while making sense of the world around you.”
Anjuna is the Official Twitch channel for Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Above & Beyond and Group Therapy Radio. OG EDM lovers, this one’s for you.
“Artist Relations Director @ Genius, A&R, Artist Manager, Producer, Gamer, Person. I review music from independent and emerging artists EVERY MONDAY & FRIDAY at 6pm EST. I take submissions in my discord server and help artists connect with each other. I also play Warzone, Fifa, and more!”
“DJ Silver Knight is one of Atlanta’s premier DJs, and if you have ever heard one of his sets, then you know why. Born in Detroit, MI, Silver Knight has become one of today’s in-demand DJs and a fixture in the nightlife and virtual events space.”
“Monstercat prides itself in supporting rising electronic artists from around the globe. We are proving that independent labels have the ability to reshape the music industry landscape.” (Not to mention, this is one of my personal favorites.)
“The Midway SF is a new multifaceted space at 900 Marin Street in San Francisco’s burgeoning Dogpatch neighborhood. The Midway Creative Complex is a one-of-a-kind space, dedicated to bringing music, art, entertainment, and education under one synergistic and collaborative roof.”
Insomniac started as an underground movement in Los Angeles, which now fuels a vibrant DIY culture rooted in music, creativity and community. They’re also well known as the iconic group who started legendary festivals like EDC, III Points, Dreamstate, Okeechobee and many more. Not only do they stream sets at some of their festivals, but they also showcase incredible artists all over the EDM community.
“My Name is NAIAD. I live in Los Angeles, CA and I make progressive, melodic techno. I’m currently signed to RVDIOAVTIVE and Understated Recordings. Step into the Lagoon and get swept away.”