If you’re like most people these days, access to technology that is truly mobile isn’t just something that’s desired; it’s practically a given. After all, we live in an age where people can work remotely from practically anywhere, where cell phones suddenly became just as useful as laptops for getting online, and where a new device that isn’t a laptop comes the closest that anything has to approximating what Douglas Adams dreamed books would be when he wrote “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” But technology isn’t just about apps and other devices. It’s also about having, quite simply, the best access to steady internet, no matter where you go.
If you are sick of the typical wireless connections out there, then switching to WiMax, which is definitely considerably faster than your typical Wi-Fi, is the best way to get online from just about anywhere. And for music lovers who are on the go, there’s no better way to enjoy the best spots online for listening to music. Here are ten of the best that work even better with this on-the-go internet.
Dollar Bill Jams – A simple blog focused on providing the absolute best in randomly-found bargain records, sometimes the tracks are absolute hits, and sometimes they’re closer to misses. Either way, they’re worthwhile.
All Songs Considered – If you haven’t caught NPR’s music program on the radio lately, you can simply head to the show’s website, where podcasts and MP3s from all over the world are hosted, in addition to occasional live concerts. Best of all, it’s free.
Beatport – If you’re into electronic music and feel like shopping, here’s the place to fill your virtual crate. Everything from the latest deep house tracks to classics are available here for less than two bucks a pop.
TurntableLab – Maybe the best way for current electro-hipsters to make use of their WiMax connection, Turntable Lab makes it possible to find whatever the best next underground track will be, and to have it in heavy rotation months before your friends.
Pandora – Need a radio station that knows exactly what you’d like to be listening to next? There’s definitely a reason that Pandora has become a major buzzword. Regular wireless internet connections making streaming a little more difficult, but quicker ones make it a breeze.
East Village Radio – More underground than Pandora but still incredibly eclectic, East Village Radio doesn’t spend as much time trying to cater to your tastes, but rather, is focused on providing incredibly through and obscure shows that focus on everything from guilty pop pleasures to obscure German techno.
iTunes – It’s obvious, but iTunes has everything from celebrity playlists to free MP3s, and knows how to keep on with the innovations. While it might ot
Stereogum – It’s managed to become a serious pop culture zeitgeist, and it’s a great way for grown-ups to figure out what their teenagers are talking about half of the time when it comes to new bands.
Radio David Byrne – Any hipster in Williamsburg with a solid wireless internet connection should be spending their days of coffeeshop freelancing listening to this influential radio station. Curated by Talking Heads frontman and the funkiest white guy alive David Byrne, it’s truly a mix of just about everything.
Disco Demolition – Another smaller blog, this is one that’s great for anyone who really wants to listen to disco, or find some more obscure remixes that will wow friends and perhaps even dancing crowds.