The Explorer enables exploring MixesDB from a different kind of view. It is something like an advanced search with customizable result formats. There are 4 different format types atm.For all the following applies:
- All inputs except "Title match" are case sensitive. A query for "dj sneak" as category will not find "DJ Sneak".
- "Title match": The default truncation is
%your string%. You can use your own, e.g.
your%string%(title would have to start with "your..." and include "...string..." somewhere). Note that file page titles end with their file extension, so
%your stringwouldn't return any results.
- You can truncate category names using % as placeholder. So %House% will find House, Tech House, Deep House, House (Old School), Vocal House, etc.
- The dropdown to combine inputs uses logical operators:
AND: The result must fit both criteria.
OR: Either one or the other, or both.
NOT: The result fits the first but def not the second criteria.
- If a category name is displayed in red in the "Jump to..." row, the category you entered doesn't exist.
- If your search returns no results, something might be wrong in the combination of your query aspects (like a forgotten year dropdown).
- You can't search the page content, e.g. tracklists including certain words.
Find tracklists or mixes with an audio or video player.
- Fakes and repeats are excluded.
- Unlike the other Explorer pages you don't need to define a category and can simply select a year or style and hit "Submit".
- Essential Mixes
- 2013 mixes with a player
- Tech House (real Tech House without Minimal) mixes with a complete or incomplete tracklist
- Minimal Tech House mixes by Richie Hawtin with hidden tracklists
- Videos from the 2000s
Explore DJ charts just like tracklists.
View images and the pages they are used on.
- Images are only categorized by clubs, events, podcasts or the displayed artist, but not by year.
- Uncategorized images can only be found via "Title match".
- The order by filename may be confusing for images that are not properly titled.
- Resident Advisor images
- Space images, ordered by filename
- Romy S. flyers from 2009 (using Title match)
Returns results as lists with extended query and output options.
- ID Samples are not categorized at all.
- Only unsolved samples are returned (which are still used on mix pages).
- A list of 2013 mix pages, not created by User:MDB and formatted as numberd list of clickable page links (e.g. for copy-paste)
- All Derrick May samples uploaded by User:- - - Note that Samples are not categorized, therefor "Title match" is used and only properly titled ID Samples are found
- Essential Mixes not using the
- SoundCloud players with bad sound
If you have problems or requests, post here please.