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“I really like what you guys are doing, keep it up!“

Great! We love all the positive feedback we get! Here's the but...

Since the start of the site the download figures have accelerated. We normally move around ONE TERRABYTE (!) of downloads every month.

And it cost us a fortune. The money comes from our own pockets, as we are 100% non-profit. So, “keeping it up“ is becoming a big financial burdern and we really need some extra bucks or we will be forced to pull the plug. Seriously. This is why we haven't updated the site too often lately. Every new mix makes our bandwidth cost skyrocket. It's great to reach a wide audience, but...

”Damn - I'd hate to see you go. How can I help?“

We run this site as a labour of love, so please consider the following methods of financial aid.

Donate via Paypal

We kindly ask you to help us out! If you like what we do and would like to see us here in the future, please consider donating us a few bucks or euros.

Please make a small donation! Paypal account not required.

Even one dollar or two is enough. Just a little something in return for the time, effort and money we put into DeepRhythms. Please, show your support as we're a 100% non-profit site. Thank you!

Buy records at or

You can support us by buying music at and They are the world's largest music catalogues - over 16 million CDs, LPs, 45s and more from thousands of sellers around the world. If you can't find it from them, forget about it.

We also link directly to GEMM's catalogue from our playlists (Musicstack coming soon) in order to make buying records from our sets even easier! Please, click the Gemm & MS link above when you're shopping for new music and we get bonus points for your order. It's a good way to help us to keep this site online!

Frequently asked questions

What's is

DeepRhythms is a site dedicated to deep soulful dance music, started in 2001. New mixes of underground house sounds are added roughly every month as mp3 downloads. Deep Rhythms works on a non-profit basis - the purpose is solely to spread the word of house music. Check out our links section for others who share the same passion.

Who does the mixes?

Who maintains this site?

This site is run by Timo Rotonen out of Helsinki, Finland. Besides running this site, he works as a user experience conultant in a large IT-consultancy.

What kind of equipment does use?

What's the bitrate/quality of the downloadable files?

Aren't free mp3 downloads, like, illegal dude?

No. It's just a file format. Also, we believe that the mixes we make are a good form of free promotion for the artists and labels we feature.

Since we also provide direct links to records shops where you can get a copy of the records (most of them hard to find and 2nd hand is the only option), we strongly believe we are not giving anything away for free.

Also, given the amount of promos and feedback we have received, itäs clear that the labels and artists feel the same way.

I'm an upcoming/established producer, can I get my tracks in your mix or can you review them?

Of course! There's nothing we like more than hearing new interesting music.

All promos we receive will be reviewed and feedback will be sent to the sender. Or if the records is good, a review will appear on the site.

Vinyl is the preferred format, since we don't play cd's or mp3's in our mixes.

I'm an upcoming DJ, can you review my mix?

The easiest and best way is to upload your mix to a website and mail us a direct download link together with a playlist.

But, we cannot guarantee any feedback. It's nothing personal, we just have our hands full with our dayjobs, families, promo records and our own music production stuff.

Can I be featured as a guest DJ?

Probably not, since all guest DJ slot are filled by invitation only. Again, nothing personal there. Some advice:

  1. Guest mixes are not something we do in regular intervals, say once a month. Guest mixes appear usually by invitation only - like with Roxnadz, Nica, Keto, Kris Verex. They are all good friends of ours. If something good comes our way then we ASK for a guest mix.
  2. We only feature mixes that we think stand out from the grey mass - they're interesting musically, daring, have a very unique feel etc - mixes that make us go "sheeeeeeet!" when we hear them and make us want to put them up here. So, a mix compiled of the latest house "hits" propably won't cut it no matter how well the mixing technique. Make us go WOW.
  3. We want to know the dj's we feature well - it's easy actually, drop us a mail or two, contact us over AIM and let's talk. We need to be sure you share the same passion for music and you an overall nice guy/girl - this is not for the ones looking for free promotion and free HD space. It's a community thing, all for one, one for all to put it in a corny way. But you'll get the idea, if you don't, well....
  4. Mixing technique is secondary, music is everything
  5. Finally - why all this? We actually pay quite a lot to keep this thing online from our own pockets and we do this for the love of music. So, we want you to understand what our viewpoint is and what our goals are. Our goal is simply to provide quality house music to our listerners. It's that simple. We have no sponsors so we keep things rolling with hard earned money ;)
  6. Before requesting a guest spot read through these guidelines once again.