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Review Radio Record
Official application of the same-name web portal
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 23 Oct 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Radio Record is an official client of the web portal of the same name which is also a great Internet radio. Unlike most similar applications, the program cannot boast of a long list of radio stations, as it is limited by the amount of its own channels of a certain subject.
Radio stations rangeThese include Trancemission Radio, Record Club, Pirate Station, VIP Mix, Teodor Hardstyle, Record Breaks, Record Chill-Out, Record Dubstep, Superdisco 90s, Medlyak FM (Ballad FM), Gop FM (Yob FM), and of course, the very Radio Record. As you may have realized, this portal is mainly dedicated to the trance music, but in order to have some usefulness for fans of other genres, it broadcasts channels with the pop music of different sub-genres (poetry, romance).
Another difference of the application from an ordinary Internet radio is the presence of news feed enabling you to familiarize yourself with all the latest news related primarily to the trance music and its performers. There you can learn about the planned visits of DJs from around the world to different cities regardless of whether they arrive at a concert there, or just to relax. In this section, you can watch some video clips from concerts.
Listening to playlistsOne more feature of the application lies in the fact that you can not limit yourself to listening to a particular radio station on the air, and enter the "Playlists" section and select the songs by rating or by artist. Just imagine, now you can listen to your favorite DJ's several albums with just a few clicks. However, in order to use some playlists, you will have to enter them with your account in the social media network called VKontakte (VK). In this case, you will have an opportunity to comment tracks and communicate with similar to you fans of the trance and, possibly, with some of the DJs.
Festivals section and its schtickYou think that's all? Not even close. In Radio Record there is another interesting and even useful section called "Festivals". Its goal is not only to notify when, in what city and what country there will be another music festival, but also to provide an opportunity to buy a ticket to any of them. Generally speaking, the application has turned out to be both entertaining and very useful.
ResumeThe Radio Record interface is very intelligible. To start broadcasting music, just click on the "Play" button in the line with the interesting radio station. The buttons for other sections of the program are located in the bottom of the screen. The Internet radio doesn't have settings, and in spite of this, the quality of the music being played is quite acceptable.