14tracks is a website brought to you by the people behind Boomkat.com - a specialist online music store that's been helping people discover new music since 2002.
We've been obsessively listening to, writing about and selling music from all ends of the musical spectrum for almost a decade, and in that time we've amassed a vast catalogue of material that we've wanted the world to know about; music that might not always find a place in the mainstream or get much shelf-space on the high-street. You know - the special stuff.
We've created '14tracks' because we feel it's now harder than ever to wade through the sheer volume of music available out there and find what you're looking for.
Regardless of whether you're knowledgeable and thirsty for music but just don't have much spare time, or whether you've been introduced to a kind of music - be it Dub, Pop, Techno, Dubstep, Modern Classical, Americana or whatever else - and want to find more but just don't know how, or where to start. Or maybe you just want someone to put together a selection of music that will soundtrack your next train journey or evoke images of places you've never been to - but you want that selection to be fresh and exciting and, even better, completely new to you.
'14tracks' has been designed and conceived with that process in mind - narrowing down virtually endless possibilities to form a catalogue of hand-picked selections united by theme or genre, bound by a particular style, or with some kind of common narrative in mind. Our selections aren't meant to be definitive, they have been specially compiled and curated in order to introduce you to incredible music that might otherwise have passed you by. The selections are made up of those tracks that have filled our record boxes, music that has always triggered a reaction, that people have asked us about whenever we've played them out, or when they've passed by our office and wanted to know what it was we were playing.
We've started with just a small handful of '14track' selections, but these will grow and multiply week by week, with each selection compiled and sent to you via email if you so wish - making the process of discovering music easier and, we think, more exciting.
'14tracks' is also a place for you to comment about our selections, to share your opinions and to offer your own suggestions and recommendations. We want to create a space where people can discover and share music - our own selections are hopefully just the start of that process.
All the music for sale on '14tracks' is available in highest quality MP3 format (320 Kbps), is completely DRM FREE!, and iTunes/iPod compatible. All the tracks are priced at 99p, and you can either buy an entire '14tracks' selection, or tracks individually - as many or as few as you like.