The freshest torrent tracker on the block is Vibes.fm - a new music tracker devoted to Jazz releases only. First & foremost, Vibes is self-billed as a community tracker for Jazz enthusiasts looking to share & discuss the Jazz music scene. Vibes is a tight-knit group, and intends to stay small - open signups will be closing at 500 members (with another 500 allowable members through invites & recruitment).
Vibes: A Ratio-Free Tracker?
Vibes.fm isn’t too concerned about “ratio” - in fact, you won’t find any mention of specific ratio rules in their rules/FAQ - ”We have a ratio system, but it honestly doesn’t matter to the staff members.” As a community tracker, they’re not particularly stringent with respect to ratio, as much as they are concerned with all our members making good use of the music made available by our great uploaders.
All users are permitted to upload content, provided they follow tracker guidelines with respect to upload protocol. Our ethos is to share jazz (and perhaps a tidbit of blues and folk) in a global fashion, from global music scenes. Allowable formats include MP3, OGG, with a heavy focus on FLAC (lossless audio) releases.
“We intend to have a very small user base; at the moment, we are open for signups and encourage all members who will be active participants to join.” Registration to Vibes.fm can be found here:
After the initial open registration period, Vibes will be implementing an interview only membership policy.
“Our ethos at Vibes is to allow our members to not only share jazz music that they cherish, but to discuss live music acts currently touring alongside all facets of jazz music. We revel in the global jazz scene, and encourage our community to share that with others that would otherwise not have access to local acts that enjoy local celebrity. We are all about jazz, and we see our users as being as valuable as our SysOp.”
Expect public signups to close up fast. Vibes.fm can also be contacted on IRC below:
Oh yeah: And Sanjid is sexy!
We look forward to meeting the jazz aficionados out there! Thank you kindly from the vibes.fm staff.
Hey everyone, this is the amazingly good looking first line support over at vibes.fm.
Just to let you know we really would like members who are passionate about jazz.
not a huge Jazz fan myself but i’m sure there wil be ppl who will lurv this
I’m not a fan of Jazz myself, but I’m sure this tracker will turn out well.
take one special interest and do it well, with dedication, that’s the promise i sense with vibes. with anything new, there maybe more attendance needed to nurture it, and for those that have that patience, here is an opportunity to help grow the place. i for one welcome a jazz specific resource!
I joined this tracker, as my friends run it. I am really impressed with the DL speeds so far! Most stuff I grab is all off seedbox’s. This place is worth joining, and they are growing and improving things along the way.
Jazz Aficionado Says:
T3 is a Jazz fan? que?
If only there was one for classical as well (mm doesn’t quite count).
DAKSYA: LzTr is a classical tracker
Thanks to everyone who became a part of our community.. we are now interview only and can be found on #vibes-invite on irc.p2p-network.net
Ehhhhh, I don’t want to be the complainer here, but I’m really thinking why? A tracker opened up, so why do they deserve a full article, put them with the rest when you have your new trackers of the month articles. This is like the 3rd tracker you’ve “advertised”.
classical: LzTR is primarily for soundtracks, but includes some classical too. melomaniacos is a nice torrent/ed2k/pando indexer
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Obviously I’m new to this…. HOW do I navigate getting an invite? this IRC stuff seems absurd!
Channels… keys…. WTF! There must be an easier way!
Invites can be found on #vibes-invite on irc.p2p-network.net
They can only be obtained by way of interview with staff at this time. Thank you all.
I just take their interview it is hard like what.cd. even if I have some good uploads I didn’t make it ( I got some bad uploads too).
just want you to know!..
Awesome! I love jazz and torrents of it are hard to seed on normal music trackers, so this will be awesome
Damn straight I’m sexy!
I’m a HUGE jazz collector with plenty to share so I am VERY interested in this tracker. Just logged on to irc.p2p-network.net and downloaded the channel list from the bot. No such channel as #vibes-invite. Is there any other way to contact the admins?
Bob Jansen Says:
I’ve tried to contact the staff of http://www.vibes.fm for a while now but I can’t get a response. All the links and URL’s given here are down. I’m a huge fan of Jazz, and I’d like to share my collection, as well as adding more to it. =)
Can someone please contact me on how to get into this tracker?
Thank you very much for your help. =)
cybernewstv at live dot nl.
Jordan Bailey Says:
This site looks like a dream come true for me. Unfortunately, it looks like sign-ups and even invites are closed.
I wish I had known sooner, I’m a jazz saxophonist myself and am currently studying at a prominent music school in New England. This site could have been a wonderful educational resource for me. It’s sometimes difficult finding the more obscure recordings of the masters.
I would really love to be apart of this community. If anyone knows if/when sign-ups or invites are reopening, please let me know!
Keep the art alive,
Can’t seem to get ahold of anyone at this IRC…
I really need an invite! Huge collection with lots of live shows to add to the mix, including Prez, Don Byas, Oscar Peterson and many other greats.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Oscar Peterson is bad ass. Hope you get in.
And by the way, this tracker is excellent. Great uploaders with fantastic collections, cool staff, and nice members.
I’m a Jazz trumpet player in college looking to study the greats and I have a decent collection I would be willing to share. I would love to be a part of your tracker - Let me know if you can help
When the tracker will be up again?