Higher Stakes Recordings is a record label comprising a growing number of talented artists principally working in the Drum and Bass music genre. The site contains a blog, artists section and a fully functional e-commerce shop selling downloads and merchandise.
At the helm of Higher Stakes Recordings are two well-established Drum and Bass aficionados, DJ Sly and Pacso. They wanted a site which reflected the Higher Stakes poker theme in its design whilst possessing a simple but well-organised structure to showcase artists, tracks, artwork, as well as to sell downloads and physical merchandise such as clothing.
The backdrop for the theme is an image of poker table material from which the colourful artwork of album releases and artist photography stand out well. The homepage also has a JQuery powered slider to highlight new events such as new music releases or forthcoming gigs. Below the slider are editable spaces to advertise certain parts of the site with image plates.
The lower part of the homepage is a grid-view section showing products that can be purchased through the shop. Albums and EP Cover Art leads to a separate Album/EP page which lists all the tracks with MP3 clip Preview Players. Each track can be purchased and downloaded individually (in MP3 and/or WAV formats) or customers can also purchase and download complete bundles. Clothing such as Hoodies and T-Shirts are also available to purchase with a selection of colours and sizes.
The site has an Artist section which showcases each artist with pictures, biography, social links and links to releases by each artist. Each artist page also has it’s own individual Twitter feed.