Beatsource officially launches for open format DJs
One-stop Open-format DJ shop Beatsource officially launches.
Beatport and DJ City’s lovechild Beatsource is officially open and ready to serve as a digital music platform to open-format DJs- multi-genre/undefined genre DJs, including a curated download store.
Where DJs in the electronic music scene need not look any further than Beatport, open-format DJs can find ready-to-go playlists for any occasion across Hip Hop, R&B, Latin, Dance, Pop, and Reggae/Dancehall genres on Beatsource.
This is just the beginning, as more music is constantly being added. “We are processing music libraries that contain thousands upon thousands of tracks every day from your favorite labels, both the majors and the coolest indies,” says Beatsource.
“If you do not see something that you are looking for, we can assure you that it will be there in the coming days or weeks as we continue to publish new content hourly.”
Don’t skip a beat
Beatsource has launched with playlists from curators including Heisler Euan (aka Kidd Spin), the Music Director at DJcity; Andrew Ortiz (aka DJ Drew) of 102.7 KIIS-FM; Alaric Fuller (aka DJ Majestik) of 97.1 AMP Radio LA & FireLane; James Grey (aka DJames) of Capital XTRA (UK); and Daniel “DC” Calderon, the Head of Latin Music Programming at TuneIn.
“Past generations of open-format DJs had access to 12-inch vinyl or CD singles that contained special DJ versions such as instrumentals, acapellas and extended edits,” DJcity founder and CEO Brian “DJ Quickie” Wong tells Billboard Dance.
“DJs have a long history of differentiating themselves by ‘crate-digging’ for unique versions of songs to include in their DJ sets but today’s mainstream digital providers focus on music consumers over professional DJs.”
In August the company announced the addition of Grammy-nominated DJ, turntablist, producer and record label executive A-Trak to its Board of Managers.
Beatsource officially launches, check out the platform here.