Beatport announces new website Beatportal - bringing dance music artists and fans together04 December 2019 - Press release
Beatport is proud to introduce Beatportal, the new electronic music-focused editorial website from the world’s largest DJ download store.
With heavy emphasis on community, diversity and education, Beatportal will shine a spotlight on important topics for the DJ community. A monthly cover story featuring a diverse range of artists will sit alongside interviews with Beatport fan favourites and groundbreaking newcomers, in-depth investigative journalism, advice for DJs and producers, longform scene reports, and informative stories on the sounds shaping DJ culture. Beatportal will also host live streaming and other video content, news, the Beatport podcast, and articles aimed at exploring the expansive Beatport store, which features over nine million songs.
The first Beatportal cover story features Tel Aviv native and Los Angeles transplant, Mor Elian. Through original photography and words by Emma Robertson, the Fever AM co-founder discusses her extensive production history, her LA-based Into “The Woods” parties, the community she’s built around those events, mentoring the next generation, and diversity in the industry.
The globe-trotting Rampa will also be featured. In an interview with Alice Austin, he discusses the history of Beatport favourite Keinemusik — the top-selling label he runs with &ME, Reznik and Adam Port — as it approaches its 50th release. He also discusses how things have changed since the label’s launch, his relationship with the crew, his creative process, and his solo projects. An interview with Belgian techno superstar Charlotte de Witte is also on the way, and Detroit legend Jeff Mills is the first in Beatport’s podcast series to see cross-exposure on the site. Parisian newcomer Anetha will be the first in Beatportal’s newcomer series, Introducing, and she talks with Martin Guttridge-Hewitt about her unique journey, as well as the launch of her new label, Mama Told Ya. Beatportal also delves into various techniques of DJing with its Behind The Decks series, which sees Spencer Parker discuss finding his own sound, and Underworld dig into the best classic rave tracks from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Beatportal has plenty more in store, however, including in-depth editorial with record labels from across the industry, documentary content, topical podcasts on the most important issues facing dance music, and an upcoming editorial partnership with shesaid.so.