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Beatport Launches BPXX: Celebrating 20 Years of Dance Music and DJ Culture


Beatport, the go-to place for DJs, producers, and music lovers worldwide, is throwing a year-long bash called BPXX to celebrate its 20th anniversary! They’re calling it “Music Is Unstoppable,” and it’s packed with cool stuff – special programs, events, and even a look back at the last 20 years of dance music. Want to join the party? Dive into the BPXX Capsule, a digital experience that takes you from Beatport’s very first track, ‘Beatfreaker’ by Steve Smooth (Remixed by Jay Walker and David Garcia Retromode), to their latest tech innovations linking Beatport and Beatsource with DJ software and hardware.

Since kicking off in 2004, Beatport has become the ultimate hub for DJs and producers. They’ve made some smart moves, snagging awesome platforms like Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique for music creation, plus handy tools like ampsuite and LabelRadar for independent artists. In 2023, Beatport even scooped up the International Music Summit Ibiza (IMS), the top conference in the dance music business. Talk about evolution – The Beatport Group is now this all-encompassing community for DJs, producers, and their dedicated fans.

BPXX is bringing more than just cake and candles. Check out these cool initiatives:

  • BPXX Int’l Women’s Month (March): Get ready for a series of films and features shining a spotlight on the incredible women in dance music. They’ll be talking about the challenges these trailblazers face in a male-dominated world and celebrating their awesome wins.
  • BPXX Unstoppable @ IMS (April): Beatport’s going all out at the International Music Summit, highlighting the journey of DJs, managers, labels, and producers who’ve been rocking it with Beatport for the past 20 years. And guess what’s making a comeback? The Beatport Awards – it’s been a minute since they last did it in 2011!
  • BPXX Unstoppable Pride (June): June is all about celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community’s massive contributions to dance music culture. Get ready for a month of honouring those awesome influences.

“Long before I joined the company as CEO seven years ago, Beatport was the dance music community’s central nervous system, as the unparalleled source of music for DJs around the world,” said The Beatport Group’s CEO, Robb McDaniels. “We want to take 2024 to celebrate the incredible artists and DJs who have fueled dance music’s rise, the fans that make it possible, and the mavericks who are taking the culture into the future.”

Stay tuned for more details on other cool events and special programs. BPXX is your ticket to reliving the awesome journey of Beatport in the world of music. It’s going to be a wild ride!

Check out BPXX Capsule here


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