Beatport, an electronic music provider, has today announced the introduction of Beatportal, a new editorial website focused on electronic music.
With heavy emphasis on community, diversity and education, Beatportal aims to highlight important topics for the DJ community. The magazine will feature monthly cover story featuring a diverse range of artists, in addition to investigative journalism, interviews with those in the electronic music scene, advice for DJs and producers, informative stories on the sounds shaping DJ culture, and longform scene reports.
Beatportal will also host news, live streaming and other video content, the Beatport podcast, and articles exploring the Beatport store, which features over nine million songs.
The first Beatportal cover story features Mor Elian. Through original photography and words by Emma Robertson, the Fever AM co-founder discusses her production history, mentoring the next generation, her LA-based ‘Into The Woods’ parties, the community she’s built around those events, and diversity in the industry.
Rampa will also be featured. In an interview with Alice Austin, he discusses the history label he runs with &ME, Reznik and Adam Port – Keinemusik – as it approaches its 50th release. He also discusses how things have changed since the label’s launch, his creative process, his relationship with the crew, and his solo projects.
Other features include interviews with techno artist Charlotte de Witte and Jeff Mills, who has previously appread on Beatport’s podcast series.
Beatportal’s newcomer series, Introducing, will focus on Parisian artist Anetha, who will be talking to Martin Guttridge-Hewitt about her journey, including the launch of her new label, Mama Told Ya.
Beatportal also showcases various techniques of DJing with its Behind The Decks series, which includes Underworld looking at classic rave tracks from the ‘80s and ‘90s, andSpencer Parkerdiscussing finding his own sound.
Beatportal also plans to include documentary content, in-depth editorial with record labels from across the industry, topical podcasts on the most important issues facing dance music, and an upcoming editorial partnership with shesaid.so.
CEO of Beatport, Robb McDaniels, said: “The time has come for Beatport to deliver more creative and unique content to our community, and Beatportal is the ideal medium to showcase some of the amazing artists and music we work with on a daily basis.”