The new music platform will target open-format artists

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Beatsource, the premiere digital music platform for open-format DJs, hosted its official launch event last night at the private residence of Absolut Elyx CEO, Jonas Tahlin.

Created earlier this year as a joint venture between Beatport and DJ City, the leading promo pool service for the open-format DJ community, Beatsource will service a critical segment of the DJ ecosystem that is traditionally overlooked by other online marketplaces.

Open-Format DJs (sometimes referred to as multi-genre DJs) are DJs that will play a mix based on either the specific genres requested, or they will read the crowd and select the music according to the audience's response.

Grammy-nominated DJ A-Trak and President of Beatsource Brian “DJ Quickie” Wong.
(Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Beatsource)

Beatsource focuses on hip-hop, R&B, Latino, electronic, radio hits, reggae, Afrobeats and more. The platform has an impressive list of curators, including Heisler Euan (Kidd Spin), James Grey (DJames of Capital XTRA), Alaric Fuller (DJ Majestik of 97.1 AMP Radio LA & FireLane) and Andrew Ortiz (DJ Drew of 102.7 KIIS-FM).

"Beginners and professionals alike will find everything they are looking for in our highly curated playlists, including back catalog and new hits via our forward-thinking DJ tools. We know what works in the clubs instantly. Now we can share that with the world."
-DJ Phenom, Chief Operating Officer at Beatsource
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Beatsource's Hollywood Hills Launch Party

Guests were treated to specialty cocktails from Absolut Elyx including the latest serves, the Rhubarb Mule, Elyx Spritz and Elyx Martini, along with demonstrations from Beatsource technology partners Pioneer DJ and Denon DJ and a special performance from A-Trak and DJ Spider.

"Beatport has long been the home for the global DJ community, but now we have created a single destination for all the great open-format DJs around the world. Beatsource will deliver expertly curated playlists and premium content from our label partners specifically tailored to the open-format DJ, all leveraging Beatport’s world class technical infrastructure."
-Robb McDaniels, CEO of Beatport
(Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Beatsource)
DJ Spider and DJ A-Trak both performed at the launch
(Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Beatsource)
(Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Beatsource)

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