It’s been almost four months since we started 22tracks.com in Brussels. Things are going very well here in our little Belgium, although we weren’t able to qualify for the next European Championship. But if it were DJs instead of football players battling at the EURO 2012, we would be so there! If you listen regularly to the weekly updates by our 22 DJ’s on 22tracks.com/bru you know what I mean. The discoveries our DJs give you on a daily basis are amazing. So keep on watching them, cause you don’t wanna miss anything of it.
Because of the DJs hard work, the response is amazing. We were rapidly discoverd by a crowd of music lovers, colleague DJs and first adapters who started spreading the word. We got featured by national media such as De Morgen and Focus Knack and by many digital blogs and magazines. We got nominated for the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards, in the category ‘Best Media’. Don’t need to mention how great news that is. If you have a couple of minutes spare time, feel free to vote for us and for some of our nominated DJs (Sound Of Stereo, Lefto, Onda Sonora’s Our Party, Murdock’s Breakdown, On-Point, Nosedrip) as well. Last week we were invited by national radio Studio Brussel to go and chat about the website. Stubru’s DJ Kirsten Lemaire and I had a nice chat and listened to three tracks I selected from 22Bru. You can listen to the full interview (in Dutch) over here or check out this first part:
Since 22tracks.com is a streaming website centered around cities, we like to link up with various events and organizations in Brussels. I want to mention the engagement of two nice initiatives with whom we already teamed up in our short history. First there is the nice venue Bar Du Matin, where our Afro Heat selector DJ Reedoo is full time promotor. Not only did they open their cosy bar for us to launch our website in June, they also invite one of our DJs to play there all night every first saturday of the month. And last but not least, Bar Du Matin is the first bar ever to only play 22tracks.com music, every day of the week, every hour of the day. How cool is that? Also worth a mention is ‘Het Kampioenschap van Brussel’, a local music concours for unsigned bands. They invited several of our DJs to be in the jury and even named their different qualification rounds after our genres. You should check and try to go to one of their events, the next big Brussels thing will definitly appear on their stage.
To end this update I would like to warm you up for the first 22tracks party that is coming up on December 9th. Where and when will soon be communicated, but it will be thé perfect venue, in the centre of Brussels of course.
PS: check out the nice Legacy Music Belgium branded playlist online now. If you would be interested in a branded playlist for your organization, event, band, website, product or brand, feel free to contact me.