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Beantown Boogiedown: About This Site

Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:31:46 +0000

“Well good for you. You run a blog. So does everyone else in the world. Do you want a cookie?” I’ll be the first person to admit that Beantown Boogiedown (BBD) is nothing special. It’s not some “media powerhouse” or “curatorial force” destined to take the local music scene in Boston by storm. Music blogs like mine come a dime a dozen, even amongst the ones that document the dance and EDM movement here.  All I am at the end of the day is a dude who has loved electronic music for more than 15 years. There’s no specific structure BBD follows other than to share the awesome dance music I’ve discovered over the years. Both in Boston and worldwide, as well as present-day beats and stuff from way back when. The only rules I follow are to have fun and run spell-check :) If you’re a promoter, artist, DJ, or producer who wants their work showcased here, hit me up. BBD currently has a healthy reader base, and am grateful people find this place a useful resource. But there’s still plenty of work to do. Dance music is not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Boston, but I want to show them it not only exists, but also how it’s as vibrant as it is in any other city. Your support for BBD is greatly appreciated! If you’re interested, here’s a brief history of the blog. 2009. Beantown Boogiedown was launched in January 2009. The idea to start it came instantly; it wasn’t planned. I was looking for a way to be involved in the scene besides just DJ’ing, and this became the perfect outlet. During the early months I promoted the site as hard as possible and handed out flyers that promised “new content daily”. For the most part, I have lived up to this mantra ever since. 2010. I moved from Salem to downtown Boston at the beginning of 2010, making it easier than ever for me to attend events in the city. Site growth continued and I began to undertake event photography quite a bit. Traffic grew from less than 100 visitors per day to triple that by the end of the year. 2011. In 2011 I struggled a bit with the blog, an ironic thing considering the explosion of dubstep and festival culture that was taking place in the US. Traffic flatlined and I couldn’t find a way to market the site properly to the younger crowd getting exposed to dance music for the first time. Not a flagship year for BBD. 2012. While the first half of 2012 was flat like 2011, there was a lot of growth during the second half. I decided to take on a small support staff to help with event coverage which included Jon Santarelli, Sarah Robertson, Jeff Jayes and Matt Farina. I also leveraged Facebook significantly more than before, which also helped drive traffic here. I even had a couple posts go viral, which was a nice bonus. The year closed with 400-500 daily visitors. Overview of the different sections of Beantown Boogiedown Journal: This is the homepage, the dumping ground for all recent posts. All event-related posts, including the calendar and special posts where there’s a ticket giveaway, go here. Anything event-related also stays archived here. While other content (such as Cool Free Stuff and Crate Exploratory) is initially posted on the Journal, it all gets moved to its appropriate section after a few months.  Featured mixes: From time to time I add DJ mixes to this section that I really enjoy, either by local or global DJ’s. Generally my featured mixes are ones that may have fallen underneath the radar; I tend to not showcase mixes everyone’s already raving about (such as an Essential, Fabric, RA, or FACT mix). Also, I prefer to post mixes that showcase the artist’s skill as a DJ, as opposed to just a mix that loosely ties together a bunch of new and unheard tracks. My DJ and Production Work: The vast majority of the DJ mixes I’ve recorded myself go here, along with any original tracks or mash-ups I build down the road (at the rate I’m going that could be awhile, LOL). I [...]