duploc.com, the independent Belgian platform founded by DUPLOC, is worldwide renowned to be one of the leading references for dubstep. Originally we launched our brand in 2012 as a promotional outlet by constantly striving to discover talent and pushing forward-thinking content. Meanwhile we expanded to a currently 50.000-strong community with our own live events, a prestigious record label and a well-respected online magazine through which we aim to capture all relevant releases. Most important it is our ambition to give the listener a true and complete definition of dubstep.

duploc.com has been founded at the end of 2012 by the 24-year-old Belgian Pieter Grauwels, mainly with the purpose of showing the listener that dubstep does mean more then the image that is portraited around it.

It all started with the launch of a simple YouTube channel. Next to promoting exclusive content from our partners, we developed some side-projects which supported the music we were pushing. Launching this website in June 2013, through which we publish reviews and interviews, has been an essential part in our growing process. Other worth-mentioning projects are our duploc.com podcast series and our “Best of duploc.com album” series. Apart from the online aspect, Pieter Grauwels - under the alias of DUPLOC - is also taking bookings as DJ since 2013. From 2014 on we’ve been working with quite a few organizations in several different countries such as Belgium, The Netherlands, France and Germany to set up our very own events, where we invite our artists to play live. Apart from that we also did set up a webshop in 2014 where we’re distributing merch worldwide.

In 2015 we eventually launched our very own record label, through which we started to release two-track singles catalogued as DUPLOC001, 002, etc. In April 2016 we finally printed our first single on vinyl. On the 2nd of October 2017, celebrating our 5th anniversary, our official debut album entitled will be available in stores.

Apart from all these projects, our focus obviously remains on promoting quality and original content via our outlets in order to reach listeners worldwide with a diversity of dubstep sounds and show listeners what the UK dubplate culture has got to offer. It is lovely to see that some of our listeners picked up producing along the way as they’re inspired by the diversity we aim to bring to the table. Some of these producers are in fact part of the next generation artists who push the sound we love. That’s something we’very proud of.

*last updated July 2017