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. It all started with the launch of a simple YouTube channel. Next to promoting exclusive content from partnered artists and record labels, they developed a few side-projects which supported the music which was being pushing. Launching this website in June 2013, through which reviews and interviews are being published, has been an essential part in the platform’s growing process. Other worth-mentioning projects are the duploc.com podcast series, the “Best of duploc.com” album series and duploc.com’s yearly mix series presented by the founder of the platform.

Apart from the online aspect, Pieter Grauwels - under the alias of DUPLOC - is also taking bookings as DJ since 2013. From 2014 on duploc.com has been working with quite a few organizations in several different countries such as Belgium, The Netherlands, France and Germany to set up their very own events, for which the Belgian team invites their artists to play live. The platform also runs a webshop since 2014 where merch is being distributed worldwide.

In 2015 duploc.com eventually launched its very own record label, through which two-track singles were released catalogued as DUPLOC001, 002, etc. In April 2016 the label finally printed its first single on vinyl. On the 2nd of October 2017, to celebrate the 5th anniversary, the official debut album entitled “5 Years of duploc.com album” will be available in all stores.

Together with all these projects, the focus of duploc.com obviously remains on promoting quality and original content via their outlets in order to reach listeners worldwide with a diversity of dubstep sounds. It is interesting to see that some of the listeners picked up producing along the way as they were inspired by the forward-thinking content which is being brought to the table. Some of these producers are in fact part of the next generation artists who are push the sound we all love. That’s something to be very proud of.

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*last updated July 2017