What is Beezo?
Beezo was the brainchild of legendary Los Angeles DJ Enrie that launched in January 2009. Beezo was the first of it’s kind for being a website that hosted DJ mixes and was promoted to the masses. In the beginning stages, Enrie reached out to a few of his friends that happened to be some big names in the industry such as DJ Vice, DJ Skribble, Scotty Boy, and DJ Scene just to name a few. After a couple of months, Beezo started hosting mixes from DJs all over the world and gained popularity as being “the website to get free DJ mixes”. Soon after, Enrie came up with the idea to start DJ mix contests on a monthly basis and have popular DJs judge them. Many DJs found exposure outside their market using Beezo. Beezo.net had well over 4000 mixes hosted on the website and this was just the beginning in branding Beezo as a true DJ website.
Always thinking of the next thing, Enrie started live streaming DJ battles aka Beezo Battle. Enrie opened up the Beezo Battle to anyone that wanted to join and allowed those at home to watch live on their computer (via u-stream). There were over 20 Beezo Battles in total. Most were hosted in California (Glendale, Pasadena, Woodland Hills, Ontario, San Francisco and Bakersfield) and some were hosted in Texas (Houston and Dallas). Beezo Battle became infamous for the phrase “usb pull” which was coined after a judge pulled the usb cable out of a DJ’s laptop during a battle.
The next natural progression for Beezo was to have a voice and use the brand to talk about regular day to day DJ stuff as well as promote any events. Beezo Blog was born. Beezo Blog featured a group of talented writers (Mikiwar, DJ Audio 1, Peeti-V, DJ Bedtime, Lady X & Enrie) along with guest writer DJ Shiftee. Beezo Blog talked about new music, editorials, product reviews and showcased videos. Beezo Blog was well respected for not giving away music (unless the producer allowed), but just previewing the latest tracks. It was also the first website to break the news of Jazzy Jeff being kicked out off the DJ booth in Vegas.
In the spring of 2011, all entities of Beezo had to be put on hold. Beezo had to restructure and adjust the operations in order to move forward with the brand. Enrie relaunched Beezo 2.0 on Nov 1, 2011 and combined the DJ mixes along with the blog all into one website. Although DJs can’t upload their own mixes anymore, Beezo still offers mixes via the Beezo podcast. DJ mixes must now be sent to Beezo directly (email@example.com) and are screened to be be featured on the Beezo Podcast. Enrie wants to maintain the ”quality over quantity” theory so people will know they are getting great DJ mixes.
Beezo.net is back and it’s all about the “DJs creating a buzz!”