Beatport and Microsoft Surface launch Originals² with a remote b2b
featuring Jamie Jones (Miami) and Loco Dice (Berlin)

Beatport and Microsoft Surface launch Originals² with a remote b2b
featuring Jamie Jones (Miami) and Loco Dice (Berlin)

Originals² kicks off with a world-first remote back-to-back livestream of Jamie Jones in Miami and Loco Dice in Berlin performing with the Beatport DJ app’s revolutionary new ‘Party Mode’ feature, optimized for touchscreen on Microsoft Surface.

Beatport is teaming up with Microsoft Surface, the innovative laptop and 2-in-1 brand, to connect and empower musicians globally with the latest technology products and services.

To celebrate this partnership, Beatport and Surface are excited to launch Originals². This groundbreaking campaign includes continent-spanning collaborations and educational events with world-famous DJs and newcomers to fuel the originality of the next generation of musicians. 

Kicking off on December 2nd with the launch of the new Beatport DJ app feature ‘Party Mode,’ Originals² will connect Jamie Jones at Art Basel in Miami and Loco Dice in Berlin to perform the world’s first remote back-to-back set on Microsoft Surface.

Miami’s event with Jamie Jones will take place at the 1 Hotel Beach Club in Miami Beach, featuring beautiful ocean views on the sandy strip, while the synchronous Berlin performance with Loco Dice will highlight the futuristic and underground German scene. The juxtaposing locations will be brought together to viewers online through the virtual back and forth between two dance floor titans who embody the ethos of the Surface brand narrative, “Original by design.”

“I’m excited to be pioneering the ‘party mode’ on Beatport DJ at Art Basel,” says Jamie Jones. “The fact that it will be a trans-Atlantic b2b with Loco Dice in Berlin and me in Miami is super cool.”

Tune in to Jamie Jones and Loco Dice’s performance on Thursday, December 2nd via Beatport’s Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube channels.

To attend the Jamie Jones performance at the 1 Hotel in South Beach, RVSP here.

The Originals² launch event marks the debut of Beatport’s DJ Party Mode feature. Seamlessly integrated into Beatport’s DJ web app streaming platform, Beatport DJ’s Party Mode enables up to four DJs to collaborate on real-time sets from different locations. Beatport’s Party Mode feature will be available to the public in early 2022.

Later in December, the partnership will launch its inaugural Originals² Academy, a two-day educational event for select creators — simultaneously hosted in Miami and Berlin’s top recording studios, linked via Microsoft Teams. 

The Originals² Academy is designed to empower the next generation of DJs, and much of the program will be hosted online and streamed for a live audience. The Academy will be powered by the new Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Pro 8, enabling Beatport’s select creators to experience the latest technology innovations from both Surface and Beatport. In addition, there will be a second Originals² Academy in 2022, which will center around a remix competition, sourcing the best of the best in emerging talent from around the world.

To find out more about Microsoft Surface, visit the official Microsoft website.



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