Hello FUZZ Testers!
Big news: the FUZZ beta is now open to the public! To coincide with yesterday’s launch, CNET, Bloomberg, and the LA Times ran stories on the FUZZ project. In case you missed them check out the links below, and be sure to help us spread the word!
Also, we would like to use this moment to express our gratitude to you, FUZZ’s beta testers. Your insights and feedback have been invaluable in helping us build the product to where it is now, and we are counting on it to inform the product’s direction going forward. Rest assured, we will be tweaking existing features, adding new ones, and fixing bugs and glitches in updates to come, but in preparation of the public beta launch we have pushed some UI upgrades to the site.
Up and running:
- We’ve got a introductory tutorial video!
- New homepage UI: stats are displayed exclusively at the station level and we more prominently display featured artists.
- DJ profile pages updated with comment wall!
- Social media sharing has been enabled at the station level. Help us go viral by publishing and sharing stations that you like!
- iTunes and Amazon buy links on each song plate
Stay tuned, more coming soon! And now for…
This Week’s Feature Stations
We recently had the pleasure of having indie-rocker David Boone and his band DAWNS come into our studio basement for the debut of the FUZZ Sessions. This station features several of the tracks that they performed, and music by artists that their sound is inspired by.
This station features a rather enjoyable smattering of “funk, disco, leftfield hip-hop, IDM, trip-hop, bass, chip, downtempo, soul, techo, scores, acid jazz…” that will satisfy your electronic music loving sensibilities without beating you over the head with formulaic electro pop.
Described as “a mix of 60s, 70s and 80s indie rock from icons such as Velvet Underground, the Kinks, Johnathan Richman, and R.E.M.” This station’s full of classics, and he been in steady rotation at the FUZZ offices in the past weeks.
A few from MTV’s AMP days. A straight throwback station that harkens back to the grungy electronic sounds of the 90′s…back when MTV actually played music videos.
As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
The FUZZ team