A new online storefront specializing in dubstep named 140 Plates has launched.
The store is the brainchild of Pieter Grauwels, the man responsible for dubstep label DUPLOC. DUPLOC prides itself on being a “leading tastemaker” in the dubstep field and hosts an annual award ceremony dedicated to the genre. They have been an active voice in the dubstep community since 2012 and provide a platform for lesser-known artists.
140 Plates offers a download-based storefront specializing in U.K.-influenced dubstep sound and electronic music in the 140bpm range. The platform promises to compensate artists fairly by taking a cut that’s three times lower than its competitors. It also boasts the use of an “intelligent algorithm” to help guide users towards tracks they may like.
“The current download stores are not as passionate about the dubstep/140 sound we love,” reads verbiage on the website. “…We felt it was about time a download store gave its full attention to the dubstep/140 genre. So here we are!”
Grauwel’s store is one of numerous niche record stores opening throughout the U.K. Back in October, Irish DJ and producer Marion Hawkes opened her own record store in the city of Belfast.
For more information and to browse their selection, head to 140plates.com.