Yeah baby, we are 3 years old today!
We’d like to say a massive thank you to all of our members and listeners for supporting us on our journey, whether you’ve been with us since the start or you’ve only just discovered us recently. Also a special thanks to those that have bought our merchandise or donated to the station over the years. As you know, we are a not-for-profit operation so you guys keep the beats rolling!
What started as small outlet for a collective of music heads to promote the music they loved has grown into something very special, loved as much by the listeners as it is by the DJs that supply the soundtrack.
After about 5 months of securing the DJs and planning and building the platform, at 00:00 on the 1st of September 2014, D3EP fired out it’s first transmission into the galaxy. The debut show came from Los Angeles based DJ Projec_P!
We may be based in the UK but our audience quickly became world-wide. Our tagline “The Sound Of The Global Underground” was chosen to represent exactly what we are about. An international house of rhythm served up by DJs from all over the planet. In fact, one of our proudest achievements has been bringing people from every corner of the globe together to celebrate the groove!
The website has gone through a couple of transformations since the start. We began life as a straight up radio station with a shoutbox and an sms text line, but the community vibe generated by the listeners soon encouraged us to deliver a much more involved experience. With the introduction of member profiles, instant private messaging and a fully fledged social platform for the members and djs alike to use, the house of D3EP reached the next level!
Along the way we’ve also added podcasting and a personal audio library feature for every member, so they can save and playback their favourite shows locally without ever having to store large files on their devices and our most recent addition was the integration of the Linx cryptocurrency, giving each of our members access to the digital money revolution that is sweeping the globe.
To incorporate all of the new additions and features along the way the infrastructure that powers the station and platform has grown immensely. What started life as one lonely VPS has turned into a network of high powered dedicated servers located across the planet to ensure that every aspect of the platform performs to it’s best ability.
None of the above would have happened without the support of our fans, the talents of our DJs and the entire crew that work hard behind the scenes to keep the D3EP mother ship in orbit! Once again, a massive thank you 🙂
Plans for the future include, among other things, D3EP club events in cities around the World, so watch this space for those…
Here’s to the next 3 years!
One last note and it’s something that we are very proud of. Everything we have achieved since day 1 has been without any form of advertising revenue whatsoever. This is something that we felt very strongly about from the start. We wanted the focus to remain solely on the music and the DJs and as a result nobody is forced to endure advertisements or pop ups trying to sell them anything or track their browsing habits so Google can target them on the next website they visit.
They say that nothing in life is free, but as it turns out, the best things in life are 3 😀