They’re all talking about it!
FontStage, the Pop Rock blog of Le Soir – 21st October 2012
Electro does it par Didier Stiers
“If you are one of these smartphone app. junkies, le Bozar Electronic Arts Festival (BEAF) will be the launch pad for the new Beat Bang app., a great new application from the Médiathèque of the French Community of Belgium. It’s designed to help us discover electronic music from 1988 to the modern day with the help of more than 500 references. It will be previewed during the three days of the festival, and will soon be available on the Apple Store and Google Play. We’ll be keep you in the know.” (…)
The Quietus, English webzine – October 9th, 2012
Live report : Bozar Electronic Arts Festival by Laurent Fintoni
(…) It’s a project that not only has great potential but is another pleasant reminder that there are a lots of unexplored possibilities within the app. world for educational initiatives such as this. Considering that a big part of the 500 or so albums that form part of Beat Bang originate from the UK, I find it hard to not think that this is precisely the sort of thing that should be happening over here, if only to celebrate the country’s artistic patrimony.
Focus Vif – 17th October 2012
Belgian Médiathèque launches Beat Bang : an electro guide by Laurent Hoebrechts
“This is what was needed. At a time when DJs have become the latest rock stars, we are overrun with electro festivals, and even America is starting to give in to the electro diktat, the Beat Bang app. is just the thing. With its new web application, the Médiathèque of the French Community of Belgium has created a most useful tool. Launched with the help of Gaieté Lyrique, a digital arts and modern music centre in Paris, it tells the story of electronic music from 1988 to 2012 – an ambitious undertaking. The final result is available today – some 500 albums have been selected, commented on, analysed, classified, and connected together… a truly mammoth task.” (…)
The Guardian, Apps Blog – October 12th, 2012
10 Best Android apps this week by Stuart Dredge
“Coming straight outta Belgium, this app. from the Médiathèque is a music discovery app. of the last 25 years of electronic music, offering track samples and purchase links, artist biographies, articles and links with a clever bubble-constellation navigation to find your way through it.” (…)
Geeko, blog du Soir.be – 20th October 2012
Apps : our suggestions of the week by Etienne Froment
“Designed by the Médiathèque of the French Community of Belgium, the Beat Bang app. lets you explore electronic music through an interactive timeline. Beat Bang’s innovative design gives it a unique approach to music, based on both graphic art and touch-screen navigation..” Read the full article on Belandroid (French)
SoundCtrl, NYC’s premiere event platform for the convergence of music and digital media – October 18, 2012
App. Review: Beat Bang – Electronic Music Discovery in the Palm of Your Hand by Carolyn Heneghan
“The Belgian app. developer La Médiathèque has developed a new genre-specific music discovery app., Beat Bang. It enables you to browse through hundreds of electronic music references. Spanning from 1988 to the present, this extensive library of music, bios, and articles lays out the massive history and evolution of this growing genre.”
Stylist’s Magazine asked nine industry experts: Philippa Warr, Wired writer (music); leading food PR Andre Dang (food); Anna Zachariassen, director of Thrive Media (news); beauty blogger Adrienne Lauren (beauty apps); Tom Hall, editor of lonelyplanet.com (travel); Rosanna Falconer, head of digital for Matthew Williamson (fashion); Kelly Schwarze, associate editor of geeksugar. com (photos); Jane Douglas, editor of outsidexbox.com (games); and Renee Schmidt, CEO of shebytes.com (services) for the 100 apps that will change your life.