A new beginning

Sun 28 Jun 09 - by lensco - 30 Comments

As promised, you’re looking at the brand new third incarnation of Beyondjazz. It’s been quite a ride, but we feel that once again Beyondjazz is taking the pulse of the larger future jazz community, just like it did in 2003. Over the past six years we gathered almost 5000 people to discuss their shared musical interests, but as time went by the internet evolved, and Beyondjazz … well, didn’t.

So, we scaled back a little, and are returning focus on quality content, and the podcast of course. We’ll keep a close eye on new and emerging movements in the musical landscape.

We invite you all to become part of Beyondjazz. Be it comments, tweets, illustrations, guest articles, … you name it. If you have got something to share, let us know!

There will definitely be some more bugs and oddities left to be ironed out, but rest assured that we’ll be going over them in the coming hours and days. Enjoy the new Beyondjazz!

30 comments so far

  1. crl wrote June 28 2009 at 10:39 pm

    first. new look is lookin kool, congrats to L and J for the ace change.

  2. Theodore wrote June 28 2009 at 11:03 pm

    The redesign is really nice… Good job.

  3. Matthias wrote June 28 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Looking really great so far! I hope people will leave lots of feedback here.

    How about adding some community features/widgets like Google Friend Connect or such? Anyway, keep up the great work, guys :O)

  4. wrote June 29 2009 at 12:16 am

    greets bj. the new format looks great.

  5. idleberg wrote June 29 2009 at 9:06 am

    damn beautiful site, will stay a regular visitor πŸ™‚

  6. Ishfaq wrote June 29 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Nice job guys, looks sweet. Only thing I’d say is it’d be nice to be centered instead of left aligned – I’m on a 22″ and it’s a bit off putting being half the screen to the left and blank grey on the right! Other than that it’s cool!

  7. Zane wrote June 29 2009 at 4:11 pm

    The design looks good. I’m really looking forward to seeing some new and exciting things from Beyond Jazz…

  8. lensco wrote June 29 2009 at 4:21 pm

    it’d be nice to be centered instead of left aligned

    Dude, we are left of centre! πŸ˜‰

  9. mashi wrote June 29 2009 at 7:02 pm

    nice design, feeling the new direction πŸ™‚

    keep on!

  10. Huw Ellis wrote June 29 2009 at 10:49 pm

    great stuff – go on with your bad selves

  11. tokyosoulsauce wrote June 30 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Liking the new design a lot. Keep up the excellent work guys!

  12. Bernie wrote June 30 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Nice new layout guys!!

  13. hans db wrote June 30 2009 at 8:26 pm

    gosh! big up L&O nice job!

  14. Chemikangelo (Origami) wrote June 30 2009 at 11:13 pm

    marvellous fresh & cool new design & blog attitude, guys!
    Beyondjazz rocks!
    excellent, as always.
    Greetings from North Italy by
    Chemikangelo (ORIGAMI)

  15. blair wrote July 1 2009 at 6:39 am

    One word…. STYLIN!!

  16. Dj Nova wrote July 1 2009 at 8:48 am

    Nu design is so beyond jazz πŸ™‚
    Lensco u did great job

  17. Mr Goju (Migrations Radio Show) wrote July 1 2009 at 3:53 pm

    excellent design

  18. Ishfaq wrote July 1 2009 at 4:43 pm

    it’d be nice to be centered instead of left aligned

    Dude, we are left of centre!

    Ha ha! I guess it’s ok then!

  19. sala wrote July 1 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Its looking pretty fresh here oemebamo / lensco – good work!

    Downloading the Jacko podcast now.

    Keep the podcasts coming..

  20. AppAS wrote July 5 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Yes, ok, you’re right. It’s good to make a change in the layout. But, anyway, the content has always been perfect and full living, ahead of today’s music. This new design is a wonderull bonus. ThinK Ya.


  21. young david wrote July 6 2009 at 2:58 am

    New site is looking wicked – nice one.
    Don’t suppose you could do an RSS feed so I can put it on my toolbar? (Or did I miss it?)

  22. lensco wrote July 6 2009 at 10:11 am

    Sure, there’s RSS feeds for pretty much anything. You should see an RSS icon in the address bar of your browser.

  23. young david wrote July 7 2009 at 12:28 am

    D’oh – web design must be frustrating when you have to cater for technical illiterates like me πŸ™‚ (I will ask my grandmother first before posting in future.)

    I have clicked on the orange thing on other sites & it didn’t always quite work. Needless to say, it does here – thx, in the toolbar now.

  24. texxeen wrote July 10 2009 at 7:28 am

    dopness galore, love the nu site, gotta come c u dudes out there in Gent someday, that if get the Visa! Sh*T’s FRESHER THAN OBAMa, haha

  25. Ricardinho wrote July 15 2009 at 9:13 pm

    What the…..

    Nice update beyond jazz.

    One bug though. i cant see what im currently writing as the input boxes of this form appears to have a font style set to it that my comp/brower doesn’t register (not helvetica neue is it). Im in FF by the way. It’ll probably work fine in IE as ive had the issue before.

    keep up the good work πŸ˜‰

  26. Pete Nice wrote September 6 2009 at 4:34 am

    Awesome work guys. Been a regular visitor since 2003, and fantastic to see the site refreshed, revitalised and ready to continue to be an the vanguard of future jazz and leftfield beats. Big yourselves up!

  27. Dana wrote September 9 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Wow whatta nice page.
    me likey likey πŸ™‚
    I’ve been around since 2004. 5 years now. Time goes fast.
    Hands (and head) up! πŸ˜‰

  28. esponjacinzenta wrote October 28 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Nice work!
    You’ve done well! But you used to have a rss feed live radio tracker. Did you stop it or are you planning to continue with it in the new website?

  29. lensco wrote October 28 2009 at 1:50 pm

    @esponjacinzenta You can still find it in our archive, but we’re not actively maintaining it anymore, sorry.

  30. esponjacinzenta wrote October 29 2009 at 10:55 am

    I knew that but the links don’t lead to active pages anymore.
    Thanks anyway!