Always a happy occasion to celebrate a milestone for a local org. And Bringing Down The Band, the local hip-hop site helmed by Sean Stuart, is hitting a big one in the world of tech. Stuart's site, which features the best in local and national hip-hop daily, in addition to promoting and supporting a great many local hip-hop events, hits its fifth anniversary on Saturday.
Here's a bit from an interview with Stuart before the party.
On party specifics:
"It's going to have people we've worked with a lot in the last five years. Our own DJ Jay Diff, DJ Metrognome and Slot-A from Chicago. We're going to try and play a lot of Indiana stuff. We're going to have raffles and giveaways. ... We're going to have ticket giveaways for Redbull Thre3style; we have five flash drives filled with 21 of the albums we've sponsored on the site on them, shirts, some other good stuff [to give away].
On each year:
"Year one, I didn't know what I was doing. Year one didn't have a plan. Year two, I started taking it seriously. Year three was when I brought on a lot of people to help. Year four, we grew even further than that. ... Year five is expanding on the ideas that we've already had, fine-tuning them even more, being more of a voice. Six is a mystery. It's a continuation of five, but we're looking to really expand how we showcase Indianapolis music and what our focus is on the site, to get our name out there.
On the team:
"We have five or six people on and off [working on the site], and we're always looking for more people."