After eight amazing years, our beloved music platform is shutting down.

When we launched in 2009, the online music industry was still in its infancy. Trying to stay afloat as a free expert driven music discovery service in this evolving market has been a beautiful struggle. We were often faced with tough decisions and changed to a leaner version of our platform six months ago. Now it seems the time has come to move on to new projects completely.

Over the years we were proud to work with an incredible roster of curators, win multiple awards, host numerous events and even our own festival (which might still return next year). Our website and apps gave millions of music lovers in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Paris, and the rest of the world a chance to hear the best new music. It has always been a labor of love and we were humbled by all the people sending us personal thank you notes after discovering artists, songs, and entire genres they had otherwise never heard of.

A sincere thank you from the bottom of our hearts goes out to everyone involved with 22tracks over the years. Our team and partners always went above and beyond. We are grateful for every DJ, agency, brand, venue and festival that has ever worked with us. Most of all, we are thankful for all the beautiful people that used, loved, and promoted our little music discovery paradise.

We think there’s only one fitting way to say goodbye. Here’s a playlist of 22 gems that many of you probably heard first on 22tracks. Our other playlists on Spotify and Apple Music will also remain available for now.

Thank you.