Founder and Owner
Jay Kurahashi-Sofue (Jay K-S) – Founder and Owner
If you didn’t know already, I’ve been with the site ever since it was born on a hot June afternoon. Being a fan of all genres (almost all), I have always been engulfed with music. Whether it was with instruments or recordings, music has been my life. Before PumpTheBeat.com was born, I always enjoyed finding new music and sharing with people. I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be great for the internet to be able to enjoy the music that I enjoy?” So, that’s pretty much how PumpTheBeat.com was founded. I’m obsessed with EDM, hip-hop, and dubstep, but you’ll see me post all types of music. Currently a sophomore at Indiana University, I’m pretty much just looking to have a good time. So, if you like the website, stick around!
Shayne Bingham (#91) – Electronic Writer
Hey guys, my name is Shayne Bingham, and I am an addict. I am addicted to music. I don’t go anywhere without it and I love impressing people with music they haven’t heard before. Look for me to post all kinds of music and to post often. Anyways, I’m just a normal kid from CT who lives to play hockey, listen to music, and live life to the fullest with my buddies. Play it loud and Pump The Beat!
RJ Previdi (Prev) – Electronic Writer
What’s good jabronis? the name is Prev and I hail from the not-so-sacred land of Dirty Jersey. I come from a small town about 20 miles west of Manhattan which gives me easy access to the city and the copious amounts of shows it offers. I have been to Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra, Electric Zoo, and a boat load of other EDM shows. I am committed to spreading the EDM culture and love sharing my music with people. Keep an eye out for my posts because I only post the best songs, reviews, and EDM related material.
Garrett Newell (Garrett) - Electronic Writer
What’s up PTB fans, I’m a student at Boston College but I was born and bred in Seattle, Washington. I love anything to do with music, and my life revolves around new albums, dope bands, insane remixes, and concerts and festivals where I can see my favorite artists. My music taste is far reaching, and includes indie, alternative, house, dubstep, trance, hip-hop, and reggae. I always love to learn about new and crazy artists, tracks, and shows, so I’m really excited about being able to write for Pump the Beat and share all of this music with you. So download, enjoy, and always keep the party going.
Joanna Myers (JOMY) – Mashup Writer
Whatup, I’m Joanna, a senior at Gettysburg College. I’m the mashup editor for the site, but I also dig electro and hip-hop, or anything with destructive bass. My favorite part about blogging is getting the chance to interview artists because their music ends up meaning so much more. I have my favorites but I’m always on the lookout for fresh music. Hope you like what I find!