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Alec and Samir go beyond the beats and talk about the latest and greatest in the EDM scene. No topic is left unturned as the duo discusses new music, artists on the rise, lineup announcements, trends in the scene and more.

Alec and Samir go beyond the beats and talk about the latest and greatest in the EDM scene. No topic is left unturned as the duo discusses new music, artists on the rise, lineup announcements, trends in the scene and more.
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Alec and Samir go beyond the beats and talk about the latest and greatest in the EDM scene. No topic is left unturned as the duo discusses new music, artists on the rise, lineup announcements, trends in the scene and more.




Artist Spotlight 3: Trip Trop - Welcome to the Jungle

We got a chance to sit down with Trip Trop, two brothers from Los Angeles who refuse to have their sound siloed to one specific genre. Join us for our third Artist Spotlight to learn more about what motivates Michael and Matthew to create genre defying music, market their sound, balance producing and life, and create their own brand. New episodes of Beyond the Beats every Wednesday!


Episode 16: Exclusive Song Preview, Avicii's Life, Paris Hilton, Twitch, Moonrise, and much more

Welcome to Episode 16 of Beyond the Beats. This week we have a special announcement... JAVAX - one of our Artists We're Watching - has allowed us to preview his flip of NGHTMRE x A$AP Ferg's song Redlight (hint it's fuego). It comes out Friday, May 17th. Otherwise, we go over Avicii's second release (RIP) - Tough Love, give a shoutout to Eminem x Logic, and talk about Paris Hilton's new release... (yikes). Delving into the world of EDM, we cover the battle over Avicii's life story,...


Episode 15: EDC Las Vegas 2019 Special!

We have a very special episode for you this week... it's our EDC Las Vegas 2019 deep dive! In this episode, we go stage to stage 'around the speedway' and talk about the artists that we think should be on your radar as well as the artists we think you MUST SEE. We're also extremely excited to announce that we've launched a new community group on FB! Check out our FB page to learn about joining or join directly from the link in our show notes. We will be providing exclusive content to group...


Artist Spotlight 2: Akki - The Next Wave of Tech House

Our second Artist Spotlight is a very special one. Akki, is a tech house producer in Brooklyn by the way of Australia and Singapore. She is absolutely tearing up the NYC house scene and it's only a matter of time until she's in everyone's ears. We had the good fortune of seeing her open up for Tchami at Analog in Brooklyn and that's when we knew that we had to have her on the show. As you'll hear in this episode, she is more than just a producer/DJ - she is a role model and icon for women in...


Episode 14: Ultra's Bad Luck, Chris Brown x Marshmello Controversy, Martin Garrix, Lineup drops, and more

Welcome to Episode 14 of Beyond the Beats. This week we started off with our brand new section - On Repeat. On alternating weeks, one of us will share a track that we cannot stop listening to (it may not always be edm). In the new music section, we covered new tracks from Crankdat, Loge21, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, and a Eric Prydz remix of Camelphat. Delving into the world of EDM, the topics covered include the awesome production from Gesaffelstein's Coachella set, more bad luck for...


Episode 13: Fyre Festival subpoenas Netflix, Electric Zoo, NGHTMRE x Zhu, Knife Party, Kygo, and more

Happy HUMP DAY! Beyond the Beats is back with Episode 13. This week, we cover new music from the likes of Inzo (one of our former Artists We're Watching), CamelPhat, and Arty. This week's EDM news breakdown includes a weird but awesome teaser from Knife Party, Electric Zoo's stacked lineup, NGHTMRE's upcoming ID with Zhu, and Fyre Media trying to get money out of Netflix + Hulu, and much more. Shoutout to the Artist's We're Watching this week: .EEhou and JAVAX. And as always, THANK YOU for...


Episode 12: Coachella, Paradiso, Avicii's New Song, Cube 3.0, Shambala, Festival Bathrooms, and more

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 12! Kicking off this week's episode, we cover new music from Jai Wolf, Brohug, Oliver Heldens, and Avicii (RIP). Delving into the EDM world, we gave our thoughts on Coachella Weekend 1 as well discussed DeadMau5's upcoming Cube 3.0 tour, the Phoenix Lights festival, Ekali x Yookie, Chase & Status, what a DnB rave is like, why people ALWAYS mess up the bathrooms, and our upcoming Artist Spotlight - Akki. Note: We unfortunately had to reschedule the Artist...


Episode 11: Avicii, Coachella, Calvin Harris, Getter's Tour Cancellation, and more

Welcome to Episode 11 - thanks for tuning in! Kicking the episode off, we talk about a newly released flip from the upcoming legend and one of last week's Artists We're Watching - Slooze. We then talk about new releases from Shadient, Destructo, and Calvin Harris. Delving into the world of electronic music, we discuss the posthumous Avicii album (RIP), Eric Prydz's new visuals, Serato Studio, Coachella, Bonnie x Clyde in San Francisco, and how people need to support Getter in the wake of him...


Episode 10: Ultra 2019 roundup, Dog Blood, Chainsmokers, EDC Las Vegas, Upcoming Artist Spotlights, and more

Happy Episode 10! Boy, this is a special one. We covered A LOT this week. We delved into new music from Martin Garrix, Dog Blood, Seven Lions, and Flume. Swiftly moving onwards, we gave our thoughts on Ultra 2019, Ekali's teaser with Yookie, the EDC Las Vegas lineup, Samir's experience seeing Big Wild, why we don't like it when people immediately complain about a lineup drop, and the two exciting upcoming artist spotlights/interviews: Trip Trop and Akki. Shout out to the Artists We're...


Episode 9: Beyond Wonderland, Spring Awakening, Zhu, Illenium, DJ Snake, Beatport and more

In this week's episode, we delve into new music from the likes of Illenium, DJ Snake, UMEK, and Eli Brown. We then put our fan boy hats on and get hyped up for Zhu x Disclosure's new song announcement. Getting over the hype, we explore what's going on in the EDM world. Topics include Beatport officially recognizing a genre of house music, Jackal being added to RL Grime's Sable Valley label, the Spring Awakening lineup, Miami Music Week, and Malaa getting arrested? #freemalaa Special...


Episode 8: Tomorrowland Winter, Odesza, Tiesto's New Song, DJ Diesel, Bonnaroo, and more

In this week’s episode, we go over new music from the likes of Autograf, Mat Zo, Tiesto, Zeds Dead, and Carnage. Delving into the world of EDM, we discussed Spring Awakening, EDC Week, Bonaroo’s Ready to Roo, how Shaq got into EDM, a crazy Second Sky ticket experience, how security sometimes needs to chill, and why people need to stop criticizing the legend that is Getter. Special shoutouts to our artist’s of the week: Midnight Kid, Duke & Jones.s And as always, THANK YOU for tuning in.


Episode 7: Porter Robinson, Marshmello's New Song, Keith Flint of Prodigy, CRSSD, Ultra Singapore, and more

Thank you for tuning in to episode 7 of Beyond the Beats! This week, Samir finds love for Marshmello as we talk about new music from the likes of Peekaboo, Boombox Cartel, Yookie and Graves. We then delve into the world of EDM by discussing news such as Porter Robinson’s BIG announcement, Malaa’s addictive new house banger, Gesaffelstein’s new album, Alesso’s mixtape/EP, our mutual hatred of DJs that hog the mic and Downlink needing to take a bathroom break mid-set… Only the best of EDM news...


Episode 6: Eric Prydz, UMF Korea, Mysteryland, Armin Van Buuren, Dillon Francis, and more

In this week’s episode, we discuss new songs such as the banger that is Above and Beyond’s collaboration with Armin Van Buuren, Dillon Francis’s return to ‘BS’ with EDM O’Clock, and Dillon Nathaniel’s new EP - Pressure. We also discuss ASOT 900, Alison Wonderland’s first headlining set, Samir going to see the legend Pryda, the new BBC Radio 1 resident DJs, The Good the Bad and The Fake, Bill Nye the ‘EDM guy’, and much more.


Episode 5: Marshmello, Shaquille O'Neal, Raving Solo, Ilesoniq Lineup, and more

This week, we discuss Diplo’s new EP, NGHTMRE x Lil Jon x Shaq’s new song, Webster Hall NYC reopening, EDC Mexico, Samir’s thoughts on raving solo, new music, artists on the rise, and much more. Follow us on Instagram (@btb.pod) and Facebook. Email us with questions, recommendations or requests to be on the podcast:


Artist Spotlight 1: BIRDIE (Dubstep, Trap, House)

Alec and Samir do their first artist spotlight with BIRDIE from Maryland. He's a young up and coming DJ/Producer who produces dubstep, house, and trap music and has shared the stage with artists like Nitti Gritti. In this bonus episode, BIRDIE talks about what it takes to build your brand, get your name out there, and find your sound. Follow @btb.pod on Instagram for more content!


Episode 4: Swedish House Mafia, Fyre Festival Pt. 2, The Chainsmokers, Grammy Winners, and more

Alec and Samir discuss the EDM Grammy winners, Swedish House Mafia, The Chainsmokers + 5 Seconds of Summer tour, Ja Rule planning ANOTHER festival, Ekali’s new song Ruin, artists on the rise, and much more. Also, we’re proud to announce our new standalone feature: The Artist Spotlight. A section dedicated to unearthing underground producers, DJs, and behind the scene players that are shaping the future of electronic dance music. Check out our first Artist Spotlight with BIRDIE- a DJ/producer...


Episode 3: Grammy nominees, RL Grime, Ultra phase two lineup, and more

Alec and Samir discuss EDM in the Grammys, Ultra’s phase two lineup, Miami Music Week, RL Grime’s new record label, Justice’s space opera, Marshmello’s new dubstep song with SVDDEN Death, new music, artists on the rise, and much more. Subscribe for more! Follow us on Instagram: @btb.pod


Episode 2: Tomorrowland lineup updates, Skrillex, Marshmello, Calvin Harris, and more

Alec and Samir dive into Marshmello's Fortnite concert, Skrillex's new music, Tomorrowland's phase one lineup, Creamfields lineup, Kayzo's new tour, new music, artists on the rise, and much more. Subscribe for more!


Episode 1: UMF updates, Tomorrowland lineup, Electric Forest, EDC Vegas, and more.

Alec and Samir kick off their first official episode with updates on Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland’s lineup, Electric Forest’s lineup, EDC Vegas hype, Illenium, Dr. Fresch, artists on the rise, and more. Show notes and links can be found on the Facebook page for Beyond the Beats. Subscribe for more.


Beyond The Beats Introduction

Alec and Samir introduce themselves and their brand new podcast. Beyond The Beats examines the hottest news and trends in the EDM world with weekly episodes. Subscribe for more content!