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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

What to Expect from Swedish House Mafia's Return, Ibiza Illegal Raves, Kaskade at SoFi Stadium, and more | Ep. 108

7/22/2021
Swedish House Mafia is back with two new singles and an album announcement; we discuss what to expect from them. An organization in Ibiza wishes to ban DJs who play illegal raves. Kaskade x deadmau5 open the SoFi stadium to events. Plus, new music from the likes of Rufus Du Sol, NGHTMRE, Rusko, and Ver:West (Tiesto). We welcome _chris elrik and Xotix to our Artist We're Watching list. All of this and so much more on Episode 108 of Beyond the Beats - a podcast about EDM news and culture. Get...

Duration:01:01:02

MARTEN HØRGER: Artist Spotlight & Session | Ep. 107

7/15/2021
We're joined by the king of feel good Bass House, MARTEN HØRGER, for a hilarious yet informative interview and incredible DJ mix. We discussed how Russians apparently like to make German porn sounds when he's playing a show there; his recent work with Tchami's CONFESSION record label; his journey into producing; thoughts on the Bass House scene; predictions for the future of EDM, and much more. Get all the links to everything MARTEN HØRGER by visiting the show notes on our website Follow...

Duration:00:54:54

Apologies to Illenium Fans, Nightmare at Dutch Club, Gorgon City Olympia, Eric Prydz Metaverse, and more | Ep. 106

7/8/2021
We're sorry to Illenium fans in advance for our review of his Heavenly EP. Could a Dutch nightclub be responsible for a mass COVID spread event despite requiring negative tests for entry? Eric Prydz teams up with Sensorium Galaxy to deliver VR experiences. Plus, we review Gorgon City's new album, Olympia, and discuss new music from the likes of Zeds Dead, Dimension, Jauz, Capshun, and Drew Dapps. All of this and so much more on Episode 106 of Beyond the Beats - a podcast about EDM news and...

Duration:00:59:23

Callie Reiff: Artist Spotlight & Session | Ep. 105

7/1/2021
We're joined by the musical prodigy and industry trendsetter, Callie Reiff, for an in-depth interview and DJ mix. She has an INCREDIBLE story that you won't want to miss. We discussed her journey to being the youngest DJ EVER to play Webster Hall (15 years old); the stories behind her b2b sets with Skrillex and deadmau5; her strategy for coping with pressure and time management; her thoughts on being a female in a traditionally male-dominated industry, and so much more. Connect with Callie...

Duration:01:05:01

Tomorrowland Feuds with Boom Belgium, The Roots of House Music, new NERVO, and more | Ep. 104

6/24/2021
In honor of Pride Month, we delve into the community that started House music. A ruling shocks Tomorrowland's organizers and leaves fans upset. New music from the likes of NERVO, Excision, and Idris Elba. Plus, we're quickly joined by Bloodline and The Vamps to discuss the story behind their multi-continental collaboration with Alok, Another You. We welcome QZB and HÄWK. All of this and so much more on Episode 104 of Beyond the Beats - a podcast about EDM News and Culture. Follow us on...

Duration:00:59:07

Spotify Acting Shady, New Skrillex, Rockstar Games Record Label, and more | Ep. 103

6/17/2021
Spotify's shady Discovery Mode prompts a U.S. Congress inquiry. The makers of Grand Theft Auto team up with Circoloco to launch a record label. Skrillex releases a new single ahead of his album. Plus, new music from the likes of QUIX, GRiZ, Noizu, LP Giobbi, CITYWLKR, and Alan Walker x Imanbek. We also welcome Benwah and Dot N Life to the Artists We're Watching list. Tune in to hear all of this and so much more. Get the full show notes with all the links on our website Follow us on...

Duration:00:58:16

Mat Zo beefs with Spotify, Shocking and Positive Club Stories, New Alesso, and more | Ep. 102

6/10/2021
Mat Zo says bye-bye to Spotify. Shocking and heartwarming stories from our recent club experiences. We discuss whether raving will be the same as before the pandemic. Plus, we talk about new music from the likes of Alesso, David Guetta and MORTEN, Eli & Fur, Will Sparks, and Jax Jones. EVE and Capozzi join our Artists We're Watching list. All of this and so much more on episode 102 of Beyond the Beats, a podcast about EDM news and culture. Check out the full show notes with all the links on...

Duration:01:00:55

Special Guest Rachel Narozniak, Managing Editor of Dancing Astronaut | Ep. 101

5/27/2021
We are joined by Rachel Narozniak, the Managing Editor of Dancing Astronaut, to discuss the hidden trends she sees in the EDM industry; the next steps for Insomniac East; tips for aspiring EDM journalists; the future of mental health awareness in the scene, and more. We also discuss new releases from the likes of Juelz and JAWNS, Hex Cougar, MK, Matroda and Bleu Clair. Shout-out to this week's Artists We're Watching: Swole Sauce; Kozah; Dante Levo. Connect with Rachel and get the full...

Duration:01:00:54

Special Guest Blake Coppelson, Founder of Proximity | Ep. 100

5/20/2021
For our 100th episode, we are joined by a titan in the dance music scene: Blake Coppelson - the Founder and CEO of Proximity. We discuss his fascinating background; how he's pushed the scene to embrace DMCA free music; tips for artists on submitting their music to labels; virtual events in the Metaverse, and much more. Thanks for sticking with us for 100 episodes. We truly couldn't do this without you. You inspire us to continue growing the global community and, most importantly, connect...

Duration:00:58:42

Special Guest Henry Lu, Co-Founder of Space Yacht | Ep. 99

5/13/2021
We are joined by Henry Lu, Co-Founder of Space Yacht to discuss NFTs, the next tech frontier in Dance Music, pivoting a business, Tune Reactor, and more. Plus, we cover new music from the likes of Deathpact, HI-LO x Will Clarke, Marten Horger x Donkong, and Rohaan. Get all of the links to Space Yacht, Henry, and us on our website.

Duration:00:53:06

Zhu DREAMLAND 2021 Review, Eric Prydz to Bring HOLOSPHERE to the U.S, U.K Raves are Back, and more | Ep. 98

5/6/2021
Zhu drops his new album, DREAMLAND 2021. What can we learn from the U.K's first club night since the pandemic began? Eric Prydz is reportedly set to bring his HOLOSPHERE show to the U.S. Plus, we discuss new music from the likes of SIDEPIECE, Seven Lions x Wooli, Chapter & Verse, and Quix. We welcome SVNF8 and 49th and Main to our Artists We're Watching list. All of this and so much more on episode 98 of Beyond the Beats. Get the full show notes and links on our website. Follow us on...

Duration:00:57:12

The End of Diplo & Friends, Porter Robinson Nurture, Rezz x deadmau5, A.I DJs, and more | Ep. 97

4/29/2021
Diplo & Friends is leaving BBC Radio 1! Porter Drops his new album, Nurture. Will A.I. be the next DJs? Plus, new music from the likes of Rezz x deadmau5, Ganja White Night, Gorgon City, and Pendulum. We welcome Gianni Keys and Paul Mayson to our Artists We're Watching list. All of this and so much more on Episode 97 of Beyond the Beats. Get the full show notes on our website

Duration:01:04:38

Syrian Underground House Parties, Secret Sky 2, New San Holo, and more | Ep. 96

4/22/2021
Two friends in Syria have created an unlikely underground house music scene to help people escape the civil conflict. Porter Robinson announces the lineup for Secret Sky 2. An EDM Champion asks us if we think it's safe to buy second-hand tickets right now. Plus, new music from the likes of San Holo, Pleasure State (MK and Lee Foss), Trampa, Brohug, and Loud Luxury x Issan Alnajjar. We welcome this week's Artists We're Watching: Juuku and æstral. All of this and so much more on Episode 96 of...

Duration:01:02:42

The New Roaring 20s, Overrated Aspects of EDM, EDC Vegas 2021, New Martin Garrix, and more | Ep. 95

4/15/2021
Will this decade be the 'new' roaring 20s for club culture? The most overrated aspects of EDM. EDCLV is happening in May! New music drops from the likes of Martin Garrix's side project with Maejor - AREA21, Liquid Stranger, Elohim and GRiZ, MiTiS and Bella Renee, and Kyle Watson. A special shoutout to this week's Artists We're Watching: Panteros666, and Aktive. Get the full show notes on our website Follow us on Instagram: @btb.pod; Facebook; Twitter: @podbtb; Soundcloud. Special thanks...

Duration:00:59:59

Lost Frequencies: Artist Spotlight + Session | Ep. 94

4/8/2021
This week we had the pleasure of speaking with one of the world's top DJs and producers, Lost Frequencies. Who also blessed us with a mini-mix. To mention only a few accolades, he has tracks with multi-platinum and platinum statuses; is number 21 in DJMag's Top 100 DJs list; over 3.5 billion streams on Spotify; performances at Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, and EDC Las Vegas; and was invited by the Belge Royalty to record a set on top of the Royal Palace in Brussels. We dive into the stories...

Duration:00:49:45

Diversity in Dance Music with Special Guest, Almass Badat | Ep. 93

4/1/2021
This week we're joined by a truly multidimensional curator of art and music, Almass Badat. From being a resident DJ for BBC Asia and hosting the "What is this behavior?" podcast, to her collaborations with Netflix, Boiler Room, and The London Science Gallery, Almass's work spans all aspects of art and culture. As such, she brought her important insights into diversity in the music industry. We also discussed Apple's new Isgubhu platform and ways for people to connect with new music and...

Duration:01:01:13

Justice vs Justin Bieber, Dance Music Grammys Sweep, KSHMR's New Album, EDC LV and more | Ep. 92

3/25/2021
Are you team Justice or team Bieber? We pick sides and talk about how they are squaring off over Justin Bieber's alleged trademark infringement on the cover of his new album, Justice. Plus, we delve into the importance of Kaytranada's 2021 Dance Music Grammy wins and whether May is too soon to have EDC Las Vegas. We also cover new music from the likes of KSHMR, SIDEPIECE, Cosmic Gate, A.M.C. and Turno, and Claptone. All of this and so much more on Episode 92 of Beyond the Beats, a podcast...

Duration:01:00:00

From Jersey to Asia: The Growth of Club Music with Special Guest R3LL | Ep. 91

3/18/2021
This week we're joined by a legend, pioneer, and continual innovator of Jersey Club and Club Music - R3LL. He takes us on a deep-dive into the history of club music, describes his integral role in expanding the sound and culture into new markets such as Asia, intros us to his radio show Clubanese, and outlines all of his work to unite up-and-coming artists across the world. Plus, Alec and Samir talk about new music from Illenium and Iann Dior, Alesso and Armin Van Buuren, Nitti Gritti and...

Duration:00:50:07

Ubbi Dubbi Festival Partners with Clear, Creamfields Sells Out, DJ Snake x Selena Gomez, and more | Ep. 90

3/11/2021
With Ubbi Dubbi scheduled for April, Creamfields selling out, and the legendary nightclub fabric hosting a 42-hour return party in June, we discuss whether raves will return this summer. We also cover new music from the likes of DJ Snake and Selena Gomez, Zeds Dead, Anti-Up, Dimitri Vegas, and Wilkinson. All of this and so much more on Episode 90 of Beyond the Beats. Get the full shownotes on our website: https://www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-90 Follow us on Instagram: @btb.pod; Facebook;...

Duration:00:59:57

TikTok's Impact on Songwriting with Special Guest, Bella Renee | Ep. 89

3/4/2021
This week we're joined by the incredibly talented electronic music vocalist and songwriter, Bella Renee! We had a profound conversation on TikTok's impact on songwriting, mental health strategies, and the current state of female representation in the music industry. Alec and Samir also discussed new music from: Around The World (ft. NOUMENN)BEDFrontlineThe CoreA major shoutout to this week's Artists We're Watching: The BeginningData Loss (w/Adam Tell)HowlingSee the full shownotes on our...

Duration:00:55:09