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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

🎀 Barbie the EDM Producer, Swedish House Mafia x Ikea, New LSDREAM & Liquid Stranger, and more | Ep. 116

9/23/2021
Mattel's Barbie unveils a music-producer doll to address the gender gap in the industry. Swedish House Mafia's latest collab is with Ikea - what could they be planning?. Plus, new music from the likes of Cloonee, Mefjus x Camo & Krooked, Party Favor, and LSDREAM x Liquid Stranger. Tune in to hear all of this and so much more on Episode 116 of Beyond the Beats, a podcast about EDM news and culture. Get the full show notes with all the links on our website Follow Beyond the Beats on...

Duration:00:59:46

🧑‍🏫 What Can EDM Learn from Hip-Hop? A Huge South Asian Dance Music Showcase, Rezz x Deathpact, and more | Ep. 115

9/16/2021
David Boyle - the author of the 2021 IMS Business report on the state of dance music - stops by to discuss his key takeaways and outlines what the industry can learn from Hip-Hop. Plus, did you hear about Dialled In? The South Asian community threw this landmark new festival in London to showcase South Asian talent (Skrillex even turned up for a B2B). We discuss its contributions to diversity in the scene. We also play new tunes from the likes of Rezz x Deathpact, Gorgon City, Wh0, KLOUD,...

Duration:01:03:40

❇️ Arc Music Festival Review, New Anti-Up, BtB Sessions Announcement, and more | Ep. 114

9/9/2021
Alec and Samir travel to Chicago to experience the first-ever Arc music festival and review the entire experience. We cover new music from the likes of Anti-Up, Don Diablo, OFFIAH, Gammer & Riot Ten, ARTBAT, and Imanbek. Plus, we have a massive update on our exclusive DJ mixes. Tune in to hear all of this and even more on Episode 114 of Beyond the Beats - a podcast about EDM News and Culture. Get the full show notes on our website. Follow Beyond the Beats on Instagram: @btb.pod; Twitter:...

Duration:00:57:14

👥 What’s the Best Way to Meet Other Ravers? Special Guest Radiate Joins | Ep. 113

8/26/2021
We are joined by the Co-Founders, Philip and Michael, of Radiate - a social media app that enables anyone to meet new people and find community around the live events and music festivals they go to. We discuss how ravers can best connect with one another, how technology will intertwine with music going forwards, what sets the EDM community apart from other genres, and more. Plus, Samir and Alec cover the latest releases from the likes of David Guetta x MORTEN, Excision x Kai Wachi, and...

Duration:00:57:16

💉 Should raves require vaccines? House music is taking over the US, New Tiesto, and more | Ep. 112

8/19/2021
With Live Nation and AEG now requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to attend one of their events, we discuss whether all raves should adopt this policy. We predict that House music will soon dominate the U.S. festival scene. Plus, we discuss new releases from the likes of Love Regenerator (Calvin Harris), DJ Snake x Rick Ross, Slander x Subtronics, and Tiesto. Tune in to hear all of this and so much more on Episode 112 of Beyond the Beats - a podcast about EDM News &...

Duration:00:58:29

😳 Top Sex Acts at Festivals, CRSSD Day MVS Review, New Kaskade, and more | Ep. 111

8/12/2021
We review CRSSD Day MVS festival in San Diego. TickPicks surveys people's sex act preferences at festivals (among other things)... We talk about new music from the likes of Kaskade, DubVision, KSHMR, and TYNAN. And as always, we put two up-and-coming artists on your radar. Tune in to hear all of this and so much on Episode 111 of Beyond the Beats, a podcast about edm news and culture. Follow Alec on Twitter (he's tweeting more now!) and follow Beyond the Beats on Instagram: @btb.pod;...

Duration:00:54:57

Fisher's Workout Video, Putting Diversity into Artist Contracts, New DJ Snake, and more | Ep. 110

8/5/2021
FISHER decides to lead a Zumba class for his new music video. We discuss the inclusion riders in artist contracts and praise someone leading by example. Annie Mac wraps up her time with BBC Radio 1. Plus, new music from the likes of DJ Snake, 1788-L, Enei, BLVD x Laidback Luke. All of this and so much more on Episode 110 of Beyond the Beats - a podcast about EDM news and culture. Get all the links to everything we discussed on our full show notes Follow Alec on Twitter (he's tweeting more...

Duration:00:59:56

The State of EDM Today, GRiZ Rainbow Brain, New DJ Snake and Malaa, and more | Ep. 109

7/29/2021
We dissect the state of the Dance Music industry by looking at the findings from the 2021 IMS Ibiza Report. Alec gives a surprise rating for GRiZ's new album, Rainbow Brain. Our Artists & Media Relations Manager catches up with former Artist Spotlight, Callie Reiff, as she opens for Steve Aoki. Plus, we cover new music from the likes of DJ Snake & Malaa, Metrix & Graffix, Jack Back, Champagne Drip, Cazztek, and Kaivon. Tune into all of this and so much more on Episode 109 of Beyond the...

Duration:01:02:54

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