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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

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

Daft Punk Breakup, SG Lewis Debut Album, Camelphat Record Label, New Marshmello Sound, and more | Ep. 88

2/25/2021
The dream of seeing Daft Punk live again is gone... They have broken up! Camelphat will be launching their own record label. Marshmello teams up with Arash to inject some Persian sounds into their track, Lavandia. SG Lewis unveils his debut Album - time. We discuss new music from the likes of WAVEDASH, GRiZ and MARTEN HØRGER. We have a special preview of Bravetone's upcoming track - Night Rider. GEOTHEORY and Ben Walter join our Artist We're Watching list. All of this and so much more on...

Duration:01:00:00

What's Next For Bass Music with Special Guest - Dubstep FBI | Ep. 87

2/18/2021
This week we're joined by special guests Chrissy and Yesi, the founders of the amazing EDM and bass music publication - Dubstep FBI. We discuss new music from the likes of Slander, Spag Heddy, Seven Lions, Rezz. They introduce us to Future Riddim, discuss the importance of mental health, and paint the picture of what to expect from the bass music scene moving forwards. All of this and so much more on Episode 87 of Beyond the Beats. Find the full shownotes on our website. Connect with...

Duration:00:58:12

Nightclubs in Video Games, New Malaa, $15 Billion for U.S. Venues, Festival Size Debate, and more | Ep. 86

2/11/2021
The Hitman 3 video game has a crazily realistic Techno club - a sign of what future virtual rave experiences could look like? Concerns have arisen over the $15 Billion in grant money for U.S. venues. We debate whether big or small festivals are the 'best'. Plus, we discuss new releases from the likes of Malaa, Jax Jones, Volac's remix of Apashe, and TroyBoi. Particle and Skule Toyama join our Artist We're Watching list. All of this and so much more on Episode 86 of Beyond the Beats. See the...

Duration:00:59:50

RIP Sophie, Coachella 2021, New Porter Robinson, Insomniac Electric Mile, and more | Ep. 85

2/4/2021
RIP to Sophie - one of electronic music's brightest stars. Coachella 2021 is cancelled (for now) - does that foreshadow this year's festival season? Porter Robinson drops Look at the Sky. Samir talks about his immersive experience at Insomniac's Electric Mile. Plus, new music from the likes of Gorgon City and DRAMA, Kaskade, Excision and Sullivan King, Trip Trop, Coka Cobra and Walschlager. Fantom Freq and Revelries join our Artist We're Watching list. All of this and so much more on Episode...

Duration:00:58:55

Season 3 Premiere: 2021 Predictions, New Nicky Romero, Joseph Capriati Update, Flux Pavilion Shock, and more | Ep. 84

1/28/2021
EDM Champions we are back for Season 3! We've got big predictions for 2021, an update on Joseph Capriati, and a shocking announcement from Flux Pavillion. Plus, new music from the likes of Diplo and Black Coffee, K?D and Steve Aoki, Dombresky, Nicky Romero, and Ilan Bluestone. Cozway and VNK join our Artists We're Watching list. All of this and so much more on Episode 84 of Beyond the Beats. The full show notes with links are on our website. Follow us on Instagram: @btb.pod; Facebook;...

Duration:00:59:47

What is Beyond the Beats?

1/20/2021
What's up EDM Champions, this is Alec and Samir! We're the co-hosts of Beyond the Beats, a podcast about electronic dance music news and culture. There's nothing we enjoy talking about more than EDM so we decided to record it and turn it into a podcast. Hit subscribe for new episodes every week!

Duration:00:01:04

Season Finale, Special Guest Jason Euler, New Dillon Francis and TV Noise, and more | Ep. 83

12/17/2020
EDM CHAMPIONS! This is it. The finale of the 2020 season! We were honored to have Jason Euler, a dance music entrepreneur who founded Kinekt and Moon LVNDING and is the Experience Creator at Relentless Beats. We also discuss new music from the likes of Dillon Francis and TV Noise, Cristoph, and Dillon Nathaniel. All of this and so much more on Episode 83 of Beyond the Beats. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for an incredible season. We will be back soon after the...

Duration:00:57:13

Dance Music Grammys, COVID Test for Live Events, New Kaskade, and more | Ep. 82

12/10/2020
Who are 2020's Dance Music Grammy nominees? Swallow Events and Roche partnered up and got a rapid COVID-19 test designed for Live Events approved in the UK. We discuss new music from the likes of Kaskade and Will K, Malaa and Habstrakt, Vintage Culture, LP Giobbi and hermixalot, Charles D, Dimension. Visages and Rad Cat join our Artists We're Watching list. All of this and so much more on Episode 82 - the penultimate episode of the 2020 Beyond the Beats season. The full show notes with...

Duration:00:57:07

RIP i_o, Shaq is back, Insomniac East, New Chris Lake, and much more | Ep. 81

12/3/2020
We pay tribute to the amazing career of i_o and his amazing impact on the techno scene that will continue to influence the present and future. Rest in Peace i_o. We also discuss the return of Shaq, the launch of Insomniac East, and what is next for Beyond the Beats. We discuss new music from the likes of Chris Lake and Armand Van Helden, Excision, Herobust, Gorgon City and PAX, BLVCK CROWZ and H4DEZ, Uknew, and more. A major shout-out to this week's Artists We're Watching: ZHOU with his...

Duration:00:57:47

New Deadmau5, Raves Back in 2021?! AFEM Takes on Discrimination in Music, and more | Ep. 80

11/19/2020
Deadmau5 returns with a new single. Live Nation believes that there will be "shows at scale next summer" - Alec caveats that and dissects why they are so bullish. The AFEM launches a code of conduct against sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the music scene. Our takes on new music from the likes of David Guetta and MORTEN, Valentino Khan and Alison Wonderland, Gentlemens Club, and Diplo. Two more rising stars to put on your radar. All of this and so much more on Episode 80 of...

Duration:00:59:29

EDM Twitter Beef, Top 101 Producers of 2020, New Zhu and Tchami, and more | Ep. 79

11/12/2020
EDM Twitter beef with the Rock Band, Trapt. 1001 Tracklist drops their top 101 producers. Our thoughts on new music from the likes of Tchami, Zhu, Alix Perez, Dr. Fresch, and Getter. Two more artists to put on your radar. All of this and so much more on Episode 79 of Beyond the Beats. Find the full show notes. Follow us on Instagram: @btb.pod; Facebook; Twitter: @podbtb; Soundcloud

Duration:00:59:48

LP Giobbi | Artist Spotlight and Session

11/5/2020
We had the honor of chatting with one of the world's most exciting, up and coming, House music producers - LP Giobbi. She's putting the soul back into House and our conversation with her, as well as her incredible mix, does exactly that. We talked about how she is leading the charge for female representation in the dance music scene, pioneering the future of House music, the trends she's excited about and concerned about in the scene, the power dynamics at play in the music industry, and...

Duration:01:04:44

New Skrillex and Major Lazer, The Abyss Experience, UK Chancellor Shocks Artists, and more | Ep. 78

10/29/2020
Skrillex drops a new song! The UK chancellor suggests musicians find another job?! The Abyss Experience team joins us for a chat on their innovative virtual experience. Our thoughts on new music from Major Lazer, Krane, SHSTR, Fare, and others. All of this and so much more on Episode 78 of Beyond the Beats. Follow us on Instagram: @btb.pod. On Twitter: @podbtb Find the full show notes with links and playlists: www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-78

Duration:00:59:09

Plastik Funk | Artist Spotlight

10/22/2020
When COVID told the world 'no more dancing', we stopped. Then Plastik Funk stepped up... We chatted with the world-renowned DJ and Producer, Plastik Funk, on how he's been able to safely tour across Europe during the pandemic and keep the House vibes alive and well. In doing so, we uncovered how he came to be the man he is today, wise lessons for the music industry, and what the future of live dance music may look like. It was an informative and inspirational conversation that couldn't...

Duration:00:36:11

Bad R3HAB Remix of Nirvana, EDC Portugal, We Pick One EDM Genre For Life, and more | Ep. 77

10/15/2020
EDC returns to Europe. R3HAB faces HUGE backlash on his remix of Nirvana's - Smells Like Teen Spirit. Our thoughts on new music from the likes of Jax Jones, Groove Armada, Will Clarke x MK, J:Kenzo, Skrybe, and FOULPLAY. Two more artists to have on your radar. All of this and so much more on Episode 77 of Beyond the Beats. A massive shout-out to this week's Artists We're Watching: Villa (Melodic Trap) and Dave Summit ('Futuristic' House). Check out the show notes with links and playlists:...

Duration:00:59:14

Vin Diesel is a House DJ?? Beatport Partners with Twitch, Tiesto Live Concert at Red Rocks, and more | Ep. 76

10/1/2020
Vin Diesel just dropped a Tropical House track. Beatport makes a power move by partnering with Twitch. Tiesto throws a socially distanced show at Red Rocks. New music from the likes of Tchami, Alison Wonderland, PEEKABOO, and Alok. All of this and so much more on Episode 76 of Beyond the Beats. A massive shout-out to this week's Artists We're Watching: Chemical Surf (Brasil Bass) and Cyclephase (Dubstep, French electro, and more). If you enjoyed this week's episode, it would mean the world...

Duration:01:00:47

Pendulum is Back! We Reflect on EDM Industry, Facebook Restricts Livestreaming, and more | Ep. 75

9/24/2020
Pendulum just dropped music for the first time in a decade. 75 episodes in, we reflect on what we've learned about the EDM industry. We answer a question about helping someone in need at a rave. New music from the likes of GRiZ, Blanke, Chase & Status, Gorgon City. Tune in for all of this and so much more. Welcome to Episode 75 of Beyond the Beats. A major shoutout to this week's Artists We're Watching: Galo (Bass House) and IKØN (psy-trance). Check out the show notes with all the links...

Duration:00:59:49

Taiwan Just Had a Festival, No More Sharing at Raves? High School DJ Course, and more | Ep. 74

9/17/2020
Taiwan just had a 25k person EDM festival ("S20 festival"). DJing is now a part of the Music GCSE (British semi-equivalent to SAT). David, an EDM Champion, asks us whether the community should reconsider its culture of sharing. New music from the likes of Zhu, David Guetta and Sia, Pleasurekraft, and Markus Shulz. Tune in for all of this and so much more. Welcome to Episode 74 of Beyond the Beats. A major shoutout to this week's Artists We're Watching: VCTRE (Experimental Bass) and KUSP...

Duration:01:02:34

Erick Morillo’s Sex Crimes and Death, Cassette Sales Boom, Nicky Romero Alias, and more | Ep. 73

9/10/2020
Erick Morillo's sexual assault crimes are unveiled after his death - how do we remember his legacy? Discogs says physical music sales, including cassettes, are BOOMING?! Alexis, an EDM Champion, asks us where the best place to stand at a festival is. New music from Monocule (Nicky Romero's alias), Cosmic Gate x Andrew Bayer, IMANU x Buunshin, Malaa x Koos. Two artists you should watch out for. Tune in for all of this and so much more. Welcome to Episode 73 of Beyond the Beats. A major...

Duration:00:57:16