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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.

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English


Episodes

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

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