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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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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

โŒ› Season 4 Finale: Reflecting on a Crazy Year | Ep 158

12/22/2022
Welcome to our Season 4 finale! We reflect on our favorite sets and artists of the year, our personal journies through this crazy year, and of course plenty of new music. This time, we're dedicating the new music section to some of the Artists We're Watching: MSFT, Use Caution, Ghost Dance, and Eloquin. Plus, we put two last artists to watch for this season on your radar: Monki and Joseph Ray. Tune in to hear all of this and more on Episode 158 of Beyond the Beats, a podcast about dance...

Duration:00:51:10

๐ŸŒ• Steve Aoki x SpaceX Moon Mission, Artists on the Rise and Fall in 2022, New BLR, and more | Ep. 157

12/15/2022
This week we delve into new music from Martin Garrix, BLR, Brohug, and Deathpact. We explore the crazy announcement that Steve Aoki is a part of the Dear Moon mission - a six-day excursion around the moon. Plus, we discuss the producers who gained and lost momentum this year. Tune in to hear all of this and more on Episode 157 of Beyond the Beats, a podcast about EDM news and culture. Get the full show notes on our website. BtB Twitter: @podBTB | BtB Instagram: @btb.pod | Alec's Twitter:...

Duration:00:47:00

๐ŸฆŽ New Skrillex Collab, Live Nation's Vibee, RL Grime x NERO, Community Question, and more | Ep. 156

12/8/2022
Live Nation has launched a new destination event venture called Vibee. Are they taking the place of the flopped Pollen? We also have new music for you from the likes of Skrillex x 100 gecs, Vintage Culture, RL Grime x NERO, and Loud Luxury x Hook N Sling. Plus, an EDM Champions asks us a great question about maintaining well-being at a rave. We get into this and so much more on Episode 156 of Beyond the Beats, the EDM podcast for champions of dance music. Get the full show notes on our...

Duration:00:48:23

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ EDC Mexico Lineup, New Chris Lake, Playing the Perfect DJ Set, and more | Ep. 155

11/17/2022
This week we discuss the EDC Mexico lineup drop (it may push us to go), set our opinions loose on a question from the EDM champion question community about what makes a great DJ set, and delve into new music from the likes of Chris Lake, Troyboi, Flume, and Black Sun Empire. Tune in to Episode 155 to hear all of this and so much on Beyond the Beats - a podcast about dance music news and culture. Get the full show notes on our website Follow us on Instagram: @btb.pod; Facebook; Twitter:...

Duration:00:46:31

โ™ป๏ธ Are Popular DJs Recycling Old Tracks? Kaskade Goes Techno, Rappers x DnB, and more | Ep. 154

11/10/2022
This week we discuss the news that Tiesto is including tracks from over 2 years ago on his upcoming album, Drive. Is this recycling old music for purely business reasons or an artistic decision? We dig into this and see if it's something going on more broadly. Plus, we delve into new music from the likes of SG Lewis, Kaskade x Justus, David Guetta x MORTEN and Samir give his opinion on which rappers would sound great on a DnB track. Tune to hear all of this and so much more on Episode 154 of...

Duration:00:49:08

๐ŸŸฆ Fred again.. Album Review, Deathpact are EVERYWHERE, Harm Reduction At US Festivals, and more | Ep. 153

11/3/2022
Fred Again finally drops his highly anticipated album - we review (while dancing). Deathpact releases a new EP ahead of playing 4 shows in 4 different states on the same day. Insomniac partners with End Overdose to bring harm reduction to US festivals - we discuss it's implications. Plus, we dig into the latest tunes from Maddix and Kyle Watson as well as put up-and-comers Manda Moor and 8Kays on your radar. Tune in to hear all of this and more on Episode 153 of Beyond the Beats - a podcast...

Duration:00:49:39

๐Ÿช™ Promising Music Tech Startups, Samir & Alec's Big Life Updates, New Kx5, and more | Ep. 152

10/27/2022
We're back! Welcome to Episode 152. This week we discuss what we've been up to on our little break (engagement + hurricane), cover the winners of a music tech startup competition (ADE & Antler Startup Competition), and delve into new music from G Jones x Eprom, Bonobo, Kx5 (Kaskade and deadmau5), and David Guetta x MORTEN. Tune in to hear all of this and so much more on Beyond the Beats, a podcast about EDM news and culture. Get the full show notes on our website BtB Twitter: @podBTB | BtB...

Duration:00:51:46

๐Ÿ™€ Inflation Threatens Touring Artists, Alison Wonderland Alias, New Meduza, Rave Story, and more | Ep. 151

9/22/2022
This week we discuss the impact of inflation on touring artists and why we may start to see less artists touring as a result. Plus, Alec describes his latest escapade to a new club in Tampa called PTL. We also rate new music from MEDUZA, Charles D, Dimension x Graffix, and Alison Wonderland's trap alias: Whyte Fang. And of course, we put two up-and-coming artists on your radars: Aboywithabag, and NotLรถ. Tune in to hear all of this and more on Episode 151 of Beyond the Beats, a podcast about...

Duration:00:46:46

๐Ÿ‡ Special Guest: The Founder of StageHoppers, Arad Javaheri | Ep. 150

9/15/2022
To celebrate our 150th episode, we are joined by the Founder of Stagehoppers: Arad Javaheri. Stagehoppers is one of the best social media accounts and EDM outlets for uncovering the best moments in dance music. If you see a festival video on Instagram, it's probably on from their account... We discuss an array of topics including Arad's founding story, who the House Cat is, getting tired of mainstream Tech House, the pros and cons of social media in artist promotion, and his journey to now...

Duration:00:55:42

๐Ÿ’ Making Love to Hudson Mohawke's Cbat, EDM Reality Show, Techno Slander, and more | Ep. 149

9/8/2022
The latest EDM tune to go viral on TikTok is Hudson Mohawke's Cbat - which people apparently make love to? We investigate. Plus, Alec asks Samir to create a reality show comprised of dance music producers; his contestant picks may surprise you... We also cover the latest music from Slander (a techno track?!), GRiZ x LSDREAM, Bob Moses x Kasablanca, and G Jones. Tune in to hear all of this and more on Episode 149 of Beyond the Beats, a podcast about EDM news and culture. Get the full show...

Duration:00:48:46

๐Ÿšจ Bass Canyon Scare, Calvin Harris Album Review, EDM Movie Idea, New Malaa, and more | Ep. 148

8/25/2022
This week we delve into the scary incident at Bass Canyon: A man was seen holstering two pistols outside the event but was stopped by security when informed by attendees. We discuss more details surrounding it. We also finally review Calvin Harris' new album: Funk Wav Vol 2 and dig into new releases from the likes of Malaa, Jos & Eli x Eli & Fur, and Zedd. Get the full show notes on our website

Duration:00:44:48

๐Ÿ“‰ Pollen.co is in Big Trouble, Alec's First Rave in the South, Eric Prydz Remixes a Big Hit, and more | Ep. 147

8/18/2022
Adam Beyer has announced that Drumcode Malta is cancelled due to issues with the once blossoming event planning startup Pollen. We investigate what's going on. Alec describes his road trip to Nashville, Kentucky, and Atlanta and recounts his first Atlanta rave. We also dive into new music from the likes of Eric Prydz (he remixed Anyma x Chris Avantegarde's Consciousness), Excision x Wooli, Odd Mobb, and Griz x TVBOO. Plus, we put two up and coming artists on your radars: BROKN and VARI. Tune...

Duration:00:49:09

โ˜€๏ธ CRSSD DAY MVS 2022 Review, YeeDM on Apple Music, New John Summit, and more | Ep. 146

8/11/2022
This week we discuss new music from Slander x Dylan Matthew (is Dylan now the third person in the group??), John Summit x Guz x Stevie Appleton, MORTEN, and Delta Heavy x Jem Cooke. We also dig into the new YeeDM country music x EDM radio station and Samir gives his review on CRSSD DAY MVS XL. Plus, we put two up-and-coming artists on your radars: Maxinne and Twolate. Tune in to hear all of this and so much more on Episode 146 of Beyond the Beats, a podcast about EDM news and culture. Get...

Duration:00:42:06

๐ŸŽต TikTok Music App, New Calvin Harris, Fred Again x Swedish House Mafia x Future, and more | Ep. 145

8/4/2022
This week we give our thoughts on new music from Wade, Swedish House Mafia x Future x Fred Again, Mefjus x Camo & Krooked, and a stacked Calvin Harris collab. We also dive into the news that TikTok is looking to create a music streaming app in the U.S. and Australia and ask ourselves whether this is their path to global music domination. And of course, we put two Artists We're Watching on your radars: Sinner & James and Kreech. Tune in to hear all of this and more on Episode 145 of Beyond...

Duration:00:50:56

๐Ÿค” EDM Heardle?! Special New Music Section, Samir's Dream EDM Job, and more | Ep. 144

7/28/2022
This week we discuss (and play our own version of) Spotify's "Heardle" - The Wordle of music as well as what Samir's ideal job in the dance music industry will be. Plus, we've got a very special new music section for you this week... We are ONLY covering recently released music from some of our Artists We're Watching (gyrofield, MATT BARRI, Benwah, Buunshin). And as always, we put two fantastic underground artists on your radars: Dimatis and NOYSE. Tune in to hear all of this and more on...

Duration:00:44:55

๐Ÿธ The Ideal EDM Night Out, Insomniac x Sony Music, New Armin Van Buuren, and more | Ep. 143

7/21/2022
This week we discuss what the ideal night out to a club looks like: Expect talk of shenanigans and white claws. Plus, we cover the big news of Insomniac Music Group partnering with Sony Music. We've also got new music from Dom Dolla, Martin Garrix x DallasK, Armin Van Buuren, and SG Lewis. And of course, we introduce you to two new Artists We're Watching: Jay Robinson and Max Dean. Tune in to Episode 143 to hear all of this and more. Get the full show notes BtB Twitter: @podBTB | BtB...

Duration:00:47:41

๐Ÿฅฒ Dillon Francis x Illenium, Dance Music Date Night at the MET, New EDM Hubs in the US, and more | Ep 142

7/14/2022
This week we discuss where the next big hubs for dance music in the US will be as well as the summer night date options electronic music lovers will have this year at the MET in NYC. Plus, we cover new releases from Dillon Francis x Illenium, Goodboys, Eli & Fur, and Peekaboo. And of course, we introduce you to two new Artists We're Watching: Farrah and MATVEร. Tune in to hear all of this and more on episode 142 of Beyond the Beats, a podcast about EDM news and culture. Get the full show...

Duration:00:47:25

๐Ÿ Beyonce - the Queen of House? The Future of Nightclub concepts, 2 Mainstream Artists Poised to go EDM, Laserbeam Arrives, and more | Ep. 141

6/30/2022
Last week it was Drake, this week it's Beyonce?? Beyonce releases a 'house' track, Break My Soul. We investigate. Samir asks Alec what 2 other mainstream stars he would like to see do some Dance Music. The people behind the world-renowned nightclub, Printworks, are opening a 55,000 sqft London Club with some twists... Will The Beams be the future of nightclub concepts? Plus, we go over the latest tracks from Blanke, Solardo x Vintage Culture x LOWES, and Ray Volpe who dropped the most played...

Duration:00:47:54

๐Ÿฆ‰ Drake Made a House Album? The First Techno DJ to Close Tomorrowland, David Guetta x Shakira x Black Eyed Peas, and more | Ep. 140

6/23/2022
Drake is apparently now a House artist with his surprise album: Honestly, Nevermind. We investigate. Charlotte De Witte becomes the first techno DJ and female artist to close a Tomorrowland stage. We discuss this landmark achievement and its implications for Techno at festivals. We also discuss why there was no episode last week: Alec's big birthday bash. Plus, we've got new music for you from the likes of Spencer Brown, David Guetta x Shakira x Black Eyed Peas, and Pickle. Tune in to hear...

Duration:00:46:04

๐Ÿ“ˆ Inflation Hits EDM, New DJ Snake, Samir's Ideal Festival, and Did We Just Get the Song of the Summer? | Ep. 139

6/9/2022
The world has been experiencing inflation and now we're starting to see the impacts in the dance music scene. What are they and what can be done? Plus, if you're tired of the same old festivals, Samir lays out his ideal one. We rate and review new releases from Ganja White Night x LSDREAM, DJ Snake, Alix Perez x Eprom, and the apparent song of the summer from Tchami x MARTEN Hร˜RGER. And of course, we welcome two new Artists We're Watching: JAWNS and Joe Burger. Welcome to Episode 139 of...

Duration:00:43:49