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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.

Beyond the Beats: EDM News and Culture Alec and Samir

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    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

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.

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

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

    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 music news and culture.

    Get the full show notes on our website: www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-158

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

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

    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 headed up by the Japanese billionaire Yuzaka Maezawa. 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: https://www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-157

    • 47 min
    🦎 New Skrillex Collab, Live Nation's Vibee, RL Grime x NERO, Community Question, and more | Ep. 156

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

    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 website: htttps://www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-156

    • 48 min
    🇲🇽 EDC Mexico Lineup, New Chris Lake, Playing the Perfect DJ Set, and more | Ep. 155

    🇲🇽 EDC Mexico Lineup, New Chris Lake, Playing the Perfect DJ Set, and more | Ep. 155

    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: www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-155

    • 46 min
    ♻️ Are Popular DJs Recycling Old Tracks? Kaskade Goes Techno, Rappers x DnB, and more | Ep. 154

    ♻️ Are Popular DJs Recycling Old Tracks? Kaskade Goes Techno, Rappers x DnB, and more | Ep. 154

    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 Beyond the Beats, a podcast about dance music news and culture.

    Get the full show notes with the links to everything discussed on our website: www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-154

    • 49 min
    🟦 Fred again.. Album Review, Deathpact are EVERYWHERE, Harm Reduction At US Festivals, and more | Ep. 153

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

    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 on dance music news and culture.

    Get the full show notes with links to everything discussed on our website: www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-153

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

sm.lionel ,

What a Fantastic Podcast!!!

I’ve been a long time listener and supporter, this podcast breaths new life into me every week. It keeps me excited and interested in the scene, and can only say good things about these two guys. I’ve met them in person and they’re as nice irl than what they seem on air!!

TrealLightpost ,

Best EDM Podcast, hands down.

The electronic music world has been in dire need of an informed, entertaining, and well-spoken podcast. Beyond The Beats is exactly that. Alec and Samir are grade-A hosts with deep knowledge of the scene, entertaining rapport with each other and guests, and can always be relied upon to deliver the best electronic music news and culture in the podcast world. Highly highly recommend.

Rissie M ,

The EDM Podcast We All Needed

Huge fan of what Alec and Samir are doing in this space, they are both awesome interviewers and they do a great job elevating new artists in the EDM scene. They're doing somuch for the culture and music scene -- please give this podcast a listen!

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