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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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    • 4.8 • 49 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.

    Artist Spotlight: Plastik Funk | #13

    Artist Spotlight: Plastik Funk | #13

    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, some 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 have come at a better time.

    Join us for our latest Artist Spotlight.

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

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

    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.

    Check out the show notes with links and playlists: www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-77

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

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

    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.

    Check out the show notes with links and playlists: www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-76

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

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

    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.

    Check out the show notes with links and playlists: www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-75

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

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

    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.

    Check out the show notes with links and playlists: www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-74

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Erick Morillo’s Sex Crimes and Death, Cassette Sales Boom, Nicky Romero Alias, and more | Ep. 73

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

    Erick Morillo's sexual assault crimes 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.

    Check out the show notes with links and playlists: www.beyondthebeats.co/episode-73

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

dorienrobbs ,

Good podcast!

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guhhhh ,

Truly love this podcast

Really love this podcast. Samir and Alec are obviously incredibly passionate about EDM and it shows. It’s also just great to listen to a podcast that is relatable. They’re just two friends talking about something they love and it’s really refreshing.

TheCHIMP in West Hollywood ,

Finally, someone who wants to talk about EDM as much as me.

I won't shut up about the business and music of EDM. Even my festival friends are sick of it. Now, I finally shut up and listen to these guys who deliver the promise of a podcast - actual, legitimate "influencing" by introducing quality new music, artists, and personalities (like the guy from EDMTrain) to a broader audience.

Thanks Alec and Samir! - MG in LA /Over30EDM

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