shows // Beat Beneath
Beat Beneath presents a selection of the best electronic and dance music, ranging from straight-up dancefloor killers to abstract electronics and plenty in between. Hosted by Simon Bryan and regularly featuring guest selections from Glasgow and beyond.
bb's best of 2014
We've said goodbye to another pretty strong year in electronic music and now that there's been a bit of time to digest it all (I've always been one for waiting til the year's actually done!) it's time for the annual Beat Beneath end of year special.
It feels like a lot of the various approaches and sounds that have bubbled up over the last few years have been crystallising and maturing nicely in recent times and lots of great stuff has come out of it. Club music has continued to be pretty exciting and diverse taking in lots of other backgrounds and influences and the less beat-driven stuff is coming thick and fast too, and of course there's a good bit of back and forth between the two.
As always it's by no means exhaustive but this show will feature some of my favourite music released during the last year, enjoy...
Posted at 15:48, 8th February 2015
beat beneath presents society of silence
Starting things off proper for 2015 with a guest mix from one of my favourite production acts in the last couple of years - Paris's Benoît Legrain and Nicolas Villebrun, a.k.a. BNY and Tite, or Society of Silence.
Since 2012 they've been putting out atmospheric, driving, moody and rough-round-the-edges techno on their own label of the same name as well as making appearances on some firm Beat Beneath favourites such as releases on the Fragil and Versatile labels and a contribution to the always reliable SNTWN podcast.
Their sound has influences from classic and dub techno as well as a good nod to some of the more raw, dark house sounds that have taken hold in recent times, so right up Beat Beneath's street really... fans of Levon, Traumprinz, Joey A, Qu etc take note.
Beat Beneath is proud to present an exclusive recording of the live PA the guys recently played at Paris's Concrete club on 11th January, on a bill alongside the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Mike Parker and John Osborn. This one's on the techier side of their output and I've got no doubts about the damage it did a couple of weeks ago...
Posted at 13:13, 24th January 2015
Posted at 18:41, 30th November 2014
In honour of the recent Beat Beneath research trip to Chi-town in the name of music, cuisine and craft beer (and mostly the luck of getting free flights) I've decided to put together a show comprised entirely of musicians from and/or based in the Windy City.
With a timeline of around 1930 up to last week, BB presents to you just a small and by no means exhaustive selection of some of the Midwestern city's best musical output. Expect everything from dusty blues to futuristic juke joints, with plenty of house music in between of course.
Posted at 11:36, 19th October 2014
beat beneath presents wifey ldn
Wifey is a London clubnight with its roots in showcasing UK sounds like garage, grime, bassline, funky and all things related. With nearly six years in the promoting game Jim, Ralph and Robin (a.k.a. Diskomo Oblast, Ralph LTF and DJ Set) have got that combination of indisputable taste in music plus knowing how to put on a great party; the nights of theirs I’ve made it to have all been memorable for intimate, fun vibes all round as well as the tunes being spot-on.
Some of their guests in the last couple of years include Cut Hands, Joe, Jam City, Lee Gamble, Randomer, Bass Clef, Elgato, Kowton and Beneath as well as support from the likes of Manchester’s Swing Ting and Don’t Watch That’s Tim and Barry. Their nights take place in various East London venues such as Alibi, The Waiting Room, Dance Tunnel and a certain Hackney loft space, and they’ve made radio appearances on Hessle Audio’s Rinse FM show as well as having played a regular slot on Deja Vu FM and running their own podcast series.
Resident/promoter Diskomo Oblast has put together a mix for Beat Beneath to showcase where Wifey is at these days, so expect various flavours of techno, house, garage and more, all with that unmistakable UK bump.
Their next night is on 8th November in Dance Tunnel, Dalston - lineup TBA, definite date for your diary if you’re about London at the time...
Posted at 19:17, 3rd September 2014