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.
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
the comfort zone
if you're like me and taking it easy rather than getting involved in all the bank holiday weekend techno shenanigans on the go right now then tune in to Beat Beneath tonight to make sure you don't miss your fix.
New music from Coni, Tin Man/Dozzy, Gesloten Cirkel, Djrum, Nicuri and plenty more plus some of the usual digging through the shelves for some timeless goodies.
Posted at 14:35, 4th May 2014
sleep is for the week
Had a couple of seriously good guest shows last month but now I'm itching to do a proper 2 hour mix myself especially with all the good music that's been emerging lately.
Expect new gear from Mathematics, Strength Music, Horizontal Ground, Kangding Ray, Planetary Assault Systems, Christina Vantzou, plus plenty other good shit.
Posted at 16:39, 9th March 2014
beat beneath with zachary (missing persons club)
Taking things a bit more local this time, MPC partner-in-crime Zach is coming down to play some tracks with me.
The usual remit of underground electronic music will be relaxed a bit so expect to hear some funk, soul and other goodness alongside some of the finest house selections this side of Woodlands Road.
Posted at 16:43, 23rd February 2014