Episode 128 

Samir Goes to Hell, Idris Elba Chooses EDM Over Acting, New G Jones, and more
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Welcome to Episode 128 of Beyond the Beats: a podcast about dance music news and culture. 

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Samir: Bobby Love - Why


NB: New to this year, we will be rating each of the songs in the new music section!

G Jones, Eprom - On My Mind

Bob Moses - Never Ending

Space Laces - High Vaultage EP

Kyle Watson - Late Night Phone Call


Idris Elba plans to focus more on music

Rotating Topic of the week: Alec's blind question to Samir


Question: Let’s imagine you’re going to hell. The devil gives you a choice of a hell loop that you experience for eternity, each consisting of an annoying experience at a show that you have to go through for the rest of eternity. Your options are:

  1. Being in a crowd that fan clacks to every beat of a John Summit set

  2. Being in the front middle of a cyclops squad crowd during a Subtronics set

  3. 'Worlds’ Porter Robinson Stans only crowd… in Philly


Answer: Subtronics set

Note: The rotating topic segment is new to this season of the show! Every week there will be a different topic. Topics rotate between a history lesson, live event or culture stories, a blind question for Alec or Samir, or Anti-Plur.


Samir: S9 // Soundcloud // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Get It Right (track)

Alec: Nvrsoft // Soundcloud // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Temptation (track)


Shoutout to our main man Tyler Lawrence for creating our 2021 intro song! Alec no longer hates our theme song!

And a very special thank you to all of YOU - the EDM Champion community.


Your support week-in-week-out means the absolute world to us. It inspires us to continue growing the global community and, most importantly, connect as many people as possible with the very essence of dance music.