Episode 131 

Swedish House Mafia Sells Rights, Dubstep Artists Playing Techno, New  Disclosure, and more
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Welcome to Episode 131 of Beyond the Beats: a podcast about dance music news and culture. 

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Alec: Paul Elstak The Promised Land


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

Alesso, Sentinel - Only You

Channel Tres - Acid/Ganzfeld 12” EP

Louis the Child, Aluna - Cry

Disclosure, RAYE - Waterfall



Swedish House Mafia sells the masters and publishing rights of their entire back catalog

Rotating Topic of the week


Alec's blind question for Samir: 

"You’re a lineup curator and a promoter. You have two more events to prove to everyone that you’re a genius. Your reputation is on the line. Because you think so highly of your best friend, raver, and dance music aficionado Alec Prieto, you took his advice to throw events where DJs/producers have to play the opposite set of what they normally do.

The first night is techno night. What 3 dubstep/bass music artists would you entrust to play a bumping, all-night techno sets to a crowd of techno aficionados?

The second night is dubstep night, what 3 house producers (not bass house) would you choose?


Choose wisely."

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: Lowdown // Soundcloud // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Dance All Night (track)

Alec: Use Caution // Soundcloud // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Warehouse Rave (Use Caution Remix) (track)

  • Modernizing 90s dance music 


Shoutout to our main man Tyler Lawrence for creating our 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.