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Episode 134 

TikTok Owners Compete with Spotify, Samir buys a Music Platform, New Flume, and more
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Welcome to Episode 134 of Beyond the Beats: a podcast about dance music news and culture. 

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And make sure to check out our playlists which contain all the music we mention! You can find the music by episode on our Spotify user profile and all the Artists We're Watching on our Soundcloud.

Choose your favorite podcast streaming platform to listen to the episode here.


Samir: Pryda - Armed


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

Flume - ESCAPE / Palaces

Hot Since 82 - Out The Door

D.O.D - On The Run

Camo & Krooked, Mefjus - Overture



Byte Dance launches Qishui Yinyue, a new music streaming platform from the makers of TikTok.

Rotating Topic of the week: Alec's on the spot question for Samir


  • Alec's question: Imagine that you have as much capital as Elon Musk... what music company (any type) would you buy? And what would you do/change about them?

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: Saka // Soundcloud // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Salvo (track)

Alec: Echo Brown // Soundcloud // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Kusangi (track)


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.

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