Episode 137 

Chris Lake x Cloonee Collab, a Nightmare or Hit? Ultra and Miami Finally Make Up, New Hardwell, and more
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Welcome to Episode 137 of Beyond the Beats: a podcast about dance music news and culture. 

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Samir: G Jones - In Your Head (RL Grime Edit)


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

Noisia, IMANU - Shift

John Summit - In Chicago

Chirs Lake, Cloonee - Nightmares

Hardwell - DOPAMINE



Ultra Miami extends Bayfront Park agreement until 2027

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


  • Alec's question: Part 2. of the famous hell-loop question! Samir, you have to imagine the devil is now offering you three more eternal hell loops to experience. Which would you rather and why?

    • A) Be inside the same tent as 4 dirty bird bros tripping out to Claude Von Stories, and they have a strange sexual attraction to his music

    • B) Stuck in a tour bus of illennials on their way to Fyre festival 5.0 and then getting to the island but finding out it’s all falling apart again and so have a hear about how disappointed people are not that they’ve lost money but that they can’t see illenium play out his most popular songs from  fallen embers

    • C) Trapped inside a German BDSM techno night featuring just Richie Hawtin psychedelic visuals and frisky frisky Germans who don’t understand personal space.

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: Hollaphonic // Soundcloud // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Boomye (track)

  • Genre: House

Alec: Blackryst // Soundcloud // Instagram // Akiri (track)

  • Genre: Japanese infused Trap

  • Go check out Tribal Trap


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.


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