Episode 138 

New Calvin Harris, Excision's Scholarship, Samir Hates on Water Bottles, and more
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Welcome to Episode 138 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.


Alec: Ferrick Dawn, Jem Cooke - Back Tomorrow (GUZ Remix)


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

Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Young Thug - Potion

Anti Up - Chromatic

Rezz, fknsyd - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Julian Jordan - HYPER HOUSE EP



Excision’s Bass Music Initiative

Rotating Topic of the week: Samir's Anti-Plur

  • Anti-Plur moment: Plastic water bottles at festivals

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: Black Carl! // Soundcloud // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Petal (track)

Alec: NeverTheLess // Soundcloud // Instagram // Deep Youth (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.