Episode 142 

Dillon Francis x Illenium, Dance Music Date Night at the MET, New Hubs for EDM in U.S., and more
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Welcome to Episode 142 of Beyond the Beats: a podcast about dance music news and culture. 

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Alec: AmyElle - Feel the Heat


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

Dillon Francis, Illenium, EVAN GIIA - Don’t Let Me Let Go

Eli & Fur - Skyway

Peekaboo - Bumpy Road



The New York City MET Museum introduces Summer Electronic Music Rooftop Date Nights

Rotating Topic of the week: Alec's Blind Question for Samir

  • Next big 'unknown' market for dance music (of all types) in the U.S?

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: MATVEÏ // Soundcloud // Instagram // VOCES (track)

Alec: Farrah // Soundcloud // Instagram // Twitter // Arrival (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.