Episode 143 

The Ideal EDM Night Out, Insomniac x Sony Music, New Armin Van Buuren, and more
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Welcome to Episode 143 of Beyond the Beats: a podcast about dance music news and culture. 

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Samir: Black Eyed Peas - Pump (Smith DJ Bootleg)


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

Dom Dolla, Clementine Douglas - Miracle Maker

SG Lewis Missing You / Something About Your Love

Martin Garrix, DallasK, Sasha Alex Sloan - Loop

Armin van Buuren, Maia Wright - One More Time



Insomniac Music Group and Sony Music Publishing Team Up

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

  • What is your ideal night out to a nightclub? 

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: Max Dean // Soundcloud // Instagram // Twitter // Gnarls Barkley - Crazy (Max’s Rework) (track)

Alec: Jay Robinson // Soundcloud // Instagram // Twitter // The Drip (ft. Liinks) (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.