Episode 145 

TikTok Music App, New Calvin Harris, Fred Again x Swedish House Mafia, and more
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Welcome to Episode 145 of Beyond the Beats: a podcast about dance music news and culture. 

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Samir: kryptogram - Olvidar


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

Calvin Harris, Tinashe, Normani, Offset - New To You

Wade - Pan Jabi

Swedish House Mafia, Fred again, Future - Turn On The Lights Again

Mefjus, Camo & Krooked - Break Away



Tomorrowland (3 weekends) and Hard Summer just happened. Big whaddup to everyone who went

A TikTok Music App is on the Horizon

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

  • Would you rather be a worldwide touring DJ and producer, CEO of the largest dance music festival in the world, or CEO of the next-gen EDM news media outlet?

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: Kreech // Soundcloud // Instagram // Whatever (track)

Alec: Sinner & James // Soundcloud // Instagram // Twitter // What You Waiting For (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.