Episode 30 - Beats Antique
Date: Sep 21, 2010 (Tuesday)
Balkan viola, brash brass, and dubstep. Only one group could even imagine of dropping those elements in a single sentence. Beats Antique's new album is a crazy combo of Middle Eastern melodies, glitchy beats, and exotic sounds from around the world, and features a slew of guests from vocalist LYNX to harmonica virtuoso John Popper.
Producers David Satori and Tommy Chappel, along with dancer Zoe Jakes formed the Oakland trio only a few years ago. In that time they have put out a couple of EPs and a full length disc. Their stage show involves Broadway-style theatrics and is sure to impress. Beats Antique is about to embark on a Fall tour that will take them across the country and out to a couple of big dates with Bassnectar. Then its back west in time for a huge Halloween bash at the Fillmore in Denver with The Glitch Mob.
Next week, producer KiloWatts will be on the program. This downtempo and breakbeat artist has a new EP, The Right Words, out Tuesday.