Beirut In the Mix Podcast

de Beirut In the Mix

Beirut based artist collective, party brand, radio show and podcast. Since 2006.

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BITM #499 DJ Three

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Tirelessly holding the flag for underground electronic music in the US since his rise out of the sunny state of Florida in the 90s, Christopher Milo a.k.a. DJ Three has experienced one hell of a ride ever since! Emerging as one of the brightest DJ talents in the US and continues to be a true inspiration for many purists, he sets himself apart from the rest of the pack by presenting eclectic sounds with an open-minded attitude towards everything he does. From DJ sets to musical output, Three is a DJ’s DJ who has always leaned toward the cutting edge without losing touch with the roots of house and techno. Proudly on our show!

BITM #498 Lele Sacchi

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Lele Sacchi is just a red cape short of being the Superman Italiano. Flying around the planet to play in some of the notorious clubs and festivals out there, he still finds time to produce, host a staple radio show, teach dance music history and sit as a judge on the first ever DJ talent show. His special power? Mixing house music with disco, soul, post-punk and dub and getting a sound with a clear imprint. Now how's that for a show which is a couple of episodes away from hitting the 500 mark?

BITM #494 Sierra Sam

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You can call him boundary pusher, quality producer, master performer or you can just call him Sierra Sam. With 15 years in the electronic world under his belt, this Belgian force of nature has amassed quite a number of notable performances at Fabric and the likes, releases on Supplement Facts, Wolf Trap and many others, as well as collaborations with Monika Kruse and FuckPony to name a few. Today, he's managing the labels Contexterrior and TuningSpork from Berlin while making waves through his live jams. Here's one for you and for the books: an all-analogue, fully improvised, live set recorded at Watergate alongside Yappacc. We're done talking, you can run to hit play now.

BITM #489 Josh Caffe

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For this edition, we dug deep underground and fetched a precious episode for you. Hailing from the underground house and techno scene, Josh Caffe has remarkable crowd reading abilities, delivering the perfect sets at both intimate basement parties and huge festivals such as Lovebox and Glastonbury. Caffe is also a vocalist and producer, and the result of time he spends in studio is just as praised as his DJ mastery. Here, he delivers a set packed with old school influences, just like we like them. Go ahead, press play and dive in it head first.

BITM #485 Reboot

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The inquisitive artist, just like his moniker, reboots his musical output every once in a while by infusing influences from all kinds of genres and a heap of his burning passion. Reboot, discovered his love for music as a kid in Frankfurt, sneaking in to Sven Vath’s Omen club. Little did he know that it’s on Vath’s notorious Cocoon label that he would later release his compelling material, as well as on Defected, Cadenza, Circus, and his own Noon Records. The release of “aLive” this summer on Get Physical Music, has been long-awaited, and luckily for you, here’s a mix made for your precious ears. We’re sure it’ll make you feel alive; positive you’ll get physical. Enjoy!

BITM #481 Kiki

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Before being old enough to even enter a club, Berlin-based Kiki had residencies at some of the biggest ones in his native Helsinki. Moving to Berlin helped his notoriety as a DJ grow, and sent him on a head spinning around-the-globe tour, from Mexico to Tokyo and Ibiza. Ten years later, he ventured into production and has had a voluminous output ever since on labels like Watergate, Exploited and Crosstown Rebels. He and Alessio Pagliaroli have teamed up to produce a freshly released EP by the awesome name of We Turn Into Animals, on My Favorite Robot Records. Devour this mix with no moderation.

BITM #476 Jack the Fish

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Sonic enthusiast from underwater Beirut. The fish takes you on a trip with undercurrents of soul and rhythms. A filmmaking graduate, his love of music translated into sound design and scores for films. His surroundings affect majorly his artistic expression, and the city of Beirut is no exception: a schizophrenic way of mixing and producing; mashing up sounds of soul, jazz, world music with electronica, breaks and 4 on 4 beats. This is good.

BITM #472 Cocodrills

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Two guys, Miami, rampant debauchery and wild rides. This might sound like Miami Vice to you, and it is indeed vicious, to the ears. Christian “Pridef” Diaz and Adam Cruz, better known as Cocodrills are a successful pair who’ve climbed up the ladder fast thanks to their hard work and perseverance. Last year, they scored an exclusive residency at Space Club, this year, they have an EP out on Stacey Pullen’s Blackflag label called “Got it Good”, and this week, they’ve prepared this wicked mix for you. Enjoy the ride!

BITM #470 Booka Shade

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Aficionados and newcomers alike know the name of this superpower based in Berlin. The duo created the legendary Get Physical Music label, have two decades and numerous celebrated releases under their belt. Yes you’ve guessed it. How can we pass on the opportunity of making an exception and having this special guestmix when it’s Booka Shade. For all those in Beirut, this shall be like the ice cream before dinner you wanted so badly as a kid, since they’ll be playing at C U NXT SAT, next Sat.

BITM #468 Steve Bug

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Hailing from a crop of big and eminent German DJs and producers, a Bug, only by name, definitely not by size, brings you this latest episode. Steve Bug is a constant of the scene through an insane DJing schedule, numerous releases and his place at the reins of three different labels such as the renowned Poker Flat. His path however has been everything but flat as he is only growing bigger, breaking boundaries and reinventing the norms ever since he started 20 years ago. We’ve never been happier to have a Bug in our ears, and we bet you’ll be too. Enjoy!

BITM #463 Klartraum

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Their name means lucid dream, an accurate description of what their musical offerings entail. Nadja Lind and Helmut Ebritsch have been playing together under the Klartraum banner since 2006 at Fabric, as part of Circoloco at DC10, Tresor and many other places around the world. Their contrasted dynamic is part of who they are: Her, a ball of electric energy. Him, a calm and quiet ruler of the decks. The iconic two have also been running their well-respected label Lucidflow, and have “Space Gecko” EP coming out on Wolf Trap by April 11th. For those who have never experienced lucid dreaming, this episode will be a good first fix. Enjoy!

BITM #459 Lee Van Dowski

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We must have done something right and our luck is spilling onto yours since this month's guest is none other than Lee Van Dowski. This French titan is known for being one of the most prolific artists, with an abundance of quality releases on Cadenza, Soma, Bpitch Control, Suara, Noir and Cocoon to name a few. Today, it's on Mobilee that he is thriving more than ever through a vibrant synergy that is clear to all. And yet our fortune doesn't stop there. This episode coincides with the release of his long-awaited Cerca Trova, Lee's multi-faceted gem of many genres, his first LP in a decade. Now hit play while we go buy ourselves a lottery ticket.

BITM #455 Greenville Massive

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Jesper Larsen and Simon Knøsgaard have a knack for creating intricate soundscapes with a deeply emotional imprint. The Danish producers have received support for their work from the likes of Sasha, John Digweed and Nick Warren to name a few. With exciting releases under their belt – on Rhythm Cult, Initials and Tenth Circle -, and a debut album set to see the light this year, they’ve been on the road pushing their sound forward throughout Europe peppered/seasoned with live-sets led by Simon. One could say they are massive indeed.

BITM #450 Subdued Kamel

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Stockholm based mysterious newcomers Subdued Kamel taking control of this very special episode! The duo has released on Bossmusik and Trunkfunk with support from both Resident Advisor and Boiler Room, along with very strong DJ feedback, including Francois K, Marco Zenker, Osunlade and ItaloJohnson. Pleasant trip for all!

BITM #446 Robin Ordell guestmix

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London based and rising talent Robin Ordell closes our year with this impressive mix! Growing up with funk music stemming back into a childhood in France, Robin regularly plays around Europe showcasing his jazzy deep house tunes at ADE, Concrete, Techno Gipsy, Showcase, Sonar & many more. Freshly signed on Eklo Records, he has also appeared on labels such as Half Baked, Leftroom, Remake Music & Safari Numerique. A subtle and groovy House mix for the books!

BITM #442 Portable guestmix

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We are extremely excited to welcome this man to the show! With releases on Perlon, Karat Records, Spectral Sound, Süd Electronic and upcoming on Rhythm Cult, Portable has appeared on a string of highly credible imprints. Spending his early years in Cape Town, he moved to London, followed by Lisbon, before finally settling in Berlin. He has also reated his Bodycode alias - somewhere between the beats for the body and melody for the soul - layering tech-funk with wisps of melody, heady effects, and a liberal wash of otherworldly vocal samples. His alter-ego maybe? Enjoy this exclusive recording of his live set at Live At Robert Johnson. Brilliant!

BITM #437 Frank Lorber guestmix

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Founder of nummer-schallplatten in 2004 and long time member of the Cocoon family, Frank has been DJing for almost 20 years now: a key figure at Cocoon's legendary Amnesia Ibiza parties, he has been playing gigs around the globe, producing and collaborating with artists like Johannes Heil, Anthony Rother, Toni Rios, Joerg Henze, Santé among many other. Please welcome this amazing gentleman to the show!

BITM #433 Salah Sadeq guestmix

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An experience of any of Salah’s magical sets is one that remains with you for days, weeks and months. It’s from within his passionate soul that this talented DJ reaches out with a style of music that spans deep - house - groovy - electronica - techno - acid - disco - dub - abstract beats that get under your skin. That Techfui kind of feel! Enjoy this guestmix recorded live at Dubai homegrown open-air festival, Groove On the Grass.

BITM #428 Rhymos guestmix

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Steadily constructing an exciting profile amongst a new class of UK talent, Rhymos' true, authentic production and cultured, sophisticated DJ performances have seen him receive extended support from some of the worlds most renowned artists. Releasing through prestigious labels such as Catwash, Murmur, Overall & R U M O R S, and with new music set for release through Turquoise Blue, Whistleblower & Alan Fitzpatrick’s ESD, this guestmix sits somewhere between the grittiness of acid house and the hypnotic, evocative grooves of deep Detroit Techno! Simply enjoy!

BITM #424 Elijah Simmons guestmix

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A sunbeam surfer, a cloud skipper and a meridian hustler. Elijah, the king of dreams, hides behind the light and brings the world's sounds to his music. Ahead of his EP on world reknowned Kompakt Records, Elijah delivers a solid mix for our next installment!

BITM #420 Stephane Ghenacia guestmix

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Ahead of his Mamajunk EP release on June 22, we welcome Colors London co-founder Stephane Ghenacia to the show. With a strong and tireless commitment to authentic House music, and creativity overlooking all his outputs, Stephane’s parties and work have been supported by the likes of Craig Richards, Chez Damier, Ekkohaus and Ivan Smagghe. Expect groovy stripped-back House for this installment!

BITM #415 Julietta guestmix

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Harry Klein records co-founder and Half Baked resident Juilietta graces our May guestmix. Her style varies somewhere between House and Techno with all its deep and dubby facets, and stands out with a particular mixture of rare old and modern tracks. Julietta is one of those worldwide-playing artists being on a roll without ever having released any single record! Warm melodies and grooves on the way next.

BITM #411 Markus Fix guestmix

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Our next mix comes from Cocoon veteran Markus Fix. A guarantor of ambitious music beyond the mainstream, Markus Fix has become a trendsetter and music curator since 1992: his releases on Cocoon, Cécille Records and Oslo have gained enthusiastic reviews worldwide by the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Onur Ozer and Karotte to name a few. As a DJ, he belongs to the global players, elating both promoters and public alike! He graces our guestmix sessions this month with an exclusive mix. Enjoy!

BITM #407 Karim R guestmix

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Another month, another guestmix! In a short break from putting out mixes by international guests, we have the Beirut born and Parisian based Karim R with a subtle House mix for your ears.

BITM #403 Greg Brockmann guestmix

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Our next guestmix comes courtesy of Greg Brockmann! Apart from being a Half Baked London resident, Greg has been playing Europe infamous clubs such as Rex, Harry Klein and Katerholzig, focusing on the mindset behind his own musical ideas and taking his djing to different levels within the complexity of its own sound. With an avid interest in house and techno since a young age, his sound is a mixture of deep house with heavy reverberating bass lines. The type of vibe we dig. Tune in to hear what this man is all about!

BITM #400 Chris Carrier guestmix

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A very special milestone that marks our journey, we reach episode 400 with frenchman and underground icon Chris Carrier, one of the most prolific and gifted producers on the dance scene today. One of those rare kinds of artists that have an omnipresent quality and yet do not seek to make their name bigger than the music itself. Wishing you all a very bright 2015!

BITM #398 Housecoat guestmix

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We are extremely proud to welcome Housecoat for the very first guestmix of 2015! A testament of passionate commitment to honest music, hard work and natural talent, he has become one of the youngest and most exciting talents of our roster. His sound is a mix of deep and immaculate crafted grooves, heavily influenced by disco and raw Chicago House. Chawki's flourishing inspiration is showing no sign of slowing down with this exquisite vinyl mix!

BITM #394 Timid Boy guestmix

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It's about time we invite the amazing and tireless Timid Boy to the show! Parisian promoter, Time Has Changed label owner and renowned producer on Viva, SCI+TEC, Form, Intacto and Upon You, his passionate and zestful interpretation of the deep, hypnotic side of house & techno is pushing his boundaries further! Enjoy a bumpy ride with this very last guestmix of 2014!

BITM #389 Chromatic Filters guestmix

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With 2014 almost coming to an end, and episode #400 just around the corner, we welcome London based and Italian born Chromatic Filters, laying down our next chapter. Taking inspirations from the early 80s disco, jazzy beats and Detroit techno influences, they are a key figure of the critically acclaimed Rebirth Records, constantly releasing on the imprint and playing London best clubs including East Village, Egg and CAMP. Enjoy their emotional journey into cosmic disco and deep electronic beats; a fusion of many differing elements with live instruments, woven together with an incredible sense of dynamism!

BITM #385 NTFO guestmix

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Originally hailing from Romania, NTFO burst into the scene in 2010, with the release of their first vinyl album. Soon enough, and beginning to fly higher than expected, their work started landing in the hands of some of the world’s best electronic music producers, namely Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Solomun and Butch, all showing support and happily charting the NTFO boys. Quite impressive for a first! Since then, the boys have been committed to upfront music, joining the Diynamic camp, collaborating with the likes of Rhadow, H.O.S.H. and Karmon, and regularly releasing on Sintope, Gruuv and Kiara. Following their big debut in Beirut last month, this guestmix showcases what Dani and Robert do best. Keep an eye out for the two. Enjoy!

BITM #382 Kabale und Liebe guestmix

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A successful DJ and producer, co-owner of the irrepressible Soweso record label with fellow Dutchman Lauhaus, and constantly striving for the highest level of quality throughout everything he does; Liron van Daalen aka Kabale und Liebe rises up to become one of Holland's most exciting and reputable electronic music artists. He tours and plays relentlessly while constently releasing on labels such as Remote area, Souvenir Plus and Rejected. A return to spinning vinyl has helped to inject a healthy dose of dynamism back into his sets, some of his old tricks have been brought back into play, reinforcing his love for the craft. On the same note, and building up to the Amsterdam Dance Event in a few weeks, we enjoy this exclusive, vinyl-only set by the man himself.

BITM #376 Phil guestmix

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It's non other than our very own Phil, mixing things up for our next installment! Born with a weird haircut, a dream to be a Lego engineer, he started spinning at local pubs and clubs before joining the leading radio station & promoter in the region Mix FM; playing alongside electronic music heavyweights Tale Of Us, Lee Foss, Marco Carola and Apollonia to name just a few. His sound is a mixture of raw & emotive sound, distinctively recognized by its deep funky instrumentation - and old school taste! Enjoy the ride!

BITM #372 Re.You guestmix

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Re.You on mix duties this month, delivering another high caliber installment for the series. Firmly Berlin-based, he started his career performing live - with Rampa - then moved into DJing; his prolific release schedule continues unabated with solid tracks and remixes on Mobilee, Cocoon, Souvenir and Keinemusik with plenty more to come in the pipeline! Another great mix for the summer!

BITM #368 DJ Herr guestmix

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We welcome DJ Herr to our already extensive podcast roster! One of the FACT Worldwide key figures, his exquisite taste as a music selector made him one of the most sought after DJs in the city: his stylistic versatility allows him to cook flawless sets and tunes, right in between undergound sonorities, ranging from organic house to solid techno. Enjoy!

BITM #363 Prompt guestmix

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Almost halfway through the year, we got a super slick mix coming up from Prompt: a producer who has managed to combine his classical music trainings with a love for all things electronic. He has created an entirely unique musical style that has seen him releasing on labels such as Highgrade, Souvenir, 7Noise and Soma since 1996, gaining widespread supported by world renowned players. Indulge in Prompt’s unique sound on this special episode!