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Keep On Dancing - (4:49) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Who Talk About - (4:52) 128 BPM
Review: Next up on Gary Bek's label is a feel-good release from Alexandre Gomez. "Keep On Dancing" is based on a robust, rolling groove and vocal-tinged disco samples. Thanks to Mark Broom's mixdown work, it sounds like a tighter, tougher take on late 90s filtered disco house. On "Who Talk About", Gomez opts for a heavier sound. The rhythm is more slamming and the stabs are relentless: the overall effect is that it sounds like Joey Beltram mixed with Thomas Bangalter's Trax on Da Rocks classic. It's an interesting departure for Bek Audio and is sure to appeal to a wider audience.
BEK 040
06 Jul 20
Techno
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Back In Da Dayz (original mix) - (5:51) 132 BPM
   
Back In Da Dayz (Gary Beck remix) - (5:15) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Antony Dupont traces his roots back to the 90s as a techno DJ at raves in his native France, and the musical influences from this period are audible on Back In Da Dayz. The title track is a gritty stomper, powered by stomping kicks and featuring a wall of filtered, steely percussion. The overall result is techno that exudes raw energy. Label boss Gary Beck delivers the remix; raising the tempo and putting a focus on heavy kicks, the prolific producer peppers the arrangement with waves of scatter gun percussion that elevate the track to Beck's usual peak-time intensity levels.
BEK 042
12 Oct 20
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Timeline - (6:39) 125 BPM
   
Elisse - (7:08) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Spark Taberner
BEK 002
24 Sep 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Over To You - (8:38) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Latch - (7:40) 125 BPM
   
Zenith - (7:13) 125 BPM
BEK 001
26 Oct 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Feel It - (6:54) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Paid Out - (6:46) 124 BPM
   
Hillview - (7:19) 123 BPM
BEK 009
05 Sep 14
Techno
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Yes! (original mix) - (5:55) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Yes! (Yousef Circus rework) - (7:27) 127 BPM
BEK 004
13 Jan 11
Techno
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Big Smoke - (5:19) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Leave It - (5:40) 125 BPM
   
Time For Baby - (6:16) 123 BPM
BEK 016
22 Oct 13
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Rascal - (6:33) 126 BPM
   
Video Siren - (6:23) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Those who had Gary Beck down as a big room-minimal artist will probably get a shock when they hear Rascal. The title track is a slamming rhythmic affair, pounding and streamlined but also welling up to take in a series of churning chord sequences. It's a reminder that Beck is a diverse artist, something that becomes more apparent on "Video Siren"; there, a driving rhythm and stomping beats underpin a pitched down vocal loop that intones the track title, getting more and more hypnotic as it progresses. It's a million miles away from the fx-laden white noise bombast of big room mnml.
BEK 015
28 May 13
Techno
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Hands In Mine - (6:58) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BEK 006
07 May 11
Techno
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Scarlett - (7:14) 125 BPM
   
Gaada Stack - (6:18) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hot Packing Slip - (8:07) 128 BPM
Review: About six years ago a young lad from Glasgow named Gary Beck burst to the scene, seemingly out of nowhere with his brand of atmospheric yet powerful style of techno. His star has continued to rise and it's his own Bek Audio label that these days sees him continue on with his steady rate of quality releases. The Scarlett EP features the pulsating and slow burning epic that is the title track, the pounding and doom laden groove of "Gaada Stack" which you could imagine tearing through the speakers at somewhere like Berghain. Finally things get a bit funkier in the rhythm's groove on "Hot Packing Slip" backed by droning and atmospheric pads.
BEK 024
21 Sep 15
Techno
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Hentzi - (5:58) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wren - (6:02) 128 BPM
   
Leo - (6:38) 126 BPM
   
Karman - (6:10) 125 BPM
Review: The Scottish producer is at the helm for the latest release on his own label and it's no surprise that it's a dance-floor primed affair. Learning the charge is the title track, larger than life pulsing techno groove somewhere between the sexual swing of Giorgio Moroder and the distorted stomp of early Luke Slater. "Wren" is perhaps more typical of the Beck sound, with its dark, bubbling pulses underscoring dramatic synth builds. "Leo" follows in a similar vein only on that occasion, the drums are harder and heavier, as Beck fuses them with a snaking groove. Finally, there's "Karman"; led by robust kicks and featuring a series of deep break downs, it brings to a close an EP that started in truly dramatic fashion.
BEK 023
11 May 15
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Get Together - (6:42) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Power - (6:12) 125 BPM
BEK 020
19 Aug 14
Techno
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Gary Beck - "Backward" - (6:10) 125 BPM
   
Hans Bouffmyhre & Kyle Geiger - "Inwards" - (6:23) 126 BPM
   
Gary Beck & Mark Broom - "Data Flux" - (5:49) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Space DJz - "Double Zero" - (6:15) 126 BPM
Review: Gary Beck continues the fine Glasgow techno tradition pioneered by Rubadub and Slam on "Backward", the opening track on this split release. Tribal drums cascade over a rolling rhythm and in the middle of it all, a vocal sample morphs into a hypnotic Afro chant. "Data Flux", Beck's collaboration with techno veteran Mark Broom, is just as rewarding, only on this occasion, the kicks are tougher and more distorted. Bek 022 also gives a platform to new artists - with Hans Bouffmyhre & Kyle Geiger's "Inwards" delivering a flurry of tough kicks and ear-shredding sirens - and to seasoned artists the Space DJz, whose raucous "Double Zero" brings a distorted drum-led end to the release.
BEK 022
23 Mar 15
Techno
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Gary Beck - "Paragon" - (8:23) 124 BPM
   
Kimono - "Captcher" - (9:20) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BEK 003
13 Oct 10
Techno
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Ars Poetica - (7:09) 124 BPM
   
Fabula - (6:47) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BEK 010
02 Jul 12
Techno
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Eye Of The Tiger - (6:56) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: PLANKTON, Niereich
BEK 005
28 Feb 11
Techno
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Salvo - (6:41) 127 BPM
   
Eye - (5:01) 130 BPM
   
T Bone - (6:09) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cell Block - (6:17) 130 BPM
BEK 013
19 Mar 13
Techno
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Mark Broom & Gary Beck - "Borders" - (5:09) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mark Broom & Gary Beck - "Red" - (6:38) 126 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "BC5" - (4:28) 129 BPM
   
Gary Beck - "Grounded" - (5:49) 127 BPM
BEK 021
07 Oct 14
Techno
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She's Fine (Gary Beck remix) - (7:30) 128 BPM
BEK 014
09 Apr 13
Techno
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DJ Rush & Gary Beck - "Talkers" - (5:32) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Insolate - "He Said, She Said" - (5:25) 133 BPM
   
JX-216 - "Xingu" (Slam remix) - (6:22) 135 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "Red Line" - (5:16) 128 BPM
   
Sosak - "Empire" - (5:38) 131 BPM
Review: It's hard to believe that Gary Beck's techno has been around for a decade, and helping him to blow out the candles is a star-studded line up. First up is Chicago legend DJ Rush collaborating with the label owner to deliver the stomping ghetto techno of "Talkers". Sunčica Bari?ić aka Insolate delivers a more European-focused sound on the atmospheric, tone-laden "He Said, She Said". Changing focus again, Slam's version of JX-216's "Xingu" is a visceral peak-time affair that resounds to discordant riffs, while on Mark Broom's "Red Line", an insistent organ and firing percussion, similar to Floorplan's style, is audible. Hopefully it's the first of many birthday celebrations.
BEK 036
19 Aug 19
Techno
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Stupid Advert - (5:30) 128 BPM
   
Concraza - (5:41) 126 BPM
   
ST11 - (5:46) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: N.O.B.A, Trevor Benz
BEK 028
19 Dec 16
Techno
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Barefoot Sunday - (5:57) 130 BPM
   
Barefoot Sunday (Floorplan remix) - (7:57) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: If you were expecting some light-hearted music to provide a soundtrack to the day of rest, then you may be somewhat disappointed by Barefoot Sunday. If, on the other hand, you crave big room techno with a rare modicum of finesse and rawness in equal measures, then this title track is highly recommended. Beck delivers a driving, jacking tune, replete with playful, primal ghetto house influences. The Scottish producer has also secured a major coup by getting Robert Hood on board as a remixer under his Floorplan alias. Deranged horns and the original version's teasing vocal are fused over pile-driving claps to create an unforgettable Sabbath celebration.
BEK 027
30 May 16
Techno
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Pure Cane Sugar - (6:07) 126 BPM
   
Blotch - (4:16) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hold Up - (5:35) 127 BPM
   
Gold Badge - (6:43) 124 BPM
BEK 018
29 Apr 14
Techno
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Famoo Funk - (6:10) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shadow Bounce - (6:05) 126 BPM
   
Bicycle Wheel - (5:33) 128 BPM
   
Fantasy Stomp - (5:33) 128 BPM
Played by: OPTICIAN
Review: When it comes to no-nonsense, heads-down techno, few labels can match Bek Audio. While it has released material by Chicago legends DJ Rush and Lester Fitzpatrick, as well as Mark Broom and Slam, for its 30th release its owner, Gary Beck is back in the saddle. The title track is an unstoppable juggernaut that comprises a driving funk-bass, disco loops and sassy vocal samples. "Shadow Bounce" is more typical Beck, with a hammering central rhythm undercutting a noisy riff and a choppy vocal stab. "Bicycle Wheel" sees the Scottish producer deliver a lighter, party techno looper, while expect the catchy vocals and loopy funk of "Fantasy Stomp" to compete with "Famoo Funk" for attention.
BEK 029
17 Apr 17
Techno
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Fool's Regime - (1:39) 94 BPM
   
Isle - (5:24) 126 BPM
   
DAll Riata - (5:33) 128 BPM
   
Bone Jacked - (4:31) 128 BPM
   
Green Street - (5:24) 128 BPM
   
Return A590 - (5:02) 117 BPM
   
Lofajenik - (5:29) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mango Circus - (4:57) 130 BPM
   
Bonkers Bus - (5:22) 132 BPM
   
Absolute Gem - (1:35) 158 BPM
   
Macabre (Digital Only) - (5:10) 128 BPM
   
Trouble (Digital Only) - (4:36) 130 BPM
Review: Gary Beck's first album in six years starts in dramatic fashion with the militaristic drums and the eerie synths of "Fools Regime" and the quality levels don't drop for the remainder of the release. Although best known for no nonsense, big room techno, this album contains many surprises: "Isle" is a shimmering deep house track featuring plucked strings, on "Return A590", he experiments with detuned synths and an electro bass to create a mutant disco track and "Absolute Gem" is a gorgeous, lush ambient piece. This being Beck there is no shortage of tough techno, including the pounding drums of the title track, but it's his unexpected forays and experiments that impress the most.
BEKLP 01
19 Nov 18
Techno
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I Saw You Dance - (4:59) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Potion Fear - (5:27) 130 BPM
   
Arahask - (5:18) 128 BPM
Review: Gary Beck goes down a somewhat different direction than usual with his latest release on Bek Audio. The title track features distorted kicks and a pulsating rhythm providing the basis for a tripped out female vocal. It sounds similar to the type of music that I Hate Models is putting out. On "Potion Fear", the label owner delivers a more abrasive track: based on a driving, steely rhythm, its booming kicks and harsh percussion see Beck inhabiting the same space as Perc. Changing tact once again, "Arahask" is a dubbed out club track that will appeal to fans of Klockworks and Figure.
BEK 034
18 Mar 19
Techno
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Pneuma - (5:33) 128 BPM
   
NTX - (5:30) 128 BPM
   
Sythen - (6:00) 128 BPM
   
Back Jabba - (6:01) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Gary Beck kick starts the Bek Audio account for 2018 with this barnstorming release. The title track is a raucous affair that sees an off beat rhythm track provide the backdrop for a pulsating bass, looped vocal samples and ferocious percussive volleys. When the snare rolls kick in after the break down, it's not hard to imagine the kind of carnage that "Pneuma" will cause. On "NTX", the Scottish producer plays a straighter hand. The groove is linear and steely, with some vocal snatches, but still as effective as "Pneuma". "Synthen" sees Bek deliver a tough tribal workout, featuring by filtered crescendo, while Beck provides a more house-based approach on the rolling "Back Jabba".
BEK 030
21 May 18
Techno
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Crocodile Fears - (4:46) 135 BPM
   
Cycle Series - (5:04) 134 BPM
   
My Fake Candles - (6:02) 134 BPM
   
Arden Rocket - (5:08) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Few contemporary techno producers do crafty, functional tracks as well as Gary Beck - and this quality is audible from the outset on Cycle Series. It opens with the slinky, streamlined "Crocodile Fears", which is littered with looped samples and powerful claps, while the title track sees Beck use a visceral, meaty bass to underpin a rolling electronic rhythm. Once again, the use of effective steely percussion shines through. Beck deploys a similar approach on "My Fake Candles", although on this occasion a dense low end underpins spooky synths. On "Arden Rocket", Beck goes back to basics for a drum-heavy percussive workout that has echoes of 90s Marco Carola.
BEK 039
23 Mar 20
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Grain Star - (5:22) 132 BPM
   
Spider - (5:52) 132 BPM
   
Belly Dance - (5:08) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Isolated Cabin - (5:16) 128 BPM
   
Morticians Rave - (5:37) 126 BPM
Review: Gary Beck returns to Bek Audio after it celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2019. The title track finds the label owner in more contemplative mood than usual, delivering a pulsating, hypnotic groove, while on "Spider", he ups the pace but delivers a similarly constructed track."Belly Dance" is more typical of Beck's trademark sound and sees dense drums provide the basis for repetitive stabs, while "Morticians Rave" is a jittery rhythm track. For the most part however, this release is deeper than usual and on "Isolated Cabin", he combines atmospheric synths with his signature rolling drums to craft a deep but effective floor filler.
BEK 041
21 Sep 20
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Xingu - (6:19) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flux - (6:32) 131 BPM
Review: Sounding like a drone from an unreleased Star Wars movie is JX-216, a new artist to appear on Gary Beck's label. "Xingu" is a full-on affair, a rugged, stomping techno workout, led by stinging riffs that sound like laser guns ricocheting off objects in the middle of an asteroid field. On "Flux", there is a similar, hard-edged approach. This time, the mysterious new artist deploys the kind of powerful bass that could level solar systems. Coupled with gated filters and steady, stomping kicks, it's a massively powerful track, and will appeal to fans of Luke Slater's Planetary Assault Systems project.
BEK 033
17 Sep 18
Techno
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BS (Gary Beck remix) - (5:52) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
BS (Gary Beck Apparatus mix) - (4:32) 128 BPM
Review: It's a case of the old and the new getting together and getting down for the latest instalment on Bek Audio. Fitzpatrick is a Chicago veteran, who put out his hard, analogue techno for labels like Relief back in the day (this writer's personal favourite is Tone Control). Beck on the other hand, represents the new wave of modern, big room techno. "BS" came out last year and on this version, Beck provides two mighty reshapes. The first take is a tunnelling, rolling groove, powered by murderous kicks and featuring a wailing diva telling the listener 'you're alright'. Beck's 'Apparatus' version meanwhile, is more contemporary-sounding; the drums roll incessantly and provide a basis for the Scottish producer to layer waves of pile-driving percussion over them.
BEK 026
18 Apr 16
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Make Me - (4:31) 128 BPM
   
Fun 18 Mix - (4:35) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Make Me (Mella Dee Raw Traxx Mixx) - (5:13) 132 BPM
Review: Mark Broom is the UK's official tech-house don, and has been for nearly two decades. The amount of music this dude has put out never ceases to amaze us, especially for its continuity and inarguable smoothness. He's up on Gary Bek's Bek Audio, reigning down on us with an absolute blinder in "Make Me", dominating the EP with a fat, fully-locked groove driven by sensational disco vocals. "Fun 18 Mix" feels like 90s era Versatile, or the sort of tune that Gemini would have played, all blasting horns and heavy kicks, while the Mella Dee remix of "Make Me" proceeds to inject the original with yet more percussion, yet more groove and, of course, Dee's natural rawness.
BEK 031
18 Jun 18
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Chiral - (6:35) 126 BPM
Played by: Nicole Moudaber
BEK 011
06 Aug 12
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Mark Broom - "Stag" - (5:45) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mr G & Gary Beck - "All My People" - (8:28) 126 BPM
BEK 008
10 Oct 11
Techno
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PTTRN - "180621 S61.1" - (4:43) 132 BPM
   
Gary Beck - "Disgraced Loon" - (5:11) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Petter B - "Second Day" - (6:07) 128 BPM
   
Alan Fitzpatrick & Gary Beck - "Patterns" - (5:32) 130 BPM
   
JX-216 - "Time Eaters" - (6:19) 134 BPM
Review: The Bek Audio anniversary celebrations continue apace with this fine second volume. First up is PTTRN with the percussive, drum-heavy "180621 S61.1", which is every bit as purist as its title suggests. Label owner Gary Beck takes the tempo up a notch with the rolling groove and snappy percussion of "Disgraced Loon" - but smart vocal snatches and chord stabs ensure that it doesn't veer into banging sameness. Petter B's "Second Day" approaches intensity from a different angle, thanks to the use of shimmering woozy chords, while on "Patterns", a collaboration between Beck and Alan Fitzpatrick, melodies also make an appearance - although on this occasion they flit in and out of the duo's steely drums and crisp percussion.
BEK 037
09 Sep 19
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Intrusive - (5:09) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Interconnective - (4:46) 139 BPM
BEK 025
25 Jan 16
Techno
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Illusions - (5:26) 131 BPM
   
Deception - (6:45) 127 BPM
   
Wound Kisser - (5:17) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deception Drum Tool - (6:07) 127 BPM
Review: Techno must be in the McKay blood. Ryan, who has put out a few EPs on Drumccode, is the brother of the prolific producer Harvey McKay, known for his work on Cocoon, Soma and Relief. Based on "Illusions", he may now face some competition from his sibling. "Deception" is a firing percussive affair, underpinned by tough kicks and featuring wild riffs, while "Wound Kisser" sees Ryan opt for a slightly less abrasive approach thanks to its dreamy synths - even though in turn they are supported by a rough, pulsating groove. It's only a minor diversion though and "Deception Drum Tool" is an abrasive slice of peak time techno, bettered only by the title track's pounding kicks and freaky vocal samples.
BEK 032
16 Jul 18
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Splinter - (6:13) 135 BPM
   
Be Free - (5:28) 136 BPM
   
Drumworks - (5:20) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Renergy, A.Paul
Review: Ryan McKay follows up last year's Illusions release on Bek Audio with this ferocious affair. The title track is based on brutal, visceral kicks, whip lash percussion and a chilling, haunting synth line that is intertwined with a menacing vocal sample. "Be Free" is in a similar vein; its pounding rhythm has echoes of Chicago producers like Steve Poindexter and Mike Dunn, while the disturbed, wailing vocal only adds to the sense of urgent drama. Final track "Drumworks" is even tougher, with pounding drums and waves of steely percussion powered on by momentous snare rolls and blasts of white noise. It's one of the most effective techno releases of 2019.
BEK 038
28 Oct 19
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Harem - (7:08) 126 BPM
   
Harem (Gary Beck remix) - (6:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BEK 012
02 Jan 13
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Minor Interruption - (6:33) 127 BPM
   
Rekal - (6:47) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BEK 019
20 May 14
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Chaos Cloud - (6:43) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Que Skip - (5:43) 135 BPM
   
Back To The Testing - (5:17) 131 BPM
BEK 035
08 Apr 19
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Vaag (Gary Becks Deranged Version) - (8:11) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Vaag (Edit Select Slo Hand Dub) - (8:46) 124 BPM
   
Vaag (Speedy Js Fuzzy Bizznezz) - (9:12) 125 BPM
   
Vaag (Tool) - (7:41) 127 BPM
BEK 007
13 Jul 11
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