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The brainchild of Glaswegian producer and DJ Gary Beck, BEK Audio was established in 2009 as an outlet for his own music, but has since branched out as a platform for a wider range of artists. Industry heavyweights such as such as Speedy J, Mr. G, and Mark Broom are just some that have made contributions over the years. Key releases including Beck’s own “Barefoot Sunday” (featuring a riveting remix by Floorplan) and Ritzi Lee’s hard hitting Intrusive EP, both from 2016, through to Slam’s impressive Harem EP and “She’s Fine” by Chicago legend DJ Rush in 2013 are still typical of the label’s sound. New material from ascendant names artists such as Sosak, Fred Asquith and Antony Dupont maintain its reputation.
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Scandal EP
Scandal - (5:02) 140 BPM
Fright From The Hand - (5:02) 140 BPM
Jump - (4:07) 140 BPM
Variation 1 - (5:02) 140 BPM
BEK 059
15 Dec 23
Feel It (Remixes)
Feel It (William Arist Groovision remix) - (5:11) 138 BPM
Feel It (Gary Beck Decade remix) - (5:19) 134 BPM Hot
Feel It (Tanera remix) - (5:10) 124 BPM
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BEK 058
28 Jul 23
The Wasp
The Wasp - (5:22) 140 BPM
Discontent - (6:11) 142 BPM
Brain Malfunction - (5:31) 142 BPM
The Wasp (The Southern remix) - (6:02) 139 BPM Hot
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BEK 057
28 Apr 23
Glasgow Choir
Glasgow Choir - (5:00) 135 BPM
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BEK 056
07 Apr 23
Lomax EP
Lomax (original mix) - (5:07) 138 BPM
Lomax (DJ Rush remix) - (6:39) 138 BPM Hot
Aye Bass - (4:17) 135 BPM
The Plan - (4:54) 132 BPM
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BEK 055
24 Feb 23
SME (original mix) - (5:34) 139 BPM Hot
SME (Sosak mix) - (5:09) 138 BPM
Sentient - (5:11) 137 BPM
Social Media Experts (Robert Johnstone remix) - (5:21) 133 BPM
Played by: Dextro
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BEK 054
23 Dec 22
Raas - "Dribunaal" - (5:33) 140 BPM
Lowerzone - "Mad Circus" - (5:51) 138 BPM
Kev D - "Move Your Feet" - (5:53) 135 BPM Hot
Robert Johnstone - "Elevate" - (6:08) 133 BPM
Review: Gary Beck's imprint can always be relied upon to deliver high-quality techno and this split release is no exception. Raas' "Dribunaal" gets the EP off to a tribal start with a combination of rolling drums and swirling synths, while Kev D's "Move Your Feet" inhabits similar territory. Peppered with disco stabs and vocal samples, it's a near perfect blend of house and techno. Lowerzone ups the intensity level on "Mad Circus", dropping high-paced kicks and insistent bursts of percussion, with these elements providing the backdrop for a malevolent wave of synths. Robert Johnstone's "Elevate" is also a pacey affair, but it's not as visceral, with rolling snares and a lean, jacking rhythm having maximum impact.
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BEK 053
16 Dec 22
Sakura - (5:41) 136 BPM
Treasure - (6:01) 139 BPM
Partenza - (5:33) 138 BPM Hot
Review: Klaudia Gawlas is known for her collaborations with the likes of Eric Sneo, and releases on Joseph Capriati's Redimension and Coyu's Suara. The German DJ/producer now teams up with BEK Audio chief Gary Beck to provide a track aimed squarely at the main room on the steely "Sakura", while the punishing peak time power of "Treasure" keeps the energy levels high, until the bruising "Partenza". With its visceral kicks that underpin a trippy organ riser right before the massive drop, this one is serious.
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BEK 052
05 Aug 22
Broken Nose EP
Can't Trust Anybody (original mix) - (6:02) 140 BPM Hot
Broken Nose - (4:21) 150 BPM
Doof - (5:04) 146 BPM
Broken Nose (Hamilton Scalpel remix) - (4:57) 143 BPM
Can't Trust Anybody (JoeFarr remix) - (5:04) 140 BPM
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BEK 051
29 Apr 22
Submarine EP
Submarine - (5:41) 135 BPM Hot
Offcut Groover - (4:47) 134 BPM
Renegade - (4:52) 138 BPM
Firetree - (5:05) 135 BPM
Review: While there are few certainties in life, Gary Beck can always be relied on to deliver killer dance floor techno. Submarine, Beck's follow-up to 2021's Cheeky Lemon, further consolidates his reputation in this regard. It moves from the title track's horn samples and robust tribal drums into "Offcut Groover", a dense, angular workout that sees Beck deploy intense samples and a series of filtered drops and builds. "Renegade" is much more intense, with Beck dropping malign acid over stomping kicks and waves of hissing percussion, while "Firetree" sees the Bek Audio boss conjure up a hardcore-inspired banger that keeps on building.
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BEK 050
18 Mar 22
Hand Stamp Your Face
Thunderbird - (5:21) 138 BPM Hot
Belch - (5:09) 138 BPM
Hand Stamp Your Face - (4:46) 135 BPM
Radical - (4:59) 138 BPM
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BEK 049
17 Dec 21
Pneuma (Remixes)
Pneuma (Harvey Mckay remix) - (5:50) 138 BPM Hot
Pneuma (Ian Axide remix) - (5:49) 133 BPM
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BEK 048
03 Dec 21
Warehouse Dancers EP
Warehouse Dance - (6:09) 136 BPM
Unexpected Groove - (6:16) 134 BPM
The Voice In My Head - (6:06) 135 BPM Hot
Break The Beat - (5:56) 136 BPM
Review: Lowerzone aka Vincenzo Gargiulo delivers the latest release on Bek Audio, with its release title perfectly describing the sounds contained within. The title track is a dense, frenetic banger peppered with insistent vocal samples and intense filters, like a fusion of Dance Mania and Ben Sims. The Italian producer delivers another relentless workout on "Unexpected Groove", as rave horns are fused with an intense, jacking ghetto rhythm, while "The Voice in My Head" is a similarly tough workout, with bruising kicks providing the basis for a myriad of vocal samples and rolling snares. Rounding off this hard-edged, smartly crafted EP is the rave sampling, frenetic banger that is "Break The Beat".
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BEK 047
05 Nov 21
B-One (original mix) - (6:50) 131 BPM
B-One (Gary Beck remix) - (5:29) 135 BPM
Excesivo - (6:17) 131 BPM Hot
Review: With releases on labels like Animal Farm and Dead Cert among his catalogue and support from well-known DJs like
Richie Hawtin, Charlotte de Witte and Ben Sims, it's no surprise that William Arist is a respected techno producer. This new EP for Bek Audio demonstrates why he's held in such high regard. "B-One" revolves around a lean rhythm and dramatic chord sweeps, like an updated take on Secret Cinema's 90s techno sound. In contrast, "Excesivoc" is a rolling tribal track, based on dense drums and steely percussive elements. Bek Audio boss Gary Beck completes the package, with a tough, pounding take on "B-One".
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BEK 046
20 Aug 21
Various Artists Part 1
Maxime Dangles - "Whithstand" (Gary Beck edit) - (7:01) 132 BPM
S-File - "Shake Shake" - (5:34) 135 BPM
Harvey McKay - "Danger" - (5:24) 134 BPM
Gary Beck - "Labzet" - (4:51) 135 BPM
Fred Asquith - "Seabird" - (4:46) 140 BPM
Ryan McKay - "Strange Groove" - (4:51) 136 BPM
A.Paul & DJ Dextro - "Replicating" - (5:10) 137 BPM
Highland Fabricators - "Run" - (5:41) 135 BPM Hot
Atze Ton - "Green Smoke" - (5:00) 135 BPM
Avgusto - "Artillery Units" - (5:26) 144 BPM
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BEK 045
11 Jun 21
Dirtbox Roller EP
Testing You - (5:18) 140 BPM
Disco Boys - (5:25) 143 BPM Hot
Dirtbox Roller (Sosak remix) - (5:57) 135 BPM
Dirtbox Roller (original mix) - (5:04) 120 BPM
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BEK 044
16 Apr 21
Cheeky Lemon
Cheeky Lemon (Zest mix) - (2:37) 118 BPM
Cheeky Lemon (Grindvik edit) - (5:24) 132 BPM Hot
Cheeky Lemon (original mix) - (6:02) 128 BPM
Cheeky Lemon (Petter B Grouse edit) - (6:05) 128 BPM
Review: Gary Beck can always be relied on to deliver impactful techno and Cheeky Lemon is no exception: on the title track, it sees the Bek Audio boss drop a driving, linear rhythm that's powered by a pulsating, bubbling bass. The release also contains a number of great remixes; the Petter B Grouse edit turns the original into a tougher analogue affair, full of grating riffs, while at the other end of the sound spectrum, there's eerie sound scapes and neo-classical strings of the Zest reshape. Beck has also tapped Par Grindvik to remix "Lemon", and he turns it into a heads-down affair, powered by smart filters and spiky percussion.
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BEK 043
08 Mar 21
Back In Da Dayz
Back In Da Dayz (original mix) - (5:51) 132 BPM
Back In Da Dayz (Gary Beck remix) - (5:15) 135 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 042
12 Oct 20
Grain Star
Grain Star - (5:22) 132 BPM
Spider - (5:52) 132 BPM
Belly Dance - (5:08) 134 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 041
21 Sep 20
Keep On Dancing/Who Talk About (Mark Broom Mixdowns)
Keep On Dancing - (4:49) 130 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 040
06 Jul 20
Cycle Series
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 Hot
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.
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BEK 039
23 Mar 20
Splinter EP
Splinter - (6:13) 135 BPM
Be Free - (5:28) 136 BPM
Drumworks - (5:20) 134 BPM Hot
Played by: Rave Energy, 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.
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BEK 038
28 Oct 19
10 Years Of BEK Audio Part 2
PTTRN - "180621 S61.1" - (4:43) 132 BPM
Gary Beck - "Disgraced Loon" - (5:11) 131 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 037
09 Sep 19
10 Years Of BEK Audio (Part 1)
DJ Rush & Gary Beck - "Talkers" - (5:32) 132 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 036
19 Aug 19
Chaos Cloud EP
Chaos Cloud - (6:43) 134 BPM Hot
The Que Skip - (5:43) 135 BPM
Back To The Testing - (5:17) 131 BPM
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BEK 035
08 Apr 19
I Saw You Dance EP
I Saw You Dance - (4:59) 130 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 034
18 Mar 19
DAll Riata
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 Hot
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.
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19 Nov 18
Xingu - (6:19) 135 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 033
17 Sep 18
Illusions EP
Illusions - (5:26) 131 BPM
Deception - (6:45) 127 BPM
Wound Kisser - (5:17) 128 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 032
16 Jul 18
Make Me EP
Make Me - (4:31) 128 BPM
Fun 18 Mix - (4:35) 126 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 031
18 Jun 18
Pneuma EP
Pneuma - (5:33) 128 BPM
NTX - (5:30) 128 BPM
Sythen - (6:00) 128 BPM
Back Jabba - (6:01) 128 BPM Hot
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".
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BEK 030
21 May 18
Famoo Funk EP
Famoo Funk - (6:10) 126 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 029
17 Apr 17
Stupid Advert EP
Stupid Advert - (5:30) 128 BPM
Concraza - (5:41) 126 BPM
ST11 - (5:46) 125 BPM Hot
Played by: N.O.B.A, Trevor Benz
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BEK 028
19 Dec 16
Barefoot Sunday
Barefoot Sunday - (5:57) 130 BPM
Barefoot Sunday (Floorplan remix) - (7:57) 130 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 027
30 May 16
BS Gary Beck Remixes
BS (Gary Beck remix) - (5:52) 132 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 026
18 Apr 16
Intrusive EP
Intrusive - (5:09) 132 BPM Hot
Interconnective - (4:46) 139 BPM
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BEK 025
25 Jan 16
Scarlett - (7:14) 125 BPM
Gaada Stack - (6:18) 128 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 024
21 Sep 15
Hentzi - (5:58) 129 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 023
11 May 15
BEK 022
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 Hot
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.
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BEK 022
23 Mar 15
Mark Broom & Gary Beck - "Borders" - (5:09) 126 BPM Hot
Mark Broom & Gary Beck - "Red" - (6:38) 126 BPM
Mark Broom - "BC5" - (4:28) 129 BPM
Gary Beck - "Grounded" - (5:49) 127 BPM
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BEK 021
07 Oct 14
Feel It
Feel It - (6:54) 125 BPM Hot
Paid Out - (6:46) 124 BPM
Hillview - (7:19) 123 BPM
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BEK 009
05 Sep 14
Get Together/Power
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BEK 020
19 Aug 14
Minor Interruption
Minor Interruption - (6:33) 127 BPM
Rekal - (6:47) 127 BPM Hot
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BEK 019
20 May 14
Pure Cane Sugar
Pure Cane Sugar - (6:07) 126 BPM
Blotch - (4:16) 128 BPM
Hold Up - (5:35) 127 BPM Hot
Gold Badge - (6:43) 124 BPM
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BEK 018
29 Apr 14
The Big Smoke EP
Big Smoke - (5:19) 127 BPM Hot
Leave It - (5:40) 125 BPM
Time For Baby - (6:16) 123 BPM
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BEK 016
22 Oct 13
Rascal EP
Rascal - (6:33) 126 BPM
Video Siren - (6:23) 126 BPM Hot
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.
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BEK 015
28 May 13
She's Fine
She's Fine (Gary Beck remix) - (7:30) 128 BPM
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BEK 014
09 Apr 13
Salvo EP
Salvo - (6:41) 127 BPM
Eye - (5:01) 130 BPM
T Bone - (6:09) 125 BPM Hot
Cell Block - (6:17) 130 BPM
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BEK 013
19 Mar 13
Harem - (7:08) 126 BPM
Harem (Gary Beck remix) - (6:10) 125 BPM Hot
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BEK 012
02 Jan 13
Chiral - (6:35) 126 BPM
Played by: Nicole Moudaber
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BEK 011
06 Aug 12
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