Beats Antique New EP: Contraption Vol. 1
Growing like wildfire under the canopy of live electonica and world roots music comes Beats Antique, a masterful merge of modern technology, live instrumentation and seductive performance. After only two and half years performing as a cohesive force, the group has just self released their third album, Contraption, Vol.1 which marks the first in a two-part EP series.
The EP can be downloaded here.
The seven-track dance floor ready EP is infused with orchestral textures and a worldly flare that has fans clamoring for more. Using only word-of-mouth marketing, Beats Antique's new tracks have over 700 paid downloads and 20,000 plays on the EP in the first week of their self-release. There's no doubt that the merge of old world instruments and live producing is on the rise and Beats Antique is helping leading the way.
For those who are unfamiliar with Beats Antique's sound, the band combines the tones of the Middle East with the styles of hip-hop, brass band, downtempo, glitch and dub-step in a new collage of music that is mixed and broken down with clever breakbeats for an adept international flair. Beats Antique is producing an un-charted style of music by adding live horns, accordion, glockenspiel, viola, string quartets, kalimba, clarinet and various unusual instruments to their big beat arrangements.
Born of Oakland, CA, the musical trio consists of producers, David Satori, Sidecar Tommy and world-renowned belly dance performer/producer Zoe Jakes, who helped inspire the thematic Middle East tempo of the band.
Beats Antique Tour Dates:
07/31/09 Fri Faerie Worlds Eugene, Oregon
08/15/09 Sat Beloved Festival Tidewater, Oregon
08/31/09 Mon Burning Man Blackrock City, Nevada
09/12/09 Sat Monolith Festival Red Rocks, CO
09/19/09 Sat Symbiosis Gathering Yosemite National Park, CA
09/13/09 Sun Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO