releasing his first album since 2012s >bring a friend< on soma, gary beck reconfirms his place in the techno hierarchy. featuring 12 tracks (2 of which are exclusively digital release only), gary showcases a multitude of studio skills, musical influences and styles. the release date is set for the 20th november on his own imprint - bek audio.
gary beck presents barefoot sunday, a huge floor-filler complete with horn riffs and a cheeky vocal, via his own bek audio imprint. remix duties come from the mighty robert hood, who delivers a pressurised floorplan rework.
following gary becks hard-hitting remix of dj rush >she is fine< on bek014, he returns with an ep of solely his own productions. >rascal< brings forward two of his biggest tracks in recent times. the title track, >rascal< returns to garys more familiar sound with swelling pads andsynths clad in fading loops and textures. the track varies in intensity but maintains the groove, as it balances a peak time feel with an almost reflective ambiance. >video siren< is stripped and straight-up techno. it avoids over-complication by keeping the elements to an absolute minimum, highlighting his ability to create atmosphere, tension and drive, using a less is more attitude.
monster!! 2015 repress .. gary beck remixes dj rush and the result is a slamming and all destroying weapon. red transparent vinyl. the one track release is relentless. a heavily distorted kick drum underpins numerous ride cymbals and snare roles that nestle in between a crisp hi-hat and snapping snare. dj rushs sleaze-laden vocal flits in and out of the mix with with archetypal beck panning-delays. the original >she is fine< was released on rush’s kne’ deep label in 2007. six years on, 2013 sees gary beck work one of his toughest releases to date.
slam is back on bek audio! 2 typical peak time techno anthems by the masterminds and founder of soma records. there is no need to say much more about this record! just listen, repeat and destroy the floor wherever you play it.
mark broom continues his legacy as one of the uks finest producers with another outstanding ep on bek audio. after the flying success of >eye of the tiger< & >stag<, mark broom makes his third outing on gary becks bek audio label with the >salvo ep<. mark broom has a long and illustrious career in uk techno. his 20 years experience not only shows in his sculptured releases, but also in the imprints he has worked with over these years, namely pure plastic, theory rec, b-pitch control, soma, saved & cocoon.
gary beck brings fellow glaswegians and techno legends slam onto bek audio for their first release with the imprint. gary and slam have worked together on numerous projects across labels like figure, paragraph and soma to explosive effect. >harem< is no different. bek audio continues to push the bar and does so with panache on slams >harem< release.
two essential techno players. the bek audio imprint hits double figures on this release, showcasing label-boss gary beck while also welcoming the sounds of mark reeve. mark reeve has made appearances on labels like soma, cocoon & traum and is an artist that gary has been supporting in many of his recent dj sets. gary beck sets the pace with >ars poetica<, the rugged opening track on this release. rasping off-beat bass and unnerving vocal samples join toughened drums and percussion to create a full-bodied fix. on the flip, mark reeve makes his first appearance on bek audio with his >fabula< track. a clean, smooth and grooving lesson in restrained and delicate production, fabula utilises icy cold atmospheres with warm and unwavering rhythm.
gary beck teams up with house legend and personal hero mr. g on their first col- laboration together. their efforts highlight both producers uncanny ability to create something that is instantly recognizable while distinctly individual. >all my people< brings a true and unadulterated house sound with a swaggering vocal sample and straight, crisp and assertive percussion. mark broom returns for his second appearance on bek audio with >stag<. steady, rol- ling techno shows the darker, head-down side of the bek imprint and marks produc- tions. intense percussion builds with the addition of a haunting synth leading to the break. stripped back to the bones the track jumps in with powerful effect.
yes! the 4th release by gary beck on his bek audio imprint, backed up with a remix by yousef will take the floors by storm for sure! support from: len faki, alan fitzpatrick, slam, pete tong, monika kruse , joseph capriati, mark broom...
second release on bek audio comes once again from label owner gary beck. two peak time rollers, sure to destroy any dancefloor. support coming from dubfire, len faki, slam, mark broom, fergie & joseph capriati