Wednesday is humpday, which not only marks the halfway point between the work week and the coveted weekend, but also Conscious Electronic’s Midweek Mantra Mix (M3). We’ve been scouring the web’s most enlightening bass music mixes that align with our vision, to provide “a conscious way to consume dance music.” M3 spotlights both veteran and up-and-coming bass music artists whose music seeks to raise the vibrations of their collective listener base.
Beats Antique has long been known for their uniquely eclectic musical style. Dabbling in a variety of influences, their take on bass music ranges from funky to otherworldly to grimy, frequently in the span of the same performance. They’ve also taken an orchestra on tour, offering up shows that often have the vibe of a psychedelic steampunk circus. Their creativity is always flourishing and their music is a refreshing reminder that dance music can still be wildly unique and authentic.
Drawing influences from world music and often incorporating belly dance performances into their live act, Beats Antique draws generously from varying multi-cultural sounds when crafting their production. Tribal drums and live instrumentation are an integral part of their releases as well as their live show. Band member David Satori even went on to found a successful, genre-bending electro-western side project, Dirtwire, who have released several projects through Beats Antique Records.
While successful as musical and performance artists, the band have also made their name as excellent tastemakers. Beats Antique’s Succulent 2018 mix features a healthy blend of the sounds that inspire them, along with a vibrant mixture of bass music, world music, hip hop, and more.
The innate creativity needed to craft a sound like Beats Antique is rare, and the tenacity to release and perform like they have for over twelve years has made them a timeless dance music tradition. Beats Antique are forging a new path forward in music, and without them, there are many conscious bass music producers who would not be where they are today. It is this vision of uniting the worlds of dance performance and music, of celebrating the cultures of the world, and of opening the doors wide for all styles to enter that makes Beats Antique this week’s Midweek Mantra.