Beats Travel Affiliates are Artists (AA) who we love and support. Wherever we are in the world, rest assured that a Beats Travel AA will be close by. Don’t be surprised if you see our AA pop up on tour with us at our many flagship parties.
Known for his funky beats and wicked charms, the young gun from Brisbane has cemented himself as one of the most exciting artists coming out of Australia. Defying expectation and boundaries, his unique style of “Futurefunk” is making waves around the Australian dance music scene and beyond, earning approving nods from Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1), Rudimental, Bondax, Alison Wonderland and Anna Lunoe (Beats1).
At the tender age of 21 and recently appointed ‘Triple J Unearthed Spotlight Artist’, with the thumping offering, ‘Close 2 U ft. JOY’, Young Franco has already done his fair share of traveling. Young Franco has an ever-increasing list of accolades under his belt and has proven impossible to ignore.
Adamwah has been circling the underground dance music world for close to 10 years. With early support on labels such as Southern Fried, Secure Recordings and Fools Gold. We have seen the sound of Adamwah evolve over time from early fidget-house releases to deep and dark techno.
He re-emerged on the global scene with big success with his “1am in Sin City” single finding a home on NY based, Nurvous Records. Inspired by an array of influences from 80s rave, UK Garage, and traditional house and techno. You can always expect to hear a wide range of big vocals and stomping kicks that make up the sound of Adamwah.
Bursting onto the scene with ‘Chicago’, a mammoth debut on SubSoul. The consistency from Après for putting out quality original records and remixes hasn’t faltered. Tackling Kiddeko & George Kwali ‘Crank It’, and the Lovebirds anthemic ‘Want You In My Soul.
Hailing from Belgrade, Serbia – Calavera & Manya is a determined producer and DJ who is restless when it comes to music and production.
Influenced by diverse artists like Slobodan Trkulja, Hans Zimmer, Daft Punk, David Morales, Kerri Chandler and Masters At Work – inspired by them their music brings more organic into house genre. Their sound was first brought in tune „I Feel (Siente Me)“ that got support by likes of Grant Nelson, Roger Sanchez, UMEK, Robbie Taylor, Maceo Plex, Muzikfabrik, David Herrero, Gabe Olderic, Gramophonedžie, Roog (Hardsoul), Lauer & Canard, Einsauszwei and more!
Calavera & Manya attended various festivals and played in numerous clubs like Love Fest, EXIT Festival, Soundlovers Festival, Tube, Mint and many more!
Donald Leicester, wise beyond his years with his sound to match. Becoming one of Sydney’s most sought after openers has carved out a name for himself with his downtempo, soulful and smooth style. With a combination of smooth and soulful grooves has seen him land regular sets at Sydney’s underground nights such as Something Else, Chinese Laundry, SASH , Sly Fox, Rotarydisco and regular appearances with his label mates, Refuge.
Despite his youth, his mature and elegant style has landed him a debut release on Refuge Recordings. Keep your ears locked on Donald as he continues to stake his claim as one to watch in Australian dance music.
Eton Messy have now fully arrived as some of the most influential tastemakers in the dance world. What started as a YouTube channel has evolved into a label, party series and production outfit that unearths and offers the freshest house, electronica, chill and lounge music to devoted fans everywhere.
Early on the Eton Messy collective were early supporters of breakthrough artists like Blonde, Bondax and Maribou State. Their monthly mixes picked up a huge following around the world and as such demand for them to DJ around the globe became huge. They now do so each weekend and also host their own stages at various key festivals, as well as leading from the front with their Eton Messy label which has even lead to multiple takeovers on BBC Radio 1.
After setting up camp in London back in 2015, Grand Pavilion’s Tom Hunt embarked on a writing and sample-gathering trip across Europe, in search of inspiration and ideas for the next phase in Grand Pavilion’s sound.
A few months later they returned home for the summer feeling inspired by everything they’d learned from everyone he had met, and after a night out in Byron Bay with old some friends, their new single ‘Anywhere’ came to life.
As the smooth comforting voice of Tom Hunt begins to sing its words of nostalgia and love, it’s soon met by the graceful vocals of Loretta Angus, and together their dueling harmonies sing out from within a backdrop of pulsing electronic beats, echoing synths and an assembly of percussive sounds.
DJ, Producer and Route 1 Audio Co-founder, James Wilson from London UK, is known for his quick yet flawless mixing technique. Playing a variety of genres stretching from House, Tech House & Garage all the way through to more bass driven genres that have influenced him over the years.
Not forgetting picking up headline slots at Egg, Notting Hill Arts Club and opening the main stage at Membrain festival. 2018 saw James winning Hannah Wants DJ search. James will be opening the main room at Ministry of Sound for the London leg of her tour! James has also secured sets alongside UK Garage icons Artful Dodger for the first quarter of this year and another headline slot at Egg.
Obsessed with the ancient art of the warrior since she was young, Farah’s Shinobi approach is reflected in everything she does. For the last two years, Farah has been collaborating closely with a team of highly accomplished musicians to fuse together the worlds of techno and electronic guitar with pulsating basslines and trippy riffs, creating a very emotive experience for listeners. DJ Mag discovered Ninja and described her as a ‘fast-rising, meg talented DJ + producer. Francesco Mami from DC-10 spotted her at a music conference for Bridges for Music (BFM) BFM is a non-profit orgnanization gathering key players in the industry to support development in disadvantaged communities in South Africa. Ambassadors for the brand include Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, Luciano, and Black Coffee.
Wollongong native, Peekay has been doing the rounds in the underground scene for the last 4 years. With a host of big supports at Sydney’s premier nightspots, he has been working hard behind the scene in refining his sound.
Peekay has fast become an in-demand producer for his driving, tech-driven sound which landed him releases on a host of local labels. With his debut EP, Backspin on Refuge Recordings and a single on their sampler sees him grow from strength to strength and a bright future ahead of him!
Frank ‘French Toast’ McWeeny has been defining his path as a radio presenter and club DJ ever since he was old enough to get into a studio. His early love of funk, disco, and soul was discovered rooting through his dad’s vinyl collection, and that love now pervades not only his electronic selections but his outlook too. Frank takes to everything he does, in the recording studio and the DJ booth, with a joie de vivre that’s utterly infectious.
Whether he’s soundtracking an Ibizan sunset or dropping sexy House music in the middle of downtown LA, Frank brings his personality into every set he plays. You can be sure, that from sharing a lineup with Tensnake and Ben Pearce in Manchester, to closing a party after Bok Bok in Beijing or even just taking the lead at one of his French Toast events, he’ll be having as much fun as anyone on the floor.