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Dave Grohl takes an exclusive tour around Milton Keynes

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You’d think that while Dave Grohl is in Milton Keynes for his upcoming Foo Fighters gigs at the National Bowl, he might want to see the sights of this incredible city of dreams, right? Wrong. We sent a very polite email to his publicist (see below) inviting him on a magical mystery tour around our fair concrete metropolis. We even offered trips to the infamous concrete cows, the city centre, and the train station – only to be told that this was ‘not going to happen’. As you can imagine…

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Beatcheck Present: Dub Pistols UK Tour, Return Of The Pistoleros

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“Return Of The Pistoleros” UK Tour. One of the most rock & roll acts out there, no music festival is complete without their blend of ska, dub, hip-hop, electro, breakbeat, punk and drum & bass, Ladies and gentlemen, THE DUB PISTOLS… October 3rd, Beatcheck welcome the Dub Pistols to The Craurfurd arms, Milton Keynes, as part of the UK tour, Return Of The Pistoleros. The new tour is to mark the release of their sixth studio album which will be out on October 9th. They are keeping many of the…

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United Underground, an apocolyptic collaboration from Beatcheck, Slam and Footwork.

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United Underground. The first show of the year for Beatcheck, we kept you waiting a while so we made pretty sure it was worth the wait. Beatcheck, Slam and Footwork present: UNITED UNDERGROUND. Two rooms of MK’s Finest, featuring not one but two insane headliners, all hosted at MK’s only RAVE venue, MK11 ROOM 1 Hosted by BEATCHECK / SLAM :::Jungle, Breaks and Bass::::: THE JUNGLE DRUMMER (LONDON ELEKTRICITY) (Exclusive “History of Jungle” LIVE set) UNCLE MUFF THE CANDYMAN DJ SHIFT GRACENOTE ROOM 2 Hosted by FOOTWORK :::Chunky Underground House:::…

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Signed copies of Janette Slack’s debut album up for grabs.

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When a small, padded brown package arrived at Beatcheck HQ, we were suspicious. That was until we remembered the conversation we had with Hong Kong-born, London based, DJ Janette Slack. The Torture Garden resident is as Soul of Man describes “A hot ball of energy” and she is storming the underground world of music. She wanted to share some of her beats with us. Beatcheck have been given two signed copies of her debut album, ‘Torture Garden Session’. This hypnotic throbber of an album features Miss Slacks tracks as well…

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Beatcheck end the year with a bang with Elite Force

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Join us as we end the year on a high, injecting true underground sounds and party vibes in to the concrete city. December 21st, Sno!bar, Xscape, Milton Keynes, flying the flag on the Check’ decks, ELITE FORCE (U&A Recordings) His technical DJ performances are globally renowned. Pushing genres and boundaries to the limit, while uniting sweaty dance floors as one. Famed for his ReVamps, Elite Force has remixed a huge A List cast including: Grandmaster Flash, Groove Armada, Crystal Method, Skrillex, Primal Scream, Adele, Deadmau5, Muse, & Chemical Brothers. He’s…

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Drum N Bass royalty in MK with V Recordings.

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Milton Keynes has always had a long lasting love affair with Drum & Bass, with some of Europe’s if not the world’s biggest raves being thrown in Ikea… sorry .. The Sanctuary. 1999 saw the creation of one of the most influential record labels in DnB, as Bryan Gee and JumpingJackFrost gave birth to V recordings. The lable was to become the stuff of rave history, putting out tracks from the likes of Roni Size, Ray Keith, DJ Die, Krust, EZ Rollers and Dilinja. Saturday 6th October we take a…

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Top tips for the summers last bank holiday

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Summers has been, summer is almost gone, this weekend delivers the last real bank holiday of the year. So if You’re feeling sad that you are not attending one of the many festivals going on in the UK this weekend, then Beatcheck is here to offer our top tips for this August bank holiday in Milton Keynes. Thursday 23rd: Pop up Boutique, The Slug and Lettuce: (Event link here) Feels like everywhere to look there is a spot of vintage now days, now is your chance to catch up with…

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“Catch the Monkey” Beatcheck’s music video with Paramount Parkour

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Following the release of compilation album,  Sounds from a Concrete City, we wanted to create a video that captured Milton Keynes. That’s when we spoke to the top dogs of  MK based, Paramount Parkour Academy. When we spoke to the insane building leaping athletes, we were sure the results of the video would be interesting, but after arriving on location to witness more back flips than the russian state circus,  we knew we had asked the right guys to help us out. The air was buzzing. So, with a “flipping”…

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Calling all house DJ’s – Footwork needs you.

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Milton Keynes is full of talented DJs and producers and it’s not always easy getting gigs just off the back of your skills. Sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know…. Things are about to change. Forward thinking house night Footwork are on the hunt for new talent. Promoters say they are tasked with bringing a true DANCE music night to Milton Keynes, and are calling out for local DJs who play no-nonsense house music to send in their demos. Successful submissions will be offered slots at the night…

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