Category Archives: Music

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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Plans for the weekend?

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How about 15 hours of Breaks, beats and bassline’s this Saturday…. Summer Fayre is finally with here. The huge free music festival  takes over Campbell Park in Milton keynes this weekend, and this time they have Beatcheck out to play. With four stages of music, over three days, great festival food, market stalls, bars and even a kids funfair, we hope you can all can come support and enjoy this fantastic free event. Click here for more event information. Check out our updated Stage times for Summer Fayre and the…

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Producer profile Update – Zaheer makes Radio 1 playlist

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Remember back in October, we published our producer profile on Milton Keynes musical master Zaheer ? We predicted “That won’t be the last you hear from him” Well, we were right, in fact, you’ll be hearing a lot more from him. Zaheer’s latest track “The Recipe” is a collaboration with Swami Baracus and it’s been given day time play list on Radio 1. Now that’s kind of a big deal. Zaheer told Beatcheck “It all happened so fast, I got a text from Swami saying he’s been picked to perform…

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The weekend is (almost) here, all that exists is….

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Music events in Milton Keynes are much like the buses, there is nothing worth doing for a while then all of a sudden, Boom. This weekend is one of those rare ones, there is actually more than one decent event to attend! In fact, there is quite a bit to do. Get involved people, now is the time. Friday 13th: Footwork at The Slug and Lettuce: Footwork is one of the freshest House nights in MK, featuring local DJ’s based on their talent, not how many mates they have. This…

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Beatcheck Summer Fayre & After Party

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To celebrate hosting our Beatcheck Big Top Dance Tent at the incredible Summer Fayre on August 4th, Campbell park, we thought an official after party would be in order. This time we are taking it back to Beatcheck basics…..classic breaks, beats and basslines and everyones invited. The after party kicks off at 10pm at The Slug & Lettuce, a short walk across the road from our tent in Campbell Park. After party line up: Andy Black (Classic Breaks set) Delicate beats (Old Skool DnB set) The Candyman (Bassline beats) Breakneck…

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Sounds from a Concrete City – OUT NOW

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  Sounds from a Concrete City is out now and available to download on iTunes and AmazonMP3 and limited edition CD with full artowrk from JamFree. The landmark ten track album covers Hip Hop, Breaks, Drum N Bass, Tech House, and Trip hop Featureing tracks from: The Secret Screens (featuring lyrics by Paranoia MC and Kraze One from True Element and Spatts & Grafik from The Criminal Minds), Magrex, Stupid Fresh, M.O.D.E.,  Uncle Muff, Ernest Herb, Andy Black, Dave Skywalker, CB Radio & Nasty Neil E. Buy Sounds from a…

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Beatcheck back on air with MKFM

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The Beatcheck Monkey is back on the airwaves this Thursday from 8pm with our “Breaks and Electro show” as MKFM get stuck in to their third FM trial broadcast. MKFM are on a mission to bring local radio to Milton Keynes, meaning that you get a weekly hit of Beatcheck beats, to fire you up ready for the weekend. We’ll be playing a heavy mix of Breaks, Beats and Basslines, some new exclusive tracks, giving them their very first radio air play , some underground classics and some awesome remixes….

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A fishy challenge for Beatcheck resident – CB Radio

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At Beatcheck HQ like a bit of a challenge, We like to keep our underground basement dwelling DJ’s on their toes. We also like fish, big fish, little fish…. £1 fish? With this in mind, we sent the Beatcheck Monkey to talk to CB Radio with a bit of a fishy challenge. CB Radio had been created by former CityBreaks resident DJ Shift in 2009 as a alias to keep his DJ work and his production work separate. Known for his chunky, techy beats, lazy bass lines and sprinkles of Old Skool sounds,…

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Beatcheck’s guide to Free Festivals in Milton Keynes, 2012.

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Summer is apparently here, meaning only one thing, FESTIVAL SEASON has arrived. But you don’t have to endure hours on trains, be crammed in to the back seat of your mate’s Fiesta, or spend hundreds of pounds to get some festival action. Milton Keynes has a decent amount of festivals right on your door step. Here is our guide to Free Festivals in Milton Keynes for 2012. 1. Folk on the Green, June 10th, Stony Stratford. After 40 years, they must be doing something right. OK, so its not a…

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Beatcheck launch Sounds from a Concrete City

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Milton Keynes may be known more for its bleak cityscapes than its vibrant music, but Beatcheck have pulled out all the stops with a landmark new album helping reveal a thriving underground scene amongst the concrete cows. July 1st is the official release date for “Sounds from a concrete city” a 10 track album designed to highlight the diversity of the city scene. Sounds from a Concrete City, serves up some of the finest Breaks, Drum & Bass, Jackin’ house and HipHop the city has to offer. All producers on…

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