Music 4 Meningitis – Charity Beats this Saturday

This Saturday 3rd will see the third annual instalment of Music 4 Meningitis, A non-profit musical mash up of live music, underground DJs, performance and comedy at The Sno!Bar, Milton keynes. This year’s Circus themed event will not only feature live performers, a freak show and at a guess some pretty wild fancy dress, but also will deliver some of the best live acts and DJs around. Fighting in the DJ corner they have Footwork djs The Candyman & Kenty, the muff like beats of Beatcheck’s very own, Uncle Muff…
1st November 2012

What happens when you put Beatcheck and Ultra Vegas in a field?

This years Summer Fayre was a hell of a party, with two of MK's biggest underground music brands playing head to head in one small field, in the heart of the city. At the end of the night Ultra Vegas had the crowd going wild and Beatcheck's tent had the Jungle crew jumping. The Beatcheck Monkey found this short video online, a guarantee to put a smile of the face of those in attendance and a green look of envy for those who missed it. Credit to Loz Jackson for…
21st September 2012

Top tips for the summers last bank holiday

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…
23rd August 2012

MK heats up for nine days of International festivities

For the next nine days, Milton Keynes will be transformed in to a sprawling urban arts festival, bringing colour, sounds and performance to the streets and venues of our concrete City. Listed in the top 100 festivals by The Sunday Times, The International Festival offers to bring some of the globe’s finest performers and artists to Milton Keynes, firmly putting MK on the cultural map, rather than the cultural toilet seat. Sound a bit artsy fartsy for you? Then you must think that turning the whole of Campbell park into…
20th July 2012
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Producer profile Update – Zaheer makes Radio 1 playlist

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…
17th July 2012

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

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…
11th July 2012

Sounds from a Concrete City – OUT NOW

  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…
1st July 2012

Beatcheck back on air with MKFM

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.…
27th June 2012