Producer Gary Beck has been busy as of late, running his label Bek Audio and releasing tracks on Cajual, Suara, and Saved. We heard rumblings of a new release from him a few weeks ago, so we asked him a few questions about his upcoming release on the Drumcode A-sides Vol 2 compilation, all things Bek Audio, and what else he’s been up to.
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us. The Drumcode community is pretty stoked about the upcoming A-sides compilation, and of course we are excited to see your track ‘Marrow’ finally getting a release. How did this track come to be and where did the name come from?
This was something I cooked up in the studio almost half a year ago now, the production process flowed nicely and I was pretty happy with the end result. The reaction on the floor when those snares kick in is always nice to see. As for the name, I think it was just something I noticed on a newspaper at the time.
Speaking of your Drumcode tracks, we thought you might also have an EP in the pipeline. How’s it coming?
Actually this EP will not be happening, we decided Marrow was the only one suitable for release.
There’s a huge buzz right now about your track ‘Smiling.’ Could you tell us about this one?
This is a strange one. I made this track specifically as something to drop in my sets occasionally. Adam managed to get hold of it and since then, I haven’t stopped getting requests for it! There are a few things I need to decide first however this track should be available very soon for download.
We just watched your recent set from Awakenings and really loved it. What was it like playing there? And how does this compare to playing at someplace like Boiler Room?
Thanks 🙂 Both are fantastic to play and each one is a challenge. The fact that many thousands of people are watching online is just something you have to put to the back of your mind. The Gashouder, despite it’s size is also very intimate. You really can connect with the crowd. The Boiler room is slightly more difficult as the people are behind you..even though thousands are on front through the camera! I pretended I was doing a set in my bedroom 😉
Slam just released ‘Minor Interruption‘ on your label, Bek Audio, which is pretty huge. How’s the label going? What’s in store for 2014?
The label is going really strong now. I have great people working with the label and helping me with the management side of it. Next up is a pretty strong collaboration with Mark Broom. He has been a mainstay on the label and it’s great to have him onboard. I’ve also just completed a 2 tracker with wonderful vocals from Debra Debs. The release is perfect for the summer so we hope to push this one through pretty quickly as well.
That vocal release sounds awesome and we can’t wait to hear it. Now for a fun one, what are you favorite headphones to use while traveling?
I always use my Sennheiser hd25’s 🙂
To close things off, what tracks are you listening to at the moment that you are really excited about?
I just received the Kink remix of Zinc – Show me. It’s an absolute smasher, I love all his stuff.
Also enjoying material from Petter B, NX1 and many others.
Thanks again for taking the time to speak with us.
‘Marrow’ is out on Drumcode A-sides Compilation Vol 2 (part 1) June 9.