No Chains / Travelling 7"

by Beam Up

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album



    Here it is... nicely packaged and dinked 7" for your turntables....

    2 free dinks (the centre that is punched out) with every 7" (see photos for examples!)

    Delivered in shrinkwrap so you know for sure you'll be the first person to play it.

    Limited number for sale here on bandcamp!

    Here’s a taster for Beam Up’s album, nailing its colours firmly to a red, gold and green flag. Sounding like it could’ve been recorded in the golden era of the early ‘80s No Chains concerns itself with the classic reggae theme of emancipation from (mental and physical) slavery. Beam Up's fine horn section adds depth to rousing percussive rhythms, with classic rimshots, echo FX and a heavy bass. Travelling is something Brian May, the alter-ego of Beam Up, has done a lot of, but this Berlin- based DJ/producer who made his name with out-there dub/Balkan sets is using his current musical direction to document a spiritual exodus. Done sing-jay style, Travelling begins and ends with train whistles, and its jaunty riddim belies its conscious message(s). Horns, strings and organ augment the journey.

    About the digital EP (avail. via BBE, Itunes/Juno/Beatport/many many more)
    Bonus remixes and versions on the digital release give more attention to the soundsystem, club and lounge arenas. Athens finest : FLeCK's junglistic dancehall Travelling remix will test the bassbins and "lighta" people, whilst UK D&B legend T.Power's version reigns it back in with sophisticated downbeat vibes that Massive Attack would be proud of. Beam Up dubs No Chains up into outer space for soundsystem scoops & headphone smokers alike. Instrumental versions are included for the natty singjays too. In a climate of increasingly ephemeral pop and dance music, this release that will sit happily in any collection that has ever found a home for the likes of Burning Spear, Horace Andy, Congo Natty, Massive Attack or even Shiloh-era Buju Banton. His own journey might’ve begun in Manchester, but Beam Up looks set to have solid roots in the contemporary outernational roots reggae scene.

    Includes unlimited streaming of No Chains / Travelling 7" via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released June 12, 2015



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Beam Up Berlin, Germany


Multi instrumental bassline generator with dub at the forefront.

Releases on ZamZam Sounds, BBE, 45Seven, Beaming Productions.

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