BIS is Back!
New Address for Postcards!
We've got a new postcard address:
Tim Sweeney / Beats In Space
P.O. Box 30086
New York, NY 10011
It Might Not Be On The Radio
I'm updating a weekly playlist of what I would play here
Goodbye, Beats In Space
Thank you all for listening to Beats In Space for the past 21 years! It's been an amazing experience with plenty of ups and downs but it's now time to figure out what's next. You can listen to the last radio show on March 9th here. I also want to give a big shout out and thank you to the crew at RVNG for helping me run the Beats In Space record label for the past 10 years! They're an amazing bunch and I could not have done it without them! Like the radio show, the record label has been a labor of love and I hope you've enjoyed something from it. We're doing a big sale on all BIS releases and merch while supplies last. Thank you for listening and stay tuned for more news.
BIS Going On An Extended Break
Tim Sweeney – 8th & Broadway on Public Release
Clash Magazine meets Sweeney
Dukes of Chutney – Scent of India (Feat. E Ruscha V)
Dukes of Chutney - Scent Of India (Feat. E Ruscha V)
Featuring footage from Surf Hits Vol. 1: Jungle Jetset by Jack McCoy
Edited by Dustin Lynn
Taken from Hazel, the debut album from Dukes of Chutney (Dustin Lynn, John Paul Jones, and Petra), on Beats In Space Records.
Learn more: https://smarturl.it/bis040
No color so blatant
Replacement already taken
Swimming around your neck
All memories so fragrant
Crawling around your neck
It’s what it is
And it’s what it was
But you don’t wanna hear
Another assorted bliss
Summer Sale: August 5 – September 9
the tale of a summer sale ☀️ dive for discounts across the BIS, RVNG, Commend, + Freedom To Spend waters.
20% off select items August 5th - September 9th on Shopify and Bandcamp.
Tomasz Guiddo w/ Rexy & Grzegorz Bojanek – Narcissist
Tomasz Guiddo w/ Rexy & Grzegorz Bojanek "Narcissist" is out today (Friday, July 24th) and we'll be having a premiere of the track at 10AM (EDT) on YouTube with Tomasz, Rexy and Grzegorz all in the chat room if you want to ask any questions!
Guiddo returns to Beats in Space with Polish producer Grzegorz Bojanek and the elusive, iconic Rexy to conjure a tune that tunnels between decades, bringing the soft edges of English New Wave to the layered lucidity of modern pop for Narcissist.
The titular track’s bounce of low tones juxtaposes beautifully with Rex Nayman'ssoprano croon until she downshifts into a dagger of spoken word that strikes at pretenders and egomaniacs alike. Guiddo orchestrates dub-wise sounds from strings to synths that bring the composition to high(er) ground, weaving Bojanek's flourishes of plucked guitar through the mix for a welcome velvet staccato. “Narcissist” glimmers under a summer sun (even when gleaned from cool interiors) to gesture a shrug or a finger-flip at those egocentrics in charge.
Nayman and her bandmate Vic Martin crafted one record as Rexy in 1981, the cult classic Running Out of Time, that appeared like a comet in the London scene and earned the duo scores of admirers for its acidly ironic lyricism that described a city rotting with megalomania and disenchantment. The duo went their separate ways soon after recording the album, but Running Out of Time left an indelible imprint on the musical universe. In their first record in nearly 30 years, Rexy brings that same unsparing gaze to the modern sociopaths that creep through the world's bars, clubs, and bedrooms. Nayman’s choral arrows have found a 21st century target: "Who's your next victim? / Now that I've got away / Who are you gonna trample? / When they get in your way."
Narcissist follows Guiddo’s 12” with Georges Perin, Gin ‘n Tears, released on Beats In Space in 2014. A collaborative force unto himself, Guiddo shines brightest at the controls, creating a new pop classic across time and (literal) space with Bojanek and Rexy.