Review: V/A – 10 Years of Bek Audio Part 2 (EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE)

Gary Beck’s BEK Audio imprint celebrates ten years of releases with the second part of their VA compilation. The Waveform Transmitter‘s Ste Knight premiere’s Patterns, a collaboration between Gary Beck and Alan Fitzpatrick.

Ten years is no mean feat for a label in today’s throwaway culture. Maintaining a footing within the scene is growing gradually more difficult as swathes of artists and labels flood the sonic ocean on a daily basis, saturating it with track upon track of similar mediocrity.

Gary Beck‘s BEK Audio label has been steamrollering the soudscape for a decade now and thankfully his machine is not showing any signs of running out of fuel. The techno peddling imprint has seen signings from artists like Mark BroomSpeedy J, and Harvey McKay, among others, and their latest release – 10 Years of BEK Audio: VA Part 2 – showcases some serious talent. (cont’d…)

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Today, we have an exclusive premiere for our listeners; Alan Fitzpatrick & Gary Beck – Patterns. When two techno titans clash horns over a track, you know the resultant shock-wave is going to be seismic in stature.  The track features moments of euphoria, which rise out of the rolling percussion in the form of choral vocals that take on a tribal tone – perfect for techno, then! This is big room, warehouse fodder and make no mistake.

The EP is released on September 9th, and is available for pre-order, here. In the meantime, though, you can take an exclusive listen to the track, above. Full review to follow, so keep your eyeballs pinned to the Waveform Transmitter


1. PTTRN – 180621 S61.1
2. Gary Beck – Disgraced Loon
3. Petter B – Second Day
4. Alan Fitzpatrick and Gary Beck – Patterns
5. JX-216 – Time Eaters

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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