New Best of Beatginnings Showcase Launches at Deep Down Inside Are You MIA
October 17, 2017
Just about a year ago, two DJs/Producers Sivz and Palehock teamed up having realized two things - the difficulties DJs + Producers face trying to land gigs in Vancouver’s saturated market - and their shared desire to change this. The two artists co-founded passion project Beatginnings with a goal of helping electronic DJs and Producers make it from the bedroom to the DJ booth. Making new moves, the project is now hosting regular Best of Beatginnings showcases in the back room of Are You MIA.
Eliminating the expectation to sell tickets or “have an in”’ with event company Talent Agents, Beatginnings functions as a monthly submit-to play event with an original home at Fortune Sound Club’s Livestock room. Each month, Sivz & Palehock open up a submissions form inviting submissions by artists of all levels representing all electronic genres. Based on the quality of music submitted, as well as an extensive set of considerations, 4 acts are selected to perform each month, and all submitting artists are added to the roster for consideration for other
events across the city depending on their sound and skill.
The project has received immense support from the music community for its concept and dedication to promoting and uncovering local talent. Moving forward in partnership with Are You MIA’s renowned house music Saturday night, Deep Down Inside, Beatginnings will now take over the club’s second room for regular Beatginnings showcases from its roster of house and techno artists.
“MIA Nightclub is Blueprint Event’s platform for the emerging local artist,” Says the Are You MIA team “We’ve had eyes on the Beatginnings initiative since day one & are not surprised to see the trajectory of its success. We are excited to welcome it as a major contributor to Deep Down Inside, Vancouver’s reigning weekly showcasing international & local underground house culture.”
“We’re really thankful for support we’re received from our community since we started Beatginnings,” Says Co-Founder Sylva Sivz “Hosting these Best of Beatginnings showcases at Are You MIA is such an exciting new step for us and we look forward to putting some talented artists on stage.”
Launching this new partnership this weekend on October 21st at Are You MIA, with Dirtybird records headliner Walker & Royce in the main room. Beatginnings artists Thom Thumb, HANDFORD, Xtine and Innezz will be on back room duties. Beatginnings is also offering event attendees a prize draw for at the event for a 4-hour studio session at Head Space Studios. This studio time with state-of-the-art equipment can be used for music production or practice on industry-standard DJ equipment.
“I’m so proud of how far Beatginnings has come already and am only looking forward to what’s yet to come,” Says Co-Founder Angelo Daniele “We invite any additional interested groups in the scene to reach out to us for more collaborations that will contribute to our music community.”
See the links below for the list of upcoming Beatginnings showcases at Deep Down Inside, and who will be performing.
Join the Beatginnings roster! To apply to play one of Beatginnings events and join the roster, like Beatginnings at facebook.com/beatginnings and keep an eye out for the next round of monthly submissions.