Be sure to tune in Friday for Beaches in Space, where we turn the tables on Tim Sweeney, host of the legendary Beats in Space radio show on WNYU! + giveaway guestlist spots for Saturday at the Pickle, where he's playing.
Click past the jump for more info, as well as links to past episodes of Beats in Space (recent guests include Four Tet, James Murphy, Horse Meat Disco, Tiger & Woods and DJ Harvey, to name a few)
/// Click for past BIS playlists & show downloads
/// Victor from Washington Heights really doesn't like Beats in Space sometimes
/// RA Biography excerpt:
"It's hard to believe that, ten years ago, Sweeney was an 18-year-old student at New York University, helming a little-known radio show on WNYU's AM dial. The show started small, airing on an obscure frequency during the wee hours of the night. However, Sweeney understood the huge potential for a dance-music radio show broadcast from the heart of New York City. He envisioned a genre-breaking format, showcasing the best dance music—whether disco, new wave, Chicago house, minimal techno, Krautrock, funk and soul, or post-punk—found anywhere in the world, anytime in history. He took cues from groundbreaking disc jockeys like Detroit's Electrifying Mojo, who thought nothing of following up Prince with a Kraftwerk or Depeche Mode record. Armed with this vision, Sweeney began pulling in heavy-hitting guest DJs on BIS, prompting WNYU's producers to move him to the FM dial with increasingly prime timeslots. Sweeney quickly attracted a strong international following for the diverse range of artists and styles on his playlists. Guest artists who've appeared alongside him on the show range from avant-techno stylists Carl Craig and Superpitcher, to Australian turntablists the Avalanches, to Nordic disco producers Lindstrom and Prins Thomas."