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Digital Beats DIGITAL BEATS

Active: 05.1998 - 06.1999
Genres: Freeform, Trancecore, Acid Techno
Format: 12" Vinyl
Owners: Richard Andrews, Daniel Taylor
A&R: Richard Andrews, Daniel Taylor

>> PROFILE

Digital Beats was Shanty and Tazz's legendary trancecore and freeform label which released eleven unique and highly regarded vinyl releases in 1998 and 1999. Digital Beats was formed in early 1998 as Alphamagic, who distributed all Digital Beats releases, had recently stopped distributing Sharkey's original Bonkers label and had no trancecore label on its roster as all other labels were distributed by SRD or Fuse Distribution. Shanty and Tazz had written a number of compositions with Loopy at UFO's RSR studio and were simply lucky to be in the right place at the right time as Alphamagic offered to press and distribute a label for their music, so Digital Beats was born!

Digital Beats was unique because it's music output was so varied due to the number of different artists and engineers that produced the music the label released. Some of the biggest compositions released on Digital Beats are Shanty, Tazz & Loopy's 'Outbreak' and 'Maximum', Menace 2 Society 'Cougar's Bass', Tazz & Loopy 'Life Support', DSU 'The Dawn' and 'Interference', Shanty 'Innocence Lost', Tazz & Element 'Enslave The People', Shanty & Vinyl-E 'Warring Factions' and Tazz & Loopy 'The Limit'.

The full Digital Beats artist roster includes Shanty, Tazz, Loopy, Menace 2 Society, Devorty, Diamond, Outrageous, DSU, Element, Vinyl-E, Penguin Conspiracy and Distressed Frequencies, with compositions engineered by many highly regarded artists in their own right including UFO, Trixxy, Chris Hampshire and Jon Doe/CLSM! Digital Beats closed in 1999 due to distribution issues, but the label reformed under a slightly new guise as Digital Beatz in 2002!

All Digital Beats releases were pressed as limited edition vinyl editions, which are all now out of print. The entire catalogue was released on CD and digital download on Electronica Exposed on EECD004 - Digital Beats - The Complete Works. The CD release is out of print but the digital download release is available from: Beatport, Juno Download and Trackitdown.

>> DISCOGRAPHY

DIGBEAT001 - Time Crisis EP - Shanty, Tazz & Loopy 'Outbreak' / 'Maximum' DBEAT002 - Nothing Ends EP - Menace 2 Society 'Cougar's Bass' / 'Nothing Ends' DBEAT003 - Digital Space EP - Devorty & Diamond 'Break Thru' / 'Digital Nights' DBEAT004 - Future Acid Experiments 1 EP - Tazz & Loopy 'Life Support' / Shanty & Outrageous 'Virtual Existence' DBEAT005 - Awakenings EP - DSU 'The Dawn' / 'Interference'
DBEAT006 - No Sleep Till Sunday EP - Shanty 'Innocence Lost' / 'Linear Inequality' DBEAT007 - Tazz & Element 'Enslave The People' / 'Shape Shifter' DBEAT008 - Shanty & Vinyl-E 'Warring Factions' / Penguin Conspiracy 'Welcome To The Future' DBEAT009 - Shanty & Distressed Frequencies 'Forward Motion (Moving At 170 Mix)' / 'Forward Motion (Moving At 160 Mix)' DBEAT010 - Sloppy Feathered Coated Chicken EP - Tazz & Loopy 'The Limit' / 'Martian Winds (Psycho Martian)'
DBRMX001 - Remix EP - Shanty, Tazz & Loopy 'Outbreak (Tazz Remix)' / Menace 2 Society 'Cougar's Bass (Shantytown Remix)'

-> DIGBEAT001 - Time Crisis EP - Shanty, Tazz & Loopy 'Outbreak' / 'Maximum'
-> DBEAT002 - Nothing Ends EP - Menace 2 Society 'Cougar's Bass' / 'Nothing Ends'
-> DBEAT003 - Digital Space EP - Devorty & Diamond 'Break Thru' / 'Digital Nights'
-> DBEAT004 - Future Acid Experiments 1 EP - Tazz & Loopy 'Life Support' / Shanty & Outrageous 'Virtual Existence'
-> DBEAT005 - Awakenings EP - DSU 'The Dawn' / 'Interference'
-> DBEAT006 - No Sleep Till Sunday EP - Shanty 'Innocence Lost' / 'Linear Inequality'
-> DBEAT007 - Tazz & Element 'Enslave The People' / 'Shape Shifter'
-> DBEAT008 - Shanty & Vinyl-E 'Warring Factions' / Penguin Conspiracy 'Welcome To The Future'
-> DBEAT009 - Shanty & Distressed Frequencies 'Forward Motion (Moving At 170 Mix)' / 'Forward Motion (Moving At 160 Mix)'
-> DBEAT010 - Sloppy Feathered Coated Chicken EP - Tazz & Loopy 'The Limit' / 'Martian Winds (Psycho Martian)'
-> DBRMX001 - Remix EP - Shanty, Tazz & Loopy 'Outbreak (Tazz Remix)' / Menace 2 Society 'Cougar's Bass (Shantytown Remix)'


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