Jack Beats ::: Beta :::: 03.30.12
Jack Beats hit the decks last Friday over at one of the best nightclubs with the best sound in the world, Beta. C=T sent El Güero to sweat it out and dance his @ss off!
“Beni G and PLUS ONE together make up Jack Beats, producing bangin electro house tracks out of diverse sources, from indie rock hits like Florence and the Machine to dubstep stars like Skream.
PLUS ONE and Beni G are longtime producers and turntablists; Beni G is part of Mixologists and PLUS ONE is a member of the Scratch Perverts. PLUS ONE took the UK DMC championship in 2001 and the Mixologists placed 3rd in 2000 and 2nd in 2001 for the UK DMC team.
Together they’re much more famous than they had been separately; Jack Beats has produced some of the hottest tracks and remixes of the last few years. They’ve remixed tracks by Boy 8 Bit, Lady Sovereign, Kissy Sell out, La Roux and many more, and collaborated with some of the super big names in the UK scene such as Deekline & Wizard, the Breakfastaz, and Caspa.
Jack Beats got an enthusiastic welcome at Beta Saturday night, playing the main stage following Sub.mission’s lineup of Dirt Monkey and Zeno.
Sub.mission pulls in a bigger crowd than P.U.N.C.H.I.S, but it still seems strange to see dubstep in the main room and house in the lounge upstairs. Jesse Rose and Oliver $ played upstairs to a full room, and their infectiously danceable house was tough to walk away from for the main event downstairs. As Jack Beats came on, the crowd got visibly excited and pressed closer to the DJ booth. From upstairs looking over the balcony, or pressed up in front you could clearly see that Jack Beats turned up the fun and knew how to play the crowd.” Words, videos and photos by El Güero