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The Up:beat Drum & Bass Show

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The Up:beat Drum & Bass Show

Up:beat started as a collaboration of artists wanting to create a scene for the music they love, in a city they love that didn’t have that type of music being played regularly anywhere. The city was Chiang Mai, Thailand. The music was Drum and Bass.

After a slow start, word gradually got around and people started noticing the music and the friendly vibe it created. Going from events with 6 people turning up, eventually, they would have packed venues at their monthly events. All in the space of a year.

The scene had been set but the beat must go on. The Up:beat team decided to do a series of multi-genre events in collaboration with Overstand Coffee shop which were all hugely successful. Up:beat had now firmly placed their roots and goals of setting the standard and creating the Drum and Bass scene in Chiang Mai.

This has been a journey of hard work, enthusiasm and dedication by a team of DJs and Bass Junkies. A team that wanted to offer alternative music events in a city that was lagging behind in the underground scene. The call-up to play an Up:beat takeover at North Thailand’s biggest music festival, Jai Thep was the recognition they deserved. It is a great credit to all the people and DJs that have helped to get to this point.

New year 2019 saw Up:beat residents Toxin & Hattronix invited to play at one of Chiang Mai’s most popular events; Synergy, which again shows the recognition of the hard work and dedication they put towards the underground music scene here in Chiang Mai.

Up:beat have also put on a series of highly popular events on the rooftop of Purple Monkey Backpackers, again collaborating with the creative talent from Overstand. These events have packed the venue with their custom-made high-quality sound system. The Up:beat monthly events are the ones that many people now look forward to in Chiang Mai.

The events kept on going until Covid put a stop to the momentum, with their series of popular “Elevation” events at Corner Bistro.

From its humble beginnings, Up:beat is now an established brand in the Chiang Mai underground music scene, waiting for when they can put on the next party.

Until then, on the UMT Up:beat radio show, they will deliver a series of mixes from the DJs who they have had the pleasure of working alongside in the last few years.

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The mix for this month comes from Strange Mazes




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Hattronix hosts The Up:beat Drum & Bass Show on the fourth Tuesday every month @ 20:00hrs ICT [GMT +7]

DJ SA Since moving from Brighton to Leeds to study music technology, SA quickly made a name for himself by founding the first-ever Leeds Metropolitan DJ society ‘Audio Active’. Recruiting an army of DJs, he organized raves, party’s and club nights across the city, and was quickly picked up by some of the biggest DnB […]

DJ Toxin came across electronic music in the noughties, moving his way from Techno through to Hardtek, until he discovered Drum and Bass, where he found his passion which, over the last few years has grown stronger than ever. In 2014 DJing had completely overtaken all free time, and small parties came along shortly after. […]

DJ Pisshead DJ Pisshead (Dangmo) is one of the most respected DJs in the North of Thailand. From exploring many different genres such as UK Garage, Breaks and Techno in her hometown of Pai, to playing the big Festivals such as Jai Thep, Jive and Electric Valley. She was there from the beginning of the […]

Anark is a Drum & Bass DJ from Cork, Ireland. After falling in love with the music in 2006 he moved to the UK where he began producing and DJing. In 2019 Anark moved to Thailand where he has been spinning Neurofunk and Tech ever since.

Mer-G started DJing in 2003, in tough times when one had to look for friends with turntables in order to spin the tunes they loved. In his home town of Olomouc, Czech Republic, he was a member of the Drum Up crew which was successfully spreading the love for Drum and Bass across the country. […]

Subtive has been appearing behind the decks on the Czech electronic scene since the early 2000s. He was first enchanted by the sounds of Industrial Techno, and even though his love for straight beats is still there, it was very quickly substituted by DnB, Neurofunk, Jump Up, and Liquidfunk in particular. As time went on, […]

Hailing from Weston-super-Mare, England, Neuroscientist started off playing live PA shows in and around Bristol, showing off his productions with live remixing and elaborate FX chains. His sound was soon noticed by promoters in London as he claimed a residency in the Brixton Jamm, London. After a successful few years DJing and releasing records, Neuroscientist […]

Capo Ultra. Capo Ultra (CRM) has been on the scene in Thailand for the last 10 years, resident DJ at Overstand in Chiang Mai and Jam in Bangkok (CRM Soundsystem). Check out his mixes here:

Strange Mazes (aka Jam) was born and raised in the South of France and was initially a drummer for 10 years before going to his first rave on the free party circuit in 2006.  This inspired him to purchase some decks, a set of the infamous Technic 1210s.  He has honed his skills all around […]