Beats Antique's unique hybrid of world music and electronica draws from a diverse range of seemingly disparate cultures, but their unbelievable live performances tie it all together in one unforgettable package. Featuring belly dancing, giant inflatable animals, and stunning video projection mapping, the group's live shows verge on full-blown performance art, treating fans to a nonstop feast of the senses anchored by thumping electronic dance music. Riding high on the 2014 release of A Thousand Faces: Act II, Beats Antique take their one-of-a-kind show back on the road for a series of highly anticipated dates.
Beats Antique was formed in 2007 by belly dancer Zoe Jakes and musicians David Satori and Tommy "Sidecar" Cappel. Combining Jakes' background in tribal fusion dance and Satori's experience with world music and electronica, the trio began playing shows in the San Francisco area, honing the unique performance style they've become known for. Their sophomore album, 2008's Collide, was a top-seller on Amazon, paving the way for the ever-expanding arsenal of players and instruments seen on subsequent releases. With more than eight albums under their belt, the trio have taken their intricately designed live show to new heights, with plenty of spectacle and a few surprises in store for their upcoming tour dates.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"The visuals for the Beats Antique show were freaking amazing. As was the encore, when they played 4 of their older songs."
"From the amazing music by talented and passionate artists, to the playfulness with which they engaged the audience, to the intricate set... it was an amazing show full of things to behold. The visuals alone were a production worth seeing."
"These guys have always been made for the stage, a group that is meant to be experienced live, and they have only continued to step up their game! ...Beats Antique's live production is a true pleasure to behold...With additional dancers, an amazing stage set-up and visual art and videos, fun interactive bits, and more..."