When asked what genre Beats Antique is classified as, there is no simple, one word answer. The band incorporates a number of unique sounds heavily influenced by faraway lands including the Middle East. Fused with nearly every style of electronic music, Beats Antique is truly unique, and what truly sets this trio apart is their bold and vivacious live show.
So who are the three masterminds behind Beats Antique? Their ringleader is David Satori, who previously toured with a ten-piece afro-beat group throughout Western Africa— explaining his familiarity and expertise with obscure genres. In their live show, Satori’s talent is put on display as he plays several instruments, including violin, trumpet, and guitar, while simultaneously controlling the electronics; percussion is performed by Tommy Cappel, a Berklee College of Music graduate with a degree in studio drumming. Laying the foundation for each track, Cappel masterfully sets the pace with his knowledge of jazz and other musical rhythms. Both Satori and Cappel are sensational musicians, but the most compelling member of the trio uses her body as her instrument. Zoe Jakes is a world-renowned belly dancer that brings the entire project together. In their live set, she is the center of attention, the star, captivating the audience with each seductive move.
With an astonishing eight albums in only seven years, Beats Antique’s ninth studio album is set to come out in 2014. A Thousand Faces: Act 2 will complete the two-part journey, “a wild ride that takes them (the audience) through these mystical lands all across the globe,” says David Satori. Including a visual experience that was deftly crafted to immerse the audience in the adventure, this is not a show to miss.
Written By: Rachel Oldham
Genre: Cultural Electronica
Label: CIA, Antique Records