Category Archives: Music

New single – “Doin’ What I Love”

New single – “Doin’ What I Love”

We’ve been working with Philadelphia producer Steve McKie on our next album (yes, a new LP!) and are really excited to share with you all the first single, “Doin’ What I Love.” We wrote this song over the course of 48 hours while visiting Panama with Pierce’s Beat Making Lab. It’s about, well, what the title says.Continue Reading

New EP “Stories” drops Dec 4th

New EP “Stories” drops Dec 4th

It’s been a year since we released new music, so we are absolutely pumped to announce “Stories” – a four song collection that complements 2013’s “Gardens.” This is pretty much the opposite of our acoustic big band EP. “Stories” goes in a more electronic/hip hop direction and was produced by our good friend Drake Murphy forContinue Reading

Announcing debut The Beast + Big Band EP, “Gardens”

Announcing debut The Beast + Big Band EP, “Gardens”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2013 THE BEAST RETURNS FROM THREE-YEAR RECORDING HIATUS TO RELEASE NEW EP, “GARDENS,” FEATURING THIRTEEN-MEMBER BIG BAND “Cost of Living,” third track on EP, now streaming on Soundcloud. Durham, NC On October 22, 2013, The Beast will release its self-produced EP, “Gardens,” with four tracks focused around a special ensembleContinue Reading

Tar Heel Tracks

16 North Carolina artists were sampled in the Beat Making Lab’s Shuffle Magazine sponsored debut album Tar Heel Tracks (download album here). Congrats to Pierce and Apple Juice for a dope album and for raising 5k to start a Beat Making Lab in Congo. Check out Tar Heel Tracks:Continue Reading

Celebrating Guru

This week we remember Keith Elam aka Guru. Half of the iconic hip hop duo Gang Starr and founder of the genre-bending series Jazzmatazz, Guru died almost two years ago. Lost but not forgotten, check out our libation to the trailblazing artist entitled: Guru Legacy. Guru Legacy EP by The BeastContinue Reading