Boundary pushing producer DJ Plead aka Jared Beeler has returned his new EP “Pleats Plead”. Beeler blurs the lines between middle eastern instrumentation and forward thinking club music, creating functional rhythm tracks are custom built for maximum club impact – his prior works were recognised as ranking in the 50 Best Singles of 2018 and the 25 Best Club Tracks of 2018.
Already a vital part of Sydney’s underground dance scene as one third of party starters BV, Beeler follows-up his groundbreaking tour of China with a big start to 2019. In support of the Pleats Plead release he heads to Europe and the UK for a run of dates, then caps things off later in the year with a run of US shows.
We chatted to Beeler about his utilitarian approach to production:
The whole record is made really simply in Ableton using drum samples and Kontakt libraries. Not much time at all was spent on each track, because they kind of function as DJ tools in a way and less as songs.
He also offered some tips for producers trying to create effective club tracks:
Try to find grooves that stand alone without needing much addition if you’re making music for the club. If you’re not bouncing to your original drum groove on its own then its not worth continuing that piece, start a new one!
DJ Plead’s “Pleats Please” EP is out now through Nervous Horizon.