BEC’s career in music may have only begun a short time ago, but in just a few years she’s accomplished more than most hope to achieve in a lifetime. Brighton born, London bred, and now Berlin based, by her early twenties BEC has rocked floors at top clubs from London, to Hong Kong, to Berlin and Barcelona to name but a few. Becoming a firm favourite with club crowds and the industries elite the world over isn’t an easy task, but with her infectious charisma and a vividly distinct sound spanning the vast spaces of grooving, cerebral Techno, BEC is able to do it with ease. BEC is just getting started and if her record thus far is any indication, we can expect her to be at the forefront of the scene for many years to come. Now, to talk us through her tour highlights of 2018 we will let BEC take it from here…..
I loveeeed this show. I was playing before Fatima Hajji, who was on closing duties. The Spanish crowd had such high energy. To end my set, I played a very old trance classic from 1999 – Ayla – Ayla (Taucher Remix). The dancefloor just went mental! Definitely a moment I will remember for a long time to come.
During 2018, I wanted to start giving back. So with my event brand, CURIO, I decided to hold a fundraiser for the non-profit Bridges For Music who are doing absolutely incredible things to help youth in disadvantaged areas get into the music industry. I was so happy that likes of Dubfire, Stephan Hinz and Alex Niggemann wanted to help support the cause and headline the event. Themba, a Bridges For Music artist, flew over from his home in Cape Town to play the event too. The funds we raised went towards a music school that’s currently being built in Cape Towns oldest township community Langa.
19.05.2018: Baum Festival Bogota and Baum Afters Medellin, Colombia
After playing the December before this at Axis festival, Pereira, Colombia, I just couldn’t wait to come back. I had the biggest reaction from the festival that I think I’ve ever had, until I played at Baum that is! Marcel Dettmann was headlining the festival, but he couldn’t make it last minute due to logistic difficulties. So I ended up playing a spontaneous B2B2B with Charlotte De Witte, Miss Kitten and Monoloc.. The crowd absolutely loved it and so did we. One I will never forget.
24.08.2018: Burning Man America – Playground Carl Cox’s stage
I don’t think this one needs any explanation at all!
This was a blast from the beginning to the very end! Not only is it the main Second State family show of the year, but it’s an event that so many friends in the music industry across the globe come to. Not only that, but De Marktkantine is a sweet venue, with a booming sound system and great view when playing onto the two – tier theatre like club.
I always love playing underground clubs in Germany. No photos are allowed in this one, the lighting is super dark, and the DJ booth is right on level with the crowd. It was the third time I played here, and I had the morning closing slot from 06:00 – 10:00am after Enrico Sanguiliano. It was special. I heard that usually, the club empties out towards the end. But there was such a vibe, that it was packed till the very end.
Exhale at T7, Paris, France
The venue (T7) that Amelie Lens’ Parisian edition of Exhale was just insanely beautiful. The lighting has been designed by a famous Brazilian artist, and is just mesmerising. There’s also an incredible view over the city, with the Eiffel Tower in view. Which just so happened to put on a light show just as I started playing! Joining the night, as well as Amelie and I, were Farrago and Fjaak, both of whose music I’m a big fan of.