Beauty & the Beat is a full-on, no-limits, all welcome, freeform psychedelic dance party hosted by Cyril Cornet aka Belle Bete, Jem & Cedric Woo. We invited the collective to showcase the sounds of Beauty & The Beat in this uplifting and psychedelic mix.
The collective was born in 2005 from the association of three brothers from another mother: Cedric Woo, Jeremy Gilbert and Cyril Cornet. It wouldn’t have happened without the help of many of their friends, amongst them Pauline and Shannon the guardians of the vibe at the start of the adventure of a full-on, no-limit, all welcome, freeform psychedelic dance party.
Beauty & The Beat has its roots in a long, broad tradition, which includes the spiritual jazz of The Coltranes and Sun Ra; the trance-rhythms and rebel rock infusing so much African, Caribbean, Latin and Brazilian music; the countercultural matrix of acid rock, fusion and psychedelic funk; the underground river which flows through disco, house, techno and other electronica; the experimental cyber-funk of Kraftwerk, Can and their descendants.
It’s an Afro-psychedelic tradition, which values creative, intense, hypnotic and celebratory musics as means for bringing people together, while enabling them to enjoy their differences. It’s a tradition in which we experience togetherness as a mode of true freedom as well as physical joy. Or in other words: free your mind and your ass will follow ! (Or indeed vice-versa). Oh yes!
To offer further insight into the mix, track selection and overall atmosphere, Cyril has written a few words below.