Independent Artist of the Week: DJ Plead
March 19th 2018
Photo by Lavurn Lee
Referencing Middle Eastern rhythms and frenetic footwork, DJ Plead delivers percussive-led tunes with full body-shaking vibes.
No stranger to Australia’s electronic music scene, DJ Plead, aka Jarred Beeler, is also half of drum-workout duo Poison, a third of Sydney trio BV and founder of new label SUMAC. Now Melbourne-based, Beeler’s solo project intelligently draws on his Middle Eastern background to create fresh club tracks, informed by a mix of Lebanese pop and traditional wedding music.
Layering carefully crafted drum and vocal loops with interjections of synths and tides of transportive rhythms, DJ Plead has just released his debut EP Get In Circle via Decisions, the Melbourne dancefloor focused label run by Air Max 97. Do yourself a favour and move through the opener ‘DVE’, below – a deep and hypnotic jam fusing Beeler’s heart and heritage.
Play it loud and get in circle!