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Sweeney featured in Vitra's Workspirit issue 14December 27 2016

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What a radio show day looks like with selfies.

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"Unpacking Beats In Space, Record by Record with Tim Sweeney" on Bandcamp DailyOctober 25 2016

Jonny Coleman from Bandcamp speaks with Sweeney about "about his on-air style, playing bad parties, and the entire Beats in Space catalogue."

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Antenna "Before I Fall Asleep" official video: September 14 2016

Directed by Sasha Renkas and Rozanne Ottenhof
Starring: Betonkust

Buy it here

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Beats In Space Records is now on BandcampAugust 24 2016

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Pick up the whole BIS Records catalog

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Limited edition Beats In Space T-shirt!July 21 2016

Only available for the next 3 weeks:
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Mount Liberation Unlimited "(Eerie) For Your Love" [Official Video]July 12 2016

The next release on Beats In Space Records is in stores on July 15th. Video Directed by Johannes Palmroos:

Buy the 12" or digital:
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Tim Sweeney on Dekmantel's Red Light Radio Show!June 21 2016

Big thanks to Dekmantel and Red Light Radio!

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This week on BIS: Robyn with Mr. TophatJune 6 2016

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Tuesday, June 7th at 10:30pm EST on WNYU 89.1FM in New York City or listen to the live stream.

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Mr. Intl is reissuing "The Cortina Kidz" a 1988 track including a new Tim Sweeney & Juan Maclean remix!April 27 2016

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Beatport News with a feature on Tim SweeneyApril 15 2016

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Interview and profile of Sweeney in advance of "BIS 01-20" release.

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Hype Machine is streaming the new BIS 01-20 two CD compilation!April 8 2016

Each track displays the artwork from the original 12" too!

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First issue of Record Magazine featuring an interview with Tim SweeneyApril 7 2016

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"Issue 1 also features in-depth interviews and studio visits with Lovefingers, Philippe Zdar, Kindness, Veronica Vasicka, Joakim and more. "

Photo's of Tim by Paul Barbera.

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BIS slipmats available at RVNG/CommendMarch 25 2016

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Comes as a pair for $24.

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"BIS 01-20" 2 CD compilation coming April 15th!March 24 2016

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The radio is a memory machine. It is an airborne exchange of information between celestial host and terrestrial audience. Radio is a medium which configures collective cognition through mass media, harmonizing voice and anonymous ear. The magic of radio exists in its connectivity.

For many in their formative years, this connection occurs within the emancipated preserve of college radio. Beats in Space began and perseveres in this preserve, though its reach now extends beyond campus to wider culture. As a student, Tim Sweeney began broadcasting on WNYU in 1999. Twelve years later, Sweeney created a label under the same name, preserving waveform memories permanently to wax.

Paradis’ “La Ballade de Jim,” the first release represented on BIS: 001 – 020, a compilation surveying the first twenty Beats In Space Records releases, embodies the consideration and sophistication a twelve year history lends a label. A driving, memorable bassline; blurred, drifting keys over an interminable sequencer, presented with crystal clear production. Decisively understated, it offers an overwhelming possibility of what is to come.

The bounty of releases beyond range from aquatic slow burners (Dukes of Chutney’s “The Smiling Cheshire”) to sweeping Balearic compositions (Tornado Wallace’s “Desperate Pleasures”), to outrageous expressions of club-generated sublimity (Crystal & S. Koshi’s “Break the Dawn”).

The label’s most recent offerings prey on the heavenly-hearted with House of Spirits’ (the nom de plume of Tom Noble) anthemic “Holding On,” the existential / extraterrestrial acid lovers with Palmbomen II’s self-titled album, and the person who just likes to take ecstasy and dance next to the speaker all night while T & P’s (Tim Sweeney and Phillip Lauer) “Shoot The Freak” sets fire to all synapses.

It’s clear what makes these releases harmonious. In keeping with the sensibility coveted by Sweeney during his time on air, there’s an attitude: a little bit rude, but softened with sensitivity. There is a sense of motion, narrative and duration; a dedication to crescendo, a theatricality that never yawns. An appreciation for melody, but not at the expense of propulsive percussive textures.

There is an ambience in this music that suggests and searches for space. Not necessarily the cosmic kind of space (though we never upturn our nose to galactic grooves), but the kind inhabited by and for dancers. BIS releases are drenched, or at least dipped, in the particular nostalgia experienced as one meets the eyes of a friend across a crowded floor and the memory of an entire relationship rushes through blood in a wordless, serotoninic moment.
The striking balance between consistency and singularity in the musical quality of each release is matched by carefully considered artwork. Every BIS record is afforded a visual component created by equally distinguished artists who, finding themselves in the ever-expanding orbit of the BIS family, extend their services with pride.
The level of consideration inherent to Tim’s selection process for the label seems to have slowed, even stalled his aging process. He is still the same teenager he was when he first stepped into the WNYU studio. And though firmly and foundationally ensconced in the NYC and international dance music world, Tim is still something of an outlier, someone who remains awkward, determined, and curious.

The first Beats In Space compilation, BIS001 – 020, is available April 15, 2016 on double CD and digital formats.

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Pitchfork on T & P:::February 29 2016

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T & P picked as one of the weeks best recordsFebruary 29 2016

by Phonica Records on Fact Magazine:

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The Fader debuts T & P "Garden Of Tears"February 25 2016

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The new T & P (Tim Sweeney and Lauer) 12" on Beats In Space Records is out this week!February 22 2016

Here's the first track from the 12":

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Here's Tim Sweeney's Boiler Room set at Sugar Mountain Festival in Melbourne, AustraliaFebruary 18 2016

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Playing on Pitchfork Radio this Thursday at 4pm!February 2 2016

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DJ Mag is launching their live stream event in New York this Friday and I'm playing.February 2 2016

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Sign up here to come to the event.

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Tonight on BIS: DJ Richard (White Material/Dial) + Max McFerren (1080p)February 2 2016

Starts at 10:30pm on WNYU 89.1FM in New York City or listen to the live stream.

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This Tuesday on BIS: Ge-ology and Karizma!January 11 2016

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Starts at 10:30pm on WNYU 89.1FM in New York City or listen to the live stream. Don't miss it!!

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Special one-off Friday night BIS broadcast *tonight* on the radio in NYC! January 8 2016

Get that house party started! WNYU 89.1FM from 10:30pm to 1am. Farley Rossiter and I are taking over the New York City airwaves. MegaMasterMix Friday night session. No archive of this one, so don't miss out... tune in live on the radio or listen to the stream.
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