Article Contributed by Beats Antique
Beats Antique constantly strives for knowledge and experience in this world of new challenges, and it understands that we must look towards our past to understand the future. To do this, it is imperative to understand that music is a combination of imaginative invention and the foundation of those who came before us. Beats Antique’s newest single, “Sage,” speaks to this duality of having experience and searching for guidance to soar further.
Elijah Badua, the son of a close friend to the band, joins Beats Antique for this meditative and ruminant journey. Over the years, Beats Antique has watched Elijah grow as a human and blossom into an inspired musician. Parallel to “Sage,” Elijah’s music has the duality of old-world technique, applied in a modern approach to evoke a sense of richness. With this harmonious pairing, “Sage” is presented to inspire your body movement, while the teacher inside challenges you to close your eyes and seek a deeper meaning within.
Elijah Badua – Yali Tambur and Ravanhatta
David Satori – Saz, Production
Sidecar Tommy – Drums, Production
You can’t know Beats Antique until you’ve been a part of it’s journey, and experienced the act as an entity with a life of its own. A stage show that demands more music; music that needs costumes, ships and masks and shadow dances; an audience that comes for art, and takes away stories to feed their imagination. When Beats Antique first drew breath, there was no pressure to become anything. The first album was just Zoe, David, and Tommy’s one-off experimental project for entertainment executive Miles Copeland, when Zoe performed with his Bellydance Superstars. From that creative freedom, a family formed, and in a good family each member wears many hats. Tommy steering percussion, piano, and music production. Zoe producing music, choosing themes and commanding a circus of travelling set designs, creating costuming, and, of course, dancing like nothing you’ve ever seen. David as the multi-instrumentalist, captain of banjo, songwriting, and production. These diverse skills are the muscle of the monster, how the creature moves through them, making itself real.
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