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The Beat Escape

A dark-hued electronic pop duo with a strong new wave feel the Beat Escape is the work of Montreal-based musicians Addy Weitzman and Patrick A. Boivin. The two friends bonded in a university video class crafting abstract psychedelic imagery, then later cut their teeth DJ’ing sets around Montreal and writing music together. Weitzman previously found success as part of Footprintz, another Montreal electronic act with a like-minded aesthetic. When that project began to slow down, he and Boivin pooled their equipment into a studio space together and began recording as the Beat Escape. Signing with the Bella Union label, they released their debut EP in 2016. They spent the following year in their studio crafting their debut LP, which was then sent to Finland to be mixed by DJ/producer Jori Hulkkonen. Life Is Short the Answer’s Long was released in April 2018. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi