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A Minute With Lower Spectrum

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

We spend a minute with Lower Spectrum before he kicks off RTRFM’s Courtyard Club series this Friday and find out what’s new…

Describe your music in five words or less.
Raw, honest and deep.

What’s going on in the world of Lower Spectrum?
Remixes, live shows, contracts, hustling and working on a new release.

What motivates you to make music?
Friends, different environments, time, limitations and making something from nothing.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
Highs: Being given the opportunities to play with and support acts I look up to like Andy Stott, Jon Hopkins, Nightmares On Wax, Tim Shiel, Pantha Du Prince, Colin Stetson…

Lows: Having my laptop bounce off stage during my show at BIGSOUND in Brisbane….

What music are you listening to at the moment?
A lot of gospel music– Marion Williams, The Wright Specials and Mo Town

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first?
It would have to be my manager, because there is only me in the band and that could be his cut.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
The end bits of bananas. That little sneaky stalky bit that is disguised in the bottom of the banana. Gets me every time. What’s with that?

You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring Australian artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
I would make it at the little secret Booyembarra Park auditorium in Fremantle and have a mix of acts like D.D Dumbo, Cosmo Gets, Lewis Cancut, Seekae, Because Of Ghosts, Dizz1, Qua, etc.

Lower Spectrum plays the first of RTRFM’s free 8-week gig series Courtyard Club this Friday November 7 with DJ Craig Hollywood at the State Theatre Courtyard. Head over to the RTRFM website for more details.

Craig’s List: Lower Spectrum

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Every fortnight, RTRFM’s Craig Hollywood will bring us a little taste of what to expect from Tuesday’s Full Frequency…

Lower Spectrum is the pseudonym of Perth-based producer/composer Ned Beckley. Having recently made the move from Melbourne to Fremantle, Beckley has crafted an impeccable collection of sounds for his new EP Traces. The first single ‘Khlever’ is a number that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Nicholas Jaar record with its captivating melodies custom-built around thick layers of vital rhythm patterns and hotted up analogue sounds. Lower Spectrum has confidently proved on this EP that he is well and truly ready for the big stage, so please watch this space.

Traces is available now through Zero Through Nine.

You can catch Lower Spectrum playing live at the upcoming RTRFM Radiothon Party 2014 in Northbridge on Friday August 15. Tickets are available from

Full Frequency with Craig Hollywood airs every Tuesday from 3PM on RTRFM.

Lower Spectrum Remix T A N T R U M S

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Two pieces of awesomeness coming together to create one big ball of super-awesomeness is how I’d rather ineloquently describe this. Lower Spectrum has gone to work on Melbourne/London outfit T A N T R U M S and their track “Unified”. The piece starts gently before stumbling into something full and glorious.

Stream “Unified” (Lower Spectrum Remix) below.

Lower Spectrum — “From Here On”

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Lower SpectrumBack in July we got a taste of this new Lower Spectrum EP. Three months later, the full record has come out, and it is totally worth the wait.

From Here On is a wonderful ride of beats and abrasive noise, beautifully produced and expertly put together.

Stream the record below, or download it on a pay-what-you-want basis from Bandcamp.