After meeting at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute during their studies, Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett began creating melodic productions that pair R&B overtones with ambient electronic basslines. The pair’s debut EP, No Body, dropped under Ghostly International in 2011; a stunning precursor to their second EP, For Now, a self-described exploration of “the dark spaces under the surface of human relationships” that released in 2012. Beacon has already begun previewing the opening tracks from their forthcoming LP, The Ways We Separate, set for release under Ghostly International on April 30th.
Beacon’s exclusive SSENSE mix starts off minimally, with London-based producer Lukid’s Snow Theme, followed by the throbbing beat and classic house vocals of Tornado Wallace’s Always Twirling. Beacon weaves in house and tech house offersings from Marcus Mixx, S.K.A.M. and Coat of Arms, before closing with 100% Silk-signee Shams’ Wasted.