Based in the US (SF), Ken Loi and Sean Beckwith came together in 2005 to produce under the name Elucidate. Beckwith already had a decent amount of DJ experience under his belt, having held several club residencies in both LA and SF several years prior. Loi had relatively little experience with spinning or trance production, but he quickly proved this to be of no hindrance, creating intricate trance tracks within months of joining with Beckwith.
While the two pushed for better quality productions, they began creating a name for Elucidate with their solid mixing abilities, landing a residency on Digitally Imported Radio (DI.fm), and later on After Hours radio (AH.fm) and a number of other stations as well. Elucidate mixes became synonymous with quality trance liberally peppered with chilling vocals. With superb mix after mix hitting the airwaves for the world to hear, Elucidate began to receive booking requests that took them out of their dimly lit studio and into the bright lights of club land. Their dexterity behind the decks was immediately apparent in their live shows, and the bookings continued.
Concurrently, the Elucidate production sound began to come into its own, and landed them their first remix, which was released on Ampire Digital, a small upstart trance label run by Mike Mikhjian. The release was humble and attained minimal support, but it was a start, and it was proof that their productions could make a label. Working hard to get another track signed, both Sean and Ken pushed their productions to anyone who would listen. Finally, during a live set, J. Scott G. of Deepsky and Summer Channel heard Elucidate hammering one of their newest productions. The track was a floor-filler, and while they were still in the mix, J. Scott G. asked them to remix Summer Channel’s newest release. The Elucidate remix of Summer Channel’s “Undertow” did well, earning a spot in regular rotation on XM Radio’s “The System” as well as being supported by numerous DJ’s internationally, including Airbase and Victor Diniare. Looking to follow up their successful remix, Elucidate produced a bootleg remake of the trance classic “Skydive”. The “Skydive Elucidate 2008 Remix” earned massive support, finding its way into Ferry Corsten’s live sets, including his sets at WMC and at the legendary Arches in Glasgow, UK. The track was also supported by George Acosta, Ronski Speed, Kenneth Thomas and many other A-list jocks, solidifying the Elucidate name with first-rate productions.
Always intent on keeping the grade of their productions moving in an upward manner, Ken and Sean hit the studio once again, this time emerging with several new tracks, all of which were subsequently picked up and found homes on major labels such as Perfecto, Monster, Bonzai, and Alter Ego. Excited to finally see their hard work paying off, both Ken and Sean dove back into their productions with plans for several more tracks in the near future. As things continue to fall into place for the duo, they stay humble and true to their love of the music and the scene.