Beat Connection is yet another quality electronic outfit with an affection for the sounds of surf. The duo consists of University of Washington students Jordan Kaplowitz and Reed Juenger, who also host a radio show on UW's student-run internet station Rainy Dawg Radio. Apparently they got tired of playing other people's music, so they set out to create their own.
Based on their debut EP, Surf Noir, I'd say these two kids are off to a great start. The EP consists of 8 tracks seasoned with various mixtures of steel drum, surf guitar, hand claps, cowbells, dance party beats, and chilled-out island flavors. Even better, it's available as a free download at bandcamp. You can find more Beat Connection info here.