Beatenberg (band)

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From left to right Ross Dorkin, Robin Brink, Matthew Field
From left to right
Ross Dorkin, Robin Brink, Matthew Field
Background information
OriginCape Town, South Africa
Years active2008–present
Associated acts
  • Matthew Field
  • Robin Brink
  • Ross Dorkin

Beatenberg is a South African band based in Cape Town, composed of Matthew Field, Robin Brink, and Ross Dorkin. The group signed with Universal Music Group label in 2012. They gained national attention in 2014 from their collaboration with the artist DJ Clock with "Pluto (Remember You)" and became the number one popular song on South African radio for over 19 consecutive weeks. Their second album The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg (2014) generated hit singles including "Beauty Like a Tightened Bow" (2014), "Scorpionfish" (2014), and "Pluto (Remember You)" (2014). Their third album 12 Views of Beatenberg came out in December 2018, after the release of singles "Camera" (2018), "Ode to the Berg Wind" (2018) and "Aphrodite" (2018), in collaboration with the singer TRESOR.

Band members[edit]

  • Matthew Field (vocals, guitar)
  • Robin Brink (drums)
  • Ross Dorkin (bass, keys)




  • "Echoes" (2012)
  • "Chelsea Blakemore" (2013)
  • "Pluto (Remember You)" (2013)
  • "Rafael" (2014)
  • "Camera" (2018)
  • "Ode to the Berg Wind" (2018)
  • "Aphrodite" (2018)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Pluto (Remember You)"
  • "Chelsea Blakemore"
  • "Rafael"
  • "Southern Suburbs"
  • "Beauty Like A Tightened Bow"
  • "Camera"
  • "Ode to the Berg Wind"
  • "Aphrodite" feat. TRESOR

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards Year Category Nominated Work Result
21st South African Music Awards [1] 2015 Album of the Year The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg Won
Best Pop Album
Duo or Group of the Year Beatenberg
SAMPRA Award "Pluto (Remember You)"
Best Selling Mobile Music Download
Best Selling Ring-Back Tone
Best Selling Full-Track Download
Newcomer of the Year Beatenberg Nominated
Best Collaboration Beatenberg and DJ Clock


  1. ^ Mkhwanazi, Katlego (20 April 2015). "Beatenberg steals the show at the Samas". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 17 March 2016.

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