HIGHCAST 70: Rooots

Back on it and bringing some of that new flair, we’ve got a tasty new Highcast mix for your ears and minds from Montreal’s very own Rooots. Always styling, never flexing, Rooots has been making steady moves since his first appearance not much more then two years ago. Featured on compilations from SaturateRecords, Beatflakes and

Audio ⋅ November 28, 2014

HIGHCAST 69: Hagan

Last month, we put our focus on the young London producer Hagan with a premiere of the eponymous track from his recent Holdin On EP on Car Crash Set. His uniquely UK sound is a compelling mixture of UK Funky and Tribal Bass House that is bonded together with an assortment of African cultural influences.

Bass Music ⋅ October 29, 2014

The Main Event #MTL – Week of Oct 27th

Halloween is upon us. Livers everywhere are bracing for impact. Blood sugars are ready to rise up and claim the night. This Hallow’s eve might be one for the books! If you’re not reeling in horror and dance at your local Rocky Horror Picture presentation, then may we offer you a short selection of primo

Montreal ⋅ October 29, 2014

WATCH: Beaux Dégâts Recap #24

Beaux Dégâts, a french term signifying a “beautiful mess”. To us, Beaux Dégâts has been an ongoing art project for more then two years. A collaboration between ourselves and Fresh Paint Gallery, the monthly art and music mashup event takes place in Montreal’s iconic Foufounes Electriques the last Wednesday of the month (usually). Six teams

Events ⋅ October 28, 2014

Win 2 Tickets to XXXY in NYC – Friday Oct 24

This city is constantly rife with shows, nothing new there. But while corporate entities stick to the tried-and-true method of traditional venues and over-priced bar racketeering, what keeps this city’s culture alive are those that go the extra mile to make manifest new flavors of experience. Perhaps a new party series or perhaps a sly

New York City ⋅ October 23, 2014

The Main Event #NYC – Week of Oct 20th – CMJ Special

CMJ Music Marathon is in full effect in the Big Apple. For the week of October 20th, those in the New York City area can look forward to: Donky Pitch 5th Anniversary Party TALENT: The Range, Starfoxx, Dave Grinnell SOUND: Bass LOCATION: Baby’s All Right (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) PRICE: Unknown ➜ MORE INFO Presently Unannounced Bad

New York City ⋅ October 21, 2014

STREAM: Objekt – Flatland LP

The experimental genius of Objekt rears its head once again on Flatland, out October 28th. (via Pitchfork).

Audio ⋅ October 21, 2014

DOWNLOAD: San Holo – Cosmos EP

To say San Holo debut Cosmos EP on the Netherlands’ poppy-yet-experimental bass music label Heroic Recordings is innovative

Bass Music ⋅ October 21, 2014

WATCH: Oneohtrix Point Never – Live Set at Boiler Room

As a Warp artist and founder of Software, Oneohtrix Point Never is done more than enough to position himself as legend of innovation. So it should come as no surprise that his live set for Boiler Room was equally brain twisting.

Experimental ⋅ October 21, 2014

REVIEW: Daedelus – The Light Brigade

Inspired by Alfred Lloyd Tennyson’s infamous poem The Charge of the Light Brigade, Alfred “Daedelus” Darlington’s latest album is a “meditation on mortality” based on the historic battle of Balaklava between the British and Russians during the old Crimean War (1853-1856). Tennyson’s poem honors the 600 troop British brigade for their heroic plunge into the

Brainfeeder ⋅ October 21, 2014

ROUNDUP #161

Welcome to the High On Beats Roundup, a weekly collection of 20 choice free downloads (of all shapes, sizes and colors) and a varied selection of music videos worth a moment of your time. If you would like to have your music considered for inclusion please email us. For more rapid daily discovery, follow Mushpost

Weekly Roundup ⋅ October 21, 2014

WATCH: Sage Caswell – Amber Gloss / Making Out

Up to now, Archie Pelago Music has been reserved for strictly Archie Pelago music. But now, the Brooklyn-based Jazz-informed trio have open the doors and are releasing a new EP from their good friend and Body High/Peach affiliate Sage Caswell. With Good To See You / To Be Continued due out November 2nd, Sage &

House/Techno ⋅ October 21, 2014

DJ IRK – Unlimited Juice EP. 1: How Was Your Summer

UK’s DJ Irk is by no means a stranger to this site, appearing in our old J’aime Le Dubstep mix series and again later on for his Irked Vol. 12 mix. The Scratch/Breaks/Hip Hop master has been the winner of Best Guest Mix of the Year TWICE on Solid Steel Radio (operated by Ninja Tune

Downtempo ⋅ October 16, 2014

REVIEW: Memotone & Soosh – Memoosh LP

The tempered notes that introduce this offering stoically project a calm craft. The build slowly establishes a peaceful presence before easing the listener into an intensified jaunt of dreamy string plucked melodies and hollow drum snares. The light touches of of woodwinds perfectly accentuate and guide the music to keep it on the course. This

Bass Music ⋅ October 16, 2014

HIGHCAST 68: YMNO

A quick listen to Brooklyn’s YMNO and you’ll notice his command of music belies his social media numbers. While the YMNO moniker is a relatively new development, the man responsible has been a behind-the-scenes powerhouse for some time now, working with the likes of Trey Songz, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Raekwon, Immortal Technique and the

Bass Music ⋅ October 14, 2014

The Main Event #MTL – Week of Oct 13th

Turkey time might be over, but the fun won’t stop. Got some big crew shows to support, loads

Montreal ⋅ October 14, 2014

Taster’s Choice, Vol. 1

As a new endeavor here at HighOnBeats.com, I will be bringing you a monthly education column, featuring a lesson plan full of the sounds you should be studying. Whether it be a heads up on a forthcoming blessing or a direct connection to something you should’ve already had, lets trying to spread the warmth instead

Bass Music ⋅ October 14, 2014

The Birth of Hip Hop in Japan

RBMA explores Japan’s Hip Hop culture.

Hip Hop ⋅ October 14, 2014

GrimeZone has instigated a War

The (very) underground outlet (and Facebook group) GrimeZone has built a community of extremely passionate producers and DJs

Grime ⋅ October 13, 2014

The Main Event #NYC – Week of Oct 13th

Once upon a time, we maintained a weekly roundup of exciting parties happening the forthcoming week. And henceforth we shall resume said roundup, introducing coverage of New York City parties. So for the week of October 13th, those in the New York City area can look forward to: : My Party TALENT: Me (The Orator)

New York City ⋅ October 13, 2014

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