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

ROUNDUP #160

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 10, 2014

TEASER: Atactic – Some Try, Most Fail prod. Subp Yao

Ready and prepped for release at the end of the month, we see yet another Dutchman take to

Hip Hop ⋅ October 10, 2014

HIGHCAST 67: DJ Rueckert

The internet, oh the internet. We sing it praises with regards to its effect on cultural development in nearly every post. But while we talk of the inspirational cross-pollination it instigates, we rarely speak on how it has enabled those with a keen ear and impeccable taste to become formidable tastemakers. Through colonizing Facebook groups,

Bass Music ⋅ October 9, 2014

The Main Event #NYC – Week of Oct 6th

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 September 15th, those in the New York City area can look forward to: MeanRed presents The Bug & Actress TALENT:

New York City ⋅ October 6, 2014

REVIEW: Waju & Garimastah – Alive & Direct EP

Beat fiends are my favorite kind of rappers (and musicians in general). A beat fiend is constantly on the lookout for new sounds and has an established idea of what they like and what they look for, as well as an idea of what would be better served for a different rapper’s talents and tastes.

DOWNLOADS ⋅ October 6, 2014

ROUNDUP #159

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 6, 2014

The Main Event #MTL – Week of Oct 6th

Lots of wicked events happing this long weekend. Better get your finances in order, and make a plan.

Misc ⋅ October 6, 2014

REVIEW: CONRANK – Exhale Therapy – Saturate!Records

As of late, you can find this next Saturate!Records artist on the fast track to boomtown. Conrank, hailing from London and now residing in Shanghai, is having a killer year and with good reason. With past releases on choice labels such as Robox Neotech to Seclusiasis, he’s killed the game when it comes to Beat-boxing

Bass Music ⋅ October 3, 2014

PREMIERE: Super Magic Hats – Lily

Seattle’s Hush Hush Records have been on a steady climb the last 2 years with their unique brand of downtempo, easily escaping to more experimental fields in a time where downtempo is fairly dominated by the RnBass of Soulection, HW&W, et al. The power of Hush Hush, though, is in the diversity that label founder

Downtempo ⋅ October 2, 2014

The FADER Interviews Arca

The wunderkind producer sits down for only his 2nd interview. (via The FADER.)

News ⋅ October 1, 2014

How Tycho Became Successfull

How to make it in the new music industry: The long slow ascent of electronic star Tycho (via

Downtempo ⋅ October 1, 2014

REVIEW: Transformer – Feel The Beast EP

This past month saw the release of a particularly unique release, a diamond in the rough. Disco these days is almost certainly relegated to two lackluster corners: cheesy Nu-Disco or wrought lofi a la #vaporwave. But not this. With the 3-track Feel The Beast EP on Numerology, Brighton-based band Transformer brought forth a slight reincarnation

House/Techno ⋅ October 1, 2014

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