REVIEW: Subp Yao – City of Dreams EP – Doggtown

Our favourite Amsterdam boys are back and flexing some mega bass weight with this new offering from Subp Yao, under Doggtown Records. Never one to shy away from heavy booming 808 bass, the Netherlands’ Subp Yeezy is coming at you in full strength with this four track EP title City of Dreams. While this EP

Audio ⋅ September 29, 2014

Searching for the Perfect Beat: A Brief History of Bushwick’s Beat Tape Scene

In a small stretch of Brooklyn, shadowed by the overhanging JMZ trains, a shuffled beat booms out from a cassette deck. Crafted from a coalescence of samples, the song sways loosely as chords and clattering percussion converge. In a little more than a minute it’s gone, replaced by a new beat that quickly kicks into

Features ⋅ September 27, 2014

PREMIERE: Effy – Bourbon Switch (Hound Scales Shade 2 Go Remix)

Irish duo Effy have appeared on the scene the last year with a storm of infectious, razor sharp, visceral techno that is cognizant of the UK Hardcore Continuum’s influence. With their next EP, Distant Sounds, out this coming week on Infinite Machine, get an exclusive taste of the post-apocalyptic de-rez flip of the track Bourbon

House/Techno ⋅ September 26, 2014

ROUNDUP #158

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 ⋅ September 26, 2014

MIX: Skream – Big Apple Records Promo 2004

This week, the boys at GetDarker.com uploaded a gem of a mix from an era long gone. Now

Audio ⋅ September 26, 2014

HIGHCAST 65: Shamik

Vancouver’s Shamik is one of the hardest working, under-appreciated creatives in music. As a producer, vocalist, (downtempo/ambient) label boss and superhuman beatboxer (yes, that is a TedX talk about beatboxing below), Shamik has been grinding for nearly a decade, flexing a truly vast multi-genre portfolio and touring extensively with the likes of Method Man &

Bass Music ⋅ September 24, 2014

PREMIERE: Hagan – Holdin On’

Car Crash Set has a storied history with Bass Music (as previously noted here), putting on many first generation producers that came to be seminal. Despite keeping a relatively low profile, they’ve continued to champion a wide variety of definitive UK Bass from producers all over the world, including the young London producer Hagan. With

Bass Music ⋅ September 24, 2014

The Main Event #MTL – Week of Sept 22nd

Live art, Foreign Beggars, and live beatboxing/loop pedal artist DUB FX – things look good for Montreal this week. Our top pick is for sure the Raw Records showcase happening Saturday.

Montreal ⋅ September 23, 2014

ROUNDUP #157

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 ⋅ September 22, 2014

DOWNLOAD: Lars Warn – Polyhymnia EP

As Grime further transgresses into a loosely-bound arena of mutated club, we will continue to witness an increasingly

Bass Music ⋅ September 18, 2014

HIGHCAST 64: Whiskers Po

While Jersey City-based producer Whiskers Po has made a name for himself the last couple years with a classy array of Jersey Club and Juke alongside his brothers and sisters in #TOMCREW and DICKSQUAD, his first official release from earlier this month saw the seductive producer flexing his talents in the arena of House &

HIGHCAST ⋅ September 18, 2014

NEWS: DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist extend Renegades of Rhythm Tour

Big news arrives to Montreal, amongst many other lucky cities, all of whom are playing host to the

Montreal ⋅ September 18, 2014

WATCH: Conrank’s Exhale Therapy EP Teaser Promo

Burning hot and heavy with bass, Conrank‘s next EP is set to release on none other then Saturate!Records; featuring collaborations from DJ Shadow, Goldfinger and a few others notables. To help spread the vibe, Conrank enlisted some of the world best bass producers to join in and blow smoke in your face including: Dev79, Zeke

Saturate Records ⋅ September 18, 2014

WATCH: Bedroom Sessions by GDNA

Los Angeles-based producer and singer GDNA has been seducing us with his heartfelt Hip Hop and soulful RnBass remixes for a minute now. But now the southern Californian has gotten a bit more personal and stepped up his wooing, introducing a new bi-weekly series of live performances in the comfort of his bedroom. He kicked

Downtempo ⋅ September 17, 2014

DOWNLOAD: 10k Compilation by Darker Than Wax

To celebrate breaking 10,000 followers on Facebook, the ever-impressive Darker Than Wax collective & label wanted to express

Bass Music ⋅ September 17, 2014

EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD: Thundaklap – Never Gonna Ask Myself

Later this week, on Thursday the 18th, the Russian label and collective Beryoza (whom we have spoken about before) will drop a 5-track EP from the enigmatic Russian duo Thundaklap. Who is Thundaklap? Good question. According to the press release: This mysterious duo comes from cold and distant city of Novosibirsk. Although it’s their debut

DOWNLOADS ⋅ September 16, 2014

The Main Event #MTL – Week of Sept 15th

This week marks the beginning of Pop Montreal festival, and sweater weather. Making the mark this week as a must see show, we’ve got DJ Food, DJ Cheeba and DJ Moneyshot presenting Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique Reconstructed, friday night at SAT. Another good one for vibes is Montreal’s newest star, Robert Robert’s album launch party

Montreal ⋅ September 16, 2014

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