HIGHCAST 45: Bios & Mana (Saturate Records)

Saturate Records should need no introduction. The Hamburg, Germany-based label was crucial in pushing the wild/heavy/crunk/experimental side of early Bass Music (years before Trap was a thing, mind you) as Dubstep immolated, introducing the world to the likes of Krampfhaft, heRobust, Manni Dee, Subp Yao, G Jones, GANZ and more through clever free downloads via

Bass Music ⋅ April 17, 2014

WATCH: Photay – Nova

Last week the mega-blog Earmilk premiered the official music video for Photay‘s track Nova off our SAMSARA Volume One compilation. The video was produced by the wonderful Mitamine and captures the cosmic glory of the song perfectly (in our humble opinion). If you haven’t yet grabbed a copy of SAMSARA Volume One compilation head over

Downbeat ⋅ April 3, 2014

HighOnBeats.com presents SAMSARA | Volume One

The last 2 months we’ve been settling into our spiffy new digs here at HighOnBeats.com and we have to say… we’re getting pretty comfortable. But we haven’t really celebrated the new site, at least not properly – not until today, that is.

Bass Music ⋅ March 21, 2014

PREMIERE: Nphonix – Asunder (Hyperboloid)

Sourced entirely from producers scattered throughout former Soviet nations, Hyperboloid‘s forthcoming compilation #INTERNETGHETTO #RUSSIA is worthy of significant praise.

Audio ⋅ April 18, 2014

ROUNDUP #137

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

High On Beats Roundup ⋅ April 18, 2014

STREAM: Matthewdavid – In My World

The Brainfeeder producer returns after nearly 3 years of silence (busy getting married and having a kid and

Audio ⋅ April 17, 2014

WATCH: Childish Gambino – Sweatpants ft. Problem

The immensely creative and funny, Donald Glover has proven himself many times over these past few years. As a stand-up comedian, writer for the series 30 Rock, and as a star of the hit Community. Throw him a mic and he becomes Childish Gambino, clever wordsmith hitting his stride on his sophomore album Because of

Hip Hop ⋅ April 16, 2014

REVIEW: Howson’s Groove – Body & Soul EP

The South London duo Howson’s Groove have only been on the scene for about a year but in that time, with just 2 proper releases, they’ve managed to stir up a healthy amount of attention. Kicking things off with their Blithe EP last October on London’s well-curated Chasing Unicorns label, the duo effectively embody the

Bass Music ⋅ April 15, 2014

WATCH: BINKBEATS does Aphex Twin’s Windowlicker

Dutch viral sensation BINKBEATS has been officially picked up by Boiler Room after his jaw-dropping live renditions of Amon Tobin, Lapalux, Madlib, Dilla, Flying Lotus and others. Now he tackles one of Aphex Twin’s best songs.

Experimental ⋅ April 15, 2014

Afrofuturism & Electronic Music’s Sci-Fi Roots

Vice Magazine’s THUMP takes a look at Afrofuturism and the challenges presented by Sci-Fi’s significant influence on electronic

News ⋅ April 15, 2014

DOWNLOAD: HOUNDED – Hearts EP

Sydney, Australia’s HOUNDED may be young but his recent free 4 song EP Hearts is brimming with a

Audio ⋅ April 15, 2014

REVIEW: Ital Tek – Mega City Industry EP

Brighton’s oft-uncategorizable electronic music wonder Ital Tek returns to Civil Music with his most vivid, allusory release to date. Painting a vision of an all-too-near noir future, Ital Tek weaves both the haunting and heavenly together into a peek into the current state of Footwork and the increasing pervasiveness of cold futurism.

Bass Music ⋅ April 15, 2014

REVIEW: DEU Compilation by Lapsus Records

As an incarnation of a flawless atmosphere, Lapsus Record‘s 10th anniversary compilation DEU is a majestic collection of 17 mentally stimulating bleeps & bloops. Those may be strongly affirming words but they are not hyperbole.

Bass Music ⋅ April 15, 2014

MINIMIX: #INTERNETGHETTO #RUSSIA by Hyperboloid

Pixelord’s Russian ultra mega post-internet record label Hyperboloid is about to drop an intense compilation featuring all Russian

Audio ⋅ April 14, 2014

ROUNDUP #136

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

High On Beats Roundup ⋅ April 11, 2014

STREAM: Motions – All Gone

Former Grown Folk member Brendan Neal has been busy scheming and building his Motions project. First teasing the

Audio ⋅ April 9, 2014