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HIGHCAST 63: Lux Familiar

We’ve tipped our hat towards the Polish Juke collective a few times. We gave away a track from the squad member Miko last winter. We gave a big thumps up to Lux Familiar’s Visionary EP last month. But we’ve yet to be graced by the rising collective in our all-encompassing HIGHCAST series. Until now, that is.

To celebrate the release of his aforementioned EP, Lux Familiar does exactly what we’ve come to expect from the Polish Juke squad. Nearly an hour in the mix, Lux puts his soul front & center while putting the whole globalization of Juke in beautiful context, effortlessly weaving between traditional Chi-town Juke and the exciting derivations sprouting throughout the world like cultural wildfire. Dig in.

TRACKLIST

01.Juke FX – Blow Ya Juke
02.Symbiotic Sounds – Groove Baby (Juke Edit)
03.LDFD – Twerk It (subtle’s 160 bootleg)
04.Beach Club x Relic – Fool Me
05.Henry Rodrick – Inner City Lites
06.Dj Rashad – Feel Da Soundz
07.Slick Shoota – Draw
08.6Blocc – Levitate (feat. Werd Mc)
09.Dj Rashad – Eyes Be So Low
10.Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane (Taurus Scott Juke Remix)
11.50 Cent – 21 Questions (Machete Ghetto-Tech Remix)
12.Bennelux (Benncart x Lux Familiar) – Body Heat
13.Frequency – Times of Change
14.Xtnt – Do I Want You
15.Lux Familiar – Sweet Fantasy
16.Dj Manny – Driftin’ On By
17.Dj Rashad – Let It Go
18.Machinedrum – Blue to Grey
19.Reprazent – Hi Potent (Jonny Faith ReFootworkd)
20.Peshay – Piano Tune
21.Dj L.A.B. – The Sinner
22.Habitat – Jazz Hands
23.Joey Badass – Right on Time (Redeyes Edit)
24.Muwookie – Dry Your Eyes

 

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PREMIERE: Liar – Warlock

Romanian producer Liar is presently igniting a series of fires throughout the internets. Quite strategically it seems. Other than his critically-acclaimed foray into straight-foreword club music on Infinite Machine’s recently released Scorpio EP, the verbose cyber terror recently announced the formation of a new digital record label under Infinite Machine (just as Eve was purportedly made from Adam’s rib) entitled Tessier-Ashpool Recordings. Furthermore, Tessier-Ashpool is releasing 4 releases every 2 weeks in blitzkrieg fashion starting September 15th.

But never mind that for now, as today is about something different altogether. Liar’s homebase and a proud institution of Montreal, Infinite Machine, is preparing to celebrate their 3rd birthday this coming Monday, September 1st. And, as has become tradition, they are giving away a FREE compilation filled with such joyous bass of the darkest and grimiest form. But, unlike previous editions, this one features almost entirely up-&-coming producers that are new friends & family of the expansive label.

To partially satiate our salivating curiosity, Infinite Machine has graciously handed us a copy of Liar’s contribution to share with you today ahead of release. Cheers.

COMPILATION TRACKLIST

  1. Arma – Soundboy
  2. Wallwork/Rzr & Ltd Colours – B2
  3. Cloaka – Junta
  4. Truska – Flux
  5. M-Waves – Like That
  6. Ardstepz – Rinse Out
  7. Liar – Warlock
  8. Vlsonn – Iberia
  9. Blâme – Renegade
  10. Abe – Mickey’s House
  11. Toka – Can’t Tell Me
  12. Otik – Rough Patch
  13. Kouslin – LDN Underground
  14. Butti – Tension
  15. Carlton – Input
  16. Clough – Yum

Win a Vinyl Record of Taal Mala – White Label Renegade EP

Western Canada’s Modern Math label may be a relatively recent incarnation, but the forces behind the label have been playing their part in the North American evolution of Bass Music for years. Likewise, the label’s first vinyl release also comes from an artist that is by no means new to the scene: Vancouver’s Taal Mala.

Known for his deep-seated affection for hardware and innovative Dubstep & proto-Bass Music back in the day, the producer has maintained an artistic restlessness, perpetually escaping easy categorization while keenly staying a step ahead of the larger culture. For his White Label Renegade EP, out last month, the producer ventured into the hyper-relevant field of drum tracks, delivering 3 impressive originals that take the Night Slugs Club Construction manifesto and turns it into a collaged ransom note of potent, visceral Bass Club. And to round it out, Los Angeles Bass maestro Grenier (formerly known as San Francisco-based Dubstep producer DJG) delivers a remix of the title track.

To celebrate this truly wonderful release, we’ve teamed up with Modern Math to giveaway one (1) 12″ vinyl record of White Label Renegade EP. Follow the instructions below to enter.

12″ VINYL CONTEST

This contest is open to the entire world. To enter simply click the link for either of your preferred social networks and follow the instructions:

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*If the above service doesn’t work, simply tweet:

Win a @TaalMala 12″ vinyl record from @ModernMath, courtesy of @highonbeats_com

The contest ends this Monday, September 1st at 6pm EST. The winner will be contacted via whichever social network they entered. The contest is open to all ages.

PURCHASE

ITUNES BEATPORT BOOMKAT JUNO

 

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EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD: Seafloor – Bloodshed

The versatile, left field productions of Brooklyn’s Seafloor are continuously impressive, with past releases on Infinite Machine, Hyperboloid and Astro Nautico proving so. He also writes for Vacationer, Body Language, Passion Pit, Theophilus London and did an official remix for Machinedrum if you the aforementioned labels weren’t impressive as it is.

Sitting on a mountain of amazing, unreleased music, Seafloor has graciously decided to release a free EP, The Noise, this coming Monday, August 25th, ahead of 2 new EPs forthcoming Infinite Machine this fall and spring 2015. XLR8R gave away 4 The Future earlier this week and now we’re honored to giveaway Bloodshed, ahead of Monday’s release.

THE NOISE EP – OFFICIAL WORDS

Seafloor is the experimental-dance music brainchild of Brooklyn-based musician, producer and graphic designer Matthew Young, better known as his role as keyboardist / vocalist in the synth outfit Body Language and cowriter of Philadelphia based Vacationer. His previous releases have graced labels such as Obey City’s Astronautico, Hyperboloid and Montreal-based Infinite Machine.

The Noise is Young’s 4th release under the guise of Seafloor that continues with his brand of hybridized rave footwork. Young has sculpted four heavy-hitting tracks that take cues from rave and ghettotech but re-contextualize them within the constantly mutating scene of club music. Expansive beats, textures and rhythmic elements are woven together seamlessly to create rich, vibrant songs that engage the listener as well as inspire kinetic movement.

The Noise is due out August 25th.

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EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD: Ateller – Fundung

Brooklyn’s Ateller is not waiting for the rest of us to get out of his way. The young producer born Avishai Rozen just released his debut EP via Altered Scope, exploring a vast valley of dark tones, ominous narratives, lush textures and impeccable compositions that borrow from Hip Hop, RnBass & Downtempo while effectively remaining in its own territory.

Despite all that, Ateller just sent us this brand new, booming club construction (not from the aforementioned EP) that maintains his dark & lush nature but underlines it with the bombastic snap of Trap. To giveaway for free. To you. Enjoy.

Ateller – Finding EP

Buy Finding EP for $1 here.

DOWNLOAD: Ookami Collection

We point you in the direction of a lot of fine, free material. Often they are compilations: a crucial vehicle for artists to rally together and collectively raise attention for their musical cause in a day & age defined by its ceaseless over-saturation.

But, of all the compilations we have lauded on these pages, MOTO Made‘s Ookami Collection, released yesterday, stands fiercely on top, sans hype & hyperbole. The 10 track compilation is a diverse exercise in comforting textures and engaging melodies within a hyper-relevant framework of RnBass and chilled Trap. The music is utterly, supremely sublime. I could extrapolate ad infinitum and throw a near-endless supply of adjectives at you, but I really don’t need to. Every track is recommended, dive in. Download it here.

PREMIERE: HYDRABADD – Gemillennia (ft. Ba-kuura)

We’ve spoken well of HYDRABADD a few times here. The Atlanta-based duo have remained steadfast in their dedication to their unique brand of truly triumphant Bass Music that fuses the bombastic nature of their homeland’s fervent Southern Hip Hop scene, the irresistible rhythms of North American club music and the glistening, cosmic lushness of (what can only be called) Internet music.

With their 5th EP, Astral Mirage, set to drop this coming Tuesday as Name-Your-Own-Price download (and on USB, more details below), they’ve been slowly leaking teasers. First, Earmilk debuted the title track earlier this week and, now, we’re set to premiere the stunningly beautiful collaborative track with fellow Tomahawk Chop Squad members Ba-kuura entitled Gemillennia. (You may remember Ba-kuura from our compilation SAMSARA Vol. 1).

Astral Mirage drops Tuesday, August 19th on Limited Gold Bar Discography Flash Drives (pictured below) as well as a Name-Your-Pice via HYDRABADD’s Bandcamp store.

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ASTRAL MIRAGE EP Tracklist

  1. Gemillennia wt. Ba-kuura
  2. Astral Mirage ft. Abra
  3. Ghillie Ghost wt. Krimslo
  4. Intentional Stance wt. Emerald Soul
  5. Orbital Collision ft. Slowriter
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EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD: E:91 – Reed Wider

One might not expect the gorgeous coastal city of Riga, Latvia to be fertile grounds for propulsive, booty-centric club music. But then there is Ervins Rungis. Producing and DJing under the name E:91 since 2008, the young Latvian has found a taste for cheeky booty bass (not unlike the tongue-in-cheek nature of Top Billin). So much so that his Juicy J flip found itself in Crooker’s mix for OWSLA at the end of last year.

As a site that can be said to over-intellectualize music culture, we actually have a soft spot for not-so-serious, fun songs. When’s the last time you dropped a song at the club ironically? So when E:91 sent us this epic, brassy flip of the Knight Rider theme, we couldn’t say no. Enjoy.

Untold Releases “Echo In The Valley” Mixtape

Comprised entirely of original (ambient) productions, iconic producer and label boss Untold has dropped what is essentially a free album of new material a mere 6 months after releasing his debut LP, Black Light Spiral. After making a name for himself producing wild, rich & innovative tracks during the early days of Bass Music and heading the venerable Hemlock Recordings, Black Light Spiral was an alarmingly-smooth foray into dark, apocalyptical experiments in fringe Techno.

Echo In The Valley, like the name hints, is extremely more tempered and ambient in comparison. The darkness still lurks, but without confrontation. The hour long mixtape is available as a single MP3 for free here. Or you could purchase the split-track album in lossless quality here.