Nicholas Concklin

Nicholas James Concklin (a.k.a. The Orator) is the founder of Mushpost, a collective of DJs driven to promote compelling music ⟁ Catch him every Tuesday 11pm EST / 8pm PST on SUB.FM

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 on Soundcloud.

FREE DOWNLOADS

MUSIC VIDEOS

Echo Party Movie from Edan on Vimeo.

Clark – Superscope from Warp Records on Vimeo.

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 the early incarnations of Bandcamp. They were ahead of the curve in 2011 and they’re ahead of the curve today. They’re passion and DIY approach should serve to inspire any budding curator.

So to celebrate their oft under-celebrated achievements in advancing & inspiring our culture, we present HIGHCAST 45: a tinted window, wood grain ride for you from Saturate head honchos Bios and Mana that puffs smoke in your face as it glides through 36 tracks over the course of an hour, showcasing the wide berth of talent within the extended Saturate family (and rinsing a few unreleased/exclusive goodie goodies too). Well, what are you waiting for?

TRACKLIST

  1. Patrick Sexx ft. Bleep Bloop – The Outer Void
  2. Kappa Kavi – Yama-no-Kami
  3. Jailo & Kappa Kavi – Terroreur
  4. DJ Pound – Shoulder Lick
  5. Hammertje Tik – Sleepless Nights (Ganz Remix)
  6. EPROM – Vogel
  7. Boeboe – X Aisle
  8. Koloah – Ash Coloured
  9. Luisterwaar – ???
  10. Patrick Sexx ft. Bleep Bloop – Fat Belly
  11. Thomas White – Killah x Doshy – Automatic Drug Booster
  12. Boeboe – Cabbage Patch
  13. Doop vs. Subp Yao – Skippy Ball Bounce
  14. Ganz – Grind Harder
  15. Deadcrow – Hatchback
  16. Zekebeats – ??? (Subp Yao Remix)
  17. Minnesota & G Jones – ???
  18. Conrank – Boy Tell Em (DJ Pound Remix)
  19. Yahtzel – High With Me
  20. Trapmasters – This Record
  21. Boats – Drop A Track
  22. Guerilla Speakerz & Beau Damian – Babyhead
  23. Boats – Washi
  24. Luisterwaar – Bass Fabrics
  25. Yheti – Fresh
  26. G Jones – Ring The Alarm
  27. G Jones – Cosmic Swarm
  28. ??? – ???
  29. G Jones – ???
  30. Katraven – Feelin It
  31. Luisterwaar – C.omplex R.hythm -Y.outh
  32. Eprom – Subroc
  33. G Jones & Mad Zach – Spontaniousity
  34. G Jones – Pixel
  35. Air Stegosaurus – Valium
  36. What So Not – Touched
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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 diverse range inherent in the ethos of the UK bass music paradigm, coherently bringing together the shimmering pads & groovy shuffle of House, the unpredictable broken beats & low tone growls of proto-Dubstep and the RnB-tinged, anthemic nature of Bassline (or House & Bass, whatever you want to call it).

Their new EP, Body & Soul, (which dropped yesterday) is markedly refined compared to Blithe EP (as mature as it was for a debut release). With 2 straight-forward originals accompanied by 2 remarkable and (better yet) different remixes from the likes of Fybe:One and Arkist.

The title track Body & Soul is a happy-go-lucky House & Bass Pop number the shines & glistens in the summer light. Shake Up stands out as the powerhouse track of the two, exploring darker territory within the House & Bass paradigm, with a Jungle-esque bassline dominating the bouncy track.

Fybe:One adds an extra dimension to the release, chopping up Body & Soul into a heavy RnBass-like track before morphing into a more straight-forward Garage shuffle in the second half. To conclude the EP, Arkist steps away from his typical experimentation with industrial textures and fleshes out a more clean cut House jam with a slight noise grain on the growling bass line. The Arkist remix is a free download from XLR8R (above) and Howson’s Groove gifted the non-EP track Live On (below) to XLR8R as well.

Body & Soul EP by Howson’s Groove is available now on vinyl and as a digital download from Chasing Unicorns.

PURCHASE

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OFFICIAL WORDS

After their storming debut on Chasing Unicorns, which found its way into the boxes of everyone from Tensnake to Danny Howells to Osunlade, London duo Howson’s Groove return to the label for a two-tracker of throbbing house grooves. ‘Body & Soul’, backed with remixes from @Fybeone and @Arkist, also marks the label’s first foray into the world of vinyl distribution.

1. Body & Soul
2. Shake Up
3. Body & Soul (Fybe:one Remix)
4. Shake Up (Arkist Remix)

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DOWNLOAD: HOUNDED – Hearts EP

Sydney, Australia’s HOUNDED may be young but his recent free 4 song EP Hearts is brimming with a well-honed introspection and mature sense of melancholy. The entire release does a pretty good job at encapsulating the current scene of heavily RnB-influenced downtempo and schloopy instrumental hip hop. Download each track individual here or below.