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NAPT – Come Like This EP [NEST028]

Next up for the ever growing NEST HQ imprint comes a five track EP from London duo, NAPT. NAPT’s stylish and imaginative records straddle cutting edge house, futuristic bass and disco music haracterised by emotive melodies, punchy drums and a tasteful dose of lo-end. London duo NAPT team up with friend and previous collaborator, Roska, on the title track of Come Like This, chopping vocals from NAPT’s Ashley Pope with classic piano chords and punching drums for a new school take on classic House. The duo layer up a hefty amount of fun, cheeky samples in the B-sides, “Hold Tight” and “Party Politics,” carefully placing a multitude of chops for two made to play House-influenced tunes. Overall it is a solid collective work that is definitely worth grabbing up and incorporating it into the next summer mixtape!

Download the entire EP Here: Download Via NEST HQ

CRNKN – The Clearing EP [NEST027] + Bonus Remix

The newly founded imprint Nest HQ prides themselves on digging into the crates, leaving on stone unturn, on their quest to bring to light the music that is passionately making waves in the crowds of the modern day music lover. Aimed to capture sounds from all mediums, the team at Nest also offers up free downloads of all their releases for our listening pleasure. Up next for the Nest HQ is multifaceted producer, CRNKN, delivering his first official EP with The Clearing — a six-track concept release that illuminates CRNKN’s expansive sound as well as his passion for creating with a meaning. CRNKN explains in his own words how he created The Clearing -

“With The Clearing I wanted to try and distance myself from whatever preconceived notions people had / have about the kinds of music that I make. It’s really important to have room to experiment and grow as an artist, so with this release I’m hoping to lay the groundwork for that. There are a lot of really cool kinds of music, and I like making all of them. Putting a qualitative label on creativity is like putting a square peg in a round hole. Just doesn’t work.”

CRNKN also recently dropped a remix of BANKS hit track Bedroom Wall after falling in love with her ‘London’ EP. It seems like everyone in the industry whats to be collaborating with her these days, can you blame them?

A-Trak & Lex Luger Release Free EP as “Low Pros”

Fool’s Gold captain and DJ icon A-Trak kicked off 2014 by dropping some of the most exciting and unexpected collaborations in music, from Duck Sauce‘s acclaimed album Quack to the highly anticipated Federal Reserve project with Cam’ron. Yet his boldest team up to date may just be Low Pros, a bass extravaganza helmed by Trizzy and Lex Luger, the elusive producer behind genre-defining tracks for Waka Flocka, Juicy J, Rick Ross & more. The two linked in Atlanta for non-stop recording sessions with fellow producers Metro Boomin (Future, YG), High Klassified (Fool’s Gold) and Brillz, enlisting everyone from new-school superstar Young Thug to dirty south legend Juvenile to add their magic to the mix. The resulting EP takes the trap sound Lex literally invented into outer space, raising the bar for hip-hop and electronic producers alike. Download the Low Pros EP now at foolsgoldrecs.com/lowpros and check A-Trak on the Gold Gone Wild tour starting 5/30 in Boston with Salva and special guests.

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Astronomar – Mutant Club EP

The Main Course imprint has been a go-to of mine since its incarnation last year. Not only are the free downloadable beats a great perk, but the sounds coming from the label are underground and ahead of their time – Main Course is paving the road for musical lovers like myself. Astronomar, the man behind it all, is constantly  releasing his own music via the label and he is back yet again with a huge EP, which is described via his Soundcloud page as…

Weird will never go out of style, and to survive the EDM flood one needs to approach the club in a different manner. No YouTube tutorial can replicate the motions of the mutant, for it is a gene only carried by a select few. As an official ambassador of the future sound, Astronomar returns with a new 4 track EP, exactly a year after ‘Like This / Pay Attention’ impacted. Gargoile instantly grabs, and is described as ‘Rusted Out minimal baltimore club’. Drama once again pairs Astronomar with fellow Main Course man Bot for the anthemic ‘Drama’. Ha Ha Ha is a ballroom vogue anthem in the making – oh, we think we fierce alright. Runway as a house! And finally, rounding out the release is the deeply mindful Thot Process, with its squarks and bassline purr. Incredible early supports for each track across the board from the likes of Congorock (BBC’s Diplo & Friends), Botnek, Torro Torro, Sinden and other like minded tastemakers. First rule of Mutant Club is tell everyone how crazy this shit is…

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Fennec & Wolf – Back Then EP

German house producer Fennec & Wolf has just released a brand new EP entitled Back Then. The new EP consists of two brand new productions, Back Then and About Me, both tracks carry a fun deep house vibe and are most definitely dance floor certified. The first track Back Then, cleverly samples the Mike Jones classic while packing a powerful bass line that is truly loaded with percussion. The second track is a bit more mellow but still packs a punch with some fun synthed out vocals revolving around a strong bass hook. You can grab the EP over at Beatport or stream it via the Fennec & Wolf Soundcloud below. Unfortunately there is no free download at this point but this EP was too good not to post, so I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

AC Slater – Back To The Floor EP

It’s been nearly a year since the inception of Skrillex‘s multi-purpose media platform, Nest HQ, and now the curatorial site will also serve as home to a free-release label known simply as Nest. Today Bassline aficionado AC Slater kicks things off with his club-ready inaugural EP, Back To The Floor.  AC Slater has compiled a collection of five club-ready jams, in which the heavy bass champion provides a call to action to return to a focus on music and not so much the DJ. AC explains – “Back to the Floor is just a statement of where my head is at musically. Taking the focus from the superstar DJ concert back to the clubs. The whole “put your hands up” and shit is cool but it’s kinda played out for me personally. I want to focus more on the music and how it makes the individual feel. Everyone having their own experience and vibing out in the club rather than watching someone tell them what to do. It doesn’t have to be on 10 all the time. It’s okay to zone out and get lost in the music…” We couldn’t agree more with what AC Slater says and his music truly lifts up to his words. Download the EP here or through the Soundcloud links below.

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