This EP has been a long time in the making. Well… Sort of. I think we started the process about a year ago. I knew it was meant to be when I got this email from Skriptah back in April… Here’s a direct quote: “Sorry i been so slow at this shit man, hit me up or text me or some shit at 415-xxx-xxxx. I been getting sucked way too much into video games lately to be honest, but I want to get back out there djing and playing tunes and stuff.”
Most people I meet who are [still] interested in this music are pretty green, enthusiastic, and will do anything to get a release or some sort of validation. Skriptah just makes badass tunes and doesn’t give a fuck. I fully appreciate that. One listen to any of these tracks and you’ll find a level of dynamic range, sound design, and just straight up motion that a lot of kids these days will never figure out.
Anyway, I’ve been playing these tracks across the country for a long while now, and I can give you first hand reassurance that these bang hard. Go for it.
Full EP for only 3 bucks.
Purchase links: (Download link will be emailed you you immediately following purchase)
Skriptah – Movement 47 EP Masters 320 kbps MP3
Mans said he was sending for our Elk Cast, & he wasn’t messing about in the slightest… Round 2, coming through with another heavy hitter, we present to you Lurch.
After the end of Dubwar in New York, the sound fell a bit quiet, & mixing kept the flame burning for him for the next few years. The days & nights spent mixing in his bedroom payed off, as his style works to effortlessly blend dub & different styles of dubstep, taking influence from Conscious Pilot & Joe Nice with big blends & tight mixes. Today, he brings us a 100% vinyl & acetate mix, filled with dubplates & even some flavors of Elk Beats!
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Paul St. Hilaire – Nah Ina It
Dub Dynasty & Cian Finn – 9 Years Dub
Karma – How Ya Feel
Jeph1 – Genesis (dubplate)
EshOne – Ups & Downs VIP (dubplate)
Skriptah – Movement 47 (Forthcoming Elk Beats, Dec 4th)
Conscious Pilot – Fighting Chants
Conscious Pilot – Bombing Science (dubplate)
J:Kenzo – Counteraction
Razor Rekta – Bang Ya Door
Dubtro – Meditation
Undrig – Backslider (dubplate)
Mala – Enter Dimensions
EshOne – Hackle (dubplate)
Vax – Cranial Dub (dubplate)
Rozi – Don’t Forget It (dubplate)
Undrig – Alive To Vibe (dubplate)
Prism – Future Samba VIP
Clouds & Tiiu – Under the Dancing Feet
Juju – Punks
Johnny Osbourne – Fally Ranking (VIVEK Remix)
The Disciples ft Dixie Peach – A Long Way To Go
Dub From Atlantis – Heavy Weather (Melodica Mix)
Jofis and Mighty Oak – The Eagle The Dragon The Bear (Version)
Banana Man – Musical Murder
“Big up Elk Beats and crew for facilitating this podcast series! It is an absolute honor to be involved. Shouts to the family and friends of course! Y’all know who you are! Out to Fourth Temple, Green Villain, TUBA, reconstrvct, Native Frequencies, and the whole Maryland/Virginia/DC crew. Royal salute to those who have shared their tunes with me, and TurnstyleRecords for cutting them to acetate! Long live sound system culture. ONE TIME.”
If you’re living on the east coast, you can catch the sounds of Lurch live on December 14th, in DC @ All Around Soundclash Vol.3 Philadelphia/Native Frequencies Takeover, or on January 4th, in Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Foundation
For our first Elk Cast, we are proud to feature a long time friend of the Elk Beats family, San Diego’s own, Underslung.
His style is constantly evolving & moving forward, by incorporating nearly every style of bass music, as you will see throughout this mix. He also adds some classic flavor by keeping his sets 100% vinyl & acetate. We were beyond excited to find out he pressed fresh plates exclusively for this mix, so needless to say, you’re in for a treat!
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B. Dolan – The Skycycle Blues
Mad Ice – Ayahuasca (Drainz Rmx)
Compa – Spektor
ADP – Statix (Lets Play Videogames VIP)
Malleus – Sleepwalker
ADP – Death Rattle
Juss B – The Waiting Hour
Malleus – Body Heat
Ollie 303 – Glastonbury south east
Arkwright – Kunai
ARtroniks – Theter
Ollie 303 – Worms
ADP – Unobtainium
Arkwright – Disarray
OH91 – Stealth VIP
Drainz – Icerink VIP
Kahn and Neek – Percy (OH91 Remix)
Kahn and Neek – Percy (OH91 Remix Devils Mix)
Matt U – Danger (Ollie 303 Remix)
OH91 – Untitled (Kahn Remix)
Grovestreet – Mook
OH91 – Pardon
Grovestreet – In the Street
Eshone – Petroglyphs
Malleus – Wayward
Chizzla – The Great Unknown
Ollie 303 – Soundation Found
Arkwright – Sherbert
OH91 – Meditation
Royal-T – I Know You Want Me (OH91 special)
Bondi – Turnt
Jagga – Out of Control (Oxossi Remix)
Grovestreet – Palace
Chizzla – One True God
Malleus – In the Machine
Eshone –Mini Bic
Superisk – Find Your Way (OH91 remix)
Compa x OH91 – Selecta (OH91 Special)
“Shouts out to Mr. Donnie Eshone, head elk first and foremost. The SoCal bass crew; Dead Technology, Strong & Tough Audio and Organized Grime. All the producers who send me dubs & Oscar of Turnstyle Records for cutting them! Also out to my partner in all crime related to low frequencies Alan Spydey Sanchez. Watch out for the Banana Stand Sound System in 2014! Remember, there’s always bass in the banana stand!”
You can check out more of Underslung by catching his show on Sub.FM on November 15th @ 6-8pm PST, or by heading down to his monthly 100% vinyl & dubplate night, Dead//Technology @ the Kava Lounge in San Diego.
The best part about running this label, and not dealing with distribution and all that other stuff is being able to wake up and think, “Today is an Elk Breaks kinda day.” This is precisely what happened this morning, and today, I bring you Elk Breaks Vol. 1. These are four 130bpm tracks which incorporate some of my favorite influences, from dnb, garage, dubstep, house, etc.
Here are the previews:
As always, in your choice of WAV or 320kbps MP3
Elk Breaks Vol. 1 – 320 kbps MP3
Elk Breaks Vol. 1 – 16bit WAV
For tracklist & interview go here: http://subdotmission.com/podcast/submission-podcast-106-eshone
There really doesn’t need to be a description for this one…
What better place to blast off some new tunes than one named “The House of YES?”
The Tsunami Bass Experience is a fully flared sound system based in NYC, some of you may know them as the resident rig for Reconstrvct… They will be rolling out the LABs for this one, for low frequency you can swim in. To top it off, I (Donnie / EshOne / Señor Elk… who normally feels pressured to act cool and write in third person) will be sharing the stage with one of my favorite artists in the world, MOLDY. I’ve been listening to his mixes and tracks for about eight years now, and in that time I haven’t heard one thing that I don’t like. I had the pleasure of hanging out with him, as well as the rest of the BASSIC crew in Boston this past January, and I’d be understating it if I told you I was FUCKING EXCITED to go back. Memorable Moldy experiences include Pho with AxH (another rad dude) and beer/cookie binge with Umi, Jason, and Kelly (three more rad people I can’t wait to see). I’m really eager to hear The Tsunami Bass Experience LIVE… For a super cool pair of people to have a rig like that, I’m very intrigued as to what sort of basslines they are gonna throw at us! I can tell just by talking to ShiZaru & Morphous (as well as their involvement with some events I really respect) that their selections will be pure weight, and heavy grooves. Good combo. Great combo.
Did you think I was done with the show? Fuck no. That’s like a small section of the awesome. Tsunami is collaborating with two crews that I have a lot of love for, FOURTH TEMPLE [Brooklyn], and NATIVE FREQUENCIES [Philly]. From Fourth Temple, we will feel the bass from the hands of TrueNature (the dude from Reconstrvct with impeccable track selection, great taste in vegan sushi, and fantastic mixing skills), and COH (the mastermind behind the Fourth Temple live art). From Native Frequencies, we’ll probably have Jason (the boss man, whom I’ve had some of the funnest times with, ever) dancing on stage and wearing something weird, WERM (besides having the coolest DJ name ever, dude is really fucking cool and a really good DJ!), LT SMASH (one of Elk Beats’ major supporters and a great dude, with great tunes – obviously), and KELLEN303 (who I have yet to meet, but have only heard good things about).
So that’s the music part. Your posterior section gyration itinerary has been set. What about visuals? How about some live feedback 360º visual immersion from CINEMOEBA? What about some indoor fire fun with FLOASIS FIRE CREW (I’m not sure what to expect, but fire rules, and this sounds awesome)? There will be dancers… DANIELLE HUTTON, BASS HONEYS (I am not from the east coast, so I don’t know them yet but by the name I think I’ll be pretty stoked) + even MORE…
I was also told that I may be called upon to create/inspire a signature cocktail for the evening… We all know that I enjoy WHISKEY…
Oh. I’ll be playing some tunes too. I’m trying to complete 90 minutes of new music that no one has heard before… We’ll see how far I get. I can always fill the void with some dubs from my friends. See you there!
More info —> https://www.facebook.com/events/412387902208159/
So far, three confirmed shows for this “leg” of the #ElkBeatsCoast2Coast extravaganza. This is the second one I will reveal. First, I want to talk about this venue. The “Troc” is one of the coolest spots I’ve been to, ever. Perhaps it’s the one show I got to see there, or perhaps it’s just that cool. I went there in January for some sort of Skeletor Karaoke thing… It was your basic medieval karaoke jam, in which the participants were forced to perform for the crowd’s delight or be banished from stage by a fucking full-on SKELETOR hitting a massive gong to seal your fate as someone who absolutely sucks. Something about it was special. Everyone was super rowdy, and I have a feeling that Native Frequencies will have a similar vibe, whether or not I decide to perform in full costume.
We already know about Moldy, Werm, Kellen303, and L.T. Smash from my post about EPICENTER:03, but let’s take a second to recognize the awesome that is Jason. I met Jason in the San Diego scene, I had seen him at a few parties, shared rides to clubs, etc. We didn’t really hang out outside of music until one day he called me up and suggested we grab a drink – I was in a particularly bummed state of mind from ‘life events’ at the time, so I figured it couldn’t hurt. Two pitchers of sangria later, we found ourselves at one of my favorite bars, Hamilton’s Tavern. A few pints of Pliny the Elder found their way to me, and Jason recognized someone famous from TV (who shall remain unnamed, but has since starred in one of my favorite shows of all time) in the bar… The person that said actor was with recognized my Dataset shirt, and we got into some fun filled conversation, and we soon went outside to partake in some California Medicine. Pretty cool to look back on this and know that I had no idea who the fuck this guy was at the time. They took off to play some music at another venue, and we were to link up with them later on. Anyhow, I think we walked about 17 miles that day, covered most of South & North Park, and must have consumed more alcohol than humanly possible. We finally met back up with the former crew, and got to check out their music. Surprisingly, I have a very clear memory of absolutely everything that happened that day, including the point where I decided to throw up in a bush to make room for more beer. Jason thought it was good thinking, and approved, of course. Although there is too much weird shit to type, this bender was perhaps only paralleled by the one that started with White Russians in SF with Miguex & Misk.
Needless to say, this will be a long overdue reunion with one of the cooler people I’ve met in the last handful of years, and I’m pretty stoked to see what kind of weird shit we get into this time. WATCH OUT PHILLY
Sidenote: Jason should also be credited for starting the craze that is “The Creepy Dance.” This dance has become well known throughout the west coast, has even seen big music videos and has now begun to sweep the east coast. If I can find an animated gif or video clip of this online, I will post it.
For more info –> https://www.facebook.com/events/472746412822090/
EshOne is bringing Elk Beats to the shake the redwoods…
Get more info and see the lineup here —> http://www.northernnights.org