Special case uploads:

We've decided to show some love for special case releases of low bitrate or varying quality, provided no better alternative versions are available. While we generally require all uploads to be at least 192 CBR or V2 VBR, there are a handful of releases out there with no known higher bitrate. An example is deadmau5's Project 56 album, which exists only as a mutt of 128 and 192 kbps MP3.

These sorts of releases will now be allowed, but only with prior staff approval. These changes are reflected in rules 2.1.2 and 2.2.7. Please read them before attempting to contribute a special case release. Again, if you do not get staff approval before uploading, then low bitrate uploads will be removed and mutt rips will also confer a warning.

Staff picks:

It's that time of the month again! No.. not that. I mean the beginning, when we announce staff picks! Below are a set of albums, EPs, or singles that have been hand selected by the staff here at Beathau5. Each of these releases strikes a particular note with the staff members. These releases will be set to freeleech and can be viewed all together in the new Staff Pick Collage.

The Glitch Mob - Love Death Immortality (2014)

The Chainsmokers - #selfie (2014)

Various Artists - Sacred Souls EP (2012)

Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)

Fisk Industries - EPs and Rarities (2007)

Tristan Perich - 1-Bit Symphony (2010)

Ripperton - Niwa (2010)

Ummet Ozcan - Transcend (2011)

Aniki - Soul For Hire (2010)