DNB Dojo Mix Series 15: Phentix

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Austrian producer Phentix brings us a varied selection for the latest DNB Dojo mix! With beats signed to Citrus and Disturbed and a new EP dropping shortly on IN:DEEP Phentix is definitely one to watch for 2015, and his mix for the Dojo proves his chops as a DJ, gliding effortlessly through deep liquid and heavier tech styles. Yes yes!

As usual you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Mixcloud, Hearthis.at or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Dropbox.

Kimyan Law – Daimyo
Dub Phizix & Skeptical – Rags
Roygreen & Protone – Warman
Loxy & Isotone – Ancients (Skeptical Remix)
Roygreen & Protone – Speak the Truth
Amoss – The Shapeshifter ft. MC Fokus (Skeptical Remix)
Alix Perez – The Observer
Dub Phizix & Skeptical – The Enemy
Bredren – Rotten
Phentix – The Grim ft. Kinetical
Skeptical – Refraction
Kasra & Enei – So Real
Pessimist – Abstract
Octane & DLR – Back in the Grind (Cern & Dabs Remix)
Phentix – Hoax (unsigned Dub)
Klax – Blackball
Ivy Lab – Forex
Bredren – Control
Enei – Trainchaser
Amoss & Dabs – Latch
Sabre & Cern – Pinch Me
Break – Condensor
S.P.Y – Xenomorph
Ivy Lab – Gomeisa
Spectrasoul – Bygones
Break – Trying

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Philth – Destroyer / Genocide [AutomAte Tech]

Philth continues his impressive run of releases with two gnarly new beats for longtime Dojo favourite AutomAte Tech. Make no mistake, Destroyer is hard as fucking nails; if you’re looking for any kind of nuance or subtlety this ain’t the place, but if you’re looking for a pummelling onslaught of kick drums and savage bass swipes then this one should float your boat…or maybe sink it!

Genocide keeps things militant with a snarling bassline layered over a crisp selection of breaks, keeping the pressure up nicely (which is no mean feat given the absolutely brutal A side!). Check out the clips below and look for this at all good digital stores from May 25th.

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Q&A – Pennygiles

If you’re a fan of the deeper side of D&B then chances are you’ll have come across Pennygiles by now. The Welsh producer has built up an impressive catalogue of liquid rollers over the past few years, gracing the likes of Rubik, Demand, IM:LTD and Fokuz with his emotional styles.

Pennygiles’ latest 12″ for Tempo Records is due to drop very shortly, so we got in touch for a quick chinwag about the inspiration behind the tunes, collaborating with Ed:it and his use of natural breaks.
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Classic Track: Camo & Krooked – History Of The Future

Before they became the Hospital superstars they are today Camo & Krooked were already busy writing dancefloor bangers, including this personal favourite for Audioporn. Dropping from D&B tempo on the intro into a cheeky electro house breakdown before stomping back up to full speed, this one is an unashamed jump up classic. Sure to wreck any dancefloor, any time!

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Stickbubbly – String Theory [Such Music]

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LA liquid imprint Such Music bring us their tenth release from the rather oddly named Stickbubbly, who returns to the label with more of his crisp, melodic rollers. String Theory bubbles away with style and aplomb, floaty melodies giving the tune it’s character over a solid bedrock of beats and bass.

Over on the flip Take Flight brings the energy down a few notches to explore the half-time tempo, and I’ve gotta say I hope to hear more liquid operating in this beat pattern. Lush! Check out the clips below and grab this one from your favourite store right now!

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AKOV – Mantra EP [Mindtech]

The half-russian bear roars once more as AKOV touches down on Mindtech Recordings for a tidy new EP of sci-fi tinged neurofunk. There are few surprises here in terms of style but the beats are crisp, hefty and rolling; definitely more than capable of smashing up the rave. Check out the clips below and grab the EP from Beatport right now!

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Fade – Acid Trip / Get Rowdy [Diffrent Music]

If the psychedelic artwork and track names haven’t already given you the hint, let us set this one straight for you; Fade is getting a bit ravey on his latest work for Dexta’s ever impressive Diffrent imprint.

Acid Trip leads with classic rave synths on the intro before pounding bass stabs slam down around the heavy hitting half-time rhythm. Get Rowdy meanwhile lulls you into a false sense of security with lush IDM-esque sounds before the frenetic percussion and chipmunk-pitched vocal refrain drop in to hype the track up. Cracking!

Check out the clips below and hit up the Diffrent bandcamp to grab this right now.

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Survey – Chop Chop EP [Translation Recordings]

Survey continue to hone their sound with a great new EP for US label Translation. Fans of the Berlin based duo will know what to expect here; industrial, grimey techstep in the vein of early Ulterior Motive.

Most of the EP focusses on the half-time tempo with detailed, gritty textures among sparse beats. For us though the standout track is the crisp, rolling beat of the more conventional Paperhands. Check out the clips below and hit up the Translation Bandcamp to grab the release now.

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Kimyan Law – Daimyo VIP [Blu Mar Ten Music]

The enigmatic Kimyan Law is back! Blu Mar Ten Music’s brightest new talent returns to the label with three great new tracks following on from last year’s rather excellent album.

Album cut Daimyo gets the VIP treatment, switching the rhythm up to a slightly more insistent gait and adding a handful of jungle breaks to the mix. Lavish keeps things on a stripped back tip; airy drum patterns with a hint of swing and a generally pretty dubbed out vibe. The merest hints of jazz can be heard fading through the mix for a little extra shimmer.

Last but not least, Chai takes things even deeper, spacing out the drums into a lolloping rhythm against a backdrop of rich melodic textures. This one is the star of the show for us; absolutely beautiful. Check out the clips below and hit up the Blu Mar Ten store to grab a copy on vinyl or digital now.

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None Decay – Lithium EP [None Decay Music]

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Watching None Decay’s evolution over the last few years has been an absolute pleasure. From their humble roots as a relatively unknown act, they’ve honed their skills and notched up some impressive releases on Citrus, AutomAte, Vampire and of course their own None Decay Music imprint.

Their latest EP is absolutely their best material yet, bringing together their usual half-step darkness on The Hive and Forever with more upbeat material on the darkly ravey Lithium and the grimey, skittering Road Runner. There’s some absolute danger in here and no mistake! Check out the clips below and head to Juno to grab the EP right now.

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