DNB Dojo Mix Series 64: Vortex

We’re hyped to welcome Canadian D&B foursome Vortex to the Dojo decks for our latest exclusive mix! With an LP dropping on Deviant Audio next week and a ton of beats in the works, the super team of Stranjah, Groves, Captivate and David Louis are set for a big 2018.

For their Dojo mix the guys have dished up a selection of 100% original material from the Vortex project and their solo aliases, including tons of cuts from the Flow State LP and a handful of dubs to boot. Sick! As always you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.


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Xorcore – Number Stations LP [Rekkt]

Israeli producer Xorcore is back this month with his first LP release for Rekkt Rekkords, and the release features a great selection of tech-edged D&B and a couple of tidy remixes to boot.

Struct kicks things off with the album’s heaviest track, laying down a dangerous neuro banger, but Dead Zone immediately switches things up with hypnotic synth lines and deep sub bass; moody roller vibes. Other highlights include the glitch and IDM influenced later tracks Out of the Machine and That’s All, both of which show a talent for complex arrangements and sonic detail.

Number Stations is a powerful statement of intent from a young producer with plenty to offer the scene. The LP is out on Feb 14th; hit up Beatport to pre-order the album now.

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Premiere: Telomic – Control (Revaux Remix)

Revaux are at the controls for today’s exclusive as they serve up a dirty tech remix of Telomic’s Control. Swapping the subtle rolling vibes of the original for a harder hitting arrangement, this one has grit, depth and more than enough heft for the dancefloor. Look for this alongside remixes from Aperio, Victim & Akomplis exclusively at Beatport from today, with other stores following on the 23rd.

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Premiere: Lewis James – Clash

Irish imprint Rua Sound continue their journey to the cutting edge of experimental D&B with a fresh EP from Lewis James. Clash melds a host of different influences, with soft, evocative synths on the intro giving way to darker elements as the tune drops into a weighty slab of jungle-infused halftime. Skittering drums and a big bad bassline are present and correct and the arrangement eschews the traditional “intro-verse-breakdown-verse-outro” format in favour of a gradual build and then a gradual fade, something we don’t see nearly enough of in the rigid structures of modern dance music. Watch out for the EP coming March 2nd at all good stores…


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Premiere: Oxius – Nexus 6

Long standing UK techstep imprint AutomAte return this month after a fairly lengthy hiatus with new music from French producer Oxius! Providing more of that dark, gritty, futuristic sound that the label has built a solid reputation for pushing, Oxius comes correct with precision beats and interesting drum patterns, and of course plenty of hefty bass distortion. Check it out below and watch for the release dropping Feb 20th.

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Premiere: Other Spectrum – So Close

Russian imprint Citate forms are back with a new EP this month from Other Spectrum, and we’ve got the premiere of So Close for you today. Closing his new Tam Kangana EP on a minimal vibe, this one is all about the subtle use of melodies and soft percussion; blissful stuff. Check it out and watch out for the EP coming Feb 15th at all good stores.

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Premiere: Modu – Template

Lost Recordings are back this month with another hefty release, this time with Bristol producer Modu at the controls. Template kicks off with dark bass and funky drums before a second-half switchup into full-on amen smasher. Sick! Watch out for this one dropping Feb 18th at all good stores.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 63: Linear

Our latest exclusive mix comes from Leeds DJ and producer Linear.  With releases for C Recordings, Skankandbass and Nu Venture, Linear is fast gaining a reputation for well-crafted, dancefloor-focused D&B; watch out for plenty more from him this year.

True to form his selection for Dojo Mix number 63 goes in heavy with beats from the likes of 1991, Break, Whiney and Ed:it sitting alongside his own beats from recent releases on Nu Venture. Maximum energy from start to finish! As always you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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Premiere: Out of Fuel – Minus 25

Out of Fuel return to Translation Recordings this month with another cracking EP of dubbed out halftime goodness and we’re hyped to present the premiere of lead track Minus 25! Spacey echoed chords and a trippy lead melody layer with warm bass and an infectious halftime groove for a laid-back journey, apparently into the freezing cold. Check it out and watch out for the EP coming 16th Feb.

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Premiere: K2T – Depths

Scottish label Detached Audio are back with the latest in their steady stream of strong releases and this time it’s label co-runner K2T at the helm. Depths sees him exploring his softer side, with mellow pads and beautiful chiming melodies layered over satisfyingly intricate percussion and warm sub bass. Lovely stuff; watch out for this coming on the Starscape EP which drops Feb 16th.

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