Classic Track: Kemal + Rob Data – Konspiracy

It’s dark, it’s weighty, it’s relentless…it’s Konspiracy by Kemal + Rob Data, better known as Konflict. Top notch drums and gnarly bass are the name of the game here, with instrumentation that grooves and moves – which will get you moving too. 2002’s Konspiracy from Industry Recordings is almost criminal in its potency.

Even better, this year this classic has been remastered and put on Bandcamp for digital download!

Written by Luke Kessler

Guest Mix: Captivate & Stranjah

Deviant Audio are in the house for our latest guest mix, celebrating their newest Deviations release with a back to back mix from Captivate & Stranjah. Taking in most of the LP’s material alongside other Deviant cuts and new bits from Critical, Viper and Samsara Beats, this one bangs hard!

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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Top 5: 3VS

3VS may not be a name you’ve heard of yet, but you’ll certainly know the three producers behind it; Monika, Akuratyde and Tellus have each already more than made their mark on the scene under their solo releases. To celebrate the release of their debut EP for None60, we tracked them down and asked for their Top 5 influences…and we even allowed them six so they get two each!

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Premiere: Mako – One Reality

It doesn’t get much better than this…we’re unbelievably hyped to have the premiere of Mako’s One Reality for you today! Taken from his Oeuvre LP for Metalheadz, this is a masterclass in razor sharp breaks, shimmering pad atmospherics and groaning bass tension. 100% trademark Mako business, and all the better for it. Hit up the Metalheadz Store to grab the album on vinyl or digital right now!

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Premiere: Twintone – Dawning On Us

Smooth liquid goodness from Twintone on the latest release from Default Recordings. Warm bass, rolling breaks and soft, serene melodies; a perfect track to forget about the troubles of the world. Look out for this coming April 20th at all good digital stores…

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Premiere: Groves – Easy Slugger

Groves lands back on Deviant Audio with a weighty halftime head-nodder for their new Deviations LP. Easy Slugger is all about those basslines; simple but heavy, layered over sparse drums and tripped out bleed melodies. Look out for the album coming April 7th.

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Classic Track: Mouly & Lucida – Chilled

While I had some difficulty choosing which Mouly and Lucida tune to select for this week’s classic track, I ultimately let the vibes guide me. The smooth glide through the cool cosmos that is Chilled ended up being my choice, but don’t let that in any way discourage you from giving the amazing Inertia a listen as well; both are equally quintessential examples of the Intelligent Drum & Bass sound that has aged like a fine wine.

Who could deny this 1995 charmer from the top-quality Timeless Recordings label? Serene synth chords underlaid with a soft, gritty texture invite the listener, followed by alluring vocal fills and snappy drums. Strings that sing as well as percussive pops melt into this blissful blast from the past. The song’s second half carries a catchy Rhodes improv that speaks to Mouly and Lucida’s skill in capturing unique sonic portraits. The overall mix here is brilliant – Chilled is an ethereal piece that sounds as if it were wrapped in silk.

Written by Luke Kessler

Premiere: GY96 – 2 Chevrons

That vintage jungle sound on today’s premiere as GY96 drops a brand new release. Vintage synths and outboard gear power a tune which sounds exactly that – vintage. Check it out and hit up Bandcamp to grab a copy right now.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #41 – Mar 2020

In these uncertain and slightly surreal times we could all use some distractions, and with that in mind Hex is back with a fresh selection of D&B. New cuts inside from VRUM, Data 3, Nickbee, Lux, Special Victims, InsideInfo and many more, plus a brand new track from Hex himself.

As always you can check out the podcast 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: MAE917 – Hex

MAE917 lands in our premiere spotlight with a track that some of you may recognise from Dojo Podcast #40. Deep tech vibes with loads of detail…look for this coming to Strictly Deep DNB very soon!

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