Monthly Archives: July 2016

Escape EP [Blackhill Production]

We’re always thrilled to see smaller labels keeping the vinyl release alive so the news of Blackhill Productions first 12″ release put a big smile on our faces, doubly so when we heard the tunes gracing the wax!

Mexico-based producer Joakuim turns in two tough, moody rollers for the A side while label favourites Soundia and Plastiks each contribute a track for the flip; picking favourites here is tough but suffice to say if you like your D&B dark, techy and precise you won’t be disappointed at all!  Check out the clips below and hit up Bandcamp to grab the EP on vinyl or digital right now.

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Premiere: The Corpus – El Niño

Another brand new exclusive for your listening ears! Lithuania’s Eternia Music have reached their 20th release and one of the most potent tracks comes from relative unknown The Corpus with a fantastic take on the halftime sound.

Radiant synths shine though on the intro, giving way to crisp percussion and an industrial tinged bassline; some serious weight on this one. Out now at Bandcamp!

The Corpus:
SoundCloud → @the-corpus

Eternia Music:
Facebook → www.facebook.com/thisiseternia
SoundCloud → @eternia-music
Twitter → twitter.com/eterniamusic

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Premiere: Nuage – Shining (The Levels Remix)

We’ve got something a little different for your ears today as we present the premiere of The Levels stunning new remix of Nuage – Shining. For anyone not familiar with The Levels, it’s the collaborative project of Loxy, Resound and Alia Fresco, and their take Nuage’s original blends pop, R&B and years of D&B experience for a shimmering and understated rework with tons of soul.

Watch out for this dropping from August 5th alongisde remixes from Blu Mar Ten, Bop and Nuage on Translation Recordings, vinyl and digital.

The Levels:
Facebook → www.facebook.com/thelevelsmusic
SoundCloud → @thelevelsmusic
Twitter → twitter.com/thelevelsmsc

Translation Recordings:
Facebook → www.facebook.com/translationrecordings
SoundCloud → @translationrecordings
Twitter → twitter.com/translationrecs

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July Roundup

Real life has been getting in the way of the important matter of blogging about D&B lately here at Dojo HQ, leaving us with a glut of worthy releases in need of coverage. Without further ado then, here are some of the finest new beats from the last few weeks courtesy of Redders, Straying Reality, Gancher & Ruin and more…

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Premiere: XCUZMe – Cotton

We’re incredibly proud to have the exclusive premiere of XCUZMe’s superb new liquid roller Cotton! Forthcoming on Bay 6 Recordings this is is soft, soulful, melodic D&B at it’s finest, with beautiful guitar licks and crispy breaks flowing along throughout. Look out for this and four other fantastic tracks on The Heart Of It All EP dropping from 29th July.

Follow XCUZME:
SC: @welovexcuzme
FB: www.facebook.com/pages/XCUZMe/1031400410237420
Twitter: twitter.com/welovexcuzme

Follow Bay 6 Recordings:
SC: @bay6recordings
FB: www.facebook.com/bay6recordings
Twitter: twitter.com/bay6recordings

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Sovereign – Dustmite [Lockdown]

Lockdown are bringing the deep vibes this week as they turn in a wicked new single from Bristol newcomer Sovereign. Dustmite blends ethereal pads with a tight, minimal percussion session and simple but warm bass for a hypnotic journey; not sure where the track name comes from but it sounds to us like an ode to being lost in a desert.

Blique goes in even deeper, exploring the halftime drum template with more crispy drums and soft, shimmering pads. One for the autonomic heads! Check out the clips below and hit up your favourite digital store to grab this right now.

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DLR – Standing in The Dark [Warm Communications]

DLR and Warm Communications are two names we can’t get enough of here at DNB Dojo; quality vibes pretty much every time from both parties, and the latest release is no different.

Standing In The Dark delivers a classic slice of DLR tech-funk, replete with funky drum breaks, satisfyingly warm basslines and crisp sonic details. Still Alive sees DLR on the collab mission once again, teaming up with M-Zine & Scepticz for a softer roller with a hint of dub and a generally laid-back vibe. Tasty stuff on both counts! Check out the clips below and grab this on vinyl or digital right now.

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Revaux – Frostbite EP [Lifestyle]

We’ve been keeping an eye on Revaux for the last couple of years since hearing their releases for Slinkie Music and more recently Authentic, so naturally we were excited to hear their latest offerings for London’s Lifestyle Music!

The Frostbite EP keeps it punchy and concise, showcasing the Revaux sound across three new tracks. The material definitely keeps things dancefloor friendly but manages to retain a keen balance of atmosphere and melody alongside the rolling beats and bass heft; faceless throwaway fodder this is not. From the detailed punch of Head First through the deeper and more melodic Frostbite and out into the gut punching bass of Stand Off, Revaux are on fine form here!

It’s always a pleasure to hear dancefloor D&B with crisp sound design and at least a smidgen of soul, and that’s exactly what’s on offer here. Check out the clips below and hit up your favourite digital store to grab the EP now!

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 36: Dreadmaul

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The Dojo Mix Series is back and this time we’ve got German underground producer Dreadmaul in the mix! With releases for the likes of Authentic Music, Boundless Beatz and T3K, Dennis Leick has been carving out quite a reputation as both a producer and DJ, gigging regularly across his native Deutschland.

His mix for DNB Dojo builds slowly from deep halftime numbers through harder techstep and into dangerous, threatening amens including Dojo favourite Destroyer of Worlds. Sick selections!

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

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Dojo Damager: Robyn Chaos & Fortitude – Broadmoor Blues

The latest from Therapy Sessions Recordings is our Dojo Damager pick this week as label boss Robyn Chaos teams up with frequent collaborator Fortitude for an unusual slice of darkstep D&B.

Ominous guitar tones and the influence of bands like Tool and Lacuna Coil characterise the sparse, beatless intro as Robyn’s vocals build tension leading up to an absolutely savage drop; relentless business! Whether used as an intro tune, a mid-set breakdown or an end of night closer, this one is a guaranteed weapon for any dancefloor with a taste for the harder beats. Check out the clip below and hit up the Therapy Bandcamp to grab it right now.

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