Monthly Archives: October 2016

Premiere: Sonic D – Boom (Dave Owen Remix)

Mark Kloud’s Ground Mass imprint is back with a brand new album from Sonic D including some tasty remixes, none tastier than Dave Owen’s light and jungley take on lead track Boom. Crispy breaks and classic jungle vocal chops blend with melodic flourishes and a hint of footwork flavour – yes please!

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Exclusive: Reflektor – Don’t Worry

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We’re incredibly proud to present an exclusive free download from Vancouver production trio Reflektor! Don’t Worry brings together deep bass, crispy breaks and an infectious vocal hook for a top notch roller with tons of detail and an understated euphoria that has been well tested on dancefloors in their native territory; wicked stuff. Follow the link above to grab yourself a free download…

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Q&A – ArpXP

Sardinian producer and DJ ArpXP returns to Sun & Bass Recordings for the label’s first solo artist EP this month, with another great selection of deep, melancholic rollers. We grabbed Simone for a quick chat to find out about his links to the festival, the inspiration behind the tracks and where he’d disappear to given the chance…

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Commix – Generation EP 2 [Metalheadz]

Watching artists continue to grow after more than a decade in the scene is a rare pleasure; so many solid creative musicians either fall into a comfortable stylistic groove or disappear for real life or other genres of music. Indeed, it must have been tempting for George Levins to leave the Commix project behind with the departure of longtime production partner Guy Brewer and the success of his lower tempo Endian alias. With that in mind it’s even more of an achievement for Commix to still be here, releasing some of his best music yet no less.

The second part of the Generation EP series for ‘headz sees George delving deeper into the rejuvenated project, with Freefall opening things up with an entirely unhuried, atmospheric slice of D&B; the tempo might be high but the energy levels are definitely kept on the down-low here as the track shimmers effortlessly along. One for the 5am crew!

Honey ups the ante, keeping the soft synth action but melding it together with hard, chopped amens for a track that plants one foot on the dancefloor while keeping the other firmly in introspective territory. A classic Commix roller of yesteryear this is definitely not, but this EP is all about progression rather than regression.

The back half of the selection sees the tempo dip and the vibes becoming more experimental, from the dark, tribal riddims of Behold out into the hypnotic, Aphex Twin-style downtempo of Arplong – this one is just about the lushest track we’ve heard this year. Another top EP from a producer we hope will be brightening the scene for another decade or two yet! Check out the clips below and hit up the Metalheadz store to grab a copy right now.

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Premiere: Quentin Hiatus – The First Time Was The Last

The prolific and unpredictable Mr Hiatus returns with another EP on his own Free Love Digi imprint next month and we’ve got the exclusive on closing track The First Time Was The Last. Quirky melodic flourishes blend with garage style beats for a typically experimental take on the 170BPM sound from one of America’s most talented underground musicians. Check it!

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Premiere: Current Value – Capsule (Dean Rodell Remix)

Current Value brings his distinctive style of hard edged neurofunk to Othercide Records with some help from friends in the scene and we’ve got the exclusive on the slamming Dean Rodell remix of Capsule! Modern D&B production blends with classic early 2000s Techno-D&B with hypnotic synths, rolling riddims and serious bassline action. Sick!

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Win Concussion Records Vinyl!

Our pals at Concussion Records are celebrating their third birthday, and being the kind folk they are they’re offering up the chance to win their first four vinyl releases (including their yet to be released fourth single from Kantyze) and a poster to boot! All you have to do is Like and Share this post on Facebook (embedded below) by 11PM on 31/10/2016. Can’t say fairer than that can you? If you’re not familiar with the Concussion sound then check out their last release below; rolling neurofunk business from Bowsar with a sick remix on the flip from Dose. Yes yes!

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 42: Xanadu

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Our latest exclusive mix comes courtesy of Xanadu who delivers an Addictive Behaviour special to celebrate the release of their recent Rotation Part 2 LP! Packed full of tunes from the album alongside Xanadu’s new single for Dom & Roland productions and a host of other tough, rolling beats, this one is a treat from start to finish, and we feel pretty honoured to have Xanadu on board the Dojo mix series. For more info on the album be sure to check out our recent Q&A with Addictive Behaviour label bosses Clayton & Neil.

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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Q&A – Addictive Behaviour

Addictive Behaviour have had quite the year, building on past successes with new releases from Eastcolors, Minor Rain and Handra, following the label’s solid formula of a slow but high quality release schedule. Their latest project, out a few weeks ago, sees them return to the Rotation LP series started in 2015 with 14 big new tracks from the likes of Philth, NickBee, Data 3, Detail, Fade and more. To find out a bit more about the album and what’s next for the label we grabbed bosses Clayton and Neil for a chat…

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Competition: Win Tickets to Shogun Audio Leeds!

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Shogun Audio hit Leeds later this month with a huge lineup of label favourites and special guest Culture Shock, and we’ve got two tickets to give away! To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is like the DNB Dojo Facebook page and send an email to competitions@dnbdojo.co.uk with your name and the subject line “Shogun Audio Competition”. We’ll draw the winner on Thursday Oct 27th – good luck!

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