Premiere: Survey – Radar

Berlin duo Survey land on Dispatch LTD this month with a sick new EP full of their brand of dark, techy D&B and we’re hyped to have the exclusive on closing track Radar! Ominous atmospheres, groaning bass and that brand of percussive intricacy that has been defining a lot of recent Dispatch and Metalheadz releases put this one right at the top of the game alongside the likes of Amoss and Philth. Sick tune! Hit up the Dispatch store to grab the EP right now…

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Premiere: Typecell – Values

Subplate boss Typecell drops a groove-laden deep tech roller on the label’s latest release; plumbing some subsonic depths on this one! Watch out for this coming June 10th at all the usual digital outlets.

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Premiere: Option – Violet

Detached return with the first single from their forthcoming Detachism: Section Two LP and Hawaii-based producer Option is back in our spotlight with another silky smooth liquid roller. Seriously lush vibes. Watch out for this coming June 15th via all the usual digital outlets!

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Top 5: Quentin Hiatus

Prolific US experimental beatsmith Quentin Hiatus launches the fourth volume of his I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus album series into your living rooms this week, so to celebrate we asked him to pick through his extensive musical catalogue and pick his five favourite beats.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 69: Lao Wai

Our latest exclusive guest mix comes from up and coming producer Lao Wai as he prepares to drop a fresh new EP for Delta9 Recordings. Following on from cameo appearances on DSCI4, Nurtured Beatz and Horizons (alongside Manchester’s Release), his recent solo EPs for Blu Saphir and Avantgarde have won him plaudits across the scene, notably from UKF who named him among their 18 to watch for 2018!

For his Dojo mix Lao Wai keeps things deep and rolling, blending liquid and tougher tech tunes from Monty, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Submarine and more, and of course there are some brand new dubs from the man himself thrown in for good measure. Wicked stuff!

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: Modu – Derelict Space

Lost Recordings celebrate 20 releases with a big new compilation dropping soon and we’re hyped to have the exclusive on album opener Derelict Space. With Modu on the buttons this one opens the Particles LP in style with a rolling tech funk workout; stomper! Check it out and watch out for the LP hitting Beatport on June 15th.

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Premiere: Lynch Kingsley & Neve – Deadly

Rua’s talent for signing exciting releases from artists at the cross-section between D&B, jungle, halftime and other bass music influences continues on today’s exclusive as we present the premiere of Lynch Kingsley & Neve’s Deadly! Blending dub vocals, deep bass, skittering breaks and a halftime backbeat, this is pure slow-fast euphoria; proper head-nodder! Look for this on vinyl and digital from June 29th alongside three other sick new beats from Lynch…

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Amoss – Everything Is Temporary [Dispatch]

Amoss are a duo we’ve been following here at DNB Dojo for many years now; from their early releases for the likes of Horizons Music through their work for Renegade Hardware, Diffrent, and of course Dispatch, the pair have carved a well earned reputation for crisp tech-edged beats with both depth and heft. It’s obvious both from their music and their Cranium Sessions podcasts that they know their D&B history, though it’s worth noting that they’re informed by it rather than shackled to it.

So then to their debut album Everything Is Temporary. Which of the many flavours of D&B long player would it be? Some artists use an album as an opportunity to showcase their versatility, either via lower-tempo genre-hopping or by crossing the various substyles of D&B. Others craft a strong concept, using it to weave a narrative through the music and tell a story or make a political point. Where would the long awaited Amoss LP fall along this spectrum?

As it turns out, Amoss have chosen to tread a slightly more timeless album path which might colloquially be referred to as “doing what we’ve always been best at”. One way and another (possibly due to the record’s fairly lengthy gestation period) they’ve ignored prevailing trends and knocked out a wicked selection of moody tech beats which feel both very Amoss and very Dispatch. Starting deep and brooding with cuts like Mind State and The Cardboard Man before building to absolute stompers later in the album like Century Seven and Chronograph, fans of their previous output will most certainly not be disappointed.

Every single piece of this album has clearly been a labour of love; every kick, snare, FX hit and bass stab perfectly placed, tweaked to exactly the right pitch or impact. From other artists this might have crossed the line into over-production, but what we have here is just the right level of polish and detail, and that rare feat – seventeen tracks of material that is stylistically very similar, but which still easily holds the attention for the hour it takes to listen and beyond.

Overall this is an album that we’ll be revisiting for many years to come, just like the rest of the Amoss discography. Check out the clips below and hit up the Dispatch Store to grab a copy right now.

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Q&A – Lifestyle Music

As they gear up to unleash their brand new Belgian Connection LP, we thought it was high time for a little knees up with Lifestyle Music. Read on for the full lowdown on the album, the label ethos and their favourite tunes right now, plus we’ve got the exclusive premiere of Glÿph – The Megalodonist!

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Premiere: Pulseye – Halos

Our latest exclusive from Ronin Ordinance bangs hard! Finish producer Pulseye brings a deadly dark neuro roller with the kind of hard drums and squelching bass that fans of Billain should be all over. Serious weapon! Watch out for this coming June 11th on the Aurora EP.

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