Dave Catalyst – Play Your Hand EP [Deconstructed]

In a little under two years, US imprint Deconstructed have already carved a solid niche for themselves as purveyors of high quality deep liquid rollers, and their latest EP from Dave Catalyst is possibly their best release yet. From the ethereal and faintly melancholy opener Strong Suit, through the noodling jazz piano and swing vocals of Slim City over to the darker bass-led vibe of Distant Notion and out via the playful, uplifting tones of Room for Manoeuvre, this is a joy to listen to from start to finish. If you like you D&B detailed, melodic and full of soul then this EP is for you! Check out the clips below and hit up the label’s Bandcamp Store to grab it right now.

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Premiere: Forbidden Society – The Last Tone (Raise VIP)

Our latest premiere comes courtesy of Czech artist Forbidden Society via his own FS Recordings imprint, taken from his new and appropriately titled Depths EP. Traditionally known for his industrial-tinged, hard as nails D&B bangers, Depths sees the producer exploring other sub styles including bassy halftime and more rolling, less angular D&B.

The Raise VIP of The Last Tone falls firmly into that latter category, combining a rolling break with dark bass and the tone of early 00s era techstep; perhaps FS’s nod to Klute and the like. Whatever the influences, it’s a sick roller with tons of atmosphere! Check it out and look for the EP dropping Sept 15th.

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Love You Forever LP

As if the recently released Grenfell LP from Nurtured Beatz wasn’t enough, another corner of the D&B community has come together to support the survivors of the Grenfell disaster via another packed charity album. The Love You Forever LP  features a whopping 25 tracks of mostly dancefloor focused D&B from some of the biggest names in the game, including Whiney, Kenny Ken, Kasra & Enei, DJ Fresh, Genotype and many more. Hit up the iTunes store to grab a copy and help out this essential cause.

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Premiere: Quentin Hiatus – Extreme Malice

US experimental beatsmith Quentin Hiatus continues his relentless onslaught of new material with a fresh EP dropping on the ever dependable Translation Recordings. The oddly titled Extreme Malice doesn’t really live up to its name, but it does serve up a delicious bongo-imbued rhythm, stark atmospheres and that unusual production that makes all of Quentin’s music so compelling. Look for this alongside four other tasty sonic concoctions from September 15th; pre-orders are up now at Bandcamp.

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Premiere: Neurotoxin – Component

Portuguese label Skalator are back with another solid EP as local duo Neurotoxin return to the imprint for their 3rd solo release, and we’ve got the exclusive on EP closer Component! Stripped back neurofunk business on this one as crunchy bass textures, rhythmic hits and detailed percussion combine for a tense, atmospheric head-nodder. Watch out for the EP dropping September 22nd at all good digital stores…

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Premiere: Samurai Breaks – Star Dog

Tsunami Bass Weight boss and all around badman Samurai Breaks steps up on our latest premiere as he drops a hefty two-tracker for Fragmented Recordings. Punchy halftime riddims and some serious low end on this one; not hard to see why Sam has been getting support on the mighty Noisia Radio! Check it out and watch for the release dropping September 7th via all good digital stores.

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Displaced Paranormals – Secret Space LP [Inception Audio]

Displaced Paranormals have been moving from strength to strength this year with a nice remix for Counterpoint and a track featured on Renegade Hardware’s Final Chapter LP, and now they bring us their debut album on long standing partner label Inception Audio.

The first thing that stands out about the album is the atmosphere. From the very beginning the pace is gentle, and the soundscapes are detailed and stark; a big bag of dancefloor rollers this most certainly is not. The crew have recruited promising underground producers like No Rules, Torn and Picota & Kumbh to help them out, and the resulting twelve tracks carry a grimey, industrial edge, which drives along despite the comparitively relaxed beat structures.

Fans of the kind of moody halftime grooves found on Samurai Music, Ronin Ordinance and the like will find plenty to enjoy here, and the level of sound design and imagination puts this up there with the best producers in the scene. As an added bonus, they’ve given DNB Dojo an exclusive free track to celebrate the album’s release; check out Gremlinz collab Paradox below (download via Soundcloud or Google Drive) and hit up Juno to grab the full album right now.


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DNB Dojo Mix Series 56: Void Stalker

Today’s mix comes courtesy of Scottish artist Void Stalker! With releases for the likes of Harder Louder, Future Sickness, Krytika and Mindocracy, Leni is one of the best kept secrets of the hard D&B scene and a mean selector on the decks. As you’d expect his mix for DNB Dojo takes no prisoners with a selection of hard D&B from the likes of Dom & Roland, Fragz, Synergy, Hostage, and of course some dubs of his own. Best listened loud!

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: Chris Cause – Ethereal

Our latest premiere comes from US liquid stable Such Music who bring us a shimmering roller from Chris Cause! Ethereal is a slick and understated little number; rolling breaks, uplifting melodies and warm bass, treading that wonderful line of soft euphoria without straying into cheesier “hands in the air” territory. Blissful! Look for this one from September 11th at all good digital outlets.

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Premiere: Moralz – Stone Cold

Morphing basslines, hefty halftime riddims and classic jungle sirens on today’s exclusive as Moralz drops some fresh heat for Free Love Digi! Stone Cold is everything you’d expect from the forward thinking US collective; future D&B business at its finest. Yes yes! Look for this from September 4th at all good stores…

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