Tag Archives: 170BPM

DNB Dojo Mix Series 62: Lakeway

We’re exceptionally pleased to welcome one of our favourite artists of the last few years to the Dojo decks as Lakeway steps up to deliver our latest exclusive mix! With releases for Diffrent Music and Sweetbox and appearances on Hospital and Med School, Lakeway has been at the forefront of a wave of experimental yet dancefloor-focused beats and represents one of the most exciting sounds in the 170BPM arena.

It’s exactly this sort of sound he brings to the mix, blending influences from grime, trap, R&B and bassline with jungle and D&B for a breakneck selection of raved-up, wonked-out beats. Expect plenty of Lakeway bootlegs and productions from the Diffrent stable alongside more traditional bangers and rollers from the likes of Skeptical and Rockwell. Serious selections! 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: Kodama – Origami

Today’s premiere comes from Methlab’s deepest release yet for their BNKR imprint. Taken from Acid Lab’s Evora EP, Origami features the man under his ‘Kodama’ alias delivering a stark, minimal slice of “grey area” dub-techno influenced 170BPM business. Lush synth work and stripped back percussion define a track that has the atmosphere cranked up all the way to 11. One to lose yourself in…look out for the EP dropping Jan 23rd on Bandcamp with all other stores following on the 25th.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 61: Kid Kun, HP.Ritch & ReDraft

Three member’s of Germany’s Depth Range crew have joined forces to present our final exclusive mix for 2017! Featuring a bunch of their own beats alongside cuts from the likes of EPROM, Ivy Lab, Crimes!, Fixate and Om Unit, the mix showcases all things forward-thinking in the 170 realm with wonky halftime, footwork-jungle and experimental beats a-plenty. Wicked selections to round out the year, check it.

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: Treega – Nightcore

One of Milan’s most exciting producers returns to Neve’s The Dreamers imprint this month with a big new EP and we’ve got the exclusive on title track Nightcore. Bringing together euphoric synth lines, rapid-fire percussion and a frenetic energy. 25% footwork, 25% jungle, 25% bass, 25% rave…100% banger! Look for the Nightcore EP at all good digital stores from October 23rd.

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Premiere: Kantyze – The Blastmaster

Quentin Hiatus’s FLD imprint continue their relentless schedule of forward-thinking future music with a fresh new album from French duo Kantyze. The Mutation LP features some serious riddims so naturally we jumped at the chance to share the premiere of one of them, and The Blastmaster is one frenetic riddim indeed. Rapid-fire breakbeats set to a lilting, swung bassline and punctuated by raved-up synth melodies and staccato vocal hits make for a relentlessly energetic track; sick vibes! Check it out and look for the full album dropping October 16th.

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Fybe:one – New Soul Music [Diffrent]

Fybe:one is a producer we’ve had half an eye on for a few years here at Dojo HQ; while his usual explorations tend towards lower tempos, he is nonetheless one of the most interesting musicians in the electronic sphere. Having contributed some downtempo reverberations for Diffrent’s Evolution of the Giraffe LP back in 2013, Dexta’s London imprint was the clear avenue for a move into the 160+ tempo range and the results are top notch.

Fans of the likes of Frederic Robinson and Machinedrum will find plenty to enjoy here; there’s a playfulness and an old school sampling methodology at work with plenty of influence from more “conventional” D&B, but without the music becoming trapped in the confines of the more traditional genre hallmarks. Jazzy synth hits, rapid-fire percussion and unusual rhythms are the order of the day here, and there are some tasty collaborations to boot as Sense MC steps up for vocal duties and the ever talented Hyroglifics comes in to push some buttons on With You.

As you’d expect if you’ve kept an eye on Diffrent, this EP embodies the label’s ethos by doing its best not to sound like anything else out there, and while it might not quite be revolutionary it’s certainly off the beaten track. Combine that with a loving craft and that mix of club-heft and armchair sensibility and you’re onto another winning release from our favourite London giraffe-enthusiasts. Check out the preview mix below and hit up the label Bandcamp page to cop the EP now.

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Premiere: Ding – Bolt

Atmospheric vibes for your Sunday afternoon on our latest exclusive as we present a fresh slice of experimental D&B from Ding for Tesseract Recordings. Fans of the leftfield beats of artists like Kimyan Law will definitely enjoy this one; unusual percussion and a laid back vibe characterise a tune that’s full of quirky sounds and subtle but satisfying progressions. Look for this one via the Tesseract Bandcamp store very soon…

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Q&A: HØST

As part of the crop of talented young producers pushing a superbly wonky take on the D&B sound, HØST has been impressing us for some time with his releases for the likes of Vandal LTD and Sweetbox. With a new release dropping on Terabyte this month, we grabbed the man for a quick chat about production gear, collabs and run in with the police. Check it out…

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 54: Frame

Our latest mix comes from a fresh signing to Neve’s The Dreamers Recordings, Italian producer Frame! Showcasing the forward thinking sound of his new EP for The Dreamers alongside other label cuts and beats from the likes of Frederic Robinson, Sinistarr, Fixate, Spectrasoul and Commix, Frame has delivered a fine blend of future jungle, classic rollers and bassy bangers. Sick selection!

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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DNB Dojo Podcast #7 – May 2017

Hex returns with another big selection of D&B from the Dojo inbox this month including new material from Quentin Hiatus, Amoss, Ulterior Motive, PRTCL, Soul Intent, Current Value and many more.

You know the drill by now…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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