Tag Archives: 170BPM

Premiere: Yoofee – Visualize

Berlin label Through These Eyes are back with another top quality limited run vinyl release with young producer Yoofee at the controls. Treading in the footsteps of experimental luminaries like Sam Binga and Om Unit, this one combines retro jungle influences with a healthy dollop of grime for a fantastic fusion of new and old. Serious riddim! Watch out for this coming Oct 26th via the TTE Bandcamp…

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Premiere: OaT – Stained

German producer OaT lands on Forest Biz this month with a selection of experimental beats and we’ve got the exclusive on Stained! Morphing between halftime and full tempo via a healthy array of percussion and conjuring a magical air with soft pads and vibrant melodies, this one goes deep…watch out for this and four other tracks coming Sept 24th on the Diversity For Breakfast EP.


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RQ – Season of the Emergence EP [Blu Mar Ten Music]

A new release on Blu Mar Ten Music is pretty much always a cause for celebration, and their latest material from Kiwi producer RQ is no different, though it’s certainly a step away from the label’s usual fare.

Drawing influence from the likes of Photek, Source Direct and Blocks and Escher, RQ’s latest work (ahead of an album due on the label at some point in the future) is tense and ominous. Three of the four tracks are powered by a backbone of intricate percussion, with an array of finely processed breaks skittering in and out of the mixes. Building on top of the militant drum section, there are hints of psychedelia, touches of jazz, and a flirtation with melody that feels faintly threatening. Uplifting liquid this is most certainly not.

We could waffle on about the depth and emotional resonance of the tracks on show here but it feels complex and elusive enough that we’ll never do it justice, so just wrap your ears around the clips below instead. The EP is out now at the Blu Mar Ten Store.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 73: B1tyze

Deeper beats for you all this weekend as B1tyze deliver the latest instalment of our exclusive mix series! Formed of US button pusher B1t Crunch3r and French studio duo Kantyze, B1tyze have been crafting some really unusual leftfield rhythms over the past year with releases for the likes of Onset Audio, Free Love Digi, Keep Deep & Future Follower Records.

Due to geographical separation we couldn’t get all three behind the Dojo decks but rest assured that Jason B1t Crunch3r has delivered a top notch mix representing the sound the trio are pushing right now. Moving through deep halftime, hybrid jungle and full roll tech and featuring material from GREAZUS, Mauoq, Quadrant & Iris and of course a host of their own beats, this one is a proper journey through the 170 sound. Sick!

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: Naibu – Fighting For Attention (Microfunk Crew Remix)

Mav’s Scientific Records imprint returns with the third volume of their excellent Chilling On The Couch LP series and we’re extremely pleased to have the exclusive premiere of the album opener! Bop and Oak serve up a delicious remix of Naibu’s Fighting For Attention under their Microfunk Crew alias, crafting a serene rework in their inimitable style. Absolutely beautiful! Look for the album coming September 7th featuring tracks from Mav, Bungle, mSdoS and many more…

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Premiere: Subminimal – Konl

Percussive precision on today’s premiere as we present the first listen of Submiminal’s brand new track Konl! Taken from his forthcoming Polyphasic EP for experiment label Ortem, the track blends influences from dub techno into the 170 template, starting sparse and slowly building in a light layer of drumfunk influenced beats over the backbone of the track. Deep, dark and utterly hypnotic…look for this one coming Aug 3rd at Bandcamp with other stores following two weeks later.

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Premiere: alg0rh1tm – Dimensional Passage

Ultra-deep and minimal sounds on today’s premiere as we present a cut from alg0rh1tm’s new album, forthcoming on Dubkraft Records. As you’d expect from label and producer alike, this one is all in the atmosphere, with ominous, industrial soundscapes punctuated by unusual percussion and creepy vocal snippets. Haunting stuff! Watch out for the album coming July 4th exclusive to Juno, with all other stores following on the 19th.

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Premiere: Frame – Primitive Jungle

The Dreamers return to our premiere spotlight with Italian producer Frame back for a second EP, following up his excellent Natural Sound EP from last year. Primitive Jungle brings together classic breaks with a pallet of faintly neolithic soundbytes for a playful slice of D&B that at once sounds faintly retro and very 2018. Wicked stuff! Look for this alongside at all good digital stores from June 14th.

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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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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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