Tag Archives: 20/20

DNB Dojo Podcast #12 – Oct 2017

Celebrating a full year of monthly mixes, Hex is back with the 12th episode of the DNB Dojo Podcast! This bumper edition of the series weighs in at nearly two hours, packed full of music from Treega, Cyantific & BMotion, Anodyne Industries, Friske, Thomas B, Conduct and many more. As if all of that isn’t enough there are also exclusive dubs inside from Sedo and Just Jungle (aka Genotype). Play it loud and get a taste of the full range of the D&B sound!

You know the score 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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Samurai Breaks – Boss Battle [Tsunami Bass Weight]

Samurai Breaks has been a busy man this year; between building up the Tsunami Bass Weight imprint alongside label partner VYKing and dropping releases for Plush, Halogen Music, Electrikal, Fragmented and more, 2017 has given us lots of output from the English-born, Prague-based producer. Between all of that he’s also found time to write his debut album, the Boss Battle LP, which dropped on Tsunami Bass Weight last month.

The album sees Sam honing in on the heavyweight halftime sound he’s explored on some of his other recent releases, taking cues from the likes of Ivy Lab and Signs with sparse beats, hints of trap and monsterous neuro-influenced basslines the order of the day. The album is at it’s best when it combines the head-nodding quality of a punchy halftime drum rhythm and a simple but weighty bassline with playful glitchiness, as on LP hightlight Special Delivery.

It’s not all sluggers though; rapid-fire breaks come into play on the chaotic Devil’s Lettuce and the antagonistically named Swivel, switching things up from the slower and more hip-hop influenced mainstays elsewhere on the record. Overall this is an impressive body of work – while perhaps not as varied as it could be it is still well worth a listen. Halftime bassheads, this one’s for you. Check out the clips below and hit up Bandcamp to grab a copy now.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #6 – Apr 2017

The Dojo inbox has been positively overflowing with fantastic music this month, meaning we have a bumper podcast for you all! Hex has collated the best cuts once again with liquid, techstep, halftime, neurofunk, experimental riddims and plenty more crammed into a 1hr 45min mix. Beats inside from Mob Tactics, Andy Skopes, Pacific, Switch Technique, Thomas B, Shades and many more…

You can 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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Emperor – Dispositions – The Remixes [Critical]

Material from Emperor’s recent Dispositions LP gets the remix treatment on the latest release from Critical, and true to form the label have delivered a really interesting selection for the EP. For our money you should just ignore the Phace remix; as weighty as it is it’s predictable fare and far from the most interesting work we’ve heard from the German neuro powerhouse.

Klax on the other hand have absolutely excelled themselves with their remix of Made of Light, taking the original’s moody vocal and setting it to a halftime beat punctuated with grime-tinged synth swells and some serious bassweight. This one positively swaggers along as the synth lines stalk through the mix, and the energy levels are kept high despite the plodding drum pace; top notch mid-set switch-up material.

Ivy Lab are next up and once again on a half time flex, flipping Jounce around from a full roll neuro workout into a hypnotic, bouncing slice of intergalactic hip-hop that just oozes character. Smooth melodies and warm low end reverberations make for a serious head-nodder. Last up we’re treated to the softest of renditions as Made of Light gets the accoustic treatment, stripped back to nothing but Solah’s beautiful vocal and a moving piano line. Something a little different from the usual Emperor material! Check out the clips below and hit up the Critical Store to grab the EP on vinyl or digital now.

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Premiere: Fractale – Listen

Neve’s The Dreamers imprint continues their impressive run of releases with a sick new single from Italian production trio Fractale. Listen serves up more of that 20/20 style bassy halftime swagger we’ve been enjoying so much over the last few months, with laid back beats and serious low end weight a plenty. Check it!

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 45: Owneath

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Ever since we first heard his riddims via his rather excellent entry in the Demand Selects EP series we’ve been keeping an ear out for more material from Owneath, so we’re really pleased to be kicking off 2017 by welcoming him to the Dojo Mix Series! Vladimir’s mix takes in experimental cuts from Stray, Abstract Elements and Eastcolors alongside tons of his own beats and a few unnamed dubplates. If you like your D&B deep, dark and eclectic this one is for you!

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 #1 – Nov 2016

We’re kicking off a special new feature this month as we present the very first DNB Dojo Podcast! Mixed by blog owner Hex and featuring the best cuts to land in the Dojo inbox over the last couple of months, the podcast features 80 minutes of brand new D&B from across the spectrum with liquid, techstep, neurofunk, halftime and everything in between represented. Check out the mix and look out for a new podcast coming every month from now on!

You can check out the podcast 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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Premiere: Subtension – Overground

Our latest exclusive comes straight from the studio of Slovakian producer Subtension as he lands on Melbourne’s well respected Plasma Audio imprint with a hefty slab of 20/20 style experimental halftime hip-hop. Serious bassweight and a rude swagger on this one! Hit up Beatport to grab it now alongside a tidy remix from Nickbee of Hybris’ previous tune for the label, Carousel.

Subtension:
Facebook → www.facebook.com/subtensionmusic
SoundCloud → @subtension
Twitter → www.twitter.com/subtension

Plasma Audio:
Facebook → www.facebook.com/plasmacolab
SoundCloud → @plasma-audio-melbourne
Twitter → www.twitter.com/PlasmaColab

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