Tag Archives: Atmospheric

Artist Collective LP [Conspired Within]

US imprint Conspired Within Music are back with a big release this month in the form of the Artist Collective LP. Featuring tracks from many of the best names in the dark halftime game, the LP is a pretty formidable statement of intent from a group of producers who share a passion for gritty, minimal beats and bleak soundscapes.

Tracks range from militant percussive steppers courtesy of Epilleptech, through to techno infused grinders like Tobe:n’s Shinigami. There’s a few seriously hefty tracks in the pack too, such as standout number Burning from Out of Fuel & Criba – the bassline on this one will shake your foundations! Elsewhere the LP contains thoughtful and interesting new beats from the likes of Kit Curse, Medika, Akinsa and label boss Conspired Within.

We could waffle on further about the tracks on here but you’re far better off listening for yourself; rest assured you’ll find a great selection of music bound together by an emphasis on percussive precision and atmosphere. One for the heads that know…check it out and hit up the label Bandcamp store to pre-order now on CD or digital; the LP drops there Feb 9th with all other stores following on the 16th.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #15 – Jan 2018

Hex kicks off 2018 with the usual full-spectrum D&B selection for the first podcast of the year. New beats inside from John Rolodex, Paradox, AudioSketch, SubMarine and many more, plus unreleased dubs from GY96 and Just Jungle. Get to know…

As always 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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DNB Dojo Podcast #14 – Dec 2017

Sneaking in just in time for Christmas, Hex is back on the decks for the last Dojocast of 2017! As usual the mix is packed full of new beats across all the styles of D&B, with neuro bangers, halftime weight, liquid rollers, jungle and experimental tracks alike. Music this month comes from Mystic State, Freqax, Mean Teeth, Wagz, Deft and many more, and the mix is rounded out with a fantastic dub from GY96. Happy holidays everyone!

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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DNB Dojo Mix Series 59: Low:r

Our latest exclusive mix comes courtesy of UK liquid artist Low:r! With releases for Such Music, Terra Firma and Soulvent, Low:r has been carving a reputation as a rising star of the deep liquid scene and his selections here showcase the ear for that style; fresh beats from Telomic, Arch Origin and Northern Zone sit alongside classics from the likes of Calibre and of course some dubs from the man himself. 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. Keep up with all the latest from Low:r on his Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud pages…

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dreadmaul & Bereneces – Aakhu [Vykhod Sily]

Fans of the deeper end of D&B may already be familiar with Russia’s Vykhod Sily – started as a podcast in 2013 by DJ and 170 enthusiast Rustee, the series quickly amassed mixes by the likes of Mauoq, Dyl, Dominic Ridgway and tons more across an archive that now spans well over 200 episodes.

Four years on and with fairly deep roots in the scene, Vykhod Sily have launched a digital label and the first release comes from previous podcast guests dreadmaul & Bereneces, who collaborate on a pair of ultra-minimal halftime steppers. If you’re a fan of all things dark, ominous and tribal in the 170 region then this should be right up your alley; both tracks are stark and creepy, with the sheer atmosphere of Intercontinental edging it out as our favourite of the two.

Be sure to keep an eye on the VS pages for more digital releases (and many, many more podcasts); in the meantime, check out their first release below. It’s available on streaming platforms right now; if you want a copy to keep you need to support the label via Patreon.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #13 – Nov 2017

Hex returns with the penultimate podcast of 2017 and as regular listeners will have come to expect, it’s stuffed full of the latest cuts spanning all the styles of D&B from rowdy to chilled and rolling to experimental. Shouts to Bioritm and Xorcore for providing some exclusive dubs this month and watch out for the weighty halftime section featuring cuts from EPROM, Safire and Crimes! Elsewhere there are new bits from Kiril, Radicall, The Upbeats, Cruk, Bowsar & Phentix and many more…check it out.

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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Premiere: Science of Man – Deeper Thoughts

Rolling liquid vibes with some classic breaks on our latest exclusive as we present the premier of Science of Man – Deeper Thoughts! Out to Triplicate Audio…look for the release on Beatport from Nov 26th.

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Premiere: Typecell – Complex

German imprint Subplate are back with another deep, dark release and this time it’s label boss Typecell at the controls for the appropriately titled Complex. Drawing on the fine traditions of sci-fi imbued techstep, this one is all about the groove; tight drums, weird effects, and atmosphere up to eleven. Watch out for the release dropping Dec 1st at all good digital stores…

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Conduct – Oma LP [Blu Mar Ten Music]

Just over a year on from their superb debut LP for Blu Mar Ten Music, Conduct are back to the label for a second LP. After the varied delights and beautiful atmospheres of Borderlands, how well will the duo cope with the so called ‘difficult second album’?

Pretty well, it turns out. The guys haven’t rested on their laurels at all, and they’ve found time to explore some different sounding rhythms while still retaining that detailed, cinematic quality that defined the previous album. From the obvious rock influences on intro track Welcome In, to the shades of Burial and Frederic Robinson on the breathtakingly beautiful Out of the Blue and out into the aggy, staccato gut punches of RDM, there’s a positive smorgasbord of sonic delights to be found here.

The only possible complaint upon the first couple of listens is that the album perhaps doesn’t seem as cohesive as its predecessor; every track sounds distinctively Conduct, but the segues from one to the next sometimes jar slightly. Maybe this will ease with familiarity, and this is certainly an album we’ll be getting more familiar with over the next few months.

Oma is out now on Blu Mar Ten Music; hit up the label store to grab a copy on vinyl, CD or digital now.

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Premiere: John E. Wink – Cycles

Mark Kloud’s Ground Mass label are back with another cracking new EP from Kansas City artist John E. Wink, and we’re very pleased to present the premiere of title track Cycles! Built around a sturdy halftime backbeat, Wink spins an intricate web of atmospheric synth lines, warm bass and percussive detail for an enveloping track that draws you into its depths. Look out for the EP dropping exclusively on Bandcamp from November 9th!

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