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Exkursions 002 [Lossless]

Lossless Music, Soul Intent’s increasingly diverse and incredibly reliable imprint continue their Exkursions output with the second EP to drop on the sub-label since its inception early last year. Better yet, they’ve tapped Concealed Identity for production duties, and as usual for one of our favourite producers he doesn’t disappoint.

First up comes a remix of Soul Intent’s No Answers from the previous Exkursions EP. Where the original’s drums had a sharp-edged urgency, Concealed Identity has spun intricate percussion into subtle reverb, dulling the edges for a more euphoric, tripped out sensibility that perfectly matches the floaty pads and atmospherics of the original. The proverbial cake gets a layer of icing later in the progression via a tasty reese bassline swelling out of the mix in warm, jubilant waves. Lush!

Concealed Identity original Zahir delivers more along similar lines; the use of space and reverb that have characterised most of his recent output (see his absolutely sublime 12″ for Narratives if you missed it last year…) is present again here in abundance, and his compositions are rich and detailed. Think Conduct but with an edge of Photek and you’re in the ballpark.

As if two slices of cinematic D&B deepness weren’t enough, Soul Intent brings us a slice of 140BPM heat to close the EP via his Odyssia alias. Hints of the stripped-back tone of early dubstep and a steppy garage-ish beat characterise a tune that straddles the dancefloor and more cerebral space with aplomb. Another tasty selection from a label we can’t get enough of! Check out the clips and hit up the Lossless Bandcamp to grab this on vinyl or digital right now.

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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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DNB Dojo Podcast #10 – Aug 2017

Another month has rolled by so blog owner Hex is back on the platters that matter with a fresh mix of all the latest D&B. This mix includes cuts from Brain Crisis & Kije, Kit Curse, Frederic Robinson, 1991, Lockjaw and many more with beats spanning liquid, techstep, halftime, 160 jungle and much much more. There are also cuts from Nurtured Beatz Grenfell LP, the proceeds of which will go to survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster in London, so please do head over to their Bandcamp store to pick that up and benefit a really vital cause.

As usual 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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Premiere: Clothcutter – No Good

US imprint Party Guy return with another top EP and this time it’s Clothcutter on the buttons. Today’s exclusive on DNB Dojo is the title track from the EP, No Good. Blending halftime D&B, a pinch of footwork and that instantly recognisable vocal hook, this one has serious groove; fans of Fracture and the more experimental end of the D&B sound will be on this like a fat kid on a cupcake. Check it out and look for the EP dropping August 14th.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #9 – Jul 2017

Hex is back once again with a selection of this month’s best D&B including fresh beats from Impish, Delta, HØST, Frame, Survival and many more. Check it!

As usual you can check out the podcast via Soundcloud below or head to the iTunes Store. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 55: D’TCH

We’re exceptionally pleased to welcome Sweetbox / Diffrent Music signing and all-round talented bass-slinger D’TCH to the Dojo decks for our latest exclusive mix! No tracklist on this one but expect to hear the man’s own unusual productions alongside plenty of future jungle, wonky halftime and even a handful of good old fashioned 2-step rollers. 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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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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Premiere: inZtance – Fool’s Gold (Insect Remix)

Our latest exclusive comes courtesy of Tallinn based producer Insect who dishes up a devastating neuro remix of inZtance’s Fools Gold for Through Sounds. Dark bass and heavy hitting beats a plenty – this one will slay floors. Expect this alongside remixes from Bone, Out Of Fuel and HeadRead at digital store’s August 7th, and if you’d like a copy on vinyl hit up the label’s crowd-funding campaign!

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Premiere: Logics – Shield

Our latest premiere comes from the well established Delta9 Recordings camp as we present the exclusive on sick new halftime groove Shield! Croatian producer Logics has gone in deep on this one, bringing the sounds of techstep to a high energy half-tempo back beat with a hint of hip-hop flavour and tons of bassline funk. Wicked track! Look for this dropping on the Knock Knock EP from July 14th.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #8 – Jun 2017

Sneaking into the end of June and Dojo boss Hex is back with another podcast featuring 80 minutes of fresh beats across all the styles of drum ‘n’ bass. New tracks from Disprove, Sentic Cycle, Law & Wheeler, SubMarine, Fortitude and many more inside the ride…

As usual 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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