Tag Archives: Bass

Premiere: Invadhertz & Kentro – Stay Low

Dojo favourites Invadhertz are back in the premiere spotlight today with a track taken from their forthcoming EP on Peng Dominion. Teaming up with Kentro for this one, Stay Low opens up as a low-swung, swaggering slice of halftime, while the second half switches the track up into full roll tech D&B while retaining that hip-hop sensibility. Serious vibes. Look for this at all good stores from Sep 7th…

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DNB Dojo Podcast #22 – Aug 2018

It’s that time again; Dojo boss Hex is on the 1s and 2s with all the latest D&B, Jungle and 170 selections! This month’s mix features new beats from Benny L, Safire, Taelimb, Allied, FD, DJ Kid and many more, plus Hex’s new remix for Detached Audio so watch out for that one.

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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Shades – In Praise Of Darkness [Deadbeats]

When two of the best producers in their respective scenes come together on a new collaborative project it can yield something pretty special, and that’s definitely the case with Shades. Combining the D&B chops of Belgian native Alix Perez with the low slung bassline wizardry of West Coast USA’s EPROM has yielded three absolutely deadly EPs, and now their debut album In Praise of Darkness is upon us.

That title definitely rings true in the sounds on show here; as with previous releases the vibe here is very much dark rooms, oppressively heavy basslines and a militant, thuggish swagger. This is bass music’s answer to doom metal; an electronic Sunn O))) for 2018.

As you’d expect from previous output there are some obvious club ready rattlers; lead single The Saga stands out, as does the warped G-Funk of Faultline and the stomping bassline wobbles of Kolumbo. There’s plenty of exploration into more experimental corners of their sound too, including a cracking track featuring the vocal talents of Killa P.

Some listeners may find elements of this album a little esoteric compared to the more accessible beat-led rhythms found elsewhere in the scene, but if you’re looking for something a bit different then this is an impressive voyage through some of the best sound design around. In Praise of Darkness is out now on Deadbeats – hit up your favourite store to grab a copy now.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #21 – Jul 2018

Hex returns with your monthly dose of Dojo podcast crossing the full spectrum of D&B, Jungle and 170BPM goodness. This month’s selection features new releases from Wreckless, Calibre & Jet Li, Zero T & Villem, K2T & Option, CHAX, Edlan and many many more…

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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Premiere: Stranjah & Captivate – Cashme

Toronto producer Stranjah is back in our premiere hot seat alongside fellow Vortex crew-member Captivate as they bring a cracking slice of halftime jungle to Greazus’ Aufect Platinum imprint. Blending classic breaks with influences from trap and footwork, this one packs a heavy sub punch and a healthy dose of breakbeat attitude. Wicked stuff! Look for this alongside four solo Stranjah tracks dropping July 27th at all good digital stores…

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Premiere: Breaka – Tempted

Another top notch crossover footwork jungle effort from Beat Machine is in our spotlight today and this time it’s Leeds producer Breaka on the buttons! Infectious riddims, crispy beats and a seriously catchy vocal hook…yes please. Watch out for 7″ vinyl and digital dropping July 19th…

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Premiere: Stranjah – Rushplate

Toronto artist Stranjah (one quarter of new outfit Vortex) is in our premiere spotlight today with a track from his brand new Power LP. Bringing together gritty bass with a fearsome breakbeat assault, this one is pure jungle chaos! Ruffneck business! Out now via the Deviant Audio Bandcamp…get to getting.


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Sinistarr – Swinging Flavors #6 [Beat Machine]

US experimental beatsmith Sinistarr steps up with the latest for Beat Machine’s excellent run of Swinging Flavors 7″ releases, serving up an infectious take on the footwork-infused D&B sound. As with most of Sinistarr’s best work this one is all in the drums, with some wicked percussive fills giving the tune little bursts of extra energy.

As with previous instalments of the series the label have commissioned a big remix and this time it’s Om Unit who delivers it under his recently revived Philip D. Kick alias. Adding some extra drive in the bassline and a jungle-y feel in the drum section, this is an extra layer of icing on an already excellent sonic cake.

Last but by no means least, Sinistarr delivers a digital bonus replete with skittering drum patterns and wobbly sub bass textures on Clear Your Mind. Three wicked tracks from a series (and indeed a label) that has yet to disappoint us here at Dojo HQ! Check it out below and hit up the Beat Machine Bandcamp to grab it on vinyl or digital now.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #20 – Jun 2018

The Dojo podcast reaches it’s twentieth instalment and as always Hex is on the 1s and 2s delivering a full spectrum D&B workout. This month’s edition weighs in at a whopping 105 minutes due to an unbelievable volume of quality beats being released this month; beats inside from Philip D Kick, Melinki & Demure, SD, Kusp, Survey, OneMind and many more.

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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Top 5: Kusp

Portsmouth producer Kusp is someone we’ve had an eye on for a while. Through a slow trickle of releases for Authentic, Context and now Lynx’s Detail Recordings imprint, he’s slowly been carving a rep as a versatile producer capable of slinging traditional 2-step rollers and bassy halftime growlers alike. As he gears up for his debut album on Detail, we asked Kusp to give us the rundown of his top 5 halftime cuts. Check it out…

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