Tag Archives: Bass

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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Om Unit & Sam Binga – BUNIT004

Om Unit & Sam Binga’s irregular BUNIT series of releases continues to be an absolute pleasure with the fourth volume now available via their usual Bandcamp store. As with previous volumes this is a complete free-for-all in terms of patterns and influences, vaguely within the 170 arena but certainly making no concessions to D&B formulas or trends.

From grimey trapped-out opener Shut The Window through the absolutely devastating cut-up jungle smasher Self Triggered, out into the spacey, driving weirdness of Never Been To Berghain and finishing up with the extremely acid-infused (and baffling titled) No Chairs, this is scattershot, heavyweight and generally fantastic. Exactly what you’d expect from Binga and Unit then really.

Vinyl copies of this are moving fast so hit up Unearthed Sounds to grab the wax or head to the BUNIT Bandcamp to get a digital copy straight from the source.

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Premiere: Corrupted & J. Nomad – Tears In Rain

Corrupted is in our premiere spotlight today alongside frequent collaborator J. Nomad delivering a wicked slice of bass-heavy halftime beats for his new EP on Halogen Music! Serious groove on this one; check it out and hit up the Halogen Bandcamp to pre-order ahead of the June 11th release.

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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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DNB Dojo Podcast #19 – May 2018

Hex returns to the Dojo decks for the May instalment of the monthly podcast featuring all the best releases dropping this month. Beats inside from Digital, Toronto Is Broken, Amoss, Dexta, Crypticz, Phase & Villem and many more, crossing the styles from dark tech to rolling liquid, bassy halftime to amen junglism and everything in between. Watch out for unreleased dubs from Xorcore and Midik too.

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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