Tag Archives: Dark

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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Premiere: Brakken – Defiance One EP

We’ve got a bumper Premiere today as we present the first Soundcloud clips of the brand new EP from Brakken for Tech Itch Recordings! Currently shrouded in mystery all we know about Brakken so far is that he is a old warrior of the scene operating under a new identity; doubtless time will reveal the artist’s former aliases, but for now all we have is the beats.

Said beats are impressive indeed and fans of the dark-edged techstep sound will definitely find plenty to enjoy here; from the deep, rolling reese bass of Shadow Art through the industrial-tinged halftime of In My Room, out into the 90s style ‘headz-y vibes of Shaper Scratch and finishing up with moody stepper Let Go, this is clearly the work of an artist with deep roots in the scene and plenty of ideas to explore. Sick stuff!

The Defiance One EP is available to buy right now from the Tech Itch Recordings website where you can also find full previews of the EP via their new members area. Vinyl fans will also be pleased to know that the label are prepping a limited edition 12″ run for the EP; head over to Bandcamp to pre-order that (expected to ship around August 1st).

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Premiere: Black Opps – MechWarriors

Long time Dojo favourites Nurtured Beatz are back in the Dojo spotlight for today’s exclusive as we present the premiere of Black Opps – MechWarriors! Evoking the spirit of classic early 00s tech, this one is dark, rolling and sci-fi tinged. Ominous business to murk up the dance! Look for this dropping on the Kill The Oppressor EP from April 14th.

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Premiere: Scartip – Cretins

Midlands producer Scartip lands on Fragmented Recordings for our latest exclusive with the crushingly heavy glitched-out tech of Cretins. Stomping business! Look out for this one coming April 7th on the Fragments Vol. 2 EP.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #5 – Mar 2017

Another month, another podcast! Dojo boss Hex is back on the decks with a 75 minute selection of the month’s best cuts with varied material from Klute, Radicall, Mr Frenkie, Dyl, NotioN, Data 3 and many more…check it.

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: Fearful & Deficit – State of Decay

Flexout’s latest sees Fearful teaming up with a host of his buddies in the scene for a five-collab extravaganza on the appropriately titled Collective Conscience EP. being big fans of artist and label alike we jumped at the chance of a premiere, so we’re extremely pleased to present the exclusive on Deficit collab State of Decay. Angular riddims, punchy drums and squelching basslines a plenty on this one as the boys put the “technical” back into techstep; vibes. Check it out and watch out for the release dropping everywhere from Mar 28th!

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Q&A – Voyage [Tech Itch Recordings]

It’s common to talk about producers coming from nowhere, but it’s never been truer than in the case of voyage. Having travelled from relative obscurity to the release of the absolutely phenomenal Genesis LP for Tech Itch Recordings, it’s safe to say his place in the scene is now secure. We tracked him down for a quick chat about old school influences, how he wrote the album and what’s next…

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Premiere: Tephra & Arkoze – Ascertain

Tephra & Arkoze land on Dispatch LTD with a brand new EP this month and we’ve got the exclusive on title track Ascertain. Featuring the vocals of the ever dependable MC Fokus, the track combines playful hip-hop lyricism with swung beats and some grin-inducing bassline grime for a tidy workout that keeps the energy high while avoiding the usual rolling 2-step patterns. Sick one! Hit up the Dispatch store to grab the Ascertain EP right now, with full release at all good digital outlets from Mar 24th.

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Premiere: Altered Perception – Fallen

Today’s exclusive comes courtesy of D Flect & Arcus’s Tesseract Recordings imprint who bring us a cut from the new Illusion EP by Altered Perception. Sparse atmospheres, heavy kick drums and ominous, metallic percussion fills give Fallen a punchy, minimal vibe; one for the deep heads. Check it out!

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Premiere: dreadmaul – Vodou Priestress

Creepy atmospheres and gritty bass textures on today’s exclusive from German producer dreadmaul! Dropping soon via Leipzig label Boundless Beatz, Vodou Priestress combines a driving halfstep rhythm with layers of distortion, tribal drum fills and spooky leads to conjure some dark magic for the dance. Wicked stuff! Look for this one coming on the Dust & Bones EP from Mar 20th via all good digital stores.

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