Q&A: Mark Kloud

We’re big fans of Mark Kloud’s output here at Dojo HQ, and likewise big fans of the three-headed hydra that is Lossless Music / Exkursions / Dope Plates, so news that Mark would be dropping his debut album for Soul Intent’s esteemed outfit got us pretty excited. Read on for the lowdown on all things Moonquake, and check out our premiere of Sea Crest below!

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Premiere: Incandescent – Rave Yard

Weighty halftime business on today’s exclusive – Incandescent dropping bombs for Canadian label Grease Coast Records! Serious bassline scuzz on this one…watch out for the release dropping August 12th.

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Classic Track: Twisted Anger – Society

No classic drum & bass fan should miss out on Twisted Anger, a duo whose tunes I continually find captivating. An off-the-wall slice of techstep wickedness from Dread Recordings sub-label Penny Black, Society is among the darkest of 1997 drops.

Twisted Anger are experts at creating sinister soundscapes in their tracks (especially in their earlier works), with Society being possibly their finest specimen. Ominous and gritty, heavy atmosphere fills the space amidst filtered break cuts that crash with aggression against an askew, unworldly bass. Conjuring images of sci-fi noir (or where ever your imagination takes you), brace yourself for this monstrosity.

Written by Luke Kessler

Soul Defiance – Roller 123 [Premiere]

Soul Defiance lands on Addictive Behaviour with a sick new EP and we’re hyped to have the premiere of Roller 123! Seriously rude basslines, rolling drums and jazz sax combine for a tune that provides the perfect mix of screwface inducing weight and musical chops. Look out for this dropping exclusively at Beatport from Aug 3rd, with other outlets following Aug 10th.

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Maykors – Vanilla Sky [Premiere]

Maykors delivers a stunning new EP for the latest release on Warm Ears Music, and we’re pleased to present the premiere of Vanilla Sky today! The bassline on this one is like a soft, warm blanket, and the gentle melodies and tight breaks are a hypnotic sea to lose yourself in…blissful. Look out for the EP coming Aug 10th!

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Premiere: J Plates & Marc:One – The Birds

J Plates and Marc:One are in the Dojo spotlight today with a wicked slice of dubbed up 170 business, all tape echo, dub guitar and spaced out vibe. Look for this coming Aug 3rd via the J Plates Bandcamp!

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Guest Mix: Grappa

To celebrate his new release on Stereocilia, we’re very pleased to welcome Grappa to the Dojo decks! Bringing a varied selection of rolling D&B, the mix features dark and light, classic and contemporary and a fantastic cross section of artists including DLR, Mark System, Trex, Zero T and of course some of Grappa’s own beats!

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 Podcast #45 – Jul 2020

Hex returns with a bumper episode of the DNB Dojo podcast featuring nearly two hours of new music! Beats inside this month from Friske, Kelle, Hiraeth, Resomnia, Mark Dinimal, The Outsiders, Philip D Kick 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: Conrad Subs – Paradise

Conrad Subs returns with the second release for his new ‘Deep Pan’ imprint and this one is a proper percussion workout. Metallic snare tones, chopped amen interludes and an earworming hook make for a deadly combo; wicked work from a prolific producer! Look for this one landing July 30th at all the usual stores.

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Q&A: Quentin Hiatus

We’re massive fans of Quentin Hiatus here at DNB Dojo so news of his second full length LP was music to our ears, if you’ll forgive the pun. To celebrate the impending release of Acceptance we caught up with Quentin for a chat about the writing process, labels, influences and more…check it out below, and be sure to peep our premiere of album track Tisno as well!

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