Tag Archives: Experimental

Premiere: HomeSick – Mass Appeal

Genre-bending vibes on today’s exclusive as we present a cut from Defrostatica’s brand new Rogue Style EP from HomeSick! Celebrating the crossover between hip-hop, footwork and D&B, Mass Appeal lurches along to a fantastic swung beat as chops, slaps and snares rain down around soft, bleepy melodies. Futuristic and retro all at once, this is that crossover sound at it’s best; look for this alongside new beats from Sinistarr, Kiat and Kabuki from May 19th.

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Premiere: Corrupted & J. Nomad – Holdin’ On

We’ve got another exclusive from Neve’s The Dreamers imprint today as Corrupted lands on the label with more of his infectious blend of footwork-influenced D&B. Holdin’ On sees the Antwerp producer teaming up with fellow Belgian beatsmith J. Nomad for a wicked slice of slow/fast drum syncopations; footwork, hip-hop and D&B elements collide for a potent sonic brew that’s sure to move a few dancefloors. Look for this one on the Bussaback EP at all good digital stores from April 26th!

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Bop – Not Your Cup Of Tea [Med School]

Saint Petersburg producer Bop has always trodden his own path; his style of minimal, glitched up drum & bass has spawned it’s own sub-genre title which he’s gleefully adopted for his collaboration with Oak and his new label. With 10 years of productions under his belt, microfunk is here to stay, and enjoying rude success via his platform at the ever impressive Med School.

Hospital’s experimental sister imprint plays host to Bop’s latest creations in the form of the coyly named Not Your Cup Of Tea EP, and said creations sound as fresh and varied as ever. From the angular drive of An Order to the airy melodies yet toothy bass of So Unloved, through the space-funk and techno influences of Untitled Pattern 47, and finishing up with the gleeful bassline riddims and rolling beat structure of Space To Breath, the EP is sheer class from start to finish.

Anile steps up on remix duties for the digital bonus with a more traditional D&B take on An Order, but honestly it struggles to shine a candle to the original’s innovation and flair. Bop remains a man with a plan and a very unique style, and it remains very much our cup of tea here at Dojo HQ. Check out the clips below and hit up the Hospital Store to grab the EP on digital now; vinyl pre-orders are available via the Microfunk Music bandcamp and are expected to ship at the end of April.

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Premiere: Raven – Kept Relic

Something a bit unusual today as we present the premiere of Raven’s brand new track for Phantom Others, Kept Relic. Full of odd effects, alien sounding synth swells and expansive basslines, the effect of this track’s many layers is truly hypnotic. Check it out and look for the release dropping April 7th!


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Premiere: Formatz – Centipede

Our exclusive today comes in the form of experimental business from Formatz for Tsunami Bass Weight! Heavy duty filtered basslines, glitched-up rhythms and madcap percussion a plenty; utter madness. Look out for this coming on the Maega Morphin EP very soon…

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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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LCKD008 [Locked Concept]

Australian artist Lockjaw joins forces with Dean Rodell and Machine Code for the latest release on his Locked Concept imprint, with surprising results; given that all the artists concerned are primarily known for finely tuned dancefloor neurofunk at the dark end of the spectrum, this EP marks quite a stylistic departure.

Machinecode solo cut DoubleGate serves up a tidy slice of deep, rolling tech, easing off the bassline distortion in favour of progressive pads and warm sub, but the further two tracks are where the EP really gets interesting.

The intro to Array positively shimmers as synth arpeggios wash through the mix, eventually breaking into a driving but understated beat which serves as a perfect backbone to the melodic arsenal. Creeping into the second half of the tune the influence of 80s-style synth jams make their presence felt, adding to the trance-esque euphoria of the composition.

Last but by no means least, Phenotype closes the EP with an expansive and melancholic piece rolling together glitch and even elements of post-rock into a glorious halftime composition reminiscent of the work of 65daysofstatic. The piano and guitar work here is simply sublime, and it’s fantastic to hear artists primarily known for blunter and more abrasive material airing their soft side so emphatically.

Check out the clips below and look out for LCKD008 dropping March 26th.

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Om Unit & Sam Binga – TransSiberian EP [BUNIT]

Frequent partners in crime Sam Binga & Om Unit return to their infrequent but consistently excellent “Trans Continental” EP series this month, delivering the 3rd and final instalment through their self-run BUNIT imprint.

As we’ve come to expect from these producers and this series of EPs in particular, this is another melting pot of genre influences as dub, grime, jungle and footwork are smashed together into a funk-laden boogie-stew across four playful tracks sure to put a smile on any bass connoisseur’s face. There’s certainly tons of variety too; opener Optimist Prime lives up to it’s name with a buoyant, victorious lead line set to a driving halftime clap groove, while 2000 Dogs melds squelching acid bass with some tasty jungle break chopping.

Fans of the crossover footwork sound will definitely enjoy Up & Under; a frenetic array of percussion keeps this one moving at a breakneck pace, while Baby Steps takes us way out with a glacially paced, spaced-out dub jam. Sick vibes all round from two of the most innovative names in the scene! Check out the clips below and hit up the BUNIT Bandcamp to grab a copy direct on vinyl or digital.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 48: AX Farel

Our latest exclusive mix comes courtesy of Moscow artist AX Farel who brings his blend of techno-infused 170BPM experimentalism to the Dojo decks! Deep, dubby vibes and some tasty new dubs feature alongside music from the likes of Impish, Resound, The Untouchables and Clarity. One for the halftime heads! If you like what you hear in the mix, be sure to check out AX Farel’s new single for Occulti LTD which drops later this month.

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 47: Mark Kloud

Respected US producer and Ground Mass label boss Mark Kloud brings us the latest exclusive DNB Dojo guest mix! Mark has dug deep for this one, delivering a 90 minute mix packed full of dubs including unreleased material from dBridge, Om Unit & Sam Binga. There are even some top secret tracks alongside plenty of the man’s own material, all of which makes for an enthralling journey through the deep end of the 170 sound. Get to know…

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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