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DNB Dojo Mix Series 66: Nemy

Serbian DJ and producer Nemy steps up with a rolling selection for our latest guest mix! Featuring soulful rollers from his own catalogue alongside beats from Monty, Phil Tangent, Enei, Satl and more, Nemy showcases the sound that has garnered him releases for Celsius, Terra Firma and The Dreamers. Wicked stuff!

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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Silence Groove – Blue Sky EP [Fokuz]

Polish-born, Bratislava-based Silence Groove has been impressing us a lot over the last couple of years and his latest work for Dutch liquid powerhouse Fokuz Recordings finds him at the top of his game. From the smooth and summery Blue Sky, through the rapid amens and floaty melodies of Shift and out into the funky hometown ode that is Bratislava, this is a masterclass in uplifting rollers.

Granted there’s nothing especially ground-breaking about an EP of lush melodic drum & bass in 2017, but Silence Groove has found that elusive sweet-spot where shimmering melodies, crisp breaks and warm basslines connect, and better still he manages to make tracks that are positive, even euphoric without ever running into the cheesier territory that ruins some of the more obvious liquid productions. We know what our summer soundtrack looks like, and this EP is definitely gonna get some heavy play; check out the clips below and hit up your favourite digital store to grab it now.

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July Roundup

Real life has been getting in the way of the important matter of blogging about D&B lately here at Dojo HQ, leaving us with a glut of worthy releases in need of coverage. Without further ado then, here are some of the finest new beats from the last few weeks courtesy of Redders, Straying Reality, Gancher & Ruin and more…

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March Roundup Part Two

As another fortnight slips away it’s time for another roundup of the best of the rest from the Dojo inbox. Read on for fresh releases from SpectraSoul, Philth, Quentin Hiatus, Dead Man’s Chest and more… Continue reading

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February Roundup Part Two

Once again we’ve been inundated with quality music in the Dojo inbox and despite the bonus extra day February has vanished before we could write it all up! Here’s some coverage of the best of the rest including new music from Alix Perez & Ivy Lab, Calibre, Hanover, SCAR, Bone and more…

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January Roundup Part Two

Another month has flown by in a flurry of wind, snow (here in Scotland at least…) and beats, so it’s time for another roundup! New material from Ed:it, Ghast, Saxxon and more after the jump… Continue reading

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Premiere: Changing Faces – Inside Your Mind

We’re proud to present the premiere of a sublime deep liquid roller from Slovakian producer Changing Faces out today on Fokuz Recordings. Inside Your Mind brings together crisp breaks, soft melodies and occasional crunchy bass swells for an emotional ride which fits the Fokuz sound perfectly; blissful stuff.

You can grab the track (along with a rather tasty Calibre remix of Impish’s With You) from Beatport, or hit up the Fokuz Store to get it on 12″.

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Zero T – Dice Game EP [Fokuz]

Zero T has been a busy man of late, with an album out on Dispatch, a track on the new Soul:R EP and now the Dice Game EP for Fokuz. The title track fires straight in with a rolling techstep vibe, while flipside Thirty Four heads for more melodic territory with warm, inviting synths and hints of jazz in the mix. Tasty stuff from a producer at the top of his game! Check out the clips below and look for this one on vinyl and digital from October 23rd.

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Random Movement – Sleazy Bitch EP [Fokuz Recordings]

Random Movement brings his effortlessly smooth styles to Fokuz Recordings, and as usual from the ginger-curled American maestro the vibes are perfect! I Stayed Around kicks things off with a crisp break and a cheeky little guitar line for a tune that just oozes class; we can see this warming up a few rooms nicely early in the evening.

On though, to the main event on this EP, the titular Sleazy Bitch. This tune is one of the sexiest slices of rolling D&B we’ve heard in a while, and we’re not talking about the kind of maximum cheese on toast that has the MC yelling “this one for da ladieeeeezzz”; sultry vocals over a bouncy beat and a nice selection of melodic flourishes make for a track that should get the party people in the mood for love. If it were possible to bump & grind at 170BPM, this tune would inspire it.

Last but by no means least, Random Movement delivers a weightier than usual remix of Blockwork’s Morning Music, retaining his usual melodic touch but bringing some additional bass pressure to the party with a sprinkling of jazz for good measure. Worthy stuff all round! Check out the clips below and look for this one on vinyl and digital from May 11th.

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Need For Mirrors & HLZ – Opium Dream EP [Fokuz Recordings]

Need For Mirrors & HLZ reunite once again in the studio to bring us something a little “out there” for Fokuz Recordings. One foot remains firmly planted on the dancefloor throughout the Opium Dream EP but the pair seem nonetheless unafraid to explore more unusual musical influences.

Slash proves the most straight forward track on the release, with crisp breaks and warm bass combining for subby dancefloor roller. Opium Dream meanwhile explores some pretty psychedelic territory with mad saxaphone samples echoing in and out of the mix over a backbone of sturdy beats and bass.

Out into the second half of the EP Nostalgia continues the eclectic sampling with creepy chiming melodies, while Pinch provides a relatively stripped back composition with a few more unusual atmospherics layered over the top. Overall this is a nice little EP that proves you can play around with a massive range of musical styles within the basic D&B template. Check out the clips below and look for this on vinyl and digital right now!

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