Tag Archives: Glitch

Bop – Untitled Patterns EP1 [Med School]

When it comes to true scene originators, Bop stands among a privileged few. As the chief architect of the ‘microfunk’ sound, he’s constantly found new and exciting ways to explore his unique corner of the 170BPM sound. His latest EP for Med School continues that proud tradition, melting down all manner of unusual influences, stirring in a healthy dose of signature sound and serving it up for the world to hear.

The EP opener (Untitled Pattern 52, not that the track names mean much) is as close to a traditional D&B roller as you’re going to get here; Bop’s inimitable percussive style is still present, but set to a 2-step pattern that serves as the backbone for rich synth progressions. Pattern 51 meanwhile combines classic jungle breaks with glitchy drum hits for a bouncy, exuberant clash of the retro and the modern.

Pattern 54 amps up the energy, drawing inspiration from the likes of Rockwell with a garage-infused four to the floor drum line pelting on at full D&B tilt. Maximum rave! Last but by no means least, Pattern 55 dials it back with dubby echoes and a lilting, swung beat for an appropriately serene outro.

Another cracking EP from a producer with an apparently limitless creative streak. Check out the clips below and grab it from your favourite store now.

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Xorcore – Number Stations LP [Rekkt]

Israeli producer Xorcore is back this month with his first LP release for Rekkt Rekkords, and the release features a great selection of tech-edged D&B and a couple of tidy remixes to boot.

Struct kicks things off with the album’s heaviest track, laying down a dangerous neuro banger, but Dead Zone immediately switches things up with hypnotic synth lines and deep sub bass; moody roller vibes. Other highlights include the glitch and IDM influenced later tracks Out of the Machine and That’s All, both of which show a talent for complex arrangements and sonic detail.

Number Stations is a powerful statement of intent from a young producer with plenty to offer the scene. The LP is out on Feb 14th; hit up Beatport to pre-order the album now.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 61: Kid Kun, HP.Ritch & ReDraft

Three member’s of Germany’s Depth Range crew have joined forces to present our final exclusive mix for 2017! Featuring a bunch of their own beats alongside cuts from the likes of EPROM, Ivy Lab, Crimes!, Fixate and Om Unit, the mix showcases all things forward-thinking in the 170 realm with wonky halftime, footwork-jungle and experimental beats a-plenty. Wicked selections to round out the year, check it.

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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Premiere: Øska – Winning Hand

Today’s exclusive lies at the very edge of what might traditionally be considered drum & bass, blending influences from footwork, IDM and the Autonomic sound for a deep, mellow, hypnotic outing. A winning hand indeed…out to Øska for a seriously unique track!

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Samurai Breaks – Boss Battle [Tsunami Bass Weight]

Samurai Breaks has been a busy man this year; between building up the Tsunami Bass Weight imprint alongside label partner VYKing and dropping releases for Plush, Halogen Music, Electrikal, Fragmented and more, 2017 has given us lots of output from the English-born, Prague-based producer. Between all of that he’s also found time to write his debut album, the Boss Battle LP, which dropped on Tsunami Bass Weight last month.

The album sees Sam honing in on the heavyweight halftime sound he’s explored on some of his other recent releases, taking cues from the likes of Ivy Lab and Signs with sparse beats, hints of trap and monsterous neuro-influenced basslines the order of the day. The album is at it’s best when it combines the head-nodding quality of a punchy halftime drum rhythm and a simple but weighty bassline with playful glitchiness, as on LP hightlight Special Delivery.

It’s not all sluggers though; rapid-fire breaks come into play on the chaotic Devil’s Lettuce and the antagonistically named Swivel, switching things up from the slower and more hip-hop influenced mainstays elsewhere on the record. Overall this is an impressive body of work – while perhaps not as varied as it could be it is still well worth a listen. Halftime bassheads, this one’s for you. Check out the clips below and hit up Bandcamp to grab a copy now.

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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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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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Premiere: Abstract Elements – Ukzur

We’ve got another wicked exclusive today from Abstract Elements who drop the fantastically glitchy Ukzur on Neodigital later this month for their Eurofunk Vol. 2 EP. Bringing together the precision and edge of modern neurofunk with the wonky, microfunk influenced sound the duo have been making a name for, this one is stripped back, robotic and punchy as hell! Look for it dropping 18th November (and hit up the Neosignal Store for pre-orders).

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Books – Ensō EP [Ortem]

Ortem have been really impressing us here at the Dojo since their first release landed in January and their latest EP is no exception. The label’s fourth release sees owner and previously sole producer Metro step aside to welcome the elusive Books to the catalogue, and the results are an absolute treat for fans of the deeper end of 170BPM music.

The EP’s style centres around halftime D&B but brings in influences from IDM and the leftfield electronic arena, with floaty pads and glitchy drums giving the tracks a distinct sound from the Clarity copycats churning out gloomy “dark” halftime.

The compositions are sparse but still detailed, with elements given plenty of space to breathe, and the results are soft and faintly hypnotic. Our favourite here at Dojo HQ has to be the calming microfunk-esque Pseudo with it’s perfect combo of percussion and ambience, but all four tracks are top notch. Check out the clips below and hit up the Ortem Bandcamp to grab a copy right now.

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Brandon Miles & Tricky Pat – Crazy Pills EP [Faded Music]

US duo Brandon Miles & Tricky Pat bring their experimental stylings to Faded Music with a four track EP of genre-bending 85/170BPM business. Hints of IDM, hip-hop, jungle, juke and a general taste for all things ravey have been chucked into the sonic blender and the results are chaotic, unpredictable and generally really good fun.

Particular highlights come on the sludged-out, crunked up, gurn-inducingly bassy halftime hip-hop of Get Em’ and the irresistibly hyperactive rave-up of Memory Shot. Check out the clips below and grab the release from your favourite digital store right now!

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