Tag Archives: Halftime

DNB Dojo Mix Series 62: Lakeway

We’re exceptionally pleased to welcome one of our favourite artists of the last few years to the Dojo decks as Lakeway steps up to deliver our latest exclusive mix! With releases for Diffrent Music and Sweetbox and appearances on Hospital and Med School, Lakeway has been at the forefront of a wave of experimental yet dancefloor-focused beats and represents one of the most exciting sounds in the 170BPM arena.

It’s exactly this sort of sound he brings to the mix, blending influences from grime, trap, R&B and bassline with jungle and D&B for a breakneck selection of raved-up, wonked-out beats. Expect plenty of Lakeway bootlegs and productions from the Diffrent stable alongside more traditional bangers and rollers from the likes of Skeptical and Rockwell. Serious selections! 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: Sentic Cycle – Mantra

Sentic Cycle drops some experimental fire for Delta9 Recordings on our latest exclusive! Taken from his forthcoming Padme EP, Mantra blends a hypnotic bleep melody with halftime kicks and snares, frantic percussion fills and monstrous bassline pressure. Serious riddim! Look for the EP dropping Jan 19th via the Delta9 Bandcamp Store…

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Premiere: Kodama – Origami

Today’s premiere comes from Methlab’s deepest release yet for their BNKR imprint. Taken from Acid Lab’s Evora EP, Origami features the man under his ‘Kodama’ alias delivering a stark, minimal slice of “grey area” dub-techno influenced 170BPM business. Lush synth work and stripped back percussion define a track that has the atmosphere cranked up all the way to 11. One to lose yourself in…look out for the EP dropping Jan 23rd on Bandcamp with all other stores following on the 25th.

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Premiere: Subreachers & Bassdubbers – Again Son

Our first premiere of 2018 comes from the Tesseract Recordings crew and Belgian producers Subreachers & Bassdubbers. Again Son features a heavy hitting bassline with hints of the early dubstep sound with skittering jungle snares layered over a halftime backbeat. Snatches of ragga vocals echo through the mix to finish off the stark, dubbed out vibe of this track; wicked tune. The EP drops Sunday at Bandcamp with other platforms following from 2nd Feb.


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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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DNB Dojo Podcast #14 – Dec 2017

Sneaking in just in time for Christmas, Hex is back on the decks for the last Dojocast of 2017! As usual the mix is packed full of new beats across all the styles of D&B, with neuro bangers, halftime weight, liquid rollers, jungle and experimental tracks alike. Music this month comes from Mystic State, Freqax, Mean Teeth, Wagz, Deft and many more, and the mix is rounded out with a fantastic dub from GY96. Happy holidays everyone!

You know the score by now; 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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Q&A: Depth Range

With a new EP out on Terabyte records, German crew Depth Range (aka Kid Kun, HP.Ritch & ReDraft) are showcasing their experimental blend of D&B once again. Drawing influence from juke, hip-hop, halftime and footwork, the resulting sound is pretty damn exciting. We caught up with the guys to find out more about the Amazia EP, their approach to production and throwing parties in their homeland.

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Premiere: Nephrollian – Karatod

We’re bringing you halftime bassweight today from Nephrollian on our latest exclusive premiere! Dropping soon on Invasion Recordings, fans of the precision engineered glitched out halftime bass of labels like Wonk#ay and Methlab will definitely be all over this. Serious heft! Look for the release dropping Dec 18th at Beatport, Jan 1st at all other outlets.

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EPROM – Drone Warfare EP [1985 Music]

Sometimes a new genre or subgenre comes to prominence and it just feels like it was made for an existing artist to slot themselves into, and that couldn’t be more the case when it comes to EPROM and the new wonky, halftime, “20/20” sound that has been emanating from some corners of the D&B scene in recent times. Much as Bassnectar took to dubstep like a duck to water, the halftime style provides a perfect framework for EPROM’s swaggering, low-slung compositions and epic sound design.

His latest EP for Alix Perez’s 1985 Music carries on exactly where previous Shades outings and his recent Samurai EP left off; earth-shattering basslines, weird harmonics, glitchy designs and punchy percussion. Whether it’s on the stalking vibrations of Drone Warfare or the fuzzed out, wonked-up riddims of Raw Data this EP is just straight hench for the entirety of it’s 14 minute duration. Check it out below and hit up the label store to grab it on vinyl or digital right now.

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Premiere: Mystic State vs Third Degree – Under The Shadow VIP

Mystic State drop a cracking collab album on Addictive Behaviour later this month and we’re incredibly pleased to bring you a premiere from the Versus LP! Previous Third Degree collab Under The Shadow gets the VIP treatment, with the original’s stepping drums swapped out for a swaggering halftime groove that still fits perfectly with the memorable bassline riffage of the original. Sick! Look out for this alongside new beats made alongside Philth, Xanadu, Data 3 and many more…trust us, this one is dangerous. The album drops Dec 18th at the usual digital outlets.

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