Tag Archives: Liquid

Hex Guest Mix for Vykhod Sily Podcast

Hex drops the latest guest mix for well established Russian podcast Vykhod Sily this month, going in deep on a selection of beats spanning decade old classics right up to brand new cuts. Crossing styles from techstep to liquid to halftime and experimental material, the mix also includes a handful of Marcus Intalex tunes as a small tribute to the passing of a legend…RIP.

Check out the mix below via Soundcloud or head to Mixcloud or hearthis.at. You can also find it on our iTunes Podcast feed.

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Premiere: Lockjaw – With You (The Sneak Remix)

Our latest premiere comes from Lockjaw’s Locked Concept imprint as the label go in on a cracking new remix EP. Lockjaw’s glacially paced ambient jam With You gets a fresh lick of sonic paint from The Sneak, who turns it into a jamming liquid roller with plenty of soul and dancefloor chops alike. Yes yes! Look for this one dropping July 22nd at all good digital stores.

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Premiere: Skeletone – Sultry Day

Polish liquid producer Skeletone is in our premiere spotlight today as we present his super funky track Sultry Day, taken from his brand new EP for Soul Trader Records. Jazz licks and crispy clean drum break goodness make for a playful, light hearted track with a summery vibe. Tasty!

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Soul Intent – Delusions of Grandeur [Lossless]

The LP format; still a lofty goal for many D&B producers, and not a project to be embarked upon lightly. Making the transition from single and EP releases into a coherent body of work across an entire album is a quite a feat, and perhaps it’s for this reason that Soul Intent’s debut full length is only surfacing now, ten years into a healthy career.

Thankfully that decade honing his skills both in the studio and the DJ booth has left Alex more than equipped to create Delusions of Grandeur. As anyone familiar with his recent work would expect, the album has a huge range; it basically plays like a love letter to all the facets of drum & bass, or at least as many of them as Alex has had time to explore. Melancholy liquid rollers are represented in force, with a smattering of dancefloor smashers, some spacey halftime and a hint of jungle.

The string that joins the tracks together is definitely soul; apt given the production moniker in question. Even harder tracks like Test Fire and Cry For You bring character and emotion to the table, with analogue sensibilities and clever use of vocals giving the tracks depth and character. While more than punchy enough to compete, this album is the antithesis of the hyper-clean, slightly sterile production that dominates some corners of the scene.

Overall the album succeeds admirably in delivering ten tracks of emotionally charged yet dancefloor worthy D&B, and while not necessarily pushing the envelope it makes for a hugely enjoyable and genuine listen. Check out the clips below and hit up the Lossless Bandcamp to grab the album direct from the source.

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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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Top 5: Monika

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We’re big fans of Monika here at DNB Dojo, and the latest addition to his concise but powerful discography is proving just as enjoyable. Ahead of the release of Vector at the end of the month, we asked the man for his favourite D&B tracks of all time. In no particular order…

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DNB Dojo Podcast #8 – Jun 2017

Sneaking into the end of June and Dojo boss Hex is back with another podcast featuring 80 minutes of fresh beats across all the styles of drum ‘n’ bass. New tracks from Disprove, Sentic Cycle, Law & Wheeler, SubMarine, Fortitude and many more inside the ride…

As usual 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: Larigold – Born Ready

Our latest exclusive comes courtesy of Belgian producer Larigold who brings his effortless dancefloor funk to Blackhill Production next month! Born Ready features on the label’s brand new Various Artists Vol. 1 compilation and stands out from the pack with a solid mix of D&B influences; jungle-y drums, liquid sensibilities and a bassline with more than enough edge for the club gives the tune a fantastic duality of darkness and light. Sick one! Look for the LP dropping at all good digital stores from July 8th…

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Premiere: Impish – No One Else

Today’s exclusive comes from the ever reliable CIA Deepkut who bring us brand new beats from Occulti Music boss Impish! Fans of his previous work for the likes of Fokuz Recordings should know what to expect as Roman delivers another lush, crispy liquid roller; beautiful stuff. Look for this dropping June 16th; pre-orders are live now at the CIA Bandcamp.

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Premiere: SYK – Fatality

Deep liquid business on today’s premiere as French duo SYK land on new Bristol label A R Records! While the EP showcases a variety of tones including more gritty tech-driven beats, Fatality is a calibre-esque soft roller with melancholy piano and an ease of spirit; more Sunday afternoon pints than Saturday night rave-out. Check it out below and look for the EP at all good digital stores from June 9th.

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