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DNB Dojo Mix Series 72: MISO

Munich producer MISO delivers a tough selection on today’s exclusive guest mix! Featuring his recent releases for IN:DEEP, Counterpoint and Lockdown alongside selections from the likes of Skeptical, Detboi, War, Missing and Enei, the vibe throughout is deep, dark and deadly.

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: Kolectiv, MEDIKA & Kyrist – Think About The Future

A mega production team-up on our latest exclusive as we present the premiere of Think About The Future. Taken from the forthcoming Ill Truth Presents Volume One LP for Lockdown Recordings, the track sees London trio Kolectiv teaming up with Bristol heads MEDIKA and Kyrist for a deep, dark slice of tech-edged D&B; seriously moody vibes on this one. Look for the album dropping Feb 26th exclusively on Beatport with other outlets coming two weeks later.

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Sovereign – Dustmite [Lockdown]

Lockdown are bringing the deep vibes this week as they turn in a wicked new single from Bristol newcomer Sovereign. Dustmite blends ethereal pads with a tight, minimal percussion session and simple but warm bass for a hypnotic journey; not sure where the track name comes from but it sounds to us like an ode to being lost in a desert.

Blique goes in even deeper, exploring the halftime drum template with more crispy drums and soft, shimmering pads. One for the autonomic heads! Check out the clips below and hit up your favourite digital store to grab this right now.

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Locksem – My Love & I (Despicable Youth Remix) [Lockdown Recordings]

Lockdown Recordings return with an excellent new single featuring the beats of Cardiff producer Locksem. The A side sees Despicable Youth on remix duties, reworking My Love and I. The intro features some top notch sound design work, with textures crackling over the mix before the beats drop and start building the tension. Creepy vocals and heavy sub bass give the tune a nice mixture of heft and atmosphere, which is no mean feat in the often sterile world of tech D&B.

Chaos Theory on the flip aims for more predictable dark dancefloor tech territory, and succeeds amiably in creating a big, stomping roller with plenty of detail. The use of dramatic strings on the build ups is a nice touch too. Check out the clips and look for this one at your favourite digital store from November 3rd.

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Superior Selectionz – Cold Heart EP [Lockdown Recordings]

Superior Selectionz latest release for Lockdown Recordings sounds like a love letter to the sounds of Techstep a decade ago; the influence of early Ed Rush & Optical and Photek records can be heard in the darkness and groove of the compositions on show here, but updated with the modern production tricks of 2014 to great effect.

The titular Cold Heart is all about the punchy, memorable bass hook and crisp breakbeats, while Eyes Open oozes atmosphere from the pads and backs it up with a simple but effective set of bassline modulations. Backlash takes things back to the old school with a classic rave-stab riff and Mercury rounds off the EP with a deep, subby roller. All four tracks show an emphasis on groove over hyperactive detailing, setting them against the mould of some modern techstep D&B.

Check out the clips below and look out for the tracks dropping from May 26th.

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