Tag Archives: Melodic

Premiere: Horton & Telomic – Ingrained

Terra Firma are back with Vol. 2 of their VA EP series and naturally we had to grab an exclusive! Horton & Telomic team up on the buttons for this one; smooth, understated vibes on a slick liquid roller that’ll keep you coming back for more. Yes yes; look for the EP at all good stores from today!

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Premiere: Fearbace – Divide

Bay 6 return this month with a selection of typically smooth liquid rollers from Fearbace and we’re very pleased to have the exclusive on Divide! Crispy breaks, soft vocals and uplifting atmospherics make for a fantastic slice of melodic D&B goodness. Check it out below and look for the release dropping Jan 19th.

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Seba & Ulrich Schnauss – Snöflingor EP [Blu Mar Ten Music]

Regular Dojo readers will probably already be aware that we’re big fans of Seba and Blu Mar Ten Music, but probably don’t know that we’re also fans of Ulrich Schnauss. For anyone not already familiar, his sublime downtempo / ambient albums in the early 2000s for City Centre Offices are absolutely essential listening. What we weren’t aware of until now however, is that before those albums were released Schnauss had a pedigree as a D&B artist, operating under a variety of aliases including Ethereal 77 and View To The Future.

All of that leads us to the present, and a new collaborative EP from Seba and Schnauss, which finds an absolutely perfect home on Blu Mar Ten Music. As you’d expect, the three tracks on show feature crisp rolling percussion and the lushest synth lines you can imagine…from the hypnotic arpeggios and soaring melodic leads of M7, to the detailed, jazz infused hits of Interstate and out into the ambient-esque, chiming chords of Snöflingor, this is just unbelievably well constructed music with melody at its very heart.

Asides from the gifted use of melody, the track progressions are what sets this apart from a regular D&B release. While perfectly DJ-friendly, the compositions evolve effortlessly from one bar to the next, ascending beyond mere collections of loops into glorious, effervescent journeys that you’ll lose yourself in again and again. We’re quite happy to say that we think this is the finest melodic D&B you’ll hear this year, and possibly even the finest D&B full stop. Give yourself the gift of pure joy and grab yourself a copy right now from the Blu Mar Ten store.

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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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Premiere: Neve – The Message

The Dreamers round off an excellent year with a release from label boss Neve, and we’re extremely pleased to present the premiere of EP title track The Message! Bringing together the gift for melody that has seen his music catch the ear of labels like Hospital and the jungle-tinged beats that have characterised much of his recent work, the soaring piano and crispy breaks just give the whole thing an effortless joy that’s difficult to argue with. Look for the EP dropping Monday 18th December.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 59: Low:r

Our latest exclusive mix comes courtesy of UK liquid artist Low:r! With releases for Such Music, Terra Firma and Soulvent, Low:r has been carving a reputation as a rising star of the deep liquid scene and his selections here showcase the ear for that style; fresh beats from Telomic, Arch Origin and Northern Zone sit alongside classics from the likes of Calibre and of course some dubs from the man himself. 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. Keep up with all the latest from Low:r on his Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud pages…

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Premiere: Arch Origin – Mesmerize VIP

Another top notch exclusive coming your way; taken from the Soul Sessions Vol. 3 LP forthcoming soon on Soulvent Records, Arch Origin gives Mesmerize the VIP treatment. Swapping the harder and more dancefloor-focused drums of the original for a joyously deep and glitchy array of percussion and adding a sprinkling of extra melodic elements, this one is pure bliss. Lose yourself in the music for a few minutes, and watch out for the LP dropping Friday 8th December at all good stores.

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Premiere: Telomic – Misdirection

Today’s exclusive comes courtesy of Mitekiss’s consistently excellent Goldfat imprint with a typically subtle liquid roller from UK producer Telomic. Taking a few leaves from the book of genre-master Calibre, this one is simple, elegant and effortless, airy pads and beautiful piano layered over warm bass and precision breaks. Absolutely lush. Check it out and watch for the release dropping Dec 1st.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #13 – Nov 2017

Hex returns with the penultimate podcast of 2017 and as regular listeners will have come to expect, it’s stuffed full of the latest cuts spanning all the styles of D&B from rowdy to chilled and rolling to experimental. Shouts to Bioritm and Xorcore for providing some exclusive dubs this month and watch out for the weighty halftime section featuring cuts from EPROM, Safire and Crimes! Elsewhere there are new bits from Kiril, Radicall, The Upbeats, Cruk, Bowsar & Phentix and many more…check it out.

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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Crash Comet – Untold Stories EP [Invasion]

Crash Comet’s latest EP for Invasion Recordings fills a niche that we haven’t heard anyone occupy since LA Artist Eighth Moon‘s releases last year; truly exuberant and unpretentious music, driven almost entirely by melody. Most of the liquid D&B released today either falls into the “dancefloor” category which is aiming for a very specific kind of club euphoria, or the “deep” category, which while often excellent tends towards a more subdued sound in search of subtlety.

The Untold Stories EP fits neither of these categories; while joyous and upbeat, this is nowhere near as maximal and pop-tinged as the “hands in the air” vibe of club liquid mainstays, nor is it as melancholy as much of the deeper end of liquid. There is an emotional range here, and a soft beauty, but also a a slightly child-like, almost naive feel to the tracks; the bright beats and soaring melodies feel untouched by cynicism, pure and elegant in their positivity.

While doubtless not to everyone’s taste, we fell instantly in love with the simple charm of the four tracks on show here. If you need a pick-me-up on a cold winter’s day, this might just hit the spot; check out the clips below and hit up Juno to grab a copy right now.

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