Tag Archives: Melodic

DNB Dojo Podcast #24 – Oct 2018

Another month, another fresh selection of D&B and Jungle courtesy of Dojo’s very own Hex! This time around there are beats inside from Alix Perez, Leniz, Transforma, Shimon & Trimer, Reflektor and many more, plus unreleased dubs from Geety, Your Favorite Neighbor and Jus Dubz. Check it!

As always 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: Wresker & Kilobite – One Night

Something a bit different on today’s premiere as Wresker & Kilobite join forces on an epic, synth-led journey for Peng Dominion! Taking it’s cues as much from 80s synth bands as contemporary liquid D&B, One Night brings an unusual sonic pallet to the D&B landscape for an emotional, evocative roller. Wicked track! Look for this coming Nov 2nd at all the usual outlets…

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Premiere: Nesium – Dimension Leap

Forest Biz are back this month with a new EP from US artist Nesium and we’ve got the exclusive on Dimension Leap! Definitely the mellowest cut from the release, this is chill liquid vibes with an edge of jungle in the breaks and just a touch of growl in the bassline. Beautiful work! Look for this dropping Oct 29th at all the usual digital outlets…

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Premiere: Leniz – Choices

Leniz lands on Differential with a new EP today and we’ve got the exclusive on Choices! Blending liquid and jungle to great effect, the contrast between crisp, lively breaks and the softer melodic elements of the track works a treat; think vintage Good Looking, Blu Mar Ten, Seba and you’re on the right lines. Check it out and go cop the EP right now!

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DNB Dojo Podcast #23 – Sep 2018

Hex returns with the September edition of the Dojo podcast packed with all the latest D&B and jungle releases. This month there’s new music inside from Quartz & Survey, Akuratyde, Monika, DLR & Ant TC1, L 33 and many more, plus unreleased dubs from Distorted Therapy, Spokesmen and Rollyax.

As always 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: Rounder & Option – Emeralds

Detached Audio are back in our spotlight today with a new single from Devon producer Rounder alongside Hawaii liquid don and label regular Option. Crispy drum production, warm bass, soft pads and twinkling melodies…this one ticks all of our deep liquid boxes. Look out for the release dropping Sep 28th at all the usual stores!

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Tokyo Prose – Wild Grace [The North Quarter]

The arrival of a new album from Kiwi liquid maestro Tokyo Prose last month took everyone by surprise; in a world where even EP releases are often stage managed and teased one track at a time over a period of weeks, to find out that a full album was in the offing and the first tracks were available instantly was a breath of fresh air. But when the artist and the material are as good as this the hype is unnecessary.

Tempting as it was to jump in with an instant reaction review, this one seemed worthy of a little contemplation…so with the dust now having settled and Wild Grace having been on rotation fairly regularly for a month, how does it stand up in the cannon of Tokyo Prose?

The first thing to note here is that Tokyo Prose hasn’t lost his gift for understatement; as the only artist besides LSB who really gets close to Calibre in the evocative roller stakes, the “less is more” aesthetic of previous work is present again here. Moving piano chords and crisp breakbeats reign supreme, and any temptation for over-editing tracks has been ignored in favour of smooth progressions and disarming simplicity of form.

Wild Grace lives up to it’s title too; the tracks conjure a sense of natural beauty through soft, mostly organic instrumentation and a deftness of touch. Highlights include Trick of the LightInnate Motion and Impressions, all of which tread that fine line of mellow yet uplifting, beautiful but not cheesy, a kind of muted euphoria that is at once imbued with a sense of speed and also a sense of stillness.

If we have a complaint, it’s that the vocal work on this album doesn’t quite live up to the standard set by 2014’s Presence; whereas the Riya and Zoe Klinck collaborations of that LP are among the highlights, the instrumentals are definitely the tracks we’re more drawn to at Dojo HQ this time around. Overall though it’s still a stunning collection of music from an artist we’d love to hear from more often. Wild Grace is out now on vinyl and digital at all good stores.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #22 – Aug 2018

It’s that time again; Dojo boss Hex is on the 1s and 2s with all the latest D&B, Jungle and 170 selections! This month’s mix features new beats from Benny L, Safire, Taelimb, Allied, FD, DJ Kid and many more, plus Hex’s new remix for Detached Audio so watch out for that one.

As always 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: Silence Groove – Origins

Soulvent are back with their latest bundle of liquid goodness and we’re pleased to present the premiere of Origins. Slovakian producer Silence Groove makes his debut on the label and he comes correct with a deep liquid roller straight from the Calibre school of D&B; crisp drums, simple but effective hooks and warm bassline goodness. Hit up your favourite store to grab this right now!

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Premiere: Lexxion – Greater Intelligence (Petroll Remix)

Today’s premiere comes from Petroll who turns in a lush, rolling remix of Lexxion’s Greater Intelligence for the pack of remixes coming later this month on Soul Lab. Starting deep and understated before building to a meatier second half drop, this is a proper deep liquid roller with tons of soul. Watch out for this coming August 20th alongside remixes from Leniz, Objectiv, Cedex & Higher Ground, Diplomat and Empire.

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