Tag Archives: Neurofunk

Top 5: Mob Tactics

Mob Tactics have been storming the scene for some time now and their latest release for Viper Recordings finds them destroying the dancefloor once again with a pair of fresh high octane rollers. We grabbed the guys and got them to pick their current Top 5, check it!

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DNB Dojo Podcast #5 – Mar 2017

Another month, another podcast! Dojo boss Hex is back on the decks with a 75 minute selection of the month’s best cuts with varied material from Klute, Radicall, Mr Frenkie, Dyl, NotioN, Data 3 and many more…check it.

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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LCKD008 [Locked Concept]

Australian artist Lockjaw joins forces with Dean Rodell and Machine Code for the latest release on his Locked Concept imprint, with surprising results; given that all the artists concerned are primarily known for finely tuned dancefloor neurofunk at the dark end of the spectrum, this EP marks quite a stylistic departure.

Machinecode solo cut DoubleGate serves up a tidy slice of deep, rolling tech, easing off the bassline distortion in favour of progressive pads and warm sub, but the further two tracks are where the EP really gets interesting.

The intro to Array positively shimmers as synth arpeggios wash through the mix, eventually breaking into a driving but understated beat which serves as a perfect backbone to the melodic arsenal. Creeping into the second half of the tune the influence of 80s-style synth jams make their presence felt, adding to the trance-esque euphoria of the composition.

Last but by no means least, Phenotype closes the EP with an expansive and melancholic piece rolling together glitch and even elements of post-rock into a glorious halftime composition reminiscent of the work of 65daysofstatic. The piano and guitar work here is simply sublime, and it’s fantastic to hear artists primarily known for blunter and more abrasive material airing their soft side so emphatically.

Check out the clips below and look out for LCKD008 dropping March 26th.

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Q&A – InsideInfo

Paul InsideInfo has been a busy man the last few years, dropping a number of essential tracks for the likes of Virus and Critical. With the first single from his debut album for Viper Recordings just out, we grabbed him for a quick chat about Spychase and what’s in store on the LP…

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Mr. Frenkie – Respawn / Tire Fire [Concussion]

From time to time a piece of music comes along that reminds you why you got into D&B in the first place, and here at Dojo HQ the new single from Mr. Frenkie hits that spot in a big way. Bringing together crispy modern production techniques with the influence of early neuro, the two tracks on show here are absolutely dripping with that funk that’s often absent from the hyper-clinical sounds of 2017.

Respawn kicks things off with a rolling break layered over a fantastic array of stabs, squelches and growls that bring to mind early Black Sun Empire; high octane licks with a hint of trance in the atmospheres and plenty of low end sizzle. Over on the flip Tire Fire drops a classic 2-step beat with some cheeky amen switches and a snarling reese line straight out of the Dom & Roland playbook. Distorted hits and tons of cymbal action complete another effective homage to a classic sound.

While the tracks here certainly have one foot in the past, the production is razor sharp and the vibes are strong. Fuck the future; take us back to 2004 and bring on more of these beats! Check out the clips below and hit up Beatport to grab this one right now, or Bandcamp for the vinyl; full digital release follows from March 6th.

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Premiere: Goku – Insects

Heavy hitting business on today’s exclusive as Goku lands on Nu Venture with the dangerously dark Insects. This one is a straight up dancefloor weapon; a high pressure build-up leads into a rolling neurofunk assault of hard beats and snarling bass! Expect maximum rave destruction; watch out for this coming March 6th at all good digital stores.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #4 – Feb 2017

Dojo boss Hex is back with the latest in the monthly Dojo podcast series featuring 85 minutes of the best D&B to land in the Dojo inbox over the last month. As always we’re representing all the styles of D&B with bassy halftime, techstep, liquid rollers, minimal cuts and dancefloor neuro all featured in the mix. Brand new tunes from HØST, Klax, Mark Kloud, SCAR, Mikal, Dead Man’s Chest and many more…

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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Emperor – Dispositions – The Remixes [Critical]

Material from Emperor’s recent Dispositions LP gets the remix treatment on the latest release from Critical, and true to form the label have delivered a really interesting selection for the EP. For our money you should just ignore the Phace remix; as weighty as it is it’s predictable fare and far from the most interesting work we’ve heard from the German neuro powerhouse.

Klax on the other hand have absolutely excelled themselves with their remix of Made of Light, taking the original’s moody vocal and setting it to a halftime beat punctuated with grime-tinged synth swells and some serious bassweight. This one positively swaggers along as the synth lines stalk through the mix, and the energy levels are kept high despite the plodding drum pace; top notch mid-set switch-up material.

Ivy Lab are next up and once again on a half time flex, flipping Jounce around from a full roll neuro workout into a hypnotic, bouncing slice of intergalactic hip-hop that just oozes character. Smooth melodies and warm low end reverberations make for a serious head-nodder. Last up we’re treated to the softest of renditions as Made of Light gets the accoustic treatment, stripped back to nothing but Solah’s beautiful vocal and a moving piano line. Something a little different from the usual Emperor material! Check out the clips below and hit up the Critical Store to grab the EP on vinyl or digital now.

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Premiere: Picota & Kumbh – The Last Mile

Our latest premiere comes from Picota & Kumbh who land on Comanche Records with more of their trademark tough neurofunk beats. Building tension with a hip-hop beat and smouldering piano on the intro, The Last Mile drops into a rugged combo of modulating bassline savagery and hard hitting percussion. Sick one! Best of all it’s a free download; hit the button below and watch out for the rest of the Termopilas EP coming Feb 22nd at all good digital stores.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #3 – Jan 2017

Time for the first Dojo podcast of 2017! Hex is in the mix again with an hour of the best beats from the Dojo inbox representing liquid, jungle, dancefloor rollers, neuro bangers, halftime steppers and everything in between. New music from Dub Phizix, Samurai Breaks, Tim Reaper, Cyantific, Blu Mar Ten, Kid Drama and more…check it out.

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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