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The Grenfell LP [Nurtured Beatz]

Watching the drum & bass community come together in the face of tragedy and adversity is one of the most heartwarming aspects of being involved in this scene. Whether it’s specific, personal responses like those to the deaths of scene legends like Marcus Intalex, or wider campaigns like Drum & Bass Against Racism, a huge number of figures in the scene are always pushing to make our world a better place, one beat at a time.

On that very tip, our pals at Nurtured Beatz couldn’t simply sit by and watch as survivors of the Grenfell tower disaster were left high and dry by their local authority, so the label bosses responded with what they do best; a charity LP featuring no less than 18 tracks by a cracking selection of underground producers. Label regulars like Kalm & Spindall, Genotype, Interline and Kolectiv bring some gully business to the table alongside other producers like Mitekiss, DBR UK and Mystic State, and there’s even space for hip-hop from Django Mancub and the legendary Chester P, plus an accoustic swansong from Blake Bastion.

We’d be recommending this album even if it weren’t for such a good cause, but given that it is also providing support for people who desperately need it this is a must buy. Hit up the Nurtured Beatz Bandcamp to grab a copy now.

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Premiere: Quantum Mechanix – Dirty Tricks

We’ve got another tidy exclusive from our pals at Nurtured Beatz today as we present the title track from the new Quantum Mechanix EP Dirty Tricks. This one is a groove-driven techstep roller with a classic beat and a wicked morphing bassline; infectious business. Look for this dropping June 12th at Bandcamp and June 19th everywhere else.

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Premiere: Black Opps – MechWarriors

Long time Dojo favourites Nurtured Beatz are back in the Dojo spotlight for today’s exclusive as we present the premiere of Black Opps – MechWarriors! Evoking the spirit of classic early 00s tech, this one is dark, rolling and sci-fi tinged. Ominous business to murk up the dance! Look for this dropping on the Kill The Oppressor EP from April 14th.

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Q&A – Tephra & Arkoze

With a top notch new EP out on Dispatch LTD and a string of tidy releases for the likes of Proximity & Invisible, Tephra & Arkoze have been turning heads over the last two years. We caught up with them for a quick chat about the Ascertain EP, collaborating with Survey and their love for old school hip-hop.

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Premiere: Precision – What Could You

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Precision joins the ranks of Nurtured Beatz with a cracking new EP later this month and we’ve got the exclusive on closing track What Could You! Featuring smooth pads, deep sub and a crispy break, this is classic roller territory and executed with style and finesse.

As always you can get your hands on this first via the Nurtured Beatz Bandcamp; the EP drops there Aug 26th with full release a week later.

Precision:
Facebook → www.facebook.com/precisionuk
SoundCloud → @precisionuk
Twitter → twitter.com/Lukeeynicholls

Nurtured Beatz:
Facebook → www.facebook.com/NurturedBeatzRecordings
SoundCloud → @nurtured-beatz
Twitter → twitter.com/Nurtured_Beatz

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 29: Spindall

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We’re big fans of Nurtured Beatz here at DNB Dojo so naturally we jumped at the chance to get label co-owner Spindall on board for a mix! He’s turned in a 100% Beatz selection featuring a ton of dubs and true to the label’s ethos the selections are deep, dark and absolutely heavyweight.

As usual you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Mixcloud, Hearthis.at or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

M-Soul & S27 – What Matters The Most [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Interline – Mentality (Red Army Remix) [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Kalm & Spindall – Six Foot (Tephra & Arkoze Remix) [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Kolectiv & Retraflex – General Dub [Nurtured Beatz]
Subtle Element – Zulu [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Meta4 & Urbicide – The Funk [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Meloki feat Mr Porter – Handle Weaponry [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Quantum Mechanix – Scars [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Kolectiv – Nephilim [Nurtured Beatz USB Exclusive]
Genotype – No Remorse [Nurtured Beatz]
Kolectiv – My Right [Nurtured Beatz]
M Soul, S27 & Cult – Self Awareness [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Kolectiv – You Don’t Know VIP [Nurtured Beatz USB Exclusive]
Precision – Jah Real Words [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Subtle Element – This Sound [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Dubplate Exclusive
Kolectiv – Black Cat [Nurtured Beatz USB Exclusive]

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Dojo Damager: Soligen & Type-2 – It Gets Lively

This week’s Dojo Damager comes courtesy of Lincoln-based production duo Soligen & Type-2 who bring a wicked slice of modulated tech funk to Nurtured Beatz. Amping things up a bit compared to some of the imprint’s deeper releases, It Gets Lively rolls hard and heavy with crispy breaks and a moving, scuzzed up bassline. Punchy business! Hit up the Nurtured Beatz Bandcamp to grab this one right now, with full release coming next week.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 25: Cirrus

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Following hot on the heels of our last mix from Fuj, Terra Null Recordings boss Cirrus steps up with the 25th instalment of the DNB Dojo Mix Series! Whether via the excellent releases on Terra Null or his other work for Terabyte, Nurtured Beatz and AutomAte, Cirrus has been making waves within the dark D&B world for a couple of years and that looks set to continue.

His selection for DNB Dojo features new dubs from the catalogues of Terabyte, Alchemic Breaks and Terra Null alongside a host of Cirrus productions and beats from the likes of Ruffhouse, Red Army and Skeptical. Militant head nodders and grimey textures all the way on this one.

As usual you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Mixcloud, Hearthis.at or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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January Roundup

2016 is already looking like a great year for drum & bass, so without further ado we’ll be taking a look at some of the worthy releases that have hit the Dojo inbox so far this year. Read on for new beats from Genotype, PIN, Sully and more… Continue reading

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November Roundup

Time for another look at the best of the rest for the past couple of weeks with new releases from London Elektricity, No Rules & Torn, Hex and more…

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