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Premiere: Philth & Wreckless – Unstable

Philth teams up with semi-regular collaborator Wreckless on today’s premiere. Part of the first in a series of collab EPs for Peer Pressure entitled Synapses, the duo serve up a characteristically crisp and techy roller with some super satisfying drum fills and an incredible classical intro; maximum atmosphere. Hit up the Peer Pressure Bandcamp page to grab this one right now – the EP is out today!

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Sense MC – The Elephant In The Room [Diffrent Music]

When it comes to D&B MCs, you can count those worth hearing outside the rave on one hand (and even those worth hearing inside the rave on a few hands more…). The jump from host in the club to the true lyricism required to spit bars on record isn’t one that all wannabe microphone fiends have the talent for, but thankfully Sense has more than proven himself worthy of the task.

Many years in the making, The Elephant In The Room sees the self-described “illegitimate offspring of a scouse and a cockney” land on Diffrent Music accompanied by some of the best producers in the scene, with a plethora of material spanning D&B and hip-hop, dark and light, hype and chill. There are plenty of highlights in the uptempo region, from the coy and playful rhymes of Lynx-produced Disconnected to the aggy lyrical duel of After Dark, where Sense is joined by longtime friend and equally talented MC Codebreaker.

The lower tempo beats tend towards beauty and introspection, such as album opener Love Is… which muses on romance against an eclectic beat from Frank & Furter that brings to mind Frederick Robinson’s work. Two Planets brings in jazzy influences and rhymes on an intergalactic tip, while Just A Ride closes the album with thoughts on the meaning of life.

Descriptions struggle to do the work here justice; the important point is that The Elephant In The Room is a polished selection of songs with depth beyond the usual hype-man lyricism or catchy verses found on MC-led tracks. We’ve no doubt this is only gonna get better on repeat listens too. Check out some of the tracks below and hit up the Diffrent Store to grab a copy on digital, CD or vinyl…as they’ve been telling us for weeks, #BuyTheAlbum.

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March Roundup Part Two

As another fortnight slips away it’s time for another roundup of the best of the rest from the Dojo inbox. Read on for fresh releases from SpectraSoul, Philth, Quentin Hiatus, Dead Man’s Chest 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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Philth – Destroyer / Genocide [AutomAte Tech]

Philth continues his impressive run of releases with two gnarly new beats for longtime Dojo favourite AutomAte Tech. Make no mistake, Destroyer is hard as fucking nails; if you’re looking for any kind of nuance or subtlety this ain’t the place, but if you’re looking for a pummelling onslaught of kick drums and savage bass swipes then this one should float your boat…or maybe sink it!

Genocide keeps things militant with a snarling bassline layered over a crisp selection of breaks, keeping the pressure up nicely (which is no mean feat given the absolutely brutal A side!). Check out the clips below and look for this at all good digital stores from May 25th.

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Philth – The Cosmos EP [Dispatch Recordings]

Philth is a producer who’s steadily been honing his craft, rising through the ranks of the D&B scene over the past few years. We’re big fans here at the Dojo and his latest release for Dispatch sees him at the top of his game with six techy new cuts including a couple of MC led affairs.

The Hunted opens the EP with quite a statement of intent; this is a growling, Jurassic Park sampling, Bredren collabing danger-bass-fest that is sure to do some serious damage to a few raver’s sanities!

Other highlights include the dutty, rolling vibes of Cosmos and the scuzzy politicised atmospheres of the P-Fine vocalised Greed, but to be quite honest the whole release is a big ol’ slam dunk from start to finish. Check out the clips below and hit up the Dispatch Store for a copy right now!

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Inertia / Ghost Palace [Blendits]

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Rotterdam-based imprint Blendits return with possibly their most varied release to date featuring four fresh new tracks from up and coming producers in the scene. Chromatic kick things off with grimey tech roller Inertia that hits the ground at a hefty pace with a catchy bass riff and tight, funky drum lines. Bredren & Philth keep things moving along at pace on Ghost Palace, taking the vibe deeper with booming sub and creepy atmospherics.

Le Tricolore changes the vibe completely, bringing the melodies to the fore on a liquid beat built on cheeky melodic flourishes and soaring pads. Last but not least Bredren close things out on an experimental tip with the sparse, melancholy halfstep of Passing Period. One for the deep heads! Check out the clips below and look for this on vinyl and digital from April 13th.

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Philth & Collette Warren – Don’t Let Go [CIA Deepkut]

Philth teams up with Collette Warren for a pair of top notch deep rollers for Total Science’s CIA Deepkut imprint. Don’t Let Go combines soulful piano and vocals with a big gnarly bassline for a nice bit of “liquid with teeth” while B side Back In Time takes things deeper, swapping the growling bass for warm sub action. Tasty stuff! Check out the clips below and look for this one from December 15th.

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Q&A – Auzi [Terabyte Records]

Terabyte Records have been moving from strength to strength since their inception two years ago, with support coming from some big names in the scene and some excellent tunes gracing their catalogue. The latest release is no different, and sees the label revisiting their previous tunes for some new remixes from a host of artists old and new. We caught up with Terabyte co-founder Auzi for his thoughts on the release and the label’s ethos.

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Hyroglifics – Why Don’t You / The Forest [Vandal Records]

Vandal Records have lined up quite a release schedule for 2014 with their latest selection of dark tech following hot on the heels of some big releases from Nickbee and Primal Therapy. This time it’s Hyroglifics at the controls who comes in with a pair of tasty collaborative tracks.

Ed:it collab Why Don’t You hits down with a heavy break and modulated bass, plus a nicely chosen vocal hook which brings to mind Break’s classic Slow Down. Over on the flip Philth gets in on the act, building atmosphere on the intro with eery synth work before a crisp drop and a big hulking bassline shuffle the tune along. Grimey! Check out the beats below and watch out for the release dropping from April 20th.

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