Bay 6 step up with some tasty remixes this month so naturally we had to grab an exclusive! Monika is in the premiere spotlight today, serving up a deliciously rolling remix of Fearbace’s Ethereal; this new version retains the shimmering soul of the original but adds a little extra crunch in the baseline and insistence in the breaks for that extra dancefloor clout. Wicked stuff! Look out for this coming May 24th…
Blog owner Hex returns this month with his first release in a year and naturally the Dojo has an exclusive for you! Canadian producer Tunes Auto goes in on a sick new rework of Hex’s No Forgiveness, flipping it into a monstrous assault of modulated bass and swung halftime beats. Serious character and some sick sound design on this one! Watch out for this coming on Black Tuna May 26th alongside remixes from Redpine & Solo and Aversive and two new Hex VIPs, and if you pre-order now on Bandcamp you get the Tunes Auto remix straight away.
Hardware bring us another selection of sick techstep cuts with a remix EP featuring contributions from the biggest and best in the scene right now. Taking pride of place is InsideInfo’s update of the legendary Usual Suspects belter Killa Bees. This one has been destroying floors across the world for months, and for good reason; retaining the vibe of the original but updating it nicely with modern production values and that trademark InsideInfo synth detail, this is setting a benchmark for modern updates of classic tunes.
Elsewhere on the EP Maztek turns in a typically gritty refix of Optiv & BTK’s Inception, with the duo dropping a huge rework of Maztek’s Limber in return. To be honest I think Optiv & BTK won this round, but both tunes are well worth a listen.
Finally Verb has been let loose on another classic, putting the modern polish on Future Cut’s Whiplash. This still sounds as eery as it did way back in 1999 and fans of the original will be pleased to note that the absolutely tearing drum-line has been faithfully recreated and reinforced. Watch out for the full EP dropping on vinyl and digital July 15th.
Lifted Music’s latest wunderkind Memtrix serves up some seriously energetic neurofunk with his remix of All Is Lost. If there was any doubt as to who the pretender to Spor’s abdicated thrown as the king of this sub-style was, this guy is busy dispelling it.
Not to be outdone by the young upstarts, gritty tech pusher Prolix has come correct with a stereotypically filthy refix of the Foreign Beggars imbued Dawn of a Dark Day. Leading with a huge bass throb before the breakbeat smashdown of the drop kicks in, this one is serious business.
Watch out for these dropping sometime in March!