Tag Archives: Roller

Premiere: Manta – Flashback

We’re back with another exclusive premiere and this time it’s Austrian producer Manta in the Dojo spotlight. Dropping onto Yorkshire’s Fragmented Recordings on June 2nd, Flashback combines rolling breaks, morphing neuro basslines and a keen ear for melody with sparkling leads and bright piano. Putting the funk back into neurofunk!

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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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Premiere: Robustus – NYC

Our latest exclusive comes courtesy of Swiss powerhouse Demand Records! Taken from the second volume of their rather tasty Requisites EP series, Bulgarian producer Robustus serves up a wicked roller combining melancholy piano leads with rolling breaks and just enough grit in the bassline for that sweet spot of edge and soul. Requisites #2 is out on Friday; hit up the Demand Store to grab a copy on vinyl and keep your eyes on the usual digital outlets for the virtual copy.

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Premiere: D Flect – After Rain

Today’s premiere comes from Dojo favourite D Flect and UK/NL label Silent Audio. Taken from the Occlusion LP, After Rain sees D Flect going in deep on a crisp and melancholy roller led by soft strings and light-touch piano. Vibes! Look for the LP at all good digital stores from Jan 17th; pre-orders are live now at Beatport, Juno and iTunes.

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Exclusive: Reflektor – Don’t Worry


We’re incredibly proud to present an exclusive free download from Vancouver production trio Reflektor! Don’t Worry brings together deep bass, crispy breaks and an infectious vocal hook for a top notch roller with tons of detail and an understated euphoria that has been well tested on dancefloors in their native territory; wicked stuff. Follow the link above to grab yourself a free download…

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Premiere: DJ Ransome – Unite As One

Time for another DNB Dojo exclusive premiere as we present the sublime liquid euphoria of DJ Ransome’s Unite As One. Taken from the Night Route EP, watch for this dropping September 26th on Default Recordings!

DJ Ransome:
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SoundCloud → @djransome
Twitter → www.twitter.com/dj_ransome

Default Recordings:
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Premiere: Precision – What Could You


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.

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

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Facebook → www.facebook.com/NurturedBeatzRecordings
SoundCloud → @nurtured-beatz
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Heist – Rejected Love [Horizons]


Heist isn’t a name we’d normally associate with Horizons Music, nor a producer we’d commonly cover here at DNB Dojo since we’re not big fans of the Jump Up sound he’s most associated with. His work for the long running London label sees him moving outside his traditional sphere of influence with two cracking tracks which amply demonstrate the man’s skills; no surprise given his recent work as principle engineer for Goldie.

A-side Rejected Love is a beautifully minimal outing, harnessing elements of Bop-esque microfunk and the autonomic sound for a soft, thoughtful piece full of expansive synths, twinkling melodic florishes and crisp, glitchy drum work. Seriously lush!

Flip-side Charybdis amps things up, keeping some of the glitchy percussive elements but adding a rolling drumline and scuzzy tech bass for a dancefloor worthy roller with an abundance of groove and character. Wicked stuff! No sign yet of a general digital/vinyl release but we believe it’s in the works, and the truly dedicated can grab these on advance white label 12″ from the Horizons store right now.

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Classic Track: Total Science & S.P.Y – Gangsta

The recent release of Shogun’s 10 Years compilation reminded me of one of my favourite tracks from their back catalogue (and one of the most worn 12″s in my collection). 2010’s Gangsta is a straightforward roller, but one that bears the hallmarks of some of the best producers in the game. Proof that less is often more, this one has serious groove and an instantly identifiable break/bassline combo. Certified dancefloor killer!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGIoPPaIxwM]
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Classic Track: Doc Scott – NHS (Total Science Remix)


Today’s classic track is in itself a remix of a classic track, as we take a look at Total Science’s rerub of Doc Scott’s ’92 raver’s favourite NHS. Taking the crunchy breaks and memorable piano of the original but bringing the tempo up and adding some of that Total Science flavour, this one is pure summer fun.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHTYJbQWZss]
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