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DNB Dojo Mix Series 74: Johnathan Thomas

US beatsmith Johnathan Thomas steps up to deliver our latest exclusive guest mix. Packed full of forthcoming beats from The Dreamers and Samsara beats, the mix blends traditional D&B rollers with more experimental cuts and melodic liquid with rougher tech beats. Sick selection!

As always you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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Premiere: Johnathan Thomas – Clarity

Johnathan Thomas is back this month with a solo EP for Samsara Beats, and we’re hyped to have him back in the Dojo spotlight for a premiere of Clarity! Going in deep with influences from the atmospheric sounds of 90s Good Looking Records, this one is all about soft textures and crunchy breakbeats. Blissful! Look for the EP dropping Aug 27th at all the usual digital outlets, and on cassette via the Samsara Bandcamp.

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Premiere: HNGVR – People Have The Power

Today’s exclusive comes from the debut release on US imprint Samsara Beats, as they open their salvo with a massive compilation entitled Syncopation. Focused on halftime D&B, juke and footwork-jungle, the label are keen to explore the more experimental end of the 170 sound and this track from label boss HNGVR definitely fits that mode! Combining slow and fast, dark and bright, energetic and chill, this is an interesting sonic beast and a compelling listen; check it out and watch for the full LP coming March 16th.

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