Tag Archives: Techstep

Premiere: Telomic – Control (Revaux Remix)

Revaux are at the controls for today’s exclusive as they serve up a dirty tech remix of Telomic’s Control. Swapping the subtle rolling vibes of the original for a harder hitting arrangement, this one has grit, depth and more than enough heft for the dancefloor. Look for this alongside remixes from Aperio, Victim & Akomplis exclusively at Beatport from today, with other stores following on the 23rd.

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Premiere: Oxius – Nexus 6

Long standing UK techstep imprint AutomAte return this month after a fairly lengthy hiatus with new music from French producer Oxius! Providing more of that dark, gritty, futuristic sound that the label has built a solid reputation for pushing, Oxius comes correct with precision beats and interesting drum patterns, and of course plenty of hefty bass distortion. Check it out below and watch for the release dropping Feb 20th.

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Premiere: Modu – Template

Lost Recordings are back this month with another hefty release, this time with Bristol producer Modu at the controls. Template kicks off with dark bass and funky drums before a second-half switchup into full-on amen smasher. Sick! Watch out for this one dropping Feb 18th at all good stores.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 63: Linear

Our latest exclusive mix comes from Leeds DJ and producer Linear.  With releases for C Recordings, Skankandbass and Nu Venture, Linear is fast gaining a reputation for well-crafted, dancefloor-focused D&B; watch out for plenty more from him this year.

True to form his selection for Dojo Mix number 63 goes in heavy with beats from the likes of 1991, Break, Whiney and Ed:it sitting alongside his own beats from recent releases on Nu Venture. Maximum energy from start to finish! 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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John Rolodex – DreamCypher EP [Machinist Music]

John Rolodex returns to his own Machinist Music imprint this month with one of his most varied and enjoyable collections of material to date. DreamCypher kicks off the EP, combining growling sub bass, dubby percussion and eastern samples for a hypnotic, trance like journey through one of John’s recurring dreams. This feels like the soundtrack to an opium den re-imagined via the medium of drum & bass, and it’s a really inventive piece of work.

BoneBender continues the trend, combining unusual percussion with menacing bass set to a halftime rhythm that’s nonetheless packed full of energy. Insistent woodblock drum patterns and a siren-like top-end loop make for another absorbing ride through a fevered imagination.

InnaZone is more vintage Rolodex, and definitely the most conventional track on the EP; old school reese bass drones and a cymbal-heavy rolling 2-step beat keep this one up there with previous Dojo favourite Warship Worship. This will smash up a dance! Last up Until The Sky Takes Me drops the tempo to 160 and brings to mind early 90s releases for the likes of Metalheadz; classic jungle samples and chunky chopped breakbeats characterise a tune with plenty of depth and character, tasteful homage rather than lazy rip-off.

Not that we needed any more evidence, but if anyone did this is ample proof that John is still one of the best names in the game! Check out the EP below and hit up the Machinist store to grab a copy now.

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Q&A & Premiere: Interline

Interline returns to the realms of D&B this month after a bit of an absence from the scene, but he’s back with a tight selection of new beats on Nurtured Beatz. We caught up with him to find out about his time away, his approach to production and what 2018 has in store, plus we’ve got the exclusive premiere of Red Army’s remix of Mentality from the new EP. Check that out below and read on for the interview…

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DNB Dojo Podcast #15 – Jan 2018

Hex kicks off 2018 with the usual full-spectrum D&B selection for the first podcast of the year. New beats inside from John Rolodex, Paradox, AudioSketch, SubMarine and many more, plus unreleased dubs from GY96 and Just Jungle. Get to know…

As always you can check out the podcast 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: Rune & Kaiza – Fifty (Ingram Remix)

It should come as no surprise that today’s premiere is dark, dirty and futuristic in sound; Kaiza’s German tech/neuro imprint T3K continues their run of remix EPs and we’ve got the exclusive on Ingram’s stomping take on Fifty. Militant techstep drums and gritty filtered bass; sick one. Watch out for the EP dropping Feb 6th at all good outlets.

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Premiere: SubMarine – Taiko

Today’s exclusive should definitely give you that Friday feeling; serious dancefloor business from German producer SubMarine, forthcoming on the third volume of Demand’s Requisites EP series. Lulling you into a false sense of security with serene pads and strings on the intro before dropping into a massive bass riff and rolling breaks, this one is pure bounce! Check it out and watch out for the EP dropping on vinyl and digital from Jan 26th.

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Premiere: Rich Raw – Peruvian Flat

Today’s exclusive comes from Rich Raw who returns to his own Wyatt Noise imprint with a heavy slab of teched up dancefloor business. Inspired by a recent visit to South America, Peruvian Flat is a razor sharp roller with a classic techstep bassline and tons of character. Dope! Look for this dropping Jan 12th at all good digital stores.

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