Tag Archives: Techstep

Premiere: MISO – Lost Frequency

German producer MISO is in the Dojo spotlight today as he prepares to drop a wicked new single for Counterpoint’s second Counter x Culture release, showcasing up and coming talent in the scene. Lost Frequency is a superb study in understated tech minimalism, keeping the beats precise, the sub rumbling and the midrange textures growling without swamping the rest of the track. Moody vibes! Look for this one dropping Apr 27th via all good digital stores.

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Premiere: Manikin & Sense MC – Daydream

Australia meets London on the latest release for Terra Firma as Sense MC lends his inimitable vocal stylings to Perth-producer Manikin’s latest track, Daydream. Dirty techstep vibes inside the ride with a slick, relaxed vocal delivery, mixing the rough with the smooth! This one is out today exclusively at Beatport; general release follows in two weeks time.

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Premiere: Visages – Remover

Today’s exclusive comes from the debut EP from Visages, a new French production super-group comprising Ak:hash, Dask, Euk & Midn8runner. Combining their significant studio expertise to craft a serious roller, Remover is a deep, dark slab of techstep with a hypnotic lead arp line, precision percussion and a hefty sub groove. This one drops April 23rd on Impact Music.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 67: ZeroZero

Our exclusive Mix Series reaches number 67 as we welcome tech production duo ZeroZero to the Dojo decks! The pair have made quite a name for themselves on the scene over the past three years; catapulted to fame by a winning entry in Evol Intent’s Middle of the Night remix contest, they’ve followed that early success with releases for CIA, ProgRAM, SGN:LTD and Cyberfunk, not to mention collaborations with Nymfo, Coppa and Riya – an impressive accolade sheet indeed!

For their Dojo mix they’ve dug deep on rolling, techy selections from the likes of Enei, Subtension, Monty and Black Barrel, and of course some exclusive dubplate fire! Wicked stuff. 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: 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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HLZ – Vectors EP [Dispatch]

HLZ drops a new EP on Dispatch this month and it features some of the best sharp-edged rollers we’ve heard so far this year. The tracks here are all about bringing the funk back into D&B while retaining some darkness, and it definitely draws on some classic inspirations while retaining a modern tone.

Title track Vectors channels the golden era of early 2000s neurofunk with a fast moving bassline – think early Full Force releases from the likes of Chook with the production standards of 2018. Abracatabla meanwhile immediately recalls classic Special Forces tunes like Sidewinder with it’s driving use of staccato hits that form both melody and rhythm. Clusters meanwhile sounds like a love letter to classic V Recordings sub-rollers, and digital bonus Black Lodge brings to mind the classic Virus Recordings sound with it’s clattering drums and bass modulations.

Don’t let the influences dissuade you though; this is definitely homage rather than pastiche, and it’s all filtered skilfully through HLZ’s inimitable style to make something individual, with one eye on the past and the other on the future. The Vectors EP is out now – hit up the Dispatch Bandcamp to grab it now on vinyl or digital direct from the source.

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Premiere: Invadhertz & LaMeduza – Bullet

Invadhertz return to the Dojo premiere spotlight today; hot on the heels of their recent release for Addictive Behaviour, they’ve also got an absolutely killer roller on the forthcoming Delta9 Recordings 50th LP. Featuring sorrowful strings and an absolutely sublime vocal from Geneva songstress LaMeduza, Bullet treads the line between deep liquid roller and techstep growler with elegance and finesse; dark and powerful vibes. Look for this along with tons of other great beats on the full album, dropping March 30th!

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Premiere: Hannah Eve, BCee & Drifta – Ghost (Ed:it Remix)

Soul Trader are gearing up to drop the debut album from Hannah Eve and we’re hyped to have the exclusive premiere of Ed:it’s remix of album track Ghost. Flipping the rolling liquid vibes of the original round into a techstep banger, this one is trademark Ed:it; tough breaks, grimey bass and plenty of atmosphere. Sick! Watch out for this coming on the My Heart Knows LP from April 9th at all good stores.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #17 – Mar 2018

You all know the score by now…Hex is back with the monthly DNB Dojo podcast, this month featuring beats from Coppa, Hyroglifics, Whiney, Fade, Low:r and many more, and exclusive dubs from Øska and Just Jungle. Full spectrum D&B sound…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: War – Acumen

War steps up to deliver the next single on Methlab Recordings and we’ve got the exclusive on Acumen. Channelling percussive progressions and fuzzy bass distortion, this one is 100% tech funk groove. Sick! Look out for this coming alongside two other new tracks from April 3rd on the Methlab Bandcamp.

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