Once again the sands of time have slipped past and we have another slew of top notch D&B to cover! Read on for all the latest from John B, J:Kenzo, Eighth Moon, Paradox and more…
We’ve been keeping a close eye on Kush T since we first came across him via releases for Terabyte and Avantgarde, and we’re big fans of his grimey, minimalist style of D&B. With another release just out on Counterpoint Recordings, we jumped at the chance to get the man on board the Dojo Mix Series!
Pete has delivered a punchy 30 minute selection of rolling D&B with a few cheeky dubplate exclusives and a fine selection featuring the likes of Total Science, Break, Amoss and plenty more. Check it out below and hit up the Counterpoint Bandcamp to grab his Quiet Minds EP right now!
Qbig & Zenith B – Backstab
Break – Temptations
DJ Die – Ghetto Bizness
Signs – Obsession
Cursa – Egg Cup
Total Science, Quadrant & Iris – Pushin Your Luck
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Shiver – Stutter
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Cyantific – 88MPH
Picota & Kumbh – Hero
Malsum Sinoptic & Krone – Combat
Alix Perez – Recall & Reflect
De Man – Total Commitment
Bredren – Rotten (Amoss Remix)
Naiive – Reaching Out
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Following hot on the heels of our last mix from Fuj, Terra Null Recordings boss Cirrus steps up with the 25th instalment of the DNB Dojo Mix Series! Whether via the excellent releases on Terra Null or his other work for Terabyte, Nurtured Beatz and AutomAte, Cirrus has been making waves within the dark D&B world for a couple of years and that looks set to continue.
His selection for DNB Dojo features new dubs from the catalogues of Terabyte, Alchemic Breaks and Terra Null alongside a host of Cirrus productions and beats from the likes of Ruffhouse, Red Army and Skeptical. Militant head nodders and grimey textures all the way on this one.
We’ve got another exclusive first listen for you all and this time it’s coming from Quatermass and Terabyte Records! Blending the Chicago Footwork sound with jungle breaks, rave horns and smooth, sultry pads, this is a chopped up rollercoaster of a track. Check it out below and watch out for the release dropping via all the usual digital stores from Oct 19th.
Terabyte Records latest release comes from Portland-based producer Sonis with a pair of fantastic experimental grooves. A-side Killah Sound explores the jungle/footwork crossover territory the likes of Fracture and Moresounds have been blazing a trail with recently, chopping up the breaks and setting them to a simply massive bassline. This one kicks like a mule!
Over on the flip Fresh blends hip-hop and footwork with a deeper, autonomic-esque sound palette for a tune that is at once mellow and insistent, rapid but chilled. Tasty stuff! Check out the clips below and hit up your favourite store to grab a copy right now.
Cirrus steps up to drop the latest beats for Terabyte Records, and as we’ve come to expect from both parties the results are deep, dark and minimal. A side Drone Protocol drives forward with an ominous selection of bass and atmospherics set to a plodding half-time lilt, while I Know You opts for a slightly glitchier aesthetic with skittering percussion filling out the kick/snare rhythm.
Check out the clips below and look for this one at all good digital stores from March 9th.
Terabyte welcome Diffrent/Dispatch/Flexout alumnus Mauoq to the fold for a cracking new single to close out the year. Grey Scale builds up nicely with soft strings and piano before dropping into a shuffling beat and typically grimey bassline. The groove on this track is phenomenal, and the contrast between dark and light elements works really well as the piano licks re-emerge in the mix.
Over on the flip Itchy Way keeps the crisp beats in play with more soft, ethereal pad work on the intro giving way gradually to squelchy bass rumblings. The use of space really makes this one, allowing all the elements to breath nicely. Check out the clips below and grab this one from your favourite digital outlet from December 8th.
Alchemic Breaks are busy gearing up for their first release later this month, so we thought it was high time to find out more about the operation from bossman Altered Perception. Read on for the low-down on the new imprint, his thoughts on the deeper side of D&B and how he came to be at the helm of no less than four labels!
Terabyte Records welcome another new name to the roster in the form of Manchester’s Naiive, who serves up two slices of cutting edge 170BPM beat-work. Let Go treads relatively familiar Terabyte ground, serving up grimey halfstep beats with a punchy vocal from MC Xochi. The detail in the percussion is phenomenal, and the slouching, swung beat is punctuated nicely by a fair bit of low end menace.
Lost Within trades the half-time beats for a more rolling D&B break and a more ethereal tone, as soft, chiming melodies compete in the mix with dark, distorted bass swells. The duality of the light and dark elements really makes the track; impressive stuff! Check out the clips below and look for this one at all good digital stores from November 3rd.