Dutch artist Posij supplies the fifth instalment of Critical’s new digital only Binary imprint, serving up four crisp, futuristic tracks for Kasra’s ever-impressive stable.
The EP strikes a nice balance between atmosphere and dancefloor heft, with lead track Techplant keeping things punchy but restrained and closing track Rover exploring some cracking drum edits against a backdrop of creepy atmospheres.
Spin and Change meanwhile provide worthy peaktime dancefloor fodder to give the EP something for everyone. Noisia’s influence can be heard filtering through these tracks, though thankfully they aren’t similar enough to feel derivative, and the level of stomp is difficult to argue with!
As usual you can grab this one from the Critical Store; check out the clips and get to getting!
Joe Ford returns to Shogun Audio for a big new EP delivering detailed dancefloor neurofunk in spades. If you’re expecting much in the way of surprises you’ll probably be disappointed, but the tracks on show here hold the same appeal of Ford’s previous material, leaning towards the heavier end of his sound.
Standout tracks for us here at the Dojo are the titular All Of Us and the absolutely brutal Icicle collab Crossbreed; both of these should slay floors without any issue at all. For those who like their 140 there’s also a cheeky dubstep bonus track featuring the vocal talents of Miss Trouble. Tasty! Check out the clips below and grab this on vinyl or digital now.
CIA are back, and that means only one thing – rollers! Label owners Total Science team up with Seattle production duo Quadrant & Iris for a weighty, old school roller on Pushin Your Luck, which wins zero points for innovation but 10/10 for being big, bad and generally dangerous!
Over on the flip Obsolete gets the VIP treatment, retaining the spirit of the original but adding some cheeky little rhythm and bass tweaks to dust the cobwebs off the track; worthy, but unlikely to trouble the A side for our money. Check out the clips below and grab this one from the CIA bandcamp right now!
Mauoq returns with two more fresh cuts on his newly revitalised Mauoq Music imprint, and the man is exploring fresh territory compared to his usual gritty halftime style.
Both Worlds hits up a bouncy, dub-infused tone over a halftime rhythm, with rich bass and eclectic FX driving the tune along in a deep but fun loving fashion. Mannoy ups the ante, bringing a rolling break and more rich sonic textures. Lovely stuff on both tracks! Check out the clips below and look for this at all good digital outlets right now.
Austrian producer Phentix brings us a varied selection for the latest DNB Dojo mix! With beats signed to Citrus and Disturbed and a new EP dropping shortly on IN:DEEP Phentix is definitely one to watch for 2015, and his mix for the Dojo proves his chops as a DJ, gliding effortlessly through deep liquid and heavier tech styles. Yes yes!
Philth continues his impressive run of releases with two gnarly new beats for longtime Dojo favourite AutomAte Tech. Make no mistake, Destroyer is hard as fucking nails; if you’re looking for any kind of nuance or subtlety this ain’t the place, but if you’re looking for a pummelling onslaught of kick drums and savage bass swipes then this one should float your boat…or maybe sink it!
Genocide keeps things militant with a snarling bassline layered over a crisp selection of breaks, keeping the pressure up nicely (which is no mean feat given the absolutely brutal A side!). Check out the clips below and look for this at all good digital stores from May 25th.
If you’re a fan of the deeper side of D&B then chances are you’ll have come across Pennygiles by now. The Welsh producer has built up an impressive catalogue of liquid rollers over the past few years, gracing the likes of Rubik, Demand, IM:LTD and Fokuz with his emotional styles.
Pennygiles’ latest 12″ for Tempo Records is due to drop very shortly, so we got in touch for a quick chinwag about the inspiration behind the tunes, collaborating with Ed:it and his use of natural breaks. Continue reading →
Before they became the Hospital superstars they are today Camo & Krooked were already busy writing dancefloor bangers, including this personal favourite for Audioporn. Dropping from D&B tempo on the intro into a cheeky electro house breakdown before stomping back up to full speed, this one is an unashamed jump up classic. Sure to wreck any dancefloor, any time!
LA liquid imprint Such Music bring us their tenth release from the rather oddly named Stickbubbly, who returns to the label with more of his crisp, melodic rollers. String Theory bubbles away with style and aplomb, floaty melodies giving the tune it’s character over a solid bedrock of beats and bass.
Over on the flip Take Flight brings the energy down a few notches to explore the half-time tempo, and I’ve gotta say I hope to hear more liquid operating in this beat pattern. Lush! Check out the clips below and grab this one from your favourite store right now!
The half-russian bear roars once more as AKOV touches down on Mindtech Recordings for a tidy new EP of sci-fi tinged neurofunk. There are few surprises here in terms of style but the beats are crisp, hefty and rolling; definitely more than capable of smashing up the rave. Check out the clips below and grab the EP from Beatport right now!