We’re suckers for a bit of old school break chopping here at Dojo HQ so news that dgoHn would be returning to Love Love with more of his ruffneck jungle stylings was met with rapturous applause and jubilant celebration (not really, but we were pleased). Side-note: if you missed his rather excellent All The Fuckin As EPearlier this year then definitely go and give it a listen.
The Ralph EP sees dgoHn (pronounced “John”, apparently) treading a well-worn path of breakbeat manipulation, stopping short of the full on breakcore of artists like Venetian Snares but nonetheless injecting a fair bit more chaos into the drums than is to be found in most modern drum & bass. The attention to detail is palpable too; every edit, glitch, reverse and FX stab feels placed for maximal efficacy, keeping the listener engaged with an onslaught of unpredictable kicks, snares and hats for a beautifully anarchic rhythm.
Asides from the two dgoHn originals, the EP also features a tidy remix from Rephlex producer Jodey Kendrick, who twists the relatively light and playful tones of the title track into a darker and more ominous flex, playing with tempo on a glitched-up halftime intro before knocking into full-roll choppage later in the track.
Tasty business all round; fans of Paradox, Fanu and the higher end of the beat mangling craft should definitely give this one a listen. Check out the clips below and look for the release on vinyl and digital from Sep 30th; pre-orders up now at the Love Love bandcamp.
The latest from Skitty’s Foundation X imprint sees Threshold bringing his blend of dubbed out jungle to the table across four tasty new tracks. To find out a bit more about the man’s history in the scene and his approach to making beats we grabbed him for a quick chat. Check it out…
We’ve been keeping an ear out for fresh music from Peterborough producer Bereneces since hearing his releases for T3K and Onset Audio, so naturally we jumped at the chance to get him on board for a mix! Taking things to truly subsonic depths with his selections, Bereneces brings the gritty, ominous halftime flavours with a host of dubs alongside beats from the Onset Audio and T3K back catalogues. If you like your D&B dark and minimal you’re in for a treat.
Free Love Digi return with a top notch new EP from Thomas B & Ghast, and we’ve got the exclusive on the latter’s tasty new remix of the former’s Nectar. Experimental riddims and a deft little tempo duck in the bridge make for a wicked ride.
Vancouver’s finest bass experimenters touch down on Dexta’s influential Diffrent Music with a fresh EP and we’ve got the exclusive on deep sub rumbler Braise! Sparse riddims, spooky textures and tons of low end flavour; yes please. Look out for this dropping at all good digital outlets on the Greazus <3 U EP from Sep 28th, with an exclusive CD edition available to pre-order from Bandcamp right now.
Time for another DNB Dojo exclusive premiere as we present the sublime liquid euphoria of DJ Ransome’s Unite As One. Taken from the Night Route EP, watch for this dropping September 26th on Default Recordings!
Our latest exclusive comes straight from the studio of Slovakian producer Subtension as he lands on Melbourne’s well respected Plasma Audio imprint with a hefty slab of 20/20 style experimental halftime hip-hop. Serious bassweight and a rude swagger on this one! Hit up Beatport to grab it now alongside a tidy remix from Nickbee of Hybris’ previous tune for the label, Carousel.
The second of our two exclusives comes from Structure, on the remix for label boss Colossus. His take on What I Want serves up lush, rolling D&B with a hint of jazz and a touch of snarl in the bassline; proper liquid business! Hit up Beatport to grab yourself a copy of the album right now.
Another Dojo exclusive today as we bring you the B-side from innaSelf’s brand new single for Philadelphia imprint Redcliffe Records! Crispy breaks and enigmatic piano characterise this jazzy liquid roller; definitely one the melodic heads will lose themselves in. Look out for the single dropping September 19th at all good digital stores.