US experimental beatsmith Sinistarr steps up with the latest for Beat Machine’s excellent run of Swinging Flavors 7″ releases, serving up an infectious take on the footwork-infused D&B sound. As with most of Sinistarr’s best work this one is all in the drums, with some wicked percussive fills giving the tune little bursts of extra energy.
As with previous instalments of the series the label have commissioned a big remix and this time it’s Om Unit who delivers it under his recently revived Philip D. Kick alias. Adding some extra drive in the bassline and a jungle-y feel in the drum section, this is an extra layer of icing on an already excellent sonic cake.
Last but by no means least, Sinistarr delivers a digital bonus replete with skittering drum patterns and wobbly sub bass textures on Clear Your Mind. Three wicked tracks from a series (and indeed a label) that has yet to disappoint us here at Dojo HQ! Check it out below and hit up the Beat Machine Bandcamp to grab it on vinyl or digital now.
Kolectiv return to Dispatch this month with four new tracks showcasing their rugged tech style, and they’ve brought likeminded artists Survey and Philth along for some collabs to boot. We grabbed them for a quick chat about collaborations, deeper meaning how it feels to step up their game. Read on…
Digital & Spirit’s very intermittent release schedule for their Phantom Audio imprint continues this month with an EP that’s been anticipated for a serious length of time at this point. Anyone who’s seen either of the duo (or indeed any of their numerous friends in the scene) DJ in the last year or more will undoubtedly already be familiar with the two classic reworks on the EP; Deadline / Dial Up mash-up Deaddial and the 2018 update of Phantom Force have both been smashing up the raves for quite a while now.
It’s perhaps testament enough to the skill of Digital & Spirit as producers that both the original versions and these new remixes still sound fresh after years of being hammered in clubs around the world, but if you needed any further evidence then just check out the other two tracks on show on the EP; to turn a slightly trite phrase this release is most certainly all killer, no filler.
Revolution serves up that dubby halftime that Digital in particular is well known for, but the percussive fills and booming claps make this one anything but sluggish. Small World meanwhile brings classic amen choppage and old school rave stabs more than capable of injecting some energy into the dance. Future classics no doubt, and a winning addition to an absolutely must-have EP. Check out the clips below and hit up the Phantom Audio bandcamp to get your hands on digital, vinyl and t-shirts.
French label Impact Music are back in our premiere spotlight today with a new EP incoming from The Caracal Project. Blending meaty bass swells and crisp rolling beats with a hypnotic lead melody, Flowin’ pulls you in deep…check it out and watch out for the Fallin’ EP coming July 6th!
The Dojo podcast reaches it’s twentieth instalment and as always Hex is on the 1s and 2s delivering a full spectrum D&B workout. This month’s edition weighs in at a whopping 105 minutes due to an unbelievable volume of quality beats being released this month; beats inside from Philip D Kick, Melinki & Demure, SD, Kusp, Survey, OneMind and many more.
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.
UK producer Grey Code is in our premiere spotlight today with an absolutely beautiful slice of hard hitting D&B for Dispatch Recordings. Building with epic synth melodies on the intro before a solid backbone of growling tech bass and crisp drums land down with a punch, this one is that perfect balance of light and dark. Wicked tune; hit up the Dispatch Bandcamp to grab the EP right now.
Today’s exclusive comes from the Dojo boss Hex himself, with a new track for Detached Audio. This Snare brings together bright rhodes chords, soft pads, deep sub and natural drums for a jazzy liquid take on the somewhat forgotten drumfunk sound. Watch out for this one coming June 29th on the Delta 002 EP; pre-orders up now!
Today’s premiere comes from Kiwi producer and DJ InDifferent who comes correct with a slamming slice of old school techstep business. Sharp but organic drums and heavy hitting bassline pressure on this one! Vintage 90s vibes, and best of all it’s a free download – check it out below and grab it via HypeEdit.
Old school break chopping vibes in our premiere spotlight! Taken from the new 36 Hertz Recordings Back To The Bass Volume 5 compilation, Berkshire producer Indigo Virus is on fine form for this one, combining vintage jungle breaks with deep sub hits and soft pads for a serene take on the classic D&B sound. Fans of Andyskopes, Paradox and the like should definitely check this one out…watch out for the album dropping June 25th at Bandcamp.
Phantom Others return to our premiere spotlight today as they present their seventh release from Lithuanian producer Hathor. Canal Park goes deep, with stripped back atmospherics and a tight, crispy beat; a proper sub roller! This one drops June 29th at all good digital stores…