Monthly Archives: January 2019

Premiere: Skantia – Unorthodox

Big bad dancefloor danger on today’s exclusive from Skantia as he lands on ProgRAM with a massive new EP! Crisp breaks, creepy synths and growling basslines; sick one. Hit up Beatport to grab this right now…

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Premiere: Cynical Gene – Pest Control

Cynical Gene is back in our premiere spotlight today as he returns to Fragmented Recordings with a brand new single, and we’re hyped to have the exclusive on A side Pest Control! Hard hitting drums, growling bass and harsh amen punctuations make for a proper dark rumbler. Look out for this dropping Feb 4th at all the usual spots…

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Top 5: Pablo Dread

Spanish artist Pablo Dread joins the ranks of Beat Machine early next month with an EP packed full of raved up, jungle influenced beats, blending future sounds with retro heritage to great effect. To celebrate we asked him for a quick Top 5 of tunes he’s feeling right now; check it out…

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DNB Dojo Podcast #27 – Jan 2019

Hex kicks off the 2019 podcast season with an hour of selections crossing the full spectrum of the D&B sound. Inside the ride this month there are fresh cuts from Klax & Enei, Transforma, Phentix, Dexta, MISO, Dyl, Frame and many more, plus a dubplate from Shen to close the show. Can’t argue with that eh?

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: Crypticz – Grids

Today’s exclusive comes from the brand new Pattern EP from Jordan Parsons aka Crypticz. Having released for Cosmic Bridge, 31 Records and Diffrent Music, Jordan is branching out on his own for this release, dropping CD, vinyl and digital exclusively via Bandcamp. Grids sees him turning out a typically deep halftime number, replete with tribal drum rhythms, rich synth work and rumbling sub bass; ultra deep vibes on this one! Watch out for the EP coming Feb 22nd…

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Muffler – Composer [Muffler Music]

When it comes to legends of the D&B scene, there are fewer more unsung (or at least under-sung) than Muffler. Producing since the tender age of nine and releasing music for nearly twenty years, Muffler has notched up releases with Spearhead, Hospital, Moving Shadow, DSCI4 and dozens more, flying the flag for Finland with a wicked cross-section of tracks that span the spectrum from dark to light and hard to soft.

Just before Christmas he dropped his fifth album, launching new imprint Muffler Music into the bargain, and we’re extremely pleased to report that it’s full of the sort of high class, emotional music that has made Muffler a Dojo favourite ever since we heard his 2003 Sounds of the Future LP.

The first few tracks of the album are an absolute treat for anyone who likes a charged piano roller, with Heavy Heart and Composer both standing out as masterclasses in key-work. Zürich Jungle lives up to it’s name with a nod to the more break-focussed style of days gone by, while Dark Funk and Low Frequency show that Konsta still knows how to lay down dark club bangers with ease.

While it might not be pushing too many envelopes, Composer is a love letter to the classic D&B form, and one penned by a supremely talented producer at that. Check out the clips below and hit up your favourite outlet to grab a copy right now.

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Premiere: Montesco & Maok – AxRxP

Lost Recordings are back in our premiere spotlight with a sick new tech roller from Montesco & Maok! Gritty, stripped back vibes on this one, with a hypnotic lead melody we just can’t get enough of. This one drops Feb 2nd, get to know…

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Premiere: Immersion – Soundscape

Impact Music return next month with a new single from up and coming German producer Immersion, and we’ve got the exclusive on Soundscape! Combining high tech sound design with a more relaxed take on the neurofunk aesthetic, this is futuristic, funky and full of groove. Watch out for the single coming 8th Feb at Juno with all other platforms following on Feb 22nd.

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Premiere: NEOH – Savage

Spanish producer NEOH drops an absolute stinker for Boey Audio on our latest premiere! Pure tech fire on this one with hard hitting beats and modulated bass a plenty. Dangerous…look out for this coming on Bandcamp Jan 28th, with other stores following two weeks later.

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Premiere: Brainwork & mnml – Hold On (Leniz Remix)

Differential have made it to one year old, and to celebrate they’re putting out a big new EP featuring 10 fresh remixes of previous releases. Today’s premiere comes courtesy of Leniz, who flips the deep liquid of Brainwork & mnml’s Hold On into a mellow jungle workout powered along by classic breaks. Lovely stuff! Watch out for the album dropping Feb 1st at Beatport…

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