A brand new label lands in our premiere spotlight today as Korea’s Confucian Sound ready their first release! Jevy is on the buttons with this one, and Was serves up the EP’s most experimental cut, blending crunchy sound design, soft pads and heavy hitting percussion for an intricate and unusual arrangement. Wicked tune! Look for this coming April 16th at all good stores…
Halftime weight from David Louis as he returns to Deviant Audio with a big new EP! Bloodcloth builds tension with a hypnotic vocal edit before dropping some serious bassweight into the mix…this one is a proper rumbler. Check it out below and hit up the label Bandcamp to grab the EP right now!
Old school techstep vibes as Jaise lands in our premiere spotlight! Corroded channels the spirit of 90s pioneers like Konflict into a rolling, sci-fi roller full of warping basslines and minimal, infectious melodies. Yes yes! This one drops April 8th at all good stores, with a fantastic A side to boot…
Romanian artist Heatwave teams up with Akinsa on the latest release for AGN7 Audio, delivering a dark, tribal workout powered by slow/fast halftime percussion and throbbing sub weight. Sick tune! Look for this one and two Heatwave / Dreadmaul collabs dropping April 19th at digital stores…
Hex is back on the Dojo decks for the 29th Dojo podcast! Beats inside this month from Kabuki, Jubei, OaT, HLZ, Cnof, Syk2ne and many more, plus Hex’s bootleg of Altern8 – Frequency (give him a follow on Soundcloud if you’re keen for a free download of that…)
re:st are back with another deep vinyl release and this time it’s Sotus taking control. Title track Gloom is in the Dojo spotlight today…building up with melancholy atmospheres and intricate drum work before progressing to darker bass textures on the second drop. Really unusual sound on this one and a haunting vibe…this ships April 15th from the re:st store and other vinyl retailers.
Halftime bass fiya on today’s premiere as Groves drops a fresh new EP for Unchained! Stomping beats, infectious hooks and low end weight…can’t argue with that formula! Look for this at Beatport and Bandcamp from Mar 28th.
We’ve got a very special premiere from Detached Audio boss K2T today as he unveils the first Sampler EP from his forthcoming debut LP for the label! The Sanctuary’s Kingdom combines Karan’s love of old school tinged breakbeats with his talent for emotive melody and compositional depth, for a track that is mysterious and uplifting in equal measure. We can’t wait to hear the rest of the album…but in the meantime you can grab the Elder Spirit EP on Mar 29th.
All profits from the release will go to the charity Help Musicians UK which provides grants and support for musicians, including running the enormously important Music Minds Matter project to support musicians’ mental health. Great music for a great cause…get to know.
Hong Kong producer Kray drops his debut EP for Mettasonic this month and we’re pleased to present the premiere of Daydream! This one treads a fantastic line with soaring melodies and high energy drums giving a hugely uplifting vibe without veering into unduly cheesy territory. A feel-good roller just in time for the spring; this one drops March 20th via Bandcamp.
Nurtured Beatz return next month with a very special release as the London imprint presses their first vinyl EP! Longtime label regular Kolectiv deliver a sick new remix of Withdraw, Hyroglifics’ gritty halftime stepper from the 2014 Brand New World LP, and the new flip has a tidy rolling groove while retaining the stark, techy sensibilities of the original. Super keen heads can grab white label test presses right now; full artwork vinyl drops at Bandcamp March 29th, other stores April 5th, and the digital will be available exclusively at Bandcamp on Apr 26th!