Another deep flex from Ortem on today’s exclusive as they gear up to drop a new EP from Spinnet. Normal Curve blends a variety of influences from the worlds of electro and IDM for a gloriously expansive journey through soaring leads and squelching synth bass, set to a backbone of ever-so-slightly glitchy D&B percussion. Wicked tune! Watch out for the release coming 2nd August exclusively on Bandcamp; other stores follow on the 16th.
Europe might be in the grip of a heatwave but that’s not gonna stop the monthly injection of D&B from Dojo HQ! This month’s selection features new cuts from Tweakz, Concord Dawn, Dark Ops, Esc and many more, plus Hex’s own Weightless VIP (out now on Beat Spectrum) and dubs from DJ Zent and Boredome & Rottenluckz. Check it!
Quantum Mechanix are posied to drop their debut LP for Nurtured Beatz so naturally we had to snap up a premiere! Let The Drums Take You builds up with the ravey euphoria and an infectious vocal hook before dropping into a dirty tech roller punctuated with amen fills…wicked little tune! Watch out for the LP coming Aug 2nd…don’t sleep on this one.
Another top release from The Chikara Project is in our premiere spotlight today as Mystic State’s imprint drop a new EP from Deviant. Title track Stretcher keeps the percussion clean and sparse, injecting plenty of atmosphere via serene pads, warping bass and echoing FX hits. This one drops July 29th at the usual outlets…
DLT9 continue their impressive run of releases from up and coming producers with a fresh new single from Poland’s Detoxic! Stripped back and funky as hell, this is a wicked little tech roller, primed for the dancefloor. Look for the single at the usual outlets from July 26th…
Mark Kloud steps up with a killer remix for today’s premiere! Presenting a unique take on Dojo boss Hex’s 2015 track Weightless, Mark flips the liquid original into an experimental epic, building slowly with incredible sound design before dropping into a frenzy of glitchy percussion and groaning bass. Look out for this coming Friday on Beat Spectrum alongside remixes from K2T and D Flect, plus a VIP from Hex!
Hailing from Chemnitz, Germany, CRSV & TS provide the funk on our latest premiere for Subplate Recordings! Swung beats, warping basslines and a fantastically intricate drum line…definitely something a bit different from your average neuro stomper. Check it out, and hit up the usual outlets to grab the release from July 25th.
Lost Recordings are back with a fresh solo EP from Modu, and we’re hyped to present the premiere of title track Lost in Alaska. Opening up with sweeping sound design and threatening bass hits, the track drops into a dangerous tech workout driven by a helter skelter assault of switching drum hits…serious percussive precision. Watch out for the ultra chilled bridge before the second drop…the EP drops July 26th!
None60 wind up to release a big new compilation at the end of the week entitled None of the Above, and we’re hyped to have the premiere of new Oliver Yorke track U No! Chanelling the autonomic spirit with a deep, halftime vibe, unusual percussion and rich synth work, this is a meditative trip down the leftfield side of 170BPM vibes. Wicked stuff. Hit up the None60 Bandcamp to grab the LP, and snap up the limited 12″ sampler which features this track!
Younger junglists may not be familiar with KMag, but anyone who paid attention to drum and bass in the 90s or noughties will doubtless remember the original source of D&B news. From humble beginnings as a free fanzine way back in 1994, Knowledge evolved to a highly successful print magazine with some cracking cover CDs, before transitioning to an online only format in 2009.
Much to the sadness of many in the scene the site stopped publishing new content in 2015, but now they’re back and celebrating their 25th anniversary with a special one-off edition of the magazine, lovingly presented in book form. You can read all about it from editor Colin Steven over here, and if you like the look of it you can pre-order the book ahead of it’s December release.