Premiere: Stabfinger – Doppia Personalità

Something a bit different for you today as we present the premiere of Stabfinger’s brand new track for Boomerang Records Doppia Personalità. Channelling the IDM and acid-inflected sound of vintage Squarepusher, this is hectic cut-up jungle at it’s weirdest and most-wonderful. Sick tune! Look for this coming Jan 30th exclusively at Beatport, with full release Feb 13th at Bandcamp and other stores.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #39 – Jan 2020

Hex touches down with 53 mins of fresh D&B for the first podcast of 2020! Beats inside from Skylark, Ill Truth, MuzG, Henry, Tim Reaper, Special Request and more…check it.

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: Kolectiv & Yung E – Platoon

Kolectiv team up with Yung E on today’s premiere for the legendary CIA Records! Maximum bass squelch set to a stepper’s beat, plus some deft little atmospheric touches sprinkled over the tune for good measure; Platoon is chanelling the Wormhole era of D&B in the best possible way. More of this sort of thing! Watch out for the EP coming Jan 31st at digital stores.

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Premiere: Sun People – Stumble & Grow

Through These Eyes return with another cracking vinyl release featuring jungle-inflected experimentalism, this time from Sun People! Stumble & Grow is a warm and vibrant journey through pulsating breakbeats, subtle acid lines, bassline swells and soft, serene sampling. Wicked tune! Look out for the EP coming Jan 31st via Bandcamp…

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Guest Mix: Thread

Riddim Records label boss Thread steps up with our latest exclusive guest mix! As you’d expect it’s packed full of Riddim exclusives including dubs from Tactcal, Dedman, Suspekt, DBrief and of course Thread himself. Rolling vibes with a mixture of smooth liquid and darker tech…wicked selection.

As always you can check out the mix 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: Sicknote – Close Encounters

Heavy hitting break-smashing business from Sicknote on today’s premiere for Locked Up Music! Close Encounters takes no prisoners…hard amens and detuned bass bring to mind vintage Barcode Recordings cuts. Danger danger! Look out for this dropping Jan 27th at Bandcamp with other digital stores following Feb 3rd…

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Premiere: John Rolodex – Get Off My Lawn

John Rolodex returns to Machinist Music with a wicked new EP and we’ve got the exclusive on old school belter Get Off My Lawn! Warped bass snarls, heavy distorted 808 hits and punchy kick/slap drums make for a modern take on a classic sound. Grab this as part of the Fingerprints EP which is out right now at Beatport and Bandcamp…

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Guest Mix: Smuskind

With the release of Dojo Mix Series #99 earlier this month, we felt it was time for a new lick of paint. The Dojo Mix Series is dead…long live the Dojo Guest Mix. New artwork, new mixes, same quality vibes from underground producers large and small. Delivering the first of the new series is German production duo Smuskind. With releases for imprints like Addictive Behaviour and Drum Army, these boys know their way around a tough roller…

The guest mix features a punchy 30 minute selection including plenty of their own productions alongside cuts from Talkre, Nemy, Amoss, Monty and more…deep, dark and dangerous. As always you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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LSB & DRS – The Blue Hour [Footnotes]

LSB and DRS should certainly need no introduction; the former one of the finest liquid producers of a generation, a rare pretender to Calibre & Marcus’s throne, while the latter is undoubtedly one of the best and most versatile lyricists in D&B. A handful of previous collaborations have proved their chemistry, not least the anthemic The View from DRS’s Mid Mic Crisis LP. So an LSB & DRS album should be something special, right?

Right indeed. The Blue Hour is an undeniable joy, a melding of minds and a proper musical journey. For one thing it’s almost equal parts soulful D&B rollers and equally soulful hip-hop beats; the yin and yang of an MC’s twin musical expressions filtered through the lens of the producer’s unique style.

Whether riffing on laid-back downtempo cuts like I’m Changing and Umbrellas, or bearing his soul on emotional rollers like Faded or Like It Used To, DRS is on fine form, and his thoughtful poetry finds a perfect match in the fluttering, delicate, jazz-infused beats found across the record. Mellow and melancholy but always with an uplifting edge, this is pure, honest and moving music…just as it should be.

The Blue Hour is out now via LSB’s Footnotes imprint; check out the tracks below and hit up your favourite store to grab a copy right now.