Category Archives: Features

Remembering Spirit

Once again the scene has lost a great talent far too early. As you’ve probably already heard by now, Duncan “Spirit” Busto passed away on August 26th following a cardiac arrest earlier that month.  We’re big fans of Spirit here at Dojo HQ, so in no particular order we’ve compiled a list of our favourite tracks from his back catalogue. Rest in peace mate…your music will live on.

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Top 5: Feijai

Taking influence from the early Moving Shadow, Metalheadz and Good Looking sound, Feijai’s new EP for The Dreamers took us straight back to the 90s sound when it landed in the Dojo inbox. Naturally we had to pick the man’s brains on his influences, so here are the top five classic tunes from the Midlands-based producer…

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Top 5: Kusp

Portsmouth producer Kusp is someone we’ve had an eye on for a while. Through a slow trickle of releases for Authentic, Context and now Lynx’s Detail Recordings imprint, he’s slowly been carving a rep as a versatile producer capable of slinging traditional 2-step rollers and bassy halftime growlers alike. As he gears up for his debut album on Detail, we asked Kusp to give us the rundown of his top 5 halftime cuts. Check it out…

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Top 5: Quentin Hiatus

Prolific US experimental beatsmith Quentin Hiatus launches the fourth volume of his I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus album series into your living rooms this week, so to celebrate we asked him to pick through his extensive musical catalogue and pick his five favourite beats.

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Q&A – Soul Intent & Elementz Of Noize

Soul Intent is back with a fresh EP on the Exkursions arm of Lossless Music this month, featuring possibly the imprint’s most beautiful music yet. To find out more about the tracks, musical influences and all things Exkursions, we grabbed the bossman and Elementz of Noize for a chat about the new EP. Check it out…

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Top 5: Samurai Breaks & Dyrekt

Samurai Breaks and Fragmented boss Dyrekt land on the latter’s label this month with a four track EP of dutty halftime goodness. To celebrate, we tracked them down and asked them for their Top 5 halftime cuts…check it out.

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Top 5: Dyl

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Dyl returns to re:st with a top notch EP of his abstract, ultra-deep 170BPM soundscapes this month, and fans of his hyper-minimal sound should as usual be all over it. To celebrate we asked the man himself for his Top 5 D&B influences…read on for some classics from the vaults!

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Top 5: Dossa & Locuzzed

The new single from Dossa & Locuzzed for Viper Recordings brings a distinctly new angle to their up front dancefloor sound, wearing its influences on its sleeve in both name and sound. To celebrate the release, we asked the duo to run down their Top 5 funk influences. Check it…

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Top 5: Phuture-T

With releases for the likes of Alpha Cut, Criterion and Eastern Promise Audio, Phuture-T has been chopping up breaks for the better part of a decade and has rightly garnered a reputation as a cracking producer keeping a slightly old-school aesthetic alive within the scene. To celebrate his latest single for Inperspective we tracked him down and asked him for his top 5 breaks! Check it out for some drum rhythm history…

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Top 5: Seba

Liquid maestro Seba is among our favourite producers here at DNB Dojo, with an eclectic style and a knack for crafting emotional beats that can still move a dancefloor. With another top new single out on his Secret Operations imprint, we tracked him down and asked for his Top 5 influences.

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