Tag Archives: Atmospheric

Premiere: Esc – Arrowhead

Straight Up Breakbeat are an imprint that live up to their name in a big way; if you’re keen on the modern rejuvenation of the classic jungle sound then these guys have you covered. Our latest exclusive is the lead track on Finish break wizard Esc’s forthcoming EP for the label and it’s a sublime mix of deep melodic echoes and frenetic drum programming…fans of Fanu, Sully and DJ Trax should be all over this. The EP drops on vinyl and digital July 5th…get to know!

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Premiere: Johnathan Thomas – Melting Point

Deep sonics on today’s exclusive as Johnathan Thomas drops new music for US thoroughbred stable Onset Audio. Rolling breaks, deep bass, but layered with creative melodic touches and unusual percussion make for a hypnotic journey; this one definitely isn’t about the dancefloor, and it’s all the better for it. Watch out for the release coming June 14th at all the usual stores.

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Premiere: [[-CRBRL-CTS-]] – BREDBV5170

Experimental halftime riddims from [[-CRBRL-CTS-]] (we’re assuming that’s pronounced Cerebral Cuts…) in our premiere spotlight today! Heavy kicks, skittering percussion, sub weight and creepy atmospheres…this one is moody as it comes. Watch out for this coming June 1st exclusively at Bandcamp.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #31 – May 2019

Once again the Dojo inbox is bursting with new 170 flavours which can only mean one thing; Hex is back with another podcast. This month’s selections include liquid rollers from Leniz and Nostre, dark tech from Amoss and Taelimb, jungle from Holsten and The Invaderz, halftime from Ruse and ÆTERNA and plenty more besides. Check it out, and enjoy the ride…

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: Askel & Elere – Esper

Finish producers Askel & Elere deliver the latest EP for Delta9 Recordings and today’s premiere from that release is atmospheric roller Esper! Bringing epic 80s synth hits on the intro before dropping into an enveloping tide of warm bass and crisp drums, this one is just an absolute pleasure from start to finish; simple but oh so effective. Look for the Siren EP coming May 17th at Beatport…

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Premiere: Heatwave – Anchor 9

Murky halftime vibrations on today’s exclusive as Liepzig’s Dark Drum&Bass Convention launch their first release as a label! Heatwave is among a spread of talented producers delivering material for the Assembly compilation LP, and Anchor 9 delivers his trademark driving, industrial edged sound full of creepy atmospherics and rumbling low end. Wicked tune; look out for the LP coming on vinyl and digital from May 18th.

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Premiere: Kit Curse & Fuj – Ghost Train

Fuj and Kit Curse join forces on today’s exclusive, delivering a deep slice of atmospheric halftime for stalwart US label Onset Audio. Driving percussion, weighty sub and eerie melodic touches define a proper head nodder…dark and moody, just how we like it. Look out for this coming May 17th at all the usual stores.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #30 – Apr 2019

The Dojo podcast reaches it’s thirtieth instalment! 95 minutes of fresh music with Hex at the controls as always; this month we’ve got rolling tech from the likes of Wreckless and Signal, a bumper halftime section with new material from Greazus, Blockdata and K2T, liquid from Basic Biology and Dan Guidance, and tons more besides! There are also unheard dubs from Spokesmen and Jayrola so keep your ears peeled for those…

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: Other Spectrum – Spotless

Techno-infused D&B minimalism on today’s exclusive as Latvian producer Other Spectrum lands on Tesseract Recordings. Hypnotic vibes…watch out for this coming soon at the usual digital stores.

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Premiere: Hydro ft. War – Tribal Times

Unbelievably excited for today’s exclusive as we can share brand new music from Hydro’s forthcoming LP for Utopia Music! Featuring the engineering talents of War, Tribal Times lives up to it’s name with an intricate array of unusual percussion powering the tune along. Far from being just another bongo-powered roller, the depth in the composition here is breathtaking, with eerie synth bleeps, soft strings and a stunning breakdown all contributing to a tune that really rewards repeated listens. Look out for the whole album coming Apr 12th; preorders are up right now on the Utopia Bandcamp.

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