Dojo Damager: Seppa – Trojan

This week’s Damager comes courtesy of longtime Dojo favourites AutomAte who have signed up the rather talented Seppa for the latest single on their Tech imprint. Trojan combines some seriously punchy off-kilter drum programming with a cheeky vocal sample and dangerous bassline for an angular riddim that lands like body blows from the heavyweight champ. This one should have the crowds bobbing and weaving! Check out the clip below and hit up your favourite digital store to grab a copy right now.

Philth – Destroyer / Genocide [AutomAte Tech]

Philth continues his impressive run of releases with two gnarly new beats for longtime Dojo favourite AutomAte Tech. Make no mistake, Destroyer is hard as fucking nails; if you’re looking for any kind of nuance or subtlety this ain’t the place, but if you’re looking for a pummelling onslaught of kick drums and savage bass swipes then this one should float your boat…or maybe sink it!

Genocide keeps things militant with a snarling bassline layered over a crisp selection of breaks, keeping the pressure up nicely (which is no mean feat given the absolutely brutal A side!). Check out the clips below and look for this at all good digital stores from May 25th.

Rune & Kaiza – Brainstorm / Kombat [AutomAte Tech]

2015 looks set to be a busy year for Rune & Kaiza with releases dropping left and right, the latest of which comes from perenial Dojo favourite AutomAte Tech. Brainstorm sounds the alarm with an energetic combination of beats, bass and synth hits while Kombat focuses on grimey bass modulations set to punchy, angular drum rhythms. Screwfaces at the ready! Check out the clips below and look for this one dropping April 6th.

Fortitude – Turn Bad [AutomAte Tech]

AutomAte Tech break their silence with an absolutely savage new single from Fortitude. Turn Bad dials the aggression up to 11 with hard metallic snares and a snarling bassline leading the charge. Throw in a cheeky half-time breakdown and plenty of tension building cymbal action and you’ve got one big bad slice of up front tech D&B.

Over on the flip Kiwi neuro badman Dose teams up with the mysterious Dual Focus to turn in what AutomAte describe as a “trademark peak-time headbanging remix” (according to this Dutty Audio podcast tracklist DF = Dose & DJ Meltdown, for anyone curious). The remix certainly fits that bill, swapping in a slightly more rolling break and a riffier approach to basslines that fans of Gridlok and the like should enjoy. For me the original mix takes the gold, but they’re both worthy dancefloor stompers. Check out the clips below and look for this from Feb 2nd at all good digital stores.

Neve & Future Roots – Oku / Anaesthetic [Automate Tech]

Automate Tech are back with their 6th release featuring two heavy hitting beats from Italian neuro badman Neve. Oku sees him teaming up with Future Roots with a track that keeps you guessing on the intro – hints of classic Black Sun Empire in the lead and heavy hitting drums give way to a glitched up segue while the huge sub drop sneaks up on you from nowhere!

Anaesthetic proves equally deadly with pounding kicks and snares leading the charge on top of a morphing bassline and some great fills…this one’s all about percussion. Anaesthesia via kick drum body blows perhaps?

Check out the beats below and watch out for this one dropping from March 3rd at all good digital outlets.