Premiere: Mystic State – Expectations

Mystic State are a duo we’ve been keeping a close eye on for years here at Dojo HQ, so naturally it’s an absolute pleasure for us to be premiering a cut from their stunning debut LP My Own Private Island! Album opener Expectations sets the tone for the album with aplomb, blending their knack for atmosphere and characterful percussion with heavy kicks and a dark, brooding bassline. Sprinkle in some haunting Burial-esque vocal echoes for the icing on a deliciously moody cake; dripping with vibe! Hit up the Chikara Project bandcamp to grab the whole album right now.

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Premiere: Javano – Southbound

Javano lands in our premiere spotlight today with a deep, moving slice of leftfield 170 business. Undoubtedly influenced by the now decade-old Autonomic movement, Southbound is an exploration of unusual rhythms and cinematic soundscapes; the string section in the bridge is just blissful. Look out for this one dropping July 10th via Javano’s Brackwood Audio imprint.

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Premiere: Mystic State & Congi – Closer

Mystic State return after a brief hiatus with the latest on their Chikara Project imprint and this time they’ve got Nottingham production duo Congi in for a collab. Closer harnesses the spirit of autonomic for a sparse, detailed slice of halftime experimentalism, with ghostly R&B vocals echoing across the mix for good measure. Lessons in depth…check it out and grab the full EP from Bandcamp right now!

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Premiere: Khords – Sunday View (feat. Burns)

Context Audio take things a bit less rolling than usual for their latest VA release, delving into the realms of halftime, autonomic and experimental 170. Today’s premiere comes from that release; Khords teams up with the mysterious Burns for an evocative journey through sparse drum rhythms and dubbed out sounds. Hit up the Context Audio Bandcamp to grab the Per Ardua II LP right now; all other stores follow on Mar 13th.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 92: Snik

Our latest guest mix comes courtesy of Polish producer and DJ Mateusz Dudziński aka Snik. Producing for over a decade and with releases under his belt for Black Crane, Omni Music and Absys, Snik’s 170 work sits at the deeper end of the spectrum, taking influence from the autonomic sound. His mix takes in those depths alongside some more traditional deep rollers, with music from Instra:mental, dBridge, Seba and Makoto sitting alongside plenty of Snik’s own productions including some unreleases dubs. Deeper beats for your Sunday…

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: Oliver Yorke – U No

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!

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Premiere: Øska – Winning Hand

Today’s exclusive lies at the very edge of what might traditionally be considered drum & bass, blending influences from footwork, IDM and the Autonomic sound for a deep, mellow, hypnotic outing. A winning hand indeed…out to Øska for a seriously unique track!

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Premiere: Alberto – Walk With Me (Solo Remix)

We’re very pleased to welcome Leeds producer Solo back into the Dojo spotlight for today’s exclusive as he drops a lush new remix for Alberto’s Walk With Us EP on Jupiter Sounds. Putting aside the more jungle-tinged sound he’s usually known for both as a solo artist and on his productions with Redpine, Solo dishes up a deep, halftime stepper with more than a hint of the autonomic sound; crazy synths, tons of reverb and a wicked groove on this one. Check it out and watch out for the release at all good digital stores from Nov 13th.

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