Premiere: Hex – This Snare

Today’s exclusive comes from the Dojo boss Hex himself, with a new track for Detached Audio. This Snare brings together bright rhodes chords, soft pads, deep sub and natural drums for a jazzy liquid take on the somewhat forgotten drumfunk sound. Watch out for this one coming June 29th on the Delta 002 EP; pre-orders up now!

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Premiere: Hmr – Supa Dupa

160 jungle straight outta Helsinki on today’s exclusive as Hmr lands on one of our favourite imprints down under, Beat Spectrum. Supa Dupa is a classic jungle rinser; big sub, ragga samples and those crispy crispy breakbeats. More of this please! Check out the track below and watch out for this dropping Jan 26th at all the usual outlets.

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Andy Skopes – Who Are You [Inperspective]

Andy Skopes is a producer we’ve always rated really highly here at Dojo HQ, and one that sadly we don’t hear enough from! His latest work for Inperspective is the first solo outing this year, and very much feels like the spiritual successor to the excellent True Chord Redux from Utopia Music in 2013 (which incidentally we’re still rinsing hard…)

Combining old school breakbeat manipulations with shimmering atmospherics and cinematic sample snippets creates a fantastic duality between tough beats and softer musical backgrounds, both on the full frontal drum assault of Who Are You and B side Laterality. As is so often the case with Andy’s work, this is all in the drum programming and that craft has been lovingly honed to perfection. Check out the tracks below and hit up the Inperspective Bandcamp to grab the single on digital or 12″ picture disc right now.

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Premiere: Imanzi – Ragga

Old school break chopping goodness on our latest exclusive from Imanzi! The Norwich-based producer lands on Portuguese label Skalator Music on March 10th with the appropriately titled Ragga; on ode to the classic ragga jungle of days gone by. No prizes for originality but this one is still crispy as hell. Junglist massive!

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Premiere: Mark Kloud – Get War

Experimental jungle-tinged riddims a-plenty on today’s exclusive as we premiere Mark Kloud’s Get War. Taken from his new EP forthcoming on Vermont label Party Guy Records, Mark’s flair for experimental drum patterns is on full show here with a satisfyingly chaotic assortment of kicks, claps and breaks flying around the mix atop a layer of meaty bass vibration. Sick one!

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Wax Breaks [Paradox Music]

One for the b-boys, turntablists and producers today as we take a quick look at Paradox Music’s latest release, Wax Breaks. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, the LP features 16 funky fresh breaks for scratching, sampling, rapping over, or just listening to while you eat your breakfast cereal if that’s your thing.

True to the name and true to the aesthetics of the classic break/scratch records this plate pays homage too, this one is available on vinyl only. It’s already sold out at the Paradox Music store but copies are still available at Samurai and Eastern Bloc…move fast if you want to lay hands on this!