Mauoq continues the run of excellent releases on his Mauoq Music imprint and this time he’s brought friends! Combos #2 sees the Italian producer teaming up with some of his pals in the scene and we’ve got the premiere of Bredren collaboration Staircase.
True to their respective styles this is a dark, brooding take on the halftime sound with heavy kicks and snares punctuating tense atmospheres. Snarling bass and trippy FX hits ice the sonic cake nicely; check it out and look out for the EP dropping via Bandcamp from March 15th, with general release following on March 29th.
Belgian trio Bredren join the ranks of the Dojo Mix series for our 38th instalment! With releases on Dispatch, Flexout, Demand, Blendits, Proximity and more, the Bredren team have been carving quite a reputation for themselves in the five years since their debut release. Their latest EP for Flexout is some of their best work yet, so we jumped at the chance for a mix and the results don’t disappoint!
Blending brand new cuts from the likes of dBridge, Skeptical and Acid Lab with a handful of classics and a couple of dubs, Bredren have served up a top notch tech rollout with equal parts grit and soul in the mix. Firing selections indeed!
Real life has been getting in the way of the important matter of blogging about D&B lately here at Dojo HQ, leaving us with a glut of worthy releases in need of coverage. Without further ado then, here are some of the finest new beats from the last few weeks courtesy of Redders, Straying Reality, Gancher & Ruin and more…
Rotterdam-based imprint Blendits return with possibly their most varied release to date featuring four fresh new tracks from up and coming producers in the scene. Chromatic kick things off with grimey tech roller Inertia that hits the ground at a hefty pace with a catchy bass riff and tight, funky drum lines. Bredren & Philth keep things moving along at pace on Ghost Palace, taking the vibe deeper with booming sub and creepy atmospherics.
Le Tricolore changes the vibe completely, bringing the melodies to the fore on a liquid beat built on cheeky melodic flourishes and soaring pads. Last but not least Bredren close things out on an experimental tip with the sparse, melancholy halfstep of Passing Period. One for the deep heads! Check out the clips below and look for this on vinyl and digital from April 13th.