We love a bit of Crypticz here at Dojo HQ and we’re also big fans of Mystic State’s imprint so naturally we had to grab a premiere from the Bristol producer’s new EP for The Chikara Project! Deep synth atmospheres, halftime drums, warm bass and an epic yet understated vibe to the composition makes for a wonderful combination of tone, texture and emotion. Watch for this one dropping Oct 29th via the Chikara Bandcamp.
Today’s exclusive comes from the brand new Pattern EP from Jordan Parsons aka Crypticz. Having released for Cosmic Bridge, 31 Records and Diffrent Music, Jordan is branching out on his own for this release, dropping CD, vinyl and digital exclusively via Bandcamp. Grids sees him turning out a typically deep halftime number, replete with tribal drum rhythms, rich synth work and rumbling sub bass; ultra deep vibes on this one! Watch out for the EP coming Feb 22nd…
Crypticz returns to the Dojo premiere spotlight on today’s exclusive as he serves up a typically crisp and atmospheric remix for the new Mystic State EP on their label The Chikara Project. Keeping the vibes dubbed out and adding a hint of jungle skitter to the drums, this one goes deep…look for the full EP coming May 1st via Bandcamp.
We’ve got another exclusive from Diffrent today and Crypticz is involved once again; this time he’s teamed up with label boss Dexta for a banging jungle workout with some serious vocal chop ups reminiscent of Fracture’s anthemic Loving Touch. Check out the original mix below and watch out for the EP dropping Nov 10th featuring two superb refixes from the legendary Danny Skrilla…serious vibes.
Today’s exclusive comes from Diffrent Music and is undoubtedly the highlight of the new EP from Crypticz, Don’t Need U. The track sees the British musician teaming up with San Francisco producer Iyer for a deep, hypnotic halftime cut centred around an instantly recognisable vocal hook. We’ve been hearing this one in mixes for months so we’re really excited to present the full length track; check it out and hit up the Diffrent store to grab the EP on vinyl or digital right now!
Brand new Bristol label Sweetbox should be one to keep an eye on this year on the strength of their debut release, showcasing two forward thinking slices of 170BPM action from Crypticz & Lakeway.
The former provides an exercise in trap-infused half-time minimalism on Bubblegum, which we assume takes its name from the distinctive “popping” FX which characterise the tune. Lakeway ups the ante on the flip with a militant slice of halftime blending hip-hop style sampling with a hefty wall of sub and a tasty percussion line. This one absolutely throbs at the low end!
Hit up the Sweetbox Bandcamp for pre-order now, and watch out for these dropping from Jun 29th at all good stores.
Bristol label Inflect serve up their latest slice of future beats from young upstart producer Crypticz. Whipping together Grime, Halfstep D&B and Footwork into a tasty bass-laced cake, the beats on show here should definitely float your boat if you’ve been enjoying the vibes that the likes of Fracture, Stray and Sam Binga have been kicking out recently.
Magnets leads the charge with skittering percussion and some big bad synth lead action, while Transmission goes in deep enough to need a submarine, opting for dubbed out ambience in spades. Finally French producer and Astrophonica / 31 Records affiliate Moresounds chops up Magnets for a less stomping and more intricate riddim; one for the heads!
Check out the clips below and look for this from May 1st at all good digital stores.