Tag Archives: Dark

Premiere: InDifferent – The Only One Left

Today’s premiere comes from Kiwi producer and DJ InDifferent who comes correct with a slamming slice of old school techstep business. Sharp but organic drums and heavy hitting bassline pressure on this one! Vintage 90s vibes, and best of all it’s a free download – check it out below and grab it via HypeEdit.

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Premiere: Brusten – Transvision

Counterpoint continue their excellent Counter x Culture series this month with a slamming new single from Romanian beatsmith Brusten, and we’ve got the exclusive on Transvision. Keeping things dark and grimey, this one is a proper driving tech stomper, full of energy without any danger of veering into tearout territory. Sick tune! Look for this dropping June 18th at all good digital outlets.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 70: Qua Rush

Italian producer Qua Rush delivers our 70th guest mix featuring possibly the most dub-heavy selection yet! Comprised almost exclusively of his own beats, remixes and bootlegs, this is an absolutely sublime mix of rolling flavours from a producer that clearly has a very bright future ahead. Watch out for some of these tunes coming soon to Delta9 and other imprints…in the meantime, enjoy the mix!

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: Survey – Radar

Berlin duo Survey land on Dispatch LTD this month with a sick new EP full of their brand of dark, techy D&B and we’re hyped to have the exclusive on closing track Radar! Ominous atmospheres, groaning bass and that brand of percussive intricacy that has been defining a lot of recent Dispatch and Metalheadz releases put this one right at the top of the game alongside the likes of Amoss and Philth. Sick tune! Hit up the Dispatch store to grab the EP right now…

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Premiere: Modu – Derelict Space

Lost Recordings celebrate 20 releases with a big new compilation dropping soon and we’re hyped to have the exclusive on album opener Derelict Space. With Modu on the buttons this one opens the Particles LP in style with a rolling tech funk workout; stomper! Check it out and watch out for the LP hitting Beatport on June 15th.

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Amoss – Everything Is Temporary [Dispatch]

Amoss are a duo we’ve been following here at DNB Dojo for many years now; from their early releases for the likes of Horizons Music through their work for Renegade Hardware, Diffrent, and of course Dispatch, the pair have carved a well earned reputation for crisp tech-edged beats with both depth and heft. It’s obvious both from their music and their Cranium Sessions podcasts that they know their D&B history, though it’s worth noting that they’re informed by it rather than shackled to it.

So then to their debut album Everything Is Temporary. Which of the many flavours of D&B long player would it be? Some artists use an album as an opportunity to showcase their versatility, either via lower-tempo genre-hopping or by crossing the various substyles of D&B. Others craft a strong concept, using it to weave a narrative through the music and tell a story or make a political point. Where would the long awaited Amoss LP fall along this spectrum?

As it turns out, Amoss have chosen to tread a slightly more timeless album path which might colloquially be referred to as “doing what we’ve always been best at”. One way and another (possibly due to the record’s fairly lengthy gestation period) they’ve ignored prevailing trends and knocked out a wicked selection of moody tech beats which feel both very Amoss and very Dispatch. Starting deep and brooding with cuts like Mind State and The Cardboard Man before building to absolute stompers later in the album like Century Seven and Chronograph, fans of their previous output will most certainly not be disappointed.

Every single piece of this album has clearly been a labour of love; every kick, snare, FX hit and bass stab perfectly placed, tweaked to exactly the right pitch or impact. From other artists this might have crossed the line into over-production, but what we have here is just the right level of polish and detail, and that rare feat – seventeen tracks of material that is stylistically very similar, but which still easily holds the attention for the hour it takes to listen and beyond.

Overall this is an album that we’ll be revisiting for many years to come, just like the rest of the Amoss discography. Check out the clips below and hit up the Dispatch Store to grab a copy right now.

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Premiere: Pulseye – Halos

Our latest exclusive from Ronin Ordinance bangs hard! Finish producer Pulseye brings a deadly dark neuro roller with the kind of hard drums and squelching bass that fans of Billain should be all over. Serious weapon! Watch out for this coming June 11th on the Aurora EP.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #19 – May 2018

Hex returns to the Dojo decks for the May instalment of the monthly podcast featuring all the best releases dropping this month. Beats inside from Digital, Toronto Is Broken, Amoss, Dexta, Crypticz, Phase & Villem and many more, crossing the styles from dark tech to rolling liquid, bassy halftime to amen junglism and everything in between. Watch out for unreleased dubs from Xorcore and Midik too.

As always you can check out the podcast 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: John Rolodex – Vanquish

Today’s premiere comes from Canadian D&B stalwart John Rolodex as he drops a meaty old-school tech stomper for Trust Audio’s new Tribes Vol. 3 EP. Vanquish comes in hard with breakneck amens, big hits of bass distortion tons of vintage vibe; think classic Renegade Hardware. Yes please John! Look for this dropping June 4th at all good digital outlets…

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 68: Kit Curse

Munich producer Kit Curse steps up with the latest selection for our exclusive series of guest mixes! With releases for the likes of Ronin Ordinance, Onset Audio, Conspired Within and Modular Carnage, Felix has carved himself a reputation as a purveyor of all things deep and dark, with a focus on the more minimal and atmospheric end of the 170BPM sound.

His mix for DNB Dojo takes in tracks from the likes of Akinsa, Clarity, Homemade Weapons and Resound, alongside fresh Flexout dubs from Fuj and of course some fresh Kit Curse business. Yes yes! 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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