Classic Track: Treo – Machinist

When I found this tune some years ago, one could say I was under hypnosis of groove; Machinist, by the short-lived Treo, carries one of the most vibrant and dynamic basslines I’ve heard in Neurofunk. Despite its 2012 release, which I’m a little loathe to identify as a classic predicated simply upon its recency, it will always remain a classic in my mind. 

This Syndrome Audio slapper carries a groove so infectious that one is easily compelled to bop along with it. The dirty bassline and hefty drums are so fluidly intermeshed in a way that feels natural, belying a style that screams “tech”. The arrangement is refined, with quick synth stabs providing further rhythmic appeal, against backdrops of harmonic tones that gracefully fade in and out of the mix.

Amid a sea of amazing Neurofunk tunes past and present, Machinist is a stand-out classic.

Written by Luke Kessler

Premiere: Minor Forms – The Hunt

Old school tech roller vibes on this one as we scoop a premiere from Minor Forms’ new release on CIA! Fans of classic Virus Recordings and the 90s Wormhole era will definitely appreciate this one…watch out for the EP coming Feb 26th exclusively at Beatport.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #52 – Feb 2021

It’s that time once again; Hex is back on the Dojo decks with a fistful of new beats from GEST, Phonograph, Zero T, Radiax, Loxy & Resound, Sleepnet and many more, plus unreleased music from Joakuim and a new track from Hex’s forthcoming EP on Free Love Digi. Check it out!

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: Blockdata – Exas

We’ve got an absolute face-melter on today’s premiere as UK hard D&B producer Blockdata lands on the well-respected Ohm Resistance! Exas delivers exactly the sort of precision sound design and heavy hitting bassline modulations you’d expect; haunting breakdowns and savage verses. Look for this on vinyl and digital from Feb 14th!

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Premiere: Volatile Cycle – Invertebrate (A K A Remix)

EKOU bring us a big remix collection this month featuring a host of new takes on previous label releases, and for today’s exclusive we’ve bagged the A K A remix of Invertebrate! Keeping the tech-edged style of Volatile Cycle’s original but adding extra high-end sizzle, this transforms a minimal sub roller into a funky hybrid; neuro teeth but with a healthy dollop of soul. WIcked track – look out for the LP dropping Feb 5th at digital stores!

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DNB Dojo Podcast #51 – Jan 2021

Hex returns to the Dojo decks for the first podcast of the year. New music inside from Data 3, Boston, Scartip, Tephra, Qua Rush and many more, plus dubs from Soul Defiance, Patience and an unreleased track from Hex to boot!

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: Neurotoxin – B-Side

Brooding tech vibes from Skalator Music regular Neurotoxin as he returns to the Portuguese imprint with a new single. Growling bass, halftime drums and tons of atmosphere on this one! Watch out for the release coming Jan 22nd at digital stores.

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Guest Mix: Soul Defiance

We roll into 2021 with a guest mix from Soul Defiance! With releases on Addictive Behaviour, Default Recordings, Deep In The Jungle, Sweetbox and his own Defiant Recordings imprint, Soul Defiance has been carving a rep as a versatile underground producer…and it’s that production skill he brings to a punchy 30 minute guest mix stuffed full of dubs! Dark rolling flavours throughout on this one…tasty stuff.

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: Dub Beans – Never

Dark halftime vibrations from Dub Beans on our first exclusive of the year! Eerie atmospheres, metallic percussion and serious bassweight…watch out for this coming via Samsara Beats at digital stores Jan 11th…

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Guest Mix: Quadrant & Iris

We’re closing out 2020 with a bang on our final guest mix of a weird year, as we welcome Seattle stalwarts Quadrant & Iris to the Dojo decks! As you’d expect this is a serious selection of rolling, high energy D&B featuring their latest release for Dispatch alongisde cuts from Kyrist, Ill Truth, Bredren, Philth and Loxy to name a few, and a host of unreleased material to boot. We think you’re gonna enjoy this one!

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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