Tag Archives: Deep

Premiere: Hathor – Canal Park

Phantom Others return to our premiere spotlight today as they present their seventh release from Lithuanian producer Hathor. Canal Park goes deep, with stripped back atmospherics and a tight, crispy beat; a proper sub roller! This one drops June 29th at all good digital stores…

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Premiere: SPYFI – Humble Abode 陋室铭

China’s Mettasonic imprint is back in our premiere spotlight today with a new track from their forthcoming Metta Muzik Vol. 2 compilation from Beijing producer SPYFI. Bringing together stripped back beats, amen interludes, and spoken vocal segments, the track has a wicked progression culminating in a bright and melodic end section. Experimental business! Look for this dropping June 21st via the label’s Bandcamp page.

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Premiere: Tweakz – If I Could

Today’s premiere treads a fine line between tech and liquid, with German producer Tweakz serving up a powerful roller with loads of sub weight, subtle amen layering and hypnotic top end melodies. Sick tune! Watch out for this dropping at Beatport on Jun 15th, with all other stores following two weeks later.

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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: Typecell – Values

Subplate boss Typecell drops a groove-laden deep tech roller on the label’s latest release; plumbing some subsonic depths on this one! Watch out for this coming June 10th at all the usual digital outlets.

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Premiere: Option – Violet

Detached return with the first single from their forthcoming Detachism: Section Two LP and Hawaii-based producer Option is back in our spotlight with another silky smooth liquid roller. Seriously lush vibes. Watch out for this coming June 15th via all the usual digital outlets!

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 69: Lao Wai

Our latest exclusive guest mix comes from up and coming producer Lao Wai as he prepares to drop a fresh new EP for Delta9 Recordings. Following on from cameo appearances on DSCI4, Nurtured Beatz and Horizons (alongside Manchester’s Release), his recent solo EPs for Blu Saphir and Avantgarde have won him plaudits across the scene, notably from UKF who named him among their 18 to watch for 2018!

For his Dojo mix Lao Wai keeps things deep and rolling, blending liquid and tougher tech tunes from Monty, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Submarine and more, and of course there are some brand new dubs from the man himself thrown in for good measure. Wicked 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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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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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: Seas of Grease – Sojourn

Today’s premiere comes courtesy of Melbourne electronic artist Seas of Grease. Taken from his debut self-titled LP, Sojourn provides an unusually uptempo interlude amongst a mostly ambient /downtempo album. That softer atmosphere is retained on this track too though, with lush synth work set to a driving D&B backbone. Check it out below and hit up his Bandcamp to grab the whole album right now.

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