Premiere: Monika – Storm

Monika launches his very own imprint this month and we’re hyped to have the premiere of one of the tracks from the debut release! As we’ve come to expect from Monika, this one is packed full of hypnotic melodies, weighty bass and crispy drums; punchy enough for the club, deep enough for the living room. Wicked track; hit up Bandcamp to grab the full EP from today!

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Premiere: Brain Crisis – Gloukos

Brain Crisis land in our spotlight for today’s premiere. Taken from the second release on 2Whales new High Resistance imprint, Gloukos applies the detailed production we’ve come to expect from Brain Crisis to softer musical territory; more liquid than neuro but definitely drawing inspiration from both sides of the scene. Look for this coming June 8th at all good digital outlets…

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Premiere: pxlhz – Push Pull

Some chilled out halftime beats for you on today’s premiere as we present a cut from Samsara Beats’ new Isolation LP from pxlhz. Airy pads, Mobb Deep samples and plenty of boom in the low end – yes yes! Look out for the LP coming to Bandcamp June 5th, with other stores following June 15th.

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Guest Mix: Tellus

We’ve been watching Tellus for a while and we’re big fans of the projects he’s involved in, whether as a solo artist, co-founder of the Locked Concept imprint or one part of the recent 3VS project alongside Akuratyde and Monika. Naturally then we were really pleased when he agreed to record us a Dojo guest mix!

The mix is packed full of deepness new and old, taking in Tellus’s own work alongside beats from Stray, Moresounds, DJrum, Sorse and lots more, plus some unreleased dubs. It’s a lush musical journey through many styles of 170, and a thoroughly enjoyable ride.

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: Echo Motion & Henry – Headspace

Henry & Echo Motion join forces for the latest release on Glitch Audio, and they’re bringing the summer liquid jams! Headspace rolls out warm bass, intoxicatingly soft melodies and crispy breakbeat goodness; what more could you ask for? Look for this one coming June 5th!

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Premiere: Exsitu & Hickupz – Inertia

Atmospheric vibes on the latest from Subplate Recordings as Exsitu & Hickupz collaborate on thoroughly moody cut Inertia. Shimmering sci-fi synths, sparse but crisp beats and plenty of sub weight; tasty stuff. Look out for the release coming May 30th!

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Premiere: Axon – Bait08

Axon is in our premiere spotlight today with a cut taken from Demand Records’ Selects #9 EP. Featuring wobbly bass vibrations, glitchy FX and subtly jungle-inflected beats, this one is weighty yet unusual. Check it out below and pre-order the EP ahead of the release on May 28th!

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DNB Dojo Podcast #43 – May 2020

Hex returns with 90 minutes of fresh D&B as summer begins to peak its head around the corner. New beats inside from Kings of the Rollers, Henry, Mahakala, Kutlo, gyrofield, Konstructor and Ricky Force, plus many more – crossing all the styles of D&B as always.

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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Classic Track: Soul Intent – Cold Blooded

This week takes us back to the early days of Samurai Music, a label that has been on the forefront of the more unconventional realm of Drum & Bass. Cold Blooded by Soul Intent marked the beginning of a shift in musical direction for Samurai Music that would gradually come to fruition over time.

This criminally underrated 2008 classic shows us a completely different side of Soul Intent, who savagely doles out coarse bass stabs, swells, and wobbles tempered with contemplative atmospherics. The rhythms here are measured in a military-esque discipline. Cold Blooded is an excellent balance between visceral and calculated, minimalist and elaborate. Definitely fitting for a label with the name of Samurai Music, Soul Intent’s intimidating tune entices us to become one with the way of the samurai.

Written by Luke Kessler

Guest Mix: Electrosoul System

Legendary Russian producer and DJ Electrosoul System steps up to deliver our latest guest mix! With a 15 year career spanning releases for the likes of Med School, Subtitles, Fokuz, Spearhead and his own label Kos.Mos.Music, we jumped at the chance to get a fresh selection from a man we’ve long been fans of.

For this mix Andrey has gone in on a 100% Kos.Mos selection. Spanning everything from some of the label’s earliest releases right up to the present day and a few dubs to boot, and taking in everything from rolling liquid to amen bangers, this is a true 360 degree representation of the Kos.Mos sound. 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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