Classic Track: Twisted Anger – Society

No classic drum & bass fan should miss out on Twisted Anger, a duo whose tunes I continually find captivating. An off-the-wall slice of techstep wickedness from Dread Recordings sub-label Penny Black, Society is among the darkest of 1997 drops.

Twisted Anger are experts at creating sinister soundscapes in their tracks (especially in their earlier works), with Society being possibly their finest specimen. Ominous and gritty, heavy atmosphere fills the space amidst filtered break cuts that crash with aggression against an askew, unworldly bass. Conjuring images of sci-fi noir (or where ever your imagination takes you), brace yourself for this monstrosity.

Written by Luke Kessler

Soul Defiance – Roller 123 [Premiere]

Soul Defiance lands on Addictive Behaviour with a sick new EP and we’re hyped to have the premiere of Roller 123! Seriously rude basslines, rolling drums and jazz sax combine for a tune that provides the perfect mix of screwface inducing weight and musical chops. Look out for this dropping exclusively at Beatport from Aug 3rd, with other outlets following Aug 10th.

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Maykors – Vanilla Sky [Premiere]

Maykors delivers a stunning new EP for the latest release on Warm Ears Music, and we’re pleased to present the premiere of Vanilla Sky today! The bassline on this one is like a soft, warm blanket, and the gentle melodies and tight breaks are a hypnotic sea to lose yourself in…blissful. Look out for the EP coming Aug 10th!

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Premiere: J Plates & Marc:One – The Birds

J Plates and Marc:One are in the Dojo spotlight today with a wicked slice of dubbed up 170 business, all tape echo, dub guitar and spaced out vibe. Look for this coming Aug 3rd via the J Plates Bandcamp!

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Guest Mix: Grappa

To celebrate his new release on Stereocilia, we’re very pleased to welcome Grappa to the Dojo decks! Bringing a varied selection of rolling D&B, the mix features dark and light, classic and contemporary and a fantastic cross section of artists including DLR, Mark System, Trex, Zero T and of course some of Grappa’s own beats!

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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DNB Dojo Podcast #45 – Jul 2020

Hex returns with a bumper episode of the DNB Dojo podcast featuring nearly two hours of new music! Beats inside this month from Friske, Kelle, Hiraeth, Resomnia, Mark Dinimal, The Outsiders, Philip D Kick and many, many more.

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: Conrad Subs – Paradise

Conrad Subs returns with the second release for his new ‘Deep Pan’ imprint and this one is a proper percussion workout. Metallic snare tones, chopped amen interludes and an earworming hook make for a deadly combo; wicked work from a prolific producer! Look for this one landing July 30th at all the usual stores.

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Q&A: Quentin Hiatus

We’re massive fans of Quentin Hiatus here at DNB Dojo so news of his second full length LP was music to our ears, if you’ll forgive the pun. To celebrate the impending release of Acceptance we caught up with Quentin for a chat about the writing process, labels, influences and more…check it out below, and be sure to peep our premiere of album track Tisno as well!

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We Move Together

The drum & bass community has been pulling together in all sorts of unique and inspiring ways during our turbulent times recently, and the latest project from Free From Sleep is a fantastic example of that community spirit. Teaming up with Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware, Shogun, Diffrent, Dispatch, and countless other recognisable labels, they’ve crafted a wicked t-shirt design with a simple message; We Move Together.

100% of all profits raised will go to charity including The Stephen Lawrence Foundation, Black Minds Matter UK, The Bail Project & Nederland Wordt Beter. Fight racism, support great causes, and burnish your junglist credentials with some tidy new threads! Hit up the FFS store to grab yours now.

Source Direct Remasters

Source Direct are often heralded as a top notch act in the history of Drum & Bass, having garnered critical acclaim as well as massive respect from Drum & Bass listeners across the board. To this day, their sound has gone largely unmatched.

We are reminded of the one-of-a-kind Source Direct sound (unless you keep their music in your usual rotation like I do) by the eclectic offering of their illustrious catalogue that has been recently remastered and released on the Odysee Recordings Bandcamp page in the last two weeks.

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