Tag Archives: Experimental

Premiere: Nerv – 3 Left Feet

If spooky pads and detailed percussion are up your alley then you’re in for a treat on today’s premiere! Taken from Nerv’s forthcoming EP for Tesseract, 3 Left Feet conjures an unusual atmosphere and fills it with some of the best drum programming we’ve heard from an up and coming producer. Watch out for this on the 3 Left Feet EP which drops at all digital outlets 11th Oct.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 75: Brusten

Our latest mix series guest should need no introduction; hailing from Romania and with releases under his belt for Counterpoint, Syndrome Audio, Fragmented Recordings, Modular Carnage and more, Brusten has built a sturdy reputation for dark, uncompromising beats.

Ahead of his forthcoming release with Dyl for Context Audio, Brusten has served up a characteristically deep selection featuring dubs from the likes of Eusebeia, Subminimal and Dyl, please cuts from Homemade Weapons and Kid Drama and some classics from Instra:Mental. Serious selections!

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: OaT – Stained

German producer OaT lands on Forest Biz this month with a selection of experimental beats and we’ve got the exclusive on Stained! Morphing between halftime and full tempo via a healthy array of percussion and conjuring a magical air with soft pads and vibrant melodies, this one goes deep…watch out for this and four other tracks coming Sept 24th on the Diversity For Breakfast EP.


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Premiere: Kolectiv & MEDIKA – Artillery

Kolectiv & MEDIKA reunite once again on a fresh EP for Diffrent music bringing possibly their hardest hitting collaborations to date. Artillery brings together skittering, off-kilter beat patterns with a huge section of bass weaponry and a generally militant sensibility; seriously dangerous tune! Look for this one coming September 26th at all the usual outlets…

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Premiere: Kohu – Version of Events

The latest release on T3K’s LTD experimental imprint comes from New Zealand’s Kohu, and we’re hyped to have an exclusive on experimental rumbler Version of Events! Blending varied and unusual percussion in a halftime-ish rhythm with rumbling bass and a plethora of sonic textures, this is cinematic, sci-fi inspired beatsmithing at it’s finest. Look out for this one coming on the Soma EP from Sep 11th.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 74: Johnathan Thomas

US beatsmith Johnathan Thomas steps up to deliver our latest exclusive guest mix. Packed full of forthcoming beats from The Dreamers and Samsara beats, the mix blends traditional D&B rollers with more experimental cuts and melodic liquid with rougher tech beats. Sick selection!

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: Monika – Himalaya (Akuratyde Remix)

Monika returns to Soulvent this month with another top single and he’s recruited LA’s Akuratyde for a remix. As you’d expect based on the producer’s previous work for Blu Mar Ten Music, this is a detailed, shimmering rework full of lush synth work and unusual production; imbued with all the emotion of the best liquid tunes but also an experimental streak and unusual percussion. Beautiful! Look for this dropping Friday 7th September at all the usual outlets.

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RQ – Season of the Emergence EP [Blu Mar Ten Music]

A new release on Blu Mar Ten Music is pretty much always a cause for celebration, and their latest material from Kiwi producer RQ is no different, though it’s certainly a step away from the label’s usual fare.

Drawing influence from the likes of Photek, Source Direct and Blocks and Escher, RQ’s latest work (ahead of an album due on the label at some point in the future) is tense and ominous. Three of the four tracks are powered by a backbone of intricate percussion, with an array of finely processed breaks skittering in and out of the mixes. Building on top of the militant drum section, there are hints of psychedelia, touches of jazz, and a flirtation with melody that feels faintly threatening. Uplifting liquid this is most certainly not.

We could waffle on about the depth and emotional resonance of the tracks on show here but it feels complex and elusive enough that we’ll never do it justice, so just wrap your ears around the clips below instead. The EP is out now at the Blu Mar Ten Store.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 73: B1tyze

Deeper beats for you all this weekend as B1tyze deliver the latest instalment of our exclusive mix series! Formed of US button pusher B1t Crunch3r and French studio duo Kantyze, B1tyze have been crafting some really unusual leftfield rhythms over the past year with releases for the likes of Onset Audio, Free Love Digi, Keep Deep & Future Follower Records.

Due to geographical separation we couldn’t get all three behind the Dojo decks but rest assured that Jason B1t Crunch3r has delivered a top notch mix representing the sound the trio are pushing right now. Moving through deep halftime, hybrid jungle and full roll tech and featuring material from GREAZUS, Mauoq, Quadrant & Iris and of course a host of their own beats, this one is a proper journey through the 170 sound. Sick!

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 #22 – Aug 2018

It’s that time again; Dojo boss Hex is on the 1s and 2s with all the latest D&B, Jungle and 170 selections! This month’s mix features new beats from Benny L, Safire, Taelimb, Allied, FD, DJ Kid and many more, plus Hex’s new remix for Detached Audio so watch out for that one.

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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