Tag Archives: Experimental

Premiere: alg0rh1tm – Dimensional Passage

Ultra-deep and minimal sounds on today’s premiere as we present a cut from alg0rh1tm’s new album, forthcoming on Dubkraft Records. As you’d expect from label and producer alike, this one is all in the atmosphere, with ominous, industrial soundscapes punctuated by unusual percussion and creepy vocal snippets. Haunting stuff! Watch out for the album coming July 4th exclusive to Juno, with all other stores following on the 19th.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #20 – Jun 2018

The Dojo podcast reaches it’s twentieth instalment and as always Hex is on the 1s and 2s delivering a full spectrum D&B workout. This month’s edition weighs in at a whopping 105 minutes due to an unbelievable volume of quality beats being released this month; beats inside from Philip D Kick, Melinki & Demure, SD, Kusp, Survey, OneMind and 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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Om Unit & Sam Binga – BUNIT004

Om Unit & Sam Binga’s irregular BUNIT series of releases continues to be an absolute pleasure with the fourth volume now available via their usual Bandcamp store. As with previous volumes this is a complete free-for-all in terms of patterns and influences, vaguely within the 170 arena but certainly making no concessions to D&B formulas or trends.

From grimey trapped-out opener Shut The Window through the absolutely devastating cut-up jungle smasher Self Triggered, out into the spacey, driving weirdness of Never Been To Berghain and finishing up with the extremely acid-infused (and baffling titled) No Chairs, this is scattershot, heavyweight and generally fantastic. Exactly what you’d expect from Binga and Unit then really.

Vinyl copies of this are moving fast so hit up Unearthed Sounds to grab the wax or head to the BUNIT Bandcamp to get a digital copy straight from the source.

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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: Frame – Primitive Jungle

The Dreamers return to our premiere spotlight with Italian producer Frame back for a second EP, following up his excellent Natural Sound EP from last year. Primitive Jungle brings together classic breaks with a pallet of faintly neolithic soundbytes for a playful slice of D&B that at once sounds faintly retro and very 2018. Wicked stuff! Look for this alongside at all good digital stores from June 14th.

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Top 5: Quentin Hiatus

Prolific US experimental beatsmith Quentin Hiatus launches the fourth volume of his I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus album series into your living rooms this week, so to celebrate we asked him to pick through his extensive musical catalogue and pick his five favourite beats.

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Premiere: Lynch Kingsley & Neve – Deadly

Rua’s talent for signing exciting releases from artists at the cross-section between D&B, jungle, halftime and other bass music influences continues on today’s exclusive as we present the premiere of Lynch Kingsley & Neve’s Deadly! Blending dub vocals, deep bass, skittering breaks and a halftime backbeat, this is pure slow-fast euphoria; proper head-nodder! Look for this on vinyl and digital from June 29th alongside three other sick new beats from Lynch…

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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: Samurai Breaks – De Clangers

We’ve got more raved up halftime business from the mighty Samurai Breaks as he lands on Forest Biz with a big new EP of eclectic material appropriately titled Pick & Mix. Bringing the bassweight and a seriously infectious riddim, De Clangers blends halftime backbeats and throbbing low end with more rapid rave and jungle influences for a cracking take on the 170 sound. Look for this dropping May 18th!

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Premiere: Ingot – Junkyard (feat. Kintsuku)

Today’s premiere comes from Leeds producer Ingot (previously one half of Bad Graphics) who lands on Austrian label Moshbit this month with some cracking sonic experimentations. Junkyard combines unusual halftime rhythms with soft female vocals from Kintsuku and driving sub bass for a truly unique take on the 170 sound. Look for this one coming May 4th via all good digital outlets…

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