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!
The ever prolific Free Love Digi boss Quentin Hiatus returns to his home turf for one more release this year and he’s heading back to his 2-step roots for an unusually “Drum & Bass-y” EP compared to his more experimental output in recent times. Star 4788 combines a rich, enveloping synth melody, soft vocal accents and a crispy backbone of breaks and bass for an utterly enchanting journey powered by melody and warmth. Lose yourself in this one! The Sage Mode EP lands December 18th at digital stores…
DLX is back on Free Love Digi this month with more of his experimental bass vibrations, and we’re hyped to present the premiere of Busted Groove! Twinkling synth melodies combine with chunky halftime drum rhythms and satisfyingly distorted low end for a cracking slice out of left field…just like we like it! Hit up Beatport to grab this one right now.
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!
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.
Regular readers will know that we’re big fans of US beatsmith Quentin Hiatus and his Free Love Digi imprint, so when they proposed we team up to give away a track from his new EP we jumped at the chance! Unexpected Guest brings together Quentin’s knack for an infectious melody with his hip-hop influences for an atmospheric, hypnotic slice of halftime goodness; bleepy leads and a head-nodding groove on this one. Check it out below and hit up Soundcloud or Google Drive for a free download!
Quentin Hiatus’s FLD imprint continue their relentless schedule of forward-thinking future music with a fresh new album from French duo Kantyze. The Mutation LP features some serious riddims so naturally we jumped at the chance to share the premiere of one of them, and The Blastmaster is one frenetic riddim indeed. Rapid-fire breakbeats set to a lilting, swung bassline and punctuated by raved-up synth melodies and staccato vocal hits make for a relentlessly energetic track; sick vibes! Check it out and look for the full album dropping October 16th.
Morphing basslines, hefty halftime riddims and classic jungle sirens on today’s exclusive as Moralz drops some fresh heat for Free Love Digi! Stone Cold is everything you’d expect from the forward thinking US collective; future D&B business at its finest. Yes yes! Look for this from September 4th at all good stores…
The inimitable Quentin Hiatus continues his rapidly expanding discography with the third part of his I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus album series this month, and we’ve got the exclusive on exuberant electronic explosion Magnetic Blast. Joyous synth hits, slow/fast halftime clap riddims and an oddly serene quality; it’s Drum & Bass Jim, but not as we know it. Look for this dropping August 7th at all the usual outlets.
Detroit’s finest returns to Free Love Digi and we’ve got the exclusive on Bonchon! Fans of funky percussion need look no further, cos this one is a riddim…serious syncopations from the man like Sinistarr. Check it out and look for it dropping at Beatport on the 19th.