Tag Archives: Halftime

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 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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Premiere: Invadhertz & Kentro – Stay Low

Dojo favourites Invadhertz are back in the premiere spotlight today with a track taken from their forthcoming EP on Peng Dominion. Teaming up with Kentro for this one, Stay Low opens up as a low-swung, swaggering slice of halftime, while the second half switches the track up into full roll tech D&B while retaining that hip-hop sensibility. Serious vibes. Look for this at all good stores from Sep 7th…

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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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Shades – In Praise Of Darkness [Deadbeats]

When two of the best producers in their respective scenes come together on a new collaborative project it can yield something pretty special, and that’s definitely the case with Shades. Combining the D&B chops of Belgian native Alix Perez with the low slung bassline wizardry of West Coast USA’s EPROM has yielded three absolutely deadly EPs, and now their debut album In Praise of Darkness is upon us.

That title definitely rings true in the sounds on show here; as with previous releases the vibe here is very much dark rooms, oppressively heavy basslines and a militant, thuggish swagger. This is bass music’s answer to doom metal; an electronic Sunn O))) for 2018.

As you’d expect from previous output there are some obvious club ready rattlers; lead single The Saga stands out, as does the warped G-Funk of Faultline and the stomping bassline wobbles of Kolumbo. There’s plenty of exploration into more experimental corners of their sound too, including a cracking track featuring the vocal talents of Killa P.

Some listeners may find elements of this album a little esoteric compared to the more accessible beat-led rhythms found elsewhere in the scene, but if you’re looking for something a bit different then this is an impressive voyage through some of the best sound design around. In Praise of Darkness is out now on Deadbeats – hit up your favourite store to grab a copy now.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #21 – Jul 2018

Hex returns with your monthly dose of Dojo podcast crossing the full spectrum of D&B, Jungle and 170BPM goodness. This month’s selection features new releases from Wreckless, Calibre & Jet Li, Zero T & Villem, K2T & Option, CHAX, Edlan 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: Stranjah & Captivate – Cashme

Toronto producer Stranjah is back in our premiere hot seat alongside fellow Vortex crew-member Captivate as they bring a cracking slice of halftime jungle to Greazus’ Aufect Platinum imprint. Blending classic breaks with influences from trap and footwork, this one packs a heavy sub punch and a healthy dose of breakbeat attitude. Wicked stuff! Look for this alongside four solo Stranjah tracks dropping July 27th at all good digital stores…

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