Tag Archives: Halftime

Top 5: Kusp

Portsmouth producer Kusp is someone we’ve had an eye on for a while. Through a slow trickle of releases for Authentic, Context and now Lynx’s Detail Recordings imprint, he’s slowly been carving a rep as a versatile producer capable of slinging traditional 2-step rollers and bassy halftime growlers alike. As he gears up for his debut album on Detail, we asked Kusp to give us the rundown of his top 5 halftime cuts. Check it out…

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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: Corrupted & J. Nomad – Tears In Rain

Corrupted is in our premiere spotlight today alongside frequent collaborator J. Nomad delivering a wicked slice of bass-heavy halftime beats for his new EP on Halogen Music! Serious groove on this one; check it out and hit up the Halogen Bandcamp to pre-order ahead of the June 11th release.

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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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DNB Dojo Mix Series 68: Kit Curse

Munich producer Kit Curse steps up with the latest selection for our exclusive series of guest mixes! With releases for the likes of Ronin Ordinance, Onset Audio, Conspired Within and Modular Carnage, Felix has carved himself a reputation as a purveyor of all things deep and dark, with a focus on the more minimal and atmospheric end of the 170BPM sound.

His mix for DNB Dojo takes in tracks from the likes of Akinsa, Clarity, Homemade Weapons and Resound, alongside fresh Flexout dubs from Fuj and of course some fresh Kit Curse business. Yes yes! 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: Balatron – Crome Trooper

Icelandic halftime bass slinger Balatron lands on Portland experimental imprint Sublimate for our latest exclusive, bringing a wicked slow/fast rhythm via heavy kicks and claps and a hyperactive lead synth line. Funky business! Watch out for this coming to all the usual digital outlets as part of the Dat Shii EP – the release drops May 11th.

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Premiere: Mauoq – Voids (Conduct Remix)

Mauoq’s latest project on his very own Mauoq Music imprint sees previous tracks from the man himself getting the remix treatment from some talented scene luminaries, and we’re hyped to present the exclusive of Conduct’s remix of Voids! Switching up the original’s full-roll into a skittering halftime pattern and adding plenty of the detailed sound design Conduct are known for, this one goes deep…look for the tunes on vinyl and digital from May 9th on Bandcamp with other outlets following on the 16th.

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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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