Eveson’s retro jungle alias Dead Man’s Chest returns to Ingredients with more crusty break chopping vibes, 90s style. The aptly named Trilogy is available as a double-sided cassette mix featuring material from his initial trilogy of EPs alongside six previously unheard dubs, which Ingredients have also dropped on three new limited edition 10″ singles.
Fans of the project will know exactly what to expect; crunchy jungle breaks, deliberately rough and ready mixdowns, psychedelic textures and more than a few nods to the iconic era of jungle and hardcore. As with previous releases, the new material on the Trilogy Dubs 12″s varies in tone. Fade Away and Fresh Nation draw on classic dub elements, Open Your Eyes and Rinsa feel darker and more break-focussed while Tears (Fantazia Version) is blissed-out rave euphoria at its finest.
Alex’s knack for capturing what made early rave music so special is definitely still present here, so if you’ve enjoyed the first three EPs as much as we have this is essential listening. What remains unclear is whether Trilogy marks the end of the Dead Man’s Chest project, or just the end of chapter one; time will tell. Check out the new Trilogy Dubs below and hit up Beatport to grab a digital copy of the mix. If you’re keen for a copy of the cassette or the 10″ singles, time to start scouring Discogs…
Ingredients Records celebrate a bit of a milestone this week as their 50th release hits stores on Friday. To find out more about the label’s journey from humble beginnings in 2009, we hit up Clive Ingredients for a quick chat. Check it out!
As another fortnight slips away it’s time for another roundup of the best of the rest from the Dojo inbox. Read on for fresh releases from SpectraSoul, Philth, Quentin Hiatus, Dead Man’s Chest and more… Continue reading →
Once again we’ve had too many good releases dropping into the inbox so here’s part two of our roundup for October featuring Arcatype, Silent Witness, Rockwell, Dub Berzerker, Soul Intent and more! Continue reading →
To celebrate the release of his brand new EP for Ingredients Records we’re excited to welcome Monika to the ranks of the DNB Dojo Mix Series! The London-based producer has compiled a fantastic hour long selection of tracks featuring exclusive dubs alongside cuts from the likes of Om Unit, Tokyo Prose, Sam KDC and of course beats from the Observatory EP.
As usual you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Mixcloud, Hearthis.at or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Dropbox. If you’re enjoying the mix then be sure to hit up the Ingredients Store to grab Monika’s new EP right now!
Monika – ???
DjRum – What I Was Doing When I Was Doing What I Was Doing
Indigo – Condition
Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing (Om Unit Remix)
Monika – Dusk Till Dawn
Stray – Queen
Alix Perez – Recall & Reflect
Tokyo Prose – Knucklehead
Halogenix – Soulide
Monika – ???
Tenor Fly – Rude Boy Talk (Toddla T & Melé Remix)
Data – Vice
Monika – Observatory
Clarity – Surge
Sam KDC – Erogenous
Theme – Scene 4
Monika – ???
Monika – Jaguar Knight
Monika – The Pulse
Ingredients return with another excellent 12″ from up and coming Manchester producer Response. S.O.S. brings old school techstep vibes with up to the minute production techniques, combining rolling breaks, throbbing sub and ominous synth stabs for a Tech Itch style workout.
Control is the real star of the show here though, and is one of the most interesting tunes to have graced the Dojo inbox in recent times. A crisp 2-step beat provide the backbone of the tune, over which we’re treated to big sweeping synths, a melancholy lead melody and a repetitive, dystopian mantra about computers and their control on our society. You can hear all sorts of musical influences being melted down into this one, and the vibe is impressively creepy.
Check out the clips below and watch out for this one dropping on vinyl and digital September 8th.