It’s that time once again; Hex is back on the Dojo decks with a fistful of new beats from GEST, Phonograph, Zero T, Radiax, Loxy & Resound, Sleepnet and many more, plus unreleased music from Joakuim and a new track from Hex’s forthcoming EP on Free Love Digi. Check it out!
Based in Galway, Ireland, Rua Sound have been operating for just under five years, but in that relatively short period they’ve already established themselves as purveyors of some of the most exciting sounds in the 170 sphere. The main label plays host to the melting pot of sounds crossing grime, dub, jungle and D&B while sister-imprint Foxy Jangle sprang up to provide more “straight up” jungle outings.
Quality control has been their hallmark on both fronts, with just 11 releases on the main label and 6 more Jangle 12″s, but the results speak for themselves; all killer, no filler. Read on for five of our faves…
Serene atmospheres and tasty jungle-tinged beats on this one; Maltin Worf brings his unique style to Defrostatica. Absolutely lush track…one to lose yourself in. Look out for this as part of the 4AM EP, coming Feb 19th on vinyl and digital!
SPKTRM returns to AGN7 Audio this month with a wicked new EP, and we’re hyped to have the exclusive on breakbeat damager Down! Starting off with an eerie hip-hop-esque intro before dropping into punchy jungle rhythms, this one has all sorts of hidden depths and tons of detail. Look out for it as part of The Numinous EP, out Feb 24th at all good stores.
Beautiful atmospheric jungle on today’s premiere as Mineral brings his serene style to Straight Up Breakbeat! So lush…watch out for this coming on the Zero One EP from Feb 5th!
Hex returns to the Dojo decks for the first podcast of the year. New music inside from Data 3, Boston, Scartip, Tephra, Qua Rush and many more, plus dubs from Soul Defiance, Patience and an unreleased track from Hex to boot!
Our first label showcase feature of 2021 takes a dive into the discography of Italian electronic label Beat Machine Records. While not exclusively focussed on drum & bass, between their main catalogue and the excellent Swinging Flavors 7″ series they’ve played host to a number of excellent hybrid bangers, melding footwork, jungle, D&B and bass for some really innovative releases. Read on for our favourites from the BM vaults…
New material from Redpine & Solo is always a welcome sight in the Dojo inbox, and their latest work for Studio Rockers sees them on top form with a varied selection of styles and tempos.
Ranging from deep moody D&B on Citizen, through jazzy 160 explorations on the beautiful Re-Mind, into the industrial jungle darkness of Zoom Out (we’re guessing the guys aren’t big fans of video chat) and finishing with the serene ambient jam Nowhere, Sam and John are flexing their musical muscles to great effect here, and proving that D&B and Jungle are the framework within which many different musical ideas can be explored.
Citizen is out now via Studio Rockers – hit up Bandcamp to grab a copy.
We’ve got a bumper podcast selection for you just in time for Christmas! Hex returns to the Dojo decks with nearly two hours of fresh releases on the final Dojocast of 2020. Beats inside from Quadrant & Iris, Andy Scopes & Madcap, Grey Code, Artsea, Xenon, Koan Sound and many more…enjoy!
Hyperactive rave shenanigans on today’s premiere – hoovers, stabs, euphoric piano and breakbeats a plenty on this one! Chu Hi sees Calculon and Lil Kevo 303 teaming up for a maximum energy dancefloor destruction, teleporting the sounds of 90s rave into 2020 with a massive bang! Look for this via The Dreamers from Dec 7th exclusively on Beatport.