Hex rolls into autumn with an hour long selection of the latest music to land in the Dojo inbox! New beats inside from Danky, Black Barrel, Fada, Bailey, Twintone, Sorse and more, plus dubs from Shodan and Soul Defiance, and some of Hex’s own latest tracks.
Loomis returns to Ink’s Architecture Recordings imprint with a beautiful new cut entitled Dual Realities. There’s certainly a duality at the heart of the track; shimmering synth leads reminiscent of Blade Runner sit alongside hard edged break chops and glitches, marrying dark with light to epic effect. Look for this coming Sept 24th!
Soul Trader boss Surplus lands in our guest mix hotseat with a whopping 2 and a half hours of classic jungle! Digging deep in the collection this 93-95 vinyl mix takes in legendary tracks from Foul Play, Bukem, Krust, Q Project, Danny Breaks, Roni Size and many many more…vintage breakbeat selections.
In honor of the modern sequel to the classic slasher Candy Man, I thought it fitting to highlight my favourite Darkcore tune bearing both the same name and a selection of samples from the original ’92 film. Candy Man (released on White House Records in 1994) was produced by the musical duo Phrenetic, comprised of C0ntax and Offkey. I recall finding this tune about 5 years ago and being completely blown away. I’m in awe at how timeless it still sounds.
This track is magnificently minimalistic and eerily dark, with tense breathing and rough whooshes behind an amen break at a blistering—especially for its time—180 BPM. Epic chords ring out from an uncanny choir, evoking one of the more unique atmospheres to be found in the Drum & Bass universe. Candy Man is a killer classic that’s dangerously fun.
Written by Luke Kessler
Another month rolls by which means it’s time for another Dojo podcast! Loads of great new music inside this month including cuts from Colossus, Duskee & Disrupta, Om Unit, BTK, Vektah, Kelle and many more, plus unreleased music from Shodan and Hex’s latest release with K2T, Photographs.
Shimmering synths and crispy breaks with a hint of nostalgia on today’s premiere as Nuage and Bop team up for the effortless Past Jungle. Taken from Nuage’s forthcoming Double Mind live album for Translation Recordings, this track showcases the depth and emotion that has always made both producers’ work so special. Look out for Double Mind on digital and cassette from Friday!
Hex returns with your selection for July and as usual the mix is packed full of brand new heaters! New beats inside from Shodan, Winslow, Peyo, Agressor Bunx, Quadrant & Iris, Able8 and many more…
Toronto in the house! Our latest guest mix comes from Jomari who’s currently celebrating a fresh release on Deviant Audio. For his Dojo mix Matthew has compiled a diverse selection crossing deep rollers, murky steppers and jungle smashers; definitely something for everyone in here!
Silent Dust know exactly how to deliver a hypnotic, jungle-tinged slab of experimental sonics, which is exactly what they’re serving up in the form of Evil Earth. Today’s premiere comes from the forthcoming Audience of None compilation which features a host of brilliant tracks from None60 alumni new and old. Check the track, and hit up Bandcamp to pre-order the album now and snag one of the last few vinyl samplers!
Hex is back with the usual monthly selection featuring new music from Geety, DLR, Villem, Nemy, Mister Shifter, HNGVR & UnoTurbo and many more!