This week’s Dojo Damager comes courtesy of Hospital Records and Krakota. Krakota’s Citadels EP features four varied new tracks, the gnarliest (and arguably best) of which is the raved up smasher that is Crash Pads.
From the wonky old school chords of the intro to the hard snares and snarling bass distortions, this track is 110% hype from start to finish and a certified dancefloor weapon! Serious business; check out the clip below and hit up the Hospital Store to grab a copy on vinyl or digital right now.
Hospital’s latest single sees Krakota stepping up to the plate with a pair of eminently dancefloor-worthy beats for Tony Colman’s well respected label. Ice Hands sees the relatively young producer tapping into the teched-up, hardstep sound that the likes of Evol Intent made famous on labels like Renegade Hardware circa-2005 – no messing around on this one!
Over on the flip Ghosts relaxes the tone for a subby jungle-tinged roller which brings to mind Bladerunner & Serum’s classic Who Jah Bless. Tidy selections! Check out the clips below and grab this one from the Hospital store right now!
Bournemouth based producer Krakota has been carving a name for himself on the Drum & Bass scene with releases on Critical and Ingredients, including last year’s Be Myself on the Ingredients Recipe Book LP. Recently he’s been kind enough to give away his VIP of the track for free, and it’s a gorgeous tune, equal parts uplifiting liquid and techy edge – crisp rolling snares, warm bass and a slightly ghostly echoed vocal sample.
Krakota has also recently put together a mix for KMag which has been on fairly heavy rotation here for the last week or so – a lively mix of recent techstep rollers with some older classics and a handful of uplifting liquid numbers.
You can find more mixes and some previews of his forthcoming releases on Ingredients over on his Soundcloud page. Krakota’s latest release, Scraper/Tunnel Vision is out today on Ingredients, available on vinyl and digital from all good record stores.