Another top notch crossover footwork jungle effort from Beat Machine is in our spotlight today and this time it’s Leeds producer Breaka on the buttons! Infectious riddims, crispy beats and a seriously catchy vocal hook…yes please. Watch out for 7″ vinyl and digital dropping July 19th…
Spearhead Records hit Leeds later this month with label boss BCee joined by labelmates Hybrid Minds and Villem & McLeod, and we’ve got two tickets to give away to one lucky winner! To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is like the DNB Dojo Facebook page and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the subject line “Spearhead Records Competition”. We’ll draw the winner on Thursday Nov 24th – good luck!
Leeds label Ronin Audio bring us their first release, with two experimental cuts from local production duo Bad Graphics. Progression keeps things pretty stark and ominous, switching at will between bassy minimalism and hyperactive break smashing, creating a really nice duality. Over on the flip Altitude keeps the beats a bit steadier, playing around with a fantastically wonky bassline that refuses to pin itself down into an obvious groove, preferring to keep the listener off balance with it’s odd rhythms.
Regular readers of the blog will probably already be familiar with Leeds-based upstart Transmission Audio. Altered Perception, Peak and Sanction have been busy over the last year building a fierce catalogue of dark, edgy D&B from up and coming producers like Komatose, Skepsis and Xsetra, and they’ve even found time to start a sister Sub:mission imprint to put out some more melodic beats.
With the labels moving from strength to strength, and the releases dropping all too quickly, the Dojo crew decided it was time for a wee retrospective on the last few releases and what’s to come over the next few months.