Tag Archives: Liquid

Premiere: Joakuim – Unit E

Anyone with half an eye on the French scene should have noticed the annual French Plates compilation LPs playing host to some serious heat from that corner of the world, and their latest selection is just round the corner! Today’s premiere from the 2019 album comes from Joakuim, who delivers an insistent liquid groove built on warm bass, classic breaks and swirling atmospherics. Wicked stuff; look for the LP coming March 1st via the DNB France Bandcamp page.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #27 – Jan 2019

Hex kicks off the 2019 podcast season with an hour of selections crossing the full spectrum of the D&B sound. Inside the ride this month there are fresh cuts from Klax & Enei, Transforma, Phentix, Dexta, MISO, Dyl, Frame and many more, plus a dubplate from Shen to close the show. Can’t argue with that eh?

As always you can check out the podcast via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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Muffler – Composer [Muffler Music]

When it comes to legends of the D&B scene, there are fewer more unsung (or at least under-sung) than Muffler. Producing since the tender age of nine and releasing music for nearly twenty years, Muffler has notched up releases with Spearhead, Hospital, Moving Shadow, DSCI4 and dozens more, flying the flag for Finland with a wicked cross-section of tracks that span the spectrum from dark to light and hard to soft.

Just before Christmas he dropped his fifth album, launching new imprint Muffler Music into the bargain, and we’re extremely pleased to report that it’s full of the sort of high class, emotional music that has made Muffler a Dojo favourite ever since we heard his 2003 Sounds of the Future LP.

The first few tracks of the album are an absolute treat for anyone who likes a charged piano roller, with Heavy Heart and Composer both standing out as masterclasses in key-work. Zürich Jungle lives up to it’s name with a nod to the more break-focussed style of days gone by, while Dark Funk and Low Frequency show that Konsta still knows how to lay down dark club bangers with ease.

While it might not be pushing too many envelopes, Composer is a love letter to the classic D&B form, and one penned by a supremely talented producer at that. Check out the clips below and hit up your favourite outlet to grab a copy right now.

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Premiere: Brainwork & mnml – Hold On (Leniz Remix)

Differential have made it to one year old, and to celebrate they’re putting out a big new EP featuring 10 fresh remixes of previous releases. Today’s premiere comes courtesy of Leniz, who flips the deep liquid of Brainwork & mnml’s Hold On into a mellow jungle workout powered along by classic breaks. Lovely stuff! Watch out for the album dropping Feb 1st at Beatport…

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Premiere: K2T & Option – Restrained Light (Narrate Remix)

Cardiff imprint Riddim Records return with a top new single courtesy of Detached Audio’s K2T and frequent studio partner Option, and we’ve got the exclusive on Narrate’s remix! Taking the emotional guitar licks of the original and channelling them into a post-rock-esque arrangement, this is a deep liquid roller you won’t forget. The release is out today at all good stores.

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Premiere: Vektral – Revolving

Deeper beats on today’s premiere as Manchester producer Vorles launches new alias Vektral with a slick new single for Nu Venture. Revolving is a subtle liquid roller, soft and delicate in its approach and all the better for it. Tasty stuff! Look out for this coming to digital stores Jan 11th…

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DNB Dojo Podcast #26 – Dec 2018

Just in time for Christmas, Hex is back with the last podcast of 2018, and it’s a bit of a belter! 90 minutes of brand new music including tech smashers from Invadhertz & MISSIN, liquid rollers from Cnof & Skydata, weighty steppers from Ground & Spook and halftime melters from Fractale & Monty.

There’s also new music from Hex himself in the form of his remix of K2T – Reckoning, and K2t & Manu return the favour on a new remix of Hex’s This Snare. Last but by no means least, there are dubs inside from Dialectical and Shudder…what more could you want over the holiday season?

As always you can check out the podcast via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 77: Dan Guidance

Dan Guidance steps up for episode 77 of our exclusive mix series, dishing up an hour of tasty liquid rollers (and a few darker numbers) including a host of his own tunes for All Street, Such Music and Exiled Recordings. Melodic vibes a plenty!

As always you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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Mitekiss – Crate Six Seven [Hospital]

We first came across Mitekiss here at DNB Dojo back in 2014, when he released a crisp little single for now defunct Leeds imprint Sub:mission Audio. From there the young producer moved on to running his own label Goldfat, before catching the attention of first Shogun Audio and now Hospital Records. Now he lands on Tony Colman’s legendary liquid imprint for his debut album, and we’re pleased to say it’s everything we’d hoped it would be.

Naturally there’s plenty of that emotive liquid that we’ve come to know and love over the years, with higlights coming via Goolab and it’s effortless cascades of piano, the sultry licks of Body Move and the crispy breaks of Hutan. There are also tasty outings into different stylistic territory to enjoy though; rumbling tech aptly vocalised by frequent collaborator Mr Porter on Lenz and a nod to classic jungle on Human being the highlights.

At first glance Crate Six Seven could be dismissed as just another selection of D&B rollers, well-produced but forgettable, but there’s a lot of depth hidden away in these compositions; give it a few listens and we’re sure that the album will get under your skin, just as it has for us here at Dojo HQ. Check out the clips below and hit up the Hospital Store to grab a copy on vinyl, CD or digital now.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #25 – Nov 2018

With the year drawing to an end, Hex is back with the penultimate podcast of 2018 and as always it’s packed full of fresh D&B goodness! This time around there’s new music from Circuits, Frame, Kusp, Retrakt, Visages, TIDE, Akuratyde and many many more…get to know.

As always you can check out the podcast via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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