Smooth liquid goodness from Twintone on the latest release from Default Recordings. Warm bass, rolling breaks and soft, serene melodies; a perfect track to forget about the troubles of the world. Look out for this coming April 20th at all good digital stores…
In these uncertain and slightly surreal times we could all use some distractions, and with that in mind Hex is back with a fresh selection of D&B. New cuts inside from VRUM, Data 3, Nickbee, Lux, Special Victims, InsideInfo and many more, plus a brand new track from Hex himself.
Jazz Juice (previously known as Unit 1) was the ephemeral two-piece collaboration between Alex Reece and Wax Doctor, featured on the equally ephemeral Precious Material label formed by the steadfast Phil Wells, better known as Basement Phil (side note – an excellent account of the Precious Material label can be found over on God Is No Longer a DJ).
Jazz Juice’s self-titled song on their 1995 self-titled EP is a beauty of a tune beloved by those who are enchanted by its soothing vibes. This ramble through a languidly lush soundscape is speckled with the unmistakable Do This My Way break from Kid ’N Play that cleverly captures a cadence marked by 90s techno influence. Alex Reece and Wax Doctor employ an impeccable palette of colourful sounds, each one tastefully complementary to the last. Perhaps my favourite aspect of this tune is its clever phrasing, highlighted by alternations between just beats to beats with melodic backing. No doubt a unique track, give Jazz Juice a listen below to discover (or remember) what makes it so special.
Written by Luke Kessler
Sneaking in just in time for the end of the month, Hex delivers the February podcast with 75 minutes of brand new music including cuts from Break, Ancient Radius, Philth, Kidsan and many more. There are also unreleased dubs inside from Boredome, Livid Cheese, MAE917, Howler, Layton, Plasmer and Hardnocker so watch out for those!
Hex touches down with 53 mins of fresh D&B for the first podcast of 2020! Beats inside from Skylark, Ill Truth, MuzG, Henry, Tim Reaper, Special Request and more…check it.
We finish off 2019 with 90 minutes of brand new music as Hex serves up the last podcast of the decade! Beats inside from Option, SD, Drumcatcher, dgoHn, Tellus, Phonograph and many more.
Liquid vibes once again from the Detached audio camp as Kinaes steps in with a jazzy new roller featuring Sonny G. Warm bass, rolling breaks and those sax licks…lovely stuff. This one drops alongside a new Kinaes remix on Dec 27th!
Newcomer producer pyxis delivers her debut EP for Goldfat this month and we’re very pleased to have the premiere of Arrow for your Monday listening! Sparkling piano and uplifting melodies on the intro give way to sharp drums and bassline fizz at the drop…a warm liquid blanket ready for winter. Watch out for the release coming Dec 13th at all good digital stores!
Ronin Ordinance release possibly their most varied compilation to date in the form of Genso Vol. 2 later this month, and we’re very please to have the exclusive on Dominic Ridgway’s ethereal new track Stand In, Stand Out. Skittering halftime beat patterns and a beautiful collection of soft melodies make this one a hypnotic, spaced out ride on the deep side of 170. Check it out, and look for the album coming December 13th.
The Dojo inbox has been positively bursting at the seams this month which means an extra length Dojo podcast! Hex brings nearly two hours of new music including tracks from Fade Black, SubMarine, BrandNewTrumpets, Radicall, Klute, HLZ and many many more, plus dubs from iii, Underkind and Tony Deathless. That’s your Sunday sorted then!