DNB Dojo Podcast #59 – Sep 2021

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.

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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Premiere: Hex – Absence (Fonder)

Today’s exclusive comes from Dojo boss Hex, bringing us some deep liquid vibes from his debut solo EP for Detached Audio! Inspired by a period of separation from his wife, Absence (Fonder) takes the listener on an emotional journey via echoing guitar harmonics and a deep, shifting sub bass line. Look out for this one coming Sep 3rd at digital stores!

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DNB Dojo Podcast #58 – Aug 2021

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.

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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Premiere: Tellus – Wall Of Sleep (Akuratyde Remix)

Akuratyde lands in our premiere spotlight today with a fresh remix for Tellus, coming soon to Locked Concept! The LA-based producer’s usual gifts for atmospheric tones and emotional melodies shine through here over a backbone of rolling beats and warm bass…one foot on the dancefloor, with the other firmly planted in the living room. Look for this alongside a host of other remixes from September 4th at digital stores!

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Guest Mix: Nelver

Russian producer and DJ Nelver lands on the Dojo decks with a superb new guest mix! Rolling liquid vibes a-plenty on this one, leaning towards the dancefloor end of the sound with plenty of his own music alongside cuts from the likes of Nu:Tone, Silence Groove, LSB, Qua Rush, Telomic and many more.

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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DNB Dojo Podcast #57 – Jul 2021

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…

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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Classic Track: Lenzman – Close To Me

Lenzman is one of the toughest artists I’ve examined for Classic Track due to the sheer consistency of his discography! I distilled his numbers down to a handful of tracks that I felt were his best, and then I employed one of the more natural methods I could think of as a music lover to determine the one to post here: choose the track I listen to most often. While it took some time for me to come to my conclusion, Close To Me pulled off a decisive victory in the end.

Released on Future Retro (a sublabel of BCee’s Spearhead Records) in 2007, Close To Me brings all of the spirit and sophistication to be appreciated in a classic liquid Drum & Bass track. Tight, energetic break-work and warm bass establish a foundation of rhythmic precision and sonic purity. Subtle tones dance along in the background of downbeat rolled chords from an electric piano layered with other harmonious sounds. Lastly, the enticing yet seemingly distant sounding vocal provides just the right touch of deepness. All elements are synthesised into an entrancing liquid tune that’s jazzy, soulful, and irresistible.

Written by Luke Kessler

DNB Dojo Podcast #56 – Jun 2021

Hex is back with the usual monthly selection featuring new music from Geety, DLR, Villem, Nemy, Mister Shifter, HNGVR & UnoTurbo and many more!

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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Children of Our Stars – Flanell Sessions

The beauty of Drum & Bass as a genre has always been the variety of styles and influences that can fit within its scope – united by tempo and perhaps drum patterns but otherwise hugely varied. Munich duo Children of Our Stars certainly exemplify that ethos, bringing strong influences from orchestral music and singer-songwriter territory and blending them with the familiar structures and 170 rhythms we know and love.

The pair have just dropped their debut LP and the resulting eleven track effort shows off their talent for soulful, evocative melodies and enthralling musical journeys. The use of live vocals and instrumentation really lends a natural edge to their sound, providing a welcome antidote to the sometimes overly digital sound of Drum & Bass in 2021.

As for the vibes, the tracks are uplifting, beautiful and engaging from start to finish, with particular highlights coming on Home, Take Us Back and First Snow. Check out the clips below and hit up Bandcamp or Spotify to buy/stream Flanell Sessions right now, and if you can’t get enough soulful vocal D&B then keep an eye out for an EP from Children of Our Stars on DNBB Records very soon.

DNB Dojo Podcast #55 – May 2021

Another month rolls on past which means only one thing…Hex returns with the usual selection of beats and bass. New music inside from Dedman, Break, Myselor, Artsea, Jaise, Soul Intent, Pacific and many more!

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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