Hex drops episode number 60 of the Dojo Podcast marking five years of monthly mixes! This will be the last podcast for now but we’re going out on a high with 90 minutes of fresh heat from the Dojo inbox including new cuts from Jubei, Akov, Hyroglifics, Quentin Hiatus, Ben Rolo, J:Kenzo and many more.
Today we present the second of our Headsbass Volume 7 premieres with Dojo boss Hex on the buttons alongside fellow Scottish producer Frustrate! In The Wind blends melancholy melodies with upbeat amens for a deep, old school liquid feel. Look for this coming Oct 29th, and as always all proceeds will go towards mental health charities.
Delicate liquid vibes from Ben Rolo on today’s premiere! Taken from Volume 7 of the excellent Headsbass series, Solace delivers melodic roller vibes in spades. Look for this coming Oct 29th, and as always all proceeds will go towards mental health charities.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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…
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