Lost Recordings are back with a fresh solo EP from Modu, and we’re hyped to present the premiere of title track Lost in Alaska. Opening up with sweeping sound design and threatening bass hits, the track drops into a dangerous tech workout driven by a helter skelter assault of switching drum hits…serious percussive precision. Watch out for the ultra chilled bridge before the second drop…the EP drops July 26th!
Lost Recordings celebrate 20 releases with a big new compilation dropping soon and we’re hyped to have the exclusive on album opener Derelict Space. With Modu on the buttons this one opens the Particles LP in style with a rolling tech funk workout; stomper! Check it out and watch out for the LP hitting Beatport on June 15th.
Lost Recordings are back this month with another hefty release, this time with Bristol producer Modu at the controls. Template kicks off with dark bass and funky drums before a second-half switchup into full-on amen smasher. Sick! Watch out for this one dropping Feb 18th at all good stores.
Leftfield UK D&B imprint Alchemic Breaks return with their sixth release from Bristol beatsmith Modu. The Empathogenic EP features two nice chunky tech rollers with some quality atmospherics, but the real highlight comes on closing track Resonate.
Bringing together growling bass warmth, glitchy vocal cuts and a crooked little halftime riddim, this experimental yet eminently dancefloor-worthy track easily steals the show for us here at the Dojo. Check out the clips below and look for the EP dropping next week via all the usual digital outlets.
The latest release for Inform Records sees Tokalosh and Soul:Motion on remix duties, reworking two tracks from the previous Summer Selection EP Vol. 2. It’s tough to pick between the two tracks, both proving worthy deep liquid rollers, but Soul:Motion’s remix of Why We Make Mistakes narrowly edges it out as the Dojo favourite; effortless vibes. Check out the clips below and grab this one from your favourite digital store now!
Being the only producer besides Dom himself with a release on Dom & Roland Productions is more than a small honour for a young producer at the start of their career. There’s a reason for that badge of honour; Through The Oort Clouds is a pretty special album. The 12 tracks represent Xanadu’s musical explorations over the past two years, taking the listener on a journey designed to parallel the Voyager’s exploration beyond our solar system.
The results certainly have a spacey, sci-fi inspired quality, and in many ways feel like a love letter to the earliest and most formative days of mid 90s D&B, where every record was an exciting exploration of what could be done with the sound rather than a formulaic dancefloor smasher. The thing that really stands the LP apart from the pack is the drums; intricate, detailed and punchy, but steering clear of the over compressed kicks and snares that dominate much of modern club music.
Innovative and listenable though the album is, it’s not all cinematic chin-stroking by any stretch. Tracks like Ventricle and Photon are more than equipped for dancefloor damage, and have doubtless been through a few mixdown tweaks following club tests from Dom himself. Early in the year though we are, this could well be the best techstep record of 2015; it’s certainly an essential purchase either way. Check out the clips below and look for this on vinyl and digital from Jan 26th.