DNB Dojo Podcast #41 – Mar 2020

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.

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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Premiere: Unreal Project – PTSD

Unreal Project lands on Nurtured Beatz with an epic new slab of tech-edged goodness…PTSD invokes the spirit of classic early 2000s neuro from the likes of BSE and Jade; dancefloor chops and trancy synth pads. Look for this coming to digital stores from Mar 27th…

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Premiere: VRUM – Move

Experimental vibes on today’s premiere, with VRUM bringing an epic sound to his new single for Subplate Recordings. Burial-esque vocal manipulations, sweeping synths and an insistent drum line combine for a track that feels ethereal…emotional stuff. Look for this one coming Mar 20th…

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DNB Dojo Podcast #40 – Feb 2020

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!

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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Classic Track: Nomis & Optiv – Piston

The recent passing of the venerable Edward Holmes, better known as Optiv, has been a time to celebrate his body of work. A stalwart in the pantheon of Drum & Bass luminaries, Optiv’s impact will live on forever. One such work by Nomis and Optiv sticks out indelibly for me in a lineup of classics from the Cause 4 Concern camp, released on Optiv’s Red Light Records.

Piston is an underrated 2002 track that can stand with the best bass bangers in the genre. I love to crank the dial on this tune to get the full effect of its behemoth bass…yet, I always end up having to bring it down a notch or two just because of its sheer force. Intensity is further mounted by the frantic cacophony of howls and shrieks that ensnare the atmosphere. And what’s a song in the C4C domain without slick drum sequencing? This track has it in spades. Sonorous grooves beat away in this brute force classic. Long live Optiv!

Written by Luke Kessler

Guest Mix: Jaise

Our latest exclusive guest mix comes from Australian producer Jaise! With releases on Subplate and Protocode and a huge love for vintage techstep and neurofunk, Jaise’s mix takes in selections from the likes of Enei, HLZ and Ulterior Motive alongside unreleased music from himself and Seattle’s D-Struct. Strap yourself in for a dark and rolling journey…

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 #39 – Jan 2020

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.

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 Podcast #38 – Dec 2019

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.

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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Premiere: Dead Zodiac & Jaise – Breathless

Perth producers Dead Zodiac and Jaise join forces for homegrown Aussie neurofunk imprint Protocode on today’s exclusive. Breathless evokes classic early 2000s neurofunk, which will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Jaise’s previous releases; driving sub groove, sci-fi inflections and warping basslines a-plenty on this one. The release drops Dec 6th at all the usual digital stores…

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