Johnathan Thomas lands back on Onset Audio with a tidy new EP later this week, and we’ve got the exclusive on his collab with HammerZz – A Murder! Slouching halftime beats, scuzzy LFO bassline and soft, atmospheric pads make for 100% vibe. Hit up your favourite store to grab this from Friday 19th June!
Seattle-based imprint Onset Audio have carved quite a niche over the past 12 years, leading the charge of deep, dark and experimental music on the fringes of the 170 spectrum. The label drop their two-hundredth release next month so we thought it was high time for a chat with label boss Grym about the release and all things OA…
Deep sonics on today’s exclusive as Johnathan Thomas drops new music for US thoroughbred stable Onset Audio. Rolling breaks, deep bass, but layered with creative melodic touches and unusual percussion make for a hypnotic journey; this one definitely isn’t about the dancefloor, and it’s all the better for it. Watch out for the release coming June 14th at all the usual stores.
Fuj and Kit Curse join forces on today’s exclusive, delivering a deep slice of atmospheric halftime for stalwart US label Onset Audio. Driving percussion, weighty sub and eerie melodic touches define a proper head nodder…dark and moody, just how we like it. Look out for this coming May 17th at all the usual stores.
Deeper beats for you all this weekend as B1tyze deliver the latest instalment of our exclusive mix series! Formed of US button pusher B1t Crunch3r and French studio duo Kantyze, B1tyze have been crafting some really unusual leftfield rhythms over the past year with releases for the likes of Onset Audio, Free Love Digi, Keep Deep & Future Follower Records.
Due to geographical separation we couldn’t get all three behind the Dojo decks but rest assured that Jason B1t Crunch3r has delivered a top notch mix representing the sound the trio are pushing right now. Moving through deep halftime, hybrid jungle and full roll tech and featuring material from GREAZUS, Mauoq, Quadrant & Iris and of course a host of their own beats, this one is a proper journey through the 170 sound. Sick!
Munich producer Kit Curse steps up with the latest selection for our exclusive series of guest mixes! With releases for the likes of Ronin Ordinance, Onset Audio, Conspired Within and Modular Carnage, Felix has carved himself a reputation as a purveyor of all things deep and dark, with a focus on the more minimal and atmospheric end of the 170BPM sound.
His mix for DNB Dojo takes in tracks from the likes of Akinsa, Clarity, Homemade Weapons and Resound, alongside fresh Flexout dubs from Fuj and of course some fresh Kit Curse business. Yes yes! 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.
We’ve been keeping an ear out for fresh music from Peterborough producer Bereneces since hearing his releases for T3K and Onset Audio, so naturally we jumped at the chance to get him on board for a mix! Taking things to truly subsonic depths with his selections, Bereneces brings the gritty, ominous halftime flavours with a host of dubs alongside beats from the Onset Audio and T3K back catalogues. If you like your D&B dark and minimal you’re in for a treat.
With winter rapidly escaping and another two weeks of the year down, it’s time for another roundup. New beats from Response, Lenzman, Metro, Ayshot prod and more… Continue reading
The ever prolific Quentin Hiatus is back and this time he’s dropping experimental riddims for Onset Audio. Time Continuum harnesses the spirit of Techno for a quirky, robotic workout with some interesting switchups, apparently exploring the vastness of time & space via it’s various peaks and troughs.
Gully meanwhile drops the tempo slightly to the 160BPM region and blends the techno influence found on the first track with crusty old school breaks and more unusual rhythmic manoeuvres. These beats will have you constantly guessing! Check out the clips below and hit up your favourite digital outlet to grab them right now.