Tag Archives: Rollers

Premiere: Fearbace – Ethereal (Monika Remix)

Bay 6 step up with some tasty remixes this month so naturally we had to grab an exclusive! Monika is in the premiere spotlight today, serving up a deliciously rolling remix of Fearbace’s Ethereal; this new version retains the shimmering soul of the original but adds a little extra crunch in the baseline and insistence in the breaks for that extra dancefloor clout. Wicked stuff! Look out for this coming May 24th…

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Premiere: Super Rush – Breakdown

Boey Audio return with their latest “Depth” sublabel release and it’s Spanish producer Super Rush delivering the goods. Breakdown is a solid slab of gritty tech with a rolling vibe and a less is more aesthetic; minimal, but still damage for the dancefloor. Look out for this coming May 16th at all the usual outlets…

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 85: Montesco

Rolling darkness on our latest exclusive mix from Spanish producer Montesco! Featuring previous releases for Lost Recordings and Parallel Depth alongside fresh dubs (forthcoming on Boey Audio and Tesseract) and music from the likes of Bredren, Data 3, Skeptical and Black Barrel, this is a high energy ride through cutting edge techstep. Check it!

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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Trace – Opaque EP [CNVX]

Trace’s return to Drum & Bass production over the last year has been most welcome. While his work as an A&R / label boss for both jungle-focussed imprint 117 and legendary techstep label DSCI4 has been thoroughly on point, his brand of no-nonsense rolling darkness has been thoroughly lacking from the scene until the surprising drop of the Zone EP last year. Clearly Trace is back on it with gusto, and this year we’ve got four new cuts courtesy of Kid Drama’s CNVX.

If ever it was possible for a release to sound both retro and futuristic, Trace’s productions here do. Stylistically they’re not dissimilar to his legendary output in the heyday of the late 90s techstep explosion, and they definitely hark back to that slightly forgotten sound…but at the same time the ethos of that material always drew on sci-fi for an ethereal, futuristic sonic palette, which definitely feels more than present here. Combine that with the razor sharp production available in 2019 and you’re back to the future in a big way.

For anyone sick of the ever-so-slightly-ADD hyperactivity of modern neurofunk, the Opaque EP is the perfect antithesis. Rolling breaks inject the funk, dark bass riffs give the tunes their weight, and the focus is very much a less-is-more aesthetic; groove and progression over endless variations and switchups. We don’t know what Trace has been listening to but maybe there’s a techno influence in the song writing creeping in here? Either way this is a delicious collection of techstep grooves, and a cracking take on a vintage sound. Hit up the CNVX Bandcamp to grab it straight from the source now…

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 84: Surplus

Soul Trader boss Surplus is on the 1s and 2s for our latest guest mix, and this one is straight up rollers! Moving through darker tech sounds and deep, emotive liquid and featuring a host of forthcoming Soul Trader dubs, this is a journey through classic 2-step rhythms as they sound in 2019. 90 minutes of class!

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 #30 – Apr 2019

The Dojo podcast reaches it’s thirtieth instalment! 95 minutes of fresh music with Hex at the controls as always; this month we’ve got rolling tech from the likes of Wreckless and Signal, a bumper halftime section with new material from Greazus, Blockdata and K2T, liquid from Basic Biology and Dan Guidance, and tons more besides! There are also unheard dubs from Spokesmen and Jayrola so keep your ears peeled 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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Premiere: Taelimb – Grot Bag

Today’s premiere comes courtesy of Taelimb; taken from his forthcoming EP for Mystic State’s Chikara Project imprint, the appropriately titled Grot Bag is a fantastic slab of murky tech minimalism powered by infectiously simple hits, gravelly bass and razor sharp drums. Sick tune! Look for this coming April 29th at all the usual outlets…

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Premiere: PRTCL x Xenon – Berlin Techno at 170

PRTCL return to DSCI4 this month and today’s premiere sees him teaming up with Xenon to channel the influence of his new home into a firing tech roller that brings to mind some of the classic “technoid” sound pioneered by labels like Raiden’s now sadly defunct Offkey. Superb track! Look for this coming Apr 15th at all the usual digital stores…

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Premiere: Jaise – Corroded

Old school techstep vibes as Jaise lands in our premiere spotlight! Corroded channels the spirit of 90s pioneers like Konflict into a rolling, sci-fi roller full of warping basslines and minimal, infectious melodies. Yes yes! This one drops April 8th at all good stores, with a fantastic A side to boot…

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DNB Dojo Podcast #29 – Mar 2019

Hex is back on the Dojo decks for the 29th Dojo podcast! Beats inside this month from Kabuki, Jubei, OaT, HLZ, Cnof, Syk2ne and many more, plus Hex’s bootleg of Altern8 – Frequency (give him a follow on Soundcloud if you’re keen for a free download of that…)

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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