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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Premiere: Hannah Eve, BCee & Drifta – Ghost (Ed:it Remix)

Soul Trader are gearing up to drop the debut album from Hannah Eve and we’re hyped to have the exclusive premiere of Ed:it’s remix of album track Ghost. Flipping the rolling liquid vibes of the original round into a techstep banger, this one is trademark Ed:it; tough breaks, grimey bass and plenty of atmosphere. Sick! Watch out for this coming on the My Heart Knows LP from April 9th at all good stores.

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Premiere: Skeletone – Sultry Day

Polish liquid producer Skeletone is in our premiere spotlight today as we present his super funky track Sultry Day, taken from his brand new EP for Soul Trader Records. Jazz licks and crispy clean drum break goodness make for a playful, light hearted track with a summery vibe. Tasty!

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Premiere: Drifta – Antimatter (Concord Dawn Remix)

We’re proud to present another exclusive premiere and this time we’ve got the first listen on Concord Dawn‘s sick new remix of Drifta, AudioSketch and Chaksa’s brand new track Antimatter!

Taken from the forthcoming LP Playing With Fire, look for this one dropping soon on Soul Trader Records alongside some sick remixes and collabs!

AudioSketch – Sound Design LP [Soul Trader]

Soul Trader are upping their game in a big way with their latest project, presenting their first solo artist LP after a fine run of single and EP releases, and they’re going back to the artist behind their first two releases: AudioSketch.

AudioSketch has really outdone himself on this project, serving up twelve wicked originals and three cracking remixes for an album of crisply produced rollers with an ear for both melody and a solid dancefloor bassline. Introspective deep liquid this is not, but neither is it a soulless collection of “bangers”, as the tracks tread that line between soul and heft with aplomb.

In terms of guests the Soul Trader team have brought quite the crew to the table; label owner Surplus is on hand, as are Oktiv, HLZ and Salaryman, while guest vocals come from Hannah Eve and Identified. Remix-wise the invitations are equally top-drawer, with Villem & McLeod, BCee and Random Movement turning in wicked takes on some of the album tracks.

Overall while this might not be pushing any envelopes in terms of genre innovation, the match of musicality, bassweight and production sheen is just impossible to argue with, and the tracks are more than memorable enough to stand the test of time. Check out the clips below and hit up Beatport to grab the whole LP right now.

Premiere: AudioSketch & Oktiv – Come For Me (Random Movement Remix)

Time for another exclusive DNB Dojo Premiere and this time it comes from AudioSketchRandom Movement and Soul Trader Records!

Soul Trader continue their impressive run of releases with the debut LP from up and coming producer AudioSketch. One of the album’s best cuts comes in the form of Come For Me and Random Movement has been recruited to refix the original, turning in a sublime dancefloor roller with soul and bass heft in equal measure. Wicked stuff!

Look out for this one dropping on the 1st LP Sampler on Feb 22nd with the full album due in March.

BCee & Saxxon – Blue Harbour EP [Soul Trader]

We love a good roller here at DNB Dojo; sometimes music doesn’t need to be genre-bending or revolutionary to bring a massive smile to your face, and the latest creations from BCee & Saxxon for Soul Trader Records hit that spot pretty perfectly.

BCee opens things up with the energetic, jazzy vibes of Only You before flipping things around with the tough breaks and vocal emphasis of Understanding. Not to be outdone, Saxxon dishes up a classic Liquid V style roller on Blue Harbour; this one is pure sunshine designed to wash away the winter blues. Last but not least the pair join forces with Soul Trader boss Surplus for the bouncy Tripped Up; that garage-style bassline really hits the spot!

Super smooth liquid once again from the Soul Trader crew. Look out for this on vinyl and digital from Jan 15th.

LTD EP Vol. 2 [Soul Trader]

Soul Trader Record’s latest EP sees a number of the scene’s biggest names teaming up for a Various Artists EP with heaps of liquid soul. BCee kicks things off with the beautifully emotive strains of Thought I Knew, bringing his signature rolling style and slightly muted euphoria to the table for an outing that provides plenty of evidence as to why he’s still a mainstay of the scene after all these years.

Elsewhere HLZ turns in a silky smooth roller on Broken Lights and McLeod (seen without Villem in a rare turn here) gets playful on the sultry and understated Stolen Kisses. For those with a taste for the more upfront stylings there’s also a fresh cut from Salaryman and an interesting drumstep remix of Random Movement from Simplification and Translate. Can’t argue with that! Check out the clips below and look for this on vinyl and digital from Nov 27th and Nov 30th respectively.