Monika delivers a dark slab of dancefloor business characterised by unusual percussion and a shuddering bassline as he returns to Soulvent! Shimmer on the intro, heft on the drop…wicked tune. Look for this at all the usual stores from 20th Sep!
Monika returns to Soulvent this month with another top single and he’s recruited LA’s Akuratyde for a remix. As you’d expect based on the producer’s previous work for Blu Mar Ten Music, this is a detailed, shimmering rework full of lush synth work and unusual production; imbued with all the emotion of the best liquid tunes but also an experimental streak and unusual percussion. Beautiful! Look for this dropping Friday 7th September at all the usual outlets.
Soulvent are back with their latest bundle of liquid goodness and we’re pleased to present the premiere of Origins. Slovakian producer Silence Groove makes his debut on the label and he comes correct with a deep liquid roller straight from the Calibre school of D&B; crisp drums, simple but effective hooks and warm bassline goodness. Hit up your favourite store to grab this right now!
Monika returns to Soulvent this month as part of their Summer Soul 2018 compilation and we’re hyped to have the premiere of his contribution As You Walk! Sharply crafted breaks layer under a characteristically ear-catching combo of melody and vocal hook; understated yet instantly memorable, this one is a proper deep roller that will age like a fine wine. Look for the album dropping July 27th at all the usual digital outlets.
We’ve been big fans of Monika’s music ever since we heard his early output for Ingredients, so we’re extremely pleased to serve up the premiere of one of his new beats for Soulvent! Double Down showcases the man’s talent for hypnotic melodies and crispy breakbeats, evolving from a low start into chaotic amens and increasingly rapid lead flourishes. Sick! Look for this one dropping Friday 23rd via all the usual outlets.
Another top notch exclusive coming your way; taken from the Soul Sessions Vol. 3 LP forthcoming soon on Soulvent Records, Arch Origin gives Mesmerize the VIP treatment. Swapping the harder and more dancefloor-focused drums of the original for a joyously deep and glitchy array of percussion and adding a sprinkling of extra melodic elements, this one is pure bliss. Lose yourself in the music for a few minutes, and watch out for the LP dropping Friday 8th December at all good stores.
With a new EP out on Soulvent and affiliations with Spearhead, Med School, MTA and more, 2017 has been a big year for GLXY! The intrepid James Austin tracked them down to find out about their latest beats, their collaborative process and what’s next for the rest of the year…
We’re big fans of Monika here at DNB Dojo, and the latest addition to his concise but powerful discography is proving just as enjoyable. Ahead of the release of Vector at the end of the month, we asked the man for his favourite D&B tracks of all time. In no particular order…
18 year old Bryzone has already developed a keen sense for the deeper side of D&B as evidenced by the smooth liquid vibes of his latest work for Soulvent Records. A side Trial Run makes good use of the soft vocals of Jenny Mayhem over a crisp break and simple piano arrangements, while Stargaze lets the melody take centre stage over a slightly more angular yet break, retaining that soft quality to a different rhythm. Look out for this one now at all good digital stores.
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