When three labels from three countries join forces for a new series of releases you know you’re in for something special. Enter T3K, Sine Function and Hanzom, as they unite for the Encounter series. With three labels collaborating on the release it seems appropriate that the music itself is also a collaborative venture – Evolved sees four producers from Brussels pooling their talents, and thus far the results have been impressive, not least their recent EP for Delta9 Recordings.
On this release the Evolved gang are flexing their creative muscles to create some finely sharpened, futuristic D&B cuts. The influence of the harder-edged neurofunk sound is audible here in the sound design and percussion but the overall aesthetic is one of restraint; detailed atmospheres have largely been prioritised over brutalising basslines.
The result is three detailed, enthralling tracks taking in different styles; Brainless delivers a dark and ominous roller, while Intuition goes deeper, serving up futuristic android soul against sharpened percussive presence. The Cure rounds things out with a menacing halftime swagger, keeping the atmosphere but adding a hint of hip-hop swing.
Overall this is a powerful statement of intent and some of the most interesting music we’ve heard so far this year, combining technicality with soul and depth. We look forward to hearing more from Evolved and more from Encounter…in the meantime Encounter 001 is available right now via digital stores and streaming.
Today’s exclusive comes via German label T3K as OaT delivers the latest instalment of their T3Knology series. Close Management goes in deep, bringing together a brooding bassline with some of the most intricate and musical percussive precision you’re likely to hear this year. So much detail in this one! Look for the release dropping Sep 25th at all the usual stores…
Double Helix delivers the latest in the T3Knology EP series and we’re hyped to present the premiere of title track Endurance! Combining the sound design and bassline savagery of neuro with the rhythm of dark, tribal halftime, this one is definitely not your usual roller…wicked tune. Look for the EP at Beatport May 29th.
It should come as no surprise that today’s premiere is dark, dirty and futuristic in sound; Kaiza’s German tech/neuro imprint T3K continues their run of remix EPs and we’ve got the exclusive on Ingram’s stomping take on Fifty. Militant techstep drums and gritty filtered bass; sick one. Watch out for the EP dropping Feb 6th at all good outlets.
Today’s exclusive comes courtesy of German tech powerhouse T3K Recordings as they present the latest VA EP on their LTD imprint. Macrothyst & Kilobite team up on Black Mask, a threatening, stripped-back stepper which packs punch and atmosphere in equal measure. Danger! Look for this one dropping Nov 28th.
T3K are bringing the heat on our latest premiere as Swiss producer Dayni lands on their “Extended” imprint with the funky bass wizardry of The Attacks. Driven along by a stomping halftime beat and an arsenal of low-end modulations, this one embodies everything that keeps us excited about the slow/fast sound! Sick one! Watch out for this dropping as part of the Protest EP from May 30th.
We’ve teamed up with the mighty T3K Recordings to present a nice little free download from label boss Kaiza and fellow German producers St4sh & Wresker. Bringing together a monstrous bassline and a heavy swung beat that moves from stomping halftime into full roll, this one is pure destruction! Check it out and grab yourself a free download via Soundcloud or 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.
The latest episode of the Dojo Mix Series comes courtesy of one of our favourite underground producers, Tesseract Recordings founder D Flect!
Bringing together everything deep halftime steppers, liquid rollers and dark tech stompers with seamless ease, D Flect’s mix has something for everyone and features a ton of dubs forthcoming on Tesseract, Citate Forms, T3K, Infidelity and many more. Wicked selections; get to know.
As another fortnight slips away it’s time for another roundup of the best of the rest from the Dojo inbox. Read on for fresh releases from SpectraSoul, Philth, Quentin Hiatus, Dead Man’s Chest and more… Continue reading →