Premiere: Kublai – Emerald Funk

Manchester-based rising star Kublai joins the CIA roster this week with a tidy new EP and we’re hyped to have the premiere of Emerald Funk. Laden with bassline groove and set to a classic rolling beat, this one is weaponised tech-boogie at it’s finest. Look out for the EP coming Jun 11th at digital stores!

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Premiere: Antares – The Order

You know we love break chopping here at Dojo HQ and Antares is serving up exactly that on his latest for Locked Up Music; serious amen terror on this one! The old school vibes will never die…hit up Bandcamp to grab this one right now.

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Premiere: Karl K – Broken

US legend Karl K returns with a new EP this month, channelling struggles with his mental and physical health into his music following a series of strokes in 2017. The raw energy and sci-fi sound design of his productions from the early 2000s is still present today and still just as compelling…check it out and be sure to hit up the Miracle Drug Recordings Bandcamp to grab a copy from May 28th!

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Premiere: Vulgarythm – Monobe

Sharp sound design, dark minimalism and a hypnotic lead melody on today’s premiere as Vulgarythm lands on Modular Carnage! Look for this one coming May 28th at digital stores.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #55 – May 2021

Another month rolls on past which means only one thing…Hex returns with the usual selection of beats and bass. New music inside from Dedman, Break, Myselor, Artsea, Jaise, Soul Intent, Pacific and many more!

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: Inflamers & Bazil MC – Back With A Bang

Inflamers team up with Bazil MC for today’s exclusive, chanelling trap on the intro before dropping into a rolling tech groove, powered along by bass distortion and punchy but restrained vocals. Hit up Beatport for pre-orders ahead of the release on May 21st!

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Dedman – Blue Note EP [Four Corners Music]

Dedman’s latest EP sees him follow a string of releases for Lost, Parallel Depth and his own imprint Subconscious Audio with perhaps his strongest work to date via Melinki’s label Four Corners Music.

Inspired by the legendary Blue Note sessions run by Metalheadz (though somewhat indirectly – Dedman was only born two years after the events began), the tracks showcase a confidence unusual for a producer as young as 24. From the up-front floor-filling sounds of Ash & Pallor and Lead, via the dark depths of Dreidle and the drumfunk atmospheres of Sail Away, finishing up with the halftime dread of the title track, there’s certainly variety to be found here.

There’s also a refreshingly old-school style to the production, with crunchy breakbeats and grimy distortion rather than laser snares and harsh digital harmonics. Nice to see that sound still has traction with the younger artists as well as the pipe & slippers crew!  Check out the clips below and hit up Beatport or Bandcamp to grab a copy now.

Premiere: Ephyum – Holy Pole

Today’s exclusive comes from a big milestone for Delta9 as the Italian label hits a massive 100 releases! True to form they’re celebrating with a big compilation LP and we’ve got the exclusive on Ephyum’s contribution, Holy Pole. Gritty and precise techstep vibes on this one, packed full of weighty sub and brooding atmosphere. Sick tune! Look out for the full album dropping May 21st.

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Guest Mix: Anikonik

High energy selections from one of Scotland’s best DJs as we welcome Anikonik to the Dojo decks! As a resident selector for Electrikal and Junglism, Kara has built a fearsome reputation playing to big crowds both North and South of the border, and we’re expecting to hear big things over the coming years as she hones her production skills under the EQ50 Mentorship program with the mighty RAM Records.

Her Dojo mix delves deep in the crates, blending classic selections, hidden gems and up to the minute bangers across dark tech, jungle-tinged steppers and heavy neurofunk…serious business. 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: DBR UK – Special Request

DBR UK on the buttons for today’s premiere, delivering a groove-led minimal stepper for the forthcoming Stand Together LP. Tribal percussion, heavyweight sub and hordes of atmosphere…plus it’s all to support an excellent cause. Buy the beats and help fight racism – check it out and be sure to grab the LP when it drops tomorrow.

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