Tag Archives: Techstep

Premiere: Relict – Paradox

German imprint Subprint Recordings are behind today’s exclusive as we present the premiere of Leipzig producer Relict’s new track Paradox. Crispy neurofunk drums, bleak atmospheres and subtle bassline modulations combine for an exercise in gritty, rolling minimalism. Sick! Look for this dropping June 20th at all good digital stores.

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Premiere: Bassment – Split (Displaced Paranormals Remix)

Portuguese imprint Counterpoint Recordings are back this month with a remix EP and we’ve got the exclusive on London production duo Displaced Paranormals’ take on Bassment’s Split. The new remix retains the distinctive bass growls of the original while flipping the subterranean halftime groove into a tech roller more than worthy of a club dancefloor. Crispy! Look for this dropping alongside new remixes from PRTCL, DBR UK and Section from June 16th.

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Premiere: Quantum Mechanix – Dirty Tricks

We’ve got another tidy exclusive from our pals at Nurtured Beatz today as we present the title track from the new Quantum Mechanix EP Dirty Tricks. This one is a groove-driven techstep roller with a classic beat and a wicked morphing bassline; infectious business. Look for this dropping June 12th at Bandcamp and June 19th everywhere else.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 52: Skeletone

The latest exclusive Dojo mix comes from Polish producer Skeletone who delivers a mix rammed full of exclusive dubplates! With releases on Fokuz, Celsius, Occulti Music, Flight Pattern and Soul Trader, Rob has been carving quite a name for himself as a purveyor of top notch rolling D&B and his Dojo mix showcases exactly that talent.

No tracklist on this one since 90% of the tracks are yet to be released, but expect them to surface over the next few months…til then you’ll just have to guess! 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 #7 – May 2017

Hex returns with another big selection of D&B from the Dojo inbox this month including new material from Quentin Hiatus, Amoss, Ulterior Motive, PRTCL, Soul Intent, Current Value and many more.

You know the drill by now…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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DNB Dojo Podcast #6 – Apr 2017

The Dojo inbox has been positively overflowing with fantastic music this month, meaning we have a bumper podcast for you all! Hex has collated the best cuts once again with liquid, techstep, halftime, neurofunk, experimental riddims and plenty more crammed into a 1hr 45min mix. Beats inside from Mob Tactics, Andy Skopes, Pacific, Switch Technique, Thomas B, Shades and many more…

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: Brakken – Defiance One EP

We’ve got a bumper Premiere today as we present the first Soundcloud clips of the brand new EP from Brakken for Tech Itch Recordings! Currently shrouded in mystery all we know about Brakken so far is that he is a old warrior of the scene operating under a new identity; doubtless time will reveal the artist’s former aliases, but for now all we have is the beats.

Said beats are impressive indeed and fans of the dark-edged techstep sound will definitely find plenty to enjoy here; from the deep, rolling reese bass of Shadow Art through the industrial-tinged halftime of In My Room, out into the 90s style ‘headz-y vibes of Shaper Scratch and finishing up with moody stepper Let Go, this is clearly the work of an artist with deep roots in the scene and plenty of ideas to explore. Sick stuff!

The Defiance One EP is available to buy right now from the Tech Itch Recordings website where you can also find full previews of the EP via their new members area. Vinyl fans will also be pleased to know that the label are prepping a limited edition 12″ run for the EP; head over to Bandcamp to pre-order that (expected to ship around August 1st).

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Premiere: Omega Point – Inbetween

Previously unsigned UK producer Omega Point drops his first release this month with Melbourne label Beat Spectrum and we’ve got the exclusive on Inbetween! Putting the emphasis on ultra-tight precision percussion and b-line funk, this one takes a leaf or two from the DLR playbook for a solid slice of dancefloor tech. Sick! Look out for this dropping Apr 28th on the Frostbite EP via the Beat Spectrum Bandcamp.

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Premiere: Black Opps – MechWarriors

Long time Dojo favourites Nurtured Beatz are back in the Dojo spotlight for today’s exclusive as we present the premiere of Black Opps – MechWarriors! Evoking the spirit of classic early 00s tech, this one is dark, rolling and sci-fi tinged. Ominous business to murk up the dance! Look for this dropping on the Kill The Oppressor EP from April 14th.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 49: ConVuse

Austrian DJ ConVuse steps up to the Dojo decks for our latest exclusive mix! As co-founder of the Sound In Motion promotion crew, ConVuse has been bringing the vibes to the scene around Gmunden/Vöcklabruck/Salzkammergut since 2010, booking the likes of Phace, Mefjus and Octane & DLR and throwing some of the country’s best parties.

For his Dojo mix Stefan has dug deep with a selection of rolling beats spanning tech and liquid styles with tracks from the likes of LSB, S.P.Y, Phentix and Spectrasoul. Classic D&B vibes! 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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