We roll into 2021 with a guest mix from Soul Defiance! With releases on Addictive Behaviour, Default Recordings, Deep In The Jungle, Sweetbox and his own Defiant Recordings imprint, Soul Defiance has been carving a rep as a versatile underground producer…and it’s that production skill he brings to a punchy 30 minute guest mix stuffed full of dubs! Dark rolling flavours throughout on this one…tasty stuff.
St.Iff lands on Voyage Music with a wicked new single this month, and we’re hyped to bring you the premiere of Seven Circles! Blending hefty techstep bass growls with an unusual arrangement and some deft melodic touches, this feels like a throwback to the mid 2000s neurofunk of artists like Decimal, in the best possible way. Check it out, and look for the single coming Jan 15th at digital stores!
We’re closing out 2020 with a bang on our final guest mix of a weird year, as we welcome Seattle stalwarts Quadrant & Iris to the Dojo decks! As you’d expect this is a serious selection of rolling, high energy D&B featuring their latest release for Dispatch alongisde cuts from Kyrist, Ill Truth, Bredren, Philth and Loxy to name a few, and a host of unreleased material to boot. We think you’re gonna enjoy this one!
We’ve got a bumper podcast selection for you just in time for Christmas! Hex returns to the Dojo decks with nearly two hours of fresh releases on the final Dojocast of 2020. Beats inside from Quadrant & Iris, Andy Scopes & Madcap, Grey Code, Artsea, Xenon, Koan Sound and many more…enjoy!
D-Struct lands on P Lab Recordings for today’s premiere and he’s dishing up a serious slab of dark, rolling groove! Punchy drums and sub weight combine with a techno influence and a stripped back sensibility for an intoxicating ride…less is more on this one. Check it out and look for the release coming December 18th.
BTK has largely been on a significant holiday over in the techno scene for the last few years, so it’s great to see him back on Dispatch and packing a full length LP to boot! We’ve got an exclusive from said LP today in the form of Guidance – deep, dark, rolling techy goodness as only Vini delivers. Check it out and hit up the Dispatch store to grab the album right now!
Xenon lands back in our premiere spotlight with a driving slice of techstep goodness. Eerie bleeps and acid tinges characterise a track with an exemplary dark groove, harking back to the classic era of dark rollers on labels like Offkey and Citrus. Wicked tune! Look for this coming Nov 27th via Humanoid Berlin!
Winter might be drawing in but we’ve got loads of heat in the mix once again at Dojo HQ! Hex drops 90 minutes of new music for the penultimate episode of the year, with new tracks inside from Chase & Status, Gydra, Tokyo Prose, Altern 8, Duoscience, Wardown, and of course Hex’s latest releases for Detached Audio and Nurtured Beatz. Enjoy!
Rolling tech funk is the order of the day on today’s premiere as we present an exclusive from Columbian beat slingers Brain and Novaglitch! Forthcoming on their I.D Bogota imprint, Delayed is a stripped back, murky roller full of punchy drums and groaning bass modulations. Sick! Look for the release coming Nov 20th on digital and 7″ vinyl…
Having cut his teeth on some of Europe’s finest breeding ground imprints like Delta9 and Counterpoint, it’s no surprise that DLR has hand selected Molecular for his Sofa Sound imprint. This time though, we’re here to celebrate his latest single on London-based imprint Ekou Recordings.
The A-side Ultron combines Current Value style drum programming with eerie pads, stabs and strings, and even features a halftime switch up towards the end of the track. Over on the flip, Dunkin features a funky baseline with deft uses of reverb, stabs and vocals.
The Portuguese producer is on a steep trajectory now under the wing of one the finest producers of the 2010s. These two tracks may yet become significant formative material for a star of the 2020s. Hit up the EKOU Bandcamp to grab a copy right now!
Written by James Austin