Tag Archives: Techstep

Premiere: Jaise – Swamped

Following an exceptional debut release earlier this year, Jaise is back on Subplate Recordings with another dark roller channelling the late 90s techstep sound. The influence of acts like Ed Rush & Optical on the sound is undeniable, but don’t dismiss this as mere copycatting; this is a love letter to a forgotten sound, brought bang up to date for 2019. Look out for the release coming Aug 30th at all the usual outlets.

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Premiere: Distrikt – Third Kind

Distrikt steps into our premiere spotlight today with a heavyweight slab of tech darkness. Coming soon to Dispatch LTD alongside a collab with Akkrid, this one has some serious punch, with booming sub and stabbing kick drums punctuating the sparse, ominous soundscape. Look out for the release coming Aug 12th at all the usual stores…

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 90: Accelerated

Our latest guest mix comes from up and coming producer Accelerated! Hailing from Buenos Aires in Argentina, the 23 year old has already scored releases on Warm Ears Music and Soul Deep, and found support on Drum & Bass Arena; expect big things from him over the coming months! For his Dojo mix he’s assembled a deep, rolling selection, taking in moody tech and rich liquid from the likes of Monty, Whychek, Alix Perez and Kove, plus of course some unreleased business from his own archive. Top selections!

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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DNB Dojo Podcast #33 – Jul 2019

Europe might be in the grip of a heatwave but that’s not gonna stop the monthly injection of D&B from Dojo HQ! This month’s selection features new cuts from Tweakz, Concord Dawn, Dark Ops, Esc and many more, plus Hex’s own Weightless VIP (out now on Beat Spectrum) and dubs from DJ Zent and Boredome & Rottenluckz. Check it!

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: Quantum Mechanix – Let The Drums Take You

Quantum Mechanix are posied to drop their debut LP for Nurtured Beatz so naturally we had to snap up a premiere! Let The Drums Take You builds up with the ravey euphoria and an infectious vocal hook before dropping into a dirty tech roller punctuated with amen fills…wicked little tune! Watch out for the LP coming Aug 2nd…don’t sleep on this one.

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Premiere: Deviant – Stretcher

Another top release from The Chikara Project is in our premiere spotlight today as Mystic State’s imprint drop a new EP from Deviant. Title track Stretcher keeps the percussion clean and sparse, injecting plenty of atmosphere via serene pads, warping bass and echoing FX hits. This one drops July 29th at the usual outlets…

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Premiere: Detoxic – Underworld

DLT9 continue their impressive run of releases from up and coming producers with a fresh new single from Poland’s Detoxic! Stripped back and funky as hell, this is a wicked little tech roller, primed for the dancefloor. Look for the single at the usual outlets from July 26th…

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Premiere: Modu – Lost in Alaska

Lost Recordings are back with a fresh solo EP from Modu, and we’re hyped to present the premiere of title track Lost in Alaska. Opening up with sweeping sound design and threatening bass hits, the track drops into a dangerous tech workout driven by a helter skelter assault of switching drum hits…serious percussive precision. Watch out for the ultra chilled bridge before the second drop…the EP drops July 26th!

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 89: Glÿph

Belgian duo Glÿph (aka Clearlight and Owl) step up with our latest guest mix, bringing the minimal techfunk stylings that fans will already know and love them for. Packed full of dubs alongside tunes from the likes of Screamarts, Ground, Arkaik & QZB, this is the future sound of dark drum & bass…get to know.

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: Dark Ops – Running Man

Vintage dark tech vibes on today’s exclusive as we present the premiere of Running Man! Taken from the forthcoming Jungle Demon EP on Rebel Music, Dark Ops sets the mood with storming drums, sub hits, reese bass growls and infectious stab lines…screwfaces at the ready for this one! Look for the EP coming July 15th at Beatport.

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