Mystic State are a duo we’ve been keeping a close eye on for years here at Dojo HQ, so naturally it’s an absolute pleasure for us to be premiering a cut from their stunning debut LP My Own Private Island! Album opener Expectations sets the tone for the album with aplomb, blending their knack for atmosphere and characterful percussion with heavy kicks and a dark, brooding bassline. Sprinkle in some haunting Burial-esque vocal echoes for the icing on a deliciously moody cake; dripping with vibe! Hit up the Chikara Project bandcamp to grab the whole album right now.
Mystic State return after a brief hiatus with the latest on their Chikara Project imprint and this time they’ve got Nottingham production duo Congi in for a collab. Closer harnesses the spirit of autonomic for a sparse, detailed slice of halftime experimentalism, with ghostly R&B vocals echoing across the mix for good measure. Lessons in depth…check it out and grab the full EP from Bandcamp right now!
We love a bit of Crypticz here at Dojo HQ and we’re also big fans of Mystic State’s imprint so naturally we had to grab a premiere from the Bristol producer’s new EP for The Chikara Project! Deep synth atmospheres, halftime drums, warm bass and an epic yet understated vibe to the composition makes for a wonderful combination of tone, texture and emotion. Watch for this one dropping Oct 29th via the Chikara Bandcamp.
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…
Soulful grooves from Transparent on today’s premiere! Only One is a silky smooth mellow roller we just can’t get enough of…look for this coming May 29th on Mystic State’s rather excellent The Chikara Project imprint. Dope!
Today’s premiere comes courtesy of Taelimb; taken from his forthcoming EP for Mystic State’s Chikara Project imprint, the appropriately titled Grot Bag is a fantastic slab of murky tech minimalism powered by infectiously simple hits, gravelly bass and razor sharp drums. Sick tune! Look for this coming April 29th at all the usual outlets…
Today’s exclusive comes from GROUND as he drops an absolute weapon for Connections Vol. 1, the new VA LP coming to Mystic State’s Chikara Project imprint. Heavy hitting breaks and an absolutely groaning bassline…this one is a killer! Look out for the LP coming Dec 3rd on vinyl and digital.
Crypticz returns to the Dojo premiere spotlight on today’s exclusive as he serves up a typically crisp and atmospheric remix for the new Mystic State EP on their label The Chikara Project. Keeping the vibes dubbed out and adding a hint of jungle skitter to the drums, this one goes deep…look for the full EP coming May 1st via Bandcamp.