Klute – You Won’t Like It [Commercial Suicide]

22 01 2015

It’s always a good day when fresh beats from Klute land in the Dojo inbox, and it seems we’ll be hearing plenty from the Commercial Suicide boss this year as he celebrates 20 years in the game with a slew of singles and EPs leading up to an album at the end of the year.

The first of those single releases sees Tom exploring his more musical side, with all the tracks bringing melody to the fore rather than focussing on bassline danger. The coyly titled You Won’t Like It (a finger flip to the haters?) fashions a groove from all sorts of unusual FX and synth sounds, producing D&B with more than a hint of IDM and experimental electronica to it.

Rays brings the lush synth work and beautiful melody that Klute does so well and layers it over a backbone of tough breaks, providing the single’s most dancefloor friendly track, leaving Be Good To The Ones (You Love) to close out the release with a bouncy rhythm and beautiful chiming melody that gives the track an almost chidlike innocence and enthusiasm.

It’s great to hear that Klute hasn’t lost his ability to innovate even over two decades of production! Check out the clips below and watch out for this dropping on digital and vinyl from Jan 23rd – preorders are available now via the Commercial Suicide store.

If you’re itching for a bit more Klute then look no further than his recent mix for the Bassic Agency – an hour of impecable selections spanning all the styles of D&B.


Top Tracks of 2014

31 12 2014

Following our run down of our favourite albums of the year, we felt it was only right to put the spotlight on our top tracks. These are the ten tunes that haven’t left our record box since their release…

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Mindscape’s Favourite Remixes

22 11 2014

Commercial Suicide have brought together the great and the good of the neurofunk scene to remix tracks from Mindscape’s Martin Chronicles LP. To celebrate the release of part 1 (and the impending release of part 2), we asked Mindscape to pick out his 5 favourite D&B remixes. Read on for his choices!

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Q&A – The Invaderz

11 11 2014

The Invaderz have had a busy year, the highlight of which is undoubtedly their debut LP for Commercial Suicide. Showing off the trio’s varied production styles, the album covers all the different flavours of D&B from mellow liquid rollers through grimey tech business and out into full-on bangers.

To find out a bit more about the album we caught up with the gang for a quick Q&A about their creative process and how the LP came to be. Read on…

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Optiv & BTK – Breakthrough / Midnight Nation (2am Remix) [Commercial Suicide]

7 05 2014

Optiv & BTK come correct with the latest in their seemingly endless slew of singles, this time for Klute’s Commercial Suicide imprint. Breakthrough builds atmosphere on the intro with lush synth work before hitting down with a rugged drop and tons of energy.

Over on the flip the 2am remix of Midnight Nation follows a similar pattern, building things up with tasty pads on the intro before the crisp drums and kinetic bassline kick things into gear, with the echoing bleeps in the bridge proving a nice touch. No nonsense dancefloor business! Check out the clips below and grab the release on vinyl and digital now.

Klute – My Black & White (Calibre Remix) [Commercial Suicide]

26 03 2014

Commercial Suicide’s release schedule shows no signs of letting up with another essential 12″ following hot on the heels of the recent Dose LP Sampler. The legendary Calibre gets behind the controls for a rolling liquid refix of My Black & White in the mould of his previous remixes for Spectrasoul and TEED; this one hits the spot in the same way his productions always do.

Over on the flip CS boss man Klute dishes up the fresh (and oddly titled) Speak No Fish. Soaring melodic bleeps lead the tune over a backbone of techno-esque rhythmic sub bass and a sturdy, rolling break. This is definitely a tune with enough bounce for a dancefloor but enough beauty for the living room. Check out both tunes below and watch out for the release dropping on vinyl and digital from March 31st.

Dose – Mind The Future LP Sampler [Commercial Suicide]

13 03 2014

Commercial Suicide wind up for the release of Kiwi producer Dose’s debut LP with a 12″ of his best work since his two singles for Subtitles in 2012. Both tracks provide the sort of heavy hitting dancefloor techstep that Dose has always excelled at manufacturing, and will doubtless get a few floors bouncing over the coming months.

It’ll be interesting to see whether the album holds any surprises, but even if it’s more of the same it should be a blast! Check out the clips below and watch out for the sampler dropping on digital and limited edition vinyl from March 17th.