Reviews

BREAKS: FEBRUARY

22 January 2013
  • Words
  • Reviews
  • Tunes
BREAKS: FEBRUARY

TUNE OF THE MONTH
Neon Steve
Got This Feeling (Bombstrikes)

Since their debut in 2004, label bosses Mooqee and Tim Beatvandal (of Utah Saints) have constantly developed and evolved their party breaks sound. Neon Steve’s second outing on Bombstrikes sees him flirt with the increasingly popular trap style and old-skool garage beats. The popular funk samples commonly found on this label are replaced by heavenly female vocals, expertly placed over heavy, dubstep-esque basslines. Fresh and forward-thinking – we love it!
9/10
Download here

D33kline & Red Polo
Superman (Se7en Deadly Breaks mix) (Booty Breaks)

Se7en Deadly Breaks are on fire at the moment. Their debut release was quickly snapped up by breaks heavyweight D33kline and shot straight to No. 1 in the Beatport breaks chart. They take Eminem’s ‘Superman’ vocal and lay it over a bouncy, rolling bassline that suits the Booty Breaks vibe oh so well.
8/10
Download here

Ram Skank
All Night Skankin’ (Rory Hoy remix) (Ramskank)

With support from dance music legends Fatboy Slim and Freddy Fresh, Rory Hoy has come a long way since his first release in 2008. The inspiration behind this remix was to create a straight up, old-skool big-beat track with some reggae and hip hop thrown in for good measure. Fantastic stuff!
8/10
Download here

Sketi
Freak Music (Ruff N Fresh)

UK-based Sketi describes his sound as an apocalyptic war of ear-destroying bass madness. Intrigued? Check out his latest release on Ruff N Fresh. There’s no denying his extraordinary production skills, but sadly there’s nothing on this EP that you haven’t heard before. ‘Freak Music’ is the best of the bunch.
5/10
Download here

Phetsta feat Reija Lee
Said & Done (Kid Kenobi remix) (Klub Kids)

Klub Kids head honcho Kid Kenobi flies the moombah flag here on Phetsta’s first release for the label. What it lacks in tempo it more than makes up for in boundless energy and throbbing electro basslines. Maximum jumpiness from one of Australia’s hottest breaks and bass music producers.
7/10
Download here

Basement Freaks & Timothy Wisdom
Loopback Brother (Slynk remix) (Bombastic Jam)

Australia’s Slynk (aka Evan Chandler) is notorious for his funk-fuelled sets at the annual Shambhala music festival and his party-rocking edits supported by the likes of A.Skillz, Mooqee and Featurecast. He heads down a chilled, laid-back vibe here, perfectly demonstrating his versatile style.
7/10
Download here

Terry Hooligan feat Genesis Elijah & Ruthless
See The Signs (Ben & Lex remix) (Functional)
With their roots firmly set in the breaks scene, Exeter- based duo Ben & Lex have never shied away from embracing all manner of styles in their productions and live shows. Their latest remix is a shining example of this, masterfully weaving in and out of d’n’b, hip hop and breaks. Multi-genre excellence.
7/10
Download here

Fuzzbox INc
Let’s Dance (Omegaman Dubstrumental) (Radical Mixtape Recordings)

Australian DJ and producer Omegaman (Marc Scully) takes Fuzzbox Inc’s disco- infused original and adds his own stamp all over it. Wah-wah guitars, hearty piano loops and beefy drums really do the business on Radical Mixtape Recordings’ second release. We can’t wait to hear more from this up-and-coming new label.
7/10
Download here

Kraymon
The Understanding (Beta remix) (Dusted Breaks)

Pitched somewhere between breaks and d’n’b, Pete Horsham’s latest release escorts you on a journey through silky string sections and distorted synth loops. Beta’s remix takes things slightly heavier while the original unveils the more classic breaks style he has helped pioneer over the last decade.
7/10
Download here

TAGS: BREAKS / FEBRUARY 2013 / MIXMAG / NEON STEVE / PHETSTA

Comment

Recommendations

Name of Gallery Here

3/0 Hello everyone, this is a caption for the image you see above.