Post Tagged with: "Breakbeat"

Scarper :: Warmer Squares (Plexus)

Warmer Squares is not, however, solely reliant on resurfacing rave tropes from a previous party generation—more so it throws a current day take around what made certain aspects dance music so enjoyable; melodies, chord progressions, pure waveforms and the eclectic mash up of soul, electronic, funk and breakbeat influences. Scarper finally delivers a debut long […]

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Snowbeasts :: Rmx (M-Tronic)

Beautifully creepy, hypnotic, with brooding and tense atmospheres seconded by an avalanche of electronic grooves obtained by the machines. A few months after the publication of their innovative and futurist electronic downtempo (+ –), Snowbeasts duet (Robert Galbraith and Elizabeth Virosa) is back on the France’s M-Tronic imprint for an album exclusively made of remixes […]

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Displacer :: Curse of the Black Vinyl (Hymen / Crime League)

The sounds on offer here are rooted in dark drum ‘n’ bass and breakbeat but defy strict categorization as they push into uncharted territory of mutant hybrids. Michael Morton. Known aliases: Displacer. Musician, prolific remixer, owner of the Crime League record label. Friend to Igloo, provider of this hour-long journey. Something like 7 full-length and […]

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Underworld :: Second Toughest In The Infants – Remaster (Universal)

So is the super-deluxe set just for fans? Well, perhaps not. Again, the price is going to be a barrier to entry for some, but even if you’re just an Underworld album owner there’s never been an easier or better sounding way to quickly extend your collection with some truly fantastic material. Roll on the […]

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Poordream :: Ninetynine (Tympanik Audio)

Breakbeat electronica and speeding rhythms with ambient-psychedelic undertones, Ninetynine is romantic and sublime at the core. A beam of light in a vast space of darkness, Ninetynine—from the native Grecian sound designer John Valasis (aka Poordream)—is a conscious musical denary and his third since 2009. Serious and progressive, this release is a meditation that escapes […]

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Room Of Wires :: Asylum Sneaker EP (Section 27)

Traversing a wide spectrum of broken electronic forms, Room Of Wires is definitely one to watch if Asylum Sneaker is any indication of what’s to come. Room Of Wires—a UK duo who have never actually met—admittedly is a new outfit to these ears and Asylum Sneaker kicks off their account on Section 27 with an […]

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Burial :: Rival Dealer (Hyperdub)

Burial’s output is becoming harder and harder to predict or track, and to so boldly eschew the expected dark, angst-ridden, minor key moodiness in favor of messages of positivity, support and compassion makes Rival Dealer one of his most defining releases to date. Over the last few years it has become difficult not to associate […]

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A Tribe Called Red :: Nation II Nation (Pirates Blend)

A personal and cultural statement that unashamedly stands on the shoulders of what came before. Ottawa, Ontario outfit A Tribe Called Red return with a second album of Native American stylings set to thoroughly modern bass heavy foot-moving music, drawing influences from dubstep, trap and other such journalistic classifications. This DJ/producer crew are made up […]

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ALTERN 8 (Mark Archer) :: Armageddon Remixes (Balkan Vinyl)

RAVE ARMAGEDDON ALERT! Don your Hazmat suit, fix your protective mask! Mark Archer, Balkan Vinyl and a host of remixers invite you to fight the infection of global music zombies with “Armageddon.” Ward off the evils of EDM, X Factor, Pop Idol & Daft Punk’s saviours of dance music lounge with this classic rave release alongside […]

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Atiq & EnK :: Fear Of The Unknown (Tympanik Audio / Mindtrick)

A swirling mix of electronic, classical, trip-hop, dubstep and breakbeat influences permeate Fear of the Unknown, creating a wonderfully cerebral and intriguing experience. Listening to Atiq & EnK’s excellent debut album, Fear of the Unknown, it’s surprising to learn that Pim Arnoldus came from a predominantly metal music background, Guido started off in the promotion […]

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WISP :: Music over status

Wisp belongs to that rare group who genuinely prioritize music over status, identifiable, ironically, by their failure to boast about any such preference. And whilst this can make promotion a nightmare, or simply non-existent, it does bode well for the electronic community at large, supposing that one enjoys the seemingly eternal treasure-hunt for electronic gold. Wisp […]

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Radioactive Man :: Waits And Measures Remixed (WANG Trax)

This remix package is a veritable feast of finely executed takes on an already excellent release. The double vinyl comes with inserted download codes for all eleven remixes plus there’s a dub version of the album to get your teeth into too—all available from the link below. [Release page] A busy 2012 has seen Radioactive Man deliver […]

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Patscan :: Stum Futter EP (Digital Distortions)

As a package of rugged electro and experimental industrial, the Stum Futter EP is the perfect blend for late night after-hours where the groove is more important than the process. [Release page] Patscan (aka Pat Hime) offers a pair of high-energy electro-techno industrialism in the form of the Stum Futter extended player. Mad-Tek and Spandex […]

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Cloaks :: Versions Grain (3BY3)

Cloaks’ debut album Versus Grain was a sophisticated, logical extension of the marriage of dubstep and dark hop, with its original, fibrous roots in Mick Harris’ Scorn—a hard, autistically-absorbed beat bashing against an electrified fence of sputtering but well-tuned noise. The most unspeakable things have be done to wonderful, wobbly dubstep since it stepped beyond […]

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Takaaaki :: Netsu (Rotoreleif)

Focusing more on the voids buried between beat and bass, Takaaaki finds dark crevasses and pulls them up to the surface with a lively, almost tribal feel. [Release page] Ueda Takaaki (operating under the Takaaki pseudenym) takes minimal dub to a whole new level. He admits in a Rotoreleif press-release that Netsu is not usual […]

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Radioactive Man :: Waits & Measures (WANG Trax)

Radioactive Man, or one half of Two Lone Swordsman (with Andrew Weatherall) has been a consistent presence in electronic music—keeping things strictly straight up electro-machine-funk from classic release Tiny Reminders (as TLS) through to this, his fourth solo release on new imprint WANG Trax. [Release page] Back in the day I spent many hours in a […]

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Maduro :: Catching Bullets (Octofoil)

No matter how disparate this might sound, everything is held together through the theme of carnival-esque gypsy sounds and samples from turn-of-the-century phonographs. [Release page] I reviewed Maduro’s brilliantly conceived Black Magic Kingdom, which used samples taken from a trip to the French Quarter of New Orleans as its impetus, and I found his sound […]

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DUB MAFIA :: Dangers at breakneck speed

Since forming just two years ago, Bristol based Dub Mafia have become one of the most formidable acts in the UK dance scene and beyond. The seven-piece band are synonymous with blending drum and bass, dub, dubstep, breakbeat and world music to create their own unique sound. And, with a strict policy of ‘no backing […]

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The rare and intriguing talent of Rachel Ellektra

Rachel Ellektra is a rare and intriguing talent. She’s been playing keyboards since the age of five, ventured into violin at age seven, and took up the guitar aged just eight. Her musical virtuosity didn’t stop there and she would later progress into DJ’ing, as well as experimenting in bands. Today, she runs Axis Trax, […]

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