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Inspector Sands- Can’t Stop Album (Breakbeat Hardcore)

Inspector Sands Cant Stop LP

Inspector Sands reports to the operation room for a massive full LP of UK/Breakbeat Hardcore that puts the entire Hardcore scene on notice. In short, you need this album!

Starting with the euphoric piano rush of ‘Motivader’ that takes in some lively guitar riffs we continue to the epic Jungle influenced ‘Superfly’, a track with a HUGE  hook which switches midway into stomping 4×4 kicks before some big ravey riffs and euphoric piano towards the end.

‘Feel The Heat’ rekindles the 90’s hardcore sound with some added house music elements. ‘What A Rush’ continues the theme of spine-tingling pianos with some phat n chunky breaks and a rip-roaring bassline.

‘Can’t Stop’ is a unique blend of 90’s 4 Beat Hardcore style riffs with the ‘firestarter’ break and Si Genaro’s Bowie esque vocals. ‘I Call Your Name’ takes us back to the days of Billy Bunter & JDS with rolling breakbeats and some great vocals supplied by Charley.

‘Rippin’ Up Showz’ is a tough 92 influenced banger that pays homage to the likes of Seduction & Sy & Unknown. ‘Lay My Beatz’ brings together the oldskool jungle sound with today’s breakbeat hardcore style and sounds awesomely fun.

Chris Ross, Luna C & Fracus & Darwin all contribute quality remixes to the album. Also featured is my favourite track on the album ‘Dance 2016′, a glorious ode to the year of 1992. For more goosebumps check out another bonus LP track ‘Did I Dream’, a modern take on ‘Temple Of Dreams’ but so much more. We finish this wonderful album with exclusive bonus track ‘Hard Daze’ which also evokes the very best of what we lovingly refer to as ‘oldskool’.

If you love rushy uplifting Breakbeat Hardcore and appreciate outstanding musical production then be sure to grab either a CD or digital copy of this excellent LP.

Buy/Stream Links:

https://inspectorsands.bandcamp.com/releases

https://soundcloud.com/inspector-sands/sets/cant-stop-album

Elektrofant ‘Monica’ Premiere Stream

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We would like to say a very special thanks to Beatservice for letting us host the exclusive first play stream of ‘Monica’ from Elektrofant’s ‘1992’ LP. We previously reviewed this excellent LP here suffice to say that it perfectly captures the spirit of one of the best years of dance music ever.

‘Monica’ is a prime example of what’s to love about this album. Prepare to be taken back to the era of groups and artists like Altern 8, SL2 & Inner City, Take in the rolling soundtrack of Detroit Techno synths and raw UK style breakbeats interspersed with Todd Terry circa 92′ 4×4 kicks and 303 acid stabs. Be sure to check out the rest of the LP too, get it from Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes & Spotify

 

The Planet Rave Podcast Summer Special

Planet Rave Podcast Summer 2016

 

The Planet Rave Podcast Summer Special on Mixcloud features a selection of Deep/Tech House, Techno, and UK Garage old and new. Some of the artists included are Lee Pearce, Skeleton Army, Wayne Dudley, and a track by Phil Maher out soon on charity album ‘Help Ben Walk Without Pain’. More info on that charity LP can be found here.

There’s even some seminal oldskool rave from way back when tucked away in there, can you spot the track? If you like the show give this post a share.

Elektrofant – 1992 (Beatservice Records)

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Elektrofant offers a unique take on the sound of 1992. From Streets Of Rage style retro techno to twisted disco through to Detroit inspired post-breakbeat rave this is one of those absolute gems that come often on the Beatservice imprint.

Enjoy a nostalgic trip to yesteryear with the Beatservice imprint’s signature quirky twist, brilliant!!!  Out 27/08/16

Free Breaks Blog Sunday Top Picks #001

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Time for a Sunday round of big beats!!! For your Funky Breaks fix Rory Hoy Vs Kitten & The Hip have just the medicine with ‘Dirty Little Secret’ on Super Hi Fi Recordings. The Fort Knox Five remix of ‘Dirty Little Secret’ is No1 on our playlist.

And for the lovers of House Music we have plenty of goodies for your ears. The rising talent that is Chris Sammarco dazzles us with a dreamy slice of oldskool US House on the Kidology imprint, it’s called ‘I’m A Fool’ and we love it!

Black Tantra ‘Big Trouble’ on the We Jack imprint is a delightful number with summery pianos and husky vocals. Tough Love have a suitably tough number out with big whomps and twisted vocals called ‘Friday Night’. Rhythm Staircase ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ out on motion has a mid 90’s Tribal House thing going on with a hypnotic thud, Garage style beats and hypnotic horns.

When Skapes is in the joint you know the ‘Music’s Pumpin’ and it most certainly is on this nice thumping roller. And to get the warehouse party heaving is Glen Coombs on the excellent Criminal Hype imprint with the essential ‘Warehouse Jams EP’ featuring remixes from Leon & Vibe Killers.

Next up on our playlist is another great warehouse jam, namely Eyes Everywhere‘s ‘FiveO’ taken from the ‘Family & Friends Vol One’ compilation on Desert Hearts Records. Then from the warehouse to the Garage we go with Kindred Soul ‘She’s Got It’, quality classic UKG sounds out on Highly Swung Records.

Simma Black have some of their signature chugging Tech House out, this time Maur take the reigns with their ‘Nocturnal Volume EP. W.H.A.T.A.M.I spread the feelgood grooves with some bright and warm piano house called ‘Domino’ out on MVMT. On a deeper tip is the wonderful sounds of Black Coffee with ‘Buya’ remixed by Loco Dice out on Get Physical.

On DeFunkt Recordings, Stayin’ Low & Chinooq go in with big euphoric pianos just the way we love ‘em. Check out their ‘Al Fresco EP’, it’s a gem.  Kryder whip up a ravey storm with a stomping remix of Bob Sinclair ‘Someone Who Needs Me’ on Spinin‘. Fat! Records provide some ‘Late Night Chill’ with their new compilation featuring material of a laid back nature from their back cat plus some fresh new tracks too.

Staying in more of a chilled mood we have Oxen Butcher with their melodic ‘Chills EP’. and from chilled to Funky, Karmic Power Records funks us up with FunkyOne‘s ‘Behind The Love’. No18 on our top picks playlist is a huge collab between Lupe Fuentes & Todd Terry ‘Jack In The House’ out via In The Loop.

Our House Music picks draw to a close with some choice cuts from Project Soul on Exhilarated Recordings, the sparkling soulful vocal house of ‘Question My Love’ is a must for your ears. Layout & Maverik‘s ‘Hot For You’ buzzes with electrifying synths and tough beats. It’s out now on Substance.  Hoodrat‘s ‘Come Back EP’ on DeFunkt Recordings features the gorgeous Garagey groove ‘Love Me Because’ featured at No21 in our playlist.

JONO dons some shiny Techno boots for the dark pumping ‘Knocking On The Sky EP’ on DualOrbit Recordings, get your stomp on for this one!!!  Raveskool Recordings have only gone and released the best NuSkool Hardcore track of 2016. You can thank the talented duo of Monks & Mort for the rushin’ ‘ardcore of ‘Don’t You Want’, it’s massive!

Another incredibly talented artist, one we have tons of love for is Motivbreaks. He has a new EP out on VIM containing two lush tracks that combine 92 Rave, Breaks, House & Garage all in his signature haunting yet euphoric style.

On the mellow mid-tempo bass tip is Eliphante whose ‘Catching On’ gives Major Lazer a serious run for the money when it comes to downright catchy sounds. The Art aud imprint has the second of it’s ‘Secret Rave EPs’ out featuring oldskool hardcore style tracks by Anybody Anytime,  G-23 + RivetMylerTextasy who clearly loves the classic video game ‘Streets Of Rage’

We go into some futuristic Footwork and plenty of Drum & Bass kicking off with a great experimental track from Fekix‘s new EP on Good Street Records. Gradual & Impak have a huge EP for free up on Technique Recording‘s Soundcloud page. Beat Assassins ‘Deny’ opens with a striking intro leading into organ driven vocal DnB plus a remix from DJ Rap!

MC Fats has a brand new EP of awesome collabs with Alibi, Brother, Mini M, Squarewave & Serum continuing his excellent series of releases on his U Understand Me imprint. Caspar & Rusko team up for an EP of slickly produced cutting edge Grime/Bass music titled the ‘Fruity Loops EP’, it is of course fiyaah!!

Out on Rasta Vibez for lovers of Vinyl & Ragga Jungle, Mystic Pulse & Gunman provide the fiyah beats and vocals that will have crowds jumping! North Base‘s latest release is the stunning big room vocal DnB of ‘I Found You’ out on Audioporn. And we conclude this round-up with some deep ground breaking DnB from Ed:It, Handra & Mystic State on the cutting edge Addictive Behaviour label.

Enjoy what remains of your weekend. If you’re lovin the tunes we featured here they are all available to purchase from reputable online retailers. Give this post a share and let your friends know about the tunes!

Impact- The Cole Train VIP (UK Garage)

Impact- The Cole Train VIP (UK Garage)

Originally part of a free release DJ Impact’s ‘Cole Train’ gets a VIP from the man himself which is a sick 138 Trek influenced rolling breakbeat garage banger.

Further remixes are supplied by Moony with a skanking grimey UK Funky style refix. A machine gun delivery rapid fire grime refix from Tigs picks up the tempo while Pud & Dan revisit the Dubstep sound of the late 00’s reliving some great memories.

Buy ‘The Cole Train VIP’ here

Free Breaks Blogs Picks Of The Week 14 08 16

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Featured below is a playlist of tracks taken from 55 current releases in pretty much all fields of dance/bass music

Starting with the Breakbeat Disco funk of Discotron’s remix for Audio Jacker then moving into some bassy house beats from Black Girl/White Girl & Skapes. Next up is Sub Slayers new release by Rony Blue and produced by King Yoof, amazing voice and top class production on this infectious summery Reggae Bass tune.

Also in the playlist is Bobby Harvey’s new track for 18 099 Records remixed by RyKy, wait for the drop on this beaut!! The Detroit Project take us back to.. well Detroit of course with their new release on Sweep The Floor, ravey!!!

Sirmo’s ‘Take The Shot’ is a dark injection of bass taken from their new EP on Low Pitched Records. The very tasty Gawp Dub is next taken from Bang Tidy’s new one for Night6 Shift Sound. How about a bit of Techno courtesy of the Divide remix of Eddie Amador ‘Crazy’ out now on Freakin909

We’re a bit late posting this one but better late than never, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on sanXero’s retake of the classic ‘Rescue Me’ originally sang by Debbie Malone. Keeping on that classic tip how about this great remix of ‘Let The Music Play’ by Angelo Scalici (Free Download)

Somewhere between Speed Garage, House & Techno is Bodhi ‘Groove’ from their new EP on W&O Street Tracks. We move from House to Dark Jungle in Liquid Alliance ‘Hazme Sonar’ on Ravenoyz Recordings. We jump straight back into the uplifting party vibes after that with Tali Muss ‘Summer Vibes’ (Free Download)

Dots Per Inch Ft Bia want to ‘Fix You’ with some infectious vocal deep house. Gordon John joins Traxsource chart topping label Hedonistic with a tough funky chugger with 303 stabs ‘While It Spins’. Gray & AN;RO tell us to ‘Respect Your Girl’ with a great Nu Disco/Deep House crossover track as part of the new Sleazy Deep compilation.

Some firing snarling DnB from DJ Ransome next. ‘Creepy Crawlies’ packs in the atmosphere and intense basslines for an addictive roller. On the Jungle tip The Freestylers remix RDX ‘Pull Up Selecta’ for a tasty free download. Ground Mass unveils sister imprint Air Mass with a great EP of dark tribal experimental sounds at 160BPM from Beatnok. Future Wildstyle have a free 2 track EP of growling 130BPM Jungle Breaks you should snap up quick, it’s a free download too

We’re about halfway through now with an amazing track by Basic Forces, deep melodic DnB up for a free download. Osk Kosh remakes rave anthem ‘Rockin’ Down The House’ into a firing shot of Ragga Jungle/Breakcore as part of ‘The Brext Episode EP’ on Jigsore Digital. Moving back into House/Techno realms we have a thumper of a track by Hutchy on Articulate Sound. From thumpers to more soulful sounds thanks to Subsound & Strutter with a lovely free track.

Hard drums and bubblin’ angry bass. It can only be INKPHET’s new EP on Viral Mental full of crunching dark dark DnB beats. Need to cool down after that? Raphasosyk has the medicine for your ears Deep House style with ‘Broken Clock Melody’ on afrika motion. Matthias Leisegang follows with undoubtedly one of the best tracks of 2016. That’s right, you heard it, one of the best. ‘My Body’ comes with incredible remixes, it’s a underground anthem and out now on DRUM Records

More gorgeous House Music next via Muskox Records, Marco Colomba & Beth. ‘Slow Heart Beat’ is a scintillating track with guitar licks, deep bass and slapping beats not to mention stunning vocals. Time for some pianos now, Stuart Ojelay serves up the summer goodness with ‘Don’t Let Go’. Electrik Cat features next with ‘WTF’ from their new EP on In The Loop, a big slice of Ghetto House with heavy stabs, pounding beats and Hip Hop vox.

Next is 3 tracks currently out on the Future Follower imprint from Jubley, Skuvlow & Gribzy. As always it’s cutting edge bass music sounds the likes you will not hear anywhere else. House action again with the next track in the playlist. Roog ‘Buzzin’ taken from their new EP on Simma Black is a perfect speaker teaser. Hott Like Detroit ‘Paradise’ follows taken from their new release on Audio Rehab, A nice combo of tough drums and jazzy chords.

Vanilla Ace takes a famous sax lick and fashions it into a great club anthem called ‘Gee’. Luke Davidson drops some lushious deep and soulful house sounds with ‘Honey Come’ featuring vocals from Brooke davis out now on Myriad Black. Out now on Amplified Records is Martin Hellfritzsch’s new release of which featured is the deep dubby chugger ‘Hustle’

Kideko & George Kwali’s ‘Crank gets a vocal makeover which only adds to the instant appeal. Next up a trio of tracks from recent output on the Country Club Disco imprint. Garage House with a tropical vibe from MRJ’s new LP. The elegance of Chicago and toughness of detroit combined on a bouncey number from Cleary. And just all round trippy brilliance from Eyes Everywhere.

Kowton strips Dusky’s ‘Sort It Out Sharon’ to the bone but keeps the dark rave hazy intensity of the original. VEB takes us on a progressive romantic ride of DnB to kick back to on Viral Mental. From hazy keys at 174bpm to towering techno from Leo Lipolis on Konneqt with a commanding vocal. And from full on Techno to a slapping funky house track from Sakke taken from their new EP on motion recs.

Some Latin heat from Swindle precedes strong peaking tech house from Drift supported by the likes of Brandon Block and custom built for rocking the white isle. Bando & Jorgie revisit the true House sound with a rocking NuSkool house number with awesome spoken word vocals

Unified Audio’s Year 2 compilation is out now featuring deep musical visions of the minds of some of Bass music’s finest such as Provoke whose track features in the playlist. Punk meets Synthwave meets Electronica for the electrifying current single by Jaguar Ma. We finish with a flourish including a huge techno track from the pioneer himself Mr Kevin Saunderson then 3 tracks on the Simma Black/Red imprints by artists whose very names scream high quality beats, namely Wax Worx, Martin Ikin & Lowsteppa. Hope you enjoyed this round up. Give the blog a share on Twitter, Facebook and your socials of choice

Interface – Bleep Off! (Bleep N’ Bass)

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Mike Ash is back on legendary Sheffield label Ozone with two new Bleep N Bass style Techno Tracks

 

Underground Rave Music legend Mike Ash revives his Interface alias for some Bleep N’ Bass style Warehouse Techno mayhem on Ozone Recordings.

‘Bleep Off!!’ takes us back to the glory days of the early rave scene. The Proto Breakbeat Hardcore sound known as ‘Bleep N’ Bass’ reverberated throughout the city of Sheffield and across the UK back in the early 90s. The energetic tracks on this brand new EP by Interface revisit the sounds made famous by the likes of Unique 3 and Nightmares On Wax and we can’t help feeling this genre was gone too soon!!!

Snap up this great release by a true legend of the rave era and enjoy a trip back in time!!!!

http://www.funklabs.com/artists/ozone-recordings/releases

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