Check out this free EP from Spamm Kidd, blending Footwork, Ghetto Bass, Breakbeat and Rave influenced sounds all together into a unique and fresh sounding melting pot of beats, impossible to pigeonhole but great on the ears!!!
Archive for the ‘Breaks’ Category
The Supersonic Army has a new album out soon and you owe it yourself to invest in a copy, 9 tracks in total, this LP has a great analogue style sound, firmly rooted in timeless dance music sounds with a nod to the 90s sound, shades of old skool rave/hardcore,techno, house & broken beats, electro, The Prodigy circa 91-95, its all in there including a heavy downtempo/hip hop track featuring Jack Light. Be prepared to be taken on an epic journey, check out the preview clips below:
Digital copies will be available from the 1st December but if you would like a CD copy plus some other goodies, you can pre order here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/horror-in-paradise
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We kick off this round up with some multi genre essential freebies like this booty breaks/trap remix by Otter
And a couple of freebies from Future Jungle Blog including a remix comp, details below
WHAT put a bit of new shine on a classic vocal house anthem
Dave Remix drops a 140 remix of Chase & Status’ ‘Eastern Jam’ with plenty of amens and and squelchy bass, filthy!!!
And if you like a bit of Old Skool ‘Ardcore, then Chiqui & Strictly Nuskool Blog have a fresh free EP out that will take you way back in the day!!!
Origin House pay tribute to the late Mark Bell with a remix of of the timeless bleep n bass classic ‘LFO’
Remix master Nicky Allen turns in a blinding remix of Swift & Zinc’s ”A Musical Box’
Plus more original Oldskool Hardcore style goodness from Firefox Demon
Support a great cause and get some great beats by buying this massive deep bass compilation from Unified Audio, an essential album that takes in deep dubstep, DnB and Future Jungle from the likes of RUFUS! Hybrid Logic and many more
And fresh on Kode 5 is Galvatron’s ‘Bring It Back EP’, rolling Future Jungle/140 Bass and epic Rave Breaks!!!
The Beatslappaz come correct once again with another sure fire dancefloor winner. Turning Dylan Francs and Major Lazer’s ” We Make It Bounce” into a deadly, booty breaks bomb!
The Bombstrikes label are celebrating their 10th year in the game this year and are continuing the party over at Juno Download. For a very limited time you can grab all kinds of goodies for free and hugely discounted.
Bombstrikes have worked very hard for it but can easily be described as THE best label for funky, mid tempo bass music around. Starting things off way back in 2004 with Beat Vandals classic mashup ep Volume 1, things really kicked off for the label with Mooqee’s Volume 2 and the DJ Shadow sampling “Funk Machine Man”
This track was picked up by every turntablist, DJ, music nut on the planet and was hammered by the likes of Mixmaster Mike, Krafty Kuts, A Skillz and many, many more.
After that the labels place was pretty much cemented with more and more fans getting involved with every release. After several tracks and ep’s from the label owners they started to draft in the very best artists around to release banger after banger. Tracks from A Skillz, Nick Thayer, Featurecast, Qdup Foundation and Ali B spread that funky goodness afar and then looking to the future they signed up more talent with Pimpsoul, Bryx, Herbgrinder, Neon Steve and more joining the camp to fully nail their place as the best.
This week you can grab a special VIP of Mooqee & Herbgrinder’s “Sound Around Town” from Juno for free and whilst doing so be entered into a special competition to win the entire Bombstrikes back catalogue. That’s a lot of dancefloor ammunition right there. Click on the player below.
Also whilst you’re there you can pick up two specially reduced bundles from the label. First off “Party Classics”
And secondly “Future Bombs”
Just in case some of the awesome sounds had slipped your mind then check out the killer, 10 years in 10 minutes mix Mooqee and Beat Vandals put together earlier in the year.
The bass don is back with another on point re-edit for free download. Taking the classic sounds of The Goodfellas “Soul Heaven” Mafia Kiss creates a low slung, bass heavy, dancefloor burner that has been ripping up raves since he debuted it at this years Kazantip festival. Don’t sleep on this one!
This is your first full EP for Warehouse Wax after having featured on the Ruffneck Riddims’ series of Eps and remixng Vinyl Junkie & Sanxion’s ‘Talk Too Much’ along with featuring on ‘We’re Not Dead: the 3rd Chapter’, for over a decade and a half you have been producing in various different styles and have had releases on numerous imprints such as Top Drawer Digital, Definition Breaks and Future Followers to name just a few, So, lets talk about this EP entitled ‘Outrageous’ which over 8 tracks, takes the listener through a variety of diverse styles, does this represent where you’re at musically right now?
Yes i think it does, I enjoy creating music in various styles mainly because I listen to such a diverse cross section of music, one min I want to dig out a House banger followed by a high tempo Drum & Bass track. The only style this EP doesn’t cover I’m currently loving is the UK Garage Revival I’m loving. But you’ll find I’ve been dabbling in the UKG Scene recently.
In the last few years, people who follow your music might have pigeonholed what you do a bit as a lot of what came out from 2010 onwards was 140/Future Jungle but here we have tracks like ‘The Big Throwback’ and ‘Broken Glass’ along the more ravey ‘Dance With Me’ and dubby 140 of ‘Sweet Reggae Music’, is it fair to say you were looking push the envelope and showcase a bit of diversity with this new EP?
I’m always looking to push the envelope and learn new skills but more so to evolve my music, I think most people would recognise a Strange Rollers track as i seem to have a approach I stick to in most tracks but I love what comes from that little extra spice you add to a track that doesn’t necessarily fit that Genre. The 140 tracks will always be my passion but i love dropping down to the low BPM’s and experimenting.
You’ve had a few tracks out on Warehouse Wax prior to this EP, how did you meet up with Vinyl Junkie and what led to those first few releases on the label?
I think I first knew John through the original Hardcore Breaks scene in the mid/late 2000’s, kept badgering him with tracks. Even though they weren’t up to scratch I think he saw something in what I made and from that date really kept in contact. I think my levels have improved so its been great to get involved with the Warehouse Wax label. We also hooked up way back to start the 140 Youtube channel with Lucas Morris from Top Drawer Digital
Out of the massive back catalogue of tracks you’ve made over the years, which ones are you personal favourites?
That’s a hard one as never really thought about that but one track that stands out as a track that got me noticed was my ‘Dark Love’ track that Definition Breaks released as there first release and got featured by Jay Cunning on his now legendary Breaks show on Kiss.
Recently had the chance to remix a Victor Simonelli track officially with Chris Bad Habit and tbh i really like our resulting remix, should be out later this year on a big anniversary release on his Label
I also really like the Shabba Ranks re-rub I did ‘Pirates’
Tell us a few of your all time and current fave producers?
Frankie Bones, Rheji Burrell for my early picks in House
Rick Rubin for Hip Hop
Goldie for D&B
Stanton Warriors for Breaks
KANT (Denmark) for current house
And which tunes are on rotation right now on the Strange Rollers playlist?
Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants KANT Remake
Sanxion – Interzone (Downbeat)
S.P.Y. – Frozen (Hospital)
Lunate – Pawn Shop Romance (100% Silk)
The Magician – Sunlight
Lights – Muscle Memory
DJ Shadow – Six Days (Machinedrum Remix)
These are the ones that come to mind that are really doing it for me on all levels and styles
It always amazes me how much of a prolific producer you are, how do you draw inspiration for all these beats?
I put it down to the love of music and the constant crazing to make something better
If you could work on a track with anyone from now or way back when, who would it be?
KRS1 – Who wouldn’t want to work on a track with him
And if you could remix any tune of your choice, which one would you choose and why?
Ooo this is a tuff one, im sure after this interview I’ll think of something else but off the top of my head I’d say Orbital – Belfast
Are there any unfulfilled goals or aspirations of yours musically?
100’s i just don’t know what they are!
Could you offer a bit of advice for a up and coming producer?
Practice Practice Practice and just jam, make what you like
And finally, any shout outs & big ups?
Big shouts to Eddie Voyager, John Vinyl Junkie, Lucas, Tony & Skin (Radiokillaz), Chris Bad Habit, Naza, Digital Pilgrimz, Jay Cunning & Terry Hooligan (On-The Rise) Digitally Mashed, Rich & Deller & Jimmy Dineen, Alex (100Me)The Nasty Squad, Beats without Boarders (Tariq), Lika Marques, Anne Allison, Sanxion, , DJ Demo, Nefti, George CRS, Gaz P , Kenny Ivey, Pete Walton, Bassbird, Brewster Bee, Manion, Bennie D, Flashback, Retropolis, Jon Doe, Dani & Gerard Burton, Paul BassRock, The Imperial Brothers, Bassbird, Mellow Theory, Ann D, Grant Waller, Nick Debanke and Glowkid for all their musical support & inspiration
You can stream a minimix of the ‘Outrageous EP’ forthcoming on Warehouse Wax here:
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