Archive for the ‘Electronica’ Category

Nuphlo – Digital Culture Clash

Nuphlo - Digital Culture Clash

Nuphlo ‘Digital Culture Clash’ is an absolutely amazing fusion of Jungle, Footwork, Bass, Dub and Classical South Asian music that truly needs and deserves to be heard

Nuphlo shows some incredible talent  on his ‘Digital Culture Clash’ LP. Through the course of this album you will hear a mind blowing array of sounds seamlessly fusing with each other. Decades of sound, numerous sub genres all expertly crafted into the fantastic tracks that make up this sound clash.

The clever blend of traditional South Asian music with a variety of contemporary sounds and tempos is something rare, this writer certainly can’t think of another example. If you love Jungle, Footwork, Hip Hop and Bass music in general, there is so much to be loved on ‘Digital Culture Clash’

So many styles are on display in this wonderful collage of music and rhythm. Included on this 14 track grand opus are collabs aplenty including ‘Mountains’ with Sukh Knight but the Free Breaks Blog fave has to be the 92/93 Junglistic vibism of ‘Rumba Box’

Dive into this musical delight, one of the best albums to have graced the speakers of Free Breaks HQ!!!

Alwaan – Amaranth Purple EP

Amaranth Purple EP

Alwaan makes an indelible mark on the melodic techno sound with the ‘Amaranth Purple EP’

Alwaan is surely a true master of hypnotising and captivating strings. The dossier will state with certainty that ‘Amaranth Purple’ is thing of beauty that conveys through music the eye-catching brilliance of the plant that gives this tune it’s name

‘Deep Carmine’ evokes seas of the colour red with sweeping, majestic ambience perfect for an early hours setting or for simply getting lost into at a time, space and location of your choice

We’re very keen on making David Lynch references on here lately and it doesn’t seem out of place to mention the auterre artiste here. We’re sure he would love Alwaan’s ‘Amaranth Purple EP.’ We certainly do. Get it now via Eagervision Records

STK – Uncompromising Groundwork (OLGA)

STK - Uncompromising Groundwork (OLGA)

STK ‘Uncompromising Groundwork’ is the latest release on D-Edge sub-label, OLGA.  STK takes us on a dark trek through glacial ponds of minimal intricacy over 2 tracks, ‘ Boosty’, ‘ High Tech Soul’ and a remix of the latter by Gari Romalis. This is the kind of musical swim to joyously dwell upon, best consumed in the early intimate hours. Music with brains and two dancing feet.

Cryptochrome Interview + New Hip Hop LP

CRYPTO band photo 2017 copy


If you’re gonna release an album nowadays, you have to make something really damn special to let it stand out.

Cryptochrome, a three-member electro soul-rap band from Reykjavík, Iceland, have done exactly that, and then some. Eleven tracks, eleven music videos, with sonic and visual quality to drop the jaws of the most demanding targets, and all done in their spare time on next to zero budget. It really does leave you wondering, ‘what kind of sorcery are these guys using!?’

Now, with nominations, awards, and Iceland music export funding to their name, Cryptochrome are finally ready to release their album ‘more human’ to an unexpecting world. Melodic but heavy, light-hearted but powerful, relaxing and equally danceable, this is an album that transcends boundaries and welcomes the listener in with open

Melodic but heavy, light-hearted but powerful, relaxing and equally danceable, this is an album that transcends boundaries and welcomes the listener in with open arms and sends them away with an enriched experience. Cryptochrome are clearly here to make a serious impression.

Read on for an interview with Cryptochrome c/o Alex Beats

1. Whats your name and where are you from?

We are called Cryptochrome and we operate from Iceland, we all have our independent reasons for living here I (Una) am from Reykjavik. I also lived in Germany where s.o.n is from. Anik is the craziest European New Zealander mix and is born in England and also spent some years close to Hamburg, so we speak a mix of these three languages between the three of us and our music does that too, a play around on borders and mixing things up a bit. not intentionally but because that is who we are.  (more…)

VA- Weapons of Disruption [Futurepast Zine]

VA- Weapons of Disruption [Futurepast Zine]

Futurepast Zine’s mixed artist album ‘Weapons of Disruption’ showcases cutting edge bass music sounds at a variety of moods and tempos, all sounding cutting edge and essential

With contributions from Hollow, Rawtrachs, Krytikal & Rondema, ‘Weapons of Disruption’  is a deep glance into the window of the future bass music. Treat your ears and your mind to a new musical viewpoint, one that sounds amazing

Rico Tubbs & Terry Hooligan- Bass=Win Sound System Remixes

Rico Tubbs & Terry Hooligan- Bass=Win Sound System Remixes

For your listening and raving pleasure, badman don dada Rico Tubbs & Terry Hooligan present ‘Bass=Win Sound System Remixes’ with remixes from K-orse, Ryuken, John Randle, Mutantbreakz & Future Wildstyle

On the remix of ‘One & Only’ is Mutantbreakz with the bouncing Garage Breaks, Ryuken on the Bass House/Speed Garage flex and Future Wildstyle with a DnB/Footwork style flip

Remixing ‘Horns’ is John Randle giving it some Todd Terry/CLS style beats and an absolutely mental and totaly ace Mutant Bass/Bassline remix by K-orse!!!

Monoman – Cross The Void EP

Monoman - Cross The Void

Chilled and lush Future Bass from Monoman on their ‘Cross The Void EP’ for Horizon Recordings

Title track ‘Cross The Void’ revisits and redifines the Dubstep sound for a future generation. ‘Whoah!’ plays all kinds of clever technical tricks and resonates firmly in its kicks. ‘Sunny’ Ft Alex Moura is a smouldering heatwave of brilliant bluesy vocals, Pink Floydian eclectism and space age soul.

Sabo – Earth & Sun EP

Sabo - Earth & Sun EP

Sol Selectas Records hit the 50th release milestone with Sabo ‘Earth & Sun EP’

We open with ‘Young Wisdom’ featuring an ancient form of Indian instrumentation played by Eiljah Sage at the tender age of 20. This is the gentle opener to an EP of progressive moving sounds, unrivalled in originality.

‘Obatala’ has an earthern beat, steeped in mysticism and perfect for the outdoor festival season. Ecuadorian Nicola Cruz remixes ‘Obatala’ in a way that brings out the South American flavours of his roots.

Blond:ish invites us on a multi coloured mind expanding trek with a memorable fine art rethink of ‘Young Wisdom’ while Parisian Birds of Mind take hold of the mind map and escort us even further into the deep enclaves of our inner thoughts. Sol Selectas redefine Deep House once again with another tasteful release.

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