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The International Bass EP

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Very pleased to announce the release of our latest exclusive tracks in the form of the International Bass EP. Reaching far and wide to three corners of the globe we have pulled together tracks from Blanilla (Romania), D-Funk, (Australia) and Joe C (U.S.A) which showcase the ongoing worldwide talent in the breaks and bass scene.

The tracks range from deep, garagey breakbeats, to old skool inspired stompers and hip hop mashed bassline business. All have been tried and tested on the floor by each one of our artists and have now been released to the masses for maximum dancefloor carnage.

 

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. No money will be asked for this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. You will be added to the Free Breaks Blog mailing list to keep you informed of any future mixes, tracks or features we think you’ll be interested in.  You can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail.

 

http://www.facebook.com/blanilla
http://twitter.com/djblanilla

http://www.facebook.com/dfunkbreaks
http://www.dfunk.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/djjoecmusic
http://www.twitter.com/djjoec

 

Electro Swing Roundup – May ’15

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Swingamajig 2015

Well what can I say..? I know that we’ve kept banging on about it, but we can truly say that the bar has been raised. Swingamajig has come of age this year and was absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere was stunning and the quality of acts was second to none. Congratulations to the Electric Swing Circus, C@ in the H@, and all the organisers who did such a fantastic job pulling this together. My own highlights? The Dutty Moonshine Big Band absolutely rocked, great to see Chinese Man bring their downtempo hip hop grooves, Elle & the Pocket Belles with Mistatrick, and of course getting to do my own Silverscreen Soundsytem VJ show. If you missed it this year, then put the date in your diary because there is no better festival to choose on the vintage circuit than this.

Right. Let’s hit the music.

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Top of the class goes to another fantastic and free compilation from Speakeasy Electro Swing in Montreal. Who else gives you this much fresh new content for free? Well done guys. Dive on in and see what goodies you can find!

A modern classic getting tweaked by Phibes:

And your boy Phibes again getting funky with Caro:

Swing? Ghetto? Yep and yep. You know what’s coming…

It’s never a bad time to drop Etta James’ I Just Wanna Make Love to you and even more so with a new C@ in the H@ mashup version:

Deep, sexy and grooving jazzy beats from Frizzo. Very nice.


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Hexadecimal + Kurnel MC – Cold Rock 2015

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To celebrate New Zealand music month starting today, we have a very special exclusive free download from Hexadecimal (currently residing in NZ) and native NZ man, Kurnel MC.

DJ Hexadecimal re-invigorates, re-ignites and re-unites with the Kurnel MC to breathe new life into his 2005 classic breakbeat banger “Cold Rock” with Heavy guitar basslines, rollicking drums and Funk-Rock attitude.
The Kurnel brings his ever-present energy and hype to deliver a storyline on how the music should always be the reason for rocking with no cold, ulterior motives attached.

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. No money will be asked for this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. You will be added to the Free Breaks Blog mailing list to keep you informed of any future mixes, tracks or features we think you’ll be interested in.  You can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail.

 

Show them some love for this killer free tune by following their pages.

http://soundcloud.com/hexadecimal
http://soundcloud.com/kurnelmc

https://www.facebook.com/thekurnelmc
http://distinctiverecords.com/hexadecimal

The Pre Valentines Massacre – Krossbow

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After the success of their first event with Titan Sound, Doctor Hooka aptly supported by the Relative Dimensions crew of Leygo, F-Block, Crash Groove and Psychotropic Frequencies have pulled out all the stops for the second. Drafting in glitch – funk – ghetto – bass wizards Krossbow as headliners you can expect some serious bassquakes and severe roadblocks in Frome on the 13th Feb.

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A beautifully timed pre valentine night, bring your loved one along for a heavy night of upfront tunes from some of the freshest selectors around. At only £7 a ticket, you’d be mad to miss out , cheap night for the missus too ;) Tickets are available NOW direct from the venue, Kushi & Raves From The Grave or hit up Doctor Hooka direct.

To celebrate the upcoming event we have some seriously good freebies to wet your appetite. First off a thumping ghetto funkin’ rework of the Beastie Boys classic “Sure Shot” from Leygo. That flute loop is sooo good and now matched up with some Leygo basslines and crunchy beats you have a serious dancefloor smasher.

 

And secondly one of the busiest DJ’s on the circuit Doctor Hooka, lays down a pre party set featuring tracks and remixes from all of the artists playing on the night.

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Crashgroove-Rip Hop (Groove Hookaz Re-Edit)
Beck-Loser (Leygo Remix)
Leygo ft. G-Get Yourself Killed (Coming soon to Relative Dimensions)
Doctor Hooka & Leygo-The Harder They Come
Doctor Hooka ft. D-Mic & Daysta-Clappaz (Leygo Unreleased Remix)
Psychotropic Frequencies-Fudge Pudge
Wilkinson-Take You Higher (F-Block Remix)
Krossbow-Jigsaw
Crashgroove-Rotten Dancer
Psychotropic Frequencies-Pump Your Fist
Melonie Gillet-Snap Shot (F-Block Remix)
Olux & Teknizm-Modern Stalking (Krossbow Remix)
Opiuo-Robo Booty (Krossbow Remix)
Leygo-Organ Donor
Crashgroove-Poison
B-Side vs SKETI-Superstylin’ (F-Block Mash)

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. No money will be asked for this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. You will be added to the Free Breaks Blog mailing list to keep you informed of any future mixes, tracks or features we think you’ll be interested in.  You can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail.

 

So make sure if you are anywhere near the area to get your asses down. In fact even if you’re nowhere near, make the effort, it’s gonna be a sick night!

Check out all the artists playing at the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doctor-Hooka
https://www.facebook.com/officialkrossbow
https://www.facebook.com/Crashgroove
https://www.facebook.com/pages/F-Block
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leygo
https://www.facebook.com/PsychotropicFrequencies

The Reptiles – Get It Played

The Reptiles - Get It Played

 

Our second Reverbnation winner was Russian based breaker The Reptiles. Already with several releases under his belt on labels such as Subtribe, Elektroshok and Breakz R Boss, The Reptiles (aka Kirill Skotnikov) is a promising young producer with a unique take on the breaks and beats sound.

His winning track  ‘Get It Played’, is a roughed up ride through big beat, breaks and low end with a serious nod towards the electro punk ethos of The Prodigy. After hearing the filthy distorted guitars on the intro we knew we had something special on our hands. Speaker busting beats, screeching synths and a real sense of the big beat  era. It was really refreshing to hear something that hinted on a sound from years back but with a fresh new approach and ignoring the current ‘in sound’ to create a completely unique slice of dance music

We drafted in booty breaks & bass masters The Beatslappaz on remix duties who served up some delicious bass frequencies for your ears. Stripping the track back completely they rework the vocal around  a steppy break with warping sub bass and a chirpy synth melody. This is right up there with their latest sound, delving deep into the bass and breaks sound being championed by the Stanton Warriors, Mafia Kiss etc. Speaking of the Stanton’s keep ‘em peeled for The Beatslappaz remix competition winning version of Marten Horger’s ‘Oh Girl’ which is soon to be released on their label Punks! For all things Beatslappaz, hit up their Soundcloud.

 

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. No money will be asked for this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. You will be added to the Free Breaks Blog mailing list to keep you informed of any future mixes, tracks or features we think you’ll be interested in.  You can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail.

 

1. Congrats on being picked as winners. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, for those that don’t know please tell us, who are you, what do you do and what style(s) of music do you play?

My name is Kirill Skotnikov, I am the founder of the project The Reptiles, my work is focused on genres of music such as Breakbeat, Big Beat of Dubstep and Electronic music.

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2. Tell us a bit about what you’re working on at the moment, any releases on the horizon?

I am currently working on a few new tracks, which plans to publish in 2015, it will be a mixture of Breaks and Dubstep, Electronics and Vocals.

3. Do you DJ? Any residencies or regular slots we can catch you at?

No, I’m not a DJ, music is my hobby, my passion, but I do not play at clubs and performing in live, so you can not get on my performance :)

4. What production software / hardware do you use?

All my songs are written in the program FL Studio…

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5. What got you into electronic music? What made you choose your current style and sound?

For myself, I chose not to a single genre, but at least a few, it Breaks and Breakbeat and Dubstep and Big Beat and Electronics, in all these genres attracts me dynamics and power of sound, rhythm and bass.

6. Which other artists past and present have inspired you?

I have always been inspired and continue to inspire the same performers as Prodigy,Chemical Brothers, Crystal Method, Fat Boy Slim and Pendulum.

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7. What do you get up to outside of music?

I enjoy when working on their music, it’s my passion, my hobby, I like to do it as well as I am happy when listening to my music and my fans to comment on it.

8. What do you think it means to be a successful DJ or producer?

I think to be a successful DJ and producer, primarily it be on demand, to be loved by his audience.

9. What can we expect from you over the course of 2015 and beyond?

In 2015, I plan to release a few releases, possibly with remixes from outside producers, as well as create a full-length album from several previous and new releases.

10. Anything else you would like to add?

I wish you all good luck and love, good mood, never lose heart and always enjoy the fiery rhythms of the project The Reptiles :)

 

https://soundcloud.com/the-reptiles
http://www.beatport.com/artist/the-reptiles/174832
http://www.junodownload.com/artists/The+Reptiles/releases/
https://twitter.com/TheReptiles

Rats Music – Straight Ballin’

Rats Music - Straight Ballin'

 

The first of our recent Reverbnation competition winners is Philadelphia based hip-hop, electro funk collective R@ts Music. Consisting of three members Connor Hansell (synths & production), Keith Wadsworth (lead guitar & synthesizer) and Gralin Hughes (live digital art).

Their track ‘Straight Ballin’ , caught the Free Breaks teams ears from the get go, with the initial funked up riff an instant head nodder. As the track progresses Connors exquisite synth work and production bring the track into firm dancefloor material with hefty beats and crazy, off the wall FX . Just past the one minute mark we get served an insanely funky, electro riff that just makes you want to move those feet. After the first break Keith jumps in with some sick guitar solo action that takes the track up another notch into loose your s**t territory. This is one of those tracks where every element just works so well and these guys blend everything into a stand out party track.

As if this wasn’t enough we wanted to make this a really special package and after hearing the track for the first time we knew the mighty Funkanomics would make perfect remixers to round of the release. They very kindly agreed and managed to fit it into their busy schedule and the results are expectedly massive. Taking the original sample they layer a deceiving disco-funk / 4×4 intro into the sounds before dropping into a chunky, glitched out bass wobble with slick percussion and hard hitting beats. The Funkanomics crew really are at the top of their game at the moment and this remix is yet another example of their production prowess. Currently working hard on their next Adapted Records release, you can check out all their previous tracks over at Juno & Beatport. Be sure to follow them over at Soundcloud for all their latest music.

Enough words, check out the tracks for yourselves below and read through our feature with R@s Music. We will be holding another Reverbnation competition soon so keep ‘em peeled.

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. No money will be asked for this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. You will be added to the Free Breaks Blog mailing list to keep you informed of any future mixes, tracks or features we think you’ll be interested in.  You can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail.

1. Congrats on being picked as winners. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, for those that don’t know please tell us, who are you, what do you do and what style(s) of music do you play?

Thank you for selecting us! This is such a great opportunity for us to connect with new artists and new listeners.
We are R@S. We consist of three members from Philadelphia. Connor Hansell a producer, Keith Wadsworth a guitar/synth player, and Gralin Hughes a visual artist. We make music that might be considered Hip-hop electro soul/glitch R@S always focuses on live performances that incorporate live instruments and that engage the audience through an eclectic mix of music and visual arts

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2. Tell us a bit about what you’re working on at the moment, any releases on the horizon?

We’ve been in the studio crafting our debut full length for sometime, not shying away from the single and remix hustle for certain though… We have a glitchy R@S look at our homies Maggs Bruchez’s single “Whole House” and you can grab a sample of that at www.soundcloud.com/embymusic look for a digital release via iTunes and Spotify within the next couple weeks. Honestly Emby Records is curating some phenomenal nu disco and proper house tracks, we were so excited to get an opportunity to show some love with the remix!

3. Do you DJ? Any residencies or regular slots we can catch you at?

Currently we do not have any residencies but we play frequently at many Philadelphia venues. Check out our website if you would like to catch any of our upcoming shows. www.ratsphilly.com

4. What are your best/worst DJ/Performance experiences?

Playing an illegitimate renegade set at Farm Fest this year out front of a vendor was absolutely bonkers, I learned you can bring a punk rock attitude to dance music for certain, following that up a with our official set keeping the party moving in silent disco after Space Jesus was surreal, we definitely dig in and had a blast at our first festival appearance. Worst performance for me was outside of electronic music, I played a six flags in a different state, it was easily 100 degrees and we were our own roadies, we did get to ride roller coasters after but I promise that it was not enough consolation. It was a living spinal tap moment.

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5. What got you into electronic music? What made you choose your current style and sound?

We all come from very different musical backgrounds. I don’t think any of us really ever thought we would be working with electronic music before this project.  I (connor the producer)  have always loved working with hip hop and I have always worked with hip hop production outside of the many projects that I have worked on, but I never really new how to bring it to the stage. So this project really formed a little over a year ago when I started listening to acts that are very hip hop influenced like gramatik and pretty lights that perform awesome live shows. Next thing I know Im on a 22 hour long ride with Keith and the homies to basslights Miami and R@S was officially born.

6. Which other artists past and present have inspired you?

For guitar it’s always been Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Paul Gilbert. I’m a product of tech guitar, which I feel is refreshing to provide in the dance music realm. Presently I’m enamored with the nu funk cats like Opiou and Koan Sound, I’ve heard it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.

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7. What do you get up to outside of music?

We are all about family and friends!

8. What do you think it means to be a successful DJ or producer?

It means your digging in and providing fresh ideas consistently, and that you’re connecting with your fans and consistently engaging them through new content

9. What can we expect from you over the course of 2015 and beyond?

We have plans to play festivals and a lot of shows this coming year as we continue to grow the R@S culture and fan base. Its really all about making music that we love and reaching fans who can enjoy and experience it with us. We also plan on dropping a full length album in 2015. A lot of big things up ahead and we get excited every time we think about  it!

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10. Anything else you would like to add?

Just that you have an absolutely phenomenal thing going here at Free Breaks, We appreciate the opportunity and that you can keep up with R@S music at the links below. Keep it fresh and keep it moving! Enjoy the tunes yall!

 

www.ratsphilly.com
www.facebook.com/ratsmusic215
www.twitter.com/ratsmusic215
www.televisionsky.com
www.instagram.com/ratsmusic215

Simon Says (Get The Fuck Up) (DUB:RA EDIT)

Simon Says (Get The Fuck Up) (DUBRA EDIT)

 

 

Today we have a very special exclusive cut from Latvian DJ, producer and Ghetto Funk extraordinaire DUB:RA.

He has provided us with a simply monster sized, mid tempo / ghetto funk reworking. Taking the bass heavy sounds of the Brillz & ETC!ETC! bootleg remix of the classic Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says, he turns out a firing rework that’s right up there with Featurecast & A Skillz tunes.

If you’re feeling this then get yourself over to his Soundcloud where you’ll find stacks more crunchy re-edits and bass heavy tracks.

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. No money will be asked for this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. You will be added to the Free Breaks Blog mailing list to keep you informed of any future mixes, tracks or features we think you’ll be interested in.  You can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail.

 

www.facebook.com/dubradj
www.djdubra.com
www.mixcloud.com/dubra

Marten Hørger Ft Funkanomics – Oh Girl (Hanuman Tribe Rmx)

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With a diverse spectrum of sound encapsulating everything the Hanuman Tribe produce and perform you may find it hard to pigeon-hole the Indonesian duo. Originally starting their career as a straight up breaks outfit, they have traversed the sounds of electro, rave, bass and more and have arrived on a very unique meld of all of these flavours, sometimes referred to as “the other side of EDM”.

Free Breaks are very pleased to bring you a fresh and exclusive remix from the Hanuman Tribe that shows off their sound perfectly. Their remix of Marten Hørger Ft Funkanomics – Oh Girl is a dirty ride of bumping, bassmusic elements, oldskool rave stabs, and highpassed amen chops.  Download below

This remix is part of their ammunition of 17 brand new, unreleased tracks called the Little Destroyer.
Basically planned as follow-up album to their debut LP, Change Of Sound, the duo are going to release these as several EPs and drop some of them as free downloads as well! So make sure you keep an eye on the Hanuman Tribe Facebook to stay up to date!

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. No money will be asked for this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. You will be added to the Free Breaks Blog mailing list to keep you informed of any future mixes, tracks or features we think you’ll be interested in.  You can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail.

 

http://www.changeofsound.com/
http://www.facebook.com/hanumantribe
http://www.junodownload.com/HanumanTribe
https://soundcloud.com/hanumantribe

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