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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.

 

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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 :)

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Too Many T’s – 1992 pt. II – Accapella

Too Many T's Too Many T’s are back with another tongue in cheek hip hop / breaks crossover track and this time are offering the acapella for free download for all you producers out there. We have teamed up with “Britain’s answer to the Beastie Boys” to bring you this exclusive download link. Download the pella below, fire up your DAW of choice, create some crazy, funky, bass heavy masterpieces and send over to Too Many T’s for potential stardom and unlimited groupies.

“1992 Pt. II” is another no-holds-barred yet explosive tribute to the classic early nineties Hip Hop sound that the T’s love so much. Produced by Lumbering Giant (AKA Fly Si) and featuring cuts from none other than Featurecast, this follows on perfectly from 2013’s pt I which helped propel the duo into the limelight. Expect classic b-boy breaks, funky flute loops, golden era samples and slick scratches which combine to create one hell of a party hip hop track. Download the track below…

And the acapella…

 

 

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PREMIERE – Marcus Jakes – Reasons / This Much

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Cardiff based producer, Marcus Jakes, comes correct with another outstanding (dare we say deep) house release on the always on point Jalapeno Records.

‘This Much’ follows his debut EP for the label which found favour with DJ’s as diverse as Kissy Sell Out, N Type, Huxley and Kraak & Smaak and this will further showcase his flair and skill as one to watch in the house music scene.

Add to the package a bass heavy, breakbeat-jungle remix from SPX and you have an essential release which should find its way into a diverse and wide range of dj sets. I for one have been hammering the SPX remix!

We have the Premiere of the free download of ‘Reasons’ by Jakes which is another boompty slice of 4×4 goodness to go along with the release. Just try not to bounce to this!

Grab Marcus Jakes ‘This Much’ when its released on the 14th July. Pre-order HERE

 

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Atomic Drop – Next Stop Noisily + Interview

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 This years Noisily Festival is now only 24 days away. Still not grabbed your tickets? Do so HERE.

Very pleased to bring you an exclusive interview and a banger of a free track from Bass-Glitch duo Atomic Drop (in conjunction with Noisily Festival).  They have been dropping track after track of pure sickness and since the release of their debut LP ‘Apocolypto’ they have well and truly confirmed themselves as one of the hottest acts in the scene. With a brand new LP set to drop this year and a headline set at this years Noisily Festival, I caught up with James & Ken to find out a little more…

 

1. Hi guys, thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. For those that don’t know, who are you and what do you do?

We are Atomic drop, Brighton based producers James Anthony and Ken Barrett. Together we sonically sculpt deep and filthy bass heavy music that fuses all different elements of electronic dance music.

Our fresh sounds have seen us share the stage with artists as large and diverse as Underworld, Orbital, Faithless, Tinnie Tempah, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Sub Focus and Myles Dyson. Playing and headlining at arguably some of the best clubs, events, festivals and productions the world over.

Party music for party people.

2. So you’re playing at this years Noisily Festival right? What are you most looking forward too?

Well we played there in the first two years so its an honor to be asked back, we are now Noisily Festival Residents  It was by far our favourite festival gig of both years. It is such a stunning site, vibe and crowd. The production is off the hook and the fact that it is small with limited tickets gives it such a great vibe and atmosphere.

This festival has a special place in our hearts when you enter the festival you and feel that something amazing has been created. It is a real honour to see it develop over the past few years. We always feel inspired for the rest of the year after performing here.

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3. Noisily is a fairly new festival to the scene, what’s so appealing to the UK’s underground DJ’s and musicians and festival goers alike?

The quality line up – the fact it is an intimate and boutique dance fest with a late license till 6am and has no volume restrictions – that is amazing for the UK. It is in a stunning private estate grounds and the production is top notch there is such attention to detail the whole event is a work of art not just an epic rave in a beautiful private woodland estate with beautiful people. Do not miss it!

It is always great to catch a festival in its early stages and watch it grow. It is rare to play a festival that is full of love and not taken over by the commercial vibe that a lot are these days.

4. What are your three tips for for any festival goer this year?

James : Be prepared. Let Go. Blast Hard.

Ken : Sunglasses, Speedos and Lube.

5. Any crazy festival stories you would like to share with us?

There are way to many to mention and you know the old saying ‘What goes on tour stays on tour!’

Since you asked though – Ken was once caught naked whilst high on magic mushrooms at the stone circle Glastonbury festival after our Arcadia set in 2010. He has never been the same since.

Also there is one story about James that happened when we played in Bangkok a few years ago but I can’t say anymore than that. Needless to say he has also never been the same since!!

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6. People may know you as Glitch Hop artists but you produce many different styles and sounds. Do you purposely try to not fit into one genre?

Well we have only really just recently starting releasing more glitch hop. We have had about 80 different releases on 20 different labels worldwide – our early years was more electro house a bit of breaks and techo… we then started experimenting with more bass genres as we were getting asked to do different remixes in those styles. We have had 2 glitch releases out on adapted. One of those was on the album and one was ;Mad Hatter’ a collab with Nimbus featuring Leftfields Vocalist/MC Cheshire Cat. We have some Glitch Hop singles and collabs line up for later this year and on our new album ‘Music By Numbers’

It’s the best thing ever to have he creative freedom to write whatever music you want as its all to easy to be stuck in one genre. I think these days you have to be ahead of the game and people expect you to switch it up with different styles. It keeps it interesting.

7. So new album coming soon right? Tell us about it.

There is less emphasis on dance floor bass heavy belters and a more diverse journey and direction, verging on more downtempo and much more funky glitch hop. It still has the bass weight but much more contained and more depth musically and creatively.

This new album is seeing us really push the different styles and is very hard to put in one genre. It is a lot more of a journey and is the accumulation of all the tracks we have been working on over the past few years. With a few surprise unreleased tracks from when we first started.

8. How does this differ from last years Apocolypto?

Our new album ‘Music By Numbers’ is much more experimental and diverse…. Still with the Bass weight but more contained. We wanted to add a but more depth, funk and groove to it some tracks even more downtempo and not really dance for belters which is what we have done for years now. We also have approached this project and tracks in totally different way creatively – going back to coming up with initial ideas with instruments to get an initial idea on the way. Switching things around helps to keep the creative juices flowing.

Well as the new album is post apocalyptic it is the calm after the storm.

9. Which are your favorite tracks on it?

On Apocolypto our favorite tracks are Catch 22 because we just came at idea with a more experimental approach and rhythm and it is so hard to even put that track into a genre 

And the other has got to be Apocolypto, we love watching that drop on an unsuspecting dance floor.

As for the new album ‘Music By Numbers’ you will just have to wait for the release and make your own minds up!

10. Any collaborations lined up for the future?

Yeah we have got loads lined up for this year including tracks with Toronto Is Broken, Red Seal, Nimbus, Slackbaba, Digitalis, Scorb, Ital Tek, Nanoplex, Neurodriver and some original tracks with vocal collaborations including Eva Lazarus (Dub Mafia), Grim Gltich, Cheshire Cat (Leftfield) and Beau.

We also have Apocolypto ‘The Remixes’ coming out later this year on Adapted Records with contributions from Bad Tango, Slackbaba, Frequent Evolve, Broken Eye, Neurodriver, Nimbus and Olmec.

11. Tell us about the free track we have to give away today.

The new track is a precursor to the album, which it will be a little taster of what to expect from the new material. 

12. Anything else you’d like to add?

Thanks for all your support, enjoy the tune and we look forward to seeing you all at Noisily Festival this year. Also a huge big ups and lots of respect going out to all involved with Noisily – we know how much time, work and energy goes into to this. Keep up the good work !

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Big thanks to the Atomic Drop guys for the interview and even more so for the dirty chunk of glitch hop bass business below.

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.

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808’s BASS & BREAKS SAMPLE PACK

Sample Pack

 

‘808’s BASS & BREAKS

 

Free Breaks Blog are very proud to present ‘808’s, Bass & Breaks’ royalty free sample pack, created in conjunction with one of the Breakbeat scenes most talented underground producers.

Weighing in at just under half a gigabyte, this pack is a cutting edge collection of royalty free beats and breaks which includes over 500 ready to use samples. Consisting of 20 Booming Bassline Loops, 80 Bone Shaking Breaks Loops, 20 Expertly Crafted Music Loops, 20 On Point Pad Loops, 20 Technically Twisted Vox Loops and a vast collection of one shot sounds and hits.

You will find 40 Sonically Superior 808 Bass hits, 180 Individual Drum and Percussion Samples, 20 FX one shots, 40 Lead Sounds, and 40 of the finest Pad hits.

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