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Nicolas Meyer – Devil Cell [Closer To Truth]

Nicolas Meyer - Devil Cell

Love your House Music Funky, Jazzy, and Psychedelic? Then Nicolas Meyer has four perfect jams to fill that void for you. His ‘Devil Cell’ EP is filled with sunshine soaked hazy grooves like the title track and tracks like the off-kilter ‘Always Drunk People’

‘Pornonaut’ sounds like Miles Davis jamming with a Digital Audio workstation and ‘The Folding Man’ transports us to a smoke-filled Jazz club with it’s spaced out swirls and deep bassline. This is a very fine EP indeed. Get it from the Closer To Truth imprint from Beatport 29/08/16 and 12/09/16 on all good download stores

 

Ash Carr – Pictures Of You [Horizon Recordings]

Ash Carr - Pictures Of You

 

Soulful, funky vocal house from Ash Carr & Mark Zowie coming soon to Horizon Recordings. A haunting pitched down vocal floats over a bed of subtle flutes, pumping beats and Detroit/Chicago style aesthetics, truly wonderful

Dropping initially as a stems release on August 26th before being available in the usual digital format via Traxsource on September 9th and all stores from September 23rd.

VA-A Different Choice Vol 5

A Different Choice Vol 5 [Something Different Again]

The fifth in the series of multiple artist EPs on Something Different Again begins with some rolling epic Acid/Tech House from Daniel Allen & Hector Moran. Transitioning from squelchy 303s into peak time Techno next up is Jose Vilches ‘Royal Moby’.

Mecre & Lau Frank keep up the tense pounding Techno vibes with ‘Exotic Flower’ and Patrick Burge sees this excellent EP out with the euphoric late night trancey rush of ‘Just Be’.

Buy It Here>>>http://classic.beatport.com/release/a-different-choice-vol-5/1822330

Masterstepz & Carbon Copy Ft Victoria Shapiro- Crying [Onefold Records]

Masterstepz & Carbon Copy 'Crying' [Onefold records]

Two of the hottest talents in Deep House collab on ‘Crying’ featuring vocals of the also hot in demand Victoria Shapiro.

‘Crying’ is a true 90’s inspired but 2016 sounding production that channels the energy and emotion of those anthems from back in the day with a powerful song/love story.

DJ Pioneer & Jason Julian swap pianos for rhythmic and infectious organ stabs and big room baslines for an incredible remix perfect for club frenzies!

‘Crying’ will be available from all good download stores from 09/09/16

Fracture Recordings Presents: The Remixes Vol 1

Fracture Recordings Present The Remixes Vol 1

Those fine purveyors of underground House & Techno, Fracture Recordings present a compilation of remixes from their back cat.

10 tracks in total including artists like Boski, Jake Twell, Zabier and remixers such as Pathogen Beats, 2Shoes 1Beats & Simeon Belle this compilation truly runs the gamut of the expansive and varied sound we call House music in 2016

Packed with experimentation, fun, originality and massive dance floor appeal this is an album you most definitely need!!

Buy>>> https://www.beatport.com/release/fracture-recordings-presents-the-remixes/1823991

Elektrofant – 1992 (Beatservice Records)

elektrofant 1992

 

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!

Suv & Jaxx – Input & No Discrimination (Drum & Bass)

Suv & Jaxx-Input-No Discrimination [Natty Dub]

Suv & Jaxx return to Natty Dub Recordings following the huge success of their previous releases with skyscraper level huge new two tracker

‘Input’ mirrors the funky Techstep of 00’s era V Recordings material a la Krust, Die et al with all the trimmings of today’s crisp drum programming and general high-grade production. It’s a busy track with lots of low-end bleeps and buzzes even a little Star Trek esque sample a la DJ ZInc’s infamous ‘174 Trek’

‘No Discrimination’ opens in a dark and ominous way setting the tone for a rumbling Reggae style roller featuring positive vocals and a timeless feel stretching all the way back to the original Jungle sound right up to now

Buy ‘Input/No Discrimination’ Here

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