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Free tickets for Viper Night on 9th March

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Viper Recordings is hosting a LIVE STREAM event at DJ Mag’s venue in Angel called www.work.dj; and they are giving away 100 free tickets via this link: www.viperrecordings.co.uk/livestream Be quick!!!

Streaming Live on the Night:
- Matrix & Futurebound
- Brookes Brothers
- Cyantific
- InsideInfo
- Koven (DJ Set)
- Mob Tactics
- BMotion
- Insomniax
- Six Blade
Hosted By: Rhymestar & Miss Trouble
Album megamix by Loko

Breakspoll 2015

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It’s that time of year again when the who’s who of the breakbeat community come out in force in celebration of the genre they love. The annual Breakspoll awards is upon us again and this time they have headed north for the ceremony, deciding on Manchesters Sound Control  as the venue.

Event organiser, Jimmy Brayks, commented: “After the closures of multiple London clubs, and with increasing pressure from councils and licensing committees to rid prime London areas of late night venues, we felt it was in the best interests of the party and breakbeat scene to move the party North, where the movement can find a new home in central Manchester. We’ve already had a great response from the decision, and we are really looking forward to bringing the biggest breaks party of the year to Sound Control.”

VOTING IS OPEN NOW

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For Breakspoll 2015, every confirmed vote will also be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win the ultimate personal production and listening package provided by Scan Pro Audio, including a pair of Audeze EL-8 headphones plus a Subpac S2 Tactile Bass Device, with a total value of over £800/$1000.

This years award categories have also been updated to reflect the evolving breaks scene, putting a larger emphasis on the music being created, with new categories including Best Recorded DJ Mix, focusing on mix sets given away for free on platforms like SoundCloud and MixCloud, as well as Best Free Track, highlighting tracks which may not be in sales charts due to be distributed free of charge.

After votes have been counted, category winners will be announced at the Awards party, which this year will be taking over the full three rooms of Sound Control, right in the heart of Manchester, where Breakspoll will be showcasing the best of breaks to a capacity crowd. Taking place on Saturday 7th March, the awards will be presented live on stage, hosted by High Rankin, at 11pm, surrounded by a full night of music.

The lineup for this years award show pulls in artists from across the world, with the first release of artists confirmed including A-Skillz, Evan Gamble Lewis, JFB, Mafia Kiss, Marten Hørger, Plump DJs, Wes Smith, WheresNorth? and Manchester locals, Lowdown & Dirty DJs. The full performance lineup will include over 30 artists due to appear live on the night.

 

www.breakspoll.com

Win Tickets to The Elite Force Boat Party

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One of the biggest and best parties the UK has to offer the breakbeat scene is due to set sail once again next month with Captain (Elite) Force at the helm. Every time the boat delivers a hefty amount of bass to the Thames it is completely sold out. Luckily for you lovely Free Breakers we have 3 x pairs of tickets to give away!

All you need to do to win is to send an e-mail to competitions@freebreaksblog.com with Elite Force in the header and winners will be picked by random on Thursday 12th July. Please make sure you can 100% go to the event before entering.

Check out the interview with Shack below (courtesy of Jurrasik and the Bass [sic] crew) and check out the event page HERE.

 

1. 2013 sees the Elite Force Boat Party return for a hugely impressive fourth year in a row. Every year it sells out and seems to be bigger and 
better than before. How did this party become such an institution, and what makes some events like this become fixtures in the calendar?

“It’s grown nice and organically, I think that’s been a key factor. We started small as an experiment and it’s just built up momentum. I think people love it because of the location and also the scarcity value – I only do one of these a year and have no real plan to do any more than that.”

2. What can we expect on board this year, and what have you got lined up for the afterparty?

“Well this year we are building a bespoke LED DJ Booth for starters, which is awesome – it kind of evolved out of The One Series party I hosted back in November last year where some friends built a similar thing and we decided to do something similar in the UK. I’m not sure how often we’ll get to use it right now, but certainly the Boat Party will be the first time we roll it out. I’ll once again be summonsing the Sun Gods – we’ve been very fortunate in each of the previous years that the clouds have parted and the sun’s shone bright.

The After-Party gets bigger and better each year, and this time around we are bringing breaks legend Colombo over from Spain for his first full length London set. I’m also doing the first proper back2back set with Meat Katie that we’ve ever done in the UK (as far as I can remember), and on top of that I’m doing a sunrise set under my Simon Shackleton project name, as well as adding Mike Hulme and Lowdown and Dirty into the mix, alongside the Supatronix crew. Meat Cassette will be video-mapping the main room this time around, so we’re looking at an all-round ramp up!!”

3.You took the Elite Force Boat Party concept to Hungary last year. How did that go, and are there any plans to continue expanding the concept?

“It was amazing actually. We had an enormous boat in Budapest, way bigger than I felt was wise to be honest, but then on the day well over 800 people showed up which made for a truly memorable night. I’m in the process of trying to arrange a similar thing on Lake Balaton in Hungary this summer, so fingers crossed that comes off. I’m constantly looking at other options for boat parties elsewhere and there are a couple of irons in the fire…”

4. You’re currently on tour in the US, with a diary that more closely resembles that of a rock band than a traditional DJ calendar. Is it strange rocking up to a club on a Monday and finding a gaggle of Elite Force fans hyped up and ready to party?

“I know, it’s been kind of weird, extremely exhausting but really exhilarating at times. When you get sleep deprived and exhausted, nothing much makes sense anymore and flight delays and suchlike bend you right out of shape, but bar a couple of ropey nights it’s been a great trip so far. What’s interesting is that there are some towns like Portland, where Monday through to Wednesday are the biggest electronic music nights of the week – I played there last week and the after-party was still raging at 8am the following morning.”

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5. The Burning Man festival in the US has obviously informed the way you make music hugely. Can you tell us a little bit about its creative impact and explain why the festival has made such a difference to your outlook and attitude?

“Wow. Where to start really. Musically speaking it’s certainly been a complete Gamechanger for me – it’s an opportunity to completely re-evaluate music, a bit like pressing a massive RESET button, creatively. It’s such a blank canvas out there, I love the fact that all the differing times of day, night, weather conditions, crowd sizes, afford you the opportunity to experiment with almost any style you choose, as long as it strikes the right chord. I’ve tried to take a healthy dose of that expanded range into my production work and the longer DJ sets I’ve been doing recently have been born out of what I’ve learnt from Burning Man. I played for 7 hours in Berlin the other night. I love the scope of that!”

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