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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.

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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?

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


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 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.

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.


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.

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!


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!

Funkanomics – Odysseus

funkanomics odysseus

Owwww shit! Funkanomics unleash a proper monster with their latest glitch-funk freebie. Taking some serious funky disco rhythms and setting the glitch level to 11 they blend with classic hip hop licks, cuts and vox and deliver a fresh dance floor blaster. Check the original sample out, Odissey – Going back to my Roots, such a tune!

Make sure you hit up the Funkanomics Facebook and Soundcloud for loads more tracks, free music and mixes. Go!

Funkanomics – Chillax Mix 3rd


Funkanomics return with volume 3 in their Chillax mix series. Featuring some amazing music from the whole spectrum this is the perfect way to slip into the week.

01. Intro
02. Old Nick – Mad Summer
03. Jurassic 5 – Verbal Gunfight
04. Quincy Joints – I Rule The Fruits
05. Fugees- Fu-Gee-La (Maverick & Poldoore Remix)
06. Notorious BIG – Somebody Gotta Die (Ben Hedibi Remix)
07. Walt Grizzly – Cheshire
08. Obsesiv – Pe Drum
09. The Geek & VRV – Amicalement Votre
10. 2Pac – Old School (Cookin Soul Remix)
11. The Geek & VRV – Hot Cheap
12. The Geek & VRV – It´s My Time
13. Krooked Drivers – Only For You (Late Night Radio Remix)
14. Flavours – Suede Shaker
15. Flavours – Just Want Juice
16. Push Up (Acapella)
17. Late Night Radio – Celebration
18. Amerigo Gazaway – Music City Mindstate
19. Rakim – I Know You Got Soul (Acapella)
20. Charles Bradley – Strictly Reserved For You
21. Mother – Easy
22. The Kooks – Down
23. Notorious BIG – Back To Cali (Yinyues Remix)
24. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves
25. Banks – Drowning (Lido Remix)
26. Stacks – Higher
27. 20Syl – Bet Dap Goom Bown
28. James P – Wilf
29. Notorious BIG – Old Thing Back (Matoma Remix)
30. Ludacris – Yeah vs Mo Money (Matoma Remix)
31. Shag – Lifted
32. Zenit Incompatible – Louie
33. Bad Boys (Acapella)
34. Rezonate – Elemental
35. R.O. – Syria
36. Jonah Baseball – Louisville Slugger
37. Mob Device – In The Summer
38. Sander Mölder – In Your Eyes
39. Scratch Bandits Crew – Heart Beat
40. Brika – Expectations
41. Made In Heights – Murakami
42. Baby Queens – Red Light
43. Alicia Keys – Brand New Me (El Train Remix)
44. Dr. Dre – Xxplosive (AceMyth Remix)
45. 2Chainz – Get Me Doe
46. Son Lux & Lorde – Easy
47. Jetpack Jones – Stoner Hill
48. Jukebox Champions ft. Biga Ranx & Soom T – Anthem
49. Seeed – Cherry Oh
50. Captain Plant ft. Chigiyo Master – Chingata
51. Darondo – Didn´t I
52. Outro

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


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.

Nu Blends 1st Anniversary

Nu Blends 1st Anniversary


Austrian free net label Nu Blends have recently released a first anniversary compilation featuring a whole host of the funky scenes biggest and best artists. A quick scan through the tracklist sees Free Breaks regulars Skeewiff, Daigo, Funkanomics, Chrispop and Rory Hoy alongside a stack of talented artists both new and old.

Grab this wicked compilation from the NU BLENDS FACEBOOK and be sure to check out everything else on their Soundcloud.


01.) Romano Gemini – Back To Tangled Up Life
02.) Skeewiff – Tango De La Break
03.) Doctor Hooka – Dead In The Middle Of A Bittersweet Samba
04.) Dj Rebel – Bossa Work It Out
05.) Daigo – Happy
06.) Ree Keen – Baby´s Got A Funk
07.) Funkanomics – Baby I Love You (Party Edit)
08.) Morlack – Les Dix Premiers
09.) Jasper Weeda – Why Don’t You Do Right
10.) Dj Twister – Jungle Brother In The Mood
11.) jazz.K.lipa – This Is A Game
12.) PHNX – Shut The Phunk Up
13.) Timothy Wisdom & Basement Freaks – Loopback Brother (Dj Inko Crackerjack Remix)
14.) Crashgroove- Get Involved
15.) The Gemini Bros. – Trump Skyscrapers (Prosper & Bernard Blade 2014 Remix)
16.) Rory Hoy – The Sound Of Nature
17.) per.du – Fakin’ Jax Til Infinity
18.) Chrispop – Smou Doubt
19.) Nobodi da Vinylist – Sensemilla
20.) Quincy Jointz – Milky Way
21.) pomDeter – Mad Them In The Summertime
22.) Dj Gaya – Epic Ghost
Bonus Track 1 – Skeewiff – Spanish Flea
Bonus Track 2 – Romano Gemini – Thats not my Tango

Marten Hørger Feat Funkanomics – Oh Girl -Punks Music



Martin H0rger & Funkanomics deliver a soulful slice of deep bass with a driving 4×4 beat alongside a a looped bluesy vocal and some nice spliced up breakbeats, the SFX remix is a real treat with its peak time big room beats and heavy 808s and Lewd Behaviour bring some serious heat with a top notch electro/glitch style remix, all 3 of these are firing, forward thinking and essentials for your collection

Due out 30/12/13

Funkanomics – Shambhala Fractal Forest MIX 2012


Largest set yet from the forest, Funkanomics in the mix and ripping it up.


     Funkanomics – Fractal Forest MIX 2012 by Funkanomics

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