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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

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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

Featurecast – BLAM! Mixtape

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New Featurecast mix has dropped and yet again the man has left everyone else in his wake with a banger filled mix. Dropping a mammoth amount of exclusive cuts, edits and re-fixes Mr Cast creates a audio assault on the senses filled with glitch hop, ghetto funk, breaks and drum and bass and layered with his top notch scratching techniques. His mixes always resonate with fans and fellow artists alike and this one is no different. Play loud!

 

http://www.featurecast.co.uk/
http://facebook.com/featurecast
http://twitter.com/featurecast

Glitch Shop ‘Til You Drop Vol.3

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The latest installment from the Glitch Shop crew is upon us and its another fresh compilation of intricate bass explosion’s for your stereo. Taking in tracks from around the globe the GS collective bring us some of the most talented newcomers and experienced producers with 16 tracks of pure glitch bass joy.

You can cop them for free but please consider donating some cash for the tunes. Grab the goods HERE.

 

http://theglitchshop.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheGlitchShop
http://twitter.com/TheGlitchShop

Skope – Datatransmission Podcast

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One of the most exciting producers on the glitch hop scene today is UK based artist, Skope. With a diverse range of top DJ’s and producers supporting him and nearly every track he releases rising to the top of the glitch hop charts he really is one to watch.

The wicked Datatransmission blog have got Skope to record their latest podcast mix and what a mix it is. Seamlessly blending glitch hop, drum & bass, breaks and all other colours of the bass rainbow, he whips up an hour long mix that will have your speakers firing bass lasers and wobbling to glitch hop heaven.

Play this loud!


Skope – Robofunk VIP
Audeka – Dice N’ Flow (Disprove Remix)
Koan Sound – Meanwhile In The Future/Tipper – Off Kilter VIP
Aberto – Energy (Skope Remix)
Koan Sound – Dynasty
Matroda – The Edge Of Journey
Skope – Laser Brick
Skope – Get On Up
Uppermost – Faster
The Mavrik – Droppin It Phat
Pegboard Nerds – Frainbreeze
Teddy Killerz – Teddy Massacre
Switchblade Dynamics – Tiger Paw (Skope Remix)
Culprate ft. Maksim – That Sound/16bit – Jump
Teddy Killerz – Pandora
Neosignal – Sequenz (Mefjus Remix)
Black Sun Empire-Dawn of a Dark Day (Receptor Remix)
Minor Rain – Villain
Enei ft. MC DRS – Obsession
Dub Phizix ft. Fox – Never Been
Skope – ?????
Kursa ft. Bijou – Don’t
Skope & Disprove – Mrs Macintyre
My Nu Leng ft. Fox – Masterplan
Culprate & Torqux – Drop
Chimpo & Trigga – Gaza (Dub Phizix Remix)
Moody Good ft. Big Narstie – Ziambey
Adder – Iron Giant
Friction – Led Astray (Culprate Remix)
Skope – Neon Gangster
Skope ft. Damien Soul – Keep On Walking
Skope – Shaftin’
Skope – Can’t Stand No More

 
http://soundcloud.com/skopeuk

Hoffman & Chamber – Check It

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Gargantuan bass beast incoming!

The Unstablest duo in breakbeat team up once again on their latest track “Check It” Expect glitch hop, dubstep and filthy tearout beats. The whole thing goes from 100 bpm to 140 and back again, throwing the uninitiated raver of course. The more experienced of you will be in front of the speakers! Play loud!

Free download and with loads more to come from Unstable Label. Yey!

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unstable-Label
http://twitter.com/#!/UnstableLabel

Funkanomics – Odysseus

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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!

 

http://www.facebook.com/funkanomics
https://twitter.com/FUNKANOMICS1

Nufunk Round Up

Nufunk Round

 

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Krossbow Live @ Boomtown 2014

Krossbow Live Boomtown

The awesome glitch funk duo Krossbow let loose their wicked mix form this years Boomtown. Cramming over 100 tracks into 90 minutes, they caused absolute carnage in the Last Aid tent.  Check out the previews of their new EP: Jigsaw, coming soon on Krafty Kuts’ label Instant Vibes!

01: KROSSBOW – KONTROL FREQZ
02: KROSSBOW FEAT. DARRISON – BOUNCING OFF THE WALL [FORTHCOMING ON INSTANT VIBES]
03: TOOTS & THE MAYTALS – 54-46 (KROSSBOW REMIX)
04: KRAFTY KUTS – FEEL LIKE JUMPING (KROSSBOW REMIX)
05: A-SKILLZ FEAT. KYMBERLEY KENNEDY – DEAD RINGER
06: F.U.N.K. – IT’S A FUNKY FEELING (ACAPELLA)
07: K THEORY – GOOD & GONE (K+LAB REMIX)
08: Q-TIP – BREATHE AND STOP (ACAPELLA)
09: STICKYBUDS – ???
10: STEVIE WONDER – SUPERSTITION (ACAPELLA)
11: BLUNT INSTRUMENT – TWITCH (KROSSBOW REMIX)
12: PUBLIC ENEMY – BRING THE NOISE (ACAPELLA)
13: JEM STONE – THE TOWN (FEATURECAST REMIX)
14: SKEE-LO – I WISH
15: JAMES BROWN – GET UP (ACAPELLA)
16: SUZANNE VEGA – TOM’S DINER
17: FALCON FUNK – POUNCE
18: LIMP BIZKIT – NOOKIE (ACAPELLA)
19: NIRVANA – TERRITORIAL PISSING
20: SKOPE – GET ON UP
21: ZOMBOY – HERE TO STAY (ACAPELLA)
22: ZOMBOY – HERE TO STAY (KROSSBOW REMIX)
23: THE PRODIGY – BABY’S GOT A TEMPER (KROSSOW REVAMP)
24: THE PRODIGY – FUNKY SHIT (ACAPELLA)
25: MICHAEL & JANET JACKSON – SCREAM (ACAPELLA)
26: KROSSBOW – SMASH & GRAB
27: PENDULUM FEAT. MC SIRREAL – PAINKILLER (ACAPELLA)
28: KROSSBOW – JIGSAW [FORTHCOMING ON INSTANT VIBES]
29: BELINDA CARLISLE – HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH
30: DILEMN – SHOCK
31: M.I.A. – BUCKY DONE GUN
32: KROSSBOW & GREENPIECE – OUR TIME
33: OLUX & TEKNIZM – MODERN STALKING (KROSSBOW REMIX)
34: EARTH, WIND & FIRE – BOOGIE WONDERLAND (ACAPELLA)
35: THE NOISY FREAKS – FRENCH CLUB
36: BASEMENT JAXX – DO YOUR THING (ACAPELLA)
37: SHOCKONE – BIG BOUNCE
38: MOBY – BODYROCK (ACAPELLA)
39: O.D.B. – GOT YOUR MONEY (ACAPELLA)
40: I.Y.F.F.E. – TROLLIN’
41: 7 MINUTES DEAD – PEACOCK (HAYWYRE REMIX)
42: BLACKSTREET – NO DIGGITY
43: JACKSON 5 – I WANT YOU BACK (ACAPELLA)
44: KUPLAY – TERRIBLE
45: WAS NOT WAS – WALK THE DINOSAUR (ACAPELLA)
46: KHURT – WE WANT
47: SACHA VEE – NEED TO KNOW (ACAPELLA)
48: ROYAL BLOOD – ACQUITTED (FARFETCHD REMIX)
49: FREESTYLERS – PUSH UP (ACAPELLA)
50: PYRAMYTH – SPACE THREAT
51: N.E.R.D. – LAPDANCE
52: UTKU.S – PUNCH
53: DJ FRESH – GOLD DUST (ACAPELLA)
54: EVIL NINE – YOU CAN BE SPECIAL (SKIT)
55: STEPHEN WALKING – SOME KINDA WIZARD
56: AMANDA BLANK – MIGHT LIKE YOU BETTER (ACAPELLA)
57: PEGBOARD NERDS – HIGH ROLLER (ASTRONAUT REMIX)
58: KRAFTY KUTS – BASS PHENOMENON
59: CULPRATE FEAT. TORQUX – DROP
60: KROSSBOW FEAT. MISS TROUBLE – HIGH ON YOU [FORTHCOMING ON INSTANT VIBES]
61: SUPERHANDS – PICK THE RIGHT WAY
62: PIXL – RAT TWIST
63: M.I.A. – 10 DOLLAR (ACAPELLA)
64: FATBOY SLIM – PUSH THE TEMPO (ACAPELLA)
65: ALEX GOPHER – PARTY PEOPLE (ACAPELLA)
66: ORFAZ – N2O
67: KROSSBOW – KNUCKLE SHUFFLE (ACAPELLA)
68: FATBOY SLIM – JACK IT UP (ACAPELLA)
69: THE BRIG – NEVER STOP
70: FATBOY SLIM – KALIFORNIA (ACAPELLA)
71: CLIVILLES & COLE – A DEEPER LOVE (ACAPELLA)
72: KUPLAY MARCHING BAND
73: K12 – DADDY’S GROOVE
74: MC HAMMER – CAN’T TOUCH THIS
75: KRUST – KLOAKIN’ DEVICE
76: SALT & PEPPER – PUSH IT (ACAPELLA)
77: TEDDY KILLERZ – DRUNK FAIRY
78: THE BEASTIE BOYS – INTERGALACTIC (ACAPELLA)
79: MARC CORRIGAN – MY RIGHT TO PARTY
80: GREEN VELVET – LA LA LAND (ACAPELLA)
81: ULTRAMAGNETIC MCS – POPPA LARGE (ACAPELLA)
82: MAKO – KILLER
83: BASEMENT JAXX – WHERE’S YOUR HEAD AT (ACAPELLA)
84: FAR TOO LOUD – DROP THE BOMB
85: FATBOY SLIM – STAR 69 (ACAPELLA)
86: SKOPE – NEON GANGSTER
87: KRAFTY KUTS – POUNDING (ACAPELLA)
88: PENDULUM – FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT
89: FREQ NASTY – DREAD AT THE CONTROLS (CULPRATE REMIX)
90: GORILLAZ – FEEL GOOD INC. (ACAPELLA)
91: KROSSBOW FEAT. SKILF – BLACKOUT [FORTHCOMING ON INSTANT VIBES]
92: DELTA HEAVY – APOLLO
93: KROSSBOW FEAT. SKILF – BLACKOUT (ACAPELLA)
94: TANTRUM DESIRE – ADVENTURES THROUGH SPACE
95: METRIK – SOLAR
96: FAR TOO LOUD – FASTER THAN LIGHT
97: FUTUREBOUND & INSIDEINFO – MERMAIDS (SIX BLADE REMIX)
98: SKISM – EXPERTS (THE PROTOTYPES REMIX)
99: SUB FOCUS – LET THE STORY BEGIN
100: PEGBOARD NERDS – 20K
101: NERO – ME & YOU (DIRTYPHONICS REMIX)
102: CAMO & KROOKED – ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
103: SKRILLEX – RAGGA BOMB (ACAPELLA)
104: NOISIA – MAKE THOSE MOVE
105: ORFAZ – HOME RUN
106: MARILYN MANSON – THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (ACAPELLA)

 

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