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Future Funk Squad – Darker Days + The Fortess

Future Funk Squad - Darker Days


The third album from Breakbeat stalwart Future Funk Squad, Darker Days, drops May 12th digitally everywhere. (Pre-order HERE) The cinematic-breaks hybrid long player is a modern day breakbeat masterpiece and really shows his production skills, writing prowess and dance music knowledge to the maximum.

Today we can bring you an exclusive FREE DOWNLOAD of one of the tracks written in the recording sessions for the album, ‘The Fortress’. Read through our review and interview to grab your download at the bottom of the page.

The twelve track album kicks off in fine style with the haunting, string laden soundscape of ‘The Hunted’. Imagine a grungey/breakbeat/rock version of the exorcist theme and your somewhere close. This leads perfectly into the first of many collaborations on the LP, ‘The Rattlesnake’ featuring Mechanical Pressure. This time that grungey bass sound gets melded with acidic synth lines and epic stabs, with some very handy animal safety knowledge, to provide the first big dancefloor track.

Track three ‘Rat Race’ sees long time guest vocalist Mojo return with his unique vocal flow at the forefront.  The tempo drops a touch for the next track ‘Tactics’ featuring Wrexx but the funk levels are increased 100%. A big, squelchy electro funk bassline drives the track, with snappy drums and tech fueled lead lines taking the tune into unstoppable body moving territory. Definitely one of the standouts!

Next up the title track, Darker Days, which takes the listener on a darker trip, as expected really. Starting off like a scene from the Walking Dead before industrial drums slap you around the face and finely tuned strings and pad atmospherics combine to take you into horror movie perfection. Just watch out for the fierce, distorted synth at the end.

Nine Errors, track six, is a tasty little electro number leading us into the collaboration with Karl Sav ‘Monologue’. Karl has really been making some waves recently with his outstanding productions and here we see him pair up with FFS with an inevitably awesome outcome. A fairly light track but one that has so much depth to it.  A perfect track for those sunrise moments.

‘Soundwaves’ sees FFS get all glitched out, electronica on us taking us onto track nine ‘Cold Matter’ alongside Refracture. Refracture is another breaks artist whose productions are shining through at the moment and this collab is probably the most dancefloor orientated track on the album with its huge, chunky bassline, electric chirps and hard hitting beats.

Number ten hits us and we have another collaboration track, this time with Slighter taking up co-production duties on ‘Disease’, a fast paced, techno-breaks rock out. ‘Past Tense’ drops the tempo again into a groovy, trip hop vibe which leads into the fairly low key vibes of album finale ‘The Colony’

All in all an outstanding long player which will no doubt be in the running for Best Album at next years Breakspoll awards.


I caught up with Glen to delve a little deeper… (more…)

Refracture – I Don’t Need You



Refracture is back with another bass banger, this time blurring the lines between breaks, glitch and dubstep. Combining elements of all three genres he creates something completely fresh sounding and with plenty of dancefloor appeal.


Refracture & RuN RiOT – Midnight Shot

Refracture & RuN RiOT - Midnight Shot


Two wicked producers have teamed up here to provide a melodic breaks/bass track’Midnight Shot’. Refracture and Run Riot have both been releasing some amazing music separately and bringing their production skills together has created a killer track which showcases both their sounds and should definitely rock the dance floor. Go get it!

Nine Inch Nails – The Perfect Drug (Refracture Remix)

Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug (Refracture Remix)


Refracture turns his remixing attention to NIN and creates a massive, floor shakin’ version of their track ‘The Perfect Drug’. Trent’s vocals work so well against the electro breaks filth it’s unreal. Hyper-filled breaks, epic wobble lines and some very clever sampling makes this one to stand out from the crowd and make even the non NIN fans take note. PLAY LOUD!


Refracture – Exclusive Mix, Re-edit + Interview



One of the fastest rising talents in breaks and bass driven music Refracture aka Paul Dobson is renowned for powerful and energetic dancefloor material. His unique sound and energy has earned him countless top 10’s on Beatport, Soundcloud and the hype machine as well as support from the likes of: Elite Force, Paul Oakenfold, BT, The Crystal Method, Far Too Loud, Matt Darey, Beatman & Ludmilla, Kyau & Albert, Ronski Speed, Mixmag and on going support from the BBC and Ministry Of Sound.

His sound takes in many styles and genres with prominent amounts of breaks, electro and general filthy bass. With a ever growing fan base and support from some of dance musics highest flyers we are very lucky to get not only a stomping DJ mix and exclusive Noisia/Skrillex breaks re-edit but we caught up with the man to delve a little deeper into the world of Refracture.


1. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, for those that don’t know, who are you, what do you do and what style(s) of music do you play?

My pleasure! My name is Paul Dobson, better known as breaks and bass music producer/dj ‘Refracture’. I play anything I like the sound of really. It can vary from breaks to electro to dubstep and beyond. If it sounds good to me and it fits, then it goes in the set.

2. Tell us a bit about what you’re working on now, any releases on the horizon?

Currently I have a few projects on the go. I have collabs with Kid Panel and Deenk to finish, an up coming collab with The Crystal Method and a couple of solo originals to do. I also have a release with Run Riot coming out on Skint in the not too distant future.

3. What other artists have you been feeling recently, who are you currently championing in your DJ sets?

My ‘go to’ tracks in sets always tend to be Elite Force’s revamps. They always work well no matter where I drop them it seems! Apart from that, people such as Kill Paris, Lucky Date and Beatman & Ludmilla are doing it for me at the moment.


Tupac & James Brown – Unchained (Refracture Revamp)


Refracture lets loose this awesome reworking of the Django Unchained Theme. 2 Pac, James Brown and Refracture? Sounds like one hell of a super group to me! Free download via Facebook.

  Tupac & James Brown – Unchained (Refracture Revamp) by Refracture

The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There (Refracture Remix)


Refracture has hit the massive 10,000 fan mark on Facebook and is letting his version of The Beatles “I Saw Her Standing There” go as a free download.

His remix takes the classic Beatles track and shreds it to peices giving it a big beat feel but with a nasty electro bassline smashing its way through the middle.

   The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There (Refracture Remix) by Refracture

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