Kerrie Price and Paul Chadwick aka Backdraft have been making breakbeat for the best part of ten years, followed closely by big names such as Plump DJ's, Rennie Pilgrim and Tayo, and they're finally back Botchit & Scarper - true break addicts since 1995! "Skreamin Out Loud features the voice of Ebere and comes through with a thumping, rip-roaring bundle of snares and piercing synth stabs. "Pon A Knife Edge" is more jungle-led and features the one like Fox, whilst D-Region and Code mould the title track into a chest-bursting d&b bullet. Warrior 1 takes care of remixing "Pon A Knife Edge", reducing it to a resolutely old-school tune - but not in the sense of the word, we mean the genre! Oh yes...
A Backdraft album on Botchit & Scarper - serious breakbeat legacy vibes right here! Referencing the scene's many shades that have passed since its inception in the mid 90s, the Manchester crew throw down every firestarting lick possible. From the rock-riddled skankwise opener "Peppapot" to minimal stutter-bass/amen textures and heavenly vocals ("Love Without Limit") via ghetto-crunked hip-hop booty shifters ("Wanna Do") and grime-angled bashers ("We Know Where You Live") it's a fine showcase of both Backdraft's endless repertoire and the limitless capabilities of breakbeat itself.