Children Of The Night (instrumental) - (5:21) 129 BPM
Children Of The Night (radio edit) - (4:17) 129 BPM
Children Of The Night (Hashtag club) - (4:29) 131 BPM
Children Of The Night (Hashtag club) - (4:27) 131 BPM
Children Of The Night (Hashtag club) - (3:45) 131 BPM
One of the many highlights from Krafty's album Let's Ride, "Children Of The Night" is a riffy electro breakbeat workout that glitters with Stellar MC's liquid flow party raps. Meanwhile in remix-land Hashtag get gritty with a steppy, stompy dubstep hybrid that shows their drum & bass roots with unashamed abandon and drops into a very seductive, rushy synth breakdown. Also available in instrumental forms.
A titan of the global breaks scene, Krafty Kuts returns with the huge electro bounce of new single "Pounding". While Krafty's original rocks a 130bpm+ Miami bass-styled rhythm underneath Dynamite MC's excellent flow, Dirtyphonics go for a menacing dubstep rerub while Deekline and Product01 team up to give "Pounding" an excellent tropical-house remake that's full of canny bass moves and carnival-esque rhythms.
Krafty Kuts returns with the hot-house electro of "Let's Ride", joined by Atlanta rapper Shorty-O who adds a slinky, drrty feel to the French filtered choruses and wobbly verses. British producer Ado weighs in with a monster of a mix that simply skyrockets upward to a huge crescendo, while breaks titan PYRAMID drops some huge glitchy bass licks on his half-steppin' version, along with a more upfront "Future Jungle" mix that maintains a house tempo but with a rollicking, Amen-style break bolstering it nicely.
Teaming up for the first time, two of breakbeats leading lights - Krafty Kuts and Featurecast - unite to mash-up the Jungle Brothers among other hip-hop classics on "Head Banger". Surely made as a perfect set-closing last tune, the pair keep some anthemic brass loops tucked away with some low-end filters until they're unleashed for a perfect hands-in-the-air, hug-everyone-immediately moment of euphoria. Backed up in style by the Funky Four Plus One-sampling "We Blow Up The Spot" and the Ice Cube-goes-dubstep thrills of "Shake 'Em Up".
Not content with being a titan of the breaks scene, it now appears that Krafty Kuts is intent on instigating a new international dance phenomenon, if the lyrics to "Monkey Dance" are to be believed. The original takes a humble Jamaican lilt and mercilessly pounds it into next week with some mighty noisy-electro action and some serious bass wobble. In addition to the aforementioned damage done, Kuts returns to add some Moombahton beats to leftovers of the original. Also Bobby C delivers a perky electro-disco remix, while Ed Solo provides a D&B version.