Combine sounds similar to Mr Oizo's "Flatbeat" with the gnarly snarl of what Russian producer Proxy makes with a sense of cloud pleasing antics and Karfty Kuts' "Bang Bang" is, no doubt about it - a certified banger. There's licks of electro-funk in "The Wasp" with touches of newer breakbeat styles you could compare with The Prodigy, however the 'what!' and 'stealin the flow' vocal samples have got Krafty Kuts written all over it. Huge two-track.
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.
Instant Vibes have secured a coup here - a one-off collaboration between two key nu-skool breaks producers - Krafty Kuts and Jason Laidback. The results are smokin' with "Woofers In The Trunk' being a tough edged funker with pulsating bass, beefed up big-beats and a nonchalant drawl. Badass!