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13 Feb 11
Review: Hooking up with Aussie breaks titan Nick Thayer on the latest in this series of cheeky, hip-hop bootleg cuts, A-Skillz keeps things very funky on "Rock The Spot" - a mix of chanking guitars, thumping drums and tons of accapella cuts from tunes such as Pitbull's "Bojangles". "19.99" is a souped-up take on Prince's classic, with the original accapella layered over a schizoid-funk beat and plenty of fresh MC hooks.
03 Mar 11
Played by: A.skillz , Manmade / Cmc-Silenta, Mooqee, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Big M Productions (Big M Bootie), Turntill, DJ S-Kreama, Juno Best Sellers 2012
Review: Hooking up with Aussie breaks titan Nick Thayer on the latest in this series of cheeky, hip-hop bootleg cuts, A-Skillz keeps things fresh over four new tracks - with the Fun Loving Criminal's getting jazzed up on "Booty Snax" and Kool & The Gang getting a thorough rerub on "Jungle Banger". Elsewhere, M.O.P's still-huge "Ante Up" gets looped, sped-up and generally effed with on "Yap That Fool, while Doug E. Fresh's seminal "The Show" acts as the basis for the sample-fest "Nothing Like A Bonus".
16 Jan 12
Review: A stellar partnership for this latest volume in Bombstrikes' series of funk 'n' breaks party weapons, which came about after Ali B called in on Nick Thayer during a recent Australian tour. The pair fuse together a wild set of influences and sounds, as on opener "Music" which evokes Cypress Hill, Jay Z and classic '60s soul whilst still staying true to their block-rocking breaks sound. "NE Way" dips into a riff made famous by Dillinger and pimps it out gloriously with heavy drums while "Back To You" samples a line from one of De La Soul's classics and adds a Moog-ish bassline and all manner of funky sampled breaks.
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04 Feb 10
Nick Thayer presents Rok Raydio - "Dirty Lickin" (Trevor Loveys & Nick Thayer remix) - (4:34) 128 BPM
Played by: Crackerz And Jam, Utah Saints, Drum Monkeys, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Electro House, Trojan Beatz
Review: This Australian breaks DJ has been a rising star over the last few years. Initially making his name as a DJ, playing alongside FreQ Nasty, Soul of Man and the Stanton Warriors as resident of Melbourne club Out of Order, he's moved into production with ease. With remixes of The Stantons and Deekline under his belt, this new EP sees Thayer hitting harder than ever.
Title track Ca$h Money is a blinder, a peak-time slice of ravey goodness that's sure to work well on any number of dancefloors. Get Dum is even funkier and a proper delight for DJ's, with countless drops to hold people's attention and an intro that practically launches itself like a rocket.
Trevor Loveys teams up with Thayer on Dirty Lickin', which has some nice Ghetto-Tech style vocals that take the tune into a brand new dimension about half way through, proving that when DJ's write their own material, it's always with the crowd in mind. Reach For The Lazers comes with two mixes, one exclusive to Juno, and both almost off the scale in terms of sheer dirty dancefloor delight. Ignore these at your peril - this EP is a seriously heavy hitting selection from Mr Thayer.
07 May 10
Review: Nick Thayer just can't be stopped right now, dropping highly essential electro-influenced breakbeat diamonds practically every week. This latest EP sees him team up with fellow Passenger label mate Kelevra on the storming and bass-fueled "Plock", as well as dropping the brilliant "Gonna Getcha". The highly-rated Black Noise also pitch in with a bleeped-out mix of "Gonna Getcha" which sets the vocals of the original up against some fiendishly funky gliding synths. With the swinging hip-hop of "Can't Touch Me Now" (featuring Mike Beatz & Lex One) also included, this EP is further proof that Thayer's currently the man with the golden beats.
04 Jun 10
Played by: Badboe, Juno Recommends Electro House, Andy Mcallister, Manmade / Cmc-Silenta, The Funk Hunters, D-Funk
Review: After an almost constant stream of great singles, EPs and remixes over the past six months, Nick Thayer's album finally drops and it definitely lives up to the hype. Encompassing all the colours of the rave rainbow (breakbeat, electro, hip-hop and dubstep all fused together), it's a full on party album from start to end and a real triumph for the Australian DJ. The Daft Punk-isms of "Bring On The Drums" kick things off with style. Thayer has a knack of making any tempo work, and so even a moderately slow tune like this one still gets filled out and beefed up so well that it's impossible not to throw yourself around after seconds. "Alarm Bells" picks up the pace soon after and mixes Crookers beats with martian-synths and some eye-watering builds. With sixteen hardcore gems on the album, Nick Thayer's certainly excelled himself on Just Let It Go.
28 Feb 12
Played by: DJ Agent 86, Fuzzbox Inc, Dan Wilde, Fort Knox Five, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Actual Sounds, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Tim Livingstone, Badboe, Jack Stat, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Basement Freaks, Tosses & Varvez, Jiggyjoe, Radical Mixtape
Review: A natural fit on Skrillex's OWSLA label, Australian electro-breaks star makes his debut on the label with the Tupac-recalling, California-lovin' "Like Boom" featuring rappers Wizard Sleeve, NFA and Kaba Jones. Elsewhere on this ten-track release, Thayer breaks out the distortion and hyper edits on the charged dubstep of "Haters Gonna Hate" and "Facepalm" while "Totalitaria" boasts some explosive, almost jazz-influenced rhythms underneath a sea of wonky leads. Keeping to his breaks roots, "Top of The World" is bound to keep heads nodding as will the gnarled funk of "Rise Up".
04 Jul 11
Played by: Hong Kong Ping Pong, Chudy, Mooqee, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Audited Beats, Chamber, Stereo Beatz, Basement Freaks, Telephunken, Nick Thayer, Radical Mixtape, Chris Awesome, Neon Steve
Review: Purveyors of some of the canniest mash-ups and bootleg-style beats for quite a while now, Bomb Strikes return with this new dancefloor destroying EP from Aussie breakbeat titan Nick Thayer. Incorporating his usual electro-laced breaks for three excellent mash-ups, he drops The Who's seminal "My Generation" over a woozy, bass-punch beat while Rakim's "Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em" acapella is layered over a swaggering midtempo beat on "Rhythm Method". Continuing on the hip-hop theme, LL Cool J's "G.O.A.T" is transformed into a hard-rocking monster with copious amounts of bass spilling out over some block-rocking drums.
23 Apr 10
Played by: Greg Churchill, Just Banks, Fort Knox Five, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Loose Cannons, Juno Download, D-Funk, Mr. Vega, Hanuman Tribe
Review: Golden boy of the breaks scene, Nick Thayer just keeps on getting bigger and better. With an album called "Just Let It Go" dropping soon, Zombies is a reminder of why the world is going loopy over the kid from Melbourne. With a slightly funky swing to the drums and some chunky bass rocking through the track, it's a winner that carries off some Thriller-style spooky vocals over the beats. Manchester's HeavyFeet take it and increase the funk a little, scaling back the bass and instead adding some tickling percussion along the way.
Another new Thayer song, Just Let It Go is a pleasing dip into midtempo hip-hop, with vocalist NFA asking "have you ever been with two girls at the same time?". Fort Knox Five keep their mix low-down and funky while Cutline speed things up and turn in a dizzying smasher, chopping the vocals and making it work like a chant over the slippery bass and kick-ass drums. Gimme Some More feat. Sporty-O keeps the hip-hop connection running, while Thayer himself has fun remixing it for the floor - upping the tempo and adding a fidget beat to the fun. Not only is this another blinding release from Thayer. it also makes the album seem like it's going to be simply huge!
17 Sep 11
Played by: DJ Stex, Mooqee, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Tosses & Varvez, Riddim Fruit
Review: This instalment in the long running Bombstrikes series sees Nick Thayer teaming up with fellow Aussie breakbeat producer and self-styled DubRave don Will Styles on this pair of incendiary party starters. "Party People" is a bouncing, "Where's Your Head At" sampling gem which utilises its numerous hip-hop cut ups to great effect, its shining robot electro vibe guaranteed to get you moving. "Shake Like Ya Mama" meanwhile is equally as fun, taking the classic riff from "Walk This Way" and fattening it up with analogue leads and more infectious hip-hop vocal work.
31 Jul 09
Played by: DJ Agent 86
25 Apr 08
Aquasky & Crash Berlin - "Movin The Hype Track" (feat Kool Keith - Nick Thayer remix) - (4:59) 129 BPM
Ragga Twins - "Let Me See Your Hands" (feat Aquasky - The Body Snatchers Crank Dat mix) - (1:25) 129 BPM
Aquasky - "Have A Good Time" (feat Acafool - The Count Of Monte Cristal & Sinden remix) - (1:13) 129 BPM