Killer funk infused breakbeat from Ram Skank here on the There Were The Breaks EP, with two original cuts and three new remixes. It's the Funkanomics refix of "Rainbow Cemetery" that we're digging most, with a head nodding cut-up vibe that sounds like the early - and less abrasive - work of Frenchman Sebastian. Don't miss the original cut of "Pass The Cheese" either, which shines with a breezy charm that reminds us of Katalyst circa Manipulating Agent.
Putting aside the question of whether Ram Skank is in fact back by, um, "dope demand", this full-length debut should warm the cockles of anyone who likes their beats and breaks heavy, groovy and laden with cheeky samples. In true Big M fashion, Back By Dope Demand restlessly shifts between styles, mashing up vocals, breaks, beats, rave noises and sub cabinet-busting basslines with gleeful abandon. Expect to hear future garage rinse-outs, breakbeat bombs, funk breaks smashers, revivalist rave jams, 4/4 bubblers and a skipload of skank-heavy bangers. Killer.