Review: As one of breakbeat's leading lights, One Dead Jedi makes a return in top form with his full length LP project 'Non Player Character'. From start to finish the album is a perfect example of how creative breakbeat production can be when enough spark is applied. Be it either the classic rolling drums of 'What's The Dealio?" or the smooth ride driven rhythms of 'Critical Hit', the full spectrum appears to have been addressed and recreated brilliantly. Other highlights from this one include the junglist chops of ''Backstreet Feline Micro Drama' and the synth heavy title track 'Non Player Character' which cartwheels along traversing a multitude of musical themes.
Review: Ahoy Hoy! Following last year's album Who Needs Reality, young Rory returns with a fresh party cache for 2018. As always with Hoy, the focus is fixed firmly on the furious funk vibes as we slip, slide and slither through seven cuts, four of which are written with kindred funker Quincy Jointz. Highlights include the pitch-shifting vocal looping insanity of "Just So Fresh", the salubrious bass plucks on "Bounce If U Want 2", the sleazy guitar textures fretless bass runs of "Funk On Funk Off" and the heady blend of euphoria on "The Other Side Of Forever". See you on the other side!
Review: If you are looking to get stuck into a juicy new extended project, packed to the very top with unique and extremely creative breakbeat displays, then look no further than this latest offering from Sir-Vere, who joins forces with Big Fat Mama Beats for an awesome selection. The album takes on an almost indie style, with live guitars and electrifying vocal FX taking a major lead roll across a large majority of it. For us, the stand out originals are pretty clear, with the overly emotive synthesizer tones of 'The Sundance Kiss' making a stand out appearance alongside the oldschool hardcore flavourings of 'Consume Me' and the fidget-like shuffles of 'Lights Out''.
Review: The enigmatic Sonale is back with his second compilation to date, this time on the bodacious Big Fat Mama Beats label, and it's another wild breakbeat showdown, full of funk and boogie power. Aside from his own sick cuts, the producer is joined by a whole squadron of breaks-junkies, notably the likes of The Funk Philosopher, Rory Hoy and Leygo. His own tunes are the baddest, though, as they all showcase different sides of the breaks circuit, from the big beat vibes of "Egghead" to the charming, boogie flexing of "Disco Dog". Sonale's back in the game.
Review: It's looking like this new decade is going to be an exciting time for the ever expanding breakbeat scene, as more and more people flock to the genre to experience a certified good time. We hear take a look at Big Fat Mama Beats as they employ the sounds of Sonale across through wicked originals, kicking off with the super catchy vocals of Klumzy Tung on the hard hitting 'Hold On'. Next, the synthesizer racks really come out to play as we are thrown hither and yon across the groovy arrangements of 'It's Allright', before the title track 'For The People' signs off the project with another final dashing of super groovy breakbeat energy!
Review: The guys at Big Fat Mama Beats have pulled out all the stocks available on this one as they ready up and unveil a mammoth compilation, pulling together twenty absolutely monstrous recordings from across the breakbeat spectrum. There's something for everyone on this one, be it the more old school funk driven drum work on 'Dissin U' from StuC4C, the more rock driven guitar riffs of 'Old Tape' from Adrenalinez, or the super futuristic synthesis on the Chubby Robots rework of 'So Good', originally from The Placenta, featuring Wiccatron. This is definitely one we would recommend getting stuck into on a long play!