Review: New from breakbeat stable Digital Sensation UK, Slang & Technodreamer bring a sophisticated electro-funk slant to the epic "Sunblaze". Using juddering dubstep-style leads in an altogether funkier way than most, the pair drop a killer lead along with some oceanic breakdowns, while mixes from Trukers, Monojoke and Matrick all lend the original some seriously floor-packing reworks.
Cage Page & Toy Quantize - "Remember The Feature" (original mix) - (5:20) 140 BPM
Cage Page & Toy Quantize/Open Cluster - "Remember The Feature" (Open Cluster remix) - (6:23) 134 BPM
Cage Page & Toy Quantize/Fisso & Spark - "Remember The Feature" (Fisso & Spark remix) - (8:00) 128 BPM
Review: Hyped, melodic breaks from this pairing of producers on the new release from DSUK. On the original version of "Remember The Future", the duo lift off with some driven bass melodies that are nicely matched by crystalline leads, while Open Cluster concentrate more on pounding the floor with classic breaks drums on their mix. A further mix from Fisso & Spark follows the original's heavy melodies but adds a touch of wobble to the thick basslines they cook up on their classy version.
Review: Three beautifully atmospheric and progressive breaks tunes from Russian producer Andrew Philippov, with some help from a trio of remixers on this Digital Sensation release. Affective recasts "Silver Lining" with a slew of cosmic synths and bass with real bite, while Bobalina adds a deep intensity and plenty of high-end fizz to "Space Ocean". Duane Barry's treatment of "Contact" however is the real oceanic treat in the set - with a huge dubby breakdown that you never want to end built in halfway through.
Review: Self styled "just a f*ckin' Russian guy" Abdomen Burst returns with a new single in the shape of "Narada" on Digital Sensation. The atmospheric hue of the original is given a peak time re-rub by Geon, while the Innuendo remix strips it back to the bare bones - our pick of the bunch.
Review: Following up his "Alternatives" single on the Digital Sensations label, Latvian breaks master Kondrashov is back with this epic newie, "Insane". On a nu-skool tip, the beats are tough and sleazy while the melodies are charged with plenty of cosmic bite. On the remix front, Aussie smashers Beatsmack go hell for leather on their version - working a huge guitar-like lead sound into the hectic beats and punishing bass bumps.
Review: New on Digital Sensation UK, Russian breaks-head Andrew Philippov makes his debut with these three excellent tunes that have already enjoyed support from Kultur & Columbo and Embliss amongst others in the know. On a deep and spacey tip, the title tune makes great use of some neon-coated melodies as well as thick, oceanic pads to give it real density on the breakdowns, while "Silver Lining" goes for a glistening, head-dance vibe with huge sweeps ushering in the perfectly-placed beats. Final tune "Contact" is another beauty - using slowly phased triplet synths to truly suck you in.
Review: One part of Latvian breaks smashers Underthis, Kondrashov goes it alone on this Digital Sensation release which has already had rabid support from Kultur & Columbo, Bill Vega and Line Of Sight. Clean, sharp snares and subtle bass hits keep this one fresh while dreamy vocals bubble under the surface - embellishing the tune but thankfully not hijacking its raw punchiness. Hotly-tipped producer Sketi really turns things up into the red on his mix - a gift to breaks DJs everywhere.
How It All Began (Felix Stone remix) - (6:51) 133 BPM
How It All Began (Innuendo remix) - (6:08) 143 BPM
Review: New on Digital Sensation comes the melodic breakbeat of East Cafe's "How It All Began". Loaded with multi-tracked, softly-played acoustic guitars and plenty of driving synth sounds, it's a refreshing change from the level-pushing lunacy of most breakbeat releases, though Flextone boss Felix Stone does an interesting job of upping the hype-factor on his mix, while Innuendo blissfully goes the other way, creating a slower, chilled-out mix that in some ways recalls minimalist composers like Steve Reich and Gavin Bryars.
Review: A real treat of a release from Serbian producer Fletric, which not only includes his moody and glitched-out original but also some essential mixes. Australian breakbeat titan EK lays his skills down on his fantastic re-rub - keeping the drums tight and organic with plenty of attitude spilling off the rearranged synths and squeaks. Hungarian star Retroid turns in a beast also - a mix that builds and builds with momentum, while Macho's mix flits between four-on-the-floor madness and seriously grooving drums.