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Plasmatic State - (6:54) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Clay Davis - (5:47) 136 BPM
   
Chunk - (5:46) 133 BPM
ROCST 32DA
15 Nov 09
Breakbeat
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Total Recall - (4:48) 140 BPM
   
Total Recall (Eshericks remix) - (6:36) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Total Recall (Schema remix) - (4:41) 140 BPM
   
5 Years 10 Years - (6:46) 140 BPM
Review: Hot on the heels of a killer remix package of their 2008 anthem "MSG" Afghan Headspin release the Schwarzenegger sized "Total Recall" which blends Happy Hardcore piano hooks and chipmunk vocals with heavy breaks and trancey synths for maximum effect. Japanese breakbeat artist Eshericks drops a killer progressive breakbeat banger with a very effective breakdown whereas as Jersey quartet Schema add further to their reputation with a mid range dubstep tear out. Afgan Headspin finish off things themselves with "5 Years 10 Years" a cheeky little dubstep number with menacing bass stabs, off key hats and comedy samples.
ROCST 48DA
20 Jun 10
Breakbeat
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Favela (feat Stapleton) - (5:29) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Favela (Rough Draft remix) - (4:22)
   
Favela (Hoi! remix) - (5:53) 130 BPM
Review: As old Grandpappy Juno tells all the staff on their first day, 'always pack a hardhat'. At first you haven't got the foggiest what he's on about... Then a cut like "Favela" crashes through the speakers, and it hits you like a slo-mo hardcore techno brick. Softened slightly by tingling rave rushes, this is hardhat-level electro at its grittiest. Rough Draft's remix, on the other hand, needs no safety headwear. In fact his funkified dubstep version is so slinky and sprightly you could jump around to this in that cracking birthday suit of yours and fear no real danger whatsoever. Hoi! finishes the set with a remix and while it's back to a hardhat level of electro energy and oomph, you can wear it at a jaunty angle as the basslines are much squidgier.
ROCST 81DA
08 Apr 12
Electro House
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Protect Your Neck - (4:08) 140 BPM
   
Radisson Blu - (3:06) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Funk and Filth
ROCST 96DA
24 Mar 13
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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1, 2, 3, 4 - (6:28) 129 BPM
   
Darkside - (6:03) 129 BPM
   
Skets - (5:27) 136 BPM
   
Devastating - (5:30) 140 BPM
   
Me So Rebel - (4:18) 130 BPM
   
Wipergroove - (5:05) 129 BPM
   
It's Not Uncommon - (4:41) 129 BPM
   
The Thing That's Gonna Kill Us - (4:27) 129 BPM
   
The King - (5:52) 131 BPM
   
Stay Young - (7:18) 131 BPM
   
Tranquillo - (5:57) 131 BPM
   
The Calling - (5:59) 136 BPM
   
International Timewarp - (5:54) 129 BPM
   
Shadowlands - (5:42) 130 BPM
   
Chien Lunatique - (5:44) 136 BPM
   
Shake Your Rump - (5:15) 136 BPM
   
One Way Ticket - (5:43) 135 BPM
   
One Way Ticket VIP - (5:45) 134 BPM
   
Smell The Glove - (4:39) 138 BPM
   
Scanners - (5:28) 135 BPM
   
Bang Spanner - (4:50) 140 BPM
   
Cocaine - (5:21) 140 BPM
   
Bad Selection - (4:52) 140 BPM
   
Clump Tropicana - (4:28) 140 BPM
   
No Process - (5:03) 140 BPM
   
Manana - (5:43) 135 BPM
   
Beef Disco - (5:01) 140 BPM
   
Box Cake - (5:18) 140 BPM
   
Total Recall - (4:48) 140 BPM
   
5 Years 10 Years - (6:46) 140 BPM
   
Acid Signal - (5:13) 138 BPM
   
Cocaine (Alex Kote remix) - (5:53) 129 BPM
   
Bang Spanner (601 remix) - (5:13) 140 BPM
   
Clump Tropicana (dub Elements remix) - (4:36) 139 BPM
Played by: Afghan Headspin
Review: Two former members of D&B trio Resonant Evil (Renegade Hardware, Moving Shadow) have branched out and found a new breaks-friendly home on Cut La Roc's Rocstar label. And boy have they got material to share: with 31 tracks included plus remixes, they've clearly been busy boys, but thankfully not at the expense of quality. "1,2,3,4" comes charging in with live-sounding drums rattling heavily, while "Wipergroove" and "The Calling" show off their deeply tech side. Unable to leave D&B tempos alone, there's even a few hyped, jump-up tunes in there too, making this an exhilarating roller coaster ride of an album, and an impressive debut to boot.
ROCST 58DA
27 Feb 11
Breakbeat
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Bad Man - (3:37) 88 BPM
   
Bad Man (Explicit) - (3:37) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bad Man (instrumental) - (3:39) 88 BPM
Review: Ready for some serious ragga beats? Here we go...One track, three versions, one message. Audioheed and Skilf are badmen. Producing some of the most nuts hybrid dubstep out there, coming direct from the centre of everywhere (okay, Bedford, UK). Set to tear down venues across the country, "Bad Man" is the type of track that makes a night.
ROCST 125DA
20 Jul 14
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Rollin' (album mix) - (3:56) 126 BPM
   
Rollin' (radio edit) - (3:56) 126 BPM
   
Rollin' (extended mix) - (5:48) 125 BPM
   
Rollin' (extended dub) - (5:49) 125 BPM
   
Rockin' (Rollin' instrumental) - (3:56) 126 BPM
   
For The People (Ben & Lex 'For The Beys' remix) - (5:33) 129 BPM
   
For The People (Ben & Lex 'Big Beat Rocs' remix) - (4:13) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
ROCST 41DA
14 Mar 10
Breakbeat
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For The People (radio edit) - (3:41) 126 BPM
   
For The People (extended mix) - (5:10) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
For The People (Beatmonkeys remix) - (6:02) 130 BPM
   
For The People (Fuzzbox Inc remix) - (3:50) 126 BPM
   
By The People - (5:08) 126 BPM
ROCST 29DA
27 Sep 09
Breakbeat
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Some Time (feat Andy Cargill) - (3:52) 126 BPM
   
Some Time (TMM remix) - (4:29)
   
Some Time (Cakeboy remix) - (4:57) 129 BPM
   
Some Time (Cakeboy remix dub) - (4:54) 129 BPM
   
Some Time (Unique 3 remix) - (8:13) 128 BPM
   
Some Time (Unique 3 remix instrumental) - (8:12) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The Beatmonkeys are largely known for their breakbeat releases but here we find them getting much more dark and carnal. With a voodoo stomp and harrowed vocals from Andy Cargill it's an introspective track that gives more on every listen. Remix-wise TMM take things on a more organic, psychedelic, Trentemoller-style trip, Cakeboy gives it an electro breakbeat shoeing and Unique 3 whisks you back to electro's original icy roots. Do yourself a favour: check "Some Time" out some time...
ROCST 102DA
16 Jun 13
Breakbeat
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Cheeky Man (album version) - (3:49) 129 BPM
   
Cheeky Man (extended mix) - (6:25) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cheeky Man (Sonny Wharton remix) - (7:16) 129 BPM
Review: A fun-filled smasher from Liverpool's Beatmonkeys, who chop and sample a version of "The Sheik Of Araby" and layer it among rave pianos, tough breaks and loads of club 'tude on this new belter on the Rocstar label. While the album version is more breakbeat-orientated, their extended mix is a must-have for house fans as they offer a languid piano build set off nicely against some mainroom kicks and white noise flutters. Cheeky and charming stuff.
ROCST 63DA
17 Apr 11
Breakbeat
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Act I - (3:15) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cheeky Man (album version) - (3:48) 129 BPM
   
For The People (radio edit) - (3:41) 126 BPM
   
Shake It (feat Andy Cargill & K Ners) - (3:14) 151 BPM
   
Bim & Bass (feat Goldmouf) - (5:15) 129 BPM
   
Sunshine Hose - (6:02) 130 BPM
   
Act II - (1:29) 130 BPM
   
Some Time (feat Andy Cargill) - (3:52) 126 BPM
   
Don't Wanna Hear Hype (feat Frilla) - (5:46) 131 BPM
   
Bim (feat Goldmouf) - (3:19)
   
Rollin' (feat Frilla, Foreign Beggers & Six Toys) - (3:56) 126 BPM
   
Dusk - (5:54) 135 BPM
   
Alien Sandwich (Epilog) - (5:13) 129 BPM
Review: Recently rinsed to buggery on Radio 1 by Kissy Sell Out, Florida's Farace comes in hard with the itchy, half-step breaks of "Feel That Ammunition". Given a vocal boost from Trevor Rockwell on the mic, it fuses dubstep and breaks perfectly, whilst also sporting one of the meanest, longest and most insane builds you'll hear in a long time. With mixes from Johnny Dangerously and Wavewhore also included, this is one fierce release.
ROCST 64DA
01 May 11
Breakbeat
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All Da Breakz (MSKRNT's VIP remix) - (6:11) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Soundboy Step-Up - (5:51) 140 BPM
ROCST 37DA
28 Feb 10
Breakbeat
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Howl - (3:27) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Howl (instrumental mix) - (3:27) 50 BPM
   
Spoonful - (3:07) 62 BPM
ROCST 132DA
01 Feb 15
Indie
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This Is My Party - (3:30) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
This Is My Party (radio edit) - (3:30) 100 BPM
   
This Is My Party (instrumental mix) - (3:30) 100 BPM
ROCST 140DA
10 May 15
Indie
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Avatar (feat Ashley Slater) - (3:44) 155 BPM
   
Love Without Sound - (3:42) 145 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Man Up (feat Georgina Upton & 6ix Toys) - (3:22)
   
Mountain Fort (feat Polkadot) - (4:05) 135 BPM
   
Warrior Sound - (5:27) 149 BPM
   
Innovation (feat Credit To The Nation & Gerogina Upton) - (4:33) 155 BPM
   
Womp Rat - (5:57) 149 BPM
   
Respect (feat Coppa) - (4:11) 149 BPM
   
Brave New World - (3:31) 143 BPM
   
Side Step - (5:02)
Review: Neatly hyped by his "Avatar" single at the start of the month, Rocstar's new funker-in-residence William Breakspear brings the noise on his debut LP. And what noise it is! Sitting comfortably somewhere between raw funk, hip-hop and dancefloor-driven nu-funk, Billy boy delivers in every way; even with the pun-fuelled title. With 10 sterling tracks on board, we can't list them all, but here are a few hot tips... "Mountain Fort" is a wonderfully trippy slice of deep dub, "Innovation" is a screaming slab of concentrated party fusion that features back-in-the-day legends Credit To The Nation, "Brave New World" drives us to the most darkened corners of the dance with a bashment rhythm and well textured bass tones while "Man Up" celebrates all things carnival. That's four tracks; have a buzz on the other six yourselves!
ROCST 85 DA
20 May 12
Breakbeat
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Avatar (original mix) - (3:44) 155 BPM
   
Avatar (Jazz-Magz Avatari remix) - (3:17) 155 BPM
   
Avatar (Slim Blue remix) - (5:48) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: There are two things you need to survive in life - music and puns. Sheer, unashamed, silly puns. Willy's got both; his chucklesome name giving birth to the forthcoming album title Bardcore. We approve. You'll have to wait until later in the month for that, in the meantime chow down on this fine album track. Featuring the syrup-toned legend from Freak Power, Ashley Slater, "Avatar" is a dreamy, squelchy nu funk nugget with instant heart-melt potential. Prime material timed perfectly for any sunshine sets you've got coming up, it's complemented by a deeply trippy rub from Jazz-Magz Avatari and a soulful D&B flex via Slim Blue.
ROCST 83DA
29 Apr 12
Breakbeat
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Innovation - (4:31) 155 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Innovation (clean version) - (4:31) 155 BPM
   
Innovation (alternate version) - (4:31) 155 BPM
   
Innovation (instrumental) - (4:31)
Review: Label chief of Spanky Panky Records and a pretty mean producer as well, William Breakspear marks himself out as the bard of breakbeat on this new release for Cut La Roc's Rocstar label. With 90s UK hip-hop stars Credit To The Nation leading the rhyme charge, WB cooks up a swaggering, rock-influenced beat while singer Georgina Upton drops a teasing chorus that fits in perfectly amid the hyped verses and souped-up breaks. Truly kick-ass stuff, and a perfect addition to Rocstar's dependable catalogue.
ROCST 70 DA
26 Jun 11
Breakbeat
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Jib Jab - (4:58) 125 BPM
   
On - (5:35) 140 BPM
   
Cakeboy & Ashley Slater - "Walking In The Rain" (feat Scarlett Quinn - Cakeboy vs Kitten & The Hip) - (4:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Supercell - (5:04) 135 BPM
Review: Every bass fan's favourite gateau blaster returns with four firing slices of fondant funk and fury; Both "On" and "Jib Jab" take us right back to the turn of the century big beat/breakbeat conversation, the former with bone-snapping acid stomps, the latter with stuttering funk a la JDS. "Walking In The Rain" brings us back to the future by way of sleazy mid-tempo glitch funkery and a sexy vocal from Scarlett Quinn. Finally "Supercell" takes us deep into the heart of 2007 when Plump DJs and Ils were ruling; rolling, suitably twisted and fuelled with detailed FX and samples. Hotter than a spiced cherry sponge baked by Mary Berry herself.
ROCST 147DA
18 Dec 15
Breakbeat
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Throbbed Out - (4:09) 140 BPM
   
Come & Get It! - (5:00) 129 BPM
   
This Is Cake - (4:43) 140 BPM
   
Glam Sandwich (feat MC Manic) - (5:14) 134 BPM
   
Damage (feat Frances Law) - (5:21) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Funkin' Ridiculous (feat Credit To The Nation) - (4:31) 120 BPM
   
Blues Breaker - (5:22) 135 BPM
   
Vibrate The Place - (5:52) 129 BPM
   
Gettin' Carried Away - (4:44) 138 BPM
   
Banana Bomb - (5:28) 140 BPM
   
Skyrider - (5:30) 135 BPM
Review: A fondant funkster. A Battenberg badboy. A cupcake crusader - whatever you want to call him, Cakeboy is one of the sweetest things to happen in the breaks world for a long, long time. Baked with precision, his debut album is tasty to the very last crumb. Ranging from the gritty rolls and old school stabs of "Come & Get It" to the mechanical tripletty skankage of "Glam Sandwich" via the mind-bending bass warps and acid mentalism of "Gettin' Carried Away", each cut on this impressive album is cooked with dedicated dancefloor dynamism. Tuck in today.
ROCST 113DA
03 Nov 13
Breakbeat
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Skyrider - (5:30) 135 BPM
   
Skyrider (JFB remix) - (4:34) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Ez Icarus
Review: Few producers can boast a name as cool as Cakeboy. It's actually his real name, too; we know a funny story about him looking like an eclair when he was born. We don't have time for such frivolous anecdotes though. Not when the beats are as creamy as "Skyrider": Cakey's original bubbles between low-swung nu-funk and a more melodic, organic, star-gazing groove while JFB adds a glitchy halfstep hybrid with plenty of bass. Both are, as another big player in the cake game might say, exceedingly good.
ROCST 94DA
20 Jan 13
Breakbeat
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Weapons - (4:51) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rockin' The Retro - (5:18) 135 BPM
Review: If ever there were a Great British Bass Off, master baker Cakeboy would win hands down. Here he presents two new layers of musical sponge, gelled together with some top musical cream and jam. "Weapons" mixes old skool synths with manic ADHD breaks and build-ups. "Rockin'" lays the subby icing on good and thick over scattershot breakbeats, cowbells and frenzied crunchy funk. The timer's rung, the cake's cooled down, time to get stuck in.
ROCST 156DA
13 Jan 17
Breakbeat
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Funkin' Ridiculous - (4:31) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Funkin' Marvelous - (4:31) 120 BPM
Review: Having appeared on William Breakspear's album last summer, Credit To The Nation bolster their return again with this spiked out slammer from Cornish firestarter Cakeboy. Running amok with an electro-charged riff, Cakey's provided the ideal bed for CTTN's rapid-fire conscious spittage. Not feeling the vocal? Jump on the instrumental version "Funkin Marvellous". Tasty!
ROCST 109DA
15 Sep 13
Breakbeat
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Damage - (5:21) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Damage (Dutty Moonshine remix) - (3:44) 140 BPM
   
Damage (Sirkus Sirkuz mix) - (5:13) 124 BPM
   
Damage (Sirkus Sirkuz dub) - (4:38) 124 BPM
Review: Crumbs! Cakeboy remains as sweet as ever with this first new track since his impressive album Gateau Blaster. Teaming up with the rather raunchy, emphatic sounding Frances Law, the pair have cooked up a gritty, growling breakbeat groove that's super-charged with sexy prowess. Remix-wise Dutty Moonshine get wild on a slap-happy 140 flex while Sirkus Sirkuz lay down a more subtle 4/4 vibe that - thanks to some very distinctive detuned synth work and Beltram-flavoured strings - builds into a timeless techno monster. Do not delay: Cause some "Damage" today!
ROCST 120DA
11 May 14
Breakbeat
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Poker Ghost - (5:57) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Trill Ya Soul (feat Flip Disc) - (5:07) 140 BPM
   
Northern Lights - (4:37) 140 BPM
Review: Caper?s "Poker Ghost EP" gets a release on Cut La Roc?s excellent Rocstar label. Featuring three original productions, Caper explores the deeper side of dubstep whilst melting together the sounds of dubstep, garage, breaks, grime and even reggae. Having released on a number of other imprints, it now looks as though Caper has found his home on Rocstar.
ROCST 38DA
25 Feb 10
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Bonklet (feat Dutty Moonshine) - (4:14) 131 BPM
   
Enhancement - (6:00) 130 BPM
   
Blaze Up (feat Kitten & The Hip) - (4:50) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
On Your Bike - (4:33) 128 BPM
Review: Swing and soul ambassadors Captain Flatcap can be found in live three-piece form and solo DJ form. Right here they're clearly operating as a tight unit as an array of organic instruments fly at us from every angle, weaving and bobbing amid treacle-thick cheeky bass. "Bonklet" is a madcap jam with fellow swing sizzlers Dutty Moonshine, all leads and counter leads overlapping with mischief. "Enhancement", meanwhile, plays the soothing counter as we're soothed by flutes and massaged by harpsichord melodies. Deeper into the EP we're chop-slapped by raw swing skanks and savage bass licks on "Blaze Up" and shin-kicked by the gypsy insanity of the accordion-charged "On Your Bike". Tasty.
ROCST 122DA
15 Jun 14
Breakbeat
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Bonklet (feat Dutty Moonshine - Jenova Collective remix) - (4:38) 140 BPM
   
Enhancement (90 Long remix) - (5:16) 130 BPM
   
Blaze Up (feat Kitten And The Hip - Father Funk remix) - (3:27) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Blaze Up (Father Funk remix instrumental) - (3:27) 112 BPM
   
On Your Bike (Mr Biggz remix) - (4:46) 115 BPM
Review: Captain Flatcap : excellent name, excellent style. "Bonklet" featuring Dutty Moonshine unveils some truly inspired and eccentric beats to get those booties shaking first up. There's a definite feel of festivals about the entire release and the dizzying combination of breakbeat, retro video game soundtracks and ludicrous synth-brass wouldn't seem out of place in theme tune of an after school program from 1996, and it's one hell of a ride. Combine that with a can of your favourite juice and somebody to dance with and you've got yourself a party.
ROCST 133DA
08 Feb 15
Breakbeat
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Boom Bap Boxing - (3:45) 148 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Boom Bap Boxing (instrumental) - (3:45) 148 BPM
   
Boom Bap Boxing (clean version) - (3:45) 148 BPM
Review: Captain Flatcap is a three-piece act, (Chris Rotherham, Tom Rotherham and Matt Woods), who perform the most unique fusion of electro-swing, dubstep and ska, all fully live btw, that you're ever likely to hear. Propelled by the hypey rhythms of his band mates, Chris is a whirling dervish of flutes, beads and flat caps. Here he's helped out by Great Scott who delivers an edgy rap over a chunky, funk break beat. Instrumentals and clean versions also help round this cheeky melodic package.
ROCST 153DA
16 Sep 16
Breakbeat
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OT - (4:49) 149 BPM
   
OT (clean edit) - (4:49) 149 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
OT (instrumental) - (4:49) 149 BPM
Review: Music is rife with repetition. It thrives off it, from sampling to homages to pastiche. But we guarantee you have never heard anything like this. It's Shakespeare's Othello told in a UK hip-hop narrative. No, really. What's more, it genuinely works; while charged at rate of verbal knots, bardman Charlie D's lyrical approach is clear and emphatic, enveloping you into the tragic tale with true storyteller skills. The beats, meanwhile, flicker and faze with the right balance of poignancy and bass. Genuinely unique.
ROCST114DA
24 Nov 13
Breakbeat
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2012 Male - (2:56) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
2012 Male (dub mix) - (3:03) 106 BPM
   
2012 Male (instrumental mix) - (2:58) 106 BPM
ROCST 92DA
12 Nov 12
Hip Hop/R&B
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Festival Love (So High) - (5:21) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Festival Love (All About The dub mix) - (5:23) 126 BPM
   
Festival (instrumental) - (5:23) 126 BPM
ROCST 53DA
03 Oct 10
Breakbeat
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Classic - (4:53) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Classic (Hacksaw Hacked It remix) - (7:17) 128 BPM
   
Classic (Temper D remix) - (5:46) 145 BPM
   
Classic (Superstyle Deluxe remix) - (6:27) 126 BPM
   
Classic (601 remix) - (5:25) 134 BPM
   
Classic (Robosapiens remix) - (6:21) 130 BPM
Played by: Crackerz and Jam, Qdup
ROCST 25DA
19 Jul 09
Breakbeat
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What Love Is (feat Chomsky) - (4:11) 83 BPM
   
Blame (feat The Sixth Letter) - (4:59) 114 BPM
   
Ride On (feat Alex Larke) - (5:27) 121 BPM
   
Come Get Some (feat Donald D) - (3:12) 122 BPM
   
Deathstar (feat Fangs) - (3:30) 128 BPM
   
For The Kids (feat The Sixth Letter) - (3:59) 71 BPM
   
Mishka (feat Gary Lightbody) - (4:35) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ibossim - (6:34) 109 BPM
   
Jump Up & Down (feat The B-Boy MC's) - (3:49) 110 BPM
   
Don't Stop (feat Alex Larke) - (3:10) 110 BPM
   
Candy Man (feat Alex Larke) - (4:56) 76 BPM
   
Nightlife Love - (5:05) 104 BPM
   
Hey Girl (feat Lion D) - (3:59) 129 BPM
   
Glitter (feat Fangs) - (3:28) 71 BPM
   
Waited Far Too Long (feat Alex Larke) - (3:57) 78 BPM
Review: Back with his third album, Big Beat pioneer Lee "Cut La Roc" Potter has created a kaleidoscopic set of songs that make his early days on Skint suddenly seem like a very long time ago. As someone who grew up on hip-hop, it's maybe not surprising to hear so many influences at work at one time. There are plenty of B-Boy references, most notably on "Come Get Some" which features an amazing guest spot from MC Donald D, as well as a choice sample from Big Daddy Kane's "Warm It Up Kane". There's also the use of classic UBB tune Pussyfooter on the schizoid party-banger Jump Up & Down.

But surprisingly, there are a host of other styles on show here as well. Pop gets a look in on For The Kids, which uses a Robbie Williams chorus as a hook in between raps from The 6th Letter. Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol even makes an appearance on Mishka, with La Roc making a soundbed of sampled strings for the singer to let loose on. A pair of songs with vocalist Alex Larke also showcases some unexpected influences. Don't Stop seems pleasantly indebted to The Rolling Stones, while their other collaboration Candy Man is a slow and sentimental piano-led ballad.

There's still a lot of jump-up club tunes that fans would expect from a Cut La Roc album, like the awesome Nightlife Love and Hey Girl which features a great performance from Ragga MC Lion D. But it's refreshing to hear a DJ produce an album that takes them out of their comfort zone, especially when it works as well as Larger Than Life.
ROCST 36DA
11 Feb 10
Hip Hop/R&B
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Jump Up & Down (original mix) - (3:45) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bounce Up & Down - (3:46)
   
Jump Up & Down (Jadell Remix) - (4:10) 146 BPM
   
Jump Up & Down (Jadell instrumental) - (4:09) 146 BPM
   
Jump Up & Down (DJ Beathoven remix) - (3:41)
   
Jump Up & Down (DJ Beathoven remix instrumental) - (3:34)
   
Jump Up & Down (Ben One remix) - (3:25)
   
Jump Up & Down (Ben One remix instrumental) - (3:24)
   
Jump Up & Down (Crackerz & Jam remix) - (7:32) 130 BPM
   
Jump Up & Down (The Playfellow remix) - (5:55) 135 BPM
   
Jump Up & Down (The Playfellow remix instrumental) - (5:55) 135 BPM
ROCST 34DA
13 Dec 09
Breakbeat
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Spinning Balls - (5:14) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Spinning Balls (GALACTUS remix) - (3:46) 125 BPM
   
Spinning Balls (Cakeboy remix) - (4:55) 129 BPM
Review: Beat veteran Cut La Roc takes us deep into the bleeps. Driven by an arresting hook and a swinging tribal house rhythm, it's Cutty at his most commanding. Remix-wise GALACTUS gets old school with massive hooky detuned synths and a party vibe that's so out of control the police will arrive any minute, while Cakeboy invites a distorted gritty saw-like bassline to the shindig. Drop this and balls will spin in every direction.
ROCST129DA
16 Nov 14
Funky/Club House
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That Man Is Dirty - (6:52) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
That Man Is Dirty (dub) - (6:52) 128 BPM
Played by: Rebel Sketchy
Review: A very pleasing step away from his usual punchy, bassy breaks sound as Cut La Roc embraces all things deep and house-shaped on the slow-burning "That Man Is Dirty". With an epic rising filter bringing up some hugely funky vocal stabs over a jacking house beat, CLR keeps his hard-hitting sonics in place but wraps them around a much more subtle and tense arrangement - something that's made even more obvious on the accompanying (and very essential) dub included on the single.
ROCST 78DA
19 Feb 12
Breakbeat
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Nemesis (original album mix) - (6:23) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nemesis (Jay Stewart remix) - (6:55) 129 BPM
   
Nemesis (Schmidt remix) - (7:42) 138 BPM
ROCST 12DA
12 May 08
Breakbeat
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I Don't Get You - (3:37) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Aaah Got Ya - (3:35) 117 BPM
ROCST 107DA
11 Aug 13
Funk
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Sunday Morning People - (4:36) 140 BPM
   
Sunday Morning People (Herbgrinder remix) - (4:09) 141 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sunday Morning People (Roast Beatz remix) - (4:04)
   
Sunday Morning People (Fonkynson remix) - (3:57) 141 BPM
Review: One of the funk and breaks scene's most enduring, influential players, Cut La Roc reminds us what's important in life: going to church on a Sunday morning and giving it up for the big bearded man above. Prayers don't come much funkier; with big soul elements oozing out of every element, it's an instant ticket to party heaven. Remix-wise we're spoilt for choice: Herbgrinder ups the gnarly bass factor, Roast Beatz adds a sprinkle of ghetto attitude to his blend while Fonkyson fuses the mix with lazer-strutting synths and shades of subtle slap bass. Cut La Roc has smashed it on this one. If only all sermons were this funky.
ROCST117DA
09 Mar 14
Breakbeat
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Can You Handle It? (Luv U) - (5:37) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Can You Handle It? (Luv U) (Father Funk remix) - (4:15) 120 BPM
   
Can You Handle It? (Luv U) (William Breakspear remix) - (3:48) 110 BPM
ROCST 134DA
15 Feb 15
Funky/Club House
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Make Some Noise - (6:25) 127 BPM
   
Bugle - (4:40) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flying High - (7:54) 126 BPM
ROCST 71DA
14 Aug 11
Progressive House
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Roll The Dice - (5:19) 129 BPM
Review: As Rocstar head honcho, Cut La Roc has championed the spectrum of breakbeat styles with open-eared enthusiasm and nary a care for fly-by-night trends. Practicing his preach on every release; you never know what you're going to get from old Roccy, but you're guaranteed it's going to rock. "Roll The Dice" is no exception as it tips a nod to Get Physical's early days and classic UK house with stabs that you may well recognise from "Fly Life". Spine-tingler AND party banger, Cutty's nailed it once again.
ROCST 91DA
05 Nov 12
Breakbeat
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Supa Disco - (3:49) 127 BPM
   
Supa Disco (Danny.Wav remix) - (3:37) 127 BPM
   
Supa Disco (The Cromer Suicide Club remix) - (3:16) 128 BPM
   
Supa Disco (Cakeboy remix) - (3:48) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Supa Disco (Wax Hands remix) - (6:58) 124 BPM
ROCST 159DA
28 Apr 17
Breakbeat
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Riot In The Club - (3:35) 128 BPM
   
Riot In The Club (extended mix) - (4:35) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rukkus In The Club - (4:31) 128 BPM
Review: An impromptu single from breaks meister CLR, joined by UK rhymer Coppa for the subtle yet very cool "Riot In The Club". You might expect a tune with "Riot" in the title to be a cavalcade of noise, but the duo keep things nicely on the down-low, with rounded, subby basslines and a simple breaks drumset forming the backbone for Coppa to flesh out with his rhymes. And what rhymes they are - if you know of another tune that name checks Elmer Fudd, Dawson's Creek and Nigella Lawson in the same verse, we'd love to hear it!
ROCST 65DA
09 May 11
Breakbeat
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Angels - (3:34) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Angelic - (3:34) 107 BPM
ROCST 60DA
13 Mar 11
Hip Hop/R&B
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Normal Level (feat Coppa) - (3:02) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Normal Level (feat Native Sun) - (2:53)
   
Instrumental Level - (3:02)
Played by: Mo-Matic
Review: Exclusive to Juno Download, Rocstar main man and nu-funk breaks king Cut La Rock slams it on this cheeky one-off single. Running at a hip-hop tempo and sporting a tight, old-skool loop featuring plenty of Eastern percussion, CLR offers up the beat to two UK MC's - Coppa and Native Sun - who both kick unique verses with killer lines in each. Don't ask us to pick a favourite, they're both pretty tight spitters who both marry their flow to the beat perfectly here.
ROCST 74DA
23 Oct 11
Breakbeat
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Deathstar - (3:30) 128 BPM
   
Deathstar (Superfrank remix) - (3:44) 126 BPM
   
Funkstar (Superfrank vs Cut La Roc remix) - (4:48) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deathstar (Nitenoise vocal remix) - (5:22) 134 BPM
   
Deathstar (Nitenoise remix dub) - (5:22) 134 BPM
   
Deathstar (Fog's Sledgehammer remix) - (5:54) 129 BPM
   
Deathstar (Fat Dad remix) - (6:59) 136 BPM
   
Deathstar (Udy remix) - (4:56) 133 BPM
Review: The second single from Cut La Roc's Larger Than Life album sees a host of talent get under the bonnet and tinker around with this effortlessly cool collaboration. With the original crammed full of poppy hooks and Fangs' addictive vocals, Superfrank transplants the vocal onto a sophisticated nu-soul beat, full of harps and 60's drums. His instrumental is a joy that really shows off his studio smarts. Nitenoise by contrast turns "Deathstar" into a breakbeat rinseout complete with acres of bass. Fog's Sledgehammer mix takes things even dirtier, brilliantly using whispered layers of the vocal over a devastating LFO-riding breakdown. Fat Dad and Udy also compensate for the original's more laidback feel by pumping their mixes full of high octane electro fuel.
ROCST 46DA
17 Mar 10
Breakbeat
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Let's Spend The Night Together (feat Sally Bloomer) - (4:28) 126 BPM
   
Bugle - (4:40) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: DJ Jimi Needles
Review: Rocstar bossman Cut La Roc doesn't release new music half as much as he should, but when he does, attention needs to be paid. "Let's Spend The Night Together" is a steamy, sexy jam that's as dirty as it is suggestive. Sally Bloomer's sultry tones work perfectly over the jacking, mangled horn bass and juicy subs. Also included is a stripped back instrumental dub version named "Bugle". Naked and raw, it carries the same naughty nocturnal message as the original with vocal-free prowess. Solid.
ROCST 123DA
22 Jun 14
Funky/Club House
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Look Alive - (4:30) 143 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Play Dead - (4:30) 142 BPM
ROCST 86DA
27 May 12
Breakbeat
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Sleepwalking - (4:03)
   
Daywalking - (4:03) Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: What we have here is a rather resplendent head nod to Cut La Roc's early days as the big beat DJ du jour. With hip-hop sensibilities and a penchant for the groove, while others swashbuckled, he strutted. This emotive, string-drenched hip-hop cut would've sounded just as good back then as it does now. Timeless, perfectly arranged, soulful and coated with some decent rhymes, it's not dissimilar to that poignant-but-funky-but-sad-but-happy hip-hop that Ugly Duckling do really well. For kicks he's thrown in the instrumental, making this a great battle tool for some hip-hop trickery -the type of trickery Cutty became known for in the first place.
ROCST 82DA
22 Apr 12
Breakbeat
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We Go Slow (original mix) - (3:26)
   
We Go Slow (dub mix) - (3:20) Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Chamber, Rory Hoy
Review: Although now based in Colchester, Cut La Roc (aka Lee Potter) originally hails from Brighton where, in the heady days of the '90s, he held a four-year residency at the Big Beat Boutique. He's still going strong; often recording with Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and releasing solo albums (his most recent being Larger Than Life). This latest release on his own Rocstar Recordings sees Potter team up with The Sixth Letter & Kimberley Kennedy for a summery jam that recalls the hazy party tunes like "I Wish" by Skee-Lo.
ROCST 88DA
02 Sep 12
Breakbeat
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