Review: I don't think there's anyone in the world who is a good enough person to deserve the music Break gives us. We're all bad people compared to his tunes and his newest album - Another Way - is arguably his best work to date, a rip-roaring adventure through rolling beats, funk influences and UK dub culture. Featuring vocals from Cleveland Watkiss and Kyo and production features from Total Science and DLR, it's a whos-who of D&B as well as a masterclass in how to make it. 'Last Goodbye' with Celestine kicks off the LP with funk-based energy; 'Keepin It Raw' does just that; MC GQ whispers in your ear on 'Whispers in You Ear'; Total Science collab on possibly the highlight of the whole album with 'Dogs Dinner'; and 'Take Me Away' injects some lighter, liquid-based sanity. An absolutely stunning voyage through the best that D&B has to offer - Break has done it again.
Review: The most recent tune to get online D&B heads' knickers in a twist... Break has taken his beautiful 2018 GQ collaboration 'Whispers In My Ear' and given it a big droney bass twist. Switching the slinkiness for pure greasiness, it's Break on his darkest flex. He's in good company, too as Break & Total Science's 'Dogs Dinner' gets a total tearing up from man like Mefjus. The results speak for themselves. Give the dogs a bone!
Review: Break's Another Way album set the bar once more, as his albums always do, and now we're in the throes of its long-awaited remix project. The first single is courtesy of Workforce and Skeptical, two of the hottest producers in the game, who have both remixed Edge of Time and City Slickers respectively. The former has been spaced up from its original raw self into something much more celestial, more synthetic. It's still organic sounding but now packs much more of a punch. Skeptical has done what he does best and rolled out the original across a techy canvas of monotony and sheer grit, his penchant for simplicity shining through in spectacular fashion. Unreal.
Review: DSP is a serious forthcoming talent. When you've been given the nod of approval from Break, that's when you know and listening to these, we're not surprised that the don of the scene has put his stamp on them. With two jungle numbers and two rollers, it's symptomatic of the crossover strength endemic to the scene at the moment and DSP has truly nailed it. 'Signal' is a dutty junglist construction of force, with a wobbling sub and rave sampling, it takes you straight to the rave, regardless of where you are. Top stuff.
Review: KonSoul are a three-piece live band from Devon who have now put out their first foray into the world of D&B, under the watchful eye of Symmetry Recording's Break, no less. Who better to help deliver rough, vibrant D&B? This isn't to take any credit away from KonSoul, however, who have smashed this out of the park. With loping Dub vibes that remind us of Gentleman's Dub Club combined with more feverish 170 touches, this single is a reflection of the morphing nature of D&B into numerous forms and styles. This specific style is one we can't wait to hear more of.
Review: What a release this is. Coming from the vaults of Break, it's unsurprising that Symmetry's summer compilation has turned out to be such a standout collection of tracks, I mean just look at that tracklist: Lenzman, LSB, Break and more. Break's 'I Need You' has been doing the rounds in mixes and sets for a little while now and it's great to see it released, the simplicity of the sample and structure is shows that less can often be more and Break is the king of finding that balance. Lenzman's remix of Ill Truth's In My Soul is a well-made rework of an already fantastic original, its revamped drums injecting the Amsterdam flavour. Again, simple is best and this release proves that.