The Basement Freaks have riddled our charts with all sorts of break-centric dance experiments, but this is their debut for the mighty Adapted label, home to some of the best breakbeat this side of 2010, and they've come through with a meaty LP to get your weekend off to a good start. "Freedom" opens with a mash up of blues and soul, masterfully reimagined through a breaks angle, and this is followed by a whole artillery of vast, playful, sample-heavy bangers of all shapes and sizes. It sounds as if the Freaks have really gone to town on this one, chopping and shifting at every turn, adding in little touches of quality here and there. It's an album for those who like to dream big and not feel restricted by traditional genre boundaries. Lovely stuff.
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