A thunderstorm is coming – and it’s made of Breakbeats.
I have long been a fan of Breakbeats, especially of the particular flavor that I play in this mix: Nu Skool Breaks. I don’t know why, but this sound is strongly dominated by UK-based artists. In a way, this is strange because it mixes well will Techno and Tech-House, but I have the impression that the Brits are especially crazy for Breakbeats while this is pretty much an underground style almost everywhere else.
Adam Freeland’s “We Want Your Soul” is one of the few dance tracks with a clear political message. I love this track for making a statement in a creative and original way while still kicking ass.
It’s probably only a coincidence that “Rave Is King” has a very similar vocal style, but that made it the perfect second track in this mix.
The Prodigy have been one of my favorite bands since my teenage years and have influenced me a lot. However, you can rarely hear them in DJ sets, probably because they typically don’t release their tracks in a DJ-friendly format with long intro and outro parts. I am still impressed with the energy in their music, and their last album was definitely one of their better ones. This is also where the track “Thunder” comes from.
- Freeland – We Want Your Soul
- FUKKK OFFF – Rave Is King (Le Castle Vania Remix)
- Krafty Kuts – Tim Deluxe
- Evil Nine – Set It Off
- Far Too Loud – You Know The Sound
- Nasty Tales – Come On-A My House
- PMT – Gyromancer (Stanton Warriors Remix)
- Le Castlevania – Trouble In Daylight (LA Riots Remix)
- Smithmonger – The Dark
- NAPT – Make My Day
- The Prodigy – Thunder