Autechre - Gelk (Kyle Geiger Edit) Amon Tobin - Sordid RJD2 - Ring Finger Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force - Looking for the Perfect Beat Autechre - Squeller Pretty Tony - Jam the Box Laidback Luke - En Route Prince - When Doves Cry Steve Stoll - Photosynthesis Collabs feat. George Issakidis & Speedy J - Sculpture Håkan Lidbo - Mass Reduced Adam X - I am a Machine Dezz - Boom Boom Muse - Sunburn Laidback Luke - Out Of the Dub (Kyle Geiger Edit) Atmosphere - Trying to Finda a Balance Nine Inch Nails - Vessel (Bill Laswell Remix) Underworld - Bruce Lee (Micronauts Remix) Autechre - Clipper Boards of Canada - Telephasic Workshop
My personal history into electronic music from the casual to the more serious (some might say obsessive) starts with breakbeats; from drum ‘n’ bass and jungle to 135/140 bpm breaks and breakstep.
Baobinga(himself a member of the breaks/breakstep scene from its early manifestations) put together this 34 minute fast cut and somewhat essential sound lineup covering some of the core tracks of ‘breakstep’ spilling over into some dark garage and grime inspired plates.
Some have debated (internet and back room chin stroking mostly) and discussed the sonic makeup of the genre, where it started and so on. Some believe it to be a recent thing that followed the rise of dubstep, others know it existed before and was if you excuse the pun, instrumental in the early dubstep dubs.
To be honest it doesn’t really matter as much as some balding 30 something blokes might have you believe. What does matter, in the context of me writing this piece, is Baobinga, Sam Simpson to his mum, knows how to pick a deep dark rolling selection laying down many classics of the genre. From Mark One, Darqwan’s huge Said The Spider, Plastician when he was still Plasticman (which confused me as the first 12″ of his I bought I bought blind thinking it was the work of Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman). To Zinc’s alias Jammin’, Search and Destroy, the mighty Vex’d, the much applauded and still sought after Freeze instrumental from Grime kingpin Wiley; Geeneus, early Skream and finally ending up Loefah’s Twisup VIP with a remix lick from Youngsta and Task.
So there we go. Put together for the good folk over at Crazylegs.
“Although it never really got the props it deserved, the music loosely known as breakstep is one of the defining influences on what I do. Chopped up drums with a slight jungle / dnb edge (without being referential to the point of parody), plenty of bass, but with the mid-range held back enough to imply darkness rather than pile the rage on with a spade, and a bit of swing and bounce to the beats to link it with the emerging dark garage and dubstep scenes. J Da Flex’s much-missed show on 1Xtra was the place for the weekly update on these bits, and one of my career highlights is the fact that J played one of my bits on his mix for John Peel’s show way back when.
Anyway, all these tunes kind of came out as garage was dying, grime was starting to move away from hype instrumentals into more MC-dominated territory, and as dubstep was still figuring out what it was supposed to sound like – ie. a time of massive musical flux. Which is sort of where we’re at right now – in a bit of a state of flux, not entirely sure where things are going to go next… So this mix is a bit of tribute to the last time things felt like this. All done on vinyl, and for some random reason on a rotary mixer, which is categorically NOT the right kind of mixer for this kind of stuff!”
Mos Def, Nate Dogg, Pharoah Monche – Oh No (Dj Hype RMX) Darqwan – Cold Symptoms SLT Mob – Stopper Chase & Status – Wise Up Mark One – Rain Dance Shimano – Blues Darqwan – Said The Spider Bogeyman vs DJ Lombardo – Through The Keyhole Wiley – Flat Derik Plasticman – Anger Darqwan – Taiwan Ink Shimano – Roll The Drums Jammin – Hold On Search & Destroy – Mark Of The Beast Wiley – Freez Instrumental Vex’d – Lion Geeneus – The Journey (Shimano RMX) Fyrus – Jaws Daluq – Supafine Skream – Who R Those Guys Loefah – Twisup VIP (Youngsta & Task RMX)
Tried to keep away from the obvious oldskool tracks that seem 2 be on most oldskool mixes and just put some of my personal favs and kept it more underground.
Mainly tracks from 1989/1990. Done on 2 decks all with vinyl from my collection, no serato or mp3 bizzznizz, ya get meh? Enjoy!
1.Renegade Soundwave - Probably A Robbery (Turntable Scratch Mix) 2.Tuff Crew - She Rides The Pony 3.Tuff Crew - My Part Of Town (Remix) 4.Index - Give Me A Sign 5.Information Society - Running (Instrumental) 6.Nexus 21 - Still Life Keeps Moving 7.Delusions Of Grandeur - Touch Me In The Night (Frankie Bones Brooklyn Mix) 8.Wood Allen - Aiport 89 9.New Blood - Touch Me (Club Edit) 10.Big Daddy Kane - Another Victory 11.The Octagon Man - Free-er Than Free 12.Depth Charge - Depth Charge (Drum Death Version) 13.Llyod Owes Me A Packet - Keep It Up 14.JVC Force - Strong Island (Instrumental) 15.2 Men On A Trip - You Make Me Feel (Get Funky) (Get Stupid Mix) 16.N Joi - Techno Gnagsters 17.Silver Bullet - Bring Forth The gullotine (Dj Beats) 18.Charles B - The Lack O f Love 19.The Beat Club - Security 20.Hasheem - Al Naafiysh (The Soul) (The Musto & Bones Reconstruction) 21.House Syndicate - Jam The Mace 22.Mental Mayhem - Where Are They Hiding 22.S.L Troopers - Movement (Instrumental) 23.Hardnoise - Untitled 24.808 State - Cubik (Kings Country Dub) 25.Frank De Wulf - Darkness Revisited 26.Inteligent Hoodlum - Arrest The President 27.Ecstasy Club - Jesus Loves The Acid 28.Cybertron - Clear 29.Rhythm Is Rhythm - Drama 30.Direct - Techno Gone Mad 31.Joe Smooth - Promised Land 32.Bobby Konders - Nervous Acid 33.Terry Hunter - Madness (Armando’s House Mix) 34.Ace & Action - Letter To The Better 35.KLF - What Time Is Love (Moody Boys Rmx) 36.Mental Cube - Chile Of The Bass Generation 37.The Shamen - Move any Mountain (The BonesBreak MasterMix) 38.Sha-Lor - My Love Has Gone Away (Frankie Bones Belguim Freestyle Mix) 39.Project 86 - Industrial Bass (Backroom mix) 40.Clubland Feat Quartz - Lets Get Busy 41.Lee Marrow - Pain 42.Ital Rockers - Itals Anthem 43.Shawn Christopher - Another Sleepless Night (Redzone Mix) 44.Masters Of The Universe - Space Talk 45.Tony Scott - Thats How Im Living 46.4 For Money - Its A Moment In Time (Rising High Dub) 46.Hijack - The Badman Is Robbin 47.C’hantal - The Realm (Bonus Break) 48.MeatBeat Manifesto - Radio Babylon 49.Language - Renegade 50.LFO - Brainstorm Pt1
Intro More Intro I Be Blowin’ Fallin’ RMX The Sample To Ego Trippin’ Ego Trippin’ Intro To Breakadawn Sample One To Breakadawn Sample Two To Breakadawn Sample Three To Breakadawn Saturday Scratch A Rollerskatin’ Jam Piano Sample Me, Myself And Scratchin’ Funkadelic One Funkadelic Two Bringin’ It Back To The Breaks Daisy Age Listen At Noon Bass To Big Brother Beat Big Brother Beat Grand Funk Railroad – Nothing Is The Same En Focus Sunshine High Outro
01. Jumitus 02. Vailla Menneisyyttä 03. Rise Up 04. Genius of the Crowd 05. Paras Ystävä 06. Jupiter 2011 (feat. Mineral) 07. I Can’t Sleep 08. Nuku 09. Shatner Rap (feat. Greenleaf) 10. Trippy 11. Rave Like It’s… 12. Strange Days 13. Pilvien Päällä