This week the Space Cowboys are pleased to welcome, Bertie Dastard (a.k.a. Mike Perks), the editor and chief of Free Breaks Blog, a fellow-Breakspoll finalist this year in the 'Best Website/Blog' category. Mike is one of the good Samaritans in the world of breakbeat and he has been a huge supporter of The RIPEcast over the years. He launched his blog, which is a veritable gold mine of free tracks and DJ mixes, in 2010 (the same time The RIPEcast came into existence). If you're a breakbeat fan, bookmark Free Breaks Blog and check the site regularly. You can also follow FBB on Facebook. Finally, congrats to Mike for recently becoming a new dad!
"The mix is a combination of the best free breaks tracks that have been featured on the site over the years or are exclusive forthcoming material. I really could have made a thousand different mixes with the amount of quality tracks on offer but wanted to try and showcase the producers and sounds that are really pushing breaks worldwide right now. Deekline, Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Future Funk Squad, Mafia Kiss, Jurassik and Se7en Deadly Breaks are all at the forefront of the UK breakbeat scene and it shows with the amount of amazing music and parties they are involved with. We have been lucky to work with most of this artists in the past and have another exclusive from Se7en Deadly Breaks coming very soon which is featured in the mix. Marten Hørger and Lunathics cover the European side of breakbeat in the mix with the usually high standard of edits and remixes they are known for. From the USA I have selected the king of breakbeat re-edits REL1 who has provided us with 9 exclusives for the blog launch including the wicked breakbeat /trap edit featured in this mix. Also we have legendary breaker DJ Icey and long time blog supporter Sychosis with two more killer tracks. The Austrailian breaks scene is alive and kicking and Philly Blunt and Micah Black provide the material to prove it with two reworks that are pure dancefloor fire." - Bertie Dastard
Intro - Future Sound
1. Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo (Jurassik Breaks Edit)
2. Loadstar - Black & White (Breakage Remix) [Micah Blacks Broken Mix]
3. Gorgon City - Odyssey (Se&en Deadly Breaks Edit)
4. KLF - Chill Out (Precision Cuts Booty)
5. Lana Del ray - Video Games (Mafia Kiss 16 bit bounce) *FBB Exclusive
6. Julio Bashmore - Au Seve (Se7en Deadly Mafia Kisses Mix)
7. Make it Break it (Lunathics Mix)
8. RacknRuin - Righteous (7DB Edit) *FBB Exclusive
9. Stanton Warriors + Hypercrush - Werk me (Slink Edit)
10. Mark Yardley & Alex Metric - Illium (Sychosis edit) Unreleased
11. Alex Clare - Too Close (REL1 Trap Edit) *FBB Exclusive
12. Noob & Brodinski - Peanuts Club (Marten Hørger Edit)
13. C-tron & Curtis B - Game Over (DJ Icey Remix)
14. Krafty Kuts - Empire Of The Sun
15. Deekline & Ed Solo - Shake The Pressure (Marten Hørger Remix)
16. Philly Blunt - Real As Me
17. Krafty Kuts - Higher State Of Pantyness
18. Cut La Roc - Pacha On Jazz(Mashup)
19. Goldie - Inner City Life (Future Funk Squad Remix)
Bertie Dastard is the editor in chief of the biggest and best breakbeat blog on the internet, www.freebreaksblog.com. In its three year existence they have gone from a passionate "fan site", to being internationally recognised as the leading blog for all things breakbeat related and nominated in the worldwide, 2013 Breakspoll awards for best website. They regularly run exclusive features and competitions from the best artists in the scene including Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Sub Slayers, Aquasky, ILS, Fort Knox Five, Mafia Kiss, D-Funk, Hexadecimal, Unstable Label, Ground Level Records, REL1, Toronto Is Broken, Jinx In Dub and many more whilst always supporting the up and coming artists and "bedroom producers". In the words of Bertie himself "We aim to be the number one site for all things breaks, beats, glitch, funk and bass related."
The site has recently been relaunched with a brand new design and layout and stacks more content. It now features specfic categories for genre types, DJ mixes, samples, remix comps, reviews and exclusive competitions, whilst always bringing the freshest free breaks, ghetto funk, glitch and bass tracks. The new site also features four new writers with Dastardly Kuts and B-Roll taking care of the funkier beats, DJR providing a fine selection of electro swing and Steve Clotho covering the future jungle sounds.
For the launch they have a huge giveaway lined up featuring exclusive material from some of the scenes leading artists including All Good Funk Alliance,Basement Freaks, Juxtapose (The Beatslappaz), Ben & Lex, Billy "Daniel" Bunter, Copycat, DJ Twista, Future Funk Squad, Gella,Gold Dubs, Jayl Funk, Morlack, Nappy Riddem, Original Primate, Radiokillaz, Refracture, REL1, Rory Hoy, Run Riot, Skeewiff, The Flashback Project, The Gaff and many more. Alongside this there will also be a massive competition to win £1000 worth of breakbeat related CD's, vinyl, t-shirts, headphones, download vouchers, stickers and more.
Keep locked to all their social media links to find out when the exclusives are available and the competition is live.
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