I dunno, do they call this “glitch” today? For me, it’s just a variant of breakbeat. Breaks evolved.
And I gotta love that heavy, rumbling, insisting bass. And the playful percussive arrangements. Not to mention the MASSIVE breakdown right after three minutes, where the bass just totally are forced down on the knees.
Oh yeah. Continue reading Time to rumble: Kotek – Communication
So, what have I got for you this Sunday?
Two tracks built on a breakbeat foundation. But not destined for the dance floors, oh no, these two creations are layered with calmness and peace of mind. Continue reading Double Downtempo: A laidback sunday.
I’ve always loved chopped samples in wild patterns. The more the merrier. I giggle like a schoolgirl whenever a really over the top stutter pops up in a track.
So when a submission arrived in my inbox that were essentially only that, it didn’t take much for me to hit “approve”. Continue reading Semiosis, “Kali”: Slices of madness
Ahhhh, breakbeat. Or just “breaks” as the kids call it today. The genre started shaping in the early nineties and evolved into something big, bad and monstrus around the turn of the century.
The genre sounds so fundamentally BIG; Massive synths, massive beats, massive effects, layers upon layers with colossal stuff. That same bigness that later became the hallmark also for dubstep.
But breakbeat was there first! Continue reading Capture, “The Hunt”: Charismatic beats from an anonymous producer
“Minimalism” is a wave that never reached the breakbeat shores. And thank the gods for that. Still as big, profligate and monstrous as ever. Here’s a fine example. It’s building a massive tower of dirt as it growls up from the ground. A filthy, ugly breaks monster to churn your mining gear into Continue reading Sullik – “Fire”: Gritty beauty