Adam Freeland ‎– Tectonics

Ultra Records ‎– UL 1056-2
CD, Compilation, Mixed



3. Track previously unreleased.
4. Remix not printed.
13. Mix not printed.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MAPALP001 Adam Freeland Tectonics - Sampler #1(12", Promo, Smplr) Marine Parade MAPALP001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MAPACDA001 Adam Freeland Tectonics(CD, Mixed) Marine Parade MAPACDA001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MAPAVLP01 Adam Freeland Tectonics(3xLP, Comp, Ltd) Marine Parade MAPAVLP01 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MAPALP001 Adam Freeland Tectonics - Sampler #2(12", Promo, Smplr) Marine Parade MAPALP001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
UL 1056-1 Adam Freeland Tectonics(3xLP, Comp) Ultra Records UL 1056-1 US 1999 Sell This Version


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April 10, 2004
Before I heard this album, Nu Skool was virtually unknown to me. While I wasn't utterly blown away to the point where I'd abandon every other style of music to just focus on this style (as some I knew tended to do upon discovering Nu Skool), the quality of this album for the style it represents is defenitely top notch. I've yet to hear another Nu Skool breaks compilation or mix that has been able to even match this since I first heard it five years ago.


August 27, 2003

This, in my honest opinion, is <i>the</i> definitive album for the style known as Nu Breaks, a fusion of breakbeats with techno and trance. Adam Freeland, who is perhaps the most underrated DJ in the business today, seamlessly mixes together all these tracks perfectly, able to beat-match effortlessly.

As can usually be expected from a Nu Breaks compilation, most of the material here is contributed by a healthy mix of veterans (represented here by Ils, Layo & Bushwacka!, and Freeland himself as one half of Tsunami One) and newcomers (Apex and Vigi with Flip are just two of the more recognized names), with the quality staying at top-notch throughout the entire album.

My only gripe with the album is the relatively short length. My pick for highlights are the contributions from Tsunami One, Kevin Beber, and the nostalgic feel of Layo & Bushwacka!'s selection, as well as the cold and precise nature of "My Mind" by Motion Unit.