Aquasky vs. Masterblaster

Aquasky vs. Masterblaster

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Aquasky vs. Masterblaster are the UK trio with one of the more unique (and confusing) names in dance music today. Originally rising to prominence as drum & bass producers, Dave Wallace, Brent Newitt and Keiron Bailey made the decision to drop their BPM down a touch upon meeting with nu-skool breaks pioneer Adam Freeland, following the release of their third album ‘Aftershock’ in 2000.

With six albums now under their belt, as well as countless individual tracks and remixes, Aquasky vs. Masterblaster’s output of music is best described as prolific. Upon forming in 1995 the trio initially produced and released music under the name Aquasky, the group attaining success with their tracks released on respected drum & bass labels such as Moving Shadow and Reinforced. In 1997, with drum & bass hotly tipped as the ‘next big thing’ and the major labels sniffing around for underground producers to sign, the boys were picked up by Polydor. Releasing only one album on the label, Keiron is able to look back on the period with no misgivings, “They wanted the next Roni Size, which we weren’t going to be.”

Over the years the trio have worked with all manner of high profile guests, including collaborations and remixes from the Scratch Perverts, Big Shug of Gangstarr, London Elektricity, Mr Scruff, Adam Freeland, The Ragga Twins, as well as Guinness Book of Records title holder of ‘world’s fastest lyricist’, Daddy Fresh.

Initially adding the ‘vs Masterblaster’ part of their name as a way to distinguish between their breakbeat and drum & bass tracks, the moniker has stuck thanks in part to the sheer quality and quantity of breakbeat they’ve produced, remixed, and released.
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Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Discography Tracks

Albums

Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Beat The System (Album) Botchit & Scarper UK 2002 Sell This Version
BPCD03.04 Aquasky Vs Masterblaster* Breakin' Point Magazine 03.04 - Botchit & Scraper(CD, Promo, Mixed) Breakin Point Magazine BPCD03.04 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Stayfresh (Album) Shadow Cryptic UK 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Aquasky vs. Master Blaster* Sure Shot Botchit Breaks UK 2000 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Ghost / Lords Of Motion (Remixes) Passenger UK 2001 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Kontrol / Stand Tall Passenger UK 2001 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster 777 Botchit Breaks UK 2001 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Loko Botchit & Scarper UK 2002 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Shadow Breaks / Planet Earth Shadow Cryptic UK 2002 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Megatron / Energy Mash Passenger UK 2002 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Soundbwoy / Perception Passenger UK 2002 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Soundbwoy / Perception (Remixes) Passenger Europe 2002 Sell This Version
BOS034 Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Loko(12") Botchit & Scarper BOS034 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster The Krush Groove / Cobra Passenger UK 2003 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Seville Shadow Cryptic UK 2003 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Coffee Shadow Cryptic UK 2003 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Take It To The Floor / War Shadow Cryptic UK 2003 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster All In Check (Remix) / Thru The Fire (Remix) Botchit & Scarper UK 2003 Sell This Version
acryptic001, ACRYPTIC 001LP Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Stayfresh / Dominatrix(12", TP, Sti) Shadow Cryptic, Shadow Cryptic acryptic001, ACRYPTIC 001LP UK 2003 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Cobra Remixes Passenger UK 2004 Sell This Version
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Seville / Coffee Shadow Cryptic UK 2004 Sell This Version
FUZZY01 Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Direct Hit(12") Fuzzy Breaks FUZZY01 UK 2004 Sell This Version
PASA 017 Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Wheels of Steel / Yeah Sucker(12") Passenger PASA 017 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SVN 003 Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Addiction / Red Out(12") 777 Records SVN 003 UK 2004 Sell This Version
LPR-011 Aquasky vs. Masterblaster Addiction(12") Low Phat Recordings LPR-011 UK 2004 Sell This Version

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