The Ultimate Breaks, Bass And Bleeps List!

By funk_wid_it funk_wid_it
updated 5 days ago

Welcome to my Ultimate Breaks, Bass & Bleeps list.

This is an exhaustive guide to every bass & bleep track that I know of. Ranging from the cult and classic to the forgotten and obscure, you may discover some cool releases that you never knew about back in the day. The years covered are 1987 - 1994.

A big shout out goes to Bass & Bleep specialists: 8892sales, 8anana, BUNKERHEADZ, Dara, kleeez, moogacid, Nits, scherben, spa5tik0lonz and TEKNONUTTER for all their additional help and contributions to the list. Nice one guys.

Total amount of records in list at time of edit:763

Peace and respect to all the old school Bass & Bleep bods.

Leon(aka ' justice808 ' , ' funk_wid_it ' & ' RealFreshBlog ')

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  1. Krush - House Arrest

    B1.Jack's Back

    A bass 'n' bleep record from 1987 I hear you shout?! Nope, not really, but be sure to check 'Jack's Back' on the flip for proto bass & bleeps. Yep...it all starts here.

    Mark Brydon and Robert Gordon on the mix.

  2. Unique 3 And The Mad Musician* - Only The Begining / The Theme

    A1.Only The Begining
    B1.The Theme (Original 1988 Version)

    Big up to the Bradford old school posse!

    Welcome to the very first bass & bleep tune proper, and from 1988 no less!

    'Only The Begining' is actually the very first original, early, raw take version of 'The Theme'; no bleeps on this mix but it still has thee all important bass.

    As far as I know you can only find it on this release, therefore making it both rare and expensive with good reason.

    'The Theme' (Original 1988 Version) is the same version that later appears on their first release for TEN / 10 Records.

    All hail Unique 3 for creating the bass & bleep sound!!

  3. LFO - LFO

    A1.LFO(The Leeds Warehouse Mix)
    AA1.Track 4
    AA2.Probe(The Cuba Edit)

    The best, most famous and ultimate bass & bleep track of them all!! Not to mention being the reason for hundreds of bust speakers up and down the country LOL :) ;) :P .

  4. Confidential (2) / Primea Facey - Jam The Frequency / Jet Black At Birth

    A1.Confidential – Jam The Frequency

    London based Catt Records put out some fantastic releases from 1989 - 1991.
    'Jam The Frequency', released in 1990, is in my all-time top 20 bass & bleeps list.

    Certainly a must-have!

  5. Language (2) - Renegade

    Fancy piano with your bleeps, sir? Here's a nice laid-back bleepy tune (if there is such a thing?!) that rides a nice infectious piano riff, drifting strings, a ragga sample, sub bass, breakbeats and melodic bleeps.

    Tune!

  6. Ital Rockers - Ital's Anthem

    A1.Ital’s Anthem(Trebledown-Bassup Mix)
    B1.Science(1st Mix)

    Classic ' 90 Leeds bass & bleep pressure!!

    Has to be one of the most popular (not to mention most memorable) bass & bleep tracks ever!!

    Also be sure to check 'Dreams' from his 1992 One Day EP on Outer Rhythm Records. Not too well known, it's also a great bass 'n' bleeper!! I'm guessing it was also written in '90 or '91.

  7. Demonik - Labyrinthe

    A1.Labyrinthe
    B1.Veda
    B2.Frenzy

    Excellent three tracker by P. Duggal.

    BTW, his Doggy - 'Pysche' / 'Dog's Dinner' 12" on the same label is also worth checking out.

  8. Ubik - Non Stop Techno E.P.

    A1.Bass Generation
    B1.Non Stop Techno
    B2.Move Your Body

    Ubik are also known as Hi-Ryze and Autonation.

    The Electro influenced 'Bass Generation' is the stand out cut for me.

    This EP comes 100% recommended.

  9. Detromental - Doin Damage 5tk 12in EP

    A1.Doin Damage
    A2.Kalimba
    A3.Free Your Mind
    B1.It's Detromental
    B2.Mentor

    One of the best bass & bleep eps of all time IMHO, albeit with a very slight Belgium Techno influence. Each and every track does indeed do damage, and it's out of steel city - Sheffield!

    And be sure to check the other two records out from these guys, ok? You won't be disappointed.

  10. Sweet Exorcist - Testone

    A1.Testone
    AA1.Testtwo
    AA2.Testthree

    One of the first Northern bass & bleep classics!!

    All bleep heads will know this one.

  11. Nights On Wax* - Let It Roll

    A1.Let It Roll
    A2.Dextrous(Original Demo Mix)

    This is the very first release from Leeds crew Nightmares On Wax.

    ' Let It Roll' was only ever released on this limited white / not on label promo 12".

    Also contains the very first original demo version of 'Dextrous' - the one with the female 'Voodoo Ray' sample.

    Quite rare and sought after.

  12. Smooth & Simmonds - Pucker Tunes Vol. 1

    B1.Teckno Driven

    'Teckno Driven' is a lost gem!!

  13. Eze-Ozo - How To Stay Alive

    A1.How To Stay Alive
    B1.Kick The Break In

    While most Northern bass & bleep cuts seemed to contain raw and sparse drum machine programming in the tradition of both Chicago House and Detroit Techno, it seemed quite a lot of the Southern bass & bleep tracks took on a defiantly more breakbeat driven direction. Nothing wrong with this of course, unless you don't dig breakbeats, as the bass and bleeps were still very much present and correct. The sampled break beats simply added a new B-Boy flavor.

    This excellent two tracker is quite obscure and unknown apart of obsessive hardcore/bass & bleep collectors. I don't even remember hearing this much back in early '91 (I'm guessing it was played much more down south?), so it's really hard to say how much support it got back then.

    Either way, a top-notch breaks, bass & bleeps two tracker!

  14. Ju-Ju - Zombie

    A1.Zombie
    A2.Zombie(Instrumental)
    B1.Happy Dance

    'Happy Dance' was always better known, more popular and played out a lot more, but 'Zombie' is also a very cool, pure bleep tune. This one is a classic for me.

  15. Jupiter 6 - The Tracking System

    A1.The Tracking System
    A2.A8
    B2.Section Two

    Essential bass & bleep 3 tracker (the other track is not a bass & bleep track).

  16. Autonation - Sit On The Bass

    A1.Sit On The Bass
    B1.Music Inside Your Mind

    Very cool bass & bleepy sounds (with slight Belgium Techno influence) from David Campbell (otherwise known as Ubik and Hi-Ryze).

    Has vocal samples from Chicago house tracks:'Music Inside My Mind' - E-Smoove and 'Sit On The Face' - Muffman).

  17. Original Clique - Ten To Midnight E.P.

    A1.Come To Papa
    A2.Xamax
    B1.Mayhem
    B2.U = Underground

    Classic raw and minimal 4 tracker on this cult label out of Luton.

    The stand out is the classic bleep track 'Come To Papa', but all four tracks are cool!

  18. Man Machine Featuring The Forgemasters* - Man Machine

    A1.Man Machine(Forgemasters Cyber - Subsonik Mix)
    A2.Man Machine(Forgemasters Elektro - Genetik Mix)

    Classic from '89 that everyone should know.

    The Forgemasters mixes are excellent!.

  19. Phuture Assasins* - I Like Techno

    A1.I Like Techno
    A2.We Like Tekno

    B-Boy breaks meets bleeps!

  20. Ability II - Pressure

    A1.Pressure
    B1.Pressure Dub

    Another massive Bassic records classic...on a deeper tip!

  21. Exocet (2) - Lethal Weapon

    A1.Lethal Weapon
    AA1.Sweet Talk
    AA2.Saftey Zone

    Did Catt Records put out some excellent records or did Catt Records put out some excellent records? This cult and obscure label was London's answer to Sheffield's Warp Records.

    Be sure to check all releases from CATT 006 onwards.100% Essential.

  22. Unknown Artist - Module 2·2·0·E.P.

    A1.Module 220
    AA1.Me And You Against The World Eh Mate.

    One of those obscure white label not on label EPs that always seem(ed)s to have cult status among bass & bleep / hardcore collectors.

    Stand out tracks IMHO are the cool bleep tracks 'Me And You Against The World Eh Mate' and 'Module 220'.

  23. DV8 - Freedom

    B1.Thoughts Of Tomorrow

    'Thoughts Of Tomorrow' has very deep 'Reese Bass' , dark ominous chords and wicked bleeps.

    Produced by Roger Sanchez.

  24. Unique 3 - The Theme

    A1.The Theme(Rob Gordon Unique Mix)
    B1.The Theme(Original Chill Mix)
    B2.7 A.M.(Rob Gordon Mix)

    On this 1989 10 Records release you can find the great Rob Gordon Mix.
    The cool '7 A.M.' track - also produced by Rob Gordon - must also get a mention.

    Massive classic!