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posted a review of Adam Freeland - Coastal Breaks II. 22 days ago
The essence of breaks right there. I loved the first "Coastal Breaks" release (and still love it) and this second one does not disappoint.

To precise the previous comment, my feedback concerns the mixed version. This latter features more songs than the ... See full review
posted a review of DJ John Kelley* - FunkyDesertBreaks 2. 28 days ago
For me, I only discovered this CD in the beginning of that year 2018. One of the best intros I've ever heard. Meaningful, calm, and progressive before more serious things.

I enjoyed this album as much as other CDs like other Moonshine releases such as ... See full review
posted a review of DJ John Kelley* - FunkyDesertBreaks. 28 days ago
I just can't imagine listening to current electronic music when I heard this. It's two completely different worlds.
When I play the duo "SF2UK"/"A-1 Love Is A Superstar", my day is made. When I play the entire set, I definitely see reasons to enjoy ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Hardware - SoundShock Vol. 1, The Funky Breaks Edition. 29 days ago
Biased mark there, but I am a fan of breakbeat to death. The first choon "Raise Your Hands" remixes by the king of Funky Breaks has got sounds that will make you dream and that have to be perserved.
Other highlights include "Hard Hop Ree Bop", the "Billy ... See full review
posted a review of Krafty Kuts - Slam The Breaks On. 29 days ago
Space Raiders, Mr. Scruff, Freddy Fresh, Fatboy Slim, Pepe Deluxe, Sir Drew… The list is quality and definitely announces a moment full of funk, hip-hop and of course big beat.

For an advertised audience, I also recommend the whole FSUK series featuring ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Icey - Essential Mix. 29 days ago
Yes, I have been hooked, and still am each time I play it. "Escape" is my personal peak of this CD, the galaxy vibe is incredible. I hadn't heard something like this since I listened to the album "Back On A Mission" from Cirrus for the first time.

This ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Hardware - Trip Hop Acid Phunk. 29 days ago
The USA hadn't the same definition of trip-hop as the British one which is more well-known thanks to many artists like Portishead.
This first "Trip Hop Acid Phunk" set is at the opposite of calm, and will haunt your system with beats & loops from the ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Hardware - Trip Hop Acid Phunk 2. 29 days ago
Bought this mostly for the three last tracks, where Omar Santana pushed the button of Madness with his "hardhop" signature. However, the rest of this bomb is simply magnificent.

This style is unorthodox (and it's going to be more and more like it over ... See full review
posted a review of Kraftwerk - Computer World. 2 months ago
Kraftwerk were definitely at the forefront of the electronic music scene back then. Like their prior releases, "Computer World" sums up pretty much what our society is and how it works.

Another influental album that has contributed to the emergence of ... See full review
posted a review of PNFA - Popular Nightmare Folk Art. 2 months ago
Whilst the first PNFA release "The Urban Music Box" is clearly big beat, its follower "Popular Nightmare Folk Art" opted for drum and bass.
The artist kept the industrial vibe and the phat beats heard in the previous album, but the tempo became ... See full review
posted a review of Specimen A - Pulse. 2 months ago
A very nice breakbeat release. Simple but efficient.
Good pulsations on various tempo completed with catchy melodies and loops that appear around 2 minutes after the beginning.

It's not as breathaking as The Crystal Method, yet it constitutes an ... See full review
posted a review of Bomfunk MC's - Reverse Psychology. 2 months ago
Unlike it's predecessors "In Stereo" and "Burnin' Sneakers", "Reverse Psychology" left heavy electronic sounds to the benefit of a more alternative work. DJ Gismo left the band, and his absence can be clearly noticed when you hear songs like "No Way In ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Mortal Kombat: More Kombat. 4 months ago
Most of the songs featured there are actually not played during the movie, yet it pictures the fighting spirit of "Mortal Kombat" thanks to these dark techno, metal and industrial rockin' tunes.

"Come2gether" from The Crystal Method is exclusive to this ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Mortal Kombat Annihilation (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 4 months ago
The "Mortal Kombat" series offers such a kick-ass soundtrack. This one from the "Annihilation" is my number one since the first time I watched this movie.
The film itself ain't a masterpiece, but the music is stellar !

My favorite songs are the catchy ... See full review
posted a review of Omar Santana - Hardhop Tricked Out. 4 months ago
The original "Tricked Out" CD released a year before this one is pure steady energy. A true perfection !

For "Hardhop Tricked Out", each track sounds different, making this album more heterogeneous. However, the production quality is still on top and ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Moonshine Over America 2000. 4 months ago
One of the greatest mixed albums from one of my all time favorite record labels.

Just looking at the cover, you already know it's gonna be something good. I'm in love with these radio telescopes under the blue sky and the moon in the top left corner. If ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Hardhop + Trypno V.2. 4 months ago
In the vein of the first "Hardhop & Trypno" CD, this second one shares minimalist tracks which have more or less beats, bass, acid and rhythm. "Chemical Meltdown", "Fire Like Dis" and "Punk To Funk" are surely the most well-known of them.

If this comp' ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Blade - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture. 4 months ago
I give it 5 stars because the epic "Confusion" remix is already enough the whole CD. This tune just can't leave anyone indifferent, it's impossible.

The thing is that the first big half of this OST basically features gangsta rap that actually sounds ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Urbal Beats :03. 5 months ago
"Urbal Beats :03" is a brutal and dark combination of savage breakbeat, techno, hip-hop and drum & bass.

The first four tracks feature great names of hip-hop such as Mos Def, Method Man and Afrika Bambaataa, and then we enter into the breakbeat world ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Underground Dance. 5 months ago
One more awesome compilation of electronic music. This time we have breakbeat with an important rock fuse. The track selection is distributed in such a way that different atmospheres are distinguished from each other.

For example, the seven first songs ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Total Trip Hop - Homegrown In The U.S.A.. 5 months ago
With "Vapor Trail" and "Cherry Twist", "More" has to be my favorite Crystal Method tune. The atmosphere created by this track is unreal.
It's an experience to have lived at least once in a life, and that the main reason to buy this CD since this choon is ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Trip Hop Test - Part One. 5 months ago
Apart from songs number 4, 5 or 7, this CD sound rather like breakbeat than the predilection genre of Archive, Massive Attack and Portishead.
This compilation is a piece of history since it features two particular lost gems : "My Mercury Mouth" from the ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Icey - Continuous Play. 6 months ago
Another CD I will love until my funeral. I am delighted to have been able to get this wondrous DJ Mix from the king of Florida breaks.

It's basically a non-stop suite of dreaming sounds combined with beats offering a generous pace.
Let's hope that we ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Sunshine State Of Mind. 6 months ago
I discovered Florida breaks not so long ago and this compilation is a hell of a treasure. Catchy breakbeats, relaxing breaks and ethereal sounds are the real deal there !

"The Air Is Full Of Sound" already sums up this CD, chillin' and boomin' at the ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Sound Of The Nu Skool. 6 months ago
Excellent stuff on the whole. "Forget It" and "Sweet Pea" sound a bit cheesy and ain't fully enjoyable for me, but the rest is amazing.
Breakbeat with a heavy hip-hop touch and a little extra funk, this is what awaits you. A cool urban sound for ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Hardhop + Trypno. 6 months ago
This CD symbolizes the beginning of the big beat back in 1996, especially in America. "Everybody Loves A 303", made in Great Britain, is an anthem on its own.

The main interest for me is "Blast" from The Crystal Method, one of their pre-Vegas rarities. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Explosive Beats. 6 months ago
Lovely double compilation. With tunes like "Breathe", "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub", "Terminal Intensity" and "Absurd", it's impossible for me to rate this less than 5 out of 5.

The first CD is a superb rock-infused suite of electronic classics. The fifth ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Dig The Nu Breed. 6 months ago
Another criminally underestimated CD. 3.61 out of 5 for this version. Lots of big room, trap or another soulless current electronic music releases have higher rates. World's really unfair sometimes.

The first time I listened to this, I was stoned.
The ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Day Trip To Brisco. 6 months ago
Never thought about the word "Brisco" being the mix between breakbeat and disco. This formula is actually excellent.

This CD is from the label "Fused And Bruised", where some records from Elite Force, Lunatic Calm and DJ Scissorkicks were released. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Big Beats. 6 months ago
Love this CD ! A bit different from most of big beat compilations since the track selection is primarily based on hip-hop rhythms and lovely ambient sounds.
It's the genre of music that makes you dreaming. Just listen to the third song from Funky Monkey ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Beats By Dope Demand 4. 6 months ago
Incredible electronic compilation, beginning with the classic jazzed-up "imperial march" intro.

This CD pictures how could be an alien party. It's full of trippy, crazy and creepy sounds that takes your mind outer space. The best examples are "Nonsense ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Big Beat Elite Complete. 6 months ago
The "Big Beat Elite" series is complete here indeed !
The whole product offers more funky and crazy-sounding tracks than the two previous ones and, to be honest, I do not enjoy all songs at 100%, especially "The World's Made Up Of This And That" and ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Big Beat Elite Repeat. 6 months ago
The quality is comparable of the previous "Big Beat Elite" compilation, yet this second one features a bit more funkier and happier music in my opinion.

Most of songs here are featured on the most classic albums available such as "On The Floor At The ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Big Beat Elite. 6 months ago
The beginning of the peak of a style that will remain until 1999-2000.
This first release of the "Big Beat Elite" series features classics of the genre such as "Everybody Needs A 303", "Naked And Ashamed" and "Hip Hop Bibbedy Bop Bop".
The mix of "Keep ... See full review
posted a review of Various - This Is... Big Beat. 6 months ago
Awesome and eclectic track selection. Some songs are classics ("Poison", "Going Out Of My Head", "Devil In A Sports Shirt (Casual)", "More Beats And Pieces") but most of them are such beautiful rarities which offers sometimes a dark atmosphere like "It's ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Big Beats Dope Sounds Volume One. 7 months ago
This compilation is like "The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One" from who you know : where's the volume two ? ^^
Anyway, the blend between big beat and hip-hop is very efficient here. We've got some well-known names like Ceasefire, Cut And Paste, Bassbin ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Big Chemical Beats. 7 months ago
A big homogeneous and boomin' compilation, but not the best I've ever owned.
At the first listening, I wasn't impressed that much about "Kaos", "Da Sound" and "Squelch", and that has currently not changed. I find them too long and with a lack of catchy ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Big Beat Royale Revisited. 7 months ago
That is indeed a kickin' record. Lots of pace and sounds that you've only dreamed of.

The best choon out there is the Elite Force remix of "Girls Of The Nite" for me. It has a nostalgia atmopshere as well as a catchy and solid structure during the whole ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Big Beat Royale. 7 months ago
In my opinion, it's one of the first big beat compilations to get if you just entered the breakbeat world. Almost 20 years after its demise, it's not too late.

It contains classic such as "Ruffneck" from Freestylers's work "We Rock Hard", "Everybody ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Chemical Beats Volume 3. 7 months ago
Like the two previous releases of this series, this one offers a fabulous track selection. However, it is less dark and contains funkier and delightful songs than before such as "Fuzzy Groover", "Breaker's Revenge" and the classic "The Rockafeller ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Chemical Beats Volume 2. 7 months ago
This second CD of the "Chemical Beats" series is a bit better than the first one. We've got you hear some impressive stuff from renown artists such as Death In Vegas, Coldcut, Lionrock, Method Man and Dave Clarke.

The most thrilling track for me is the ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Chemical Beats Vol. 1. 7 months ago
The Netherlands knows how to rock the house with this "Chemical Beats" series.
This first CD features many Chemical remixes as well as several breakbeat artists such as Vertical Invader, CJ Bolland, Eboman, The Prodigy and The Crystal Method.

The ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Block Bustin' Beats. 7 months ago
This double comp should have a higher average mark in my humble opinion. It's full of dope remixes of big beat classics like "Best Got Better" and "We Have Explosive" and rare breakbeat tunes such as "Tell Me" from Freddy Fresh or "Killing Shadows" from ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Big Dirty Beats 2. 7 months ago
Like the first "Big Dirty Beats" release, this second one is even more awesome.

It's the kind of music that was (and still is) ideal for video games, action movies and other TV broadcasts. Both "Matrix" and "Blade" sagas prove it very well, as well as ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Big Dirty Beats. 7 months ago
A cool big beat compilation that wears its name very well. It comes from one of the biggest independant electronic record labels at the time.

Most of the artists here are from Europe, and more particularly from the UK, and they contributed to develop ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Independance Breaks. 7 months ago
5 out of 5 for this compilation. It doesn't deserve less than that.

The track selection is just monstrous. Zero filler. You can notably find the breakbeat classics "Chemical Meltdown" and "Air Guitar".
Nevertheless, I have to admit that my personal ... See full review
posted a review of 3DStas* / Lost (C)luster / Virtual Mode - Breakbeat Illusion. 7 months ago
Unreal compilation. The price/quality ratio is the best I've ever seen : only 3€ for 5 hours (!!) of magnificent industrial breakbeat, big beat, and 1 or 2 drum and bass tracks.

3D Stas & Lost (C)luster have a solid style while Virtual Mode is more ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Electro Breakz 5. 7 months ago
In my opinion the best of all "Electro Breakz" CDs. It contains some serious big beat choons that could compete with The Crystal Method and Junkie XL.

"Cost Of Freedom", "Dude In The Moon" and "Insanity Sauce" will be used one year later, in 1999, in ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Electro Breakz 4. 7 months ago
In this fourth "Electro Breakz" compilation, Beat Dominator bring the big beat style that wasn't as much present in the previous CDs. Some great names like Monkey Mafia and Dastrix do appear here.

Apart from the 13th track "Machine", which I personally ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Electro Breakz 3. 7 months ago
On the whole, this third "Electro Breakz" CD is bombastic like the two previous ones.

However, there are 3 tracks that didn't bring me joy as much as the other songs, including "Can't Hear You", Crak Attack" and "Tweeterized". Acid loops are too much ... See full review