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posted a review of Wide Receiver - And Finally.... 12 months ago
4 stars. The repetitive French sentence "écoutez, s'il vous plaît" makes the track n°10 too cheesy. Apart from that, this is a good CD amongst the big amount of breakbeat releases made in this world. The last song concludes this album, mixing orchestral ... See full review
posted a review of Vertical Invader - Mini Album. 12 months ago
What a banger ! For a "Mini-Album", the amount of minutes is quite reasonable (almost 50 minutes) since other albums are more EP's than real LP releases.

I already knew "Exodus", "Out There" and the original "Hear It Come" thanks to various big beat ... See full review
posted a review of Ugress - Resound. 12 months ago
The kind of music that has the perfect balance between both danceable and chill-out atmospheres. The beats are solid, but not too harsh.
Full of funky and jazzy samples, "Resound" takes you in a musical trip where each kilometer driven will be composed ... See full review
posted a review of Tipper - Hi Octane - Slabs Of Junked Up Funk. 12 months ago
If you're familiar with breakbeat, or in electronic music in general, you jst can't miss out Tipper. His complex arrangement of breakbeats with industrial sound and basses that refers to "nu skool breaks" is truly unique.

Ils, Semi Detached, ... See full review
posted a review of The Chemical Brothers - Live At The Social Volume 1. 12 months ago
Not my personal Chemical Brothers release. As others said, they've never been the best DJ's and the track selection is not as banging as most of their other discography from the mid to late 90's.

The first half is very big beat with a heap of old school ... See full review
posted a review of Suprême NTM - Paris Sous Les Bombes. 12 months ago
When hip-hop meant hip-hop. With IAM's "L'Ecole Du Micro D'Argent", "Paris Sous Les Bombes" is an inescapable reference of French hip-hop. Contrary to the former, the latter has darker instrumentals and harsh lyrics that reflect life in Paris suburbs ... See full review
posted a review of Stereo MC's - Connected. 12 months ago
1992's "Connected" was the big album for Rob B & company, better known as the Stereo MC's. It really is a party starter.

This delicious catchy album has soul written all over it, with killer grooves & beats, and very cool singing & rapping. The main ... See full review
posted a review of Спирали* - Pro-Test. 12 months ago
You like huge beats and loud electric riffs ? You will adore this CD !

One of the best big beat albums from Russia ! With "Mental Reflex" of Goon, Dolphin's first albums and the "Breakbeat Illusion" compilation featuring 3D Stas, Lost (C)luster and ... See full review
posted a review of Soul Of Man - Breakthru Vol:1 Revelation. 12 months ago
Like the back cover says, it's indeed funky breakbeat. "Breakthru" is simply one of the best breakbeat compilations ever released. Guitars, scratches, acid, vocals, different pace and intensity of beats... yet, Soul Of Man succeed to make this CD ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Omar Santana* - DJ Omar Santana's Battle For Planet Of The Breaks - A Big Beat & Nu Skool Breaks DJ Mix. 12 months ago
After the hardhop monuments "Tricked Out" and "Hardhop Tricked Out", Omar Santana did it again with "Planet Of The Breaks", another collection of his dark industrial breakbeats called "hardhop".

If he's primarily known for his gabber & hardcore ... See full review
posted a review of Praga Khan - Mutant Funk. 12 months ago
Praga Khan aka Maurice Engelen put a lot of energy and soul in this CD. After the Prodigy-like "Pragamatic" and the more danceable techno set "Twenty First Century Skin", "Mutant Funk" is in the continuity of the latter but has succeed the tour-de-force ... See full review
posted a review of MOT - Monster Breaks: A Collection Of Big Beat Finery. 12 months ago
A good compilation of big beat but not the best one. MOT chose to feature some Fatboy-Slim(ish) sounds with "Everybody Loves A Carnival", "Psyche Rock", "Get Up, Go Insane" and "That Elvis Track" that can be considered as cheesy.

"Hip-Hop Bibbedy Bop" ... See full review
posted a review of Metro LA* - Space Park Drive. 12 months ago
From all their previous singles, Metro L.A. were able to create one of the best and homogeneous dark breakbeats sets ever, with their mixed transactions being the icing on the cake.

A continuous clever blend composed of well-dosed acid loops, various ... See full review
posted a review of Methods Of Mayhem (2) - Methods Of Mayhem. 12 months ago
This is some music that doesn't match with the word "finesse". The metal hip-hop formula is pushed to an extreme level there, it's a sort of reminder of Rage Against The Machine stuff but with more swear words.

This CD starts in a very convincing and ... See full review
posted a review of Lo Fidelity Allstars* - On The Floor At The Boutique. 12 months ago
This second "Big Beat Boutique" opus is quite different from the first classic Fatboy Slim recipe. If the latter didn't hold back using big beats in order to honor its reputation, the Lo Fi's choose a more eclectic approach, with less beats.

Basically, ... See full review
posted a review of Junkie XL - Big Sounds Of The Drags. 12 months ago
And here we are finally : my personal number 1 album, all genres included. I am a die-hard fan of "Saturday Teenage Kick" but "Big Sounds Of The Drags" has something more that I couldn't precisely define.

With this in mind, I would like to add two more ... See full review
posted a review of Gravity Wheel - Bulldogtunawasp. 12 months ago
I've been listening to this album for a while now and it definitely sounds fresh and exciting.
Each track is a furious yet entertaining composition of industral, breakbeat and trance that are cleverly mixed.
Its a dance classic that you cant afford to ... See full review
posted a review of The Freestylers* - Rough Technique Vol. 1. 12 months ago
Freestylers's early work from the 1996-2001 era is just gold. This mix regroups several acts from the Freskanova label, which is characterized by heavy breakbeats, funky pbasslines, hip-hop rhymes, some jazzy samples and a bit of ragga influence.

Two of ... See full review
posted a review of Dolphin (2) - Не В Фокусе. about 1 year ago
Some of the coolest instrumentals out there. "Дилер" (Dealer) mixes a dark jazzy melody, cool guitar loops and breakbeats perfectly. That sums up pretty much how songs of this CD are constructed.

The sixth track "Один На Один (Посвящается Андрею ... See full review
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posted a review of Scissorkicks - Bruised Beats - An Hour In The Company Of Fused And Bruised. about 1 year ago
This mixed compilation released on the Japanese market regroups some various breakbeat tunes from the Fused & Bruised record label, which is was also ruled by DJ Scissorkicks himself.

The spirit of this label is really cool. Here's the label description ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Micro - Caffeine - The Dj Micro Blend. about 1 year ago
One of the most consistent and energetic breakbeat mixes ever. The kind of music that is capable of making you jump in the air for minutes and hours.

The amount of acid is well dosed, the beats are insane and the melodies are breathtaking. My personal ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Icey - The Funky Breaks. about 1 year ago
Not my favorite CD from DJ Icey. I find that the signature sound of DJ Icey that can be heard in plenty of tracks on "Continuous Play", "Generate", "Selection" or "Break To The Dance" is less featured here. Breaks are awesome here, but are perhaps more ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Icey - Selection. about 1 year ago
Don't be fooled by the sweet, childish first seconds of "Land Of Boom" : this CD is genuinely a masterpiece amongst the others that the King of Florida Breaks, DJ Icey, has released.

Compared to "Break To The Dance", Icey has kept the spacey loops and ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Hardware - Trip Hop Acid Phunk 2. about 1 year ago
A little bit less groundbreaking than the first "Trip Hop Acid Phunk" opus on the whole, but still enough efficient music to give it 5/5 rather than 4/5 for me.

"The Feeling" is not the most epic intro I've ever heard but, apart from that, all other ... See full review
posted a review of Danmass - FormFreaks. about 1 year ago
This is an album that I would call "chill-out breakbeat". The beats are well dosed, not too powerful and not too smooth, and they are incorporated with soulful noises and instrumentals.
"Room To Breathe" is a splendid song to end the CD with its guitar ... See full review
posted a review of Curve - Come Clean. about 1 year ago
"Come Clean" is an excellent combination of rock, industrial, techno with a gothic touch. It shakes you until the last track. "Chinese Burn" is the most powerful song from this CD, but most of the songs have (a bit) more relaxed and beautiful atmosphere. ... See full review
posted a review of Cirrus - Counterfeit. about 1 year ago
I wasn't impressed by this CD from the first listening. I guess that I expected too much after the stellar composition that is "Back On A Mission".
However, I gave it a second chance, then a third... and it progressively grew on me seriously. Now, I ... See full review
posted a review of BT - Movement In Still Life. about 1 year ago
I discovered BT thanks to "ESCM", and experienced an incredible musical journey. Now that I've tested "Movement In Stil Life", I can tell that I like this one even more than its predecessor.

Opening with a big beat influenced "Movement In Still Life" ... See full review
posted a review of Jon Carter, (Monkey Mafia)* - Live At The Social Volume 2. about 1 year ago
Man, this DJ set is a banger. A magnificent combo between ragga, hip-hop, funk and big beat. You won't see the 67 minutes flying by.
The highlights of this release include, in my humble opinion, tracks n°6,7 and 8. "Play Wit' Fire" has a sort of alarm ... See full review
posted a review of Amethyst - Golden Fish Fever. about 1 year ago
A lost treasure. It's like Depeche Mode, BT and The Chemical Brothers reunited in a studio making an album like this.
I've discovered this CD thanks to the song "Electric Jesus" which is featured in a compilation CD called "Big Beat Royale". The voice is ... See full review
posted a review of Adam Freeland - Coastal Breaks II. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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 preserved.

Other highlights include "Hard Hop Ree Bop", the ... See full review
posted a review of Krafty Kuts - Slam The Breaks On. about 1 year 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 big beat.

Actually, the first CD is a continuous funky & old school hip-hop whereas the second ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Icey - Essential Mix. about 1 year ago
As far as I'm concerned, I have been hooked, and still am each time I play it. "Escape" was my first personal favorite 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 ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Hardware - Trip Hop Acid Phunk. about 1 year 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 Specimen A - Pulse. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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). about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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). about 1 year 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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.. over 2 years 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
submitted Praga Khan - Twenty First Century Skin. over 4 years ago