Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Dub-Breaks anyone?

It's an EDM debate that has waged for years, 4x4 or broken beats. Some people see Breakbeat as more of an esteemed genre of dance music, and I agree with this in heaps and spades. As much as I enjoy a nice jackin' 4 by 4 house or techno beat, for me nothing beats a damn good break. Whether it be breakbeat, big-beat, dubstep, drum and bass, jungle, rave breaks or psy-breaks. I am there.

There are those select few Breaks producers, which I hold very close to my raving heart, the most prominent ones being Crystal Method, Plump DJs, DJ Icey, General Midi, Soul of Man, Dylan Rhymes and the tech-funk pioneer known as Elite Force.

Elite Force needs no introduction in the Breaks world, his productions over the years have been legendary to say the least, and his contribution to the tech-funk and nu skool breaks scenes have been revolutionary in carving open new doors in Breakbeat and beyond.

Tracks like Cross The Line, Ghetto Fabulous, Here Come The Flow, Gasoline Alley and Unsung Hero are tunes that will stay with me forever for they're cutting edge innovation and creativity. I can't help but think that the likes of NAPT and Far Too Loud would be where they are today, had this man not existed.

Well he's well and truly back with a bang in 2009, with his new take, infusing Dubstep in his productions. Where many Breaks producers have gone down the electro route of late (Rogue Element) and others have tried they're hand at more of a fidgety affair (Specimen A, Deekline); Elite Force has skipped that completely, and taken on fidget-house, wobblier, dirtier and darker older brother, Dubstep.

What we have here, are three massive edit's of three absolutely barnstorming tunes, and I urge, nay, BEG YOU to check them out!

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