This Friday’s exclusive mix comes from Breakage, an increasingly dominant presence in the UK’s dance music underground.
Having quickly risen to notoriety in the drum ‘n bass scene, Breakage is one of a number of d’n’b producers – along with the likes of Instra:mental, Kryptic Minds and ASC – who have taken influence from worlds outside of d’n’b to fashion a unique, rolling aesthetic all of their own.
In Breakage’s case, dubstep is the key: following 2008’s awe-inspiring single ‘The Shroud’/’Clarendon’, he’s gone on to explore that sound deeper, while also collaborating with Skream, and MCs like Roots Manuva and – on new single ‘Hard’, out December 7 – Newham Generals and David Rodigan.
His FACT mix should give you a taste of what to expect from Foundations, the London producer’s new album due early next year on Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy label, and the follow-up to 2006’s diverse double-disc set This Too Shall Pass. Tracklist overleaf.
(Available for three weeks)
DJ Madd – Someone (Breakage Remix) (Black Box)
Benga & Kutz – Kutenga (Digital Soundboy)
Breakage Feat Newham Generals & David Rodigan (Digital Soundboy)
Benny Page – Original Killer (Dub) Noah D – SRS VIP (Subway)
Benga & Kutz – I’ll Kut Ya (Digital Soundboy)
Breakage – Higher (Digital Soundboy)
Seven – Siren VIP (Tempa)
Skream – Memories Of 3rd Base (Digital Soundboy)
Bal – Remembrance (System Remix) (Vampire)
Vicious Circle – Havana (Digital Soundboy)
8 Bit – So Good (Digital Soundboy)
Jubei – Carbon (Metalheadz)
System – Thought Reform (Digital Soundboy)
Benga & Coki – Night (Digital Soundboy Remix) (Tempa)
Breakage Feat Roots Manuva – Run ‘Em Out (Digital Soundboy)
Breakage – Clarendon VIP (Digital Soundboy)