Breakbeat originals Stanton Warriors are set to release Stanton Sessions Vol. 4 this month.
The latest instalment of the iconic series sees the duo flirt with bass music and electro, but their edit-everything approach gives the mix that classic low-slung Stanton sound.
Over 50% of the tracks on the mix are original Stanton productions or remixes. They run side-by-side with tracks from A1 Bassline, DJ Icey, Plump DJs and Fake Blood.
The 12th international Breakspoll awards ceremony was dominated by eastern Europeans at a rocking event on Saturday night in London. Lady Waks from Russia walked off with three awards (Best Track, Best Producer and Best Radio Show), while Hungarian pairing Beatman & Ludmilla from Hungary picked up a couple of gongs.
Initially releasing on LTJ Bukem’s drum & bass label Good Looking in the mid-90s, ILs — aka beatsmith Ilian Walker — went on to release albums for Distinctive and Botchit & Scarper (‘Bohemia’, ‘Soul Trader’ etc) and produce some of the most memorable noughties breakbeat cuts such as ‘Next Level’ and his overhaul of ‘Baba O’Riley’ by rock legends The Who.
Now he’s back on Distinctive with the new ’33 R.P.M’ album, and ILs has morphed into a band. How come?
Emerging from somewhere in between light and darkness, Jamaica forges a new vision of techno duality, hammering out deep stormy rhythms that reinforce a gentle story of polyphonies.
Jason Laidback of Slyde (Fingerlickin' Records/Hot Cakes) has joined forces with emerging talent from Australia, Sangers (Central Station Records/Westway Records) — one half of the Sangers & Ra partnership — to deliver a modern breaks number with a massive bassline drop.
Taking influences from garage, trap, indie house and breaks, the track builds and builds and then delivers with summer warmth.