So what ten things do you need to know about Friendly? Well you'll learn them here, as each of the ten tracks has been given the friendly touch by Andrew Kornweibel, whose style of breaks is versatile, and above all great to listen to.
'Global Stomp', his own track, is a surprisingly ambient opening in some respects with a well judged piano, but Daddy's 'Come Back' is remixed to a tee, with a brilliant bass snip. Friendly's two choice mixes, though, are SL2 and LFO. 'On A Ragga Tip' falls under the influence very easily with a devilishly funky rhythm, while LFO retains the stop-start of the original but with a wicked breakbeat in tow.
Elsewhere Friendly appears to have an obsession with domination - 'Fetish', 'Sneaker Sex' and 'S&M' are all good tracks though, the latter sporting a distorted vocal and a slinky breakbeat.
What makes Friendly a winner is the accessibility of his breaks style, whilst managing not to sell out in a commercial sense. Each track here is strongly rhythmic and well mixed, with more than enough variety for an album - something that can't be overestimated. Friendly's sets and productions have won him quite a fanbase, particularly in Australia, and these ten tracks are the things you DO need to know about Friendly. Watch him go!
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