John Digweed is a Progressive dj and I don’t mean the genre. If you ever heard the man live and uncensored then you know he has been championing not just Progressive, but House, Techno, Tribal, and Breaks as long as the term “a dj’s dj” has been around. After the demise of Bedrock’s first sub label: Black, we see Bedrock trying once again to expand their sound across the borders. Last year the label entered the reigns of Breakbeat with the new sub label: Bedrock Breaks. A lot of titles with “B” going on within the label as it continues to prosper by recruiting one of the genre’s hottest producers at the moment, Mark Pember, or Meat Katie to his fans.
After a double dose from one of Breakbeats finest with DJ Hyper, Bedrocks selection with Meat Katie looks to continue the foundation that Hyper has set. Forget the innocent Breaks style that most other djs play at the moment and focus on what Mark Pember’s been championing for years. Listen as he complies and mixes this compilation of serious dirty-tech breakbeat over 2 solid discs.
The first 14 tracks that embody the 2-disc set bring you into a journey of some of the world’s best beats. Underground is the name of the game and Meat Katie delivers. Selecting only the finest tracks that once were obscure and unknown into what will soon be heavy favorites. Building the set slow and deep, Meat Katie creates an air that will be unrelenting and bold. Beginning with the oriental feel of Dogzilla’s “Big Chat,” then kindly moving into Infusion’s remix of Dan F’s “Line of Sight,” and Future Funk Squad’s “Protect You” that will make you quivver in their assault. They’re polluting you with filthy basslines hovering above while subduing you numb. Follow on if you choose and you find yourself asking “Why Me?” Force Mass Motion lets go of the acid vibes, sucking you deeper and darker, giving the techy breaks more feeling and pain. One of the best tracks of the compilation, the rising tribal percussions and layered soundcapes build up for some thick beats rushing into your head. Ending the journey is Koma & Bones’ “Twisted Streets” and Aphasia’s “Acapulco.” Double doses of messed up beats flowing quickly and nicely. Tight! This is Breakbeat motherfvcker!
Pump up the volume cos CD2 continues directly where CD1 finished off. Nasty, chunky, dirty tech-breaks full of energy with that touch of Meat Katie sprinkle on top. What better way to start the direct sequel to disc one than ask the question “Have you ever wondered why we love this music?” District wants you to “Feel The Thing” as he feels it. Once you get into it, the dj throws down a track of his own with Christian J in “Turn Me Out.” The Remix by Dylan Rhymes fits well with the fashion that Meat Katie is showcasing. When “Import,” (Meat Katie other track with Lee Coombs) touches down, mayhem ensues. The energy is steady as it charges with Elite Forces “sk8r” and Sons of Slough’s “Real People.” Shivering to a halt is Andy Page & Marscruiser’s “Elementalelectrofunk” with the vocals of George (the Funkmaster) Clinton. Tech-funkiness at its core, you can’t help but agree along with George’s line of “Are you ready for today, cos today is all you’ve got.” Don’t be fooled by this as a good-bye cos the final track laid out from EK keeps the intensity right at the end.
Breakbeat, broken beats, let me hear you break up the beats so I can lose my feet! The underground scene is alive and well as Meat Katie has presented over 2hrs of the freshest and most wicked nu-skool breakbeats. Heavy and fun, this is lesson one: know how Breakbeat is done.
Tracklist: Bedrock Breaks Compiled & Mixed by Meat KatieDisk 1
1.Dogzilla: Chris Carter & JHz ft. SKB - Big Chat
2.Dan F - Line Of Sight (Infusion’s Crosshair Mix)
3.Santos - Sabot (Evil Nine Mix)
4.Rennie Pilgrem - Jacknife
5.Future Funk Squad - Protect You
6.Will Saul - Chameleon
Quivver - Daylight (Acapella)
7.Force Mass Motion - Why Me?
8.Dylan Rhymes - Panic Button
9.Weekend World - Good Morning Mr Acid Man
10.Walkner.Hintenaus - Pinrose (Christian J Mix)
11.Phillip Charles - Elektrik Dreamers (Deep C & Randall Jones Mix)
12.Habersham Presents Tech Phunk - Body Phunk
13.Koma & Bones - Twisted Streets
14.Aphasia - Acapulco (Sean Q6 Mix)
1.District - Feel Thing Thing (Part One)
2.D Ramirez ft. Pete Simpson - Freaque On (D Ramirez’s Twisted Vox Mix)
3.Soul Of Man - Outback
4.Meat Katie & Christian J - Turn Me Out (Dylan Rhymes Mix)
5.La Liga - Out In London (Breaks Mix)
6.namTrak - What You Need (Meat Katie Mix)
7.Lee Coombs & Meat Katie - Import
8.Duncan Gray - In The Darkness
9.Elite Force - sk8r
10.Sons Of Slough - Real People (In The House)
11.Klaus 'Heavyweight' Hill - Changing Face
12.Andy Page & Marscruiser ft. George Clinton - Elementalelectrofunk
13.EK - Keep It Casual
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