Friday, October 30, 2009

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Disc Breaks with Llupa - 93 - ft. Line Of Sight - 30th October 2009


This weeks the Disc Breaks guest mix series heads back to the East to bring an exclusive guest mix from Line Of Sight.

I first heard Line Of Sight through the Morphosis comp Evolved Breaks, for me it was one of the stand out tunes and I've been rinsing it sinc,. Then I was kindly sent his remix of New Order - Crystal and I was completely sold, so much so that I included both tunes in my recent Disc Breaks Session: 02 mix (which you can grab here - Disc Breaks Sessions: 02 ) This mix has neither tunes, but instead showcases some of his new tunes and remixes, needless to say, it's very tasty

Also - don't forget that due to daylight savings changes here and in the UK, my show is now 8-10pm Melbourne time - wouldn't want to miss it



George (Line of Sight), coming from Varna, Bulgaria, has been involved with music since his early teen ages. His sound is a tight blend of electro, nu-skool and progressive breaks - solid and deep but at the same time funky and energetic.

He started DJing in 2004 and quickly became known for his inventive, diverse and energy-driven DJ mixes. Since then Line of Sight has been playing at major events and venues in Bulgaria and abroad. He also performed together with names such as Ardisson, Kansas City Prophets, Stanton Warriors, Deekline etc..

In the beginning of 2008 Line of Sight focused on making his own music and a year later, one of his tracks - "Origin", was featured in "European Electro Bass Development: Phase I" compilation released by Subsonic Device. Soon after, another track by Line of Sight - "Stardust" appeared on Retroid's "Morphosis: Evolved Breaks" compilation. "Stardust" received some very warm reactions and climbed up to 26-th place on Beatport Breaks Top 100 during the first week following the release.

Currently Line of Sight is busy expanding his home studio and doing original works and remixes for Morphosis, Flextone, Scarcity Records etc.

Constantly looking for fresh sounds and drawing inspiration from a wide range of genres, Line of Sight is always trying to push his tracks to the next level while maintaining his unique, recognizable style.

http://www.myspace.com/thelineofsight

Here's the archive if you missed the show live - cheers to Line Of Sight for a wicked mix!

Llupa

01. J Hazen - That's What They All Say [Sound of Habib]
02. Flack.su - T-Break (ICR Remix) [Glack Audio]
03. Modunique - Formbar (Trauma Duo Remix) [Gastspiel]
04. Mesmer and Dj Zinn - Thinking of You (Quentin Remix) [Scarcity Records]
05. Orbital - One Perfect Sunrise (Stereo B Remix) [Orbital Music]
06. Ken Silver - Music Non Stop [Silver Screen Recordings]
07. Nick O'Sean - Variance (Planisphere Remix) [Green Martian]
08. Future Funk Squad - Alien (The Peepshow Ownerz Remix) [En:Vision Recordings]
09. Will Spencer - Oceanica (Stefan Anion's Port Authority Remix) [Olaris Records]
10. Mesmer – Wobbbl [Scarcity Records]

Guest Mix – Line Of Sight

01. Duane Barry - Searching The Stars (Phrakture Remix) [Digital Sensation]
02. Shiloh vs. Luck Chable - All Those Things [Baroque]
03. Karton - Spacetrip 82 [Sound Of Habib]
04. Farace - The Life [Phonico Recordings]
05. Mesmer & DJ Zinn - Thinking of You [Scarcity Records]
06. Mesmer - Whenever You Want Me (Line of Sight dub) [Scarcity Records CDR]
07. Ghettface vs. Yanix - Wikked Wayz (BETA Remix) [Ridiculoud]
08. Mesmer - Muzik Muzik [Sound Of Habib CDR]
09. Line of Sight - Bubblegun [Scarcity Records CDR]
10. Felix Stone - Time Lab (Llupa Remix) [Flextone Recordings]
11. Johan Soh & Myagi - Still (Beta remix) [Sound of Habib]

Disc Breaks with Llupa - 93 - ft. Line Of Sight - 30th October 2009
Roughly 2 hours, 107MB

Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Disc Breaks with Llupa - 92 - ft. D*Funk - 22nd October 2009


It's been guest-mix-a-rama recently here on the Disc Breaks show and this week we have a very special treat.... D*Funk is currently on tour here in Oz, blazing a trail through the finest breakbeat establishments in the country and is going to stop by Llupa studios to lay down a live guest mix just for you. He's still got a few dates left around Australia, so make sure you catch him, while you can.. ;)

Oct 24 2009 Halo - Hobart, Tasmania
Oct 30 2009 Destination? w/ Lee Coombs & D-Funk - Sydney, New South Wales
Nov 13 2009 Ambar - Perth, Western Australia



Doug Masters, aka D*Funk, got his first set of decks when he was 14 – way back in the mid-90s. After hours and hours of practice he played his first club gig, spinning jungle and techno before gravitating towards house after a night dancing to Tony De Vit.

At university he scored a residency at the Canal Club and Charlie Chester’s Mezzanine in Wolverhampton in the Midlands before heading to Ibiza to play the Mezzanine Bar and notorious clubs like El Divino & Es Paradis.

After moving to Bournemouth on the south coast of England in 2002 he started playing at various local house venues, but got a bit bored of straight 4/4beats and started getting into playing breakbeat, old skool hip-hop, funk, soul and disco. “I was playing at mainly house nights but I was playing a mix of house and breakbeat,” he recalls. “I was inspired by early Stanton Warriors stuff that fused breakbeat and house together. They seemed to be able to play breaks to a house crowd, so I thought I’d be able to as well.”

Punters loved it but venue owners weren’t so keen, so Doug started his own night in 2004 – Break Da House. It quickly established itself as one of the most essential nights out in the south, hosting top-notch acts like the Plump DJs, Stanton Warriors and Meat Katie. It was after striking up a friendship with one of the headline acts, the Dub Pistols Soundsystem, that Doug’s first release came about.

Barry Ashworth, notorious Dub Pistols hellraiser, hooked Doug up to release the ‘Electrotek EP’ on Westway – the label he runs with Carl Loben and Billy Borez of the Drum Monkeys. The lead cut was used on a TV ad in Portugal, hit No.2 on the Kiss FM Breakbeat Chart and sent Doug on his way as he’d now caught the production bug – big time.

Fast forward to 2009 and Doug has released tracks on Dusted Breaks, Nitrous, Dandy Kid and more on Westway, although he was proving himself to be so prolific that he had to start his own label too – Up:Start Music. The first release on Up:Start, the ‘Bust This EP’ featuring MC Manic, received highly favourable reviews and earned him plays on Annie Nightingale’s BBC Radio 1 show and Jay Cunning’s Kiss FM slot.

Another great achievement was being nominated for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ at the international Break beat awards (Breakspoll) in February 2009. Although he’s now been DJing for 15 years and didn’t win, it helped put him more on the map internationally and reflected the increased number of gigs outside of his south coast residency.

Picking up remix offers, spinning at festivals and holding down Break Da House will be preoccupying Doug over the summer of 2009 before he makes a big announcement at the end of the summer just before his autumn Australian tour.

He’s been at it a while, but there’s the sense that this talented DJ/producer has only just begun as he turns over a new chapter in his career. Watch this space……

http://www.myspace.com/dfunkbreaks
http://www.myspace.com/upstartmusic
http://www.upstart-music.com

Big thanks to D*Funk for dropping by Llupa Studios to do this mix live, if you didn't catch it here's the archive - definitely worth a listen for all the upfront tunage Doug has in the bag specially for the tour!

Llupa

01 Kraymon - Papillion Rouge [Dead Famous]
02. Access Denied - One More Time (DJ Killer Remix) [KDB Breaks]
03. Beats Persona - Dr Splace (The Noise Generator Remix) [Acidphonic Records]
04. Double 99 - Rip Groove (What Now? Remix) [CDR]
05. Circuit Breaker vs. B-Phreak - Droppin This (Matthew McCurry vs. Stephen Cole Remix) [Dead Famous]
06. Jurassik - LikeThis (Llupa Remix) [Yellow Finger]
07. Rennie Pilgrem - Rich Rule Us (BSD Remix) [TCR]
08. Krapula Concept - Tekno-Machine (Kultur & Colombo Remix) [Metamorph Muzik]
09. Lee Coombs, Paranoid Jack - Time Is Now (Electro Breaks Mix) [Thrust Recordings]
10. Long Range - Dispel The Clouds (Myagi Remix) [Pop And Lock]
11. Mesmer - Rogue Jah (Original Vocal Mix w Dubmatix Mc) [Scarcity Records]

Guest Mix – D*Funk

Sorry, no tracklisting


Disc Breaks with Llupa - 92 - ft. D*Funk - 22nd October 2009
Roughly 2 hours, 114MB

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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Disc Breaks Sessions: 02


7 months and 7,000 hits after Sessions: 01, comes Sessions: 02 - a little longer between cups of tea than I wanted, but stoked with how well the first one was received :D

As per the last one this mix was inspired by the glut of quality deep breaks releases and artists that have seen the light of day recently and have got a good rinsing on my weekly Disc Breaks show on NSB Radio, it's been great to see a resurgence in the quality deep stuff being released and subsequently being well received by the greater breakbeat world. This mix is probably a little more 'peak' and a bit more proggy in parts, but stays true to the deep bass action I love and is chock full off new artists that have really set the scene alive.

Disc Breaks Sessions: 02 - bringing you the best from the deeper end of breaks.

Disc Breaks Session 02
Roughly 1.2 hours, 104MB

Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Disc Breaks with Llupa - 91 - ft. Burjuy - 15th October 2009


The week the Disc Breaks guest mix series sees another quality Breakbeat DJ from Moldova take centre stage - Burjuy. He's put together a great mix of up front, deep and driving breakbeat, with a couple of cheeky mash ups thrown in for good measure - this is a solid mix!

Burjuy - is one of the most active and important members of russian break community, BBZ.RU. Burjuy and Yreane have been residents of the Breaks Review Show radio show since 2006. He’s been playing breaks since 2003 and today he has a lot of his featuring Djs from other post USSR countries, leading him to take part in every great party and event, organized by Black Makler and others.

Llupa

01. WestLake – Diamonds [SoundTribe Rekords]
02. ICR - Lack Of Tomorrows (Flack's Second Try) [Glack Audio]
03. Domased Electronica - Mermaid (Fretwell Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
04. Uncless - The Place feat. Vant (2009 Version) [Elemental]
05. Digital Base - The Climax [iBreaks]
06. Kane44 - A Part Of U feat. Zac Shaw (Felix Stone Remix) [Flextone Recordings]
07. Llupa – Kismet [Polar Red]
08. George Lukin - Insignia (Farace Remix) [Badbwoy Bass Records]
09. Helbot - Deep Inside [Composure Records UK]
10. Karton - Spacetrip82 (Beta Remix) [Sound of Habib]
11. Mesmer – Cubes [Scarcity Records]

Guest Mix – Burjuy

01. Soulwax - E-Talking (Hybrid remix) [Distinctive]
02. Long range - Dispel The Clouds (Myagi Remix) [Pop & Lock]
03. Jon Maniac - Obsession (Original Mix) [Badbwoy Bass]
04. The Sonic Deviant - Champagne Priest (Beats Persona Breaks re-dub) [Acidphonic Records]
05. Access Denied vs NAPT - Remark You Realised (Yreane Mashup) [CDR]
06. Parallax Breakz - Faith (Rms&Peak Remix) [ESHOT007]
07. BSD - Compute (Original Mix) [iBreaks]
08. Product 01 - Ready 2 Rage (Robosapiens Rmx) [Dead Famous]
09. Parallax Breakz - Faith (OriginalMix) [ESHOT007]
10. Karton - Spacetrip82 (Original mix) [Sound of Habib]

Disc Breaks with Llupa - 91 - ft. Burjuy - 15th October 2009
Roughly 2 hours, 118MB

Thursday, October 8, 2009

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Disc Breaks with Llupa - 90 - Scarcity Special - 8th October 2009[


The Disc Breaks guest mix series is stoked to be bringing you the launch of a great new label from Romanian breakbeat superstar Mesmer, Scarcity Records !

I've been a big fan of Mesmer's work for a while now and it's been great seeing his tunes reach a wider and wider audience, he definitely has his own style and one that seems to snag the minds of a lot of the breakbeat crew. When I then heard he was going to launch a label I got very excited, what angle would it take, who would be on it? Then I started getting the cheeky previews and damn it's gonna be good, if not great. The breadth of artists and styles he has encompassed mimics his own style of pushing forward thinking music with a soul and a groove and is a testament to the respect Mesmer receives from the breakbeat community.

big tings I tells ya



"Scarcity is the problem of infinite human needs and wants, in a world of finite resources. Society has insufficient productive resources to fulfill those wants and needs. In biology, scarcity can refer to the uncommonness or rarity of certain species. Such species are often protected in order to prevent extinction."

Scarcity was initiated by Romanian breakbeat producer Mesmer with the intention of taking a modern approach to the old-school sound, to modernize the classic breakbeat sound.
With an eclectic view, Scarcity will drop progressive breaks and tech house tunes for the dance floors worldwide while maintaining a catalogue of productions that sets a standard of quality.
If you like your beats dipped in lush melodies, acidic hooks and thunderous basslines, then this is a label worthy of your attention.
With planned releases and remixes from some of breakbeat's biggest artists such as BETA, The Peepshow Owners, Neztic, Johan Soh, Stefan Anion, Mesmer and many others, Scarcity is surely set to establish itself as a quality breaks label.
Our releases will stay true to our belief that breaks is powerful yet deep, making your mind and soul throb.

http://www.scarcityrecords.com
http://www.myspace.com/scarcityrecords

Big thanks to Mesmer for the tunes for the mix - it was like Christmas getting an inbox full of new Scarcity shizzle! Lots of other exclusives in this mix too from En:Vision, Digital Sensation, Metamorph Musik and Rocstar - hence I do a bit more talking than usual.. you can understand that ;)

01. Aeron Aether - Twillight feat. Catherine [Morphosis Records]
02. Mesmer - Double You TF (Original Mix) [Scarcity Records]
03. Beckers & D-Nox - Naked Punch [HOMmega Productions]
04. Mesmer vs BETA - Tetris (Quentin's 4 Block Mix) [Scarcity Records]
05. Kiwa - Stream Funk [High Grade Recordings]
06. Mesmer - Rogue Jah (Original Vocal Mix w Dubmatix Mc) [Scarcity Records]
07. Youthful Implants – Sizzler [Flextone Recordings]
08. Mesmer - Fine Wide Spread (601 Remix) [Scarcity Records]
09. Myagi & Root Sellers - Simmer ft. Norma McGuire (Llupa Remix) [Westway]
10. Mesmer – Wobbbl [Scarcity Records]
11. Future Funk Squad - Alien (The Peepshow Ownerz Remix) [En:Vision Recordings]
12. Mesmer - Whenever You Want Me (Line of Sight Remix) [Scarcity Records]
13. Duane Barry - Searching The Stars (The Emissary Remix) [Digital Sensation UK]
14. A-Spark - The Spaniard [Scarcity Records]
15. Phrakture – Elliptical [Flextone Recordings]
16. Llupa - Over And Out [Scarcity Records]
17. Krapula Concept - Tekno-Machine (Kultur & Colombo Remix) [Metamorph Muzik]
18. Mesmer – Cubes [Scarcity Records]
19. 601 - Plasmatic State [Rocstar Recordings]
20. Great Scott – Safehouse [Scarcity Records]
21. Mesmer and Dj Zinn - Thinking of You (Takomo Remix) [Scarcity Records]
22. Ruido - The World Today [VIM Records]

Disc Breaks with Llupa - 90 - Scarcity Special - 8th October 2009[
Roughly 2 hours, 114MB