Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bring The Noise - Some Crunchy Breakbeats

So another week has started and it's really hard to get over those Monday blues. What's worse is hearing Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats' 80s song, "I Don't Like Mondays," on the radio earlier; a real bummer! :(

Anyways, to try and take away those Monday blues, I'll breakaway from retro for the meantime and fast forward to modern electronic music once more. This time, I'm introducing you to one of my favorite sub-genres of the electronic music scene called "Breaks" or "Breakbeats", which is considered as the punk rock of dance music, as marked by its dirty, aggressive and crunchy percussion and sinister guitars with an underground vibe.

In case you're a fan of CSI:Miami, you would notice that most of the background tracks being played there are somewhat of this type, as most of the clubs there play these kinds of tunes with a tinge of electro, spearheaded by Breakbeat Master and Miami resident jock, DJ Icey.

Also, if you want a good soundtrack for your workout, you might want to try this kind of music. Trust me, I've tried it, and the beats really pumped me up.

Before we go to my mix, would first like to share a classic vid from the godfather of funk and soul, James Brown, showing us how it's done. Perhaps, this is where it all started, the breakbeat influence, as this track is still being sampled by today's breaks and hip-hop DJs.

Moving on, here's today's tracklisting of some pumped up beats, some are classic rock tunes but reinvented to fit this genre:
1) Not A Test - DJ Icey
2) Beat's A Rockin - DJ Icey
3) Renegades of Funk - Rage Against The Machine (Crystal Method Remix)
4) Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (Sublime Breaks Mix)
5) Roadhouse Blues - The Doors (Crystal Method Remix)
6) Song 2 - Blur (Carl Cox Remix)
7) Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz (Breakbeat Mix)
8) 1979 - Smashing Pumpkins (1799 Remix)
9) Rock The Casbah - The Clash vs Lost Vegas (White Label Mix)
10) Seven Nation Army - White Stripes (Adam Freeland Remix)
11) Bowie Knife - Mr. Potatohead
12) Cassius Groove - Cassius (White Label Mix)
13) Rock Your Body, Rock - Ferry Corsten (Rennie Pilgrem Mix)
14) Let The Music Play - Shannon (Busta Beats Mix)
15) Renegade Master - Wildchild (Breakz Mix)
16) To The Beat Of The Drum - La Luna (White Label Mix)
17) Plastic Dreams - Jaydee (Tayo Acid Rockers Remix)
18) Push Up - Freestylers (2005 Plump DJs Remix)
19) High And Low - The Crystal Method
20) Girls - Prodigy (2006 Rogue Elements Remix)
21) Rock The Discotech - DJ Icey and General MIDI (White Label Remix)
22) Goth Chick Hand Job - Sole Claw (School Of Thought Remix)
23) Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order (2005 Crystal Method Remix)
24) Pump Up The Volume - M.A.R.R.S. (Plump DJs Breakbeat Mix)

Here's the link...

Hope you have a blast with these tunes, breakbeat style, and rock on!!!


kewl said...

nice selection pari! i already have your junglemix and i enjoyed it so much!

chek mo site ko naka link kayo ni jaybee eh

the beatmeister said...

Thanks karl! Glad you enjoyed them. Favorite ko is yung Rage to Jimi Hendrix to The Doors. Medyo ni-line up ko talaga yung classics eh. :)

BTW, nice blog and cute kid.


Jaybee John Vincent said...

my downloads doing a www: the worldwide wait. tutubuan ako ng balbas sa bagal and i can't wait to hear Jimi Hendrix et al in that mix...

why do local DJs love to play Geldof's I don't like Mondays ON a Monday? when the song meant something else as i found out a few days ago. hehehe... now i got something to post about....

also: Manic Monday din sa mas medyo baduy na stations. Forever! For life! hehehe... konti na lang, naka 39% na ung download ko. mga 2 oras na lang ito....

the beatmeister said...

ok lang yan jeyb. tyaga lang. hehe. :)

di ba parang tungkol sa friend niya ata or di ko sure kung sino na nagsuicide ung song? am not sure.

will wait for your post na lang. :)

the beatmeister said...

sorry for the large files guys.

had to encode it kasi @ 192 kbps bitrate para mas CD quality. medyo pangit kasi pag 128 kbps lang.