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Beats Electronica UK
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Add "new school breaks" to the ever elongating list of electronica subgenres; Beats Electronica UK is the primer. What's new? The scene emerging from London clubs with forerunners Barge Charge, Subphonic, Freq'Nasty, and T... more »
Add "new school breaks" to the ever elongating list of electronica subgenres; Beats Electronica UK is the primer. What's new? The scene emerging from London clubs with forerunners Barge Charge, Subphonic, Freq'Nasty, and Tsunami One--all spun on this disc by shining star DJ Dave Tipper. The school is hi-NRG '90s acid house flavored with cameos of retro scratching and Miami supersubsonic bass belched out at nearly visible decibels. The breaks return to graspable midtempo snare and high hat that only occasionally spatter a round or two of drum & bass for emphasis. The climax on this album occurs when track 5, Subphonic's "Buzzed," lurks and lurches with a sloshy melody suspended by a driving drum loop, then crescendos midway into wide-open phasers, old-school scratching, and subliminal vocal samples. Suddenly it collapses into track 6, Semi-Detached's "Bassline"--a frenzy of bombastic rhythm loops that just doesn't quit. You won't have to work to find the groove here. Listen to this recording sitting still, and you'll still sweat. --Beth Bessmer
Don't let the title fool you!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought "Electronica" - well, okay, I'll give it a shot. I was TOTALLY surprised. This CD has some massive tracks onnit. I think it really edges towards some type of trance/breakz rather than big beat. It says that it's the emerging Big Beat sound of the UK, but this is nothing like FBS, Monkey Mafia, or Propellerheads (as you might expect). There is some phenomenal scratching and some beatz that will kick you in yer butt and demand you dance!Tipper, Subphonic, and Tsunami One (check out the title: No.43 With Steamed Rice!!!) are artists to be watching."