Efocus – Retrospect 001

 

 

Without the past we wouldn’t have a future, plain and simple and without past genres of music we wouldn’t have the type of music we have today.

Enter the time machine we call Retrospect, where 90s rave and club music reigns supreme. Only the finest mixes are chosen for this series so you are assured an immersive time traveling experience with every mix archived.

This series came to Efocus during a very challenging time, recovering from a brain injury. He suffered unbearable pain, lost his taste, sense of smell, and lost 40% of his hearing,which as a DJ was terrifying. Efocus had a lot of issues with memory and always very confused. Typing and texting remained intact which made it easier to not worry a lot of people while he recovered. Music also remained intact, it is bizarre to say the least that he has difficulties with basic household activity like eating, bathing, etc. Yet Efocus can somehow type this description, create a mix series, and put a heartfelt mix together to kick it off 30 days after his injury, yes at the time of this writing he is still recovering, (8/12/2018) 10:37pm.

” While i was laid up all i did was listen to music, but the soulful music of the 90s was most pleasing to my hurting brain. I believe it healed me, it certainly cultivated a new perspective on life and in music. The First mix 001 was what carried me through the emotional pain one endures through a traumatic event…as a very open window to my heart and soul, it felt wrong not to share this with others that may heal, enjoy, or experience the music for their first time. “Efocus

(Artwork by JB Thomas Digital Design)

 

 

 

 

Tracklist

John Creamer & Stephen K – I Wish You Were Here (PMT Remix)
White Label Promo – Why (Breaks Mix)
Ashtrax – Helsinki
Unknown – Ride (Breaks Mix)
David West – Envey
Chakra – Iam (Wrecked Angle Mix)
Brettuskimmus – Hello Hello
ADS – Feel it Too
Unknown – Broken (Jiva Mix)
Brass Monkey – Big Ride
Force Mass Nation – Why Me
Love Club – The Faith (Vocal Prayer Mix)
Love Club – Celestial Hierarchy (Soul Travel Mix)
Stama & Nick Proteus – People & Places From The Past (Fretwell Mix)
Orchid – Still Searching
Meteor 1 – Rain (Loveclub MiX)
Unknown – Reach – (Fretwell Mix)
LBJ feat.Siiri – Save Us
Miro – By Your Side (Ian Wilkie Mix)
Now Way Out – Nu Breed Mix
Blackwatch – Word Unspoken (Luke Ch-Apc)

 

 

DJ D-Xtreme – Breaks Of Unknown Volume 46

 

 

With a long time involvement and king of the Florida old school DJ D-Xtreme shows us how it’s done with over 2 hours worth of Breakbeat goodness, from progressive to bass to nuskool to straight up breaks DJ D-Xtreme drops a stormer of a mix for all breaks fans alike.

 

 

 

 

Tracklist

01. Fourthstate,The Element – White Light (Fourthstate Remix)
02. Cerpintxt,Shawni,Stevie R,VVerses feat. Shawni – A T O M S (VVerses Spirit Of Electro Edit)
03. DRKWTR,Lee Ogdon – Sanctuary 2017 (The Remixes) (DRKWTR Remix)
04. Teddy Killerz – Machine Heart (Original Mix)
05. Gosize – Al-Yazira (Original Mix)
06. DJ Gravity – Don’t Think (Original Mix)
07. Cerpintxt,Delfin Music,Stevie R – O R B I T (Delfin’s Breakbeat Interpretation)
08. Born Dirty,G Perico – Face (Dub Mix)
09. Macho – You Don’t Know Me (Original Mix)
10. Mike McFly – Milliyan (Original Mix)
11. Macho – Bangin In The Club (Original Mix)
12. Nima G – Change (Original Mix)
13. Y-Dapt – Dimension (Original Mix)
14. Bombo Rosa – Rocinha (Original Mix)
15. Vulpec – Jackknife (Original Mix)
16. Bebe – All Night (Original Mix)
17. Enli5,Reflows – Owl Man (Reflows Remix)
18. Evil Nine – Only (Original Mix)
19. Aylen,Codes – Bumps (Aylen Remix)
20. Ginjahvitiz – Revolution (Original Mix)
21. Affiliate,Dakota Sixx,Das Kapital feat. Dakota Sixx – Change Your Mind (Das Kapital Remix)
22. Eztereo – Got That Bass (Original Mix)
23. Cindy – Cowgirl (Original Mix)
24. Jiro – The Deep (Original Mix)
25. Figures Of Eighty,Negativ – The Silk (Remix)
26. Docolv – Break That (Original Mix)
27. Eztereo – Reckless (Original Mix)
28. Daze Prism – Lonely Souls (Original Mix)
29. Sirkea – Yeah (Original Mix)
30. Jacq,LeftRight – Bad (Original Mix)
31. Prato,T.R.O. – The Naysayers (T.R.O. Remix)

 

 

B-Minus – Journey Into Hybrid

 

 

The music of the electronic act Hybrid rings a note with every Breaks fan and i’m quite sure i’ve posted a few tribute mixes to Hybrid in the past, so yet again another one has appeared in my Soundcloud feed. With over 20 years behind the decks B-Minus  (Dynamix II) shows his experience with an all out DJ mix of Hybrids music with some of his favourite tunes chosen for the mix.

 

 

 

 

 

SAKU – SMMRMMXVIIIMX

 

 

I really like Progressive Breakbeat, from the early days of Distinctive Records and acts like Hybrid there’s still a solid foundation for the genre be it a bit more underground these days. This lovely Progressive Breakbeat mix from Saku shows what the genre is up to today, nice soundscapes and rolling music are still todays sound of Progressive Breakbeat.

 

 

 

 

Tracklist

01 Threshold Productions – Blue Desert (Original Mix) // BQ Recordings
02 Gabriel Gilmour – Mantra (Fourthstate Remix) // Khao Records
03 Gui Boratto & Luciana Villanova – Overload (Original Mix) // Kompakt
04 Karmon – Eleventh Hour (Original Mix) // Diynamic
05 Windom R – Glass Drop (Groofeo Remix) // Calligraphy Recordings
06 Alfoa – Oriental Illusions (Original Mix) // Morphosis Records
07 Smart Wave – Serotonin (Oliver Petkovski Remix) // Smart Phenomena Records
08 Momu – Last Chair Up (Original Mix) // Looq Records
09 Nelver – Sunny Side (Original Mix) // Rune Recordings
10 GMJ & Tripswitch – Open Doors (Kosmas Remix) // Particles
11 One Dub Connection – Coasting (Original Mix) // Digital Diamonds
12 Floex & Tom Hodge – Prelude I (Deltawerk Remix) // Mercury KX
13 Lehar & Musumeci – Amun Ft. Ost & Kjek (Original Mix) // Endless
14 Deepest Nature – Erciyes Mountain (Original Mix) // BQ Recordings
15 Panda (CZ) – Dawn Is A Delight (Original Mix) // Kiosek Records
16 STeK – Damage (Original Mix) // Morphosis Records
17 Peter Makto – Broken Lines feat. Katya (Breakbeat Mix) // Truesounds Music
18 Left/Right – Fall (Original Mix) // Insomniac Records
19 65daysofstatic – Prisms (Original Mix) // bandcamp
20 Kidnap – After All (Original Mix) // Birds That Fly

 

 

EK – 6th & Fairfax Radio Show Bijou Breaks October 2006

 

EK is Eddie Rasguido raised in Melbourne, Australia and grew up on a staple diet of breakdancing, hip hop and graffiti. Starting up his own crew RKS (Ryming, Kuttin and Scratching) Eddie found his home behind the turntables and by 1991 RKS had performed at the usual local underage jams, a small amount of club shows culminating in a Second Place in the DMC Competitions (entered in the group category). By the end of his High School years Eddie was sold on music as a career and so after completing Year 12 he enrolled in the Melbourne School of Audio Engineering and a year later graduated.

Eddie was still making hip hop and had formed a production team called Rebel Base with DJ Excel. His musical taste soon became more diverse starting off by listening to Techno and he soon purchased his own analogue keyboard. Messing around with hip hop beats he was now crafting a hybrid of breaks and beats sounds, that still had the hook of Hip Hop.

His debut CD, Decoder and the lead track “Future Nation” was instantly picked up by Triple J Radio Australia and lead to the inclusion of 3 tracks on JJJ’s Mix Up Tweak compilation. In his spare time he was often asked to provide cuts and scratches for Sonicanimation’s recordings and was also a fixture when the sonic boys expanded their line up for special shows, like Live At The Wireless and the supports to the Chemical Bros.