Plaza De Funk – Promo Mix November 2007

 

 

What ever happened to Plaza De Funk ?

Italian by birth Plaza De Funk moved to London in 2005 releasing award-winning records and receiving huge support from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Elite Force, Plump DJs, Rico Tubbs & Black Noise. In 2008 he walked away from Breakspoll with the award of Best Breakthrough Producer but where is he now ? His last post on Facebook post was in 2014.

This DJ mix i downloaded as a promo back in 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

The Rogue Element – Promo Mix December 2007

 

 

The Rogue Element were a DJ/Producer duo haling from the UK consisting of members Ben Medcalf and James Tomlinson. Ben, the original member of The Rogue Element certainly needs no introduction. An international DJ, Breakspoll award winning producer and has released on labels such as Skint, Exceptional and Fat Records. He has remixed and collaborated for the likes of Fat Boy Slim, Lee Coombs, Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors, Soul of Man and the list goes on.

James known to others as Call Me T is a solo artist in his own right. Both were at the top of the scene when the Tech Funk Breakbeat genre was at it’s height and released a lot of music through the now defunct LOT49 label.

This Tech Funk & Breaks mix i downloaded as a promo back in 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

Elite Force – Triple J Mixup – 1.5.2004

 

 

Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton has had an extensive career spanning well over 2 decades. Starting off as a musician and being a band member with Thom Yorke (Radiohead) before moving onto his own outfit called Lunatic Calm which had quite a successful career and a few number one tunes including “Rollercoaster”. Simon has also worked with a bunch of top musical acts, remixed, wrote movie soundtracks, toured and was one to watch in the Nuskool Breaks scene. He then developed the Tech Funk genre in the late 2000’s included with such artists as Meat Katie and Dylan Rhymes to name a few.

This mix was recorded for Australia’s Triple J Radio Show called Mixup back in 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

Elite Force – LIVE @ Pure Selection – 23.03.2008

 

 

Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton has had an extensive career in the music industry spanning well over 2 decades. Starting his career off as a musician and being a band member with Thom Yorke (Radiohead) before moving onto his own outfit called Lunatic Calm which had quite a successful career and a few number one tunes including “Rollercoaster”. Simon has also worked with a bunch of top musical artists, remixed, wrote movie soundtracks, toured the world and was one to watch in the Nuskool Breaks scene. He then developed the Tech Funk genre in the late 2000’s included with such artists as Meat Katie and Dylan Rhymes to name a few. This mix was recorded Live at a Spanish Festival back in 2008, thanks to my Spanish friend Jamie for the mp3.

For a breakdown of his whole career : www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Shackleton

For his biography: www.residentadvisor.net/dj/eliteforce/biography

 

 

 

 

 

Elite Force – Mixed By B-Roll

 

 

B-Roll has been on a roll lately (pardon the pun) by mixing tracks from some of the more well known artists to brace the breaks scene over the last 20 years. On this occasion B-Roll selects tracks from the master that is Elite Force known for help starting the Tech Funk genre, a more 4 on the floor type of breakbeat. Don’t worry there are breaks tracks in the mix too.

 

 

 

 

Tracklist

1 Deadmau5 – Ghosts n Stuff (Elite Force Re-Fix) (DJ Version) Deadmau5, Elite Force
2 Reclaim the Airwaves Elite Force
3 Kinetika Elite Force
4 Pure & Free Elite Force
5 Driving Me Crazy Elite Force
6 Mindfunkpsychedelic Elite Force
7 Jazo Ribello Elite Force
8 Shadowbox Elite Force
9 Bangkok State (Unreleased Revamp) Elite Force & Friends
10 We Are Distrikt Elite Force
11 Seven 10 (Unreleased Revamp) Access Denied, Atomic Hooligan, Elite Force
12 The Gamechanger Elite Force
13 La Furioza Elite Force
14 Mojosa Elite Force
15 No Turning Back Elite Force
16 Standing in the Way of the Engine Elite Force Vs The Gossip
17 Society Suicides Elite Force
18 Maps (Elite Force Re-Fix) Yeah Yeah Yeahs

 

 

Force Mass Motion – BBZ Exclusive Mix 2006

 

 

Mike Wells aka Force Mass Motion released his first record back in 1991 on Colin Faver’s legendary Rabbit City Records. One of the major tracks at the time was “Panic” which gained mass popularity and earned him a place in touring the world. He also worked under names like Polaris and Cableguy, collaborated with Dylan Rhymes and played a key role in developing the breakbeat scene with tunes like ‘Hold Back’ and ‘Vanquish’ that took him to a deal with Critical Mass Recordings.

He also worked in sound design for the TV show Dark Angel, released the Silencer album that was dubbed the future of breakbeat, went on to work with Meat Katie’s Lot49 and recorded with UK Cream resident Paul Hillyer under the name Xpander.

This mix from 2006 was for the well known Russian Breaks Forum site (at the time) BBZ. It is a mixture of 4 on the floor Tech Funk and Breakbeat.