Another Retro mix for you this week, courtesy of Bertie Dastard and the Free Breaks Blog. This time the legendary outfit of the Tear Out Breaks scene, The Breakfastaz. This mix is from March 2005 pretty was much at the height of the Nuskool Breaks Tear Out sound. Although the Breakfastaz are no longer together they certainly shaped the sound of breaks into some of the sounds we hear today.
Former members Froe, Gav and Merf made up the nu-skool breaks collective known as The Breakfastaz. They had been working together on a number of musical projects for several years and the wide-ranging influences they collectively bring have helped to form their unique breakbeat sound.
With over 20 successful releases and remixes on respected breaks labels such as Passenger, Mob, and Against The Grain in little over 2 years , their offerings received support and heavy rotation from scene stalwarts such as Plump DJs, The Freestylers, Tayo, Ali B, Meat Katie, Aquasky, Krafty Kuts, Deekline and even catching the ear of Zane Lowe, highlighting the enormous impact they’ve had on the scene in such a short period of time.
Their hard work was recognised, with the guys being featured on the front cover of IDJ’s ‘Players Of The Year 2004’ alongside the likes of Mylo and The Shapeshifters and also winning Best Breakthrough Act at the Breakspoll World Breakbeat Awards 2005, as well as being nominated for the Best DJ, Best Remix and Best Compilation awards in 2006.