Elite Force – LIVE @ Breakspoll 2011

 

 

Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton has been in the electronic music scene for well over 15 years from his early beginnings in a band (Headless Chickens) with the well known Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame to his early electronic music beginnings with Lunatic Calm. Elite Force is a true professional which has seen him tour on every corner of the globe and gather a large fan base over the years.

This LIVE mix was recorded at the Breakspoll awards back in 2011, right around the time the Tech Funk Breaks genre was gaining momentum. Elite Force won 2 Breakspoll awards that night, one for Best Producer and one for Best Label (for his highly regarded U&A imprint). The mix itself is a great journey of breakbeat music and one of the stand out sets of the night.

If you would like to read more about Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton head over to this link: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Shackleton

This mix is a Breakzlinkz exclusive !

 

 

 

 

Elite Force – Beatfactor Promo Mix December 2004

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Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton has had an extensive career spanning over 20 years. Starting off as a musician and being a band member with Thom Yorke 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 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. Nowadays Simon plays marathon 6 hour LIVE sets in his “One Series” and has moved into the world of professional photography.

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

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

This mix is part of Breakzlinkz Retro series: www.breakzlinkz.net/retro/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elite Force – LIVE @ Breakspoll 2011

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Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton has been in the electronic music scene for well over 15 years from his early beginnings in a band (Headless Chickens) with the well known Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame to his early electronic music beginnings with Lunatic Calm. Elite Force is a true professional which has seen him tour on every corner of the globe and gather a large fan base over the years.

This LIVE mix was recorded at the Breakspoll awards back in 2011, right around the time the Tech Funk Breaks genre was gaining momentum. Elite Force won 2 Breakspoll awards that night, one for Best Producer and one for Best Label (for his highly regarded U&A imprint). The mix itself is a great journey of breakbeat music and one of the stand out sets of the night.

If you would like to read more about Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton head over to this link: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Shackleton

Elite Force is set to return to this years Breakspoll awards !

This mix has never been available for public download until now.

 

 

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www.soundcloud.com/simon_shackleton
www.facebook.com/djeliteforce
www.twitter.com/S_Shackleton

 

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Here’s the full lowdown:

Breakspoll is all about recognising the best of the breakbeat scene, and celebrating the achievements of the previous year. Our worldwide online vote lets the public decide their favourite artists, tracks, events and more of 2014, and culminates in our awards show and club night event, this year happening in Manchester on Saturday 7th March.

Breakspoll 2015
The 14th International Breakbeat Awards

Saturday 7th March 2015
Sound Control, Manchester 9pm-4am

Featuring the best of the breaks scene in one massive party, combined with the Breakspoll Awards presented live on stage at 11pm sharp, join us for a night of breaks, bass and beats as we announce the winners of the International Breakbeat Awards live on stage, alongside superstar DJs and live acts playing through the night.

Featuring: A-Skillz, Breaksjunky, Elite Force, Evan Gamble Lewis, JFB, Kwerk, Leuce Rhythms, Lowdown DJs, Marten Hørger, Martin Flex, Plump DJs (Classics Set), RadioKillaz, Refracture, Slamboree Soundsystem, The Autøbøts (Retro Session), Vinyl Junkie & Sanxion, WBBL (Live), Wes Smith, WheresNorth? and more.

Entry: £15 Advance/NUS, £20
Ticketswww.ticketweb.co.uk/event/158179
More info: www.breakspoll.com
Sound Control Phone: 0161 236 0340

Sponsored by: Symphonic Distribution, Scan Pro Audio, Audeze, SubPac, DJ Magazine

www.breakspoll.com
www.facebook.com/breakspoll

 

Elite Force – From The Vaults Mixtape

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Yet another Retro set this time from the legendary Elite Force one of the leaders of the early 2000’s Nuskool Breaks days. Some gems throughout this mix, tunes you may remember, reworks and quite a few unreleased tracks.

” This set was originally put together for Raveart Producciones’s Retro Festival in Southern Spain which primarily focuses on OLD skool breakbeat sounds. On the night, my set was *badly* hampered by major monitoring issues in the booth, so I spent the following day re-creating the mix as I’d intended it to sound.

I hope you enjoy it (there are several unreleased tracks in there you may never have heard before). “ – EF

 

 

www.eliteforcemusic.com
www.facebook.com/djeliteforce
www.twitter.com/eliteforce