Krafty Kuts – Annie On One – 11.5.2003

 

Krafty Kuts, real name Martin Reeves is one of the most influential people in the electronic music scene today with experience as a DJ / Producer for more than two decades. Never one to be tied down to a defined genre Krafty has mixed it with the best and has crafted (pardon the pun) the breaks scene in to what it is today. Many artists have come and gone over the years but Krafty is still here leading the way !

Before there was the Annie Nightingale show on BBC Radio 1 her show in the early 2000’s was known as Annie On One. She was the leader in promoting Breaks in the height of it’s era and had a never ending supply of local talent including this rare mix from Krafty Kuts back in 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

Plump DJs – Futurized Radio – 29.8.2005

 

 

To me the Plump DJs were at the forefront in the early Nuskool Breaks scene back in the 2000’s, leading the way with new innovative tunes and tight DJs mixes of some very underground music at that time. Lee Rous and Andy Gardner make up the duo that is the Plump DJs with over 20 years experience in the game and while the breaks musical style has changed over the years they are still touring and producing great music till this day.

This mix was made for Futurized Radio back in 2005.

For more information about the Plump DJs: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plump_DJs

 

 

 

 

 

A Skillz – LIVE @ 360 Sydney – 15.4.2006

 

Adam Mills aka A.Skillz is a legendary musical artist hailing from the United Kingdom. Capable of rocking every party that he DJs at, A.Skillz has the unique ability to mix every kind of genre of music LIVE and get the dance floor moving. This Funk loving individual has seen him appear at big and small stages on every 4 corners of the globe.

His label Jam City has released, alongside his own work, tracks from the likes of DJ Yoda, Doorly, the Cuban Brothers, Afrika Bambaataa, Jungle Brothers, Nightmares on Wax, Mica Paris to name a few, whilst his productions have seem him collaborate with a selection of some of the industry’s finest names including; Kurtis Blow, Dr Luke, Nasa, Krafty Kuts, DJ Numark, Beardyman, Nick Thayer and Z trip.

 

 

 

 

 

Basement Freaks – Promo Mix March 2008

 

 

Basement Freaks is the brainchild of Giorgos Fotiadis and he is all about everything that is funky. Founded back in 2006 this mix is from a couple of years later and was specially made as a promotional item for Goodgroove Records an outlet from which he released music and regularly played gigs for. Basement Freaks has 4 albums to his name with various EP’s and remixes, of late he has been releasing a bunch of sample packs for Black Octopus as well as still touring and playing his style of Funk music to the masses.

 

 

 

 

 

Freestylers – Triple J Mixup – 3.4.2004

 

 

The original members of the Freestylers are Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey who started off their musical careers in the mid 1990’s. They released their first two albums ‘We Rock Hard’ and ‘Pressure Point’ on the legendary Breakbeat label Freskanova. The third and forth albums ‘Raw as F**k’ and ‘Adventures in Freestyle’ were released on ‘Against The Grain’another Breaks power house based label. Their last album from 2013 ‘The Coming Storm’ was released through Black Hole Recordings.

The Freestylers began their career as an Urban Electronic Music Act, and their early tunes ‘B-Boy Stance,’ ‘Ruffneck’ and ‘Warning’ set the marker. As their music progressed so did their anthems with the seminal tunes ‘Punks’, ‘Boom Blast’, ‘Fasten Your Seat-Belts,’ ‘Painkiller’ and more recently ‘Cracks.’ In addition to their status as underground heroes, they have gained commercial success with their huge global hit ‘Push Up’ and have had their music featured in TV and film, including the hugely successful comedy film Zoolander.

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