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Koma & Bones Presents Y4K: Next Level Breaks
Koma & Bones Presents Y4K: Next Level Breaks
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BREAK, RATTLE AND ROLL, 14 Dec. 2001
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Koma and Bones have taken a step away from their almost 'commercial' Y4K predecessor, mixed by Nu-Skool Break master Tayo. Catchy vocals and memorable melodies were the dominant force in Tayo's representation of the current breaks scene, but Koma and Bones have gone for a more progressive feel.
The whole compilation is based around driving basslines, and killer beats, which gives it more of a raw feel than Tayo's, but all of you into the Breakbeat scene will not be disappointed, I promise.
If there is one disappointing feature about this album, it is the lack of an appearance by The Breakbeat Kings, The Plump DJ's, but there are no other factors which should be scorned upon. Buy it if you consider yourself a true breakbeat fan.

The Stanton Session Vol.1
The Stanton Session Vol.1

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Woah! What was that?, 14 Nov. 2001
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Even though I have owned the CD for over three months now, I still can't quite grasp which genre it belongs in. Is it 2-step, UK garage, breakbeat, or something completely different???
I think it would have to go in the completely different category, since it is like nothing ever seen (or heard) before. It ranges from the relatively chilled beats of "Beaut Mot Plage" by Isolee, to the umtempo hip hop of "Can You Feel It" by Mr Reds, remixed alongside "Everybody Come On" featuring the comical lyrics of Busta Rhymes.
The CD doesn't only contain other artists tunes though, as The Warriors' own joints "Da Virus", "Da Antidote", and "Right Here" are all included in this wicked compilation.
The highlight of the album for me is the Stanton Warriors remix of "Doomsnight" by Azzido Da Bass, which coincidentally is the central track of the CD.
I don't think any album is named "Compilation of 2001" in the MUZIK magazine awards without being a little bit special, and this little gem certainly is. Buy it, or lose out big time!

Global Underground: Anthony Pappa - Nu Breed 1
Global Underground: Anthony Pappa - Nu Breed 1
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gorgeous dark trance pizza without the cheesey topping, 17 Dec. 2000
If what you're after is a deep, dark journey through the world known as trance music, then this is the CD for you.
As Pappa himself says, the first CD is a funky and housey twist on the trance genre, providing the listener with wicked beats, giving the collection a real percussive feel. The highlight of the first CD for me has to be the Timo Maas remix of 'Are U Tranqualized' by Pascal F.E.O.S., which winds its way through a definite trance overlay, without the cheesey melody. Innovative and refreshing is the best way to describe this tune, as well as the entire first CD. If you have not heard 'Roaches' by Trancesetters, then it is worth buying the compilation just to get a squizz at the darkness of this tune.
The second CD starts off less dark than the first, but this is just a subtle disguise in order to draw the listener in. The mix reaches it's high point with the acid grooves of 'Heavy Water' by ASAP, but it only seems so good because of the way Pappa has worked up to it. If a fright is what you need, listen carefully to the 'Blair Witch' style grooves in the sparkling 'Lydian & The Dinosaur' by Hi-Fi Bugs, at the climax of CD Two.
Overall, a fantastic compilation and I recommend it to anyone with a slight taste for deep and percussive music, without the detraction of cliches.

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