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Tayo
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Distinctive Breaks


I don't know about the rest of you but I'm really feeling the new-school breakbeat tracks. The tunes of Tayo's mix have abandoned the played out breaks of the older classics and have programmed new ones (or so it sounds) combining them with the moving atmospheres and climactic vibe of today's trance sound. These artists are kicking some much-needed funk back into today's club material and by pasting together all of the best elements of the different genres, the result is wicked.

This mix shows why Tayo is on the forefront of the neo-break movement. (His other projects include running the Friction club night along side Rennie Pilgrem and Adam Freeland, running the Mob Records label, and recording his own material). The mix features some top breakbeat artists like the Stanton Warriors, Plump DJ', and Aquasky. The material mixes flawlessly together with the exception of the vocal heavy opener by Beber and Tamra. It contrasts too much with the predominately instrumental mix but is too good to leave out. Tracks like PMT's "Gyromancer" and the Bushwacha remix of Sueno Latino really stand out, sounding fresh and original but others like "Rotten.com" by Meat Katie rely to heavily on cliché build-ups to become anything worthwhile. Outside of these minor details, it's another great release from the Distinctive Breaks label. These tunes are high on the booty scale and I have a feeling a lot of the trance crowds might be leaning towards this new break style very soon. -Justin Hardison

1. "Travelling On" - Beber & Tamara
2. "Sueno Latino" (Bushwacka! Breakbeat Mix) - Sueno Latino
3. "Tokamak" (Bushwacka Mix!) - Tokamak
4. "Bodyshock" (Adam Freeland Remix) - Aquasky
5. "Da Antidote" - Stanton Warriors
6. "Eskimo: - Blim and Rennie Pilgrem
7. "Rotten.com" - Meat Katie
8. "Co-Num-Drum" - Creative Invasion Collection
9. "Black Widow" - Rennie Pilgrem
10. "Gyromancer" (False Prophet Mix) - PMT
11. "Scram" - Plump DJ's
12. "Red Pill" (Apex Remix) - Scratch D vs. H-Bomb
13. "Beyond" - Jackal & Hyde
14. "Firegood" - Tayo meets Precision Cuts Downtown




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