Monday, January 31, 2011

Free Mix - Beardyman LIVE on BBC Radio 1

Slightly beardy and mostly man, the one like Beardyman is one hell of an amazing performer! Beardyman began discovering the endless possibilities available to him by only using his mouth at the early age of only three years old after having seen Michael Winslow in the Police Academy Movies. Later on in his teen years, Beardyman saw Rahzel Live and it was then that he realized he could put together a whole show himself. After being the first person ever to win the UK Beatbox Championships back to back years (2006 & 2007), it is rumored that so many people would not compete against him in 2008, he was instead made a judge! Incorporating synths and Korg Kaos Pads, Beardyman now puts on a show like no other and he continues to amaze and astound crowds the world over with not only his exceptional musical and beatboxing skills but his overall personality and humor as well. Now having worked with many top names in and outside of Breaks and having toured with Groove Armada in 2007, performed at multiple YouTube Live events along with countless other appearances, and even having performed in Montreal at the "Just for Laughs" festival, he is continuing his rise to the top. On January 22nd of this year, Beardyman released his brand new BBC Radio Mix to the excitement of many fans. For two unbelievable hours, he constructs, re-constructs and de-structs a musical masterpiece using only a keyboard, samplers and his own voice. Vocally recreating classics like "Express Yourself" and Hall & Oates "I Can't Go For That", his art needs to be seen to be believed, therefore I have also posted a couple of videos below. First up is about 5 minutes of video from this performance at the Radio 1 Studios, giving you an inside look at how it was all done. The second video is my personal favorite of his and really one of my favorite videos of all time, "Beardyman in the Kitchen" Donning a blonde wig and an apron Beardyman takes us into his kitchen and cooks up a fantastic Breakbeat with some simple household items like white noise. Head on over to Beardyman's website for loads more good stuff from the evil genius, just the "beard" animations at the top of the page ought to keep you entertained and chuckling for a few minutes. Make sure to check out his new album do out early this year as well.

1. - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd
Street Rhythm Band "Express Yourself"
2. - Hall & Oates "I Can’t Go For That"
3. - Beardyman "You’re Not Part Of Me"
4. - A Tribe Called Quest "Can I Kick It"
5. - Saint Etienne "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
6. - Beardyman "All The Girls Be Touching My Ooh"
7. - Cee Lo Green "Forget You"
8. - Kings of Tomorrow "Finally"
9. - Beardyman "Cheese And Crackers"
10. - Tomcraft "Happiness"
11. - Beardyman "Unzip My Armpits"
12. - Daft Punk "Da Funk"
13. - Underworld "King Of Snake"
14. - Beardyman "Going Deep"
15. - Shakedown "At Night"
16. - Beardyman "I Don’t Know"
17. - Beardyman "Get Dutty"
18. - Leftfield "Phat Planet"
19. - Beardyman "I Don’t Want To Be Your Friend"
20. - Beardyman "Pyramid, Square, Rectangle, Yeah!"
21. - Beardyman "Glonk"
22. - Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Power Of Love"
23. - Beardyman "We Don’t Know Where We’re Going"
24. - The All Seeing I "The Beat Goes On"
25. - Beardyman "Back It Up"
26. - Beardyman "‘Av It"
27. - Beardyman "Not What You Planned For"
28. - Beardyman "Aahh"
29. - The Devlins "Crossing The River"
30. - Beardyman "Ready For The Burn"
31. - Leftfield "Release The Pressure"

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Free Tune - EXCLUSIVE - Sneaker & The Dryer - Sofi Got Out Alive - Noisia Vs Deadmau5

Yes that's right, we're adding another rung to the ladder and this time Sneaker & The Dryer are providing you with the Kick It Recordings Blog Exclusive action. Masterfully mating two top tunas, The S&D Boys combine Deadmau5 with Noisia creating a peak time dancefloor smasher. "Sofi Got Out Alive" starts off with chopped up bits of "Sofi Needs a Ladder" and a beefed up back beat and before you know it "Nobody Gets Out Alive" takes man stage flipping the script and bringing a wicked edge to the Electro House banger. Dropping out for a brief moment it all comes in together with Sofi's vocals riding on top of the monster bassline. An epic main breakdown will be sure to get the hands in the air and everybody’s moving again when the mammoth beat hits. Check out Sneaker & The Dryer's Soundcloud page for tons of free tunes and head on over to their Podcast where you can download their radio shows from NSB Radio.

Sneaker & The Dryer - Sofi Got Out Alive - Deadmau5 Vs Noisia by SneakerAndTheDryer

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Free Tune - Hijack & Brape - Boogie - Ava Rose Remix

Get out your Bell-Bottoms and grab your pick, it's time to take it back the Disco era. Word on the street is, tight pants are on their way out and flared bottoms are making a comeback. What would we do without mirror balls and Saturday Night Fever? Bringing the funky disco flavor is Ava Rose with his remix of Hijack and Brape's "Boogie" Although the beat is four to the floor, there is plenty going on to keep things interesting and pick up the energy. Straight away bits of the Heatwave classic make their way in, quickly giving you the feel for a long gone but not forgotten time. A tasty arrangement and excellent sampling will get the crowd moving while the vocal snips will get em singing along. Glitched out edits, kick rolls and a short but effective main breakdown complete the package. Put on your platforms and bust out the California hustle.

Hijack & Brape - Boogie (Ava Rose Remix) by Ava Rose

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Free Tune - Incoming Dougie - Farace Edit

Happy Hump Day everybody, it's that much closer to the weekend! Keeping your week moving along nicely, we're switching gears today and offering up a bit of Drumstep. It's been a hot minute since we've had a Farace Edit up for grabs and that makes today's offering the first one of 2011. Farace takes the cheeky Hip Hop internet phenomenon "Teach Me How to Dougie" from Cali Swag District and turns it into a rough and rugged Drumstep speaker beater. Starting things off with spaced out drums and a bit of vox, Farace builds it way up before bringing the bassline in with authority. Making good use of the original lyrics and chorus with some slick edits and pitch bends, drop this one and teach em how to Dougie, and ere-body will love you. If you have a Beatport Login, head on over to Wiki-Beatportal and rate Farace's artist page with 5 headphones, the link is below.

Incoming Dougie - Farace Edit by farace

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Release, Mix and Free Tickets to Tim Healey & Pendulum

Seriously, who doesn't like free stuff! We love posting as much of it as we can here at the Kick It Recordings Blog and today we have something a little different up for grabs. Ahead of Tim Healey's new album "Rest In Beats", Surfer Rosa presents his new single Tim Healey Vs Calvertron "Rock It Roll It" which is receiving early support from the likes of Annie Nightingale, Adam K, Paul Hughes and Jesse Scumfrog to name a few. With a pair of peak time remixes coming by way of Dirtyloud and Kouncilhouse, this is set to be a monster release. Plus, they are giving away 5 pairs of tickets to see Tim Healey, Pendulum, Ms. Dynamite and many more!

Ahead of Tim Healey's imminent album...
Another single from the forthcoming Tim Healey LP "Rest in Beats" for your delectation: This time the fiendishly talented Alex Calver is back in the studio with Tim for another dance-floor destroyer: "Rock It Roll It" mashes up the very best of 2011 club-sounds: big beats, Dub-Step drops, a chunky bass and a seriously naughty Electro lead, all accompanied by the lush vocals of Pippa Trix and Sirreal’s "Rock It Roll It" hook.

On remix duty the mighty Dirtyloud turn in a Dub-Step remix of galactic proportions. Seriously huge noises from the Brazilian duo who conquered the Beatoport dance charts in 2010. The fabulous free-styling Kouncilhouse slams in with a late-night breaks version guaranteed to keep those floors full till the dawn.

Tim Healey Album Imminent...
It’s been 4 years since Tim Healey’s last long player under his Coburn guise - but its been worth every second of the wait. The godfather of Electro-House and champion of indie-dance fusion is back with his magnum opus, "Rest in Beats".
Never shy to flex his production muscles, Tim’s LP spans a galaxy of the freshest electronic sonics, with BPMs tastefully varied. Matt King (AKA Peep Show’s gnarly "Super Hans") drops in for the album’s spoken word intro, before Tim tours Hip-Hop, urban and Dance-Hall beats, an awesome cover of the Beatle’s "Dear Prudence" and then double delivers with a series of unmissable club cuts.
Other collaborators on the album include a who’s who of dance-music’s glitterati: Calvertron, Hatiras, Tom Craft, Atomic Drop, Pete Martin and an arsenal of vocalists from Sirreal to the legendary toaster Top Cat via urban-heros Manners, Loc-E and Pippa Trix.

Below we also have the Teaser Video for "Rock It Roll It" as well as Tim Healey's latest Podcast. Keeping up with the hot fire of his last one, this one will melt the snow outside, packed full of smoking tunas.

Tim Healey Podcast #002

1. Intro
2. Tim Healey Vs Calvertron Ft. SirReal & Pippa Trix
"Rock It Roll It" (Surfer Rosa Records)
3. Loose Cannons "Hit the Road Jack" (CDR)
4. Dave Spoon & TV ROCK "FiveG" (Size Records)
5. Rene Amesz & Baggi Begovic "Teen Spirit" (Spinnin)
6. Bass Kleph "Oh Yeah" (Definitive Recordings)
7. Zombie Kids "Kiss My Lips" (Kiez Beats)
8. Digitalism "Blitz" (Kitsune)
9. Amadou & Mariam "Sabali" Vitallic Remix (Hypetrak)
10. Feed Me "White Spirit" (Mau5trap)
11. Wolfgang Gartner "Space Junk" (Ultra)
12. Herve "Come Together" (Cheap Thrills)
13. My Sharona (CDR)
14. Outro & Track List

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And let’s not forget about the FREE tickets!! Head on over to Tim Healey's Facebook page and sign yourself up. The contest is open to UK residents only and the winners will be notified via email on Thursday January 26th.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Exclusive Interview - Hedflux

That's right everybody, Kicking things off this week, we have an Exclusive interview from the Psy-Breaks mastermind known as Hedflux. With a slew of top tracks under his belt, including his top selling premier release "Music is My Weapon", Hedflux AKA Steve Young, has established himself as one of the world's heavyweights in Breakbeats with a fresh and distinctive flavor of Tech-Funk business. Carving out a unique sound between the Psychedelic and Breakbeat genres, the UK native has lined up alongside many of the artists that have inspired him the most. From Shpongle to Elite Force, Eat Static and Far Too Loud, the list goes on and with a steady gig schedule ahead, with sets at major festivals and more; it's only going to continue to grow. Taking pride in his work and being a disciplined master has allowed Steve to achieve this success and the rewards continue to manifest in abundance. With the recent release of his new stompers "Revolve" & "Rhythm Prism", Hedflux is continuing to show his dominance! "Revolve" is currently sitting at #1 on the Beatport Top 100 Breaks and "Rhythm Prism" is not far behind holding down the #7 spot. We were able to catch up with Hedflux amidst his busy schedule and he was kind enough to take the time and answer the Kick It 12. Take a few moments and find out a bit of what has brought him to this point and what the future will hold for Hedflux. Don't forget to check out the links at the bottom for loads of good stuff!

The Kick It 12 - Hedflux Edition

1. – At what age did you first find yourself gravitating towards electronic music and who were some of the artists outside of Electronic music that influenced that?
Growing up in the 80s, I was exposed to a lot of the same electro pop as everyone else, but I definitely felt a particular pull towards inorganic, robotic and futuristic sounds. When I got my first taste of rave music from early “mega mixes” such as Hit the Decks, SL2, Krome & Time etc, I was hooked, and from then on I became an active seeker of electronic music.

2. – What was your very first Album? How about CD?
Michael Jackson – Thriller. I was one of the 100 million who bought it. For CD I’d be guessing to be honest, but I think Pink Floyd – Wish you were here.

3. – How did you first get involved with the Electronic music culture and what was the first event that you attended?
I started out at the age of about 14 or 15, DJing at under 16’s club events, but my first major event was a concert in Glasgow by The Shaman, shortly followed by the huge Rezerection raves in Ingliston, hearing people like Grooverider, Rat Pack, Scott Brown, Bass Generator etc.

4. – Where was your favorite gig that you have had to date?
Hard to say, but Pistolero in Zagreb in January 2010 was particularly good. It was hot, sweaty, dark, and packed tight, the atmosphere was buzzing for the whole 3 hours I played, and the sound was fatt! I’m back there in 2011 too.

5. - Who have you been most proud to play alongside?
Again, its hard to pick one. It’s been amazing to be on line ups with loads of my favourite acts in both the breaks and psytrance scenes. The iBreaks festival in Spain alongside Elite Force, BSD, NAPT, Pyramid, Specimen A, Digital Base and more, was a lineup I was particularly proud of.

6. - Where would you most like to play that you have not yet?
Boom festival in Portugal. I’m praying for a gig in 2012!

7. - What is your favorite tune you have released?

8. - Who is your favorite EDM artist? How about outside of EDM?
Well, a few artists who really expanded my concept of what is possible with EDM, and continue to have a magical impact on my ears today, are Bluetech, Trentemoller and Shpongle. Outside of EDM, Pink Floyd!

9. - Who are some artists you would like to collaborate with in the future?
I’d like to finish the projects I’ve started recently with LuQas and Neurodriver, and hope to collaborate soon with Bad Tango and Mood Deluxe.

10. - What is your preferred software for producing? Hardware?
Ableton Live 8 on PC. I recently got an SSL G-Series Compressor which has introduced the analogue dimension to my set up, and it’s my new favourite bit of hardware!

11. - What life lessons has the music industry taught you?
Learn to find the lesson in every experience.

12. – What does the future hold for Hedflux?
More touring and collaboration in the short term, and an album in the long term – after that who knows?

Hedflux - Revolve [TASTER] by Hedflux
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Free Tune - Funkytown OLMEC Remix & Free Mix - Atomic Drop

More big things on the menu again today, you know the courses keep coming here on the blog! Breaking you off proper, we have some tender morsels up for grabs today coming by way of Broken Records. Atomic Drop are recieiving big acclaim in response to the release of their new EP "Dirty Filthy". Atomic Drop is the combined creative force of James Anthony (aka Liquid Djems, Liquid Records Co - Owner/Founder), Ken Barrett (aka Keny Keys) and Cameron Leonard-Schroff (aka Mood Deluxe). Together they sonically sculpt deep, rolling and filthy Electro House that seamlessly blends driving Tech Funk/Breaks with a fully tropical flava!! Fusing all the best elements of dance genres and culture, Atomic Drop are bringing the spice! Coming from the sound and scene of the UKs capital and South East, ADs' sound is now evolving into a fusion of contemporary Electronic Dance Music for 21st century party people.... accessible to dance floors the world over.

As for the Dirty Filthy EP it does what it says on the tin!

3 to the 4
A slick little number, this stripped back, sleek Electro roller is perfect 'after the after' party fodder...deep, almost progressive housey vibes which will be the perfect accompaniment to drawing permanent marker moustaches and arranging bits on food on the unfortunate and unsuspecting.

Dirty Filthy
Never before has a title been so apt. Dirty Filthy is just that, sleazy poser music for the unpretentious. Shamelessly funky, this Electro House groove fest will hold you hostage in a state of "vogue-ing" for its entirety. Be prepared to pull some epic shapes my friend.

Gaytan and Aviators
An aggressive audio assault, with dark, growling bass, tough beats and mechanical, metallic sounds. This is essential weaponry for any Electro Breaks Dj, and will help you slide seamlessly between the 2 genres, sounding achingly hip whilst you are doing it. A classic Breaks anthem in the making!

Below we also have the official video for Gaytan and Aviators as well.

Creepy and quirky, it ought to make you happy that you live in 2011 and not 1951.

Now on to the free business! First up we have a killer rework from OMEC of the classic Lipps Inc tune, "Funkytown". Taking you back to the disco era with a big time fresh twist, this one pounds your eardrums with heavy kicks and zappy Electro bass. Disco stabs and wicked edits push the energy up towards the mirror ball! The main breakdown makes use of grimey low ends to keep a bit of the filth on tap. Monster riffs, leads, sweeps and rolls complete the perfect package.

"Funkytown" remixed by OLMEC - free download by bRoKeN rEcOrdS, UK

Finishing things off is the "Atomic Drop" Mega Mix. Packed full of Atomic Drop's unreleased treasures and room rockers, it's a journey through Electro House bliss. Ripping through eight tracks in twice as many minutes, it's an excellent mental workout to get your Saturday going!

Atomic Drop Mega Mix

1. - R U Red E (Bazooka) Unreleased
2. - Brighton Bass (Plasmapool) Unreleased
3. - Montage (Plasmpool) Unreleased
4. - Dance Pon Fire Ft. Cheshire Cat
(Available for Licensing/Unreleased)
5. - Inside My Head (Bazooka) Unreleased
6. - Godzilla (Lot 49)
7. - What You Gonna Do? (Broken Robot)
8. - AD Vs Tim Healey Ft. Sir Real (Surfer Rosa) Rough Taster Mix

Atomic Drop Mega mix 10/10 by Atomic drop

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Free Tune - SoFi Needs a Ladder - Double D Re-Rub

Happy Friday everyone, the snow just keeps coming here in New England! Now, granted I know there are more Re-Rubs of "SoFi Needs a Ladder" flying around than there are snowflakes in a blizzard but, this is one of the better ones I have heard! Hailing from London, first time artist to the Kick It Blog, Double D does a real bang up job hitting the beat on this one. Wasting no time in getting down to business he starts things off with a nice and chunky break with Sofi's vocals filtering in behind as the first breakdown comes up. Dropping you like a needle he flips the switch on the original with a grimey bassline and heaps of edits. Grabbing a vox bit and dicing the crap out of it, Double D makes for a dope little mini-breakdown before really getting into the meat of the tuna. Keeping things friendly, the melodic keys make a brief appearance before exiting stage left only to have the bass take main stage again! This one is sure to get the dancefloor hoppin! Pick it up for free and check out some of Double D's other tracks on his SoundCloud page. Have a great weekend and Kick It!

Sofi needs a ladder (Double D Re-Rub)*FREE DOWNLOAD* by DoubleD

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Free Tune - Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now - Kouncilhouse Festival Re-Fix

That's right everybody, Kouncilhouse is back with another freebie for you to get down with. This time he turns his attention to Fatboy Slim's "Right Here Right Now". Starting off with the classic guitar riffs and low end bass, the vocals quickly filter in reminding you of what's to come. Building it way up and then letting it out on the vocals for a good bit, this one has definitely got that festival feel to it. Providing the drums, Kouncilhouse's signature D&B style breaks work there way in giving plenty of punch. Grab it for free below and check out some of KH's other works on his SoundCloud page.

Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now - Kouncilhouse Festival Re-Fix by The Kick It Blog

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

20 Free Tracks - The Boomzers

Wait a minute, there must be some sort of typo right, he definitely did not mean to put "20" free tracks in the title. No no, there isn't any mistake; we seriously have twenty FREE tunes up for grabs today coming at you by way of the Boomzers! In preparation for the coming of their 2nd EP "Rowentah", The Boomzers are turning up the hype by giving out a plethora of their previous stuff. Due out in February on Boxon Recordings, their new EP has some killer remixes lined up, so be on the lookout for it coming soon. The Boomzers have also posted a new peak time banger up on their SoundCloud page as well by You Killing Me, entitled "Hey" The Boomzers Remix. I have posted it below for you to check out as well.
 Now, back to the free tunas. Granted not every one of these twenty tracks is something I myself would play but they are all big tunes none-the-less. A couple of my favorites are The Boomzers "WTF" the Aerotronic Remix and Far Too Loud's "Start the Party" the Boomzers Remix. If you like heavy bass, crazy edits and all out madness, then "WTF" is definitely going to be for you. This is the head banging shit, that is not for the faint of heart! "Start the Party" kicks off with a killer Old School vibe quickly turning up the energy with the classic vocal sample filtering in and driving bass picking up the low ends. Wicked wobbling bass warps and twists amidst the minefield of change ups and glitches. If this one doesn't get you moving, you might be dead already. Download the whole zip below or pick out some tracks individually if you prefer.

You Killing Me - Hey! (The Boomzers Rmx) by The Boomzers

Far Too Loud - Start The Party (The Boomzers Rmx) by The Boomzers

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Monday, January 17, 2011

New Release - KIR246 - Marcus Gauntlett - Rockstar w/ Farace Remix

Kick It Recordings are back at it again with our first release of 2011. Stepping up and delivering the Electro House goods for KIR246 is Marcus Gauntlett with "Rockstar".
With his career already spanning a decade and having Dj'ed from Asia to the US and back home again at venues like Ministry of Sound, Hed, Pacha and God's Kitchen, Marcus Gauntlett is continuing to make his mark on the EDM Industry. As a producer, Marcus has already released over fifty singles and remixes which include a UK Top 40. He has received support from the industry's finest Djs and gained airplay on all major radio stations including Radio One and Kiss FM. This time he returns to Kick It with another dancefloor smasher. "Rockstar" starts things off with chunky kicks, grungy pads and a healthy dose of zaps and bleeps. Wicked melodies and leads filter in as the first breakdown approaches, quickly leaving you on the raw guitar riffs. Banging Electro beats and glitchy synths are sure to get the heads moving as are the killer changeups and the healthy dose of broken beat mixed in for good measure. Kick It front man Farace is never one to disappoint on a remix and he comes through again churning out a massive festival style Breaks rendition that focuses on the melody while maintaining the pushing Rock vibe. Head on over to wherever you get your digital music and pick it up for yourself!

Support From
Nuerodriver - "Thanks for sending that, fat tune!"
Diistortiion - "Farace remix is banging!! Reminds me of Old School Evil 9 with a New Skool twist. Nice!!"
TJFX - "Can't pick either here, solid release!"
Daniella Downs - "The Farace remix is fu*$ing epic! Absolutely love it."
Robin Steal - "Marcus is back with another gem, top stuff!"
DJ Soappy - "Fun track, nice work!"

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New Label & Free Samples - XSSR Dubstep

Seeing as Dubstep is the hottest thing since sliced bread right now in the Electronic Music World, I thought it would be appropriate to mention the birth of a brand new Dubstep label. Mars and his cohorts over at XSSR have been steadily churning out the bassline bangers and they have decided to give them their own outlet. Featuring artists like Mars, Vini Selecta, LOWmax and Ben William, you can be sure you will be hearing some massive tunas coming from their way. Based in Russia but with strong ties to France as well, XSSR Dubstep has some of the top up and coming acts from around the world. Their passion for the music, sound and style is evident in every release, so with that being said, you need look no further for some new and exciting music! The kind fellows are also giving away a sweet little sample kit from the one like Mars. Thirty-five full and tasty basslines created by Mars himself for you to use in your own productions. As you would expect from such a talented producer, there is plenty of depth, dirt and wobble to get your productions rocking. Head on over to the XSSR Dubstep Website and sign up for the mailing list to get your hands on the free samples.

XSSR Dubstep bass pack Example track by XSSR Dubstep

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Loudness Wars - Are You Guilty??

So, today I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about a major issue going on in the music industry most well known as the "loudness wars". Has everyone forgotten that we all have volume controls and if we want something loud, we can turn it up? Unfortunately when something is pushed too far and distorted or over compressed/limited, you can't turn that back down. I get more tracks that I won't play because they are over processed, than for any other reason. They may have a great vibe to them and an excellent arrangement but when the sound is just smashed to shit, you can hear it even at the most minor volume levels, and into the recycling bin you go. Now I may not be the most versed expert on the subject, so here are some videos to do a better job of breaking it down for you than I ever could. Maybe everyone can learn a little something from these and we'll get some better sounding stuff out there, we can only hope ;)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Free Mix and New Release - Hedflux - Revolve/Rhythm Prism

That's right boys and girls; Hedflux is back with another massive release and a stomping free mix for you to pump through your speakers. After topping charts with his premier release "Music is My Weapon", Steve Young AKA Hedflux has been relentlessly pushing the envelope when it comes to Breakbeats and Psy-Breaks in particular. Calling on his influences from Breaks to Techno and Psytrance, he masterfully crafts epic tunas fusing deep driving bass grooves, twisted glitchy noodles and resonant synth sorcery with more fury than a wizard casting spells. Following a string of successful releases on Sinister and Breakin Even Records, Hedflux joined Broken Robot Records in early 2009 and began rocking crowds far and wide at festivals such as Glade, Waveform, NewFoundLand and iBreaks, not to mention headlining club nights across the UK and Europe! Taking an increasingly refined and disciplined approach to his productions and DJ sets, he proves the point with today's free mix. Starting off on a techy and rolling groove with BSD's "Elektro Life" and then moving on to Psy bangers like Hedflux's brand new stormer "Rhythm Prism", this one is all business. Solid mixing and massive tracks straight through make for a highly enjoyable mix, finishing it off with the wobbly and driving smasher from Monk3ylogic "Basseffex", the Hedflux Remix.

Garnering early support from the likes of Dylan Rhymes, Meat Katie, and ATM, Hedflux's latest release aims to pick up where his previous left off!
 "And that's when revolution happens" says the sample in Revolve, just before the tune drops. Well, Hedflux might just be kick-starting his own revolution right now...
Remember when tunes had depth? Remember when there were tracks that didn't shoot their entire load after the first drop, but evolved, developed and crescendo'd over time? Hedflux is bringing that vibe back to breaks music, with an entirely fresh and forward-looking sound. His last single Mindcell topped download charts everywhere, hitting the coveted number 1 slot in Beatport's Breaks chart, and remaining in the top 10 for an incredible 10 weeks!
Now fans rejoice!...and everybody else listen up, because Hedflux is back again with two exclusive new tracks for Broken Robot, which pick up where Mindcell left off and raise the bar for quality even higher. Razor sharp beats and a fat, rolling bassline are the order of the day in Revolve. Acidic chirps and squawks are intricately woven around the beat, twisting and turning as the track progresses and builds. A short breakdown ensures, then the bassline shifts gears and we're off again until finally the main breakdown kicks in, featuring the vocal sample from which the track takes its name.
Rhythm Prism is an altogether more minimal affair, which wouldn't sound out of place in a techno set, but retains that inimitable Hedflux sound. There are no cheesy hooks, big obvious samples or hands-in-the-air build-ups here: just an expertly-crafted techy-groove which drives us relentlessly forward, while glitchy percussion and some awesome sonic acrobatics provide the interest. An incredibly useful DJ tool for those deeper sets!

Hedflux January 2011 Promo Mix

1. BSD "Elektro Life" (Mental Machine Musik)
2. Triple Agent "Explorer" Bad Tango remix (Logariddim)
3. Hedflux "Rhythm Prism" (Broken Robot)
4. Mike Hulme "Set the Controls" Hedflux Remix (U&A)
5. Neurodriver "Snake Charmer" LuQas Remix (Broken Robot)
6. Hedflux "Revolve" (Broken Robot)
7. Neurodriver "Battledroid" (Broken Robot)
8. Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes "Rollplayer" Hedflux Remix (Lot49)
9. Big Mistake "Paradigma" Bad Tango Remix (Exogenic)
10. Monk3ylogic "Basseffex" Hedflux Remix (Liquid Records)

Purchase the New Hedflux Release "Revolve/Rhythm Prism" Here -

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Free Tune - Deadmau5 - Sofi Needs a Ladder - TJFX Remix

Yes that's right, more big time free business up for grabs today. "Sofi Needs a Ladder" has been dropping on systems far and wide and today we have a fresh remix coming at you by way of TJFX AKA The Sneaker. Making use of all the original bits and reworking them in his glitchy style with an electro edge, he puts together a main floor stomper. Head on over to TJFX's Soundcloud page to pick up a cornucopia of free tunas!

Deadmau5 - Sofi Needs A Ladder - ( TJFX Remix ) by TJFX

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Forthcoming Release - Farace Ft. Trevor Rockwell - Feel That Ammunition

Kick It front man Farace has been on a tear in the studio as of late pounding out bangers like a man on a mission! With recent chart toppers like "Move On" on Kick It Recordings and his recent remix of Quadrat Beat's "Rockstar", Farace is continuously proving himself a force to be reckoned with, in and out of Breaks. He has some major tunas set for release in the early parts of 2011 with "Feel That Ammunition" Ft. Trevor Rockwell being the next one. Below we have a kickass Teaser Video of "Feel That Ammunition" to give you a sense of what I am talking about. With artists like Wavewhore and Johnny Dangerously on remix duties, you know this one is going to pack some serious punch!!

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Free Tune - EXCLUSIVE Original - Sneaker & The Dryer - Give Up

Kicking off the New Year for freebies from the S&D boys, we've got an Exclusive original up for grabs today. Sneaker & The Dryer have been hard at work in the studio over the past year and they have decided to give out one of their recent bangers. "Give Up" wastes no time in getting down to business with a heavy and driving bassline that quickly picks up the pace. Zips and zaps play C&R with the vocal snips. A quick but massive first breakdown is crowd tested to get the kids hands in the air! Plentiful edits and rolls keep things interesting quickly arriving at the main break. Vox bits bounce in and out playing with your ears building back up with a wicked roll and "ya'll already know what I'm about" to set it all back in motion.

Sneaker & The Dryer - Give Up by SneakerAndTheDryer

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Release - XSSR 016 - Elastic Fish - Chutzpah of This Day w/ Peter Paul & Deenk Remixes

Happy anniversary everybody! What am I talking about you might ask yourself? Well, today is the one year anniversary of the Kick It Recordings Blog!! I started this blog so that we would have a place to give away some free tunes, not really thinking much of it at the time but man has it come a long way since then. This blog has become something I am very passionate about and it is now a big part of my day to day business. I am always hunting for new material to bring you guys and girls and I try to keep the blog informative without getting stale. With over 200 tracks given away in our first year many of which were Exclusives, some great interviews from top artists that you can't get anywhere else, and nearing 35,000 views, we are just getting going and 2011 is going to be one massive year! You keep reading and I'll keep the free business coming at you. While you're here don't be afraid to leave a comment or two and let me know what you would or would not like to see, the feedback is always appreciated. Don't forget to follow the blog via Networked Blogs and Facebook by clicking the "Follow This Blog" button on the right hand tab. This will allow you to keep up with the blog right from your Facebook account making it easier than ever! Big ups to all of our readers and thanks for the support!

Russian mastermind Mars has been doing big things in the Breakbeat scene for quite some time now and with his own label XSSR on its sixteenth release, he is keeping up the pace. Their latest release has two of my favorite artists on remix duties. "Chutzpah of This Day" is coming at you buy way of Elastic Fish from Moscow. Tough Drum & Bass breaks and airy pads are the main focus as things get under way. Heavy bass and winding changes work you over until the phat lead guitars pierce through complimenting the wobbling bassline. Quick little vox samples grab year ears attention and are gone again before you know it. Peter Paul puts his techy twist on things and the feeling is different right from the first beat. Making good use of the guitars and wasting no time in doing so a quick break drops you in the vocals and then bam, back at it. Trancey, synth heavy and driving, this has Peter Paul written all over it and it's dope. Bringing in some 80's flavor midway through adds another side to the track pushing the energy higher. A killer change up sets off the main breakdown with the return of the axe building it way up! Bringing things the other way, Deenk rounds out the package with his hard and aggressive style. Pads filter in over punchy kicks and snares making way for the leads as it progresses. A quick Dub break and wind down leaves you hanging before the business slams back in with authority. Driving bass and big edits make for a top tuna. Pick up the package wherever you get your digital music.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Free Tune - Dub Elements - Midnight Bizness - Resistance Reconstruction

Keeping things rolling for the New Year and with a heavy bassline at that we have an edit of Dub Elements "Midnight Bizness" coming at you from Resistance out of Manchester, UK. Dub Elements have a serious track record with tunes on labels like Lot49, Bombtraxx, Subtribe, Resistance, and Big Riddim to name a few. Hailing from Seville Spain, these guys mean business when it comes to Breaks, Drum & Bass and Dub. Resistance, AKA Craig Whitaker began his quest to drop Breakbeat bombs on the masses when he purchased an old pair of decks back in 06. Having started his own night with Steve Thorpe entitled "Carry On", he has played alongside big names like Krafty Kuts, Elite Force and Rennie Pilgrem. With a current residency at "Low Down & Dirty" he is well on his way to achieving his goal and today's tasty treat will help him on his way. Combining the original with some Bass Kleph action this is one down and dirty tuna. D&B breaks kick things off until the first breakdown. Zaps and bleeps squelch in and out as the energy intensifies and then the steamroller of a bassline knocks you off your feet. Bits of Robbie G's track pop in and out throughout the piece adding a hint of a funkier side to it. Plenty of rolls, fills and edits keep things interesting until the main break where you really get to hear "12 Inch Therapy" come to the forefront. After a short drop on the vox and a big fill its back in with all hands on deck for the grand finale. Check out the originals and the artists on their websites below!

Dub Elements - Midnight Bizness (Resistance Reconstruction) by Resistance

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Free Tune, Mix & Videos - Farace Vs Sneaker & The Dryer and TJFX

What's happening everybody? Hot damn it's been a minute since I have had a chance to post on here. With all the holiday madness going on, no matter how much I wanted to drop you guys some presents down the Kick It chimney, it just wasn't happening. So, Happy 2011 readers, I hope things are getting started on a positive note for you all! We have major things in the works here at Kick It Central so be on the lookout for some serious business coming from our camp this year. I'm not letting any cats out of any bags yet but the Kick It Family is growing and I'm not just talking about tunas. On that note though, we have an arsenal of tracks already slated for release in the early parts of 2011 that are going to feed your need for the business. Be on the lookout for more bangers from Farace and the rest of the team as well as some new comers we are super excited about like Karetus from Spain and Fog from Ireland.
 Starting things off for the New Year we have an assortment of goods for you. Kick It front man Farace said so long to the sunny beaches of Florida and headed North to New England for some frosty snow and wicked cold to spend New Year's with the S&D boys. First up on the agenda was a pair of guest appearances on Sneaker & The Dryer's Radio Shows on NSB Radio. A bit of rearranging and the 3x6 madness could commence and did it ever. We have available for download one of those sets and it's a non-stop onslaught of beats for over two and a half hours with a forty-five minute Drum & Bass intermission, which was something to see! If you missed the LIVE simultaneous video broadcast, you can at least download the audio portion of the show on their podcast, the link is below.
 Next up we have video footage of both Farace and Sneaker & The Dryer's New Year's Eve sets at "A New Year's Rezolution" in Holyoke Massachusetts. S 'n' D got everybody in the mood to party and just as midnight came around, it was Farace's turn to hit em where it hurts for the first set of the new year. Many sneakers left that party wishing they had been overlooked during the pre-party outfit planning after Farace was done working the kids into a frenzy. Check out a short clip of both sets below.

Delivering the icing on the cake for today's post is returning edit veteran TJFX. This time he turns his attention to Porter Robinson & Lazy Rich's "Hello" featuring Sue Cho. All seems normal through the first breakdown and then bam, the edits hit. Chopped up like an onion for a stew but less likely to make you cry, he wastes no time taking a knife to the original and funking it up. Things settle in after the second break but the glitchiness continues straight through the end, grab it for free.

Porter Robinson & Lazy Rich Feat. Sue Cho - Hello - ( TJFX Re Rack ) by TJFX

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