Nominees for the BBS Awards 2018

Nominees for the BBS Awards 2018

Vote for your favourite
From 1st March 2019
You can decide the outcome of Breakbeat Artist Of The Year

Best Artists

ANUSCHKA
AXELBEAT
BAD LEGS
BASSTYLER
COLOMBO
DJ EKL
DUSTIN DYNASTY NELSON
EDM Syndicate
FUTURE FLEX
HUDA HUDIA
JIM FUNK
STANTON WARRIORS

Best Label

83 RECORDS
BREAKS YO!
DISTORSION RECORDS
ELEKTROSHOK RECORDS
FUNKY FLAVOR MUSIC
GIGABEAT RECORDS
HOT CAKES
KALEIDOSCOPE MUSIC
PUNKS
RAVESTA RECORDS
SPACE PIZZA RECORDS

Best Track

AXELBEAT – BOOMERANG (BREAKS COIN MIX) – YOUNG NRG PRODUCTIONS
BOMBO ROSA – DOORS (ORIGINAL) – PUNKS
BUBBLE COUPLE – STICK’EM – BEAT BY BRAIN
DEEKLINE/SPECIMEN A – I BELIEVED (ORIGINAL) – HOT CAKES
FUTURE FLEX – POWER MOVES – HOT CAKES
HUDA HUDIA/SWEET CHARLIE/MONIKKR/SI-DOG – DIME DROPPER (ORIGINAL)- KALEIDOSCOPE MUSIC
PLUMP DJS – LET’S BOUNCE (ORIGINAL) – PUNKS
PUMP PUMP – SET IT OFF – LET’S GO! RECORDING
WARDIAN/THE BRAINKILLER – WALK AWAY – MUSICATION RECORDS
YO SPEED/JAVO SCRATCH – CLASSIC (FEAT JAVO SCRATCH) – DISTORSION RECORDS

Best Album

7 ELECTRONICS – PURE 7 – DIGITAL GLOBAL
ALGORITHMIC FUNK – ESSENTIAL FUNK – BEAT BY BRAIN
COLOMBO – DREAMS KEEP COMING (THE ALBUM) – LOW GROOVE
COSMIC EFI – ELECTRIC CITY – #IVIBEZ
DЈ PNUTZ – PLAY THAT BEAT MRS DJ – DJ PNUTZ
KRAFTY KUTS – FRESH INGREDIENTS EP – WESTWOOD RECORDINGS
MURIX – 11 SINS (REMIXES) – 83
THE CRYSTAL METHOD – THE TRIP HOME – TINY E
THE PRODIGY – NO TOURISTS – BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT UK
AFRO DUB – IBIZA 2018 FUNK RARE GROOVE – SOUND EXHIBITIONS

Best Compilation

100% Beds: Action – Uppm/Koka Media
Bass Funk Vol 4 (Mixed By Featurecast) – Bomb Strikes
Break Out EP! – Kaleidoscope Music
Breaks & Beats Summer Top – Atomrise Sounds
Deconstructed – Gigabeat
Break Beat Relases Summer – Dizzines
TODO MUNDO – Kaleidoscope Music
Beats & Pieces Vol 1 – Big Fat Mama Beats
18 Dubstep Collector Multibundle – Multibundle
The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol 6 – Freestyle

Best Remix

2 BAD MICE – GONE TOO SOON (SULLY REMIX) – SNEAKER SOCIAL CLUB
AGGRESIVNES – BOOTY SHAKES (BDA REMIX) – BOMBEATZ MUSIC
BAD DECISION BITCH (BASSTYLER REMIX) – SPACE PIZZA RECORDS
COLOMBO – BELIEVE IT (SI-DOG REMIX) – DOGEATDOG RECORDS
HUDA HUDIA, SWEET CHARLIE, SI-DOG – THE ONE (HUDA HUDIA REMIX) – KALEIDOSCOPE MUSIC
ATOMIC HOOLIGAN – BASS CRAZY (BREAKSMAFIA REMIX) – BASS=WIN
DONKONG – ANIMALS (AURBS REMIX) – PUNKS
PLUMP DJS – LOSE YOUR MIND (TRU FONIX REMIX) – PUNKS
ANGEL, RAGGA TWINS, MARTIN FLEX – HYPE TING (SUGA7 REMIX) – LET’S GO! RECORDINGS
NEUROZIZ, G$MONTANA, GN – HOPES SWEET CHARLIE REMIX (SWEET CHARLIE REMIX) – GIGABEAT RECORDS

BEST RADIO SHOW – DJ SET

A.Skillz & Krafty Kuts – Beats Down Under Mix
DJ Icey – Automatic Static 2018 Episode
FDBE – Hosted by FA73 NSB Radio
Furbass dj – SESION DIA 03/11/2018 SALA LÍMITE – FURBASS DJ & CHIFARRY MC
LINDA B BREAKBEAT SHOW ALL FM 96.9 – THE FLASHBACK PROJECT GUEST MIX
Little BasS a.K.a Dj Luisge – WINTER IS COMING – LITTLE BASS 2018
Safe and Sound Sessions With DJ Desmond
SMOKE BREAK W: DJ TOKZ FEATURING DJ LOSMAN LIVE ON NSBRADIO.CO.UK
Dustin Dynasty Nelson – Episode 189
Lady Waks In Da Mix Guest Mix Mutantbreakz– Record Club
Si-Dog – Big City Nights – (2018 Summer Demo)

BEST EVENT

7TH SUNDAY FESTIVAL – NETHERLANDS
A SUMMER STORY – SPAIN
AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT
BOOMTOWN
BREAKS YO!
GAME OF THROWDOWNS 2
SHINDIG – UK
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL – MIAMI
WAKE AND BREAKS
WINTER FESTIVAL SPAIN

BEST PRESS / BLOG / MAG

2DOPEBOYZ
Ableton Live
AllMusic
Best Drum and Bass
Breakbeat Funk
DJ Mag
DJ Mag ES
Life Support Machine
Mixmag
Attack Magazine

Inside BBS Awards – One day with Future Flex – Interview

In Conversation with Future Flex

South Coast UK Based DJ & Music producer.

INTERVIEW:

BBS AWARDS 2018

Hello and welcome to BBS AWARDS 2018.
Today I have been joined by super DJ and producer Future Flex.
Hi! Nice to have you here in BBS Awards.

 

What are some words you would use to describe this 2018?

A crazy journey and a big step in my career. 2019 is going to be a big one.

POWER MOVES
VIP MIX – Hot Cakes
Can you tell us what you like best about your track?

The vocals and big bass riffs

Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2019?

A new single called “The Steppa” is my first release of the year. Jan 18th 2019!

Imagine walking inside the studio; please, can you speak to me through a typical day? What are your habits?

I Always like to colour my samples in on my DAW and reference tracks to get ideas.

How will you choose the software and add-ons you use?

I always use logic then bounce and use cubase too.

Are you an avid believer of learning an instrument?

Definitely.
I would love to learn the piano more and bass guitar too.

What is the only piece of DJ / production equipment that you can not live with?

I love my novation bass station. A recent buy and it’s great. Also my HS8 speakers.

So what are your thoughts on technology aiding the technique of DJing and Music Production?

It’s got really advanced. Just keeps getting better and better. Especially the new Ozone & Waves plug ins

Any artists / DJs / producers in particular that really influenced you?

People that have really influenced me production wise are : Chris Lorenzo, Taiki Nulight, Marc Spence, Low Steppa, Fisher to name a few.

What is the music scene like at this moment in your country?

Pretty crazy at the moment. So many different genres anything can happen when you release a good tune!

Often, certain cities are related to certain sounds and subgenres. Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?

For sure. But there are a lot of other cities and countries that love this genre too. The UK is very vast for its music scene

 

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Inside BBS Awards – One day with Aylen – Interview

In Conversation with Aylen
 
 
Be on the lookout for up and coming producer Aylen. With releases on Hysteria, Main Course, and more, it’s no surprise that Aylen has gathered support from The BingoPlayers, Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Dillon Francis, TJR, and countless more. Known for his versatility and innovative production style there’s no telling what to expect from him, a rare quality in the dance music scene. Be it duck or monkey samples or a hook inspired by the ’Slap Chop’ commercial, with Aylen you will always hear something that will surprise you.
INTERVIEW:
BBS AWARDS 2018 
Hello and welcome to BBS AWARDS 2018. 
Today I have been joined by super DJ and producer AYLEN.
Hi! Nice to have you here in BBS Awards.

Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2019?
 
Basically working on a ton of music. Got another EP coming out on Audiophile XXL on Jan 18th, an EP on OKNF Records in Feb and a track coming out on Botnek’s World Famous Headquarters label compilation sometime in March. Also, have a duo project called Shanghai Doom that I’ve been working on a lot.
Imagine walking inside the studio; please, can you speak to me through a typical day? What are your habits?
Honestly, I just sit down start a beat then mess around and make sounds until something starts to stick.
How will you choose the software and add-ons you use?
There’s no real rhyme or reason to it. Lately, I’ve been using a lot of ableton stock plugins.
Are you an avid believer of learning an instrument?
I grew up playing a few instruments which I think definitely helps, but isn’t completely necessary.
What is the only piece of DJ / production equipment that you can not live with?
Did you mean without? If so, then Ableton
So what are your thoughts on technology aiding the technique of DJing and Music Production?
I think it’s great. Anything that helps creativity is a plus in my book.
Any artists / DJs / producers, in particular, that really influenced you?
There’s so many but a few of the lesser known that I’m vibin right now are Proper Villains, DJOKO, E.R.N.E.S.T.O, Westend, Maelstrom, Sven Lochenhoer, Elleot
What is the music scene like at this moment in your country?
Although it can be a bit oversaturated at times I think the music scene is going well. More people are interested in electronic/dance music now than ever before.
Often, certain cities are related to certain sounds and subgenres. Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?
Not particularly. Especially with the internet now I don’t think sounds or subgenres really stick to one area anymore.
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Inside BBS Awards – One day with CHRIS RØYAL – Interview

In Conversation with CHRIS RØYAL
A Resident of Brisbane Australia, Royal & his signature bass sound have captured the attention of the music industry at large. Royalty Records., a record label pioneered by Royal himself, has recently launched, and is receiving an overwhelmingly positive response. The label aims at sourcing previously un-earthed artists, giving them a platform to launch from.
Royal has worked with some of the best the scene has to offer, supporting Australian acts such as Tigerlilly, Timmy Trumpet & Will sparks and international heavy weights like Boombox Cartel…Just to name a few.
Royal prides himself on playing for the crowd – a crowd that is always strong in numbers and brimming with enthusiasts keen to hear his heavy bass lines. Since signing to Jump Touring, Royal has hit the ground running, mastering his unique sound and generating interest internationally. In a recent interview with Nest HQ, industry legend Krafty Kuts tipped the producer as one to watch in the future.
Unsurprisingly, demand for the bass hard-hitter is rising rapidly as he casts his eyes to International waters.
INTERVIEW:
BBS AWARDS 2018 
Hello and welcome to BBS AWARDS 2018. 
Today I have been joined by super DJ and producer DJ CHRIS RØYAL.
Hi! Nice to have you here in BBS Awards.
 
TAKE IT BACK

 

CHRIS ROYAL REMIX – Klub Kids
Can you tell us what you like best about your track? I love the mix of old school and new school sounds. it was the driving force behind this remix. 
Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2019? Over the past few years i have grown a real strong love to all kinds of bass music. Breaks, trap and the hard stuff.. i dont really want to just make one style as i enjoy producing all types of music but, after last year i have grown a rather large breaks following. so i think this year i will be focusing a lot on that genre. 
Imagine walking inside the studio; please, can you speak to me through a typical day? What are your habits?
i work out of 2 different spaces. 1) 
 
At home at my home studio, 2) at a proper set up recording space. i tend to use the one at home more as i feel more comfortable. 
 
A typical day  in the studio would consist of Coffee (Most importantly) and a lot of hours listening to the same loop over and over again. 
 
a few people ask me about what i do to start my studio sesh. i usually start by making some sounds and doing some sound design. 
 
The secrete to a good day in the studio is productivity. a few years ago i set up a basic template. i did this because i love to work fast and i felt that i was wasting so much time adding in all my channels and everything when i started a new song/remix. so i came up with a way to just open Ableton and everything was already there. all i had to do was add all my sounds and start the track. it saves so much time and helps your productivity in the studio. 
How will you choose the software and add-ons you use?
I choose my plugins depending on what style of music i am making. i really enjoy Serum, and Sylenth. they are my ‘Go To’ plugins. 
Are you an avid believer of learning an instrument?
ABSOLUTELY!! I was blessed that at a young age my father put a guitar in my hands. it has helped me understand alot about what is in key and what is not and basic scales and chords. i am currently learning how to work my way around a piano.
 
this day in age, you dont need any music ability to be able to write music (Which is fine) but, i would definitely encourage learning an instrument. it has helped me!
What is the only piece of DJ / production equipment that you can not live with?
My microphone and my novation keyboard. 
So what are your thoughts on technology aiding the technique of DJing and Music Production?
 I think it is very, very exciting. i am really looking forward to the future of electronic music. the possibilities are endless. 
Any artists / DJs / producers in particular that really influenced you?
 Growing up i listened to a lot of bands and solo artists as i played guitar. it wasn’t until i turned 18 and was introduced to the nightclub environment that i really fell in love with electronic music. listening to the Presets, bloody beetroots, Justice and all the Australian Ministry of Sound albums really introduced me to this type of music and i haven’t looked back since. don’t get me wrong, i still really love listening to bands but nothing gets me going like a club banger! 
 
These days i’m influenced by a lot of different artists… Diplo, wuki, skrillex, 4B, Krafty Kuts, Marten horger, Michael Sparks and the list goes on. i find it hard to listen to music and NOT get inspired to be honest. 
What is the music scene like at this moment in your country?
Very diverse. i find i am playing a lot of different styles when i play around the country. but house and bass music seem to be the genres leading the charge here at the moment. 
Often, certain cities are related to certain sounds and subgenres. Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?
 
A few years ago, i would say YES 100% my city reflected me as an artist an my music but now, not so much. We have had a shift in sound here but, in saying that it is still very diverse. we have a lot of different parties that cater to all types of music. 
 
I love my city regardless. i’m surrounded by some amazing artists that are all pushing boundaries with their music and style.


Chris has just been booked to play a Breaks based Festival in Spain in mid June!

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Inside BBS Awards – One day with DJ30A – Interview

In Conversation with DJ30A
 
 
INTERVIEW:
BBS AWARDS 2018 
Hello and welcome to BBS AWARDS 2018. 
Today I have been joined by super DJ and producer DJ30A 
Hi! Nice to have you here in BBS Awards.
 
 
What are some words you would use to describe this 2018?
The one word that comes to mind immediately is THANKFUL. I made the move years ago to focus on Music fulltime and this year, everything fell into place. My first single under the DJ30A moniker was a success and that gave me momentum to push forward this year.  I  was also voted as the 2018 Best DJ on the Gulf Coast award. We are a tourist destination 10 months out of the year, and we have some very accomplished DJS in this area due to the demand. To win that, was an absolute surprise and I am so grateful for the locals here that support Breaks and House.
HIT’EM WITH THE 1-2
ORIGINAL MIX – Kaleidoscope Music
Can you tell us what you like best about your track?
From the production side of things, Its actually a simple track. The pinwheel style riff instantly gets your attention and when I found the vocals to add on top, it was a no brainer! Most of the samples I used  for this one have been around forever and this goes to show how everyone hears things a little different when it comes to loop based song creation. That is the amazing thing about music. Producers can create so many different approaches with the same ingredients.   It also goes to show that sometimes less is more.  This is not a heavily layered track. Huda and I call this type of track an A-B-C style track. Meat and Potatoes only.  The drums and the main lead had no issues finding the proper space in the mix to be the center piece.
Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2019?
You will actually be the first to hear it here.  My Spring / Summer Full Length album is in the final stages of production. I am very proud to say that I have commissioned an absolute legend in Glen Nicholls aka Future Funk Squad to handle the mastering for this. I have always been a fan of his production work but after hearing his work on the new Crystal Method album, I was sold.  A friend had booked Glen In Atlanta years ago and we stayed in touch with Social Media.
I also have releases planned through the entire year of 2019 with Kaleidoscope , my home label. Dan aka Huda and I have been close friends for roughly 20 years. We use to run around Tampa with Pat, the original Painted Puppy owner during the Tampa Party Days!
I was asked to submit test tracks to two different Grammy nominees for possible remixes . I have an all star team working with me on this. Shout out to the talented DeeJay Silver!
Imagine walking inside the studio; please, can you speak to me through a typical day? What are your habits?
Monday – Wednesday are ” Build” days. I try to have 6 to 8 projects open at once but I cap myself at 8 open projects. Period. The goal Wednesday night is to have  6 to 8 files ready to create with.
I focus on building complete song folders the first three days of the week. Sample hunting, falling asleep listening to splice sounds, sorting new packs, building drum kits .
Thursday-Sunday are the fun days. That’s the production days. I try my best to work with the folder I made earlier in the week for that project and not going down rabbit holes aka losing hours of my time.   At the end of the week I will have tracks that are complete or very close to completion.
Most of the people reading this may only know the Breaks side of my studio work but I have actually sold or in the contract portion of selling 6 non break tracks to different licensing deals this year.  I do all of this type work on a case by case basis when I am notified of the opportunity.
How will you choose the software and add-ons you use?
I like to know everything that I have at my disposal inside and out. If I am looking at a plug in that has a huge learning curve and a new format, it has to literally part the Red Sea for me to use it. I usually will not buy a first release of anything. I want to see it in action via youtube and some reviews.
I also do not see myself leaving Ableton anytime soon.
For me :
Price ,work flow function,  and the positive benefit of the plug in dictates if I buy it.
The last plug in I purchased was Vocal Synth 2. I still haven’t used it. lol
I actually see a migration back over to outboard gear this year.  People want that distinct and signature sound.
Are you an avid believer of learning an instrument?
Absolutely. I have played multiple instruments since the age of 8. My mother signed me up for Guitar and Key lessons early. Funny Story, She literally had to go with me to gigs when I was in High School because I played in bars that were 21 and up.  It was so hard to look cool with my non drinking mom standing beside me while I played.
The music theory and composition benefits you gain from learning an instrument is huge.  I highly recommend learning an instrument.  Udemy has great online courses that will give you a solid platform to learn from.
What is the only piece of DJ / production equipment that you can not live with?
The no brainer answer is your DAW but if you are going for a unique answer, I would say my Gibson Goth Guitar.  I can take a scale or arpeggio on the guitar and step record the notes in ableton. Instant riff options and combos for days. Its an absolute time saver for me.
So what are your thoughts on technology aiding the technique of DJing and Music Production?
Another nugget of info that people might now know about me, is that I DJ around 100 plus events a year. I am on the Corporate traveling DJ circuit and I am also the resident Dj at Florida’s #1 voted luxury resort. I see other  DJS play every day March thru October. I see different crowds every day.  They all have one thing in common. They are begging to connect with you.
You are booked to entertain and connect the crowd as one. They do not care if you play on a controller, a laptop, or CDJS. lol They want you to play good music and they want to look at the stranger beside them and high five. You are paid by the owner to move the crowd.
DJs, put your egos to the side. Play to the crowd not yourself. Once you get their respect, then experiment with them.
When I see Djs complain about technology, 99 percent of the time, they are not gigging, they are not turntablists. They are mixing  front to back with a genre that consists of 128 to 135 BPM. How hard is it really to beat match that? lol
Focus on great songs that moves peoples asses and just stay in your lane. That 18 year old learning on a controller will be passing you up the ladder on your way down. Remember that.
Any artists / DJs / producers in particular that really influenced you?
Where do I start. With breaks… Icey, Huda, FIXX, Simply Jeff, DJ John Kelly from the Funky Desert breaks series. That is what got me started.
Future Funk Squad, Aquasky, Andy C, Friction, Nosia… I try to listen to all these guys for inspiration to this day.
Guilty pleasures- Prince, Sade, and James Brown.  I use to DJ between sets at a local music venue, Red Bar,with James Browns long time drummer before he passed last year.  Rest In Peace Jabo!  I love James Brown.
What is the music scene like at this moment in your country?
DDR just had a HUGE 20 year anniversary party in Orlando. From the pictures, it looked awesome. That gives all of us hope.  I hope to see more  venues taking a chance on breaks this year.
Vegas, San Fran, LA, Salt Lake are always popping with great music. What we are missing now is local promotors in the smaller cities, putting on break events.
Often, certain cities are related to certain sounds and subgenres. Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?
Well the area I represent is 30A . Hence the DJ30A moniker.  Its a cluster of small beach communities that are all unique in architecture and style.  I made a bunch of beach specific tracks and mixes that in my opinion, give you that beach vibe. Obsession and Be The One specifically.
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Inside BBS Awards – One day with Yo Speed – Interview

In Conversation with  Yo Speed
 
 
INTERVIEW:
BBS AWARDS 2018 
Hello and welcome to BBS AWARDS 2018. 
Today I have been joined by super DJ and producer Yo Speed. 
Hi! Nice to have you here in BBS Awards.

What are some of the words you would use to describe this 2018?
 
Humility, companionship, work, perseverance
 
CLASSIC (JAVO FEED FUNCTION) – ORIGINAL MIX – Distortion records
Can you tell us what you like most about your song?
 
The old school vibe.
 
Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2019?
 
I do not have projects for this year, but I will continue working on it.
 
Imagine walking in the studio; Please, can you talk to me on a typical day? What are your habits
 
Eat, smoke, create and repeat.
 
How will you choose the software and add-ons you use?
 
Depending on the idea I’m focusing on
 
Are you an avid believer in learning an instrument?
 
Yes, I think it is essential to have contact with music in all senses.
 
 
What is the only piece of production equipment / DJ that you can not live with?
 
I really do not know. I try to work in any way
 
 
So, what do you think about technology to help DJ and music production?
 
They are tools and are essential to facilitate the work of the composer or DJ
 
 
Any particular artist / DJ / producer that really influenced you?
 
Many, like Rob Swire, Flume, Disclossure, Noisia, etc.
 
 
 
What is the music scene like this moment in your country?
 
House.       Often, some cities are related to certain sounds and subgenres. 
 
Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?
 
Yes, definitely
 
 
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Inside BBS Awards – One day with Dj Huda Hudia – Interview

In Conversation with Dj HUDA HUDIA
 
DJ Huda Hudia is without doubt one of the most influential DJs and producers of our time.
A true representative of Breaks,  Electro House and Trap music, DJ Huda Hudia’s vast discography of original successful productions, killer tunes.

 

Huda Hudia. Owner Kaleidoscope Music. Remixer for Ultimix and Funkymix. Golfer, ATV rider, part time dare devil, and DJ.
DJ Huda Hudia, of such hits as “Drop the Bass Now” and “C’mon Breakdown” has released over 225 songs on his Kaleidoscope Music, Kaleidoscope All Stars, Puffin’ Records, and Uniscope Records labels. Combined sales have reached over 250,000 units. Out of the more than 225 songs released, Huda Hudia has either written or co-produced 109 of those tracks. Working with EA Sports, Huda’s track “System Overload” is featured on the famed SSX Tricky Game (course one) and recently Huda’s tracks have been featured on the popular MTV show Punk’d. In 2017 Huda Hudia took Best Producer National Award sponsored by Gigabeat and Symphonic Distribution, and Best Release of the Year for Kaleidoscope Records sponsored by Jamvana and Tunebula. In today’s market of digital download sites, Huda is currently celebrating his 150th release. Currently, Huda Hudia continues to break new ground with his endless amounts of releases. In the digital era of releasing music through Beatport Huda has a #1 track, four #1 releases, 31 tracks in top 10, 98 tracks on top 100, 21 releases in top 100, 2837 days on top 100, and 807 days releases on top 100. He is currently ranked #2 in the world off beatport artist rankings which are based off yearly sales.

INTERVIEW:
BBS AWARDS 2018 
Hello and welcome to BBS AWARDS 2018. 
Today I have been joined by super DJ and producer DJ Huda Hudia. 
Hi! Nice to have you here in BBS Awards.
 
What are some words you would use to describe this year?
It all starts with time consuming, hectic, and insane. Followed by rewarding, fulfilling, accomplishment. Great friendships. 
Dime Dropper (Original Mix) N1 Kaleidoscope Music TRACK 
Can you tell us what you like best about your track?
I started the idea for that track in 2016. It sat on the hard drive for over a year. The vocal sample was so iconic the track had to be done right. I shot the project over to Sweet Charlie, then sent it off to Monikkr, and then put all their additional ideas together in logic. When I was happy with it I sent it off to Si-Dog. He polished and completed the track for final release. I like how we all came together as a team on the track. 
Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2018/2019?
For Ultimix and Funkymix I am really working hard on the alias NO MAMES! and Shh!. Both of those projects I work with a local artist, Skeptik. (Skeptik + Huda Hudia = Shh!). For the label we have our new 2019 roster of DJ Fixx, Purdy, DJ30A, Sweet Charlie, Matt Hatter, DJ Volume, The Hotheadz, with massive support by United States Beat Squad, DJ 8.1.8, and many more. Personally, 2019 I will be introducing a new SUPER BASS sound for breaks. 2019 is going to be crazy. We will also be making a push for #1 Breaks Label. 
Imagine walking inside the studio; please, can you speak to me through a typical day? What are your habits?
There are some days I don’t have a choice but to make music since projects are always due. Most days I get to pick between label operations or making music. If I feel great it’s always about the music. If I wake up not wanting to make music I go straight to making art for the label and doing day-to-day operations. I figured out a long time ago not to push things in the studio if I don’t feel well, because nothing gets accomplished on those days. 
Everyone who knows me knows I my favorite phrase is “time efficiency.” 
 
How will you choose the software and add-ons you use?
You always read about people getting cracked versions of software (including me). I can tell you from personal experience they always say they end up using the ones they purchase. So true! My advice to new producers is that’s fine, but if you use them more than 3 times go ahead and buy it. These days I only use purchased add-ons. 
 
**My favorite synths are Serum and Nexus 2
**A few of my go-to plugins are from Cable Guys
 
My main DAW, well, I recently switched from Logic to Ableton. I am a complete nerd in the studio. With Ableton I can finish a song in 4-6 hours and with Logic it used to take me 8-10. Again, my favorite expression is time efficiency! In Ableton I have set up many racks, channel strips, and the most insane template you’d ever want, to make my music production a breeze. 
Are you an avid believer of learning an instrument?
Yes, learning an instrument is key. I grew up playing the flute in school, and dabbled with the piano in my younger years. My godfather gave me my first piano when I was 9. I think all of us who make music were influenced at a young age. 
 
I think every music teacher out there will completely hate me if I say this, but I think the best tip for new music producers is to do the courses on Melodics (and no, I’m not sponsored by them). Everything in music is about timing and rhythm. It’s like Guitar Hero for adults! So fun! 
 
What is the only piece of DJ / production equipment that you can not live with?
These days its my MAC. I mean music in a box for sure. My $22,000 digital mixing console is stored in its original box if that tells you anything, I just do everything on the MAC. 
 
Second would be the magic mouse and wireless keyboard. When I am having fun doing courses on Melodics I use my Alesis Samplepad Pro. 
 
As far as hardware goes, anyone who grew up with midi knows what a pain it was to make music. Since I work “in the box” now, the project is exactly the same as when I left it the night before. Because of my streamlined workflow, I sold off all my gear 9 years ago and instead of looking at fancy equipment I got my antique dream car in the garage. 
So what are your thoughts on technology aiding the technique of DJing and Music Production?
Personally, after dj’ing with vinyl for over 22 years I can say I love the new technology! I have all my music on a hard drive and my back loves me cause carrying the 50 pound crate to gigs sucked! I’ve used Serato at my shows for 8 years and I will only accept criticism from those who have DJ’d more than 22 years on vinyl. ME WITH A NAUGHTY SMILE, Everyone else can just keep their mouth shut! I just think you have to evolve with technology. 
 
As far as technology aiding music producers, I have to back track a bit here… When I started Kaleidoscope Music in 1996 I was pressing vinyl. The time from start to finish for a track was 2 months. 1 week to make the track. 1 week to master and finalize. 2 weeks to do artwork and send off to the pressing plant. 1 month to press and send to distributors. These days, 4 – 6 hours to mix and master a song, and the song is released in 3 weeks. For time efficiency it’s great. 
Any artists / DJs / producers in particular that really influenced you?
I grew up in Florida. Of course all the Miami Bass guys. M.C. A.D.E. – Bass Mechanic was my go to! I wore out their CD. 
What is the music scene like at this moment in your country?
The “music scene” here in the US is all about popularity. It’s amazing we have EDM producers charting on Billboard and making millions, but we all know breaks producers are not headlining festivals. The US has always been about what’s cool and what’s in fashion. Personally, I have great roots in my city of Atlanta. Even thought I am the #1 breaks DJ according to Beatstats and #5 all time, it doesn’t mean I am in demand for festivals or even noticed in magazines. Instead, I have built a great reputation in my home city. My Friday nights have been going on for almost 10 years and my Saturday nights usually bring about 900-1000 people every week. Honestly, these days I just worry about my label, my artists, the venues that help me locally, and the countless friends I have for support. 
 
Often, certain cities are related to certain sounds and subgenres. Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?
 
I’m a die-hard Florida Breaks guy! But yes, living in A-T-L I branched out making Hip Hop remixes for huge artists, making trap, twerk, EDM, a few country songs, house music, and more.
 
 
LINKS

BBS Awards 2017 – Finalists and Winners

Here Are All the Winners From the 2017 BBS

 

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BEST ARTISTS:

WINNER

 

SI-Dog

Biography
Rob Silas “DJ Si-Dog” Moved to Orlando from CT in 1993 after college, where he was quickly was introduced to the Florida EDM Rave scene. Rob moved to Florida to find a band as a Drummer by trade, but was quickly consumed into the Orlando EDM club scene and decided to start DJing and producing EDM in 1994. Signed to the Indie Label Phattraxx in 1997, He released tracks under that label until he made his own label DogEatDog Records that specialize in Breakbeat EDM production & event production as well. www.facebook.com/DogEatDogRecords

Current Location
Orlando, FL. / Hartford, CT.

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BEST ALBUM:

WINNER

  • Kaleidoscope Music 100th Anniversary Editions – Kaleidoscope Music
  • RELEASE DATE 2017-10-02
  • LABEL Kaleidoscope Music
  • CATALOG KMD100

 

Best Compilation

WINNER

  • Punks Shadow Selection – Punks
  • RELEASE DATE 2017-03-27
  • LABEL Punks
  • CATALOG PUNKS111

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BEST EVENT

 WINNER
Breaks Yo!
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BEST LABEL

WINNER


Dogeatdog Records
DogEatDog Records specializes in BreakBeat production Music & Events. Quality Artist Roster that ranges Domestically & now Internationally. DEDR was founded in 1999, and specializes in Florida Breaks & Dutch Leads & Basslines with Overloaded percussion.
Producing Broken Beat EDM Music, and event production for the BreakBeat community!
www.soundcloud.com/DogEatDogRecords
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BEST TRACK:

 

Music Takes Control

Bradley Drop, DJ Lantern, Proxxy

Hot Cakes

 

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BEST REMIX

WINNER

 

Colombo – Fly By Night – SI- Dog Remix

DogEatDog Records

 

 

 

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BEST RADIO SHOW

WINNER

 

Linda B Breakbeat Show

 

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BEST MIX

WINNER

Krafty Kuts – Back To THe Beats Vol 2

 

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BEST PRESS

DJ Mag (Spain)

 

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BBS Awards 2017 – Final Nominees.

We’re proud to present the Shortlist for the BBS AWARDS 2017.

Congratulations to all of our entries!

Last year, we announced the first BBSurvey, awarding and honoring the best of Breaks.

Now it’s time to take the next step.

Award season continues with the 2nd Annual BBS Awards!

Winners will be announced on  February 14th.

Check out the full nominees list below:

 

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BEST ARTISTS:

 

Huda Hudia

Biography
Huda Hudia. Owner Kaleidoscope Music. Remixer for Ultimix and Funkymix. Golfer, ATV rider, part time dare devil, and DJ.

Current Location
Atlanta, GA

 

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SI-Dog

Biography
Rob Silas “DJ Si-Dog” Moved to Orlando from CT in 1993 after college, where he was quickly was introduced to the Florida EDM Rave scene. Rob moved to Florida to find a band as a Drummer by trade, but was quickly consumed into the Orlando EDM club scene and decided to start DJing and producing EDM in 1994. Signed to the Indie Label Phattraxx in 1997, He released tracks under that label until he made his own label DogEatDog Records that specialize in Breakbeat EDM production & event production as well. www.facebook.com/DogEatDogRecords

Current Location
Orlando, FL. / Hartford, CT.

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Stanton Warriors

Biography

Stanton Warriors are an English DJ and production duo consisting of Dominic Butler and Mark Yardley. Originally from the West Country, the duo have performed internationally with their infamous Stanton Sessions parties in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Their name was taken from a manhole cover, made by Stanton Ironworks.

Current Location

London

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Dustin Dynasty Nelson

Biography

Central Florida based Breakbeat/Dutch Bass/Complextro Producer/Rapper/Song Writer/Dj

Founder and CEO of Beast Mode Recordz

Current Location
Orlando, FL
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BEST ALBUM:

  • Booty Breaks, Vol. 25 – Booty Cakes
  • RELEASE DATE 2017-10-02
  • LABEL Booty Cakes
  • CATALOG BB025B

 

  • Kaleidoscope Music 100th Anniversary Editions – Kaleidoscope Music
  • RELEASE DATE 2017-10-02
  • LABEL Kaleidoscope Music
  • CATALOG KMD100

 

 

Best Compilation

 

  • Punks Shadow Selection – Punks
  • RELEASE DATE 2017-03-27
  • LABEL Punks
  • CATALOG PUNKS111

 

  • Funk N’ Beats Vol 3 (Mixed By Featurecast) – Bomb Strikes
  • RELEASE DATE 2017-05-19
  • LABEL Bombstrikes
  • CATALOG BOMBFUNKB003

 

  • Night Bass – Gigabeat Nights

  • RELEASE DATE 2017-09-07
  • LABEL Gigabeat Nights
  • CATALOG GBNC001

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BEST EVENT

Winter [Festival] Sevilla
WMC
Shindig 2017
Breaks Yo!
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BEST LABEL


Dogeatdog Records
DogEatDog Records specializes in BreakBeat production Music & Events. Quality Artist Roster that ranges Domestically & now Internationally. DEDR was founded in 1999, and specializes in Florida Breaks & Dutch Leads & Basslines with Overloaded percussion.
Producing Broken Beat EDM Music, and event production for the BreakBeat community!
www.soundcloud.com/DogEatDogRecords

Kaleidoscope Music
Kaleidoscope Music. Home of Dj Huda Hudia and Dj Volume and their joint venture The HOTHEADZ. Breaks for life!
Started in 1996 and owned by Huda Hudia. Home of Dj Huda Hudia and Dj Volume as The Hotheadz. New artists include Sweet Charlie and BiK.
Breakbeat Paradise Recordings
Breakbeat Paradise Recordings is a digital label founded in early 2006 by Boe Pedersen (Dj BadboE) and Kim Sørensen (Wiccatron). The label originates from the music website Breakbeat Paradise that has been running since 1996.
Breakbeat Record Label – We will devote ourselves to deliver the phattest, the funkiest and the hardest beats and grooves to be found out there…
Funky Flavor Music

FUNKY Flavor & Funky Flavor Music Concept / Owned & Operated By: Scotty Fraser (Events, Public Relations, Artist Management) & Timothy Barnard.(Artistic Director, DJ, Tech Support) & Renato Guirao (Marketing, Promotions, DJ)
Representing Florida and the globe, FUNKY Flavor, is Inspired by the: Creator, Pioneer, and Master, of the true BREAKBEAT Fire: Rick West .

 

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BEST TRACK:

Clap Ya Hands Now feat. KWADI (Original Mix)

Stickybuds, K+Lab

Westwood Recordings

 

SalvaSalva

SalvaSalva

SalvaSalva

SalvaSalva

 

 

Music Takes Control

Bradley Drop, DJ Lantern, Proxxy

Hot Cakes

 

Be Good

SI- Dog, Bradley Drop

DogEatDog Records

 

Bring Back That Funk! (Original Mix)

DJ Ekl, Ondamike

Ravesta Records

 

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BEST REMIX

 

Aggresivnes – Our Night (The Brainkiller Remix)

Elektroshok Records

 

Colombo – Fly By Night – SI- Dog Remix

DogEatDog Records

 

 

C’mon Breakdown (Diggabeatz Remix) – Huda Hudia

Kaleidoscope Music

 

Give It To Em (Breaks Mafia Remix) – Wes Smith

Juice Recordings (USA)

 

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BEST RADIO SHOW

Lady Waks – Radio Record

Linda B Breakbeat Show

FDBE – Dj FA73 – NSB RADIO

 

Masterbreak Radio – Planet Djs

 

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BEST MIX

Krafty Kuts – Back To THe Beats Vol 2

DJ Leonski – Exclusive Guest Mix

For The Linda B Breakbeat Show – On ALLFM On 96.9 FM

Automatic Static Summer 2017 – DJ Icey

Funky Flavor Music – Exclusive Mixed By G$Montana & Neuroziz

For The Linda B Breakbeat Show – 96.9 ALLFM

 

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BEST PRESS

DJ Mag (Spain)

Life Support Machine

Drum&BassArena

http://nubreaks.com

 

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Inside BBSAwards – One Day with Adam Vyt – Interview

Dj/Productor residente en Cadiz, nacido en 1987. Comenzó su pasión por la música a muy corta edad, con 13 años ya intentaba realizar sus primeras mezclas dejándose llevar por los ritmos rotos en todas sus variantes destacando entre ellos el Breakbeat.

Thanks for your time, Adam Vyt. Now that we are almost at the end of 2017,

what are some words you would use to describe this year?

2017 has been a very productive year as far as music is concerned,
reaching the top 100 of beatport with several tracks.
I received one of the awards at the Miami Bass Awards 2017 as the best international revelation artist.
I have had the opportunity to work with great promoters all over the national scene.

Just ask that 2018 come loaded with new dreams and goals to fulfill.

Hopes (Adam Vyt Remix) (Adam Vyt Remix)
Can you tell us what you like best about your track?

The original track I liked a lot and that’s why I decided to remix it.
I began to work giving an old-school approach with some touches of acid and a line of blunt basses that vibrate all your hearts on the dance floor.

In all my productions I always try to reflect this style that I miss so much. The old school is back

Can you tell us about the new project you will be working on in 2017/2018?

This new year will begin with a new release under the label Funktasty Crew Records, a remix to the track “Khoiser – Oxygen”
This release will have a place between the months of February and March.

Several events to be confirmed and others that are already under way for this new year that seems to come with great force.

Imagine walking inside the studio; please, can you speak to me through a typical day? What are your habits?

My study is my sanctuary.
I spend almost all my free time rummaging through vinyl records and mixing non-stop, it’s my biggest vice and that’s where I look for ideas and then sit down at my production table.

What to say about those moments in which you sit in your study and the hours pass like minutes, I enter a new world in which the notion of time is lost.

I also dedicate myself to the sale of online vinyl records and I spend a lot of time there making the shipments for everyone. You can search my store by searching on Facebook “VytMan – Vinyl Shop”

How will you choose the software and add-ons you use?

My favorite DAW is Logic Pro, it was with the one I started making my first track and today I still work with it.

I always start my tracks by creating a drums from some samples of the old school, adding new kicks, snare and other percussion sounds using Battery for this, then I keep creating melodies from voices or some other element that gives me a musical note in particular.

Many of the VST I use every day are Battery, Nexus, A.N.A, Massive and Serum along with other plugins that come integrated in Logic Pro.

What is the only piece of DJ / production equipment that you can not live with?

First of all I can not live without my Technics 1200MK2

Any artists / DJs / producers in particular that really influenced you?

Dj Zinc, Mark Ruff Ryder, Harry lime, Stanton Warriors … are some of my favorite artists.

What is the music scene like at this moment in your country?

We have a very good scene in our country, mostly in the area of ​​Andalusia.

I can claim to be from Andalusia and say that it is one of the best Breakbeat scenes in the world

Often, certain cities are related to certain sounds and subgenres. Do you think that living in your city is reflected in your music?

Of course yes. I’m from Cádiz and I grew up there listening to Breakbeat in all the rooms at the time of the year 2000 when it was the golden age of Breakbeat in Andalusia

 

LINKS:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/AdamVyt/
https://soundcloud.com/ad-n-vieyte
🎧 BEATPORT:  https://pro.beatport.com/artist/adam-vyt/404536
🐦 TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/AdamVyt
📸 INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/adam_vyt/
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🔊 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HDz8IhiQTgkTU1zlo4rzM