BBSAwards – Round 2 – The Nominees – Vote Now

We welcome you to the 2nd Round – THE NOMINEES – BBSurvey, awarding and honoring the best of Breaks.

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Round 2 voting is now open until February 10th. Votes in this round will determine the winners for 2017 BBSA!

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THE NOMINEES:

 

BEST ALBUMS



  • Bad (Remixes) – Punks
  • Booty Breaks, Vol. 25 – Booty Cakes
  • Ghetto Beats Vol. 2 – Breakbeat Paradise Recordings
  • HIGH CONTRAST – All Around The World
  • Kaleidoscope Music 100th Anniversary Editions – Kaleidoscope Music
  • Punks Shadow Selection – Punks
  • Several Shades of Sex – BBZ
  • Sound of Punks – Punks
  • Spirit Of Funk Vol 2 – Young NRG Productions

BEST ARTISTS



  • A Skillz
  • Frankie Bones
  • Aggresivnes
  • Axelbeat
  • Colombo
  • Dirty Audio
  • Huda Hudia
  • Lack Jemmon
  • Synergy
  • The 8 Beatkillers
  • Yankee
  • SI-Dog
  • Plump-DJs
  • BeBe
  • Stanton Warriors
  • Wes Smith
  • Shade K
  • Bradley Drop
  • Marten Horger
  • Mafia Kiss
  • Omega Squad
  • DJ Icey
  • DJ EKL
  • DJ Fixx
  • Keith Mackenzie
  • BreaksMafia
  • Yankee
  • Freq Boutique
  • Dustin Dynasty Nelson
  • FM-3
  • BBK
  • G$Montana & NeuroziZ
  • Yo Speed

BEST COMPILATION



  • Badass Funk EP – Breakbeat Paradise Recordings
  • Funk N’ Beats Vol 3 (Mixed By Featurecast) – Bomb Strikes
  • Big Fat Mama Beats 2 – Breakbeat Paradise Recordings
  • Bass Funk Vol 2 (unmixed tracks) – Bomb Strikes
  • Breakbeat Associate Vol.10 – Young NRG Productions
  • LDN Selection – Punks
  • Breakbeat & Breakbeat 2017 – Breakdrum Recordings
  • Night Bass – Gigabeat Nights
  • Punks Shadow Selection – Punks
  • Bass Drops And Booty Swats – Ravesta

BEST EVENTS

  • FOF 2017
  • Winter [Festival] SEVILLA
  • WMC
  • Shindig 2017
  • Boomtown
  • Shambhala Music Festival
  • Retro Music Festival
  • Bass Music Festival
  • Retro Fever
  • DogEatDog Records Pool Party
  • Wake And Break
  • Breaks Yo!

BEST LABELS

  • Dogeatdog Records
  • Juice Recordings
  • Ravesta Records
  • Breakbeat Paradise Recordings
  • Deep Low Records
  • Distorsion Records
  • Elektroshok Records
  • Funky Flavor Music
  • Gigabeat Records
  • Kaleidoscope Music
  • Young NRG Productions
  • Rushdown
  • Ghetto Funk
  • Punks
  • Hot Cakes
  • Diable Loco
  • Selecta Breaks Records
  • Bombeatz Music
  • ILLeven Eleven
  • Zone Records
  • Therabeat Records
  • InBeatsWeTrust Music
  • Funktasty Crew Records
  • Addictech Records
  • 83
  • Spektra Records

 

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
  • Funky Flavor Music – Exclusive Mixed By G$Montana & Neuroziz For The Linda B
  • Breakbeat Show 96.9 ALLFM
  • Axelbeat – Mad City & Warriors Street DJSET
  • Father Funk – Shambhala Fractal Forest Mix 2017
  • NRG Live Show – DJ EKL – NBS Radio
  • NRG LIVE SHOW – NSB RADIO – Stex set
  • Molotov Cocktail #044 – Rory Hoy
  • WBBL – Fractal Forest
  • Breaks with a Beard Show – NSB Radio
  • Automatic Static Summer 2017 – DJ Icey
  • Summer 2017 Warm Up Mix – Curtis B
  • Live From the Fractal Forest Shambhala 2017 – Stanton Warriors

BEST PRESS

  • DJ Mag (Spain)
  • Drum&BassArena
  • nubreaks.com
  • Life Support Machine

 

BEST RADIO SHOW

  • Annie Mac
  • Beating The Crates (Hong Kong Ping Pong)
  • Break Beat Shop
  • Deep Fried Funk – NSB Radio
  • Lady Waks – Radio Record
  • Linda B show
  • Masterbreak Radio – Planet Djs
  • Molotov Cocktail
  • NRG Live Show UK – NSB Radio
  • FDBE – Dj FA73 – NSB RADIO
  • Guau – Tzamio
  • The Brainkiller – Talk To Me

BEST REMIX

  • 2 Wicked (SugarBeats Remix) – Psymbionic, Of The Trees
  • Bad (Born Dirty Remix) – Left/Right, Jacq
  • Booty Sweat (Keith MacKenzie And Fixx Remix) – Big Daddy’s
  • C’mon Breakdown (Diggabeatz Remix) – Huda Hudia
  • Gimme That (A.Skillz Remix) – Jungle Brothers, Ali B
  • Give It To Em (Breaks Mafia Remix) – Wes Smith
  • Hopes (Adam Vyt Remix) (Adam Vyt Remix) – NeuroziZ, G$Montana, GN
  • There It Is (Jayl Funk Remix) – Mined & Forrest
  • Running Scared (J-Rok Remix) – Huda Hudia, DJ Wednesday
  • Don’t Go Ft. Joe Quarterman (K+Lab Remix) – Fort Knox Five, Joe Quarterman
  • Aggresivnes – Go Shake It – Mafia Kiss Remix
  • Colombo – Fly By Night – SI-Dog Remix
  • X-Change & Ultimate Rejects – BDA Remix

BEST TRACKS

  • 2 Step (Original Mix) – Dj 818
  • Bad (Original Mix) – Left/Right, Jacq
  • Bring Back That Funk! (Original Mix) – DJ Ekl, Ondamike
  • Forever Funky (Original Mix) – Stex
  • Keep on Lovin’ Me (Original Mix) – The Funk Fury
  • Aggresivnes – Our Night (The Brainkiller Remix)
  • Back Into It (Original) – AudioBotz (FL)
  • Clap Ya Hands Now feat. KWADI (Original Mix) – Stickybuds, K+Lab
  • Heart Player (Original Mix) – Colombo
  • I Gotta Groove (Original Mix) – Pray For Bass
  • G$Montana & NeuroziZ – Ghetto Funk
  • Believed You – BeBe
  • Flute Ting – Deekline, Rtkal
  • Deeper Down Feat Eva Lazarus – Marten Horger
  • End Of The Night – Ghastly & NGHTMRE
  • Music Takes Control – Bradley Drop, DJ Lantern, Proxxy
  • Be Good – SI-Dog, Bradley Drop

Inside BBSAwards – One Day with Funky Flavor Music- Interview

 

Thanks for your time FFM!

Now that we are almost at the end of 2017, what are some words you would use to describe this year?

Scotty: Aggressive, Bold, Never underestimated, Consistent

Renato: Truly Blessed and it Flew By…

Timothy: Great Music and Production   Family Time

What have been some of the highlights for the label?

Scotty: Taking FFM from a Brand that hosted Mixes and Shows..to a World Wide record label. From it`s inception till now, we have and always will Honor the true pioneer of BB Rick West. He is the Reason it started and will Continue. R.I.P Rick West.

Timothy: Definitely having 4 or more tracks in the beatport top 100 for several months at a time. Also having a label has had us involved with some pretty amazing shows over the past few years.

Renato: Staying In Top 10 for 4 months with Heart Player Colombo.  Working with Colombo on a couple of Projects. And working with New Artists..like JRok and Nerve

What’s in store for 2018 for Funky Flavor Music?

Timothy: In 2018 we will be gearing up for our 100th release. Stay tuned…we have something special in store.

Scotty:  FF Has and will continue to be at the forefront of consistent releases. Also adding label compulations, full alblums and multiple track EPs.

Renato: Just keep grinding finding New artist that will fit in the FFM Family. And getting our Main website done and working smooth.

What made you decide to create Record Label?

Timothy:  It just seemed like a natural next step after all our mix series were doing so well. We also owe the idea of starting Funky Flavor Music to Orlando’s own breakbeat legend D Xtreme.

Scotty:  Funky Flavor and FFMusic were born to legendary DJ/Producer Rick West. After attending Rick’s memorial in Tampa I knew I wanted to continue the Legacy of Rick West and Flavored Beats

Renato:  With a Record Label you can really step up your presence and more Passion to a World wide Platform…Also we can reach out to Talent that might get overlooked. I Enjoy developing and helping new talent that have passion for the Music.  Nobody ever reached out to me as a DJ/Artist…So I try to do the Opposite and give back.

How did you come up with the name?

Timothy:  The name Funky Flavor was the brain child of Scotty after he attended the Rick West memorial party. He wanted to find a way to pay his respect to a legend. Since we already had the branding with Funky Flavor, Funky Flavor Music was an obvious choice for the label name.

What was the first album that you ever bought?

Timothy:  Some random spanish trance track, I cant remember who it was by, but the song title was “Universo”

Scotty:   Master Of Puppets  Metallica

Renato:   Actually It was 3 pieces of Vinyl from Vinyl Frontier Cliff Tangretti sold to me  DynaMix Give The DJ a Break  Bass Bin Twins Green and A1 Love

What album are you most proud of in your label?

Timothy:  Definitely very proud of the Forever West track and all the amazing remixes that came from it.

Scotty:  Forever West  Colombo

Renato:  Heart Player EP  feat. Colombo and Renato Guirao

In your years in the music business, what is the best thing about being involved with it and the worst?

Timothy:  The best part for me is giving new artists the platform to get their music out to the masses. The worst part is that my day job is very hectic and with new releases every week, I try to give every track the promoting they deserve, but sometimes I just cannot.

Scotty:  The Best…is knowing that people I have never met are positively impacted by the music we release.  The Worst….Trying to keep up with the ever changing EDM world…I love all music..Can’t listen to it all.

Renato:   Its all good…. when you are involved with something you love:)

What’s your most memorable experience inside the label?

Timothy: Definitely being a part of some really great shows. From our wake N break series of events to big shows like the Reunion. Def looking forward to the Prismatic new years eve party!

Scotty:  When DJ Rob-E called me on Apr1 2015 and asked to do a mix for FF

Renato: Getting to work with Colombo

What does your day-to-day look like?

Timothy:   Busy, Busy, Busy. Did I mention busy?

Scotty:  Music, Mixes, Artist, Producers and the best Music. I would not trade for nothing..I Love It

Renato:  Blessed with NO Stress

When looking into potential new artists to sign, what are some of the qualities that you find exciting

Timothy:  Creativity, good energy, flexability and great attitude.

Scotty:  I would Say the Same…

Renato:  I Agree

Do you have any advice to offer up to incoming artists/djs/bands?

Timothy:  Branding!!!!!!

Scotty:  Yeah …Know your History, Roots, Do your own thing but don`t be cocky because their is always someone better Take Advice and have Fun

Renato:  Stay Humble and treat people how you would like to be treated   and Learn the word RESPECT

Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about the Records?

Scotty:  Play some Skynard Man!!!!!

Renato:  Two Roads diverged in the wood…and I took the Road less Traveled…

 

LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/FunkyFlavorMusic/

https://www.beatport.com/label/funky-flavor-music/50361

Inside BBSAwards – One Day with Wasted Recordings – Interview

Thanks for your time! Now that we are almost at the end of 2017,

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

This year has been intensive for us, but always we have in mind to do it better. It’s important to get focused in all things that can be improved

What have been some of the highlights for the label?

We are happy seeing how there are more people that are listening us. Our tracks lately are hitting the Beatport’s Top10 Breaks tracks and we are very proud of that

What’s in store for 2018 for Wasted Recording?

The most important thing for 2018 its the intention to open up to more genres. We are introducing more quality producers into the label and want to express our feelings beyond breaks music

What made you decide to create Record Label?

We started this project with the intention of consolidate a place for all the music that makes our heart vibrate

How did you come up with the name?

Nothing important, we agreed the name between us

What was the first album that you ever bought?

My first CD album I remember to buy was “Fat Of The Land” by The Prodigy

What album are you most proud of in your label?

I can take a lot of the WASTED stuff, all the releases are selected with care. But if I must take one, would say “Tonight” by Suga7 or “Talk To Me” by The Brainkiller

In your years in the music business, what is the best thing about being involved with it and the worst?

Generally all the things that envolve the music are good. We have made a lot of friends around the world, and met them in some gigs. It’s really nice to meet people that feel the same for the music than us
Don’t relevant things have been bad at this moment

What’s your most memorable experience inside the label?

For me, the best experience in all off this, is to feel the heat from all the people that listen our label. A lot of them are our friends now. They show love to your work and that is very gratifying

What does your day-to-day look like?

We have a normal life, except we are fans of music. We listen and produce music everyday (Or we try it!) It’s our hobby

When looking into potential new artists to sign, what are some of the qualities that you find exciting?

The first thing we have in mind when searching tracks is that the song have “WASTED” feeling. And if have it, the quality of the production, the music industry is stricter every day

Do you have any advice to offer up to incoming artists/djs/bands?

Our phrase is, “Do all You want. Don’t try to sound like anyone. Do all what your heart tells to You”
This is the phrase we always have in mind

Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about the Records?

Of course! Thank you all for reading us and hope you like the place where we put our sounds on. We have a lot of bass, breaks, garage, house and more music waiting for 2018.
You can find us via Facebook or Soundcloud. Remember that we have a entire Soundcloud for free downloads only!

One more time, Thanks and best wishes for all!

Tana & Agus // WASTED RECORDINGS

https://www.facebook.com/WastedLabel/
https://soundcloud.com/wastedrecordings
Contact: contact@wastedrecordings.com
https://www.beatport.com/label/wasted/52043

Inside BBSAwards – One Day with BRADLEY DROP – Interview

 

N4 in Top 100 break charts artist!

Coming out of Washington DC, is Breaks / Bass music producer Bradley Drop. His music and DJ sets are a blend of Florida Breaks, Booty Breaks, Trap, Twerk and Hip-Hop. His first release “The Beat Goes Like This,” was released in 2013. Since then Bradley has released several original tracks and remixes which have reached the top 100 and top 10 on the breaks beatport chart, including the #1 track “That girl is” with DJ Lantern and #2 track “Nothing But A Thang”

Some of the artists he has remixed for are Agent K, BBK, and The Phat Kidz. Bradley has also collaborated with several great artists such as Keith MacKenzie (from Smookie iLLson) Si-Dog, J-Double, Proxxy & Lantern and LoIQ. As well as receiving support from artist/ DJs such as The Crystal Method, Martin Flex, KL2, and Peep This. Bradley Drop has rocked several events and clubs in the U.S. (DC, Baltimore, Seattle, Austin, Miami to name a few) playing alongside artists such as DJ Icey, Keith Mackenzie, DJ Fixx, Deekline, Curtis B, Dustin Hulton, Baby Anne, and many more.

 

Thanks for your time BRADLEY DROP – N4 in Top 100 break charts artist!
Now that we are almost at the end of 2017,
what are some words you would use to describe this year?

This year has been awesome, Iv’e been really fortunate to play some really good gigs, and work with some really talented producers. Really looking forward to 2018

Music Takes Control Original Mix
Can you tell us what your favourite thing is about your track?

My favorite part about that track besides the hook would be the piano in the breakdown

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

Well I am currently working on a few projects, a collaboration with B-Phreak, couple of remixes for a few different labels, starting a duo project with a friend of mine called Pump Pump, and I’m starting my own label Rocksteady Records.

Imagine yourself walking into the studio; please may you talk me through a typical day? What are your habits?

When I hit the studio I like to already have an idea for a track, already know what direction or the feel of the song I want to go with. I find it easier to finish tracks that way.

How do you go about choosing what software and plug-ins you use?

I have my go-to plug -ins that I use in all my tracks. If I see a new plug-in that peeks my interest I will try the demo, and if I feel it’s something I will use a lot I will buy it.

What’s the one piece of DJ/production gear you can’t live without?

My PC lol

Any particular artists/dj’s/ producers that really influenced you?

Fixx, Stanton Warriors, Deekline.

How’s the music scene in this moment in your country?

I would say it’s good, some states better than others but for the most part good.

Often particular cities are linked to certain sounds and sub genres. Do you think living in your city is reflected in your music?

I’d like to think so, I always have and always will represent DC, it’s home for me. \

LINKS
https://soundcloud.com/bradleydrop

http://www.beatport.com/artist/bradley-drop/346266

https://www.youtube.com/BradleyDrop

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BradleyDrop/

For Remix inquiries and Bookings:
Email: bradleydrop@gmail.com

 

Inside BBS Awards – One day with Plump Djs- Interview


The Plump Djs are internationally renowned DJ/Producer duo Andy Gardner and Lee Rous of London. Their unmistakable sound has won them remixes from the likes of Deadmou5, Mark Ronson, Moby and Orbital, whilst their four deck live show has led to countless international and national shows.

Thanks for your time Plump Djs! Now that we are almost at the end of 2017,

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

This year has been frustrating and amazing. Frustrating because of US&Canada Visa issues forcing a fail to our touring there. Also withOz tour just cancelled too due no fault of ours. On the upside Andy and I have been so well supported and received high acclaim for our Punks releases. The last 3 shows have sold out, and we already have 5 festivals booked for next year and 2 international tours.

World Click
Can you tell us what your favourite thing is about your track/ep/album?

World Click is all about the sample and the bass for me, the record is deep and heavy. For big systems only

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

Our new single on Punks is just landing heavy Keep A Focus. And we have remixes and singles planned for the whole of 2018 too.

Imagine yourself walking into the studio; please may you talk me through a typical day? What are your habits?

The Studio day is top secret sorry.

How do you go about choosing what software and plug-ins you use?

Tech talk is secret too sorry.

Any particular artists/dj’s/ producers that really influenced you?

Crosby Stills & Nash, Steve Wonder, Nike Rogers, Vangelis, The Chemical Brothers, Daniel Avery, Daft Punk, Sasha, Stanton Warriors, Orbital, Hybrid Theory, Freestylers, Mafia Kiss, Marten HORGER.

How’s the music scene in this moment in your country?

The music scene in the UK we feel is world class!!

Often particular cities are linked to certain sounds and sub genres. Do you think living in your city is reflected in your music?

Yes we have a very London Sound, even more so now that we are back to bass and breaks again happy one xxx

LINK
https://www.facebook.com/plumpdjs/

http://plumpdjs.co.uk

https://www.beatport.com/artist/plump-djs/2955

Inside BBS Awards – One day with Therabeat Records – Interview

 

Thanks for your time Therabeat Records! Now that we are almost at the end of 2017,

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

Eye-opening. The work that goes into running a label can’t be overstated. It’s a lot of time and a lot of work. But worth every minute. Wouldn’t trade it for anything.

What have been some of the highlights for the label?

39 releases in our first year of operation. Including a couple of top ten releases.

What’s in store for 2018 for Therabeat Records?

We are opening this label up as a multi-genre label. More than just breakbeats. There are some big markets out there and we intend to tackle them hard.

What made you decide to create Record Label?

We did it to create an avenue for ourselves to produce music. But it turned out to be a label for many new producers to help get their feet off the ground. A true blessing.

How did you come up with the name?

“Beat Therapy”. Therabeat was an easy transition from that.

What was the first album that you ever bought?

Busy Child by The Crystal Method

What album are you most proud of in your label?

Hard to say. There have been many proud moments. I guess hitting the top ten with our very first release practically brought tears to my eyes. Drop You by Bryan White and Bennystylez

In your years in the music business, what is the best thing about being involved with it and the worst?

I have nothing negative to say about my time in this business. Networking with new producers and helping get them going has been awesome. And to have connections with some of the legends in the game is truly remarkable.

What’s your most memorable experience inside the label?

2 weeks after our first release, a DJ that I didn’t even know at the time, created a video from a venue he was playing at just to feature our track and call us on out on Facebook on how much he loved it. This is why we do this. The emotion was overwhelming.

What does your day-to-day look like?

My day starts at 3:00AM in the studio. I am a single father of two with a full time job, so I have to get the time in where I can. Messages and emails when I get home. I do all the artwork for the covers too. I’m a busy bastard.

When looking into potential new artists to sign, what are some of the qualities that you find exciting?

Passion. You can learn music production and the quality will come with each release. You can’t teach passion.

Do you have any advice to offer up to incoming artists/djs/bands?

Accept constructive criticism properly. And be patient. It will come with hard work and open ears. I promise you that.

Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about the Records?

Thank you all for your continued support. We have plenty more to come, and we are truly blessed to be part of an amazing community. Much love to you all. Namaste

LINKS
https://www.facebook.com/therabeatrecords/

http://www.therabeatrecords.com

Therabeat Records
https://soundcloud.com/jkmeola

https://www.beatport.com/label/therabeat-records/59186

Inside BBS Awards – One day with Ravesta Records – Interview

 

Thanks for your time Mike – Ravesta Records! Now that we are almost at the end of 2017,

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

This year has been phenomenal with tracks soring in the top 10 all year long, I have to say it’s been a great year.

What have been some of the highlights for the label?

This year we have had the honor of working with new artist and sponsors from all around the world. The industry is changing as we know it and the best way to stay relevant is to make connections with more professional people.

What’s in store for 2018 for Ravesta Records?

We have a big year planned for Ravesta Records and Ravesta LLC, We are releasing some of the best compilations in 2018 with all new music and streaming updates. We are working with our team to improve our marketing and strategies for the artist and bands. We are leaning more toward the streaming in 2018, So keep an ear out for new beats, bass and mixes.

What made you decide to create Record Label?

As for most it was the love of the underground music scene. Started back on April 1993.

How did you come up with the name?

Well this is a long story, Ill make it short. “Rave Star”  So we came up with Ravesta

What was the first album that you ever bought? 

Jam On It – Nucleus

What album are you most proud of in your label?

We have many great albums, It wouldn’t be fare to say.

In your years in the music business, what is the best thing about being involved with it and the worst? 

Some of the best times over the years have been meeting new talented people and talking with them daily.

What’s your most memorable experience inside the label?

The first time we hit the big boy charts. That was a time to remember.

What does your day-to-day look like?

Well our day starts out with emails, track reviews and promotions. Then we move on to our projects we have going at the time. This varies from day to day.

When looking into potential new artists to sign, what are some of the qualities that you find exciting? 

Ravesta Records looks for artist that have something new, an edge. We are looking for the next great talent and want to help get them there.

Do you have any advice to offer up to incoming artists/djs/bands? 

Work hard , Don’t give up. You have to put in your hours and move forward.

Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about Ravesta Records?

Please check out our sites:

BP- https://www.beatport.com/label/ravesta-records/23009
FB- https://www.facebook.com/ravestarecords/
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/RavestaRecords
SC-  https://soundcloud.com/ravesta-records
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/0Fdv7R5eNr2jbayA3qCDCn

Send us an email: info@ravesta.com  

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Inside BBSAwards – One day with DogEatDog Records – Interview

 

Thanks for your time DEDR ! Rob Silas Now that we are almost at the end of 2017.

What have been some of the highlights for the label? 


That are artist development has expanded to over 60 artists worldwide, that was our main goal to retain a younger artist base, to attract younger audience to breakbeat music

What’s in store for 2018 for 
DogEatDog Records?


1 release a week in Beatport were Already booked though May of 2018 with tracks

What made you decide to create Record Label?

By getting screwed by my past label owner in the 90s I made a track that sold 3000 copies in 1999, never got a cent out of it. So DEDR was founded 6 months later

How did you come up with the name? 

My nickname is Si-Dog was giving to me by my baseball team when I was younger. So I kept it for Dj name and DogEatDog was a spin of that.

What was the first album that you ever bought?

Geese. In music itself. Maybe Fleetwood Mac or Black Sabbath in the 70s. But for electronic peob Kraftwerk or Dynamix 2 in the mid 80s

What album are you most proud of in your label?

To Be able to sign Colombo was a highlight,  now we are on a production tip together .



In your years in the music business, what is the best thing about being involved with it and the worst?


Best that breakbeat is a clostnit group , and the fans are one with the music , and are very music savvy, so the artist have a very good relation to the fans being there so knowledgeable of the songs

What’s your most memorable experience inside the label?

Peob the event production services side, we brought international artists for their 1st Gigs stateside
Such as Durade and colombo . We booked members from rabbit in the moon , run dmc, Dj Icey. Countless others , along having a deep admiration for local talent as well

What does your day-to-day look like? 


I own a scrap metal recycling facility that I’m here 65 hours a week, also a husband of 11 years and and father of 3 young daughters.  It’s a blessing I’m still active in the music game

When looking into potential new artists to sign, what are some of the qualities that you find exciting? 
2 words
GOOD TRANSITIONS in their tracks. And not a lot of samples.

Do you have any advice to offer up to incoming artists/djs/bands? 


… don’t be discouraged about the politics of getting gigs. Keep Producing the right people will come at the right Time. Is why DEDR wanted to get into event production and do a annual Miami WMC event to highlight young producers to have a fun gig and to meet many of the big players in the scene at our events

Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about the Records? 

Yes we are really selfless. We care about the fans and the artist 1st. We’re never in it for the money. We’re the smallest electronic genre out there but we don’t care. We do it for the love of the Breakers.

LINKS:
https://www.beatport.com/label/dogeatdog-records/30149
https://www.facebook.com/DogEatDogRecords/
https://soundcloud.com/dedr

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Inside BBSAwards 2017 – one day with BreaksMafia- Interview

Inside BBSAwards 2017 – one day with BreaksMafia- Interview

1º. What are some words you would use to describe this year?.

The truth is that this year for me has been very difficult. When you lose someone in your family, especially a seven-year-old nephew, everything is complicated. But if I have to look for some words to describe this year would be: Hope, Struggle, Effort, Compromise, Dreams, Illusion, Hard Work …

2º. KARNIVALYA 01 – Give It To Em (BreaksMafia Remix) Can you tell us what your favourite thing is about your track?.

When Wes Smith asked me for do a remix of his song i was already clear what kind of work i would do. As a good music lover and knower of the story Breakbeat already knew that he had to mix the new with the old, add powerful rhythms and give our touch so Spanish. My favorite part is when you break the first drop, after a good melodic rise, take bass groovy low.

3º. Can you tell us about new project you will be working on 2017/2018?. 

For this new season I will continue in the same line, work, work and work. Sometimes it is not easy to combine production work with events, to act all over the country and to be out many weekends. This year we have many new songs that are supported by the biggest ones. We will edit on the fattest labels on the scene and we will have very good collaborations. For now we can not reveal what’s about to come out, but it’s going to be insane.

4º. Imagine yourself walking into the studio; please may you talk me through a typical day? What are your habits?. 

My typical day is basically the same for many years. I get up, breakfast, then review everything I have to do. I usually stay in the studio for 4 to 8 hours, I take breaks to not saturate the ears and I never listen to what I do at a high volume. It is important to be comfortable and enjoy the light of day. One of the things I like most is to have study days with my partner, we spend the days gutting machines and looking for new sounds.

5º. How do you go about choosing what software and plug-ins you use?.

I use Ableton Live and lots of plug-ins. All Native Instruments, Serum, A.N.A, Waves, Spire, Izotope, Wow, FabFilter and many more others 😉 

6º. What’s the one piece of DJ/production gear you can’t live without?.

As a Dj I can not live without my Pioneer DJM 900 Nexus 2 mixer, my MacBook Pro, my Headphones and my Midi controller. As a Producer I can not live without my Mac Pro, my Focusrite Sound Card, Dynaudio Monitors and my novation.

7º. Any particular artists/dj’s/ producers that really influenced you?. 

Of course, there are many artists that have influenced me throughout my career. Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath on 4×4 rhythms and Kraftwerk, Orbital, The Prodigy, Icey, Bassbin Twins, Freestylers, Plump Djs, Stanton Warriors, Anthony Rother and many more on broken rhythms. Got lot of old expirience with all they.

8º. How’s the music scene in this moment in your country?.

Currently the Spanish breaks scene lives the decay and the end of everything that in years ago we had. In my opinion we have the best producers in the world and many of these producers have to leave this genre because they do not earn enough money to live, these producers do not work like other names known worldwide. There is a lot of dinosaur living from the name or from what little he did in the past. I believe that in our country we fight a lot to keep this musical genre alive, our events speak for themselves and all artists from the outside always want to come to our country because as we live here the breakbeat is not lived anywhere else.

9º. Often particular cities are linked to certain sounds and sub genres. Do you think living in your city is reflected in your music?.

Of course, i totally agree. 

Inside BBSAwards 2017 – one day with Elektroshok Records – Interview

Inside BBSAwards 2017 – one day with Elektroshok Records – Interview





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Elektroshok Records is an independent label and one of the most recognized Breakbeat & Bass labels worldwide, since 2009.

 

 

Band Members
Michael White aka Destroyers [Label Agent, Artist & Mastering]
Jose Carlos Aguilar [Label Agent]
Appearance [Designer & Artist]

https://www.facebook.com/ElektroshokRecordsSPAIN/

Thanks for your time! Now that we are almost at the end of 2017.


what are some words you would use to describe this year? I think i would say, exciting and hardworked 

What have been some of the highlights for the label? 
Well, we have reached the Top 1 on Beatport many times and lots of Top 10!
What’s in store for 2018 for Elektroshok Records?
As always, we have a huge amount of music to release and we are pretty stoked to do that!
What made you decide to create Record Label?
We were always looking for labels for our music and we only saw labels that only released music from their “crew”, their “family”, also, we realiced there was not a good Spanish record label back in 2009 so we decided to start our own and push ourselves to the market!
How did you come up with the name? 
The name was an idea of one of our members, Guau, to be honest we loved it since he proposed it so here we are 🙂
What album are you most proud of in your label?
i would say the Guau’s album ‘5303’
In your years in the music business, what is the best thing about being involved with it and the worst?
The best thing is that you find and meet people from all over the world and their music is so different that you can never excpect anything. The worst thing is that some people thinks they can be rich by releasing one Breakbeat song on Beatport so when they do not get a HUGE amount of money from 1 solo track they get mad.
What’s your most memorable experience inside the label? 
One of our tracks were selected for and AD in the Uk, that was absolutely amazing .
What does your day-to-day look like?
I am a producer, dj, and label manager so my day starts doing music until i have ended what i had in mind for that day, then the label stuff starts with tons of mails, demos etc….sometimes is a lot of work because i have to finish my own stuff and also finish some label stuff, lucky for me i’m not alone on this!
When looking into potential new artists to sign, what are some of the qualities that you find exciting? 
We love people that are consistent and have differents perspectives of Breakbeat. There is an artist called 3DStas, who is very very talented, he showed us there is more out there!
Do you have any advice to offer up to incoming artists/djs/bands? 

 

if you want to make it in the industry, you have to be patient, work hard and never stop, even when labels says your track is not ready, you just keep working because nobody is perfect and in music, you have to learn new things every day!





LINK


https://www.beatport.com/label/elektroshok-records/13938
https://soundcloud.com/elektroshokrecords


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