|STREET DATE:||July 14, 2017|
01. John B – ENERGY [4:36]
02. Shimon ft Darrison – Believe It [4:29]
03. A.M.C & Turno – Ice Cold [4:33]
04. June Miller, James Marvel & MC Mota – Don Dada [4:34]
05. Bladerunner – International [4:27]
After piling up the hype in the past few months, Drum&BassArena have finally put out their ‘The Breaks EP’ today. Renowned and respected for releasing some of the genre’s highest-selling compilation albums of all time, today’s release by the leading scene champion’s marks the first EP in over 10 years. Featuring influential artists like Shimon, Bladerunner, John B, A.M.C & Turno, June Miller & James Marvel – ‘The Breaks’ is a 21 gun finger salute to one of the most important founding elements of drum & bass: the breakbeat.
An EP that features razor sharp sonic craftsmanship from every generation of drum & bass talent possible, ‘The Breaks’ marks the start of a new release series for the brand who are set to reach their 21st anniversary later this year. Denting an already loaded release schedule of calendar-essential albums, worldwide events and festival arena-takeovers and its annual awards ceremony, ‘The Breaks’ is yet another way for Drum&BassArena to celebrate and contribute to the sound that inspired us all since day one. “To celebrate our 21st anniversary I wanted to start a brand new chapter in releases,” states Drum&BassArena founder The Risky. “This EP series gives us the perfect platform to once again celebrate the genre we all love so much.”
While much of the scene in recent years has been characterised by chiselled sinewy two-steps, recently drum & bass has enjoyed a breakbeat revival with artists from all subgenres returning to the source for inspiration and development. As a brand that celebrates the breaks every single day with its URL homage www.breakbeat.co.uk, Drum&BassArena knew it was high time to return to the EP game and contribute to the breakbeat culture that’s motivated it for all these years. Five incendiary tracks, one heavyweight EP, over 10 years’ worth the wait: ‘The Breaks EP’ is a special dedication to everything we love about drum & bass past, present and future.