Breakage laid his ‘Foundation’ in Drum n Bass but recently has grasped hold of the Dubstep scene with both hands. He has been providing us with draw juddering riddims one after the other for the last 12 months and with all the hype there is around the name at the moment, no better timing for this release. All those who don’t know about Breakage, I’m sure will do by the end of this month. There’s going to be a lot of talk about this album and all praise is certainly due.
This long play features already smash hits, Hard, Run Em Out, Over and Higher. Having collaborated with artists such as Roots Manuva, David Rodigan and Burial, the standards are set high from the off.
Open Up, If, Justified, Vial and Speechless are the stand out tracks for me. Each very different but all with the underlying crisp production and rolling beat which the Breakage imprint is all about. Essential pulsing sub bass accompanies all tracks adding warmth and that fuzzy feeling inside when played at volume.
The album is pieced together with short interludes, affixing character and allowing for the change in style of each production. He pushes us through a story of sounds and showcases his huge range of abilities - Deep and Dark Dubstep to Ambient then from there to the rowdy sounds of ‘Hard’ to Jungle and Drum n Bass. Can’t wait to rinse some of these on a system. 9/10
Foundation is due for release 15th March on Digital Soundboy.