Posted by: Cor
This mix has been a long time coming. Since we first started the Beatery I’ve wanted to record a set of my favorite old-school funky breaks tracks, as the podcast is the perfect vehicle to revisit past songs and styles. But it turns out digging up and recording vinyl long forgotten is time consuming, and creating a set with songs you don’t spin anymore just doesn’t come naturally. So it’s taken until now, a full year and a half later, until I’ve finally gotten around to dusting off and digitizing these old records and mixing it into a fun and nostalgic set for any old school breakbeat fan. If you’re one of the ex-ravers out there who’s been listening to breaks for more than a decade, I hope this brings you back.
One last note: because I didn’t have quite enough 90s breaks tracks for a complete set, I included a few contemporary songs that share that same old school sound. Have a listen and see if you can tell which tracks are from which era. The years are in the track list after the break.
Last note: If this didn’t complete satiate your appetite for classic breaks, check out DJ Ghost’s Acid Breaks mixtape from 1996. Great stuff.