DnB Arena – VA – The Breaks EP – [Review]


The well known and appreciated influence of Drum & Bass Arena over DnB’s spectrum has come to commence on a series of EP releases after a hiatus that spans just over 10 years on the EP side of things. Of course, the giant has been religiously dishing out well-curated compilations every year and is in no way about to stop that but to accentuate the prominent sound that has been the core of the much loved overall sound of DnB as we know it; And thus presenting us with “The Breaks EP”.

The EP showcases a 5 track session marshalled by some of the scholars of the sound including; Shimon, Bladerunner, John B, A.M.C & Turno, June Miller & James Marvel. This EP comes in celebration of their 21st Anniversary as well as the pioneering sound of breaks. A heated opening comes from John B with an ‘ENERGY’ infused track fixed in all it’s old-skool rawness & dark vibes. Followed by Shimon with a Darrison feature on a track titled ‘Believe it’ which is a sinister tug at your heartstrings. A.MC & Turno take you on a well gelled up break n jump up fusion with the track ‘Ice Cold’. ‘Don Dada’ drops in as the fourth track brings with it celestial pad work, filtered breaks and a vocal guidance from MC Mota as June Miller & James Marvel work a deep apocalyptic run through the track which runs through different versions. Lastly sealing off this release is Bladerunner with ‘International’, a track kept light on the work but very well impacts on the original sound.

A new collection of history.  Definitely, something to always be on the lookout for.

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