"The Best Breakcore Songs Of All Time" PT 2 by Stazma The Junglechrist / Nicolas Chevreux / Sickboy / FFF
今最もリアルなブレイクコアを作っているフランスの「Stazma The Junglechrist」、数々の名盤アルバムをリリースしてきたドイツのレーベル「Ad Noiseam」のオーナー「Nicolas Chevreux」、Tigerbeat6やPeaceoffからの名作リリースでお馴染みのブレイクコア・アーティスト「Sickboy」、クリエイターでもありかなりのレコード・コレクターでもある「FFF」がコメントと共にチャートを提供してくれました！
Julien Guillot aka Stazma The Junglechrist [Peace Off / Acroplane / Murder Channel]
Venetian Snares – The Chocolate Wheelchair Album
This release from 2003 is in my personnal taste in music one the best from Aaron Funk Venetian Snares project. It is very diversified, completly crazy and frantic and still extremly energic. Jazz / Noise / Speedcore / Mash-up / IDM, you can find anything in this album. « Herbie Goes Ballistic » is my favorite track of all for the brain melting time stretched rythm that seems to come from multiple universes in the same time !
Various Artist [Mutant Snipper / Peace Off] – Invasion From the XXX Dimension
I can't speak of my favorite Breakcore releases without mentioning Peace Off Records of course. With this Mutant Snipper 3 vinyls I think the label released on of the best compilation ever released in the Breakcore scene. With major artist like the already mentioned Venetian Snares and other great name like Doormouse, Duran Duran Duran, Xanopticon, Otto Von Schirach and all the Peace Off crew (Electric Kettle, Rotator, Krumble & Electromeca) droping super twisted and dark tracks. A « Buy or Die !!!! » fine exemple.
Igorrr – Hallelujah
After more quiet and experimental debut Igorrr started to be one of the most incredible producer of the scene with his album Nostril, but the next one Hallelujah is what we should call a masterpiece. It even sound « accessible » as he mix his Black Metal, Baroque and Hard Electronic influences in the same track with a clear taste for humour and real instrument and singers recording of an amazing quality. Future classic (or maybe it is already)
Kid606 – Kill Sound Before It Kills You
I keep listenning to this album every month since more than 7 years (when I discovered it) and I still love it like the first day. It is super energic, all tracks are pure banger oscilating between Jungle, Acid and more violent 4/4 hardcore beat but with a super punk feeling of « I do what I want because I like it, go fuck yourself !!!!! ». It is also one of the most accessible work of the man, so efficient that even my friend who are not in the hard music love it anyway.
Bong-Ra – Warrior Sound
The first song of this Cd compilation of Bong-Ra way my discover of the whole Breakcore scene, I guess that's why I love it so much. I was more into Metal music at the time I discovered Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and all the Jungle / Idm scene and this Bong-Ra release was the first real « Breakcore » labeled thing I heard. Even years after you can still see me walking the streets with my headphones on singing « Oooohooohooooooouuu We gonna Murder You » !!!!
Nicolas Chevreux / Ad Noiseam
Cdatakill - Nina milla meta
Cdatatakill was one of the first American musician to write breakcore. His mixture of cut up drum'n'bass, very dry beats and dark atmosphere is something which people do not do much anymore, but is for me the truest possible kind of breakcore.
Enduser - Switch Any "best of breakcore" list must contain this track. It is fun without being stupid, accessible but still original, and an absolute treat. If there is anything such as a "breakcore club classic", this is it.
Igorrr - Cicadidae Igorrr is by far the best known breakcore musician at the moment. His technicality, originality and (again) ability to integrate clever humor into his tracks are making a big difference. "Cicadidae" is not his best known track, but I really enjoy how it is a bit more emotional, a bit more laid back than the rest, while staying at heart a breakcore track.
Drumcorps - Grist Many artists are mixing breakcore with metal, but very few are actually good at both. Drumcorps's debut album took the scene by storm, and rightfully so. Aaron Spectre knows his beats and his riffs, and respects both scenes.
The Teknoist - 32 Days I am not a big fan of straight hardcore music, and I think that most attempts at mixing breakcore and hardcore are not working very well. The Teknoist is one of the very few exceptions. His material is powerful,very hard, but also intelligent and deep.
Here's 5 breakcore albums that have had a major influence on me.
Davros – The Key To Time
Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats
DJ Scud / Bombardier / N1tro - Three The Hard Way - The Ultimate Soundclash
Stunt Rock: Regret Instruction Manual 1: Questions And Answers For The Insecure Youth
Rotator - He Who Makes A Beast Of Himself Gets Rid Of The Pain Being A Man !
Bloodclaat Gangsta Youth - Kill Or Be Killed [Full Watts 1]
For me this is the ultimate raggacore track, many times copied but nothing comes close to the energy of this one!!! (btw I easily could've filled this list with DJ Scud tunes only!)
Heinrich At Hart - Breack [Position Chrome - PC 33]
One of my favourite Heinrich At Hart tracks. Played this track so many times it never left my dj bag. The reese, the melody line and those distorted amens always works for me! But to be honest the whole self titled album is amazing!! I was so happy to hear that Heinrich At Hart started making music again a few years ago! Make sure to check his new stuff under the names Goner and Bolder (together with Pure).
Christoph Fringeli & DJ Pure - Anti-Christ / A.C. [SUB/VERSION 002]
I love all those distorted techstep releases from the late 90's. This one is so dark it's apocalyptic drum & bass at it's finest. I truly miss this sound nowadays!! Also check out the other Christoph Fringeli & DJ Pure collab releases (SUB/VERSION 001,004) And while you're at it check the complete Praxis output too. Essential listening!
!asq! - Dead Rider [History Of The Future HOT008]
This one still gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it. Got played so often at the "Breakcore a GoGo" parties. Same counts for the "PCP Dui" track that opens the ep!
Patric Catani - Stop Bothering Me [Spite SP 666-05]
Another artist I could make a seperate list for since he released so many great records in many diverse styles (but they all have that recognisable "Patric Cremer" groove). I picked this track from his "Harmdasher" ep cause it's just so energetic, a distorted wildly edited amen tearout combined with a melody that sounds like it could easily be from his (amazing) "The Horrible Plans Of Flex Busterman" album. A non stop rush!!
Christoph De Babalon - Cum On (Feel This) [FatCat Records 12FAT020]
Speaking of amen tearouts!! Another one that didn't leave my bag back in the day. The way that amen kicks in is just magical!! So much fun to play this tune and see all the confused faces when the middlepart comes in ;) Make sure to check out his "If You're Into It, I'm Out Of It" album too which is also a masterpiece!!
Edge Of Motion - PG. 300 [DJAX-UP-147]
This is probably the 1st record that got me interested in distorted electronic music, love this record so much. Played it a lot (on 45 rpm that is). Such an underated record. Usually only their track "Set Up 707" gets played but this is THE track for me!