Feature Breaks Volume 1 sees Manmade Records label owners CMC & Silenta inaugurate the new vinyl series on their other label Roca Records and they’re so excited they’re giving away an EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD of their huge good-time funky breaks club classic BLUE BROTHERS via monkeyboxing HERE. As with other Roca releases the emphasis is on sample-free music. First up is a fat-ass, shooting-from-the-hip, wobbly-bass-synth toting refix of the Dub Pistols/ Rodney P cut Ganja – no prizes for guessing what that’s about. Summertime continues the skankin theme but lightens things up a bit and Get It On Now sidesteps into housier territory and gives a platform to MC Fava. They wrap things up with Is It True which sits pretty comfortably on the fence between ‘liquid’ and ‘jump-up’ drum n bass sounding (as it does) like Aphrodite having a bit of a wrestle with EZ Rollers. The Dub Pistols cut is still the one though…
(Out 8 August on Roca Records)
First up for the new series is Germany’s funky breakbeat duo and label heads, CMC&Silenta. The duo has already attracted alot of attention with their own original productions and remixes on both Manmade Records and Roca Records, receiving play and support from international DJs and radiostations like Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols), Kissey Sellout (BBC1), Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show (BBC6), A Skillz, and Utah Saints, just to name a few.
The debut Feature Breaks EP comes packed with three original CMC & Silenta productions and one remix – they had the honor to remix Dub Pistols’ “Ganja feat. Rodney P” and release it exclusively on their own label. The result is a 4-track EP ready for the club, pimped up with pumping beats, massive bass, original vocals and production, and all supported by the unrecognizable style of one of europe’s hottest Beatboxers: Paul Brenning!
The three original tracks are a preview of what’s to come on their forthcoming CMC& Silenta album, set to be released Spring 2012: “Summertime feat. Penny” is the one for all you summertime lovers, bringing you the perfect soundtrack for the best time of the year. “Get it on now feat. MC Fava” comes with the voice of Germanys most wanted DnB MC alongside a big bassline and straight punching drums. Feel the mixture of house and breaks! And last but not least, “Is it true feat. Richard Kim” showcases the legendary voice that some will remember from Malente’s track “Funk the Rich.” A big funky stomper with superb vocals. Call it Dubstep, call it DnB, or whatever, this is the new Feature Breaks! Take your time to have a listen!