You’d expect nothing less than hefty breakbeat material from DiscObeta and they don’t disappoint on their new Down The Block EP. Said release features two such original cuts – the title track and Yoobie Doo – both of which max out the scales with a presence like reinforced concrete. Yoobie Doo employs several bars of Sean Price’s Sixty Bar Dash over a booming spacey rhythm and comes with a trio of remixes from Mined & Forrest (sci-fi-tinged), Badboe (glitchy and almost verging on Go-go in style) and Pecoe (uptempo with that late 70s/ early 80s pitch-bending funk feel). Meanwhile, the title track is a chugging bass monster that employs a variety of old school breakbeat motifs – pitch-bent synths, old school vocal phrases and cowbell percussion. There’s remixes for this too with Fort Knox Five heading in an uptempo nu-funky direction and Ross Go delivering a groove almost equally as old school as the original but arguably slightly less ominous sounding. Most definitely beats to bump in one’s jeep!
(Out 11 June on Breakbeat Paradise)