Premiere: Samurai Breaks – Listen Up

Halogen Music x Samurai Breaks…can’t argue when one of our favourite artists releases on one of our favourite labels can you? Breakbeat jungle badness is the order of the day here, keeping it crispy with some tasty vocal chops and infectious siren hooks maintaining the temperature. Yes yes! This one drops May 27th at all the usual stores.

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Premiere: Samurai Breaks – Retroflex

UK producer Samurai Breaks crosses the water to land on US imprint Samsara Beats for a top new EP this month, and we’re hyped to bring you the exclusive on chaotic jungle cut Retroflex. Chopped breaks, bouncey bass and a little hoover for flavour…the sounds might be retro but the flex is plenty fresh. Check it out below and watch out for the release dropping Mar 21st.

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Premiere: Samurai Breaks – De Clangers

We’ve got more raved up halftime business from the mighty Samurai Breaks as he lands on Forest Biz with a big new EP of eclectic material appropriately titled Pick & Mix. Bringing the bassweight and a seriously infectious riddim, De Clangers blends halftime backbeats and throbbing low end with more rapid rave and jungle influences for a cracking take on the 170 sound. Look for this dropping May 18th!

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Premiere: Samurai Breaks – Fuschiaga Ridge

Samurai Breaks brings his raved up sound to The Dreamers on today’s exclusive premiere! Fuschiaga Ridge harnesses a seriously catchy melody and choppy drum riddims to get your head nodding before switching things up into a full on second half taking influence from 4×4 bassline. Maximum energy! Look for this on the Sweet Tooth EP coming April 16th.

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Samurai Breaks – Boss Battle [Tsunami Bass Weight]

Samurai Breaks has been a busy man this year; between building up the Tsunami Bass Weight imprint alongside label partner VYKing and dropping releases for Plush, Halogen Music, Electrikal, Fragmented and more, 2017 has given us lots of output from the English-born, Prague-based producer. Between all of that he’s also found time to write his debut album, the Boss Battle LP, which dropped on Tsunami Bass Weight last month.

The album sees Sam honing in on the heavyweight halftime sound he’s explored on some of his other recent releases, taking cues from the likes of Ivy Lab and Signs with sparse beats, hints of trap and monsterous neuro-influenced basslines the order of the day. The album is at it’s best when it combines the head-nodding quality of a punchy halftime drum rhythm and a simple but weighty bassline with playful glitchiness, as on LP hightlight Special Delivery.

It’s not all sluggers though; rapid-fire breaks come into play on the chaotic Devil’s Lettuce and the antagonistically named Swivel, switching things up from the slower and more hip-hop influenced mainstays elsewhere on the record. Overall this is an impressive body of work – while perhaps not as varied as it could be it is still well worth a listen. Halftime bassheads, this one’s for you. Check out the clips below and hit up Bandcamp to grab a copy now.

Premiere: Samurai Breaks – Star Dog

Tsunami Bass Weight boss and all around badman Samurai Breaks steps up on our latest premiere as he drops a hefty two-tracker for Fragmented Recordings. Punchy halftime riddims and some serious low end on this one; not hard to see why Sam has been getting support on the mighty Noisia Radio! Check it out and watch for the release dropping September 7th via all good digital stores.

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Premiere: Samurai Breaks – Malicious Intent

We’re proud to present another exclusive premiere from our pals at Ground Mass and man of the moment Samurai Breaks! Taken from his forthcoming Silverback EP, Malicious Intent mixes up deep sub and halftime riddims with junglist break chopping and an inspired metallic snare melody. Experimental, but with an eye on the dancefloor! Look for this at all good digital stores from Dec 20th.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 43: Samurai Breaks


Our latest exclusive mix comes from an artist we’ve been keeping an eye on for a while, so we’re hyped to welcome Samurai Breaks to the Dojo Mix Series! Hailing from Leeds but now based in Prague, the last month has seen Sam launch his Tsunami Bass Weight imprint with a big VA compilation and release a sick new single via Halogen Music. With releases coming soon on Ground Mass and support on Noisia Radio, we’re tipping Samurai Breaks for a big 2017.

Sam’s mix for DNB Dojo takes in the full range of 170BPM music with deep, halftime head nodders sitting alongside techstep rollers from the likes of Icicle and Mikal. There’s plenty of space in the bumper 106 minute selection for music from Terabyte, Subtitles Music, Critical, Free Love Digi and plenty more alongside a host of tasty dubs from the man himself and his cohorts at Tsunami Bass Weight. Sick selections; get to know!

As usual you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to YoutubeMixcloud, or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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