Apr 18, 2011
The Bass Capital
DC Breaks - Take That (Original Mix) [RAM]
Hold Tight - Lounge (DC Breaks Remix) [RAM]
DC Breaks - Halo (Original Mix) [Viper]

While their name may be a bit geographically confusing, DC Breaks won’t disappoint if you are on the lookout for thrashing, bass-fueled breakbeats. Comprised of London playmates Dan Havers and Chris Page, DC Breaks was signed to Andy C’s RAM Records just last year as well as scoring appearances on his two latest Nightlife compilations. Their latest release, Take That, has been sweeping the Beatport dnb charts all week long.

If you’re an avid RAMhead, the remix of Lounge will hit you as that song Andy C used to set up the drop of the massive Sub Focus bomb Triple-X in Nightlife 5. DC Breaks tends to takes a mellow, patient approach to the otherwise frantic genre of drum’n’bass. Snappy snares and floating vocals are key hallmarks of their sound, which is best described as “aerial.” Take a listen to Halo–their most famous song to date–to get my gist. You won’t be on earth for long.

Like so many other talented young upstarts signed to a reputable label, the DC duo have a debut album in the works. They’re making quick progress, having already released an EP on the other British powerhouse of bass, Viper Recordings. In the meantime, relax and enjoy the talent that crafts some of the smoothest drum’n’bass in the western hemisphere.

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