Many have complained breaks still sound too similar to the breaks of ’90s, but I think the new age has dawned. Perhaps it took a living legend like Paul Oakenfold, who’s rocked trance and breaks for over a decade with famous hits like Ready Steady Go, to bring light to an invigorating new wave in the genre. Easily one of the most recognizable names in EDM history, Oakenfold slammed the Netherlands when he introduced the devilish 138bpm original of Tokyo for his epic A State Of Trance 500 Den Bosch set.
Since then, the master gave Hungary’s guy/girl duo Beatman & Ludmilla a stab at the tune and they transformed it into an jaw-dropping fist of fury that ended up on the #1 spot on Beatport’s top breaks tracks. Dark and bassy (just how I love it), the remix reflects the massive newly found potential for breakbeat in this new age of EDM. The remix even won the favor of Armin van Buuren on his A State of Trance radio show.