There was a time in electronic music history when the underground sound of the United States flew overseas. The fresh sounds from the states were a huge success in Great Britain and a new style was born instantly. It wasn't just a style of music, it was a way of life and partying. That was breakbeat hardcore.
House, acid house and breakbeat was melted into one giving a unique sound that defined the electronic scene till the mid 90's. For those who considered 4/4 too organized and saw hip hop as something too loose breakbeat hardcore was the real thing. The pumping basslines, the uplifting vocals and the energizing vibes made the illegal rave scene such a phenomenon in England that police had to intervene on a high profile. It is mad and it just gives anything that one needs to dance like hell and forget about anything.
It is mad and it just gives anything that one needs to dance like hell and forget about anything Than evolution came along and breakbeat hardcore became the feeding ground for new styles like oldschool jungle, bigbeat, Uk garage and Drum and Bass. Breakbeat hardcore became a part of the past and by today is only knew by the people who were living it or those who get stuck in the world of the music like me and many others. The fact is that mainstream music consumers and those who are in the upper layers of the ocean of underground music know very little or nothing about it. But before anyone would cry that the breakbeat hardcore sound becomes a piece of history I'd like to tell that a robot is working hard and by heart to bring rave back.
The robot is called Collecto. He'd begun operating as Collecto in 2013. His style includes breakbeat hardcore, big beat and a bit of funky breaks spiced whit a whole lot of acid sounds. The effects of hip hop are also present in his works melting highly distorted vocals with a style used by MC's.
Its most definitely not soft music, it makes you rave for sure, but it not that type of music that slaps you in the face His music follows the ways of breakbeat hardcore or rave music and other subgenres of breakbeats. It has the acid line which makes the whole thing mean, overly manly and stuff but in the same time it is also funky. Its most definitely not soft music, it makes you rave for sure, but it not that type of music that slaps you in the face. It is just there to make you rock your ass off on the dance floor or to turn into a free-runner freak while just jogging. It is the kind of music that comes from the inside without being influenced by record labels or managers. Collecto had already turned down record labels to keep his craft on the ways where he wants to see it.
Right now he's working with an album called "Invasion" which will be released on 10/18/14 to smash the dance floors on the international scale. Collecto is already making moves towards ever growing dance junkie population around the world. He's going to perform on SXSW in 2015 and he's booked to play at Burning Man as well. So if anyone of you wants to get a bit of what I call newskool breakbeat hardcore just attend his gigs on one of these festivals, or follow him on twitter @CptCollecto for his upcoming events.
Don't forget to go mad on the dance floor when Collecto is behind the decks, but you will, that's for sure.