Today we're launching a new series of exclusive short mixes from UTR & Mashed Up resident DJs and up and coming producers from around the UK.
We'll be exploring the time honoured traditions of the past and more modern styles of dance music that have helped shape the musical landscape of British contemporary culture in London and throughout the UK.
Each mix will serve as a small glimpse at into where each DJ and/or artist sees their direction heading right now.
First up we have Vesper whose had a steady to prominence over the past 18 months, being deeply involved in UTR's evolution as an dance institution for the youth of today.
As well as helping to recommend the newest cutting edge artists for UTR, he's also helped to push current and forward thinking underground sounds in his DJ sets at UTR and Mashed Up nights.
Here he presents the first edition of our new series, a short 15 minute journey through a new (or rather older) sound sweeping through the UK underground right now. A sound that at the same time has already crossed over to the mainstream and entered the UK charts.
In the mid to late 1990s a new, hybrid sound was born out of the Acid-House and Techno scenes of the late 80s in the UK, comprising primarily of 4x4 rhythms, but layered with lairy and prominent breakbeats. This was at the time coined as Breakbeat Hardcore, a sound which eventually went on to spawn the sounds of UK Garage and ultimately the modern Grime and Dubstep scenes we know of today.
This mix showcases a modern twist on the sound, a more bassline driven take on the typically breakbeat rhythm, featuring some of the most forward thinking producers of the past few years.
What is surprising about the resurgence in this sound is the how producers from a variety of scenes have looked to put their own twist on the sound. Artists from the Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Breakbeat, UK Funky, House and Techno scenes are all going a little bit old skool on us.
A refreshing take on a classic British sound, with Vesper showcasing the best of the best. Enjoy and cherish this one, it's a corker!
High Rankin - Flowers On Your Rave
Pyramid - Gunman feat. Banton
RacknRuin - Soundclash feat. Jessie Ware
Shy FX - Raver (Breakage's Pattern Moshino Mix)
Rusko - Kumon Kumon
Redlight - Feel So Good feat. Dread, Zaniah & Redskin
Magnetic Man - Perfect Stranger feat. Katy B