August 30, 2012
I’M BACK FROM VACATION, BITCHES! My apologies go out to those of you who were expecting The Breakdown to keep up during my absence, I thought it would be, too. Now I’ve got an inbox chocked full of promo to share with you guys, so it may take me a couple weeks to fully catch up! If you’ve sent me some promo and we’ve talked about it, please be patient – I will get to you! With that being said, let’s dive right into the music and shake these withdrawal symptoms.
For starters, we’ve got a red-hot free download from one of my favorite producers at the moment, ImanoS. This Vancouver-born boy is making big waves in the EDM pool lately, with support from some massive names in the industry; Tiësto, Thomas Gold, Avicii, Pete Tong, Laidback Luke, Chuckie, Hardwell and many others.
If you’re still unsure of who ImanoS is, I’d recommend you come out from under your rock and get yourself acquainted… NOW! Following recent remix duties for the likes of Dragonette, Adrian Lux, Niki & The Dove and Rebecca & Fiona among others, ImanoS is back, and with his frequent production partner Faustix, to treat our eager ears to a delicious acid-influenced freebie.
Ambulance opens with an energetic bell melody and a touch of reverse grain to help get your blood pumping. Characterized by long breaks full of big-room styled synths, Ambulance, takes a quick turn just before the drop – with a quick lead into our growling, acid-influenced synths. Having already received support from Diplo and Laidback Luke, Ambulance, is sure to please any crowd.
Be sure to grab this free download via Strictly Rhythm and look out for the Tommie Sunshine remix, coming soon!
It’s been a minute since we’ve had an original production from The Breakdown regular, Markus Cole, and it’s definitely been worth the wait. From the beautifully crafted synth melodies to the enticing vocals courtesy of Jason Itam, this track is truly a sensation. Armed with a drop that is sure to have listeners squirming instantly, Markus Cole continues to show that his signature style of progressive electro deserves a spot at the table. Supremacy will leave a lasting impression on, knowing it was produced by a 17-year-old.
This Toronto-native is quite generous when it comes to his work, giving out nearly all of his productions for free. Supremacy is no exception. Be sure to grab this free download and shake your house!
Continuing with the theme of freebies, I’ve got one more for you today. Apashe, of Kannibalen Records, has thrown his spin on Funk Blaster from KOAN Sound, transforming the glitch-hop banger into an absolute bass-heavy dubstep gem.
Opening with infectious guitar chords, an upbeat drum pattern and an array of bassy sounds, this remix is fan-fucking-tastic. I’m a massive fan of the drum sounds in this track; hollow and hard as fuck.
Having been downloaded over 2600 times in it’s first 11 days on the internet as a freebie, Apashe did wonders with this remix. Check out the funky remix below and be sure to grab the free download!
I’ve got a ton of Kannibalen Records promo coming at you guys in the next month, including more free stuff and a bunch of new EPs, so keep it locked on The Breakdown for all your Canadian EDM needs! This is some stuff you won’t want to miss.
HAVE FUN THIS WEEKEND AND STAY SAFE!
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