Hey, we understand. With so much tantalizing new music coming out, your intake of oldschool breaks has been kept to a minimum this summer. No worries — French DJ Prosper is here to fix that with a downloadable mix on behalf of the Break Beat Paradise Rampshow. Prosper packs in over 45 tracks’ worth of breaks new and old into a solid hour-and-ten-minute set that successfully keeps your ear guessing and head bobbing the entire time. The mix opens with classic breaks and graduates to more contemporary offerings later; squelching horn sections, jazzy guitar leads and expressive vocals make way for glitchy synths and fidgety vocal stabs. The strongest moments, though, are when those worlds of funk and its nu-er prefixed variations cross paths. Daft Punk’s “Phoenix,” for example, adds an extra kick to 1987 one-hit wonder “Pump Up the Volume” by MARRS. From James Brown to Fatboy Slim, rediscover the fine art of the break and give this mix a spin.
Stream DJ Prosper’s Breakbeat Paradise mix below and download it here.