After the huge success of the first Circuit Breaker 001 in 2006 and the overwhelming number of entries received for Circuit Breaker 002, we have just closed the entries for Circuit Breaker 002 and are now working on sorting through and compiling Circuit Breaker 002 to be released very shortly. But do not despair, keep sending your tracks in for a chance at getting into Circuit Breaker 003!!
Prepare yourself for an invasion of your circuits. Australia’s freshest breaks, hiphop and electronic sounds compiled on one CD. Circuit Breaker is a rock steady compilation of original electro, hiphop and breakbeat tunes that have been submitted from all over Australia.
Bands, DJs and producers were asked to send in tracks for what has turned out to be a world-class collection of exciting, locally produced electronic music. The project was undertaken by Lightsounds to identify and expose new music and give the artists some well-deserved exposure and recognition. Getting the music out of the bedroom and into the clubs and venues of the nation. The response to the open call was overwhelming. A flood of outstanding entries was received for the second time over, culminating in many late nights sifting through the submissions. Two things became apparent. There was depth AND quality. Electronica from Mullumbimby, hiphop from Adelaide, breaks from Queensland, the entries kept on coming. A veritable melting pot of intriguing tunes from home studios and laptops all over the country.
Circuit Breaker is a FREE service the Lightsounds offers to allow unsigned artists, DJ’s and Bands to get their Music out to the market at no cost to themselves.
Here’s the Track Listing from Circuit Breaker 001:-
1. Adroit Effusive: Moeshzilla & King Kongseps Rocking' the house and spitting out fire, Adroit Effusive are a S.A. crew who deliver on all levels. Funky fresh rhymes and old-school hiphop production.
2. Bitrok (feat. Rootwords): Groovin Bitrok have just licensed this track to Danny McMillans new UK label. AND received rave reviews in IDJ mag for their wicked underground remixes of Gorillaz and Underworld.
3. Antimatter Men: Hotgerl Hailing from Subiaco W.A. Antimatter Men is a family affair that love analogue keyboards and 808s synths. Recalling such icons as Kraftwerk and Human League.
4. Marcelles: I Like You Marcel Stevens fell in love with electronic music while running Perths electro night - Signal To Noise; Featuring squelchy keys, broken beats and hints of vocoder.
5. Gabe Veit: Decroded Gabe is a self-confessed breakbeat addict. His DJ sets are a mixture of breaks and electro mash-ups while as a producer he is a sucker for crunchy broken beats and fat bass lines.
6. Dabbler: Machine Mentality Clean metallic beats, wobbly keyboards and catchy electro stylings from this Melbourne producer. Influences include Kraftwerk, Orbital and Underworld.
7. Bad Machines: South Coast Bad Machines are a girl/guy duo based in Sydney and London. Translating catchy pop melodies and car crash lyrics into an album of delightfully kitsch electronica.
8. Underground Kabbalah Project: Push it Forward A musical collective celebrating the simple pleasures of orthodox Judaica and bangin' hiphop. Students of Kabbalah by day but by night bringing you their compelling blend of big beats, crowd-hyping MCs and cantors.
9. The Greenmatics: Wait No More Melanie Smith relocated to Melbourne armed with a laptop full of demos. Producing engaging lo-fi electronica that sounds like a cross between Tom Tom Club and Stereolab.
10. 60 Inch Mirrorball: Hey Hey Hey Broken beats, heavy ragga-bass lines and tripped out wiggy keyboards. Drawing influences from early electronic pioneers like 808 State and the Future Sound of London
11. Stewart and Melville: Elizas Dream Their debut album 'You Are Real', received rave reviews, several 'album of the year' tags and was amongst the final 20 nominated for the Australian Music Prize. Feelgood tunes for the comedown generation.
12. Masterchefs: Mixing, Dicing, Chopping, Slicing Masterchefs are two Australian MCs now based in Tokyo. MCs Kolokwi and Katsura incorporate Japanese influences to create a tasty dish of Iron Chef meets Ninja Tunes.
13. Bluejuice: Bounce Back Bluejuice is a musical collective for anyone who finds it fun to get smashed on tequila and pretend to be James Brown. A propulsive fusion of live hiphop, fractured breaks and raucous soul music.
14. Skooler: Auralius Nokia 'Connecting Beats' finalist Skooler aka Marc Altshuler is a music obsessive. Pushing the boundaries of creativity and his love of breaks into producing compelling, electro club rockers.
15. River of Bass: Greatest Hits Named after an Underworld track, their progressive, ambient club tunes provide an ideal soundtrack for the closing credits and the perfect end to the Circuit Breaker adventure.
To purchase Circuit Breaker 001, click here.
To submit your entry for Circuit Breaker 003, send your recording along with Name, Address and contact details to:-
Circuit Breaker 003
P.O. Box 19
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