Released 17th February 2017
With eight EP releases spanning almost two years to date, our Project Mohawk concept finally reaches its conclusion with Part 9, and as with the music that has gone before, we look to push the boundaries beyond those looking for something to pigeon hole.
Owneath is a rare talent, plain and simple. In a scene that is famous for unearthing some of the best producers that can cut across definitions and genres, we have no doubt that he’ll go on to make a significant impact. Drawing on clear influences from the likes of Sunchase and Martyn to name but two, expect the unexpected is our main piece of advice as he twists the sonic landscape to and fro with a collection of tracks par excellence.
With extensive support from the likes of Noisia, Om Unit, Mikal, John Rolodex and many more, this truly is a fitting end to the Project Mohawk journey.
Dismiss any preconceptions and enjoy.
a. Owneath - Strange Bars
b. Owneath Cross State
Release Date: 13th October 2017
Having recently completed our nine part Project Mohawk series, Broken Audio return with a new release concept that once again raises the bar; both in terms of quality beats and the physical format they arrive on.
John Rolodex is not a new name to drum & bass headz. A time served pioneer of the Canadian D&B scene, his music has already featured on a slew of quality labels, such as Metalheadz, Hospital, V Recordings, Dread, Tech Itch and his own excellent Machinist imprint to name but a few. A producer that’s not afraid to cut his own path rather than following the conventions of others, he steps up for his debut release on Broken Audio with two tracks aimed squarely at the dance floor.
Leading off we have ‘Oil Drum’. Like an 808 driven monster rising from the depths, Rolodex serves up one of those left of centre tunes you’ll often hear around 3am in a club that leaves you thinking ‘what the f*ck’..!? Honed with a background of near techno militancy and industrialism, it’s a stand out track for those seeking a fresh angle to move a crowd.
Hot on the flip is ‘Pixel Demon’. Almost a tribute to a bygone skill, Rolodex serves up his take on the classic bassline roller; sub laden, crisp breaks, full of energy, but all delivered with that trademark grit that marks it out as a track by an innovator rather than an imitator.
This is the first release in our new Illuminati series. Each comes with a limited edition & stickered 12" pale glow fluorescent vinyl, translucent by day, an eerie glowing white by night. A download card is also included with each EP purchase, providing free access to the full digital release once it goes live two weeks later.
With extensive and diverse support from across the scene, including the likes of DJ Krust and Sinistarr hailing this as one of Rolodex’s finest EP’s to date; it’s more than a fitting start to our latest musical journey.
a1. Oil Drum
b1. Pixel Demon
Released 9th December 2016
Highly limited 10" Dubplate with custom sleeve.
"With a raft of excellent music already accumulated, we move on to the penultimate release in our Project Mohawk series, with our 8th instalment only adding to the quality that has gone before. Odd Harmonics may be a new name to some, but being one quarter of the highly regarded G.H.O.S.T outfit should set the scene on what sort of EP you can expect. With the full crew on board for the retro Virus-Esque roller that is Orbiter, and our own label boss Tony Consort on collab duties for edgy & minimalistic Middle Ground, this release retains the funk and old skool production values that so many still crave in the drum & bass scene today. With a selection of tracks that fully hit the mark, yet each offering something a little different, Odd Harmonics lays down a marker as solo producer of note in his own right"
a1. Odd Harmonics - The X Reference
b1. G.H.O.S.T - Orbiter
Here at Broken Audio we always strive to find innovative ways of offering quality music. Our recent Musical Currency USB Credit Card albums were received with widespread acclaim, flying off the shelves and setting the tone for us offering some substance to what can often seem a faceless digital music world.
But we now look to raise the bar even higher with our latest concept...
‘Project Mohawk’ started out as a codename for a collection of tracks we’d signed from a select group of talented emerging artists, each with their own distinct sound and style of production. As the idea took shape, so the quantity and quality of the music grew, culminating in a commitment to nine separate EP releases. From that point forth our aim was to come up with a twist whereby each release could stand out in its own right, but also form a part of something bigger...
So along with the usual digital download components, each release will have its own limited edition lathe cut 10” vinyl dubplate featuring our two favourite tracks, lovingly presented in a hand made and numbered ‘jigsaw of art’ card sleeve. Collect all 9 dubplates and arrange the sleeves in a certain order to solve the puzzle and reveal a single larger image.
But it doesn’t stop there...
Those purchasing the vinyl will also get a selection of exclusive bonuses, such as a free WAV download of all tracks on the same release, plus bonus tracks that will not be made available on the digital release, and the odd Project Mohawk sticker thrown in for good measure. Without doubt, this is a unique musical compilation to be collected, enjoyed and treasured for many years to come.
And if all that wasn’t enough...?
Everyone that buys a copy of any release in the Project Mohawk series (vinyl or digital) will be given the chance to enter our competition to win assorted label goodies and the star prize of an all expenses paid trip for 2 to one of our label events in Amsterdam NL. Simply email a copy of your purchase receipts to email@example.com and we’ll pick the winners at random shortly after the release of the last EP in the series.
Full details, including terms & conditions can be found on the Broken Audio Facebook page or downloaded as a .pdf zip file from our website simply by clicking the following link: http://www.brokenaudiorecordings.com/PROJECT- MOHAWK-COMPETITION.zip
a. Soularize - Skin Deep
b. Soularize - Who Am I
Released 29th July 2016
After a short break from a busy 2015 schedule, we shatter the silence with our first release of 2016 and the next instalment in our Project Mohawk series.
Part 6 sees the return of Medium. Having already announced himself on Broken with a monster of a debut EP back in 2014, Ben goes through the creative gears yet again with his latest offering, and sets down another benchmark collection of tracks with freshness at their core.
Featuring collaborative work with Outland, MC Rolex and Anita J, Medium once again shows why he is one of our most favourite talents, be dance floor neurofunk, cone crushing head shakers or tongue in cheek comedy skit parodies, you’ll find it all right here!
a. Medium & Outland - Terra Nova
b. Medium Feat. MC Rolex - Too Late