While Breakage had built up a solid reputation as a top class drum n bass producer – the second disc of his debut album “These Things Shall Pass” showed another side to his talent, dropping the bpms, adding even more bass and depth and showing that he could work at various tempos with ease. In the past couple of years he’s been forging a name for himself in the dubstep scene with huge success and the 15th of March sees his second album “Foundation” released on Digital Soundboy.
From the opening pads of “Open Up” to the squealing guitar on the closing “Breathless”, it’s an absolutely jaw droppingly good album. With guests including David Rodigan, Burial and Roots Manuva, this is an album for thorough start to finish listening. While there are several stand out moments such as the aforementioned Burial collab, the whole package works so well that you’ll want an uninterrupted listen. My personal favourites are “Old Skool Ting” (a brilliant jungle number) and “Temper” (featuring Kemo – an eerie dubsteppy number with haunting vocals from the New York MC).
The label want to keep the album fairly underwraps and requested we didn’t stream any of the new tracks – but to give you a taster – here’s audio of previous single “Higher”.
Breakage – Higher
And the video for “Hard (featuring David Rodigan and Newham Generals)”.