Playing tracks by
Omar Santana and Desert Trip.
So, Big Beat begat Nu Skool Breaks, which of course is now known simply as Breaks.. This was recorded around that time: the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Wall of Sound, Concrete Records, etc etc etc. There was a brilliant compilation album around that time called Brit Hop & Amyl House which pretty much nailed what this sound was – essentially it was the moment when Mo Wax & Ninjatune style trip hop beats shuffled over to the dancefloor, put on some shiny techno-trousers, picked up a 303 and started making acid breakbeat that you could frug your stuff to.
With regards to the Star Wars references – I can tell you in all honesty that i had my Stereo VCR (hi-tech!) plugged into my Ecler Mac 60 mixer back then, and was cueing the VHS tapes of Star Wars & Empire, ready to hit Play at the relevant times. God, that makes me feel like a real old fart when I remember stuff like that: nowadays kids probably just think of the clips they want to play and the bluetooth chip lodged in thei...