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1998: Jedi Breaks

1998: Jedi Breaks

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...