If you’re into dubstep but are getting tired of the same rolling bass lines, rhythms and synths, you need to check out Broken Note. Actually, anyone looking to hear something new and heavy needs to check out this young, fresh duo from London. Loosely categorized as dubstep artists, their tunes feature elements from jungle, breaks, hardcore, drum and bass and industrial. They’ve brought their own unique style to the underground electronic music scene. It’s heavy, dark and absolutely sick!
As headliners to shows titled “Helloween,” “Brutal Bastard Core Breakdown,” “Tinnitus,” “Rebeltronics,” “Frequency Abuse” and “F@ck You I’m Furious!,” you can get an idea of what they sound like. It’s dark, edgy, relentless, philthy and slick. Toss in some warm pads, hellish samples, constantly evolving aggressive breaks and you’ve got Broken Note. Don’t be fooled by the posted track, “Dubversion.” It isn’t as harsh as more recent releases. For young 20-somethings, the production is surprisingly top notch, especially from their later 2008 releases. Similar artists include Vex’d, King Cannibal, iTAL tEK, Tech Itch, Architect and Raiden.
For over a year now, Broken Note have been packing dance floors throughout the UK and surrounding areas. Their sets consist of laptops running Ableton Live, turntables and a host of MIDI controllers to warp the sounds. You should be able to find some live clips on YouTube. They’ve been played live or featured on the air by DJs including Amon Tobin, Mary-Anne Hobbes and Juno Reactor.
An upcoming Breakbeat/Dubstep compilation, Frequencies of the Mind, will feature “Sullen,” by Broken Note. To get updated news and live show dates, check out Broken Note on MySpace. Releases can be ordered from Ad Noiseam.
MP3: Broken Note – Dubversion
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