Various - Y4K
Album Review

Various – Y4K, the 20th

Distinctive’s widely recognised breaks series celebrates its long run by making its 20th release a retrospective of the artists and tunes that represent the label.

New and old sit alongside each other on this latest breakbeat collection, featuring a fair smattering of artists that are recognised and well respected by the most casual observer of the scene, such as Way Out West, Hybrid, ILS and Adam Freeland. The compilation is near faultless, a solid almost seventy minutes of beats and breaks, a mainly mid-tempo set accessible to those that merely wish to nod their head and also to those just getting warmed up for a night out. While other dance genres like drum and bass are often over-bearing and unrelenting, these breaks stand solid and consistent.

The format of the compilation is one that has grown in popularity over recent years, the 2 disc set comprises of one disc presenting a non stop breaks mix, 12 tracks long while second contains nine tracks taken from the first disc and features the full length versions un-mixed: perfect for DJs that want to have a go at emulating what they have already heard, or for those wishing to take theses tracks out and about, dropping them into their own sets.

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