Friday, 23 January 2015

Shindig Weekender 2015 - Let's Get Funky!

What do you get if you gather together the awesomest people on the planet, some of the biggest beats and funkiest basslines known to man, bundle them into the countryside near Bath, douse in cocktails, beer, rum and magic and leave the real world several hundred miles away? You get the Shindig Weekender, that's what you fucking get!!


More of a party for friends (and friends of friends) than a full scale festival. Bring your tent or book our Boutique Camping.

Hang out in the all day Cocktail Bar or in the new dedicated 'Circus & Cabaret' venue with performances in the day and live music at night. Visit The Pub for drinks and music till late. Party till dawn at The Nightclub - home of Ghetto Funk.

New areas for 2015 Kids Kingdom' a fortress of fun devoted to the younger folk with workshops, climbing nets, storytelling, singing, dancing plus an indoor cinema and an end of the day Circus Show.

They are also opening the doors to the new 'Rum Den' cocktail bar for those of you who want to do it in style! BAM! SIGN ME UP!!

And what a line-up!! Including Funk and Filth favourites A.Skillz, Doctor Hooka, Dub Pistols, Slamboree, Featurecast, Tigerlight, Streetwise, JFB and loads more, it is going to be special! Check the flyer for the full line-up, and enjoy some of their free music right here . .

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Breakspoll 2015 Voting Open - Who will you vote for?

Voting is now open for this year's awards! We've made a few of the categories a little bit easier for you by narrowing it down and making our recommendations! Check out some of the awesome breaks tracks and mixes below!
More Breakspoll details here.



We unleashed 2 exclusive free Funk and Filth breaks tracks this year, with help from hot property Kwerk back in January 2014 and more recently teaming up with breakbeat powerhouse Sketi! Both these awesome tracks deserve to win the best free track award!

So many awesome tracks to choose from! Here's our top 10, but there are loads more beautiful breaks tracks in the running too!

So many awesome mixes this year! Could our Mix Of The Year award winner Jimi Needles take the new Breakspoll award? Or perhaps Doctor Hooka for one of his monthly Funk and Filth mixtapes! Leygo for his monumental Boat Party Mix?! Or the mighty breaks talents of Mafia Kiss, Wuki or Retropolis! Check out our full shortlist below . . .

Breakspoll 2015 Voting Opens and First DJs Announced!

Our favourite night of the year returns with new award categories (including best DJ Mix - awesome! Maybe one of our Funk and Filth Mix Of The Year nominees will be in the running!), a chance to win over 800 quid worth of DJ/Production kit and a line-up of epic proportions! Voting for the awards opens today too! Read on for details on how to vote and the full story . . .

The best party of the year - The International Breakbeat Awards - returns for 2015 to celebrate the best of beats and breaks in 2014, moving the awards show out of London for the first time to Manchester

MANCHESTER, UK – Thursday 15th January - With the London club scene in crisis, Breakspoll are excited to be taking the International Breakbeat Awards out of London for the first time, and on the road to Manchester, bringing the biggest breakbeat party of the year to the North.

Started in 2001, Breakspoll is the annual public vote to decide the best tracks, DJs, producers and events of 2014 from the breakbeat scene. Receiving millions of votes, over multiple categories, from music fans around the world, Breakspoll votes are open for submission from midday today at Voting is open for three weeks, closing on Friday 6th February.

For Breakspoll 2015, every confirmed vote will also be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win the ultimate personal production and listening package provided by Scan Pro Audio, including a pair of Audeze EL-8 headphones plus a Subpac S2 Tactile Bass Device, with a total value of over £800/$1000.

This years award categories have also been updated to reflect the evolving breaks scene, putting a larger emphasis on the music being created, with new categories including Best Recorded DJ Mix, focusing on mix sets given away for free on platforms like SoundCloud and MixCloud, as well as Best Free Track, highlighting tracks which may not be in sales charts due to be distributed free of charge.

After votes have been counted, category winners will be announced at the Awards party, which this year will be taking over the full three rooms of Sound Control, right in the heart of Manchester, where Breakspoll will be showcasing the best of breaks to a capacity crowd. Taking place on Saturday 7th March, the awards will be presented live on stage, hosted by High Rankin, at 11pm, surrounded by a full night of music.

Last years Breakspoll award winners included Stanton Warriors, Marten Hørger, Lady Waks, Deekline, Evan Gamble Lewis, and Slamboree.

Event organiser, Jimmy Brayks, commented: “After the closures of multiple London clubs, and with increasing pressure from councils and licensing committees to rid prime London areas of late night venues, we felt it was in the best interests of the party and breakbeat scene to move the party North, where the movement can find a new home in central Manchester. We’ve already had a great response from the decision, and we are really looking forward to bringing the biggest breaks party of the year to Sound Control.”

The voting and awards show could not happen without support from the fantastic companies who sponsor Breakspoll. Breakspoll 2015 is sponsored by Symphonic Distribution, Scan Pro Audio, Audeze, Subpac, Beatport and JunoDownload.

Tickets to see the awards being presented live complete with an all-star cast of superstar DJs and live acts are on sale now, at £15 advance.

Breakspoll 2015
The 14th International Breakbeat Awards
Saturday 7th March 2015
Sound Control, Manchester
1 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP

Tickets: £15 advance & NUS / £20
Available from: TicketWeb
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Will one of our Mix Of The year finalists win the new Breakspoll Award category???

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