There’s no two ways about it — Brackles is one of the deadliest club DJs on the planet. After the damage he caused in the Crazylegs room at Swingstan NYE, it’s an honour to be able to bring you a brand new studio mix from the man.
His 2009 FACT mix was a genuine game changer, effortlessly melding styles in a way that helped pave the way for the breakdown of genre boundaries that came to characterise the UK club scene. And that’s not even touching on his impressive production CV, featuring killer singles on Applepips, Planet Mu and a brilliant album on Rinse.
You can catch Brackles every Saturday on Rinse FM, but it’s rare to be able to download a genuine dancefloor session from him — and that’s exactly what this is — high impact, quick mixing, pure energy. Expect garage, grime and bassline scattered around a slew of dubs from the nascent jackin’ bass scene.
Listen and download:
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Funkystepz — Vice Versa
Naughty — Perfect Love
El-B — El-Brand
Sly Paul — Stay
Naughty — Don Dadda
Shay & Sinista — Back and Forth
Paranoid Resistance — Erotic Prince
Donkie Punch & Lorenzo — Snapbacks and Tattoos
Screwface vs Handi — Little Bird
Ill Phil & Lorenzo — Away We Go
Fat As Your Ego — Shake It
Dexplicit — Wifey
Preditah — Skank
Bloom — Temple Maze
Doctor & Davinche — Gotta Man
Terror Danjah — Breakdance