Life Support Machine is proud to present to you the distinctive ‘urban electro’ sound of The Beat Assassins! In 2006 Jimmy Mofo & DJ Wooz met over a candle lit bass bin… one thing led to another and Mofo Recordings was born. With their new release about to drop, the guys have kindly shared with us an exclusive – InHale Exhale!
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Beat Assassins – InHale ExHale
If you like your breaks chunky with some added synth squelch, also up for grabs is thier new mashup, Beat Assassins Vs Busta Rhymes – Lite Ya Ass On Fire:
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Beat Assassins Vs Busta Rhymes – Lite Ya Ass On Fire
A perfect follow up from their last stomper – “Rip Up Da Riddim”, these tunes can’t be passed up. Hotter than hell’s kitchen, 2012 is off to a great start!
Team Life Support catch up with one half of the duo – Jimmy Mofo for shits and giggles:
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an Assassin. But then as I grew up I found out it was illegal, so I became a Beat Assassin.
What are you obsessed with right now?
Getting the artwork and promo ready for my next release; Beat Assassins Vowla forthcoming on my label Mofo Recordings. Its a sassy booty-breaks, electro-tinged burner that has smashed up every dancefloor I’ve played it on. Check it out on the Beat Assassins soundcloud player HERE. The flip is called Inhale Exhale, a slighty more experimental electro direction for Beat Assassins and the promo is exclusively free on Life Support Machine Blog before the release.
What’s the best record ever made?
There isn’t one, impossible to choose. I could try narrowing it down and say the best drum n bass record ever made is Pieces by Chase & Status. I was having a piss at Matter when The Scratch Perverts played it in the main room. When the bassline dropped the whole cubical I was in started to violently shake. Now that is what I call a bassline. The best remix is probably Pendulum’s remix of the Prodigy’s Voodoo People before Pendulum became a soft rock band.
With Dance Music becoming a world wide behemoth, where do you see things going in the next year?
I guess you could say that dance music is becoming blackened death metal, especially acts like Skillex, he looks death metal, then you got American rock-step dubstep crossover and screechy drumstep metal-step kiddie-step. With my shaved head, goatie beard and tattoos I’m gonna fit in great. Metal Dance here we come!!!
What’s your answer to everything?
A big phat Line!
Being a producer that has produced Breaks, what do you think of the current state of the genre?
I get asked this question a lot from blogs, radio stations, magazines etc and I know why because as we all know the breakbeat scene of old is dead! The hassion days of Fabric hosting 3 rooms of breakbeat, the days when large tents at festivals like The Glade blasted out breaks all weekend. Its gone! But the idea that dance music will now go 4 to the floor is ridiculous. There are breaks everywhere in music. I find breaks in future garage, UK bass music, dubstep, fidget house, electro, booty breaks. If anything with the coloapse of the old breakbeat scene it allows me as a DJ and producer who wants to play some breaks able to grab music from many genres and be more creative and unpigeonholed without just playing tracks from the predictable breaks charts on beatport / Juno etc.
So I think we need to move on from the “state of breaks” discussions and move forward with a positive outlook because I don’t see what has happened as a bad thing. Music moves on and it always will.
What advice would you give to young producers and DJs?
Don’t do it because I don’t want the competition. LOL. But if you must just make tunes you like and what comes naturally and stay away from groupies they give you nasty diseases.
Any last requests?
Yes yes – download The Beat Assassins latest mix here!
Awesome stuff! Thanks Jimmy you leg-end!