Breakage – Ric Flair Strut / Sanctuary (INDEX002)

Breakage provides us generously with the second release on his Index imprint. Following on from the unforgettable Elmhurst Dub, this single arguably does even more damage. His focus on simple yet strong sounds through rattling high hats whilst still maintaining space in the mix is evident again on both sides.

It starts off with ‘Ric Flair Strut’, a tune that is not as amusing as the name sounds. Nothing funny here. A steppy intro which throws you straight into the deep end, with a simple and progressive beat working with distorted bass and a sub heavy enough to open up stitches. I’m sure I’ve heard this out recently (before I could put an ID on the tune) and justice has been served on a club sound system, to say the least. The complimentary, spooky sounds, flawlessly arranged come together to make up a tune that is out just in time for Halloween this year.

Into the flip, ‘Sanctuary’, providing us with a more classic sounding Breakage tune. Mood lightening female vocal snippets contrasted against that signature dubby sub with the cleanest of breaks running throughout. This demonstrates his knowledge after nearly two decades in the game spanning all around the electronic music scene. Despite experimenting with other tempos and genres, this humble tune proves that this man still has the creativity and skills to crack out a tune with less than twenty sounds in total but can tear up any dancefloor, in any set, all over the world.

Pre-order:  (Released 27/10/17)