Mmmm. That’s the sound that should accompany you when the listening of this dope breaks release by Mr DJ MK (no he doesn’t have ‘Mr’ at the start of his name, I just thought it was nice). This is the record I wish they would play when I go out to 85% of the cluuuubs. Whilst it is a fantastic record for top-rocking, and breaking it also suits the less nimble footed amongst us. So much variation, good vibes, lovely scratches and well timed samples.
Side note: the next future Mrs Aimee that wishes to win my affections should take me to a place that plays DJ MK jams if she wants my full-time love. Safe.
Here’s a little more about the release from the man himself to give you a better idea of the samples used.
“Bastard Breaks is a series of Breaks Mixtapes i started doing in 1999. Chapter 4 of this mix tape has everything from the obscure to the slept on, from Soul to Library records, Jazz, Reggae, Disco, Latin, Electronic, World Music, 80’s Pop and much more! Some you will know, some you will not.
Showing you that Dope music comes from every different musical background you can think of. This mix was recorded all off vinyl, then imported into serato, and cut up by me in the mix! The only non record i used on this mix was a Edit of David Bowies “Lets Dance” which was taken from the original stems which I…. acquired somehow lol. Big up Big Al, Tom and Mr Thing!”