Manchester based, breakbeat legends Backdraft (Paul & Karrie) have been an integral part of the breakbeat scene for the past 10 years. For just over a decade they have been tearing up the scene with some of the biggest and baddest, bass laden bombs and have released on some of the best labels like Botchit Breaks, Downbeat, Warehouse Wax, Combat Wax, Passenger and Bassrock. Their tracks have gathered support from all corners from heavyweights such as Plump DJs, Krafty Kuts, Aquasky, Freq Nasty and so many more.
After a few years in the making, their new LP is finally ready to release and the first EP from it is out now. “Screamin Out Loud” is the lead track and you can clearly see why. The tough, bass driven breaks that Backdraft are so well known for are prominent with tension building stabs taking the track higher and higher. The vocals come from Ebere whose voice quells some of the bassline nastiness but still portrays the strong message of the track. “Pon A Knife Edge” see’s the pair in full on future jungle mode with firing amens, ragga vocals and dark, jungle inspired basslines. Add in two heavy remixes from D-Region & Code who take “Screamin Out Loud” on a head down, drum and bass workout and Warrior One who flips “Pon A Kinfe Edge” into a tribal infused, 140 jungle slammer and you have an essential release you cannot afford to miss.