[THE 5 MINUTE BEAT CHALLENGE] Ep. 01 – 5ifty$ix K Makes a Footwork/Juke Beat
‘Nuff said, really. It’s a challenge for the ages! For centuries, man has tried to make a footwork beat in about five minutes, and science has finally made it possible.
Hardcore is Back Sequel Album by 5ifty$ix K Promises Breakcore Footwork on the Ruthless and Evil Tip of Electronic Music. Title’s a bit wordy.
So, you can go here to get a copy of this one. Or, listen to the trax below..
A 12-track EP with elements of footwork/juke, jungle/dnb, and it dips pretty heavily in the breakcore department. No, not that scatterfuck nonsense that breakcore unfortunately dove into for about 7 years, but the fun and weird and meticulous kind of breakcore – back when it was trying hard to actually be forward-thinking. The ‘golden era,’ that very few people know about. Doesn’t matter, really; the point is, this is a decent album, and you should definitely check it out. Unless you hate bass music. In which case, I’m curious as to why you’re clicking around on a site called ‘Bassadelic.’ That doesn’t really make a lot of sense, I reckon..
Here’s a write-up I did for the album on the label website, Dynasty Shit:
Well, the sequel is finally here. I’m really happy with how this one turned out. An unhealthy mixture of blood, sweat, and evil; all doused with meticulously chopped up beats and basslines. ‘Ruthless,’ is probably my favorite track on this one, so check that one out if you like.
I sincerely hope this one hurts everybody’s ears in the most pleasurable way imaginable. I feel like I’ve really figured out how to make some of the weird sounds that are floating around in my lunatic head. Though, naming tracks is still kind of a wonky procedure, to me. Ah well.
Hope everyone digs the music, and I hope it gets a few fine folks out there to say, “Huh, this toxic mixture of footwork and breakcore isn’t as bad as I thought…” Or, at very least, maybe the album will just make you feel sort of evil for about half an hour.
Planning to do a lot more in the ‘Hardcore is Back,’ series, unless all of music suddenly flips a switch and converts itself into breakcore footwork, in which case, I’ll have to start making country-trance out of sheer panic. I hope that doesn’t happen. Country-trance sounds really awful.
Chicago juke legend DJ Manny puts out ‘Stand That’ EP on Dynasty Shit, plus, there’s a dope jungle footwork remix on there by 5ifty$ix K !
About a month or so ago, Manny hit me up and had some tracks to show me. I liked them, and we agreed to put an EP out on Dynasty Shit. I especially really liked one of them, ‘Shake That,’ and decided I wanted to put a remix of it on the album. So, here is ‘Stand That,’ EP by DJ Manny, who has been a legend for years in the footwork and Chicago juke music world.
It’s pretty fucking exciting to me to have someone who has helped hold down the Teklife name for so long (and hold it down WELL) put something out on Dynasty Shit (the footwork / jungle record label ran by the same douche who runs this site….ME!)
This 5-track has some real gems on it, too. If you’re into the 160 (which I’m assuming you might be if you’re reading this post) you’re going to want to check out this new one.
Well, it’s here! For fans of Teklife, and fans of Venetian Snares; and everyone in between who wants to taste a new style of hardcore, it’s 5ifty$ix K’s new 12-track LP (available now)
When he’s not running his audio company (bassadelic.com) or running his label (dynastyshit.com) or maintaining jukemusicforum.com, 5ifty$ix K is busy killing subwoofers with his uniquely hardcore take on electronic music. This album sees 5ifty$ix k (aka StrangeFlow, aka William Dunn) taking the fresh hybrid sounds of footwork/jungle to a new and more abrasive level by adding a tripped-out and hardcore momentum that is completely unprecedented and 100% unparalleled in the world of electronic music releases. In fact, this is the FIRST ALBUM EVER to feature both footwork/juke AND breakcore in the same space and at the same time. Go ahead and google “breakcore footwork,” and see for yourself.
It’s a combination that works a lot more than originally anticipated, and it is certainly something to satisfy folks out there always on the lookout for trax on the hardcore side of rhythmic electronic music.
Anyway, enough of the descriptions, take a listen and decide for yourself. The album was mastered by the incredible Simteks, who cannot be recommend enough as a sound engineer. Top notch.
So, enjoy the album, ‘Hardcore is Back, Vol 1,’ and spread the tune around – let the insanity pass like a virus, causing floods and destroying bad bass trax everywhere. :)
1. Thought I Was a DJ — 02:20
2. 1996 Shit — 02:36
3. Turn it Up — 02:24
4. Nice Rhodes — 03:26
5. My Name, on Repeat (feat. a vocal sample by Keri Bellybelle) — 02:44
6. Built That Trap — 03:14
7. Got it — 02:37
8. Moon Shit — 01:58
9. Just Begun — 02:28
10. Raw Funk Shit — 02:04
11. Gruuvy — 02:14
12. My Thang — 02:31
My favorite is that first track. So go to dynastyshit.com and click on the new album, read all the unnecessary ranting that 5ifty did for each track (actually a fair bit of ranting when you click on a lot of the individual trax on that dynastyshit.com link, like on the track, ‘Raw Funk Shit’ where 5ifty$ix explains the musicality of the tune, rips apart pre-existing electronic music, asks for your opinion, assumes you had a good argument, and then voluntarily withdraws from the conversation, feeling intellectually destroyed by your cunning musical arguments and assuming that you have won the argument)… anyway, then after you read about all that (or don’t…) you can snag the whole thing for just six bucks, or 75 cents per track. Hope ya guys dig it.
Oh, shit, you want something for free though, right? Of course! I do! You do! We all do! Well, here::::::
It’s that first track, and its abso-fucking-lutely free! Why? Why not! Ahhh, what a life!
But, if you would be so kind, if you enjoy this album, please consider buying it (or a couple of trax) so that more albums like this one can be made in the future; hopefully Dynasty Shit can really become an empire for hardcore music, and lots of future releases will come out by 5ifty$ix and by other names in the game, and we can all happily pollute the world of EDM until the whole dancefloor is hardcore as funk.
Thanks for reading!
5ifty$ix K – Thought I was a DJ
Free Download of this one for the next day!
infoz:::: New hardcore footwork jungle tune to tease the world for the new album that’s coming out later on this week on DynastyShit.com
The album was mastered by the incredible Simteks, whom I can’t recommend enough. Though I hope he doesn’t get too many more clients, because I want to hog his insane mastering skills for all my future albums for years to come. The sped-up vocal sample in the beginning was Eric Schneebeli, who featured some music of mine on his show, ‘the Bass Test,’ (and what better way to thank someone than to sample the fuck outta them into one of your new songs? I see no better way..)
But anyway, enjoy the track, it’s one of a dozen on the new album, ‘Hardcore is Back, Vol 1,’ that I’m releasing very soon. Spread the tune around, let the insanity pass like a virus, destroying boring tunes everywhere.
Redditors rejoice! Fans of 160 rejoice! Jungle footwork music now has a home on the internet (outside of JukeMusicForum.com, that is) and it’s reddit.com/r/junglefootwork !!! Feel free to check it out, listen to the music that has been contributing a string of hits into the world of music for the last year – and feel free to post your own tunes, as well !