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Ancient Astronauts, Germany’s poly-dub explorers, have recently released two free funky tracks off of their Orion Nebula Remixes album. Their own Tuffist Mix of “Give It To You” feat. Monsoon has a heavy bass-line and reverberating vocals that create the type of future/past dance-floor the group has become famous for. Greece’s Timewarp Inc. lets the plucky bass take over on their remix of “Anti Pop Song,” before horns and echoed voices are unleashed halfway through the track. As some extra goodies, check out the album snippet mix and the video for “Give It To You” (Subatomic Sound System Remix):

Ancient Astronauts, Germany’s poly-dub explorers, have recently released two free funky tracks off of their Orion Nebula Remixes album. Their own Tuffist Mix of “Give It To You” feat. Monsoon has a heavy bass-line and reverberating vocals that create the type of future/past dance-floor the group has become famous for. Greece’s Timewarp Inc. lets the plucky bass take over on their remix of “Anti Pop Song,” before horns and echoed voices are unleashed halfway through the track. As some extra goodies, check out the album snippet mix and the video for “Give It To You” (Subatomic Sound System Remix):

Thousand Yard Prayer combine breakbeats with world music on World Without End, sharing not only influences but also band members and label with Secret Archives of the Vatican.  Thousand Yard Prayer is more focused on creating a hypnotic groove, with opener “Sassanid” combining drum and Eastern instrument loops to lock the listener in.  ”Pilgrims” features a frantic drum-n-bass style beat, while “Healer” is a bit more lush despite a fast-paced melody, and “Mughal” aims to impersonate Mid-Eastern heavy machinery before caving under the pressure of the main theme.  These are interesting tracks, with a definite core style, with an emphasis on both percussive and melodic elements.  Free stream and download:

Thousand Yard Prayer combine breakbeats with world music on World Without End, sharing not only influences but also band members and label with Secret Archives of the Vatican.  Thousand Yard Prayer is more focused on creating a hypnotic groove, with opener “Sassanid” combining drum and Eastern instrument loops to lock the listener in.  ”Pilgrims” features a frantic drum-n-bass style beat, while “Healer” is a bit more lush despite a fast-paced melody, and “Mughal” aims to impersonate Mid-Eastern heavy machinery before caving under the pressure of the main theme.  These are interesting tracks, with a definite core style, with an emphasis on both percussive and melodic elements.  Free stream and download:

Secret Archives of the Vatican produce mystical breakbeat electronic music.  With Middle Eastern melodies and nuanced high-tempo drums, this is engaging and unique.  Maybe if Beats Antique were sped up, that would be close, but this has more focus: a honed instrumental force designed to crush unsuspecting dancefloors.  Dubstep is no foe, and other funk, reggae, and drumstep influences creep in on tracks as well.  Here are their latest two albums, available courtesy of Broken Drum Records, for download or stream.  Barbary Lion is a bit more rugged and dubby, the gritty desert journey before Panjandrum’s heavy oasis party.  Cool tunes, awesome band name, this is ‘Transglobal Breakbeat Dub Science’ indeed:
<a href=”http://secretarchivesofthevatican.bandcamp.com/album/panjandrum” data-mce-href=”http://secretarchivesofthevatican.bandcamp.com/album/panjandrum”>Panjandrum by Secret Archives of the Vatican</a> <a href=”http://secretarchivesofthevatican.bandcamp.com/album/barbary-lion” data-mce-href=”http://secretarchivesofthevatican.bandcamp.com/album/barbary-lion”>Barbary Lion by Secret Archives of the Vatican</a>

Secret Archives of the Vatican produce mystical breakbeat electronic music.  With Middle Eastern melodies and nuanced high-tempo drums, this is engaging and unique.  Maybe if Beats Antique were sped up, that would be close, but this has more focus: a honed instrumental force designed to crush unsuspecting dancefloors.  Dubstep is no foe, and other funk, reggae, and drumstep influences creep in on tracks as well.  Here are their latest two albums, available courtesy of Broken Drum Records, for download or stream.  Barbary Lion is a bit more rugged and dubby, the gritty desert journey before Panjandrum’s heavy oasis party.  Cool tunes, awesome band name, this is ‘Transglobal Breakbeat Dub Science’ indeed: