Topic: a breaks debate...
' there is no reason why one day good breaks tracks should not sell as many units as good prog tracks'. Discuss.
My view is this:
I love breakbeats. I mean I really love 'em.But I was a die hard progressive head, seeing Sasha + then Digweed most weekends from 1991 to 1996. I bought the 1st ever prog track when it came out (Leftfields Not Forgotten). Although I loved the progreesive sound from that era I always played and loved breakbeats, whether hip hop between 1986- 1989, rave breaks around 89-91, 'progressive breaks' like for example Joey Beltrams mix of I Control the Party, Marathon, Papua New Guinea, Circuit's Shelter Me etc or the more nu skool sound from 96ish.
So my point is: if someone like me can love breaks so much as I do I cant see why the new generation of prog heads shouldnt like breaks as much. So long as the tracks are right.
I want to see these prog heads, and there are millions of them worldwide, buying breaks as well as prog. I want to see the break scene have more fans, more sales, more clubs, more djs, more press and mostly importantly, more music.
I really dont see why it shouldnt. Almost every time i play to a prog crowd at least one person says ' i didnt like breaks before but i do now'. The most exciting part of this is that producers are now starting to say this to me.
So what are your views on this? Do you think my vision is unrealistic? If you agree with me, do what me and my mates are doing and trying to convert people to our sound. You go into most dance record shops and, as i do everytime, ask for a pile of breaks and a pile of prog and the prog pile is always 10 times as big as the breaks pile. I think thats wrong.