Ryan Hemsworth

It’s an unnaturally wet summer evening in London (read; hammering it down) and I’m in the Ace hotel lobby waiting for Ryan Hemsworth to come down and meet me. He appears and a chance break in the weather gives us the opportunity to go shoot some photos over the road before the heavens

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Ryan Hemsworth

Redinho

I must admit I was a little late to the table in discovering Redinho (real name Tom Calvert). Whilst I’d seen his name bandied around a fair bit, I just didn’t get around to actually listening to anything he had put out until the latter half of this year, and it was only after seeing Spencer

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Redinho

Redlight (Plus album stream)

Redlight Talks Formula for Success, Upcoming Album Plans & His Lobster Boy Label.  I specifically remember first hearing a Redlight tune, I don’t recall the name but my friend Jay was playing it in a club and I remember that it sounded nothing like the fidget house stuff I was into at the

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Redlight (Plus album stream)

Jackmaster

It’s almost 9:30pm on a Saturday night and I’m stood in a hotel bar in London city, waiting for a certain Jack Revill to arrive. Tonight is the second night in Jackmaster’s 13 week residency at London’s XOYO and sees classic Chicago label ‘Dance Mania’ on hosting duty. They’re the first guest of the run: Jack opened the residency by playing all night, something that these days, he rarely does.

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Jackmaster

Toddla T

This felt like it was a long time coming, but we're delighted to present our interview with the one and only Toddla T - Sheffield's finest

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Toddla T

Mark Ronson

In maybe our most high profile interview to date, we sat down with legendary musician, DJ and producer Mark Ronson to learn more about the formative period in the lead up to his debut album and cutting his teeth DJing in 90s downtown New York.

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Mark Ronson

Elijah (Butterz)

Butterz head honcho Elijah sits down with guest writer Louis Cook for a great insight into the foundations of leading label behind the grime scene.

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Elijah (Butterz)

Gilles Peterson

A brief interview with Mr Worldwide, Gilles Peterson.

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Gilles Peterson

Scratcha DVA On Dance Music Progression

Pioneering London producer Scratcha DVA muses over 2013's apparent lack of progression in dance music

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Scratcha DVA On Dance Music Progression

On Clubland Economics

Because soon only oligarchs will be able to watch an Innervisions showcase

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On Clubland Economics

Breaks Magazine X Flatbush Zombies

In 2011, via the medium of the Internet, we stumbled across a mixtape called ‘Noir’, released by highly talented but little know producer/rapper Erick Arc Elliot. January 2012 saw the release of ‘Thug Waffle’. The viral hit racked up tens of thousands of views within days and ‘Flatbush Zombies’ were a common sight throughout blogs, magazines and the usual social media platforms. The ‘Zombies, consisting of; Meech, Juice and the aforementioned Erick, have been applying their trade since ‘Thug Waffle’ dropped, producing a high quality range of music videos and mixtape ‘D.R.U.G.S’.

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Breaks Magazine X Flatbush Zombies

Tom Trago Interview

Tom Banham catches up with Tom Trago, a hip-hop DJ turned blissful house maven whose brace of albums to date have explored four-four’s most soulful side.

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Tom Trago Interview

Girls Girls Girls: Louise Chen

Issue on issue we always seem to have a knack for seeking out the most interesting from the crowd and Louise Chen is no doubt one of them. Founder of Girls Girls Girls, a collective of (hot) talented females, their residency at the Social Club has become a serious and solid part of the French capital’s new gen of nightlife

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Girls Girls Girls: Louise Chen

On Guilty Pleasures

The first regular on Breaks Mag, Tom Banham returns with a hilarious opinion piece on guilty pleasures.

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On Guilty Pleasures

Nightintale: A Chat With Piu Piu

Sometimes interviews are planned months in advance, and sometimes they're simply on the fly when the opportunity arises. In this case, the latter is true. Piu was over from Paris to play with her Girls Girls Girls crew on London's Just Jam TV online stream which gave us the chance to catch up with her

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Nightintale: A Chat With Piu Piu

Off-Sonar & Move D

Our intrepid reporter Erin goes to Off-Sonar in search of the alternative to the now overblown Sonar festival, and catches up with club legend Move D

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Off-Sonar & Move D

Deep house and deeper V-necks

Been to a club or dance festival recently? Noticed the sharp rise in the EDM crowd? Tom Banham says what we're all thinking..

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Deep house and deeper V-necks

Systematic: The Bok Bok Interview

After many set backs and timing issues, Tom sits down with Night Slugs label boss and producer/DJ Bok Bok to get to grips with his and the labels enormous success over the past 3 years

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Systematic: The Bok Bok Interview

Organic Growth: Benji B & Deviation

When Louis and I originally sat down prior to Breaks Magazine's initial launch, we made a list of producers, DJs and musicians we both wanted to feature with the mag. Top of that list was Benji B. Now, in issue 4, Tom had chance to grill him.

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Organic Growth: Benji B & Deviation

We need some more girls in here

As rhetorically pointed out by Boy Better Know, the world of electronic music has always had ‘too many man’. In recent years there’s been a notable increase in girls taking an interest in bass music, from a female perspective, I presume that this can only be seen as positive from a male viewpoint. But what about the artists, why are the faces behind the music still predominantly male and is this also changing?

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We need some more girls in here
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