There’s a heavy backend to this post – the role of reggae & reggae signifiers in South America, breakcore guys bringing their swagger and bruised complexity to dubstep production, the new clutch of ‘breakstep’ musicians in Barcelona, crunk synths as the new Amen break, my softcore style, etc etc – but it’s late.

I discovered this Cardopusher album (“Unity Means Power”) when the Japanese label, Murder Channel, wrote me asking for a blurb. Half of it is standard breakcore but when Señor Pusher bends the formula wow happens, such as this jam, crunked out breakstep so good that I don’t mind that it’s soaked in token Jamaican ragga vocal samples. They don’t bother me at all which is strange since my tolerance for that sort of bumbaclott thing, these days, is low. Scud’s “Total Destruction” was released a decade ago, after all.

Last time I was in Bcn with Cauto & co., Cardopusher had recently moved there (from Caracas, Venezuela) but it was late then too, so we didn’t meet up.


Cardopusher – Gaan A Bed


6 thoughts on “GAAN A BED”

  1. buA…temazo, tio! no se como, pero cada segundo es mas potente que el anterior

    he gets this power without just making it HARDER FASTER. tomen nota…

  2. nice pull… wow, a lot of changes in there.

    the only drum n bass styled tracks that have had me recently are this one, a noisia & mayhem techstep track with (a touch of) krs one on it, and this one, a breakstep tambour battant workout that’s geeky and fun… “it’s just a blip, it’s just a bleep, it’s just another ghetto banger in the street”… the mc, jamalski, is also in boogie down productions, so maybe i need to do a little digging into some old bdp.

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