Samurai Breaks
TURBO RAVE ARTILLERY


4.5
superb

Review

by Ryus USER (23 Reviews)
September 21st, 2021 | 61 replies


Release Date: 08/27/2021 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Don't stop

"Don't stop" is a perfectly apt mantra to be repeated ad nauseam on the all-guns-blazing opening track of Turbo Rave Artillery. UK electronic label Hooversound's newest release by Sam Langley aka Samurai Breaks barely gives you time to breathe before diving headfirst into another stuttering breakbeat, blaring synth, or vocal sample. At a brief 19 minutes over the course of the EP, however, there's no real need–or desire–for respite from the aural assault.

As far as aural assaults go, there aren't many as fun as Turbo Rave Artillery, and the name of the EP just about sums it up. Samurai Breaks provides music that is heavy and mechanical but infinitely danceable. Like much of the genre, Samurai Breaks is interested in rhythms and percussion, and with these elements, he masterfully toes the line between playful and intense. The title track is about as maximalist as can be, but Langley cleverly gives it a sense of progression with boxing vocal samples calling out round numbers. The jittery beat feels like the jumpy movements of a boxer, each percussive stab a jab landed on his opponent. The most abrasive track of the bunch, Langley keeps it brief before it overwhelms your ears or your feet.

While the back half of the EP–"Jitterbug" and its remix by drum & bass mainstay Coco Bryce–is, relatively speaking, tamer than the first half, it doesn't lose any urgency. Turbo Rave Artillery is another terrific entry in the already-illustrious catalog of Hooversound, a label that always seems to get the best out of its producers.



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Ryus
September 21st 2021


25894 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i can't write but this rules listen to it

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parksungjoon
September 21st 2021


38100 Comments


YES! A Ryus music review!

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parksungjoon
September 21st 2021


38100 Comments


>i can't write

bro its good literally the only nit i can pick is that u repeat "aural assault" between the ending of the 1st para and the beginning of the 2nd

will check soon

Ryus
September 21st 2021


25894 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

haha ye that was on purpose but maybe didn't come across well

SteakByrnes
September 21st 2021


25110 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pos af gotta check

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parksungjoon
September 21st 2021


38100 Comments


i may just be stupid

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
September 21st 2021


20926 Comments


don’t sell yourself short buddy this is a great review. spun this yesterday while doing chemistry lab work and it was ripe as hell. loved jitterbug.

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parksungjoon
September 21st 2021


38100 Comments


yea its not as good as ur coldplay one but its great :^)

Aberf
September 21st 2021


3905 Comments


Ryus review = insta pos

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Cygnatti
September 21st 2021


35363 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

pos'd.



would I dig? y/n

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
September 21st 2021


20926 Comments


listen and find out for yourself! when is a ryus rec ever actually bad.

dedex
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2021


9192 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

aye nice bro, pos

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parksungjoon
September 21st 2021


38100 Comments


did not expect this to sound as retro as it does, at least so far

parksungjoon
September 21st 2021


38100 Comments


jitterbug fans u ever listen to dred bass by dead dred?

Pikazilla
September 21st 2021


19210 Comments


Posd

dedex
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2021


9192 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

yo this is dope



did not expect this to sound as retro as it does, at least so far [2]

Ryus
September 21st 2021


25894 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks everyone :]

glad u like it dedex!

@cyg not sure if you like this stuff, it's a lot less melodic than "in your arms" by prayer but i think you would?

SteakByrnes
September 21st 2021


25110 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yea this ruled

normaloctagon
September 21st 2021


6621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hell yes dude. great review, and i'm loving this

Ryus
September 21st 2021


25894 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

glad to hear you guys liked it



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