BreakFeast – Nu Skool Breaks & Breakbeat

It’s the weekend and as promised here’s a little breaks mix to start your day off in the right mood. In our opinion you can’t beat a very good breakbeat track, you can include so many elements from different genres in breakbeat while still sounding completely unique and fresh.

Let us know whether this set hits the spot for you and whether you’d like us to post some more solely breakbeat mixes. We know there are a lot of new mixes which you’ve contacted us about and we have them scheduled to listen to, so will be commenting over the coming days. As ever, thanks for your support and positive energy – Dan & Ben

P.S. Let us know of any sets you’ve really enjoyed this week in the comments..

BreakFeast – Nu Skool Breaks & Breakbeat by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XXIII

Welcome friends! After one of the best nights of music I can remember at Lowdown in Manchester (thanks Steve Thorpe) this weeks set is minimal and minor. We step out to some tech house and bring in a few melodic techno sounds but the vibe is definitely a little darker and harder than some of our recent mixes.

We’ve got a Lowdown inspired breaks set to come later this week, so keep your eyes open for that, but for now, thanks for checking us out, we hope you enjoy the set and please leave us a comment with your thoughts. Dan & Ben

Genreaction XXIII by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XXII

Back again, this time with the weekly Genreaction set. Thanks for stopping by, we hope to give your brain and ears something tasty to digest today 🙂

The set starts upbeat before delving into some darker minimal sounds and then coming out the other end with some progressive and deep house, and we struggle not to include some broken beats, so there’s a little older breakbeat creeping in at the end.

This week we really enjoyed the mixes by Beto (Beto Barreiro), David (Dalorex) and Peter (Peter Provics) – all really great sets to listen to.

As ever, thank you for listening and sharing your thoughts and recommendations. Dan & Ben.

Genreaction XXII by Orkist on Mixcloud

Deep House Trip

Thanks for your continued support – a great community we have here, filled with some stunning talent! Oi Oi!

A bit more chilled, this set. A blend of Deep and Progressive House and some vocal tracks, tied together with nice prominent melodic basslines, to take you on a journey up, down, and up again.

At 120BPM it’s certainly the most down-tempo mix we’ve released, so we would love to hear your feedback – and if you want to hear more like it.

But don’t stress! We are continuing regardless with the Genreaction series, the sounds that you know us for – Tech, Progressive, Minimal and Breaks. Let us know if this more relaxed vibe pushes your buttons, and we may do some more in the future.

Peace and Love to you all

Ben and Dan

Deep House Trip by Orkist on Mixcloud

Breakbeat Classics, Old School Drum & Bass and Hardcore

Time for a bit of fun. This is a classic drum and bass/jungle and old school hardcore set. These are genres from our early 20’s when the rave scene was in full flow here in the UK. Parties were free and the atmosphere and music were the most important elements of the night.

The DJ’s travelled across the country throughout the night to play up to 5 venues in a single night and any promising DJ’s, sometimes as young as 14 or 15 were welcomed into the scene to play sets in front of hundreds of happy music lovers.

Let us know what you think in the comments – and thanks for listening! Dan & Ben.

Breakbeat Classics, Old School Drum & Bass and Hardcore by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XXI

Hola amigos – we’ve had a great week being introduced to so many new and amazing DJ’s and tracks. Particularly enjoyed Nina Kravitz on BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vfz4p) if you missed it, it’s worth a listen if you love minimal and having just bought tickets to see Koma & Bones play for the frst time in many years we have to mention one of their best sets too (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIma5Vho1gg).

This week’s set is a journey from breakbeat to minimal and back again, bringing in some tech house sounds here and there before some older breaks to round it all off.

Hope you enjoy – let us know if it works for you, Dan & Ben.

Genreaction XXI by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XX

The twentieth release in our Genreaction series of mixes – it feels good to have reached this milestone. We feel that this series is starting to mature and develop into a particular set of sounds which although ranging across multiple genres, work together to evoke memories and feelings and take you on a journey of emotions just like our favourite sets by other djs.

This set wasn’t planned in any way, we just picked a starting tune and let the mix flow from there. Loads of tracks we’ve not played before with some minimal, tech house, breaks and synth. We really had a lot of fun putting this together so hope it’s as good for you listening back as it was for us to make.

Leave a comment to let us know what you think – Ben & Dan

Genreaction XX by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XVIII

After a short break for a holiday away from the wind and rain, we’re back with a new mix.

This week was another completely unplanned mix which floated across house, deep house, electro, breaks and even a little trance. It’s a slower speed at 125bpm but the difference in music styles still provides the emotional journey which we aim for in a set.

So, how have you been? Got any new mixes you’d like to share with us? We love hearing your recommendations as much as the feedback on what you liked/disliked about this set. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to listen – Dan & Ben

Genreaction XVIII by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XVII

Greetings, salutations…and thanks for providing another week of support and encouragement. We really appreciate the community here and the dedication everyone keeps showing to produce sets which inspire and unearth new combinations of tunes which trigger such a wonderful range of feelings.

This week’s set is a journey with its heart rooted in all things minimal. We start out with pure unadulterated minimal techno and as the mix progresses gradually some tech house sounds raise the feeling before blending some rolling bass and on to our beloved breakbeat 🙂

Hope you enjoy – let us know if it hits the right spot for you, Dan & Ben.

Genreaction XVII by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XVI

So it’s that time again. New week, new mix set. This week we’ve been thoroughly enjoying the latest grooves from Goingrey, seantonning and emiliano65 so if you have time go check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

This week’s set is more of a house vibe with plenty of deeper sounds brken up with a few breaks and higher tempo basslines to give some feeling and momentum to the mix.

We love hearing your feedback so leave us a comment and thanks for all your support!

Genreaction XVI by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XV

One of the big ones this week. The set starts off with a little retro wave and then journeys across breaks, electro, progressive and minimal mixing some recent releases with some classic underground sounds.

Hope you all enjoyed your Samhain weekend festivities – thanks again for all your support and for taking the time to listen and comment.

Genreaction XV by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XIV

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by. We’ve been enjoying so many of the recent mixes being posted on here, in particular Sean’s recent breaks mix was so so good (BRING THAT BREAK BACK!).

This set wasn’t planned in any way, we just picked a starting tune and let the mix flow from there. Loads of tracks we’ve not played before with plenty of broken beats and darker sounds. We really had a lot of fun putting this together so hope it’s as good for you listening back as it was for us to make.

Genreaction XIV by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XIII

This set is mainly bass and beats driven but there’s maybe more of a house vibe going on this week. We start off on our 1.5 hour journey with some breaks and then flow through some tech house dropping in a little minimal and electro along the way.

We really appreciate you taking the time to check out our mixes and thanks for all the positive feedback!

Genreaction XIII by Orkist on Mixcloud

Genreaction XII

Putting together a mix that takes you on a journey is what we aim to create with the Genreaction series. Being able to blend together tunes from a range of genres feels like perfecting a recipe. Using slightly different ingredients can awaken senses and arouse memories and feelings which flow throughout your body.

This 1.5 hour adventure includes a few twists and turns but centres around strong basslines and minimal beats while providing glimpses of euphoria as we journey from valleys to peaks and back again.

We love sharing the pure joy we get from mixing with you all. Thanks for all your support and comments – enjoy the trip!

Genreaction XII by Orkist on Mixcloud