Searing technicolor breakbeats.
Amsterdam duo Breek (a.k.a. Salvador Breed and Stijn van Beek) first popped up on our radar back in 2012 with the release of Burst, a deep and melodic EP released via Atomnation—XLR8R evidently released a rich and textural house track from the EP via our downloads section, too.
Now, the duo return with Yokai, a gorgeous six-track EP to be released on vinyl via Shipwrec on May 28, with digital and streaming to follow on June 4. In tune with the record’s transfixing artwork by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, Yokai is full of multi-colored synth lines, gorgeous melodies, and deftly programmed drums—from the breaks-heavy rhythms of the title track to the deep, futuristic groove of “Oiwa.”
In support of the release, Breek have offered up Massive’s remix of “Oiwa” as today’s XLR8R download. Focusing on searing acid lines and chopped up breaks, the remix takes the deep original into ravier territory, a perfect cut for the dreamy early hours of a morning.
You can download the track below, with the record available to pre-order here.