For how often the breaks genre is written of as a relic of a bygone era in electronic music, it's amazing how many new releases make a case for its impending comeback. French producer Mercer and L.A. favorite SAY MY NAME recently cut a torpedo of a track that brings updated swagger to a style that once reigned supreme.
Obviously, "Wanted" exhibits enough of a fusion between G house and bass house to warrant its release through Tchami's Confession label (that, and the fact that Mercer traveled alongside Tchami and DJ Snake during this year's Pardon My French Tour). After an arguably too main stage-friendly buildup elevates the energy in the beginning of the song, however, gritty bass wobbles are paired with the sort of breakbeat sure to set any crowd ablaze at the drop.
In conjunction with the release, Mercer also just launched RENDEZ-VOUS - a mix series which will apparently highlight the best and brightest of G house, bass house, and perhaps even the breaks that appear to be inevitably bleeding into this segment of the dance music spectrum as of late. Listen to episode #1 of the series below:
As far as "2016 breaks" is concerned, that's by no means our own invention. JVST SAY YES more or started describing this music that way months ago, and we just happen to like the way it hits the ears:
After listening to Mercer and SAY MY NAME's "Wanted" above, look out for more Confession heavy hitters in the weeks to follow.