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Them's The Breaks presents

Them’s The Breaks

In what is assured to be a belter of a kickstart to the party season, on Sunday 5th May 2024, Them's the Breaks brings you a celebration of the finest beats, bassline and breakbeat.
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In what is assured to be a belter of a kickstart to the party season, on Sunday 5th May 2024, Them’s the Breaks brings you a celebration of the finest beats, bassline and breakbeat.

This inaugural event, is held in association with the team at FingerLickin’ Management.

Mucky Weekender and Music Box Radio regular Sarah White and the mighty Ragnar Hammersbane will ease you into a showcase set from scratch DJ extraordinaire, producer and renowned Cut-and-Paste party rocker, the one and only Jimi Needles.

Supported by Global Breaks Festival and Global Funk Fam regular DJ i3one5 and local boy The Frenzy closing with a classic breaks vinyl set.

It’s a bank holiday Sunday evening, and local too so there’s no excuse.

The artists performing:

Jimi Needles

Jimi’s musical origins are rooted in Hip Hop, Soul and Funk but brings to the turntables a fusion of pin-point scratching over breaks and bass music. His DIY remixes and cut-n-paste antics leave virtually no genre untouched creating the ultimate live party soundtrack whilst always showing recognition to the old school DJ techniques and retro classics.

He’s best known for his genre-spanning party mixtapes, deck-defying festival sets and his array of varied bootlegs and original productions on labels such as Swing And Bass, Thick Boy Records, Beating Heart & Jungle Strikes. ♫♪♪


A mainstay of queer, kink & fandom scene dancefloors for the last decade, Kittz is a pink-lovin’, ADHD powered enby (they/them) whirlwind of a DJ known for their energy behind the decks and their Feel-good Funky Filth sound, taking old-school classics and turning up the wub to keep the dancefloor bouncin’ all night long. Drawing on their life-long love of funk, disco, soul, hip-hop, breaks, house, UK Garage & beyond, their genre-fluid mixing takes the crowd on a grin-inducing journey through hooks they know layered over beats they don’t!
Alongside their gigs at fandom/queer events across the world, Kittz got deep into the VR scene during lockdown, securing spots at Furality, the largest Virtual Reality event in the world with over 15,000 attendees, four times in a row, and connecting with passionate creative souls around the globe who they still collaborate with to this day. They’ve recently joined the ranks of the Global Funk Fam on Twitch, and can’t wait to bring their brand of open-hearted chaotic joy to share with y’all!

Ragnar Hammersbane

Ragnar Hammersbane is a “genre-fluid” producer and DJ, with a particular speciality in creating tasty mashups, perfect for the dance floor.

Bursting onto the Twitch Music scene in 2021, Ragnar’s first edit, “Burnt Blunts”, was featured on BBC Radio1 Xtra, and has become a firm festival favourite among the collective ofGhettoFunk DJs known as the “Global Funk Fam”.

Teaming up with BSide, his second release, “Honkers”, found airtime on primetime Friday night, on BBC Radio 2. His unreleased edit of KraftyKuts’ Enter Sandman bootleg, “Who Told Ragnar He Could Do This”, was played on the main stage at one of Spain’s biggest festivals, Mad Cool, in 2023.

A life-long fan of Classic Rock, Ragnar has always complained that Rock is good for driving to, but you can’t dance to it. He aims to change that, dropping famous guitar riffs over funky bass lines, and creating a unique take on the GhettoFunk and Breakbeat sound.

A new face to the scene, Ragnar did not start learning to mix until a little over two years ago. Despite this, after just a year of performing around his home city of Manchester, he teamed up with his major influences, ASkillz, KraftyKuts and The Nextmen, to perform a live event inLondon, 2023’s “Winter Shake”. His first festival appearances came later that year, at SuckaFest and Mucky Weekender, where his latest edit, “Push Uppers”, almost brought the tent down!

Ragnar excels in warm-up slots, taking a crowd from head-bopping by the bar, to head-banging at the stage. He has been a returning opener for Manchester’s premier breaks and DnB crew, Digitise Soundsystem, and twice appeared as a guest DJ on KraftyKuts’s livestreams.

The Frenzy

I started DJing mainly, trance, party house and dance music at university in Birmingham and when DJ Hexadecimal was rising to his signing to Distinctive Records, the record label for the amazing welsh band Hybrid, I was the guy who lost out to him on a slew of huge parties. Eventually I ended up meeting him at the Custard Factory at one of those parties which brought me to my most important realisation about DJs. “We’re all just ordinary people who are fans of music and musicians.” That’s it. Hex is amazing. He went off to New Zealand, I moved to London, life got complex and then for the last UK gig I did before moving to Winchester, I ended up being absolutely schooled by the mighty Soul of Man at DexClub in Brixton. It genuinely is a real privilege to get a chance to be back playing at The Railway Inn, one of the first venues I walked into after moving here.  My musical tastes have changed a little since way back then and I do hope that y’all will be forgiving as it has been a little while, so I’m liable to be nervous as hell, but it’s gonna be real fun to share some tunes with you all – I’m planning to drag out a few of the old classic party tunes from way back when but hope that I’ve been able to keep enough of an eye on the modern experience to stay relevant… Who knows? I suppose we’ll find out together.
I’m still mainly a vinyl purist – unlike the others on the lineup for this gig, I still haven’t really understood digital mixing yet except for the fact that it means that you can craft something special specifically for one night and not have to press it to vinyl anymore in order to play it. I discovered that with this:…/estelle-vs-macca-american-boy…