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Slipmatt - Breaking Free / Hear Me FLAC album

Performer: Slipmatt
Genre: Electronic
Title: Breaking Free / Hear Me
Country: UK
Released: 1994
Style: Breakbeat, Drum n Bass, Jungle
Label: Awesome Records
Catalog Number: SL021
FLAC version ZIP size: 2987 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1546 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1596 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 806


1 This Side
2 That Side
3Breaking Free5:41
4Hear Me7:23


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
UNI 005Slipmatt Breaking Free / Hear Me (Remixes) ‎(12")Universal Records UNI 005UK1995
SL026Slipmatt Breaking Free / Hear Me (Remixes) ‎(12", TP, W/Lbl)Awesome RecordsSL026UK1994
SL021Slipmatt Breaking Free / Hear Me ‎(12", RP)Awesome RecordsSL021UK2005
SL021Slipmatt Breaking Free / Hear Me ‎(12", TP, W/Lbl)Awesome RecordsSL021UK1994
SL026Slipmatt Breaking Free / Hear Me (Remixes) ‎(12")Awesome RecordsSL026UK1994


  • Written By, Producer, Mixed BySlipmatt


Also written at Awesome Studio, London.

From label:
Special thanks To: Mickey Finn, Grooverider, Devious D, Randall, Tango and all Awesome Crew.

Officially repressed in 2005, only difference being the addition of Slipmatts website to the label.

A Breaking Free samples Debbe Cole Feel Free (usapella)
AA Hear Me samples Elevation 4th - Walking.


  • Matrix / Runout (That Side): SL 021 A ∗ ‒ J.T.S. ‒ ∗
  • Matrix / Runout (This Side): SL 021 AA ‒ J.T.S. ‒


  • Produced At – Awesome Studios
  • Mixed At – Awesome Studios
  • Mastered At – JTS Studios


As a few said, the rave scene here in the UK was still one. Hardcore and jungle (before it split and became jungle, drum 'n' bass and happy hardcore) was all one, all the DJ's played the music in no particular order and everybody danced regardless!I for one NEVER stuck to only just one post-94 onwards, I was listening and still do listen to hardcore and jungle!Back on topic, one of Slipmatt's timeless classics. Both quality tracks in one LP. "Breaking Free" is on the jungle side of things whereas the Elevation 4th's sampling "Hear Me" is on a slightly happier tip!Timeless classics!

People get too stuck on Genre's. I was 15/16 and buying tapes and collecting Flyers so to young to enjoy the wonders of raving/clubbing (how I longed to go to a Fantazia/Rez etc event). But as everyone knows 93/94 was a cross over period.And a lot of Tracks like this were a hybrid of both Hardcore Breaks/Jungle & Intelligent/Atmosphheric Drum & Bass. The fact is Breaking Free/Hear Me is an outstanding piece of Vinyl. And a true classic from the era.

Back when this was being played out nobody cared if it was called jungle or hardcore, jungle was hardcore. This tune was played by many great dj's on pirate radio back in the day...

Yes mate, music was music and then the segregation started which ultimately led to the downfall of many a good thing, funny enough that's how Governments keep people in check, Divide And Conquer, argue amongst ourselves instead of standing together..

The break in Breaking Free, still makes the hairs on my neck stand up..takes me straight back to the old days, bliss.

Best Tune he ever made!!! breaking free.

One of Slipmatt's best releases. The "stretched" breakdown on Hear Me is pure quality. Nice cross between Happy Hardcore and Drum and Bass. Happy, yet slightly dark and little bit serious. Enjoy!

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Massive piece of vinyl! Although Slipmatt is often called 'the godfather of hardcore' and went on to become a huge happy hardcore DJ, this is a very jungle influenced record. 'Breaking Free' is a masterpiece of chopped up beats and has one of the ruffest basslines ever! Still played out to this day. The flipside 'Hear Me' is a slighty happier affair but still a quality tune. One of the first records i ever bought and one where both sides are killers!