Here’s a piece of advice shared by one of my friends on how to become more creative in your breaking:
Listen to different music.
After all, as he puts it:
Movement comes from music.
And the type of music you listen to will inspire the types of movements you create.
That’s why bboys are always on the constant lookout for new music to break to.
Simply because music is the fodder that feeds our inspiration to create new moves and movements.
And for many of you out there, you get your new music via the newest and latest bboy mixtapes.
What better music to blast at your practice spot than an hour long mixtape consisting of hype songs that are well-mixed by a dope bboy DJ?
I know that feeling.
(Furthermore, you don’t lose that vibe and hype in a mixtape – it keeps going! You lose that continuity playing a list of full songs on iTunes or Spotify.)
And that’s why for the benefit of all of us, I’ve put together a MONSTROUS list of bboy mixtapes (with the help of my friend Ivan) that will get you all fired up for your next dance practice.
All you have to do is to select one from the list, hit ‘play’ and start practicing.
You might end up creating dope new movements original to you because of one of the tracks within.
Or you could be inspired and hit that 2 rounds of airflares you’ve always wanted.
125 Super-Hype Bboy Mixtapes That Will Make Your Dance Floor Sizzle
- DJ Blush – Special Funk Mix
- DJ Soulrane – BFYS Vol. 3
- DJ KoFlow – Hancai Breaks
- DJ Renegade – Hip Hop Mix 01
- DJ Lean Rock – Live From The Stable
- DJ Lean Rock – Lord Of The Drums
- DJ KoFlow – Hancai Breaks Vol. 3
- DJ Fleg – Strife TV Mixtape
- DJ Lean Rock ft. Paten Locke – Strife.TV Mix
- J-Smoke & Skeme Richards – The Official R16 2013 Mixtape
- DJ Lean Rock & DJ Nobunaga – Battle Of The Year 25th Anniversary Mix
- DJ Coin – Marked By The Dragon
- DJ Fleg – .Stance Mixtape 2016
- DJ Lean Rock & DJ B Ryan – Free In The Style
- Schinowatz – I Funk You
- DJ Double P – 2013 Challenge Cup Finals
- DJ Fleg – Bboyworld Mixtape
- DJ Double P – 2014 R16 Taiwan Bboy Mixtape
- DJ Fleg – Chelles Mixtape
- DJ Timber – Roots
- DJ Quantum HH – StrifeTV Mixtape
- DJ KoFlow – Hancai Breaks 2
- DJ Hong Chi – 2014 Freestyle Session Taiwan Mixtape
- DJ Rumor – James Brown Mix
- DJ Nobunaga – World Bboy Classic 2015
- DJ Element – Battle Of The Year 2013 Mixtape
- DJ Fleg X DJ SkillKid – Circle Industry Bboy/Bgirl Mix 2016
- Jam Fu – World Bboy Classic UK Qualifier Mix 2013
- DJ Quantum HH – Renegade Rockers 28th Anniversary Mix
- DJ Vientiane – Promo Bboy Mixtape 2015
- Felix Fusik – The Bboy Spot Mixtape Volume 4
- DJ Spray – DJ Spray x Crucial Effect
- DJ Mingo – Battle Des Sacres Cypher Mixtape 2016
- DJ WhiteO – Break Hard Bboy Mixtape 2017
- Plasteed – Breakfasts Mixtape 2009
- DJ Hong Chi – 2016 Respect Culture X Challenge Cup World Finals
- DJ Lean Rock – Ingredientz of Flava Vol. 2
- BboyChoco – Silverback Open Championship 2016 Mixtape
- DJ Leacy – Bboy Bgirl Funk 1996
- DJ Leg1oner – Double Dragon 2016
- DJ B Ryan – Betwn The Brks Mix
- Zesty – Gamblerz Crew Mixtape 2016
- DJ Leg1oner – International 2016
- DJ Leg1oner – Cypher 2016
- DJ Chief – Summer 16 Bboy Mix
- DJ One Up – Tribute To Radikal Forze Jam 2016: 7 To Smoke Battle
- DJ Just-A-Kid X DJ AmazeMe – Battle Of The Year Balkans Mixtape 2016
- BBoy & BGirl Dojo – The Funk Revival
- DJ Nobunaga x DJ Uragun – World Bboy Classic 2016
- DJ AmazeMe – BreaksXperience Vol. 2 2016
- DJ One Up – Red Bull Mixtape #01
- DJ One Up – Red Bull Mixtape #06
- Smoove – For The Love of 45’s
- DJ Phurty – Revenge Of The Old School
- DJ Igorskee – Beat Tape
- DJ Kid Stretch & DJ Just-A-Kid – BOTY Germany 2015
- DJ WhiteO – The Big Bang
- DJ Chief – Bits and Pieces Mixtape
- DJ Kid Stretch – Street Mode 2015 Bboy Mix
- DJ Mattkilla – The Soul Warrior Episode 2 Break Mix
- DJ Spray – Jeonju Bboy Grand Prix 10 Years Anniversary
- Felix Fusik – Temple Rock Vol. 2 Official Mix
- DJ Slowfingaz – Keep Moving Ma Bboys
- DJ BlesOne – Monsters
- Johnny Rumba & Malungo Soul – Food For Your Soul Volume 1
- DJ Floskel – Funky Two Kilos
- Foxx Boogie – Bboy Network Channel Mixtape 2014
- DJ Surmah – Break Tape Vol. 2
- DJ Uragun ft. Plasteed – Street Scientists Mixtape 2010
- DJ Flow – Illest Bboy Mixtape Vol.2
- Mig187 – The Bboy Mind Mixtape
- The Sly Man – Nuttin’ But Classics
- The Sly Man – Bboy Mix 2
- Bzbeats – R16 North America 2013
- DJ Ivan-ski – The Way Of The Bboy Breaks
- missBadKiss – No Parking On The Dancefloor
- Schinowatz – These Are The Breaks
- DJ EX – World Bboy Classic 2016 Mixtape
- DJ VB K – Keep On Rockin
- DJ Mingo – Jay-Roc Jakebeatz Cypher Mixtape 2017
- Breax Onero – Super Bboy Funk Mix 2013
- DJ Pilizhao – 2014 SYM BOTY Taiwan Mixtape
- DJ TsiliSmile – Chili Beats 2016
- DJ Q-Ran – Bboys Not Dead
- DJ Zielak – Kickin Da Flava 2014 Mixtape
- DJ Goss’One – Bboy Drum And Funk’Ink Mixtape 2015
- DJ Jebel – Rockin’ With The Fresh #2
- DJ Double D & Modneb – Let’s Break The Beat 2015
- DJ Jebel – Hip Hop Flava Mixtape 2015
- DJ Jebel – Heating Up 2016
- DJ Puni – Destroyers Crew Mixtape
- DJ Soulrane – Bboy Factory Mixtape 2015
- DJ Mordecai – Floor Rocks 11
- Ekim – For Bboys About To Rock 2015
- DJ Def Cut – The Oldschool Megamix
- DJ Double J & DJ Sunkist – Flavor Combo Vol. 1
- Bboy Bruce Almighty – Bboy Lagaet Birthday 2013 Mixtape
- Ganco – African Battle II
- Bboy Bruce Almighty – Breakbeat Mixtape 2015
- Red Bull BC One 10 Year Anniversary Mixtape
- DJ Smirnoff – Tribute to James Brown
- DJ FourEyez – My Original Art Form Mixtape
- DJ Nail – Yalta Summer Jam Face2Face
- DJ Jebel – Bboy Cypher Session Mixtape 1
- DJ Shanti – Red Bull 2016 Mixtape
- DJ Funky Nice – Hip Hop Live 7
- DJ BlesOne – Sons of Action Breaks
- DJ KeySong – Break Tape
- DJ Lean Rock – Red Bull BC One Sessions Volume 2 Mixtape
- Davy Wreck – Can I Get A Break
- DJ Ureek – Bitva Stiley
- DJ Goss’One – Troll’s Beat Vol. 1
- Croxflava Gangz – CFGZ Super Break Vol.
- DJ Terry – BOTY 2004 Final Mixtape
- DJ Js 1 – Rock Steady Crew 30th Anniversary Mixtape
- DJ Jebel – Raw Circles Mixtape
- DJ Fingaz – Freestyle Session 5 Mixtape
- DJ Brett Rock – SEBC 6 Mixtape
- DJ Titanium – Beat The Breaks
- DJ Ivanski – WarSki
- DJ Conrado – Mundo Da Lua Vol. 2
- Khalid Ryo – Kill’Em Mixtape #4
- DJ Madlife x DJ Titanium – Madlife Breaks Vol. 1
- DJ Chief – Special Reserves Bboy Breaks 2016
- Schinowatz – A Little Story About My Dance…
Did you manage to make it through the entire list without feeling like you want to throw down?
It’s okay to admit you didn’t, because I fully get it.
After all, how can anyone not feel motivated to break after listening to ANY of the bboy mixtapes in the list above?
It’s (almost) impossible.
But you now know what to do in your next practice. All you have to do is to turn on your speakers, pop one of these mixtapes on and turn that fire in your belly into something original of your own.
Now tell me:
Are there any dope bboy mixtapes that I’ve missed out?
Pop them in the comments to let me know!