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Breakestra - Dusk Till Dawn



Breakestra Dusk Til Dawn
Breakestra - Dusk Till Dawn
(CD/2xLP/Digital) Strut/K7 Strut048CD/LP, 2008-09-28

For 2009, Breakestra return with their long-awaited sophomore set exploring all colours of the funk spectrum. Built around the vision of "Music Man" Miles and Mixmaster Wolf (as well as producing, recording and writing the tracks, Miles performs bass, drums, guitars, cello, keys, percussion and vocals on the record), the trademark Breakestra touches remain intact: Wolf fronts tough breakbeat jams Dark Clouds Rain Soul and Stones Throw single Low Down Stank; Miles himself brings his soulful vocals to Need A Little Love and I Don't Wanna Wait and amazing new female vocalist Afrodyete recalls the heyday of JB's Funky People on the terrific Come On Over. The album even journeys into psychedelic soul (on the fuzzy Show Me The Way) and stripped-back West African farfisa stylings on instrumental cut, North-East To Nippon. Dusk Till Dawn is a tribute to Tackett's late DJ partner at Rootdown, DJ Dusk, whose life was tragically taken in a road accident in 2007. Dusk himself appears alongside Jurassic 5's Chali 2na on the funky rap joint Posed To Be and the album is a fitting tribute to a much-loved L.A. figure and integral member of a scene which has become globally respected.

Breakestra Dusk Til Dawn
Breakestra - Dusk Till Dawn
(CD/2xLP/Digital) Strut/K7 Strut048CD/LP, 2008-09-28

Tracklisting :
01. Need A Little Love
02. Dark Clouds Rain Soul | Go Download MP3
03. Come On Over feat. Afrodyete
04. Back At The Boathouse
05. Get It Right
06. Show You The Way
07. Me & Michelle
08. I Don't Wanna Wait
09. No Matter Where You Go
10. 'posed To Be feat. Chali 2na & Dj Dusk
11. North-East To Nippon
12. Low Down Stank
13. Joyful Noise
14. You'll Never Know
15. Set The Sun

Links :
breakestra-dusktilldawn.com
myspace.com/breakestra
breakestra.com
strut-records.com
myspace.com/strutrecords

YouTube Videos :
youtube.com/watch?v=FOGLQgdCAKE
youtube.com/watch?v=vxXNyxQRpFQ

French Tour Dates :
> Samedi 24 octobre : Lille
> Dimanche 25 octobre : Paris - La Maroquinerie
> Mardi 10 novembre : Nancy - L'autre Canal
> Jeudi 12 novembre : Bordeaux - Espace Tarty
> Vendredi 13 novembre : Marseille - Le cabaret aléatoire

Promo CD artwork :
Breakestra Dusk Til Dawn Promo CD

Press Release :
After a four-year break from the studio, L.A.'s finest practitioners of gritty soul/jazz, party funk & breaks, BREAKESTRA, return to the fray with a brand new studio album on Strut this September, 'DUSK TILL DAWN'.

The brainchild of producer, engineer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist "Music Man" Miles Tackett, Breakestra was formed from a love of golden era late '80s / early '90s hip hop and a fascination for the dusty samples that peppered the era's classic records. From watching revered West coast DJs like Cut Chemist and Mixmaster Wolf cut up hip hop, funk and breaks, Tackett looked to form a live collective of musicians that could play the originals live with all of the same sounds, feel and musicianship. Through weekly jams at a local coffeehouse session called The Breaks, Breakestra was created.

From then on, with their base at fabled Thursday L.A. club night Rootdown, Breakestra became renowned as one of the great live funk bands of their era. Mixmaster Wolf, first persuaded off the decks at The Breaks to voice Bobby Byrd's 'I Know You Got Soul', became a key voice and hypeman out front. An amorphous line-up of L.A.'s finest players, led by Tackett on bass and vocals, ensured that the grooves were kept super-tight with local musicians like drummer Pete McNeal (Z Trip's band), James "The Funky Penguin" King (The Lions) and Jeremy Ruzumna (Macy Gray's band) all a part of the Breakestra fold at different times.

The band's recordings have been rare to savour, numbering an early live cassette-only mixtape, a handful of singles and second mixtape release on Stones Throw and a debut studio album, 'Hit The Floor', on Ubiquity in late 2005.

For 2009, Breakestra return with their long-awaited sophomore set exploring all colours of the funk spectrum. Built around the vision of "Music Man" Miles and Mixmaster Wolf (as well as producing, recording and writing the tracks, Miles performs bass, drums, guitars, cello, keys, percussion and vocals on the record), the trademark Breakestra touches remain intact: Wolf fronts tough breakbeat jams 'Dark Clouds Rain Soul' and Stones Throw single 'Low Down Stank'; Miles himself brings his soulful vocals to 'Need A Little Love' and 'I Don't Wanna Wait' and amazing new female vocalist Afrodyete recalls the heyday of JB's Funky People on the terrific 'Come On Over'. The album even journeys into psychedelic soul (on the fuzzy 'Show Me The Way') and stripped-back West African farfisa stylings on instrumental cut, 'North-East To Nippon'.

'Dusk Till Dawn' is a tribute to Tackett's late DJ partner at Rootdown, DJ Dusk, whose life was tragically taken in a road accident in 2007. Dusk himself appears alongside Jurassic 5's Chali 2na on the funky rap joint 'Posed To Be' and the album is a fitting tribute to a much-loved L.A. figure and integral member of a scene which has become globally respected.

Breakestra's 'Dusk Till Dawn' is released 25th September 2009 on Strut. The release will be accompanied by world tour dates beginning in October.

Upcoming European Tour Dates :
Oct 24 2009 - Le Jam - Nantes
Oct 25 2009 - La Maroquinerie - Paris
Oct 28 2009 - Het Depot - Leuven
Oct 29 2009 - Melkweg - Amsterdam
Oct 30 2009 - Democrazy (w/ DJ Vadim) - Gent
Oct 31 2009 - Rotown - Rotterdam
Nov 03 2009 - Venue TBC - Berlin
Nov 04 2009 - Das Bett - Frankfurt
Nov 05 2009 - Bar 59 - Lucerne
Nov 06 2009 - Le Zoo / Usine - Geneva
Nov 07 2009 - Kaserne - Basel
Nov 10 2009 - L'autre Canal - Nancy
Nov 12 2009 - Espace Tatry - Bordeaux
Nov 13 2009 - Cabaret Aleatoire - Marseille
Nov 14 2009 - Maison folies de Wazemmes - Lille
Nov 17 2009 - Dingwalls - london
Nov 18 2009 - South Hill Park (Cellar Bar) - Bracknel
Nov 20 2009 - Band on the Wall (+ Craig Charles) - Manchester
Nov 21 2009 - Hare & Hound - Birmingham
Nov 22 2009 - Concorde 2 - Brighton
Nov 23 2009 - The Phoenix - Exeter
Nov 24 2009 - Tuesday Club - Sheffield
Nov 25 2009 - Norwich Arts Centre - Norwich
Nov 26 2009 - Metropolis - Bristol
Nov 27 2009 - New Bohemia @ Faversham - Leeds
Nov 28 2009 - Whelan's or Sugar Club - Dublin

BREAKESTRA DISCOGRAPHY
1998: The Live Mixtape pt.1 (self-release cassette)
1999: Getcho Soul Togetha (Stones Throw 45)
2000: Live Mix Pt.2 (Stones Throw CD / LP)
2001: Deuces Up Double Down (Stones Throw 45 / 12" / CD EP)
2004: You Don't Need A Dance (Ubiquity 45 / 12")
2005: Family Rap ft.Chali 2na, Soup & Double K (Ubiquity 12")
2005: Hit The Floor (Ubiquity CD / LP)
2006: Stand Up )Alternate version) b/w Take My Time ft. Choklate (Ubiquity 12" EP)
2006: Getting' To It (Ubiquity 45)
2008: Lowdown Stank b/w Miss Funky Sole (Now Again 12")
2008: Let The Bells Ring (Rootdown Records 45)

"MUSIC MAN" MILES TACKETT SELECTED PRODUCER / MUSICIAN DISCOGRAPHY
2009: Damien Marley & Nas - Despair (from 'Distant Relatives' album) - cello
2009: Breakestra - Dusk Till Dawn (Strut CD / LP) - songwriting, production, engineering, mixing, guitar, vocals, bass, drums, organ, Rhodes & percussion
2007: Ohmega Watts - Platypus Strut (from 'Watts Happening' CD) - bass, guitar
2005: Breakestra - Hit The Floor (CD / LP) - production, vocals, bass, guitar, upright cello
2004: Everlast / Whitey Ford - Broken (from 'White Trash Beautiful' CD) - cello
2003: T-Love - Long Way Back CD - beat production, bass, guitar, scratches
2002: 'Constant Elevation' (compilation CD) - Slight Amnesia - beat production, bass, guitar, scratches
2001: Breakestra - Live Mix pt. 2 (CD / LP) - production, vocals, bass, upright cello
2001: Akbar - Those Who Say (from 'Big Bang Boogie' CD) - beat production with DJ Dusk, upright cello
2000: Unbound Project ft. Raaka Iriescience - Caution (12") - beat production, bass
2000: Everlast / Whitey Ford - Eat At Whiteys (CD) - cello
1999: Macy Gray - On How Life Is (CD) - songwriting, guitar
1998: Black Eyed Peas - Behind The Front (CD) - cello
1998: T-Love ft. This Kid Named Miles - Return Of The B-Girl (CD / EP)
- beat production, bass, guitar, upright cello, scratches
1998: Sepultura - Against (CD) - cello
1997: B.B. King & Tracy Chapman - Thrill Is Gone (from Deuces Wild CD) - cello
1996: Little Feat - Dixie Chicken (from Live From Neon Park CD) - guitar
1995: Blind Melon - St Andrews Hall (CD) - cello
1993: Inclined - Bright New Day (CD) - guitar, vocals, cello
1992: The Poetess - Love Hurts (12") - beat production, bass guitar

MIXMASTER WOLF DJ DISCOGRAPHY
2002: Dark Leaf - F*** The People (Ubiquity) - turntablist

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Nujazzspirit Nujazzspirit ·  13 August 2009, 21:45

Thanks Djouls & Paris Djs !!

daphreephunkateerz daphreephunkateerz ·  02 October 2009, 21:15

je m'y prends un peu tard...pas eu le temps d'ecouter avant...c'est vraiment bon ! me faut une copie de ce dixxx..en attendant je vais deja dwl Dark Clouds.....bravo Parisdjs ! thx


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