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Breakestra - Hit The Floor



Breakestra Hit The Floor
best of 2005Breakestra - Hit The Floor
(CD/2XLP) Ubiquity UR178, 2005-10-25

01. Stand Up!
02. Gotta Let Me Know
03. Hiding
04. Burgundy Blues
05. You Don't Need A Dance
06. The Gettin' To It
07. At The End Of The Day
08. Recognize
09. Keep On Playin'
10. See Sawng
11. Family Rap feat. Chali 2na, Soup, Double K
12. How Do You Really Feel?
13. Show And Prove
14. Hit Tha' Floor

Link :
Download "Getcho Soul Togetha (Part 1)" MP3

Press Release :
All new, almost entirely exclusive, all winners from LA’s funkiest, Breakestra.

Released on Stones Throw in 2001 The Live Mix part 2 put the Los Angeles-based live funk band Breakestra on the map. In 2005, their new album Hit the Floor (Ubiquity Records), a new single featuring members of Jurassic 5 and People Under The Stairs, and recent performances with GZA, Guru, Raekwon, Digable Planets and De La Soul (at New York’s Summer Stage) will launch the band further into the public eye. While their debut album and legendary live shows predominantly paid homage to old school breaks n’ beats gone by, Hit the Floor goes a step further as Breakestra create an album featuring all-original compositions and songs. The funk flavor is as strong as ever and Breakestra’s main man Miles Tackett explains the transformation from a cover band into one flaunting their own material as the obvious next step, “While hip hop dj/medley inspired covers are the foundation of Breakestra, it is only natural we’d want to express our own soulful proclamations,” he says. “I've been releasing original funk cuts before putting out The Live Mix Part 2. The first Breakestra single was an original song called "Getcho Soul Togetha", so this album is really just a part of the natural flow,” he adds.

To help kick-start recording Tackett opened a heavily soundproofed Funky Tilt recording studio last year. Setting it up from scratch with Tackett paying as close attention to musical detail as he does any of his recordings meant the public would have to wait a little longer to hear Hit the Floor, but eventually this space allowed for late night writing and recording sessions. During this time Tackett and co perfected a blend of rough n’ready sounds that is matched by great songwriting. From the call-out party vibe of the break driven intro’ track “Stand Up” to the catchy blues-tinged “Hiding” and “Recognize”, to the ‘60’s vibe of the title track Hit the Floor is a more varied and accomplished outing than the debut. In addition to a new album and studio Tackett and co. host the weekly 8 yr old Rootdown party in LA. They perform regularly to capacity crowds along side hip hop luminaries such as Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, Black Eyed Peas, Freestyle Fellowship, Company Flow, Cut Chemist, Nu-Mark and DJ Shadow.
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