Breakestra on the radio last nightStarted 13 years ago by gink / toggle topic info
Did anyone hear Breakestra on Annie Mac's show last night? http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/dance/anniemac/
Id never heard the name before. Browsed this site and couldnt find no info. looks to be a collabo between double K, and J5's chali 2na and zaakir.
Its some funky sh!t, check the 1st 20 mins of the show after the d'n'b!
Yeh that is dope!
Everyone should check this out!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio ---> then launch radio player -----> click on radio 1 --------> annie mac show ------> the Breakestra track is about 12 minutes in -----> enjoy!
Thes or Double (if you ever come on here again! ) please please give us some background to this track!
Well, Breakestra is a group that we came up with here in LA over the years. The main member, Miles Tackett, is an old old friend of ours from when PUTS was just becoming a two man group (see two man group post for this history). So back in like 94-95, Miles was throwing these clubs/jam sessions (most notoriously back then at the YaYa Tea bar on La Brea in Los Angeles - which is been gone for years) known as The Breaks. A rotating line up of musicians would come through and jam in this loft..and in the meantime DJ's would spin down on the floor and everywhere in between people were hanging out, freestyling, etc. Rotating DJ's up there were Wolf (who sings for the breakestra and should be recognized as bigtime LA Hip Hop OG) Cut Chemist, Miles, Dusk, Mike, a bunch of LA dudes. It was definately a close knit family and LA Hip Hop as I like to remember it, not what it has become. Subject for another post right there.
I should also say that I know a bunch of musicians, but Miles is by far one of the most talented dudes I have ever had the pleasure to know. Over the years The Breaks evolved into LA landmark weekly The Rootdown, and the revolving jam musicians became The Breakestra with Miles at the helm. The Breakestra has released a string of 45's and Cd's over the years, with a focus, at first, on covering dope breaks used in Hip Hop tracks. The Rootdown is the same Rootdown as Thes One Soundclash at the Rootdown, and might, by this point, be the longest running hip hop related weekly I know of. Aside from that I consider Miles a friend, Millhouse Scoop and I recently helped him a little in building his new Recording Studio, where the new breakestra album was recorded -which leads us to this track.
Miles wanted to have a song that kind of captured the old style feel with the cats from the breaks, so one night a few months ago me and K rolled out to his house and they laid that down while I slept on the floor. The new breakestra album, with that song on it, will be coming out on Ubiquity Records soon (I'm not sure of the date). I also think it might be a 12" as well.
For anyone interested in deep funk stuff Miles released on of my favorite mix cd's last year that I still pump almost weekly. It's called Funky Sole vol.1 and I am going to try and get a few for the store. for more info on Miles and The Rootdown check http://www.rootdownclub.com/
Hell yah, THCx for the heads up ya'll! Can't wait to get my hands on that The history lesson is greatly appreciated Thes.
yo what up from Tokyo.
I know Breakestra but I never knew there was that connection. Can someone please record that radio thing so I can check it out when I get back home? Yall owe me a favour maybe?
anyway, peace everyone Japan is madness - GP is repping in all the hip hop shops! Dope, gonna check out tokyo's hip hop selection soon cos only just got here
i'll get some pics up sometime too man, peace !![/i]
f*** it, it's official im moving to LA when I graduate from full sail, thes u need an assitant engineer? I'll work for b-side grooves. they are gonna teach me analog here so Ill be 'hip' to your methods. j/k, but for real can't wait to get out and experience some ish. :-?
Sounds liek a plan actually. Only thing is..there's no money in recording underground hip hop; But..I could use someone to help me tone out the console and calibrate the azy on the tape machine nawmean!
Yeah, I'm down homie, maybe I can sneak some 'broken' neve eq's here from school haha. Just give me some Tico's and Swing Time's to clean, haha.
yo guys, I managed to hear this down here at the apple store in tokyo, it's cool man. Who is on the track? Double K, Chali 2na, is it This Kid Named Miles on it too yeah?
plus, that DJ Zinc remix of that classic DJ Hype remix of that even more classic Fugees Ready or Not cover was sick - DnB in the clubs, that DJ Hype track makes me go nuts... oh, sorry back on track this is a hip hop forum right?
cheers for the educajun thes!
i definitely am going to get some of that stuff, that funky sole and live mixes i have seen on the net seem to be right up my street!
man, lucky yoyo out there in japan! beer is too expensive though?
nah, the beer is alright. It's just if you go to one of the pub type places they have food too which ups the price.. i just paid too much but i had so much fun with some girlies. Mannn... yeah im still pretty drunk haha
but today i went to the record district of tokyo + spend too much money - BUT I got Next Step II 12'' original copy for like 20 quid, but also brand new speech defect 12'' feat Thes1 dope and SAC and Nujabes and some japanese metal and well, i'll let yall know later
good to hear that the beer isn't too bad. just remember when england were out there for the world cup the beer was pretty expensive!
good to hear bout the girls, who doesn't dig japanese girls?
Oh word, glad to hear that the Speech Defect has come out... Those are the
homies right there.
If you see any Youth Excplosion 12"s let me know...
I need one.
yeah, this is me my mate digs (in the hat - i swear he's on this forum somewhere), this japanese girl we know and her friends
sh!t was mad! haha
Also, we found the real Giant Panda in Tokyo (but i'll show you guys later)
the girl in the front is NICE
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