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Break Science Announce New EP Monolith Code On Pretty Lights Music + Free Download of Single “Victory”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by dk

The Brooklyn based electronic duo, Break Science are kicking off 2012 with the release of their second EP entitled Monolith Code (Pretty Lights Music). As seasoned producers and touring veterans, Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee have produced and performed with everyone from The FugeesWu Tang Clan, and Talib Kweli, to reggae Lee Scratch Perry and Miles Davis collaborator, John Scofield. On Monolith CodeBreak Science evoke a wide spectrum of electronic genres filtered through a musician’s lens, all while moving people, both spiritually and on the dance floor.
“Monolith Code is the innate message we have to decipher to get to the next step in our evolution” says Lee. “The monolith represents a transition into a higher level of consciousness. A spark that initiates us to consider wider possibilities and ideas. The code is the system to express this transformation. Containing information from the past, present and future, it holds the key to unlock our potential as spiritual beings.”
Adam Deitch describes the musical process behind the record. “We understand that to bring our vision to life, we have to spend just as much time on the programmed elements as we do on the live elements. Our goal is to blend these elements seamlessly, so everything comes together in an organic way. Our music is layered with different frequencies and sonic textures so it becomes something you can listen to multiple times and STILL hear new elements you might have missed the first time. We are influenced by everything from hip-hop and glitch, to jazz, soul, vinyl drum breaks and dub. We like certain elements of dubstep and drumstep (especially that BASS) and try to incorporate that sound in a fresh, new way.”
Raised in the cultural hotbed of New York City, Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee fuse the city’s rich musical legacy – jazz, funk, soul – with a deep-rooted dedication to creating their own take on modern electronic music. Armed with Deitch’s thunderous breakbeat style on the drums and Lee’s seasoned trip-hop/dub aesthtic on keyboards and laptop, their instrumental styles are perfectly interwoven within their soulful, banging, and extremely danceable tracks.
Break Science is poised to make their biggest mark yet on the burgeoning livetronica scene. Joining forces with a movement of new electronic artists on the Pretty Lights Music label, this potent duo will continue to push the boundaries of modern music. Break Science will shortly be embarking on tour, so stay tuned for the announcement of those dates.
Monolith Code Tracklist
1. Forest of Illumination
2. Light Speed Transit
3. Whole World Locked
4. Resistance March
5. Beaming Up
6. Victory

Tokyo Dawn pres.Opolopo – Mutants

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2011 by dk

Say hello to Opolopo’s mutants! With this release, mad funk scientist Opolopo finally opens the doors to his private zoo of mutant pets. Exposed to sonic radiation and mutagenic chemicals, their DNA sequences have been seriously funkafied for ultimate effectiveness. Some of these creatures you might have already encountered. Others were let out of quarantine especially for this release. And some are about to become your new best friends.

The fearless vocalists taking part in these sonically advanced experiments in groove mutation include the first lady of modern funk, Amalia, R&B multitalent Colonel Red, Tupac songwriter Erik Rico, Mathew Herbert collaborator Eska, Grammy-nominee Gregory Porter, French soul superstar Sly Johnson, hip hop hall of famer Talib Kweli, spoken word queen Ursula Rucker and many others. Time to get your mutant on!

Release date December 5th 2011
Label code TDR11-008
Distribution Digital / CD worldwide
Release page
Production Opolopo
Additional prod. Cartel, SoulParlor, Theriak, Tomson & Benedict, Union, Yellowtail
Vocals Alicia Renee, Amalia, Bantu Soul, Capitol A, Colonel Red, Erik Rico, Eska, Gregory Porter, Keith Campbell, Leon King, Lisa P., Replife, Rogiérs, Sly Johnson, Talib Kweli & Ursula Rucker
Genres Boogie, House, R&B, Electro

MED – Classic album Nov.1st+Videos+Free Downloads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2011 by dk

Release date: November 1, 2011
Pre-order limited edition 3/LP with instrumentals
Advance digital release available now.

A quick glance at MED’s discography shows many classic releases from years past: Madvillain’s Madvillainy, Madlib’s Shades of Blue, J Dilla’s The Shining, Lootpack’s Soundpieces, Quasimoto’s Unseen. Each appearance showcases his well-rounded knack for lyricism, ranging from vivid street imagery to nostalgia to everything. On November 1st we have MED adding a new title to that list.  

The new album, Classic, drops November 1st.  With the sophomore album, we’re treated to collabs with label mate Aloe Blacc, Talib Kweli, Hodgy Beats (OFWGKTA), Oh No, Kurupt and Pok. Madlib produced the bulk of this album – 10 tracks – along with beats by Karriem Riggins, Oh No, Georgia Anne Muldrow and The Alchemist.

MED speaks on the meaning of the new album’s title, “I called the LP Classic because that’s the approach I took: create music that has the potential to be played by every generation. This album deals with current issues, personal and within the community. Good-feeling music will always last and allow hip-hop to grow. Even though I recorded well LP was to do the music that I love to do but at the same time show growth.”

A limited edition 3/LP version of the vinyl containing the album+instrumentals is available for pre-order. Cover by Eric Coleman/Jeff Jank.

MED feat. Hodgy Beats – Outta Control
MP3 Download – MED “Where I’m From” feat. Aloe Blacc MP3 128kbps

MED – Classic feat Talib Kweli (Official Video HD)

MED feat. Aloe Blacc – Where I’m From (Official Video HD)

MED – Classic feat Talib Kweli (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on March 19, 2011 by dk

from the forthcoming album by MED on Stones Throw.
Classic is produced by Karriem Riggins. Directed by The Qualities of Light (Shane Sakanoi & Rich Hama)

Download – MED “Where I’m From” feat. Aloe Blacc+Video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by dk

MED – WHERE I’M FROM/CLASSIC 12-inch single feat. Aloe Blacc & Talib Kweli

New video from MED off his 2011 album on Stones Throw. “Where I’m From” featuring Aloe Blacc, produced by Oh No. Directed by Ross Harris.

Europe Tour Dates:
Dec 1 – Copenhagen, Rust
Dec 2 – Köln, Subway
Dec 3 – Berlin, Bohannon
Dec 4 – Biel, La Coupole
Dec 8 – Leipzig, Conne Island (w/ Pete Rock & CL)
Dec 9 – Moscow, 16 Tons
Dec 10 – Innsbruck, PMK
Dec 11 – Münster, Skaters Palace (w/ Pete Rock & CL)

MP3 Download – MED “Where I’m From” feat. Aloe Blacc MP3 128kbps

MP3 download: MED & Talib Kweli “Classic”(produced by Madlib)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2010 by dk

From the forthcoming MED album on Stones Throw.  More about this project TBA .  

Download …..
MED – Classic feat. Talib Kweli (MP3)