Break Science at The Bowery Ballroom: Audio, Video & More

Break-ScienceOn Saturday, February 1st, Break Science will play The Bowery Ballroom in NYC. This Brooklyn-based livetronica duo is comprised of keyboardist and producer, Borahm Lee, and drummer and producer, Adam Deitch (also of funk band, Lettuce). Lee and Deitch have produced and performed with everyone from The Fugees, Wu Tang Clan, and Talib Kweli, to reggae Lee Scratch Perry and Miles Davis collaborator, John Scofield.

Break Science, featuring Shmeeans (of Lettuce) “Beaming Up”
Aura Music Festival 2013

In 2011, Break Science released their debut EP, Further than Our Eyes Can Seehighlighting their backgrounds in hip-hop and featuring collaborations with Talib Kweli as well as Gramatik and Paper Diamond. In 2012, the duo released both their second EP Monolith Codeencompassing a wide spectrum of electronic music, as well as  Twilight Frequencya cosmic, breakbeat, funky EP, created in collaboration with producer Michal Menert. They toured like mad, and played Mayan Holidaze and a whirlwind New Years run that included Basslights, SnowGlobe, and Lights All Night. Needless to say, the duo came into 2013 as strong as ever. They released their debut full-length album, Seven Bridges, which bridges even more genres, including electro-funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae, trap, dubstep, and features more vocals and instruments than previous releases (Lettuce, Redman, Dominic Lalli!). 2014 is looking to be their best year yet.

Given their wide net of inspiration, from hip-hop, glitch, jazz, soul, vinyl drum breaks and dub, Break Science is hard to pin to one specific category, and what they will do next is unpredictable. Their songs don’t grow old; with each listen, the layers in each of their tracks develop their own layers in your head. The breaks are fresh, and the music has a sort of etherial element. This delicate aspect juxtaposed with hip-hop, glitch, and drum/dubstep create an interesting and distinct sound, and somewhere in this mix of tranquility and intensity, Break Science draws us in and holds our engagement and curiosity.

Opening for Break Science is fellow Pretty Lights Music artist, Paul Basic. First a drummer hailing from Colorado, Paul Brandt became Paul Basic when he released his debut EP The Mirror in Fall 2011. Boasting thick drums, synths, and heavy bass combined with nostalgic samples, his set is sure to get the crowd pumped for the main act.

The Bowery Ballroom
Break Science with Paul Basic
Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm
Tickets: $15 advance / $18 day of show (+service fees)
Purchase tickets here.
Full tour dates:
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Jenny Mott

Jenny’s love affair with music, culture, and politics began many years ago, and she has always found that love best expressed through writing. A graduate of the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Political Science and Religion and a minor in Music, she is fascinated by what makes people tick, move, and behave. Heading straight to New York City after graduating, she works in marketing, communications, and advertising in addition to writing, editing, and geeking out on WordPress for Sensible Reason.

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