Release Date: 22nd November 2019
Breaka presents ‘Breaka 001’, the first release on his own self-titled label.
“This record is a special project for me. Releasing myself has allowed me to collect four tracks reflecting different sides of my musical world. ‘Breaka 001’ opens with ‘Icy Grills’, a classic Breaka style track based on Breaks, 808s and euphoric melodies. ‘Stretch 130’ is a portal into the world of Stretchy Dance Supply, a workout-based club night I co-created. It’s one to limber up and get down to. The B-side starts with ‘Apricot Cocktails’, a track inspired by the classic Broken Beat sound. I made the instrumental in 2018, but the track got a new lease of life when paired with vocals written and performed by soul diva Lydia Kotsirea. The EP comes to a close with another collaboration, this time working with producer and session guitarist Bradley Hutchings (Guava). I often open my sets with this one. I think you’re going to love it.”
a1. Breaka - Icy Grills
a2. Breaka - Stretch 130
b1. Breaka - Apricot Cocktails ft Lydia Kotsirea
b2. Breaka - Jupiter
Release Date: 19th June 2020
Off the back of the response to my first self-release, I’m very excited to present to you Breaka002. We start off with ‘Liquid Gold’, a fairly explosive sunny day groover. I hope to hear this one sound-tracking many a small gathering over the next few months. ‘Ease Up’ draws you in with a melancholic Rhodes riff, building slowly back to a more euphoric head high in the second half. ‘Steeze Flex’ combines Brazilian percussion, a dubby bassline and dreamy trumpet lines delivered by Ethan Landin.
a1. Breaka - Liquid Gold
b1. Breaka - Ease U
b2. Breaka - Steeze Flex