Entries tagged with: Breakbot

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by Bill Pearis


French producer Breakbot will be back with a second album Still Waters, which is out February 5 via Ed Banger/Because. Originally just the nom-de-funk of Thibaut Berland, Breakbot now officially includes singer Irfrane who has sung on singles like "Baby I'm Yours" and "One Out of Two." The first single from the new album is a typically '80s electro-R&B number titled "Get Lost." The video, directed by Dent de Cuir, is set at a wedding that goes disastrously wrong very quickly. Watch below.

Breakbot and Irfrane will be in NYC for New Year's Eve at Slake, a bill that also includes Gibbz, Alex English, Dali and Hiyawatha. Tickets are on sale and the flyer for the show is below. Ed Banger fans in NYC now have to make a choice: Breakbot or Justice?

The Slake show is Breakbot's only North American date upcoming, but they do have a European tour in the new year. All dates are listed below.

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French label Ed Banger was founded in 2003 by Pedro Winter, onetime Daft Punk manager and who records music as Busy P. It's home to Justice, Sebastian, Cassius, Uffie, Mr Oizo, Breakbot and more. Ed Banger is celebrating 10 in existence this year with a globe-hopping tour featuring a headlining DJ set by Justice, a live performance from Breakbot, and Busy P himself presenting an "Ed Banger Megamix." The LA date just happened last week and the NYC date happens at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 2 with additional "special guests." Tickets are on sale now.

All 10th Anniversary tour dates are listed, along with a few Ed Banger-related videos and streams, below.

Continue reading "Ed Banger celebrating 10th Anniversary with tour featuring Justice, Breakbot, and Busy P (dates)"

by Bill Pearis


Paris resident Thibaut Berland has been making music as Breakbot for about six years, releasing a string of singles on French labels Ed Banger and Because Music, with a sound honed in on that short late '70s period where soft rock and disco met. He came to global attention with his fantastic 2010 single "Baby I'm Yours" featuring the honeyed vocals of frequent collaborator Irfane, as well as a striking watercolor-rotoscoped video.

Breakbot released his full-length debut, By Your Side, in 2012 which only got a digital release in America. Nonetheless, Breakbot will be here in March for a short North American tour, including a stop at the Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall on March 22. It's a live performance with with vocalist Irfane in tow and tickets are on sale now.

Check out a few of Breakbot's videos and a list of all tour dates below.

Continue reading "Ed Banger artist Breakbot touring North America (dates)"

A$AP Rocky at MHOW, August 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Twin Shadow

tonight in NYC
* Choro Trio @ Barbes
* Mecanica Popular @ Barbes
* Avicii @ Radio City Music Hall
* Rondi Charleston @ Joe's Pub
* Henry Grimes Trio @ The Stone
* Snoop Dogg @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Gotye, Zammuto @ Williamsburg Park
* Lips, Evil J, Saint Cecilia @ The Flat
* Burlesque Festival @ The Bell House
* Julian Velard w/ Charlene Kaye @ Joe's Pub
* Twin Shadow, Niki & The Dove @ Webster Hall
* Friends, Phone Tag, Lorna Dune @ 285 Kent Avenue
* The Milk Carton Kids, Brendan Hines @ 92YTribeca
* Artl, Man Benu, Winter Family, Sunmoon @ Zebulon
* Vacationer, Ghost Beach, Lovelife @ Cameo Gallery
* Chris Cohen, Blanche Blanche Blanche @ Glasslands
* The Corin Tucker Band, Ideal Forms @ Mercury Lounge
* Crinkles, WIN WIN, Widow, Delicate Cutters @ Pianos
* A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q @ Roseland
* Lymbyc Systym, Spaces, Prism House @ Public Assembly
* Gossip, Magic Mouth, Bonnie Montgomery @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Riverwild, The Yes Way, The Midnight Hollow @ Union Pool
* Two Door Cinema Club, Guards @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Denzels, Half Day, Sea Monsters, Sleepies @ Shea Stadium
* John Talabot, Pional, Blondes, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Valley Lodge, States and Kingdoms, Geoffrey Rickly @ Saint Vitus
* Judah Friedlander, Matt Koff, Andy Rocco, Mikey Roohan @ UCB East
* The Great & Terrible, Chamber Band, Colorform, Duane @ Cake Shop
* Akio Suzuki, Gozo Yoshimasu, Otomo Yoshihide @ Abrons Art Center
* Brother Ali, Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman @ Bowery Ballroom
* Future Shuttle, Sun Araw, Sinkane, Weyes Blood, Deep Magic @ Death By Audio
* Skeletonwitch, Havok, Early Graves, Mutilation Rights @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Osos Locos, Grey Sky Appeal, Hand Job Academy, & People With Teeth @ Tamany Hall

Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker, who recently played AV Fest in Chicago is on tour and playing two NYC shows this week. The first is at Mercury Lounge tonight with Ideal Forms. Tickets are still available.

Magic Mouth, on tour with the Gossip and opening for them at Brooklyn Bowl tonight, are Corin Tucker's favorite new artist. Listen to their song "Believer" below.

Tonight's Two Door Cinema Club show at Music Hall of Williamsburg will be streamed live tonight via Bowery Presents' YouTube channel.

The NY Art Book Fair begins tonight and runs through Sunday at MoMA PS1.

The DUMBO Arts Festival begins on Friday.

Das Racist's show at Irving Plaza tonight was postponed to October 15.

Gotye headlines Williamsburg Park tonight. Check out our pictures from the Radio City show.

No matter what show you end up at tonight, you can probably still catch the live set by John Talabot at LPR because doors aren't until 11pm.

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French DJ/producer (and soft rock lover) Breakbot has finally released his debut album, By Your Side, which came out this week overseas on the Because label (Metronomy, Django Django). No North American release date for it, but you can check out the stylish clip for single "One Out of Two" below.

In case you missed it, Joey Ramone (RIP) has a new video. The PR points out:

Award-winning filmmaker Greg Jardin directed the innovative, groundbreaking stop motion film, which includes over 1600 photographs taken throughout New York City, and boasts cameos by dozens of New Yorkers, including some of Joey Ramone's closest friends and family.
Jardin enlisted over 100 participants to appear in the video, ranging from Tommy Ramone, celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain, acclaimed musicians and denizens of the punk scene (Andy Shernoff of the Dictators, Matt & Kim, Andrew WK, Reggie Watts, members of Les Savy Fav, The Drums, and the Flatbush Zombies; JP Patterson, Ricky Byrd, Tish & Snooky Bellomo, and legendary photographer Godlis), stars of television's 30 Rock (Scott Adsit, John Lutz and Kristen Schaal), Ramones' producer Ed Stasium, and Joey Ramone's brother, musician and author Mickey Leigh.

Watch "New York City" below.

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Holy Ship

Though there may be another release of tickets, the 2nd annual electronic music cruise Holy Ship!! sold out before any acts were announced. Or to be more specific:

Everyone who purchased a pre-book for HOLY SHIP!! will receive a token May 22 with a booking time to reserve a cabin. Only one pre-book is valid per cabin. Cabins can be booked by token holders anytime after the token goes live up until June 20. Token holders who do not book by June 20 are no longer guaranteed a cabin. If any cabins remain after this initial booking period, those who are on the wait list will be contacted.
If the rest of the cabins aren't taken by those on the waiting list, then they'll be released to the general public.

Here's who ticket holders will get to see at the event taking place Friday, January 4 through Monday, January 7, 2013. Complete lineup listed below...

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Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)

Coachella which is taking place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22) revealed their 2012 lineup. Last week, Azealia Banks was the first artist confirmed, and earlier today they confirmed The Weeknd (maybe he found a band?), and before that, Jimmy Cliff, Breakbot, and Housse De Racket. The reunited Pulp then announced itself. The full lineup also includes headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, not to mention, as predicted, the reunited At the Drive In and the reunited Mazzy Star (!), and Madness and Refused (!) and Jeff Mangum and many, many more that you can see below...

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Chromeo at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2010 (more by Chris Gersbeck)

This was the third year that Electric Zoo, an electronic music festival featuring world-renowned DJs, shuttled and ferried fans across the East River to Randall's Island on Labor Day weekend to dance. But this time the fest that began as a modest weekend event was something more, drawing crowds that were large even by music festival standards: Expanded to three days, the Zoo hosted 85,000 people, up from 50,000 over two days last year.

The scantily clad throngs, wearing neon sunglasses, pacifiers, furry go-go boots and bikini tops--and sometimes body paint in lieu of a top--prompted several DJs to declare a return of the rave scene to New York.

"It just eventually comes back," said David Macklovitch of the duo Chromeo. "We're definitely getting '90s vibes." [Wall Street Journal]

More about Electric Zoo later...

Now that Chromeo have played the Randall's Island fest, they've expanded their previously announced 'Night Falls Tour' with Mayer Hawthorne and Breakbot to include a NYC show happening on November 4 at Terminal 5. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/9) at noon with an internet presale (username: chromeo, password: tickets) and an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/7) at noon.

Updated dates below...

Continue reading "Chromeo played Electric Zoo, add T5 show to tour (dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Chromeo - "When the Night Falls" (Breakbot Remix) (MP3)

Chromeo at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2010 (more by Bao Nguyen)

Cut Copy's upcoming tour now has pre-sale tickets (username: cut, password: copy). The tour currently kicks off in NJ on September 13 at Wellmont Theatre with Washed Out and Midnight Magic, but has no NYC date.

Cut Copy and Midnight Magic meanwhile play Prospect Park on August 11 with Foster the People. Tickets are still on sale. Washed Out's upcoming Bowery Ballroom show is sold out.

Speaking of "internet community" pre-sales, Chromeo are doing one too (username: chromeo, password: tickets) for their upcoming tour which was just announced. The pre-sale also includes an option for an autographed vinyl ticket package which consists of one GA ticket, one autographed vinyl of Business Casual, one limited edition commemorative laminate, and early entry into the venue the night of the show. The tour doesn't include any NYC dates at the moment, but it does hit Philly on Halloween, as well as Austin City Limits and Pop Montreal.

Chromeo also has a remix EP coming out for the track "When the Night Falls" (feat. Solange Knowles) on July 26 via Big Beat/Atlantic. The EP features remixes by Hercules & Love Affair, Lifelike, Breakbot, and a cover of the song by Mayer Hawthorne, the latter two of which Chromeo are touring with. Grab the Breakbot remix above.

All Chromeo dates below...

Continue reading "new Chromeo dates on presale, Cut Copy too"

Justice @ SXSW 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Surf City show coming up at Mercury Lounge.

As previously mentioned, there's a Haiti benefit at SOB's tonight (1/28) with Styles P, Immortal Technique, Mickey Factz, Cormega, ChinahBlac, Eprhyme, and more. Tickets are still on sale.

Speaking of SOB's, Lord Finesse is celebrating a birthday there with "The Legendary Rakim" on February 18th. Tickets are on sale.

Tanya Morgan (a hip hop group that has nobody named Tanya in it) plays SOB's on February 22nd. Tickets are on sale.

Roxy Cottontail hosts a Dim Mak-presented show at Santos on February 11th "featuring Ninjasonik, Japanther, Fashen, Team Facelift, The Auctioneers, Jonny Famous, Gina Turner & (Not So) Secret European Guests". Dim Mak band The Willowz play Pianos (with Delta Spirit) the same night, but they are from California. Tickets are on sale. Oh, also I think the guest is a DJ or DJs...

Ed Banger celebrates their 7th Anniversary at Terminal 5 on February 12th (Justice (DJ Set), Breakbot / DJ Mehdi / Busy P. / and Friends). Tickets are sold out.

Ed Banger will follow the Terminal 5 show with an afterparty at Webster Hall ("GIRLS&BOYS w/ED BANGER RECORDS AFTER PARTY , SEBASTIAN, SO-ME & More!"). Tickets are on sale. Flyer and new FAKE Justice track below...

Continue reading "Styles P, '(Not So) Secret European Guests', Ed Banger, Fake Justice, Japanther, Surf City, Tanya Morgan & other tickets"


Are you allowed to throw yourself a seventh birthday party? If so, shouldn't your biggest act at least play "live" instead of "DJ"? Not that there's a difference really - well unless you actually would prefer to hear them mix other people's songs in addition to their own... for $41+service charges. Tickets are on sale. Flyer and more info below...

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DOWNLOAD: The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By (Hot Chip Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fatlip - What's Up Fatlip? (Breakbot RMX) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir- Young MC 'Know How Theme' (MP3)


RMXXOLOGY features Delicious Vinyl classics by the likes of Tone-Loc, The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, The Brand New Heavies, and Born Jamericans re-imagined by artists including Peaches, Eminem, Diplo, Hot Chip, Phillipians, Ed Banger's Mr. Flash, and Bobby Evans. The singles for the album have been burning up the charts in the UK and here in the US.
You can get it on Itunes. Video of the "Peaches & Tone Loc - 'Wild Thing' Remix" below...

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