BREAKESTRA

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Break. As in “breakbeat.” That ten second slice of percussive magic in the middle of a funk song that, when looped together by progressive South Bronx DJs in the 1970s, became the basis of the hip-hop movement. Arkestra. Out-there jazzer Sun Ra’s funkafied concept of the stuffy classical orchestra. Flip the script and you wind up with a unique definition of the 10 piece, Los Angeles based ensemble known as The Breakestra.

The Breakestra was born as the result of a vision by bassist/guitarist/upright cellist/producer Miles Tackett. Tackett fell in love with hip-hop after hearing Ultramagnetic MC’s’ Critical Beatdown in the late 1980s – the era in which tons of dusty drum breaks and funky samples first saw the light of day via enterprising hip hop producers such as Paul C., Pete Rock, Large Professor and DJ Premier. “In retrospect, I see that I gravitated towards hip hop because of its
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BREAKESTRA Hit the Floor album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hit the Floor
Funk 2005
BREAKESTRA Dusk Till Dawn album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Dusk Till Dawn
Funk 2009

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BREAKESTRA Live Mix Pt. 1 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Live Mix Pt. 1
Funk 1998
BREAKESTRA The Live Mix, Part 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Live Mix, Part 2
Funk 2000

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