Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee, more formally known as the Brooklyn based duo Break Science were one of the few artists at Electric Zoo that was not only DJing, but also playing live instruments. With both of them producing, Borahm on keys, and Adam on the drums, they make quite a unique and flavorful duo. Adding in the vocalist, Cerebral Cortex only enhanced the performance. Break Science performed on Main Stage East during Electric Zoo, which illustrates just how much they have progressed in the electronic music scene. Although they played an early afternoon set, their exclusive genre of electronic hip-hop fused with jazz, dubstep, reggae, and trap attracted many old and new fans alike.
Their growing popularity in the music community has not gone unnoticed by their label mate and founder Pretty Lights, also known as Derek Smith. Break Science will be touring this fall across the United States and playing as the Pretty Lights band in October, as well as playing after parties and debuting their new album Seven Bridges. Seven Bridges is the duo’s first full length album, which includes thirteen songs featuring artists such as Redman, Lettuce, Citizen Chance, and many more. The album merges all of their different production styles and music genres into a melodically beautiful and powerful message of evolution, integration, and positivity. Seven Bridges is available for free download on October 1st on the Pretty Lights Music label website: http://prettylightsmusic.com/therecordlabel/breakScience.html Undrgrnd Sound had the opportunity to talk to Break Science about the upcoming album and their Electric Zoo performance, check it out:
Voices from the Undrgrnd:
Undrgrnd Sound: Hi this is Alex with Undrgrnd Sound and we are here interviewing Break Science who just came off what was an amazing main stage east set. Introduce yourself guys.
I’m the vocalist know as Cerebral Cortex, CX for short.
Adam Deitch, I’m a producer, I produce half the music and play some drums.
Other half of Break science, Borahm Lee. Play keyboards, produce, DJ.
How was the set?
We had a great time today. It was Borahm’s Birthday right here. We definitely had a great set, the vibe was up. People got crazy even though it was early. It was a success, definitely.
What do you guys think of Electric Zoo?
We love playing this festival. It definitely caters towards the younger audience and we love playing for a younger audience. Fresh ears and open minds. The kids just soak it up and they love to dance and they’re just like sponges out there and so we love putting the music out there for them.
Seeing as you guys are more of a band then a DJ behind a booth. So how would you describe yourselves as artist/genre?
It’s like a hiphop electronic genre. We love reggae and a lot of different stuff. We mix hip-hop with electronic music with reggae with touches of jazz, touches of electronic, touches of dubstep, touches of trap. You know, we love it all. We just put it up and do what we do.
Just to touch on that further, the name of the new album is Seven Bridges which you know not only does it mean seeing seven bridges from New York, Brooklyn and New York State but it also means bridges between different genres of music and twisting them into one genre which is very important to us. To be extra always, be extra.
Their full length album, “Seven Bridges” is out now on Pretty Lights Music! #PLM
FREE Download of “Seven Bridges” via Pretty Lights Music:http://plmusic.pl/BreakScience
When do you plan to release Seven Bridges?
We’re going on tour in October with Pretty Lights, as Pretty Lights band and I’m going to be the drummer, he is going to be the keyboard player and we’re probably going to put the record out right before that at some point.
Are you guys doing anything besides the tour?
We’re also doing all the after parties for the Pretty Lights tour. We’re going to have guests flying out. CX will be there, we will probably fly Charlie Tuna out to a couple. Hopefully get Red Man out to a couple, it’s gunna be crazy.
Was growing up in New York and living here an influence on you musically?
Definitely, we all grew up here and we love all the hip-hop that came out of New York plus all of the other amazing music that comes out of New York and we’re just putting it in the melting pot and go, create, everyday. It’s what we do.
Is there any experiences that geared you towards music?
I mean, it’s all cumulative, but we all come from musical families first of all. But then just being around so many different people, sounds, images, and everything you know it just all gets kind of compiled and like they say, it’s a melting pot. It’s the melting pot of your mind and fortunately we had the good frame work and foundation of having musical parents, that it gave us that medium to create. The inspiration is endless whatever you are into, there is just a million other people that are also into it.
You guys play a lot of music, but on your off time is there anything specific that you like to listen to?
For me, personally, in my off time sometimes I just like to get away from music because so much of our lives are music. It’s nice to just get a second to get out to nature or you know we like to battle ping-pong or go watch basketball. Adam likes skateboarding. You can’t create art in a vacuum, you know? Music is always going to be our lives but we still have to drain inspiration from other places and people.
In regards to your guy’s production, how is it? Is it all analogue? Digital? Do you guys like to mix it up a lot?
We do have a lot of different methods to how we produce. A lot of the times the songs start from ideas and we either drop it down on Pro tool or Ableton live and work from there. Then we get vocalists to come by and then they do their verse and then we chop it up and do our thing with it and move it around and do what we do so It’s kind of got a lot of analog. A lot of real instruments plus a lot of crazy stuff that we get from Pro tool & Ableton.
AL: It’s basically me and Borahm in a room for days on end. We just keep making music, we keep mixing and we keep going till it’s right and when it’s right, we reach out to the talented vocalists that we work with.
If fans want to reach out to you, what’s the best way to get directly to you?
Twitter, @breakscience. That’s us on there. Definitely holler at us.
The biggest thing right now is the upcoming tour and release?
The upcoming tour and we are going to be backing Pretty Lights as the Pretty Lights band in October and we have some festivals before that. Starting the New Year we’re gunna hit it hard so we appreciate everyone coming out to the shows.
Any big plans for 2014?
We’re trying to take it to the level next year. I think it’s going to happen, when they hear this new record and the excitement about this new album definitely, Seven Bridges. Here it goes!
Would you rather be timeless or innovative?
It’s got to be both. If it ain’t both then it isn’t worth it. You know, timeless and innovative is where to go.
The name of our company is Undrgrnd Sound, from your life experiences, songs images, etc. what are the first things that come to mind?
I would say a rapper like Big L, you know when Big L came out he had the under ground on lock. It’s CX’s cousin. He’s the epitome of underground rap.
Well thank you very much for your time, we really appreciate it.
This is Break Science repping for Undrgrnd Sound, you know what it is!
Break Science Live at Electric Zoo Festival, New York, USA [August 31, 2013]