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In Session: Breakbot

A quirky collection of funk and disco from the Ed Banger mainstay

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 24 October 2018

An artist whose creative output screams "disco will never die," Thibaut Berland, best known by his stage name, Breakbot, has gifted innumerable dancefloors with a bounty of carefree funk. Hailing from France, his earnest and silky retro sound caught the attention of Ed Banger Recordings back in 2009. Once signed to the label, Thibaut created his breakthrough EP 'Baby I'm Yours' - a global music phenomenon that transformed himself into a beloved mainstay of the lauded music label.

Piloted by hip basslines, juicy guitar riffs and glistening vocal work, Breakbot's radiant sound has amassed millions of plays and turned him into a sought-after headliner all around the globe. In addition to his brilliant originals, Breakbot's white-hot remixes of tracks by the likes of Röyksopp, Digitalism and Chromeo did wonders in further solidifying his reputation as a bonafide modern disco purveyor.

To round out his sound and give it more swagger, Thibaut has consistently called on his bandmate Irfane to make use of his melodic and dynamic voice. In 2015, Irfane officially joined Breakbot for what would be their second album, 'Still Waters' - a critically acclaimed LP that saw the duo enter new sonic territory by incorporating more futuristic synth accelerations into their funkafied routine.

After a brief hiatus, Irfane linked up with Breakbot once again for their 2018 EP 'Another You' - a deep four-track dive into an inescapably cool expanse of cosmic sounds. With every lick and turn, Breakbot's grooves are the perfect remedy for any dull dancefloor. Easily accessible to all, the music and its infectious attitude never falters from its missionto keep the disco spirit alive and well.

As Ed Banger celebrates its 15 year anniversary this year, Mixmag thought it an appropriate time to tap Breakbot for a starry-eyed and quirky submission to our In Session mix series.

Check out Breakbot's In Session Mix below.

Tracklist:

Asha Bhosle & Chorus - Udi Baba

Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi - Modern Geometry

Men With Hats - Safety Dance (Italo Brutalo edit)

Universal Robot Band - Dance And Shake Your Tambourine

World Premiere - Share The Night

New Paradise - I Love Video

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Kids

Fabrizio Mammarella - Skymed

First Touch - Let Me Get Next To You

The Temptations - Treat her like a lady

Gayle Adams - Emergency

K.I.D. - Its Hot (Take it to the top)

Connie Case - Get Down

Yuksek - I Don't Have a Drum Machine

Alex Gopher - Back To Basics

Van Jones - Not About That

Nightlife Unlimited - Tonight

Marcello Giordani - U Need A Disco Junk

Atlantis - Keep on Moving and Groovin

LEB Harmony - Feeling Love (Joey Negro Edit)

Paradise Birds - I Am A Song

Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi - Protorico

Rick Wade - Players_Theme_Original_Mix

Mind Enterprises - 'S.H.A.K.E' (Breakbot Remix)

Breakbot - feat Irfane - Devotion (yuksek remix)

Breakbot feat Delafleur - Don’t Stop The Dance (Breakbot Remix)

Ray Man - Run River (Spiller edit)

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