London breakbeat orchestra return

2008-11-27

Breakbeat as a genre lost a lot of momentum a year or two ago, as the scene merged with electro house and a lot of breaks producers started dabbling with 4/4.
The scene failed to attract new blood and a lot of breaks DJs complained there was not enough fresh tunes being made to keep the sound hopping.

But one of the most interesting breaks-related acts to appear during this downtime is the London Breakbeat Orchestra, a 30-piece band who squeeze on stage with violins, violas, cellos, flutes, trumpets and a whole load of instruments to play breakbeat live.
Theyâ??ll be performing at Londonâ??s Cargo in Shoreditch on Saturday 6th December, and itâ??s probably one of the only times youâ??ll be able to wear jeans and a t-shirt, and dance your socks off to an orchestra.

There are four DJs involved in the LBO - Ali B, Janette Slack, Mr. No Hands and Lazersonic, as well as breakbeat double act Diverted.

Grab tickets at: www.myspace.com/londonbreakbeatorchestra

Source: beatportal.com