CYM favorites, Break Science, kicked things into the highest gears this past week. Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee started things off with a weekend on the left coast, with shows in Arcata, San Francisco and wrapping up in Portland, OR for the end of the Soul’d Out Festival. These guys truly have a one of a kind vision in sound.
Deitch and Lee are both slaying it when it comes to their individuals style, production and instrumentation, but what we love about the duo is their non-stop search for more–more experimentation, more risk-taking and more music. Break Science dropped a 4/20 release on The Untz before their Boulder House 4/20 Show presented by the Denver Kush Club and Kush Concentrates entitled ‘Double Dab,’ featuring Citizen Chance and it is pure fire.
We had a chance to catch their Portland show and it was by far my favorite Break Science set yet. The crowd was filled with old and brand new fans alike and the dancing never stopped. Playing a little bit of everything, the boys dropped their original remixes of Outkast’s ‘ATliens,’ The Fugee’s ‘Fu-Gee-La,’ and a dope remix of icon Annie Lennox’s ‘Little Bird.’ They played their bass smashing, break beat hits ‘Breath of Space,’ featuring beautiful vocalist Sonya Kitchell, a new personal favorite ‘Intergalactic Android Love,’ ‘Force of Nature,’ and their classic remix of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.’ The highlight of the night, however, has got to be whenever Break Science brought up Portland’s own trumpet legend Farnell Newton who jammed a few tunes with them, including the hit ‘Brain Reaction.’
Needless to say, everyone I talked to after the show, whether a new or old fan, agreed that Break Science has and is bringing something different to this overcrowded live electronic music scene. Lee and Deitch are on the same wavelength and watching them interact and vibe together on stage is an entertaining roller coaster ride that hopefully won’t end anytime soon!