B:pressure pres. Break (UK)
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Break is one of drum&bass’ most prolific producers, having released music on many of scene stop labels. From his first release in 2003 with A Sides’s Eastside Records he went on to sign tracks to Commercial Suicide, Metalheadz, Soul:r, Subtitles, Shogun Audio and Exit records. His close ties to DNAudio, Quarantine and DJ Die yielded some of the best releases on their labels. Starting his own imprint Symmetry Recordings in 2006 opened the door for full control of his musical output, with 5 solo albums under his belt and a stack of singles and EPs. His remix skills have been regularly commissioned, leading to remixes of commercial artists such as Bloc Party, Miss Dynamite and Sigma & Rita Ora. Break was sought out for remixes of classic dnb tracks such as Shy Fx’s ‘Bambaata’, Krome & Times’ ‘TheLicence’, Dillinja’s ‘Hard Noize’ and a still expanding list of many other top dnb tunes.
Acquiring a love for the breakbeat through jazz and funk records, Break learned the drums and piano at a young age and took to the turntables at the age of fourteen. A talented musician with a wide range of influences, Break looks to push the barriers in whatever he’s doing. Crisp breaks, heavy bass and strong melody are trade marks of his productions making him a firm favourite with a variety of the scenes top DJs. Collaborating with vocalist Kyo on many of his album tracks, singles and other genre projects has added a talented and familiar voice to the Symmetry sound. Many other artists have been involved with the label and the list is too long to add, but with the likes of Calibre, Calyx & Teebee and DJ Die, with regulars such as Spectrasoul, Xtrah and Jack Boston, the best talent is always keen to be involved. Celebrating 10 years of his label in 2016, Break released the ‘Ten Years Of Symmetry LP’ to mark the occasion, with collaborations and new solo tracks making this one of the strongest releases to date. 2018 saw the release of his 5th artist album ‘Another Way’ with tracks such as ‘Last Goodbye’ featuring Celestine and ‘Keepin’It Raw’ receiving strong club and streaming support. Break still holds the position as the all time top drum&bass artist on Beatport and his output of killer remixes and singles have to led to his latest album project for 2023 ‘Digital World’. Alongside his new album Break will host a talent packed XOYO residency in May.