Breakbot is French electro funkmaster fresh disco dude Thibaut Berland. Signed to the coveted Ed Banger records (home to the likes of Justice, Mr. Oizo, and, you guessed it, Uffie) since 2009, Berland has been a busy bee, cross-pollinating hip-shaking bass and synth lines with the talents of a wide range of collaborative musicians creating a honeycomb of originals, re-works, and remixes. His music is equal parts love, honesty, truth, light and happiness. Picture a disco ball made of pure gold hovering above a porcelain dance floor with purple fog machines and soft lighting, then cue Breakbot.
When it comes to remixing, Breakbot has the proverbial Hand of Midas, crafting some of the catchiest and all-around enjoyable reinterpretations of songs that were often superb to begin with. Some highlights include his renditions of Pnau’s “Baby” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhuGMK18Bss), Aeroplane’s “Without Lies” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa68xGmNoTY), Pacific!’s “Hold Me” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpDjEfOi-cc), Van She’s “Kelly” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGIxL4r2Q5I), and like 20 others. Impressively, his original work is equally punchy and driving, making for a guaranteed good time no matter what Breakbot song blasts through my speakers. Between his 6 EPs, 2012 LP “By Your Side” and the aforementioned amassing remixes, there’s plenty to go around.
Favourite track: Baby I’m Yours (feat. Irfane) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahdH8eTydWY)… Bass lick-induced hip thrust dance moves.
…Ok one more: One Out Of Two (feat. Irfane) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=razjJva66F4)