Listen: Breakbot's debut album streaming exclusively on inthemix
Mon 17th Sep, 2012 News 1044 viewsin
The wait for Breakbot’s debut album has been a long one. The Frenchman’s single Baby I’m Yours came out on Ed Banger back in 2010 and with the tune packing plenty of the label’s signature Gallic cool and heralding the arrival of a big new talent, it seemed fair to assume we’d be hearing more good things from Breakbot soon.
Two odd years down the track, we’re only now finding out what else Breakbot has up his sleeve. By My Side isn’t officially released until September 21 (that’s this Friday), but inthemix is hosting the Australian exclusive stream of the album right now. So how’s it sounding? “It’s worth the wait,” our album reviewer praised. “Lovers of nu-disco, funk and soul will connect with what Paris-based Thibaut Berland has created; By Your Side is a collection of well-written, slow-burn love songs. Ballads and more up-tempo piano-laden numbers meld together effortlessly, all benefiting from the Frenchman’s love of bumpy basslines, beautiful melodies and heartfelt vocals.
“It’s also an album that will have you feeling like you’re back in the 1970s and 80s in many regards, too, for Berland’s love of disco shines through on almost every track, albeit a love tempered by a healthy dose of contemporary electronica.” Read the full review of By Your Side here and tune in to the exclusive stream below.