This morning I woke up feeling very deflated. The weather outside is grey, I had a crappy meeting and it kind of went from there. Typically when I feel this way, I tend to stupidly indulge feelings of doom and gloom by putting on depressing, fuzzy, shoegaze-y type tunes from someone like Slowdive or Still Corners. However, today I decided to buck that trend and put on music that makes me feel happy. My choice? Breakbot’s cute debut album, By Your Side.
Breakbot is the recording moniker of French DJ, Thibaut Berland, and he’s been cranking out danceable tunes for the last 5 or so years. Personally, most of the contact I’ve had with his music has come in the form of remixes that he’s done for electro-infused artists, such as Royksopp, Air, Van She, Sneaky Sound System and MANY more. His trademark sound reminds me of a few things: 70s disco, old-school Michael Jackson, and 70s TV show theme songs – all of which you can’t really go wrong with.
On a day where I was feeling anything but inspired to write, Breakbot has gotten me back to that autumnal feeling of romance and happiness that always seems to kick in around this time of year. Just a wonderful record all around.
Have a listen to my favorite track off the album, One Out Of Two, two.
*Breakbot’s debut album, By Your Side, is out now, via Ed Banger Records.
**If you’re in the US, purchase the album from Beatport here: http://www.beatport.com/release/by-your-side/960525
Breakbot “One Out Of Two”