French geniuses BREAKBOTIRFANE is coming to Le Baron
Time:9pm till late
Add:20 Donghu Rd
The French geniuses BREAKBOT & IRFANE is coming to Le Baron on Wednesday, April 27th!
The story of Breakbot begins at the heart of the aughts in front of a computer with hands dancing over a keyboard. Thibaut Berland had just graduated from art school. In his spare time, on his own, young Thibaut made a few remixes with the help of some handy softwares. His remix of ‘Let There Be Light’ by Justice landed on one of the duo’s LPs produced by Ed Banger and its captain Pedro Winter. Following that ﬁrst release, carried by the echo of MySpace, Breakbot earned himself a small reputation and published his ﬁrst single the following year, Baby I’m Yours, a sugary retro track reﬂecting his best inspiration.
Breakbot and Irfane met toward the end of the years 2000 at a release party for Ed Banger colleague Krazy Baldhead and haven’t left each other’s side since. After the Baby I’m Yours EP and a few other similar projects, Breakbot released his debut album in 2012 on Ed Banger. By Your Side, a sun-ﬁlled soundtrack with cheeky writing, where the bass line and the guitar answered each other in a rhythmic lovefest. Five of the thirteen album tracks were carried by Irfane’s boogie voice.
Together, Breakbot and Irfane have presented By Your Side in all the big cities of the world on a tour that has lasted almost two years. This long meandering ﬁnally gave the two friends the idea to create a duo. Today, Breakbot isn’t just a longhaired stringy guy, but a bubble in which Irfane has naturally found his place. Breakbot and Irfane are Breakbot. “I am Thibaut’s break”, routinely says Irfane.
In 2016, the new Breakbot version “one plus one” will release a second album, Still Waters, a new assortment of southern sunrays, with swinging images of danceﬂoors ﬁlled with guys in ﬂowing trousers and bare-shouldered young girls. For this occasion, Breakbot and Irfane followed a well-oiled formula. They each cook-up outlines of rhythms and melodies that the two boys then modify, complete and prolong to reach a ﬁnal draft. For Still Waters, which also contains 13 tracks, Breakbot have nonetheless tried out a few new moves: unlike the previous album, this one is more of a matrix with intricate workmanship, carved out with the help of old analogue machines rather than softwares.