Break Science / Gramatik at The Rex

Published On April 9, 2012 | By Kymbo Slice | Music

Brooklyn-based electronic duo Break Science are hitting The Rex tonight in case you were looking to cure those Monday blues. They recently released a new EP, titled Monolith Code, out on the Pretty Lights Music label. Others on the label include Paper Diamond, who’s been to Pittsburgh before, as well as SuperVision, Michal Menert, and tour mates Gramatik and Paul Basic. Pretty Lights Music provides and releases all of their music (and remixes) for free, but you can purchase album collections and merch on their website. I am sure Pretty Lights makes more than enough skrilla from touring.

Break Science has mentioned the new EP incorporates spiritual elements. There’s also some science (pun intended) behind it, as Adam Dietch refers to it as the “innate message we have to decipher to get to the next step in our evolution. The monolith represents a transition into a higher level of consciousness. A spark that initiates us to consider wider possibilities and ideas. The code is the system to express this transformation. Containing information from the past, present and future, it holds the key to unlock our potential as spiritual beings.” That’s deep.

They describe their influences as “everything from hip-hop and glitch, to jazz, soul, vinyl drum breaks and dub. We like certain elements of dubstep and drumstep (especially that BASS) and try to incorporate that sound in a fresh, new way.” Perhaps some live footage might better my point:

Joining Break Science is label mate Gramatik, a Slovenian world-class producer who has been making waves online. He earned nominations for “Best Chill Out Artist” and “Best Chill Out Track” at the 2010 and 2012 Beatport Music Awards and recently shot to #1 in hours on music blog HypeMachine after posting a cover of Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”. Download his latest EP here.

Paul basic will be kicking off the evening. Doors at 7. Show at 8. Tickets can be purchased here.

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