Dub-step duo Break Science to play Pearl Street

By Sarah Robertson

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Break Science, a Brooklyn-based EDM duo, will be playing the Pearl Street Nightclub on Friday with opening acts Paul Basic and Kroma Kode. As members of the Pretty Lights Music record label, both Break Science and Paul Basic are sure to put on a brilliant show for EDM and dub-step fans everywhere. Break Science’s music is composed of an intoxicating blend of electro and hip-hop backed by the percussive talent of Adam Deitch and the keyboarding expertise of Borahm Lee. Their music is perfectly crafted to be both beautiful and bold, but most importantly, it is sure to get the crowds dancing.

Break Science released their first full-length album, “Seven Bridges,” on last October. On the album, they stray from more traditional electronic music and gravitate toward more of a hip-hop-influenced sound. Some tracks feature rap vocals and samples from artists such as Rihanna and Sonya Kitchell.

Prior to the release of “Seven Bridges,” Deitch and Lee released two EPs titled “Further Than Our Eyes Can See” in 2011 and “Monolith Code” in 2012. In 2012, they also released a collaborative project with Pretty Lights music label mate Michal Menert, titled “Twilight Frequency,” which exposed the band to a nationwide audience for the first time.

As electronic music has made its way into the main stream, Break Science rode EDM’s wave of popularity to play festivals and shows around the country. The band has steadily been featured in a series of festivals over the past few years such as Basslights, Snowglobe and Lights All Night.

The group has also collaborated with artists across a variety of genres such as Redman, Wyclef Jean, Wu-Tang Clan, Lee “Scratch” Perry and John Scofield. The variety of collaborators with whom Break Science has worked is a reflection of the diversity and range of influences in their music.

When the creative minds of Deitch and Lee come together, the result is nothing less than outstanding. Both artists have individually had impressive careers in the production of electronic music as well as in performance. In 2010, Deitch was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for writing and producing two songs on Ledisi’s album “Turn Me Loose” as part of the Fyre Dept. production team. He also co-founded Royal Family Records, an online community for budding artists. As the band’s keyboardist, sound designer and programmer, Lee handles many of the technological aspects of Break Science’s music. His input gives the duo’s music the organic, ambient sound that flows cohesively through every track.

Break Science stresses the importance of soul and spirituality in their work, and they show it through the thoughtful and intricate layers of sound in each of their songs. With such an eclectic range of influences, Break Science stretches the limits of the “live-tronica” scene to include jazz, soul, hip-hop and dance. Audiences are sure to be moved emotionally and on the dance floor when they see this talented duo in action.

Tickets for the show at the Pearl Street Clubroom are available in advance for $15 or $20 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m.l

Sarah Robertson can be reached at [email protected]