The Breaks Collective
The Breaks Collective was a project born in 2005 when a group of North Devon musicians collaborated in a series of ‘jam’ style gigs. This group quickly formed into a band who have since released a number of singles and EPs, as well as their debut album, “Audio Art” (2013) which features collaborations with artists, Last Child Dancing, Jax, and Shire Roots.
In a genre which is all too often full of urban clichés, The Breaks Collective bring a refreshing take on Hip Hop to the table, taking inspiration from many styles of music including jazz, rap, hip-hop, funk, soul, rock and R&B. Despite this wide range of influences, the six members knit melodies, beats and lyrics together to create a unique musical and poetic flavour. In addition to their live performances of new and back-catalogue tunes, The Breaks’ also keep audiences entertained with spontaneous sets and freestyles.
Over the years The Breaks Collective have supported several established artists, including: ‘De La Soul’, ‘The Nextmen’, ‘Toots and the Maytals’, jazz legend ‘Courtney Pine’, ‘Gilles Peterson’, ‘The Pharcyde’, and the legendary ‘Scratch Perverts’. They have also headlined stages at ‘Gold Coast Ocean Fest‘ ‘Aeon’ festival, ‘Fat Face World Freestyle Mountainboard Champs’ and they have played at numerous other festivals including ‘BoardMaster Festival’ and ‘Electric Beach.’