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Breakestra: Boogie Blessed A – “Breakestra Boogie Blessed” / B – “Miss Funky Sole Shake” ft. Afrodyete (7 inch vinyl)
$5




This is the 9th Breakestra 7 inch release & the 4th single on Music Man Miles’ Rootdown label. Both sides are a slight return to the traditional funky soul foundation sound that Breakestra built upon going back to the start. One of the latest recruits to the Breakestra family is keyboardist Chuck “Boogie” (who the A side is named for) & the track  features his tasteful Organ skills pressed to wax for the very first time. “Boogie Blessed” has Miles on guitar, drums & bass duties.  The B side “Miss Funky Sole Shake” features a vocal retake of the previous release of the song (only on a 12 inch) this time by the African goddess of funky soul, Afrodyete. In addition to being the theme song of Music Man Miles’ weekly L.A. funk party Funky Sole, the track is a dip into the tradition of the original “version” or ” remix” experiments of 60s funky soul records when a single would be re- released with a new vocalist over a previously released backing track. Miles handles all the rhythm section & organ duties on this one.

 

2012 Breakestra Tour T-Shirt 2012 Breakestra Tour T-Shirt (Mens)$20

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2012 Breakestra Tour T-Shirt 2012 Breakestra Tour T-Shirt (Womens)$20

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2012 Breakestra Tour T-Shirt Breakstra Silhouette T-Shirt (Mens & Womens)$20


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Breakestra: Dusk Til Dawn Dusk till Dawn (CD) – 55 mins$10




In 2007 following a good stint of touring  “Music Man” Miles started working on music ideas and started getting together with long time Breakestra collaborator Mixmaster Wolf  to work on lyrics for what would evolve into Breakestra’s third studio release “Dusk Till Dawn” released in 2010. Miles performs bass, drums, guitars, cello, keys, percussion and vocals on much of the record & the trademark Breakestra touches remain intact: Wolf fronts tough breakbeat jams ‘Dark Clouds Rain Soul’ and Stones Throw single ‘Low Down Stank’; Miles himself brings his soulful vocals to ‘Need A Little Love’ and ‘I Don’t Wanna Wait’ & the amazing female vocalist Afrodyete recalls the heyday of southern sister funk on the terrific ‘Come On Over’ making her Breakestra debut on wax. she in fact had been performing as a guest from time to time years before at local L.A. shows & also plays a Bartender in the Breakestra’s first video “getcho Soul togetha” which is how Miles met her. The album even journeys into psychedelic soul (on the fuzzy ‘Show Me The Way’) and stripped-back West African farfisa stylings on instrumental cut, ‘North-East To Nippon’.

Last but not least, ‘Dusk ‘Till Dawn’ is a tribute to Tackett’s late DJ partner at Rootdown, DJ Dusk, whose life was tragically taken in a road accident in 2007. Dusk himself appears alongside Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na on the funky rap joint ‘Posed To Be’ and the album is a fitting tribute to a much-loved L.A. figure and integral member of a scene which has become globally respected. Enjoy the next progression of Breakestra funky soul-jazz sounds.

 

Breakestra: Live Mix Part 1 Live Mix Part 1 (CD) – 35 mins$5 (Free with the purchase of 2 CDs)




Recorded back in 1998, the Live Mix Part 1 was Music Man Miles’ first experiment with recording live musicians as engineer/producer in his home studio & the first time putting the Breakestra’s live mix style show to tape. This was the precursor to Stones throw’s Live mix part 2 release. the recording featured the original Breakestra line up of Carlos Guaico (the Rebirth) on keys, Todd simon (the Lions/Connie Price/ Daptone/Quantic) on trumpet, Tim Orngreff on Sax,  Dave Chegwidden (Rhythm Roots All Stars/ De La Soul) on percussion, Mix Master Wolf on vocals, Josh Cohen on drums, Dan Ubick (Connie Price/Lions) on guitar & Miles on Bass. it was originally released on cassette only.

 

Breakestra: The Gettin' To It A – The Gettin’ To It / B – At the End of the Day
(7 in. Vinyl)
$5


 

Breakestra: Come On Over A – Come on Over / B – Posed to Be feat. Chali 2na & DJ Dusk
(7 in. Vinyl)
$5




 

Breakestra: Lowdown Stank A – Lowdown Stank / B – Let the Bells Ring
(7 in. Vinyl)
$5




 

Mickey and the Soul Generation: Football A – Mickey and the Soul Generation, Football /
B – Eugene Blacknell and the New Breed, We’ve Got to Live Together
(7 in. Vinyl)
$10




 

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