Acquiring a love for the breakbeat through jazz and funk records, Break took to the drums at a young age, learning piano along the way and taking to the turntables at the age of fourteen before progressing to his own productions at sixteen. Crisp breaks, heavy bass and effortless rhythm & flow have always been stable marks of his productions, making him a firm favourite with a variety of the scenes top DJs from the beginning.
His recording career began in 2001 with a handful of releases for A Sides’ Eastside Recordings, each of which enjoyed glowing reviews and healthy DJ support. After meeting DNAudio label manager Squire through mutual friends Break became the focus of the label’s output, working closely with co-owner Silent Witness in developing a fresh & devastating new sound. This partnership lead to releases on the legendary No U-Turn Records in 2003 and since then Break hasn’t looked back, becoming one of the most prolific and revered producers in the scene’s history.
Long hours in the studio have lead to releases on Ram, Metalheadz, Shogun, Exit, Critical, Soul:R, Quarantine, Subtitles and a host of others; cementing Break’s reputation as one of drum & bass’ hottest talents. His trusted skills have been reigned in to remix seminal drum & bass classics including Shy FX’s ‘Bambaata’, Die’s ‘Clear Skyz’, Commix’s ‘Talk to Frank’ and Ram Trilogy’s ‘Gridlock’ as well as Bloc Party’s UK top-5 hit ‘The Prayer’.
Equally praised for his DJ skills, Break maintains a consistent touring schedule that sees him playing across the globe on a weekly basis on the stages of the world’s biggest drum & bass institutions; from Fabric, Detonate, Bedlam, Warning, Metalheadz and Hospitality in the UK to the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the breadth of Europe, playing headline shows or back2back sets with the likes of Die, Goldie and Dillinja.
Launching his own label, Symmetry Recordings in 2006, Break honed and polished his sound with each single and released his fist album, also entitled ‘Symmetry’ in 2008. Featuring forays into ambient, dubstep, funk, hip hop, house and soul amongst an arsenal of sure-fire drum & bass, ‘Symmetry’ earned Break an army of new fans from outside the d&b world with tracks picked up by the likes of techno legends Laurent Garnier and Josh Wink.
Dispatch Recordings Releases
2008 – DIS029 – Sick
2011 – DISLP002 – Sky (Break remix)
2011 – DIS042 – Your Time Will Come
2012 – DIS062 – Stano
2012 – DISODLP001 – Murmur – Featuring Break
2012 – DISODLP001 – Octane & DLR – Let Me Go – Featuring Marion (Break Remix)