Better In Pairs
It’s not rocket science—hip hop and electronic music go together like green eggs and ham. In a similar mash-up of two great things that complement each other’s style, trip-hop beat master Borahm Lee and Pretty Lights drummer Adam Deitch come together to form a recent addition to the Pretty Lights Music Record Label: Break Science. Their debut EP Further Than Our Eyes Can See forges a fresh style of hip hop and electronic music’s finest attributes.
To be more specific and hone in on Break Science’s sound, this album meanders down many paths of subgenres like dubstep, trip hop, reggae, and psychedelic breakbeat. With their hip hop and reggae influences, Break Science throws down with heavy-hitter guest artists like Talib Kweli in “The Alliance” and Jahdan Blakkamoore in “High (Redux).” Electronic music leaves its mark on these tracks in the form of glitchy samples and wobbly, crunchy grooves that create the classic halftime dubstep feeling. “Move Ya Body” (co-produced by Paper Diamond and Gramatik) has a similar effect, opening with a beatboxing sound that explodes into a rhythmic pulse—a pulse that demands heavy dancing. To keep listeners wondering what genre they’ll play with next, Break Science includes tracks like “Wisdom of Antiquity” and “Shanti.” While “Wisdom of Antiquity” creates a contemplative soundscape textured with lyrics about transformation, “Shanti” creates a more psychedelic experience for the listener with the exotic voice of Indian singer Falu.
Further Than Our Eyes Can See provides listeners with a type of genre uncertainty that keeps the album exciting. There’s a time and place for everything, and Break Science makes sure that these six tracks will cover all your bases of musical entertainment anytime, anywhere.