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New Orleans Jazz Fest Late Night: Break Science Live Band at The Blue Nile 2016

Break Science Live Band 2016 New Orleans Blue Nile

Break Science Live Band
April 30, 2016 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
Part 1 of 2:
Owner Of A Lonely Heart [Yes] > Goin ‘Down [Michal Menert collab], In Full Effect (clip), Hand Clapping Song [The Meters] > Funky Style (clip), Brain Reaction, Intergalactic

Bee Getz as quoted in his NOLA Jazz Fest After-Dark 2016 overview review at Live For Live Music:

Break Science is trendsetter in realms of live electronic music; implementing avant garde approaches to technology while retaining core identity and original sound. The duo comprised of Adam Deitch and keyboardist/sampler/producer Borahm Lee have begun to reinvent themselves as a live band, drafting Lettuce crew Jesus Coomes (bass), Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (guitar) and The Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis & Eric “Benny” Bloom) to make a formidable dance music dragon.

Break Science Live Band 2016 Blue Nile

It’s clear that familiarity and trust are crucial to the duo’s transition into a full live band. Deitch remains a force behind the kit, propelling the breaks, programming pads, and setting the ultimate tone; while Lee is mad professor, furiously twisting knobs, painting Rhodes colors, and layering the synth waves. Shmeeans and Jesus would lay back, low-down dirty and deep in the cut, serving the songs and keeping it vibey with disciplined restraint.

On the other hand, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis was levitation station, a dude not of this earth. The Shady Horns veteran hellraiser married imaginative melodies with sinister, psychedelic tones; all done through his Korg analog guitar-synth triggered by a custom-equipped mouthpiece. Eric
Benny” Bloom
is well versed in live-band electro-soul from his tours of duty in Pretty Lights Analog Future Band, and his stimulating, muffled wah wailing remained a perfect Zoidis foil in yet another compelling context.

The undeniable Tycho/Kendrick Lamar mashup “Vibe Walk” was a moving expedition, paired with familial collaborations with Michal Menert (“Goin Down”). Two tracks from the recent Manic Science project were reinterpreted: the Nice & Smooth-sampled “Funky Style,” and the haunting Pretty Lights remix “I Can See it in Your Face.” In mixing older Break Science originals like “Zion Station”, re-working NOLA classics (The Meters “Hand-Clapping Song”), and powering through AOR radio staples (Yes‘s “Owner of a Lonely Heart”), the omnifarious Break Science personalities were revealed. A smattering of new songs were interspersed within the set, only adding to the promising potential of this larger unit. Break Science Live Band surpassed many expectations, and chaperoned an enchanting journey down the wormhole of organic electronic music in 2016.

Break Science Live Band
April 30, 2016 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
Part 2 of 2:
Throwback [Michal Menert collab] > I Can See It In Your Face [Pretty Lights], Let’s Go, Vibe Walk [Kendrick Lamar vs Tycho]

NOTE: Please excuse the fact that the audio on these is subpar. I think my Sony ECM-MS908C external video cam microphone started to crap out in a weird way (after extended use in the humidity I guess?). Luckily it didn’t happen until the 8th night (of 8 nights) so it didn’t affect too much of my footage. I promptly replaced the mic. I actually I picked up two because it is no longer being manufactured. I’ve been using these mics since 1999 and they still do a great job. I think I’ve owned 5 of them, if you count the 2 I have now.

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: Bonnaroo Hip Hop Superjam feat. Lettuce, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Wu-Tang Clan, Solange, Schoolboy Q, etc.

Lettuce with Ghostface Killah – Daytona 500 – 6/14/13 @ Bonnaroo Hip Hop Superjam

Lettuce Bonnaroo Hip Hop Superjam with Method Man & Redman

Lettuce: Bonnaroo Hip Hop Superjam
June 14, 2013
Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival – That Tent

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Lettuce with RZA – Blood Thicker Than Water – 6/14/13 @ Bonnaroo Hip Hop Superjam

01. Intro
02. The Funky Drummer [James Brown cover]
03. The Big Payback [James Brown cover]
04. N.Y. State of Mind Pt. II (with Schoolboy Q) [Nas cover]
05. There He Go (with Schoolboy Q) [Schoolboy Q cover]
06. Collard Greens (with Schoolboy Q) [Schoolboy Q cover]
07. What Happened To That Boy (with Chad Hugo) [Baby ft. Clipse & Pharrell cover]
08. Superthug (with Chad Hugo) [Noreaga ft. Kelis & Pharrell cover]
09. Apache [Incredible Bongo Band cover] >
10. Slipping Into Darkness [War cover]
11. ??? (with RZA) [?Wu-Tang Clan? cover] (with Protect Ya Neck verse)
12. Triumph (with RZA) [Wu-Tang Clan cover]
13. Liquid Swords (with RZA & ??? & Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights) [GZA cover]
14. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (with RZA & ???) [Wu-Tang Clan cover]
15. ??? (with RZA & ???)
16. Blood Thicker Than Water (with RZA & ???) [RZA / Sly & The Family Stone cover] >
17. ?reggae jam? (with RZA & ???)
18. Killing Me Softly (with Solange) [Roberta Flack / The Fugees cover] >
19. Umi Says (with Solange) [Mos Def cover]
20. Cherchez La Ghost (with Ghostface Killah & Solange) [Ghostface Killah cover]
21. ??? (with Redman) >
22. Tonight’s Da Night (with Redman) [Redman cover]
23. Da Goodness (with Redman) [Redman cover]
24. Part II (with Method Man & Redman) [Method Man & Redman cover]
25. Da Rockwilder (with Method Man & Redman) [Method Man & Redman cover]
26. C.R.E.A.M. (with Method Man, Redman, RZA, & ?more?) [Wu-Tang Clan cover] >
27. Daytona 500 (with Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Redman, RZA, etc) [Ghostface Killah cover]
28. Madison Square
29. Mr. Yancey >
30. Workinonit [J Dilla cover] > Doe Rae Wu (with RZA & ?more?) [Killa Beez cover] >
31. Mr. Yancey (reprise)
32. Do It Like You Do

Lettuce:
Nigel Hall – vocals, keys
Adam Deitch – drums
Neal Evans – keys
Erick “Jesus” Coomes – bass
Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff – guitar
Ryan Zoidis – saxophone
Eric Bloom – trumpet
James Casey – saxophone, percussion

Guests:
DJ Jazzy Jeff – turntables
?? – background vocals
?? – background vocals
Borahm Lee – keyboards (from Break Science)
Schoolboy Q – MC
Chad Hugo – keys (from The Neptunes / N.E.R.D.)
RZA – MC
??? – MC
Derek Vincent Smith (aka Pretty Lights) – bass
Solange Knowles – vocals
Ghostface Killah – MC
Redman – MC
Method Man – MC

Notes: small dropout during Killing Me Softly.

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You can also find the Jim James Superjam featuring John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste, Larry Graham, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, etc. for download or stream.