Breakestra feat. Choklate + Freddie Cruger + Russ Dewbury Sydney Show

Friday 17th November – The Forum – Sydney
From Los Angeles, USA
Breakestra Feat: Choklate – Live

From Sweden
Freddie Cruger aka Red Astaire (Raw Fusion/ Gamm Records)

From the UK
DJ Russ Dewbury (Jazz Rooms/Jazz Bop)

Hailing from Los Angeles, Breakestra are one of the heaviest live Funk outfits on the festival circuit in 2006.

The world first got a taste of the Breakestra flavour in 1999 when the band dropped their debut 7 inch “Getcha Soul together”on Stones Throw Records.
This paved the way for their debut album “The Live Mixtape Volume 2” a slab of James Brown tinged excitement that put them firmly on the map. Paying homage to classic breaks and beats gone by, Breakestra are a sensational 8 piece live outfit combining sizzling funk with recreations of famous hip hop samples.
Their recent second album “Hit the Floor” on Ubiquity Records has moved things forward by several giant leaps.Featuring the vocals of Breakestra main man Miles Tackett and Mix Master Wolf the flavour is 1970s Funk re imagined by 21st Century Hip Hop heads with more than enough soul to make you bounce.This show will include the wonderful Seattle based songstress Choklate whose self titled debut album on Kajmere Records is making serious waves.
“Hit the floor” has already become a modern classic and the recent “Stand Up” Ep featuring members of Jurassic 5 and People under the Stairs has taken things to a new level.

In their native Southern California, Breakestra reguarly perform to capacity crowds alongside Hip Hop luminaries such as Guru, Digable Planets, De la Soul, Black Eyed Peas, Cut Chemist and Dj Shadow. Their global legion of fans is steadily growing and this is a show not to be missed !

Representing the explosive Scandinavian music scene we welcome Swedish Dj/Producer Freddie Cruger aka Red Astaire to Australia for the first time.
Hot on the heels of his debut album of original tracks “Soul Search” on Raw Fusion, Freddie is the undoubted master of genre mash ups and a favourite artist of djs throughout the world.Mixing old school hip hop and b-boy grooves with dirty funk,Soul,Latin and disco rhythms, Freddie has come up with an album of irresistible tracks turning on fans such as Erykah Badu, Jazzy Jeff and Gilles Peterson in the process.

Freddie is a cornerstone of Swedish labels like Raw Fusion and Gamm having over 16 releases and remixes in the last few years.His Red Astaire track “Follow Me” released in 2003 is still one of the biggest independent club anthems of recent times.Acknowledged as an incredible spinner, we say get ready for Freddie !

Dj Russ Dewburys worldwide quest to spread his positive brand of street jazz music continues adding Afro Funk,Drum and Bass and Latin beats into the mix. Holding down a 19 year residency at the legendary “Brighton Jazz Rooms” in the UK and through his worldwide acclaimed Jazz Bop live sessions, Russ has worked with everyone from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers to The Roots.

He combines his roles as forward thinking producer, promoter and radio dj with an effortless ability to rock the house.