Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours review

Artist: Breakbot
Title: Baby I’m Yours
Label: Because Music/Ed Banger
Genre: Disco/Nu Disco/Re-Edits
Format: 12″, Digital
Buy From: Juno Records, Juno Download

2010 looks like it’s going to be a very big year for Parisian producer Thibault Berland aka Breakbot. As part of the Ed Banger family he’s been producing a steady slew of quality remixes for Metronomy, Justice, Sebastian Tellier and Late of the Pier, and now he’s stepping up with excellent new material of his own.

In the vein of seriously smooth late 70’s rockers like Hall and Oates and Michael McDonald, the title track has tons of charm courtesy of a vocal from Irframe. Add to that the modern production of Holy Ghost or Discovery-era Daft Punk and it’s a pretty special disco-flavoured slice of sophisticated French pop.

Another man who’s becoming hot property for 2010 is German producer Siriusmo, who turns in a remix that matches Breakbot’s sense of retro fun and studio mastery. Far from Siriusmo’s more techno roots, this mix is almost a psychedelic rock song, complete with cowbells and chiming 12-string guitars. It’s weird and wonderful, and has more than a nod to Archie Bell and The Drells’ seminal “Tighten Up”.

Further mixes from fellow Frenchmen La Funk Mob, as well as awesome b-side “Make You Mine” make this an essential purchase from yet another Ed Banger star.

Review: Oliver Keens