Break Science And Their Grid Of Souls

Brooklyn duo Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee, aka Break Science, released their 10 track LP ‘Grid of Souls’ just a few weeks ago and we have had this LP on repeat. Having grown up in New York City, Break Science were influenced by the culture and the rhythm of the city that never sleeps. The guys recently came back from a 5-date US Tour, featuring production by Lazer Shark, Break Science’s live show exceeded expectations with Lee’s seasoned trip-hop/dub/jazz vibes on keyboards and Deitch’s thunderous breakbeat style on drums.

The guys talked us through their ‘Grid of Souls’ with a playlist.

What is your favourite song on the album and why? 

Adam Deitch  – A personal favourite is ‘Guiding Light’. It’s a very uplifting song that expresses how one person or a higher power in all of our lives can be “a guiding light” to help us through the tough times of life.

Which track was your favourite to write? 

Borahm Lee – All of the songs were written in different places at different times over the past years. The one that came naturally to us was ‘Reno’ which is named after where we wrote the song it while on tour.

Adam Deitch – for me ‘Cruise Control’ was fun to write because we got to work with a phenomenal singer and writer, Raquel Rodriquez. We tried the song out as an instrumental and it just called for vocals. We were excited coming up with the melodies and lyric concepts with her!

Which song is the hardest to play live? 

Adam Deitch – ‘Supermoon’ challenges us to play simply and beautifully to compliment the track. Plus there are a lot of twists and turns in the drum arrangement that keeps us on our toes.

 What was the first song you wrote for the album? 

Borahm Lee – ‘Android Love’ kicked off the vibe for the album and gave us a boost of inspiration and power to complete the other songs on the record. It was beautiful to hear how the Musicians from Lettuce (Shady Horns, Shmeeans (guitar) and Jesus on bass as well as Joey Porter and his talkbox funkiness) added each part individually which makes the song 3 dimensional.

Which song sums you up guys? 

Adam Deitch – ‘Make a Move’ represents where we are NOW as a band. The song incorporates modern Hip Hop (our roots), Electro Soul and Future R&B. Its non-classifiable because of the mix of genres and that’s really who we are. We don’t adhere to popular formats, we just make the music we love and let others decide what the genre is.

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By Lydia Redpath