Breakbeat Era

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Breakbeat Era was a short-lived British project that combined the breakbeat talents of drum and bass producers Roni Size and DJ Die with the vocals of singer Leonie Laws.

Spearheaded by the eponymous single "Breakbeat Era", the group released the Ultra-Obscene album in 1999. It was one of the first rock/pop/drum & bass fusion albums; a genre which similar artists Kosheen would also explore later.

Since the album seems to be a one-off project, other releases are unlikely.
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XLMC 130 Ultra-Obscene — Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene (Album) XL Recordings XLMC 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

XLT 95 Breakbeat Era — Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era (Maxi, Single) XL Recordings XLT 95 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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FH7124 Our Disease / Rancid — Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era Our Disease / Rancid (Maxi) XL Recordings, 1500 Records, A&M Records FH7124 US 1999 Sell This Version
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XLT 107 DJ Ultra-Obscene — Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene (Single, Maxi) XL Recordings XLT 107 DJ UK 1999 Sell This Version
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XLT 107 DJ1 Rancid — Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era Rancid(2x12", Ltd, Promo) XL Recordings XLT 107 DJ1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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none Terrible Funk — Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era Terrible Funk(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none 1999 Sell This Version
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none Bullitproof — Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era Bullitproof (Maxi) XL Recordings none UK 1999 Sell This Version
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none, XLT 107 PR Unknown / Love To Be Loved — Breakbeat Era Bad Company / Breakbeat Era Bad Company / Breakbeat Era - Unknown / Love To Be Loved(Acetate, 12") Not On Label, XL Recordings none, XLT 107 PR Unknown Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

XLMD 130 PR 6 Track Album Sampler — Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era 6 Track Album Sampler XL Recordings, Full Cycle Records XLMD 130 PR UK 1999 Sell This Version
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none Levi's Sta-Prest - Denim — Breakbeat Era Basement Jaxx, Breakbeat Era Basement Jaxx, Breakbeat Era - Levi's Sta-Prest - Denim(CD, Promo) Levi's none France 1999 Sell This Version
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none Era — Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era Era(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) XL Recordings, 1500 Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version

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natnew32

natnew32

May 17, 2013
@robocypher. Hear what your saying, but for that brief moment in time they did shine very brightly!
robcypher

robcypher

August 3, 2012
DJ Die and Roni Size failed to properly combine their talents during their two-year stint as Breakbeat Era, IMO. Ms. Laws doesn't seem to fit well onto a whole LP's worth of material, either...perhaps if she had been limited to a few tracks it would've been different.
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