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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Albums

XLMC 130 Breakbeat Era - Ultra-Obscene album art Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene (Album) XL Recordings XLMC 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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

Miscellaneous

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