Breakbeat Era

Breakbeat Era

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 single "Ultra Obscene", and then released as an album under the same title in 1999, "Ultra-Obscene". It was one of the first rock/pop/drum & bass fusion albums; a genre which similar artists Kosheen also later explored.

Since the album seems to be a one-off project, other releases are unlikely.

Breakbeat Era Discography


none Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene (Album) XL Recordings none UK 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

XLT 95 Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era (Single, Maxi) XL Recordings XLT 95 UK 1998 Sell This Version
XLT 107 DJ Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene (Single) XL Recordings XLT 107 DJ UK 1999 Sell This Version
0694971241 Breakbeat Era Our Disease / Rancid (Maxi) 1500 Records 0694971241 US 1999 Sell This Version
XLT 107 DJ3 Breakbeat Era Bullitproof (Maxi) XL Recordings XLT 107 DJ3 UK 1999 Sell This Version


none Breakbeat Era 6 Song Sampler From Ultra-Obscene(CDr, Smplr, Promo) 1500 Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
XLCD 130 PR Breakbeat Era 6 Track Album Sampler(CD, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) XL Recordings, Full Cycle Records XLCD 130 PR UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Breakbeat Era Era(CD, Smplr, Promo, Mixed) XL Recordings, 1500 Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version

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


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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