Breakbeat Era

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 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.
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Breakbeat Era Discography Tracks

Albums

Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene (Album) XL Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Breakbeat Era Breakbeat Era (Single, Maxi) XL Recordings UK 1998 Sell This Version
Breakbeat Era Our Disease / Rancid (Maxi) 1500 Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene (Single) XL Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Breakbeat Era Terrible Funk(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none 1999 Sell This Version
Breakbeat Era Bullitproof (Maxi) XL Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Breakbeat Era 6 Track Album Sampler XL Recordings, Full Cycle Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Breakbeat Era Era(CD, Smplr, Promo, Mixed) XL Recordings, 1500 Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Breakbeat Era Bullitproof(CDr, Promo) XL Recordings 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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