Ed Banger Records head honcho Busy P has always had a great sense for what’s a hit and what’s not. With a discography that includes the likes of Daft Punk, Justice and the late DJ Mehdi among others, Thibaut Berland, better known as Breakbot, was never going to be a mediocre signing. Having been somewhat quiet since last year’s inimitable ‘Fantasy’, France-born Berland breaks the silence with ‘Programme’ – the B-side of a new, forthcoming release. See it as a late Easter gift if you will, but Ed Banger are, and have never been, no strangers to free give-aways.
Carrying hallmarks quite similar to the aforementioned smash hit, ‘Programme’ is the epitome of a modern take on French house. Despite holding a kind of poppy appeal, the simplicity and innovativeness hinted within Breakbot’s now given away new original are not to mess with. Borrowing elements from the days DJs were yet to become superstars, the guitar lead and carefully crafted drums make for something of a downright cool new school / old school production. If this, as just a taste, is anything good, I bet you Breakbot’s forthcoming album ”By Your Side” is something to eagerly await.