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[BNB 064] Virgil Howe & Shawn Lee - Electronic Brain Break

More drums! Beats, breaks, rolls, all live, no loops. Breakin Bread continue their specialist Drums Series of 7"s with Shawn Lee joining Virgil Howe for 2 killer beat heavy tracks. All live, no loops, breaks for the future!

Breakin Bread is rooted in hip hop and all things related to hip hop so tracks with heavy drums and breakbeats are staples of the output of the label and the turntables of the clubs.The Drums Series features drummers that the Breakin Bread Crew have got to know since they launched their club night thirteen years ago.


  • Cat#: BNB 064
  • Artist: Virgil Howe & Shawn Lee
  • Title: Electronic Brain Break
  • Format: 7"/MP3
  • Released: March 2011

Side A "Electronic Brain Break"

Breakbeat? New Wave? Psych? Electronic Brain Break came out of Virgil jamming on a Teisco synthesizer with Shawn Lee on kit and percussion.Working themselves up into a freaky,sweat fueled funk-out.

Breaks and percussion galore, crazy bassline and all sorts of madness going on! We can't think of any other way to describe it!


Side B "Go Go Gadget Break"

This is a homage to the lost Go Go breaks of the early 80s. When live drums still lived side by side the new synth technology that was emerging.

Virgil bangs the drums with Shawn providing the Roto-Tom fills and skanky guitar. Go go go!



  1. Electronic Brain Break
  2. Go Go Gadget Break


Virgil Howe aka Sparo is the drummer behind The Killer Meters. He's got a big rock lineage, his dad is Steve Howe the guitarist from the legendary prog rockers "Yes". He has released his own album on Scenario records and is also known as one of the original DJ's on the legendary London pirate station Itch FM. Virgil has been gigging and doing sessions for years, honing his skills with acts such as Little Barrie, Shawn Lee and The Future Sound Of London's Amorphous Androgynous to name but a few.

Shawn Lee is an American musician and multi-instrumentalist from Wichita, Kansas. He moved to Los Angeles in 1988 where he worked with The Dust Brothers and Jeff Buckley. After being in various bands, performing on The Tonight Show, a publishing deal with EMI and touring on Lollapolooza, Lee moved to London, England. There he signed a solo record deal with influential DJ Gilles Peterson's Talkin' Loud. Shawn is probably best known for his work on US label Ubiquity Records on which he has released 10 albums.

Lee's music has appeared in many films such as Ocean's Thirteen, The Break Up, and Confessions of a Shopaholic, as well as on television series, such as CSI Miami, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Nip Tuck, Ugly Betty, and Eastbound and Down, and the Mack Dawg Productions snowboard movie Picture This. The hardest working man in the soul and funk world? Possibly...



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