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Breakestra

Band, *1996 US, Los Angeles
R&B/Soul and Hip-Hop/Rap

Breakestra is a funk music project founded by Miles Tackett and based in Los Angeles, California. Breakestra was first formed in 1997 as a strictly live ensemble playing "covers" of funk, soul, and jazz breaks that had been sampled in late 80s & early 90s hip-hop seamlessly, blended into each other in the same style that early hip hop DJs would do in the pre-sampling days of the 1970s when they would DJ records at block parties.Breakestra covered The Mohawks' "Champ" in 2005 on the in-game soundtrack for Tony Hawk's American Wasteland.

     
Popular Tracks   
Cramp Your Style on Funk N' Beats, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Back At The Boathouse on Dusk Till Dawn by Breakestra
Hiding on Hit the Floor by Breakestra
Come On Over feat. Afrodyete on Dusk Till Dawn by Breakestra
Dark Clouds Rain Soul - Dub on Joyful Noise by Breakestra
Get It Right on Dusk Till Dawn by Breakestra
Posed To Be - Instrumental on Joyful Noise by Breakestra
Recognize on Hit the Floor by Breakestra
Stand Up on Hit the Floor by Breakestra
The Gettin' to It on Hit the Floor by Breakestra

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Band Membership
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Boogie BlessedBreakestra2012Single
Show And ProveBreakestra2009Single
Let The Bells Ring / Lowdown StankBreakestra2009Single
Joyful Noise EPBreakestra2009Album
Radio SamplerBreakestra2009Album
Posed To BeBreakestra2009Single
Dusk Till DawnBreakestra2009Album
Lowdown Stank / Miss Funky SoleBreakestra2008Album
Stand Up E.P.Breakestra2006Album
Hit The Floor (Bonus Tracks Promo)Breakestra2005Album
Show And ProveBreakestra2005Single
Family Rap (This Is The Sound)Breakestra2005Album
Hit The FloorBreakestra2005Album
At The End Of The Day / The Gettin' To ItBreakestra2005Single
You Don't Need A Dance! / See SawngBreakestra2004Single
Suite For WeldonYesterdays New Quintet / Breakestra / Mr. Dibbs2003Album
Deuces Up, Double DownBreakestra2002Single
Remember Who You Are · Cramp Your Style · Baby Don't CryBreakestra2001Album
Limited EditionBreakestra2001Album
The Sad ChickenLeroy & The Drivers / Breakestra2001Single
Sexy Popcorn PotBreakestra2001Single
Cramp Your StyleBreakestra2001Single
The Live Mix Part 2Breakestra2000Album
Getcho Soul TogethaBreakestra1999Single
Live Mix Pt. 1Breakestra1998Album
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