Breakestra, Hit The Floor

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Hit The Floor

These are the breaks: 14 floor-fillers from the inventive LA funkateers

This LA collective merges two mindsets: in the past, they've zeroed in on the breaks from classic soul and funk tracks, strung them together and then played them live, creating whole new songs out of classic bridges. Hit the Floor breaks (pun unintentional, honest) from that formula a bit — this time, the group authors its own floor-fillers. The spirit is the same, though: nervously flitting flutes, clattering snare and gruff, haughty bass. And though a few of the vocal performances veer dangerously close to cocktail rock, they're evened out by the beautifully minimal "Hiding" and the insistent snarl of "The Getting to It."