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The Dynamic Funky Duo Break Science Returns to NOLA this Month

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You can catch Break Science in New Orleans for Carnivoid, Hosted by The IceMan Special, on February 11th at the Joy Theater. Get your tickets here.

It’s been a long four years since we’ve been able to experience the funk and joy of break science in New Orleans. Those who love the groovy sounds of the electro, trip-hop duo are in luck, as they’re returning to New Orleans this month.

The dynamic, funky duo features hip-hop drummer extraordinaire, Adam Deitch (of Lettuce), and keyboardist Borahm Lee (of the Pretty Lights Live Band). Since their very first single released in 2011, they’ve taken a unique dive into the master blend of hip-hop beats and psychedelic synth. It’s a blend of old-school, East Coast hip-hop plus futuristic sounds that we’ve desperately been missing here in New Orleans.

The group is joining swamp-rock group The Iceman Special for their upcoming Mardi Gras ball: Carnivoid, taking place at the Joy Theater on February 11th.

Officially dubbed “The Circular Purple Circus,” Carnivoid will take over the Joy Theater on a Friday night. The line-up boasts strong local and national talent along with stunning visuals and immersive art experiences. Hosted by the four-piece headliner The Iceman Special, the event features the dynamic duo of Break Science, TBC Brass Band, and some unannounced special guests.

Carnivoid is promised to be “a Mardi Gras Ball like no other.” And we certainly believe it!

Where’ve they been?

We got a few stellar singles released from Break Science in 2020, including “Take You There,” “Mettawave,” and “Fadeaway.” The latter track featured fresh lyrical rapper Bishop Nehru and powerful vocalist Rhia. Their latest release, a remix of Snoop Dogg and Blakkamoore’s “Get Down Tonight” feels like California cool in a bottle – it’s the perfect pick-me-up for any potential wintertime blues.

But no new albums and no shows during the pandemic left us wanting new and fresh experiments from the group. But we can’t argue that the wait wasn’t worth it. This match-up with the Iceman Special at Carnivoid is so perfect, we couldn’t have slotted the bill better ourselves.

If you are unfamiliar with The Iceman Special, their unique blend of funk ‘n’ groove screams major New Orleans energy. Screeching yet smooth guitars, wandering yet punchy bass lines, electronic synth samples, driving drum beats, and powerful vocals.

Now, they’re bringing the party into the city for their very own Mardi Gras ball.

The Circular Purple Circus

In true, fantastical fashion, Carnivoid promises “many many many more unpredictable backassward bewildering surprises.” The event promises Mardi Gras costumes, masks, and a feel of a “modern” music ball.

Now you might still be asking the million-dollar question…what the heck is a Circular Purple Circus? River Beats got the lowdown straight from the source.

“The Circular Purple Circus is a concept created as a part of a fabricated Utopia called “Zycordia,” a product of The VOID. Dr. Dude lives there.”

Sounds like a party to us. We’ll see you there.

You can catch Break Science in New Orleans on February 11th at the Joy Theater Learn more and grab tickets here.


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Featured photo via Jason Charme

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