Breakbot Made Piano Cool Again

5 Feb

Breakbot's Many Faces

Lets be honest. The piano isn’t an exciting instrument to most. It’s the thing in your house that your parents made you practice for hours with no obvious reward in sight. They make you play boring music from hundreds of years ago that has no seeming connection to the music that you listen to today.

Breakbot, the new addition to the legendary Ed Banger label, seems hell bent on making Piano cool again. Naturally he’s French.

When you listen to his material, from his mixtapes to his remixes to his first single “Make You Mine,” you can clearly see the special place piano has in Breakbot’s heart. He lovingly layers piano chords with some high pitched vocals, some bow,wow base and, occasionally, even rap.

Do you like my Piano?

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Alex Metric Heroes Remix for BBC. Courtesy of Too Many Sebastians

So does this mean that Piano will be cool again? It hasn’t really been cool since well, Mozart, but things certainly seem to be looking up for Mr. Piano.

Disclaimer: Breakbot is only making Piano cool. In case you are wondering who is making Piano sexy please refer to Sebastian Tellier:

What is with all the long haired, bearded, hip Frenchmen?

For all people in the NYC area you can check Breakbot out with a large group of Ed Bangers at Webster Hall on Friday the 12th.


One Response to “Breakbot Made Piano Cool Again”


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