Breakbot (Birth name: Thibaut Berland) is a French producer and DJ born in 1981 and since May 2009, signed with Ed Banger Records.
He studied at Supinfocom, a computer graphics university. He c-directed one short film Overtime with Oury Atlan and Damien Ferrié. The short won the Ottawa International Animation Festival award for “Best Graduate Film” in 2005 and the Internationales Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart “Young Animation Award” in 2006. Thibaut Berland also prepared advertisements and videos.
The music video of “Baby I’m Yours” featuring Irfane was directed by Irina Dakeva and became a summer hit MTV Pulse, France. The music video was nominated for “Best budget pop/dance/urban video” and “Best animation in a video” during the UK Music Video Awards on October 12, 2010.
Background: It’s funk, Jim, but not as we know it; not as we’ve ever known it over here, anyway. Kindness is the recording and performing alias of a chap called Adam Bainbridge, who divides his time between London and Berlin. With a surname like that we’re guessing he’s a Brit, which would make him the first UK practitioner of that form of enervated, etiolated, sampladelic no-fi electro-funk pop that we’ve been raving about round these parts of late, made by Americans in their bedrooms with names like Washed Out, Memory Tapes and Toro Y Moi. — guardian.co.uk/music
‘Trojans’ - Atlas Genius // Through The Glass - EP
Origin: Adelaide, South Australia
Genre: Indie Rock / Alternative
Atlas Genius band consists of vocalist and guitarist Keith Jeffrey, his brothers Steven on bass and Michael on drums and English keyboardist Darren Sell. Their first single, “Trojans”, debuted on 4 May 2011 and the video premiered on MTV2’s show 120 Minutes on 13 January 2012. The single has been in rotation onSirius XM’s Alt Nation channel. “Trojans” received favorable reviews from the music review website Clixie Music, calling the song “a big-hitter”. Other reviewers called the song “slick” and “a solid summer jam”. It has charted on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart, peaking so far at No. 21. Keith Jeffrey describes their music as influenced by bands like Death Cab for Cutie, The Police, and Beck.