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Breakin' Recordz

Breakin' Recordz

By Kelly Frazier
On Breakin’ Recordz, we ignore all industry hype and politics, and bring you the stories behind the best acts that music lovers from all around the world should know about. From independent bands to nationally signed acts, we’re here to promote a diverse collection of voices from all genres of music and do what we love to do best, BREAKIN’ RECORDZ!
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Breakin’ Recordz #9: Larissa Stupar – Lead Vocalist of the Welsh Death Metal Band ‘Venom Prison’
The guest for this episode is Larissa Stupar, lead vocalist of the Welsh death metal band Venom Prison. Last year, they released their second studio album Samsara via Prosthetic Records. This interview with Larissa was recorded at their Detroit stop at The Sanctuary during their tour last Fall. Larissa shared with us the progression of the band, the writing and recording of Samsara, touring in the states, and her own upbringing. Purchase/Stream Samsara: smarturl.it/VenomPrisonSamsara Follow Larissa Stupar: Twitter: twitter.com/larissastupar Instagram: instagram.com/larissastupar Follow Venom Prison: Web: venomprison.com Instagram: instagram.com/venomprison Twitter: twitter.com/Venomprison Facebook: facebook.com/venomprison THEME MUSIC “High Velocity Pt. 1 & 2” (Instrumental) produced by House Shoes (from Big Tone and House Shoes Big Shoes LP) Cuts by DJ Jay Spliff SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW BREAKIN’ RECORDZ: RSS link and list of where Breakin’ Recordz streams: anchor.fm/breakinrecordz. More platforms to come. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW RENAISSANCE SOUL: RSS link and list of where Renaissance Soul streams: podlink.to/RenSoulPod. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. Here’s a listing of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword
31:02
March 3, 2020
Breakin’ Recordz #8: The Soul Rebels – New Orleans Brass Ensemble, Go-To Backing Band for A-List Music Artists such as Katy Perry, Nas, Marilyn Manson, DMX, New Album Poetry in Motion Available Now
The guests for this episode are three members of the brass ensemble from New Orleans, The Soul Rebels, Julian Gosin (trumpet), Lumar LeBlanc (snare drum), and Marcus Hubbard (trumpet). The Soul Rebels blend elements of contemporary hip-hop, trap, soul, bounce, and pop production mixed with world music and jazz, and recently released their newest album Poetry in Motion. During our discussion, we talked about the history of the band and how they evolved over the years, along with how they became one of the go-to backing bands and eventually performing with the likes of Katy Perry, Nas, Marilyn Manson, DMX, G-Eazy, Rakim, Joey Bada$$, Robin Thicke, Metallica, Rakim, and GZA. We also get into the new album Poetry in Motion and they share some stories about the making of a few of the songs. The Soul Rebels are currently on their Winter 2020 tour, supporting the release of Poetry in Motion. Go to thesoulrebels.com/events for the complete listing of dates. Stream/Purchase Poetry in Motion: smarturl.it/poetryinmotion Follow The Soul Rebels: Web: thesoulrebels.com Instagram: instagram.com/thesoulrebels Facebook: facebook.com/TheSoulRebels Twitter: twitter.com/soulrebels THEME MUSIC “High Velocity Pt. 1 & 2” (Instrumental) produced by House Shoes (from Big Tone and House Shoes Big Shoes LP) Cuts by DJ Jay Spliff SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW BREAKIN’ RECORDZ: RSS link and list of where Breakin’ Recordz streams: anchor.fm/breakinrecordz. More platforms to come. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW RENAISSANCE SOUL: RSS link and list of where Renaissance Soul streams: podlink.to/RenSoulPod. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. Here’s a listing of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword.
54:24
January 19, 2020
Breakin' Recordz #7: Traxman - Legendary Chicago Footwork, Juke, House Music DJ Producer
The guest for this episode is Chicago OG footwork, juke, and house music DJ and producer Traxman. As a staple of the Chicago dance music scene for decades now, Traxman was one of the co-founders of the G.E.T.O DJZ INC clique a member of DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn’s Teklife CREW And the founder of TEKK DJZ, along with being a important part of the birthing of the Dance-Mania imprint. Having released music on countless record labels including recently dropping Tekvision Volume 2 via Teklife, Traxman continues to make music on his own terms and is constantly dropping music via his Bandcamp at traxman1.bandcamp.com. During our conversation, Traxman gave us a history lessons about growing up in Chicago and entering the dance music world and establishing himself as a staple of the city. So much history is shared here for anyone that loves dance music from the Midwest. Follow Traxman: Twitter: twitter.com/TRAXMAN_TEKKDJZ Instagram: instagram.com/tekkdj74 Facebook: facebook.com/thelegendarytraxman Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/traxman-2 Bandcamp: traxman1.bandcamp.com THEME MUSIC “High Velocity Pt. 1 & 2” (Instrumental) produced by House Shoes (from Big Tone and House Shoes Big Shoes LP) Cuts by DJ Jay Spliff SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW BREAKIN’ RECORDZ: RSS link and list of where Breakin’ Recordz streams: anchor.fm/breakinrecordz. More platforms to come. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW RENAISSANCE SOUL: RSS link and list of where Renaissance Soul streams: podlink.to/RenSoulPod. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. Here’s a listing of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword
45:35
January 11, 2020
Breakin’ Recordz #6: Lena of the Moldova-based metal band Infected Rain, new album Endorphin available now via Napalm Records
On Breakin’ Recordz, we ignore all industry hype and politics, and bring you the stories behind the best acts that music lovers from all around the world should know about. From independent bands to nationally signed acts, we’re here to promote a diverse collection of voices from all genres of music and do what we love to do best, BREAKIN’ RECORDZ! The guest for this episode is Lena, the multi-faceted vocalist of the Moldova-based metal band Infected Rain. The band recently released their fourth studio album, Endorphin, via Napalm Records, along with a stunning video for their single “Black Gold” (embedded below). Discovering her love for metal as a teenager, music has always been a passion for Lena, her own type of drug and a reason for living. Lena shared with us her creative process and the personal nature of writing and performing her music, along with her childhood and how she caught the music bug. She also talked about how Infected Rain got started and the various dynamics and aesthetics of the band, along with other artistic passions of hers. Stream/Purchase Endorphin: smarturl.it/IR-Endorphin Follow Lena: Instagram: instagram.com/lenascissorhands Facebook: facebook.com/lenainfectedrain YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCegJ5vdjTRgKnh4P_uq8_fA Patreon: patreon.com/lenascissorhands Follow Infected Rain: Web: infectedrain.com Facebook: facebook.com/infectedrain Twitter: twitter.com/infectedrain Instagram: instagram.com/infectedrain_official
38:25
December 10, 2019
Breakin’ Recordz #5: DJ Debris of Australian platinum-selling hip-hop trio Hilltop Hoods, currently on the North American leg of The Great Expanse World Tour
The guest for this episode is DJ Debris, member of the Australian platinum-selling hip-hop trio Hilltop Hoods, who are currently on the North American leg of The Great Expanse World Tour. The tour is in support of the their eighth studio album of the same name which marks a total of six #1 albums overall in their homeland — an ARIA record for the most #1 albums by an Australian band. During out conversation, DJ Debris shares his thoughts on the longevity of the band and how they’ve been able to continually reinvent themselves. We also talked about the current world tour and how they were able to break out and have success when it’s really tough for Australian bands to get noticed, even in their homeland. Stream and/or download The Great Expanse here: hilltophoods.lnk.to/TheGreatExpanse Follow Hilltop Hoods: Web: hilltophoods.com Facebook: facebook.com/hilltophoods Twitter: twitter.com/hilltophoods Instagram: instagram.com/hilltophoods THEME MUSIC “High Velocity Pt. 1 & 2” (Instrumental) produced by House Shoes (from Big Tone and House Shoes Big Shoes LP) Cuts by DJ Jay Spliff SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW BREAKIN’ RECORDZ: RSS link and list of where Breakin’ Recordz streams: anchor.fm/breakinrecordz. More platforms to come. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW RENAISSANCE SOUL: RSS link and list of where Renaissance Soul streams: podlink.to/RenSoulPod. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Please subscribe and rate/review on whatever platform you prefer to listen to podcasts. Here’s a listing of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Support via Patreon For as little as $1 per month.The $3 per month tier gets you access to the Patreon-only episodes with my archived interview audio from past interviews outside of the podcasts: patreon.com/freshistheword Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword
25:23
November 22, 2019
Breakin’ Recordz #4: Steve Tucker of legendary death metal band Morbid Angel who are about to embark on a USA headlining tour with Watain and Incantation
The guest for this episode is Steve Tucker, vocalist and bassist of the legendary death metal band Morbid Angel, who are currently about to embark on a month-long USA headlining tour still in support of their Kingdoms Disdained full-length released in 2017 via Silver Lining Music. The 2019 USA Sickness Tour begins November 21st in Houston, Texas and runs through December 21st in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Swedish black metal practitioners Watain and American death metal veterans Incantation. For more information and to purchase tickets: bnds.us/trirzd. Follow Morbid Angel: Web: morbidangel.com Facebook: facebook.com/officialmorbidangelpage THEME MUSIC "High Velocity Pt. 1 & 2" (Instrumental) produced by House Shoes (from Big Tone and House Shoes Big Shoes LP) Cuts by DJ Jay Spliff SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW RENAISSANCE SOUL: RSS link and list of where Renaissance Soul streams: podlink.to/RenSoulPod. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW BREAKIN' RECORDZ: RSS link and list of where Breakin' Recordz streams: anchor.fm/breakinrecordz. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Please subscribe and rate/review on whatever platform you prefer to listen to podcasts. Here's a listing of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search "Fresh is the Word". Support via Patreon For as little as $1 per month.The $3 per month tier gets you access to the Patreon-only episodes with my archived interview audio from past interviews outside of the podcasts: patreon.com/freshistheword Support via Paypal If you don't want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword
28:54
November 21, 2019
Breakin’ Recordz #3: Will Putney of the deathcore metal band Fit For An Autopsy talks about their new album The Sea Of Tragic Beasts
The guest for this episode is a return guest for me, but this time for the Breakin' Recordz Podcast, mixer, engineer, producer, and guitarist, Will Putney, of the deathcore metal band Fit For An Autopsy, who recently released their latest album The Sea Of Tragic Beasts via Nuclear Blast Records. Putney shared how the band brought in some new influences on this album, the influence of producing for other bands, what makes a good song, their writing/recording process, and their live shows. Purchase/Stream The Sea Of Tragic Beasts: nuclearblast.com/ffaa-tsotb Follow Will Putney: Web: graphicnature.com Instagram: instagram.com/willputney Follow Fit For An Autopsy: Facebook: facebook.com/FitForAnAutopsyOfficial Twitter: twitter.com/fitforanautopsy Instagram: instagram.com/fitforanautopsy Bandcamp: fitforanautopsy.bandcamp.com THEME MUSIC "High Velocity Pt. 1 & 2" (Instrumental) produced by House Shoes (from Big Tone and House Shoes Big Shoes LP) Cuts by DJ Jay Spliff SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW RENAISSANCE SOUL: List of where Breakin' Recordz streams: podlink.to/RenSoulPod. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW BREAKIN' RECORDZ: RSS link and list of where Breakin' Recordz streams: anchor.fm/breakinrecordz. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Please subscribe and rate/review on whatever platform you prefer to listen to podcasts. Here's a listing of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search "Fresh is the Word". Support via Patreon For as little as $1 per month.The $3 per month tier gets you access to the Patreon-only episodes with my archived interview audio from past interviews outside of the podcasts: patreon.com/freshistheword Support via Paypal If you don't want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword
30:50
November 19, 2019
Breakin’ Recordz #2: Dearly Beloved are from Toronto and have a new album out Times Square Discount
The guests for this episode are the Toronto-based rock duo Dearly Beloved - Rob Higgins (vocalist/bassist) and Niva Chow (vocalist/percussionist/Theremin abuser), who recently released their new album Times Square Discount via Future Shock Records. On Times Square Discount, the two tackle their own shared experiences dealing with the immigrant struggles dating back to working in their first-generation immigrant grandparents’ small businesses as teenagers. The album really maximizing their sound with high energy doses of snark. No sad droning here as they definitely make their voices heard on each song. Rob and Niva share their process in making Times Square Discount and what their hope to get out of it, along with detailing how they met and their connection by the way of shared passions to do more with their art. As anyone knows, I love Toronto, so we get into their favorite parts of Toronto along with their recent European tour. Purchase/Stream Times Square Discount: smarturl.it/dbtsd Follow Dearly Beloved: Web: dearlybelovedmusic.com Instagram: instagram.com/thebeloveds Instagram: instagram.com/nivachow Facebook: facebook.com/TheBeloveds Twitter: twitter.com/thebeloveds YouTube: youtube.com/user/neevchow SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW RENAISSANCE SOUL: RSS link and list of where Breakin' Recordz streams: anchor.fm/renaissancesoul. More platforms to come. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW BREAKIN' RECORDZ: RSS link and list of where Breakin' Recordz streams: anchor.fm/breakinrecordz. More platforms to come. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Please subscribe and rate/review on whatever platform you prefer to listen to podcasts. Here's a listing of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search "Fresh is the Word". Support via Patreon For as little as $1 per month.The $3 per month tier gets you access to the Patreon-only episodes with my archived interview audio from past interviews outside of the podcasts: patreon.com/freshistheword Support via Paypal If you don't want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword
1:04:17
November 15, 2019
Breakin’ Recordz #1: Dia Frampton reunites with her sister for a new Meg & Dia album, plus a Christmas album!
For the debut episode of Breakin' Recordz, we bring to you singer/songwriter Dia Frampton, who is one half of the sister duo Meg & Dia. Back on July 25th, Meg & Dia surprised released a new album, happysad, via Pure Noise Records after publicly disbanding seven years prior. The newly reunited sister act put out of their best work with happysad, and during our conversation, we get into the reasons the sisters got back together to make music again. Dia also talks about her time as a solo artist, being on The Voice, and dealing with being signed to a major label. It was a great conversation with Dia Frampton and she opened up a lot about the struggles behind Meg & Dia breaking up and her solo career, plus she sheds light on the relationship she has had with his sister Meg over the years and how that has evolved. Recently, after this interview was recorded, Meg & Dia announced their Christmas album, December, Darling, dropping on November 15th! Purchase/Stream happysad: CDs/Vinyl/Merch: meganddia.merchnow.com iTunes: geni.us/meganddiahappysad Spotify: bit.ly/madhappysad Purchase/Stream December, Darling: CDs/Vinyl/Merch: meganddia.merchnow.com iTunes: geni.us/decemberdarling Spotify: bit.ly/maddecdarling THEME MUSIC "High Velocity Pt. 1 & 2" (Instrumental) produced by House Shoes (from Big Tone and House Shoes Big Shoes LP) Cuts by DJ Jay Spliff SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW BREAKIN' RECORDZ: RSS link and list of where Breakin' Recordz streams: anchor.fm/breakinrecordz. More platforms to come. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts. Support via Patreon For as little as $1 per month.The $3 per month tier gets you access to the Patreon-only episodes with my archived interview audio from past interviews outside of the podcasts: patreon.com/freshistheword Support via Paypal If you don't want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword
42:53
November 5, 2019
Breakin' Recordz Podcast Trailer - First Episode November 5th
On Breakin’ Recordz, we ignore all industry hype and politics, and bring you the stories behind the best acts that music lovers from all around the world should know about. From independent bands to nationally signed acts, we’re here to promote a diverse collection of voices from all genres of music and do what we love to do best, BREAKIN’ RECORDZ! Debut episode with Dia Frampton of Meg & Dia drops Tuesday, November 5th! SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW BREAKIN’ RECORDZ: RSS link and list of where Breakin’ Recordz streams: anchor.fm/breakinrecordz. More platforms to come. Please subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts.
00:51
November 4, 2019