On the evening of Thursday January 30, 2014 MMIBTY Co-Founder Jon Gilman and friend Steve Saltzman sat down with Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee who, together, are the duo that is Break Science. The interview took place at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club while Break Science and Paul Basic were there as part of the Seven Bridges Tour. The show was a homecoming of sorts for drummer Adam Deitch, who spent several years in the city studying at the renowned Berklee College of Music. Paul Basic and Break Science both threw down and showed us why they’re rising stars in the world of Electronic Music, supported by the influential Pretty Lights Music family. Read about how Break Science came to be, what their writing process is like, what some of their favorite cities to play in are, and so much more!
MyMusicIsBetterThanYours.com (MMIBTY): How did you guys meet and form Break Science?
Break Science (BS): We met through a mutual friend who’s a bass player. We were playing in NY in front of nobody, playing in the city every week for like two years, full band, and after a while we decided to go just the two of us. And that’s how Break Science formed basically, keys and drums and tracks.
MMIBTY: Do you have one particular kind of writing process you go through when you’re in the studio?
BS: We have a lot of processes; we definitely don’t stick to one fixed way. A lot of times one of us will bring in an idea, lately we’ve been working a lot in the van just cuz we’ve been on the road so much and that’s the only time we have. We’ll be in the van or the bus or at the airport or wherever with our units out just trying to find the inspiration to help us power through the hours that it takes to really sculpt, to create a song that we’re happy putting out into the universe. It definitely takes a while. We need to make sure it feels right, it sounds right in every way before we put it out to the masses. It takes a lot of time, but we get it done. We’re already working on the next record. We’re doing several remixes for different artists. We just cranked one out for Derek [Pretty Lights] that we got to play on the Pretty Lights tour, it’s a remix from the Grammy nominated album A Color Map of the Sun. Sometime’s we’ll just jam though, we get on the piano or the drums and we’ll record it on an iphone or on laptop speakers then we’ll take that, sample it, chop it up, lay some drums over it. There’s a million different ways [the writing process] could happen. We enjoy not having a set thing, like you send me a track and I send you a track. We have done that, but that’s just one way.