From the mid 80s through the early 90s, the groundbreaking “record label” Street Beat brought the world what would someday become the legendary Ultimate Breaks and Beats 25-volume collection. Featuring tracks that were known for their breaks from 3 distinct decades, UBB highlighted some of the best R&B and soul groups of the time and paved the way for many modern DJs and hip-hop artists. Some say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and in a true nod to all fans out there, the Numero Group via their Numbero imprint will release Eccentric Breaks & Beats this June!
How does all of this happen, one might ask? Simple. Throughout the course of 7 years and over 70 releases from the acclaimed archival label and film production company the Numero Group, a dedicated fan created a 40 minute mega-mix and pressed up a white label breaks record. Inevitably, the incredibly rare bootleg LP release found it’s way to the dance floor and in the hands of some of the most discerning tastemakers in the DJ community. Word got back to Numero and instead of issuing the obvious cease and desist letter, Numero decided to bootleg their own bootleg. On June 8th, the Numero Group will deliver a proper LP and CD release of the bootleg as an homage to the breaks and beats collections of yore.
Think you’ve heard it all? The creator of this essential collection is none other than the apocryphal label and production team, Shoes, who have previously re-worked Moodyman, Al Green, Miles Davis, and dozens more.
Eccentric Breaks and Beats will be available in-stores and online June 8th!