This past weekend Adam Deitch debuted his latest project, Break Science, doing a few dates with Sound Tribe Sector 9 and Pretty Lights. It all jumped off in Boston (Paradise Rock Club), then on to Philly (The Note) and New York City (Bowery Ballroom). Break Science had two blessed, sit-in guest performances by Falu and Matisyahu. Break Science will hit the road for their first national tour, starting February 28 with The Disco Biscuits. The tour will be a mix of support dates with TDB, headline dates of their own (including The Mercury Lounge on March 7) and co-bills with BLVD in California.
Break Science is the culmination of a career of beat bending by its brainchild, Adam Deitch. Whether performing a DJ set with drums/programming or leading a live band, Break Science is club music in the vein of a live mix tape," blending live trip-hop, broken-beat, dub, drum & bass and hip-hop. Adam is the son of two professional funk drummers, first picking up sticks at the age of two. Adam's career crosses genres, but has focused on hip-hop, funk and jazz, where he's played the role of both drummer and producer. Inspired by hip-hop at an early age - in particular, by Public Enemy and Eric B and Rakim - Adam began his production career by making loops on a tape deck in his bedroom. He's gone on to produce and play with some of today's top artists, including 50 cent, Redman, Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, KRS-One, MF Doom, J-Live, Jurassic 5, Justin Timberlake, John Medeski, and his own Fyre Dept, as well as being a regular part of Wyclef Jean's band.
Adam honed his drumming and production skills while attending the Berklee College of Music. While in Boston, Adam began several successful groups including Lettuce, a cult-status funk band that has been recording and touring for 15 years. In his third year in Boston, he joined the world renowned Average White Band, with whom he performed with for two years. Adam also has deep roots in the jazz world, recording and touring with jazz legend John Scofield. Adam has recorded on two of John's latest records (both released on legendary label Verve Records): Up All Night, on which he shares composer's credit on many of tracks, and the Grammy nominated Uberjam.
Break Science Tour Dates:
BREAK SCIENCE - Saturday February 28 supports The Disco Biscuits The House of Blues Boston, MA
BREAK SCIENCE - Sunday March 1 supports The Disco Biscuits Ram's Head Live Baltimore, MD
BREAK SCIENCE - Wednesday March 4 supports The Disco Biscuits The National Richmond, VA
BREAK SCIENCE - Thursday March 5 supports The Disco Biscuits The NorVa Norfolk, VA
BREAK SCIENCE - Friday March 6 North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
BREAK SCIENCE - Saturday March 7 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
BREAK SCIENCE - Thursday March 12 with BLVD Fais Do-Do Los Angeles, CA
BREAK SCIENCE - Friday March 13 with BLVD Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
BREAK SCIENCE - Saturday March 14 with BLVD Opal Ultra Lounge South Lake Tahoe, NV
ADAM DEITCH + DJ ROOTZ - Friday March 20 PLUNGE MUSIC FESTIVAL Fly Me to the Moon Saloon Telluride, CO
ADAM DEITCH + DJ ROOTZ - Saturday March 21, 2009 PLUNGE MUSIC FESTIVAL Sheridan Opera House Telluride, CO