Breakbot

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Breakbot
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Background information
Birth nameThibaut Jean-Marie Michel Berland
Born (1981-10-05) October 5, 1981 (age 39)
OriginFrance
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2006-present
Labels
Associated acts

Thibaut Jean-Marie Michel Berland (born October 5, 1981), known professionally as Breakbot,[1][2] is a French musician, record producer and a DJ who has been signed with Ed Banger Records since May 2009.[3]

Career[edit]

He studied at Supinfocom, a computer graphics university. He co-directed the short film Overtime with Oury Atlan and Damien Ferrié.[4] 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.

In 2007, he participated in the graphic design of the spaceship present on the first album of the group Justice, Cross. Through his involvement with the design, he was introduced to Pedro Winter, founder of the label Ed Banger Records, who signed him.[5]

Breakbot is most recognized for his remixes. His reworkings of songs by artists including Röyksopp, Digitalism, and Chromeo are among his most popular.[3] 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.

In February 2016, he released his second album, Still Waters, composed and produced with his frequent collaborator, Christopher Irfane Khan-Acito ("Irfane"). His track Star Tripper was included in Star Wars Headspace, a Star-Wars themed music album released by Disney.[6]

In popular culture[edit]

His 2008 remix of Pnau's song "Baby" appears in Gran Turismo 5, a racing video game. Another one of his songs, "Penelope Pitstop", also features in the game. The song "Get Lost" appears in the 2016 racing video game Forza Horizon 3.

Breakbot's position in popular culture is influenced by the similarities between "Baby I'm Yours" and 2012 chart hit "Treasure" by Bruno Mars. "Treasure" was re-registered in ASCAP with new writing credits, which included him and Irfane Khan-Acito, due to the similarities with the former song. In May 2013, during an interview in Tiny Mix Tapes, Breakbot explained that the boss of Because Music had mentioned, a year previously, that Mars wanted to cover "Baby I'm Yours". As Breakbot was busy finishing the album, however, "it did not happen". Breakbot called "Treasure" a "rip-off" of his song, however, he was "cool with it"; he explained that he also had many influences on his music "with lots of bits taken from here and there".[2][7]

In late 2018, his single “Baby I’m Yours” became an Internet meme commonly paired with a voice clip of Paul Bremer's announcing Saddam Hussein's capture with his famous words: "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him."[8][9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
FRA
[10]
BEL
(WA)

[11]
By Your Side 19 160
Still Waters
  • Released: February 5, 2016
  • Label: Ed Banger, Because
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming
41

EPs[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
FRA
[10]
Happy Rabbit EP
  • Released: 2007
Baby I'm Yours
  • Released: February 25, 2010[12]
  • Label: Ed Banger, Because
Baby I'm Yours Remix EP
  • Released: July 2, 2010[13]
  • Label: Ed Banger, Because
Fantasy
  • Released: June 17, 2011[14]
  • Label: Ed Banger, Because
One Out of Two
  • Released: June 15, 2012[15]
  • Label: Ed Banger, Because
185
You Should Know (Remixes) (feat. Ruckazoid)
  • Released: June 28, 2013[16]
  • Label: Ed Banger, Because
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[10]
"Fantasy"
(featuring Ruckazoid)[17]
2011 38 By Your Side
"Baby I'm Yours"
(featuring Irfane)[12]
28
"One Out of Two"
(featuring Irfane)[15]
2012 45
"Break of Dawn" 117
"You Should Know"
(featuring Ruckazoid)
2013
"Get Lost" 2015 66 Still Waters
"My Toy" 2016 108
"Another You"
(featuring Ruckazoid)
2018 Another You
"Be Mine Tonight"
(featuring Delafleur)
2020 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Songwriting and production credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Occupation(s)
"Cœur"[18] 2021 Clara Luciani Cœur Co-producer
"Le reste"[18]
"Le chanteur"[18]
"Tout le monde (sauf toi)"[18]
"Respire encore"[18]
"Amour toujours"[18]
"La place"[18]
"Bandit"[18]

Remixes[edit]

Track Year Artist(s) Title
"Let There Be Light" 2006 Justice Breakbot Remix
"Aerius Light" 2007 DatA
"D.O.E.S" ARROW!!! Breakbot's French Pute Mix
"Runway to Elsewhere" 2008 Pacific! Breakbot Remix
"Hold Me"
"A Thing for Me" Metronomy
"Bathroom Gurgle" Late of the Pier
"What's Up Fatlip?" Fatlip Breakbot RMX
"Sweet Sensation" ALB Breakbot Remix
"Apollo-Gize" Digitalism Breakbot 'Hypnotoad' Extended Remix
"Lion" Zzz Breakbot Remix
"They Live!" Evil Nine
"Kelly" Van She
"When We Were Young" Sneaky Sound System
"Baby" Pnau
"Extraball" 2009 Yuksek
"Happy Up Here" Röyksopp
"Roche" Sébastien Tellier
"The Edge of a Sunday" Séverin
"That's the Reason" The Rakes
"In My Spaceship" 2010 Jan Turkenburg
"So Light Is Her Footfall" Air
"Nightcall" Kavinsky
"I Think I Like U 2" Jamaica
"Without Lies" Aeroplane
"You Put a Smell On Me" Matthew Dear
"Siberian Breaks" 2011 MGMT Ed Banger All-Stars Remix[A]
"When the Night Falls" Chromeo Breakbot Remix
"Heaven Can Wait" Charlotte Gainsbourg
"When the Night"
(featuring Jaw)
2012 Para One
"Defiant Order" 2013 Birdy Nam Nam
"Trying to Be Cool" Phoenix
"Paint a Smile On Me" Black Yaya
"Kiss to Kiss" The Swiss
"This Song"[20]
(featuring Andrew Woodhead)
2014 Busy P
"Love Invaders" 2016 Fatima Yamaha
"S.H.A.K.E"[21] 2018 Mind Enterprises
"Sylvia Says" Charlotte Gainsbourg
"Lightenup"[22] Parcels
"Juice" 2019 Lizzo Breakbot Mix
"All I Know"[23]
(featuring Octave Lissner)
GoldStone Breakbot Remix
"Superchérie"[24] -M-
"Fireworks"[25]
(featuring Moss Kena and The Knocks)
2021 Purple Disco Machine Breakbot & Irfane Remix
"Still Got It"[26] Alex Frankel 2 remixes: Breakbot's La Fiesta Remix and Breakbot's Club des Vedettes Remix

Features and collaborations[edit]

Year Artist Song
2009 DatA So Much In Love[27]
2020 Yuksek The Only Reason[28]

Mixes[edit]

  • Breakbot Summer mix @ Le Mouv' radio 2014
  • Breakbot Beatport Live
  • Breakbot MixTape: October 2012
  • Disco Mini Mix: Dance on Glass
  • BBC In New DJ we Trust Heroes Mix
  • Valentine Mixtape
  • Breakbot Le Mouv' radio 2012
  • Annie Mac Minimix
  • TILT! Megamix
  • The Lazy Sunday Selecta Mixtape
  • Ed Banger, part 3 avec Breakbot | Novaplanet Mix
  • Bedtime Stories
  • Another Mixtape 2018
  • Lockdown Boogie

Filmography[edit]

  • 2005: Overtime (short) -- directed by Oury Atlan, Thibaut Berland and Damien Ferrie

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Breakbot is part of the collective Ed Banger All-Stars, alongside So Me and Busy P. Breakbot remixed a part of this remix with a total length of about 10 minutes.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biographie/Discographie de Breakbot". Justice-edbanger.xooit.com. Retrieved May 30, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Treasure Credits – Ascap Work ID: 884665059". ASCAP. April 1, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Breakbot Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Archived from the original on June 14, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Overtime". IMDb.com. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Brain Magazine - Interviews - Breakbot - Le Brian Wilson de l'Electro". Brain Magazine. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  6. ^ "Breakbot Announces New Album For Feb 2016". Stoney Roads. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  7. ^ Dorof, Jakob (May 2013). "Breakbot: Interview". Tiny Mix Tapes. Mr. P. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  8. ^ Zhou, Naaman (December 2018). "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him: the evolution of one of 2018's best memes". The Guardian. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  9. ^ Will Sommer (December 10, 2018). "Paul Bremer, Former Iraq Czar, is Utterly Confused How He Became an Internet Meme". The Daily Beast. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Discographie BreakBot". Lescharts.com. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  11. ^ "BreakBot". ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Baby I'm Yours (feat. Outlines) by Breakbot". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  13. ^ "Baby I'm Yours (Remix) - EP by Breakbot". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  14. ^ "Fantasy (feat. Ruckazoid) - EP by Breakbot". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  15. ^ a b "One Out of Two (feat. Irfane) - EP by Breakbot". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  16. ^ "You Should Know (feat. Ruckazoid) [Remixes] - EP by Breakbot". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  17. ^ "Fantasy (feat. Ruckazoid) - Single by Breakbot". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h "Album Cœur, Clara Luciani - Qobuz: download and streaming in high quality". Qobuz. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  19. ^ "MGMT - Siberian Breaks (Ed Banger All Stars Remix) - HYPEBEAST". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  20. ^ "Reworking Is Not a Crime - EP by Busy P on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  21. ^ "Panorama EP by Mind Enterprises on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  22. ^ "Lightenup (Breakbot Remix) - Single by Parcels on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  23. ^ "All I Know (Breakbot Remix) [feat. Octave Lissner] by GoldStone on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  24. ^ "Lettre Infinix - EP by M on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  25. ^ "Fireworks (feat. Moss Kena & The Knocks) [Remixes] - Single by Purple Disco Machine, Moss Kena & The Knocks on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  26. ^ "Still Got It - EP by Alex Frankel on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  27. ^ "datA (8) - Skywriter". Discogs.com. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  28. ^ "Yuksek - Nosso Ritmo". Discogs.com. Retrieved August 23, 2020.