Parish Group Presents
Fistfuls of Funk with, Breakestra
Deejay Saurus, DJ Smokestack, Paulie Rhyme
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
1997 The Breaks party spawned The Breakestra & L.A.'s first raw funk band in a long, long time was born!
1998 Stones throw records caught em live & put out first thee raw funky soul single "getcho soul togetha" hailing in the neo funk movement around the globe.
2001 stones throw releases The Live mix pt.2, a true representation of their live hip hop breaks/funky soul homage show.
after makes it's live debut accross the planet including japan.Late 2005 Ubiquity records releases Miles & Wolf's first all original recording called "hit the floor" featuring the live rap track with Chali 2na, Soup & Double K recalling the first disco funk hip hop records of the late 70's.
Again Breakestra travels the planet soul travellin' & spreading the funk gospel this time going to Australia for the first time with guest vocalist hip hop soul diva Choklate helping miles out front in Wolf's place.In April of 2006 Miles' good friend & dj brother from The legendary L.A. Rootdown party, Tarek" Dj Dusk " Captan is tragically killed by a drunk driver.
Breakestra spends the rest of the year touring as well as some of 2007. back at home in late 2007, Inspired by Dusk's spirit & eternal energy Miles & Wolf begin some work on new material.following a show in LA where Wolf's unique dance is imitated by a front row of fun, funky ladies, "the lowdown stank" is born.
The "lowdown" single comes out in 2008 on Egon's Now Again stones throw imprint label.
By early 2009 & whole lot of Miles being locked in the studio building tracks one overdub at a time There's enough tracks to build an album.Eventually they partner up with Strut/k7 records to release the forth coming & second all original funk/soul/jazz panorama "Dusk till Dawn" comes out in september 2009 featuring a track with a dope Dj Dusk rhyme.
2010-2012 Breakestra tours around the world & in January Miles records a new instrumental track with Chuck Boogie on Keys called "Boogie Blessed". the single features a b side of Afrodyete's vocal version of "miss funky sole shake" released June of 2012. keep on witcha keep on...
Deejay Saurus is an Oakland based DJ, Producer and Engineer who has toured the world and worked with various Hip Hop acts and live bands, but can be found last Satudays in SF at Laszlo, where he hosts the Champion Sound party with fellow funkateer, Max Kane of 4ONEFUNK. If not exploring his passion for record digging and the archeology involved collecting vinyl, The Prehistoric B-Boy can be found teaching Youth Digital Sound Arts and Turntablism classes throughout the Bay area.
DJ Smokestack is an Oakland based B-boy, DJ, and avid Funk connoisseur. Along with crews Forever We Rock & Horsepower, Smokestack represents a rich tradition of b-boying fundamentals in Northern California. Smokestack also reps La Pelanga, currently holding down the 4th Sundays at La Pena and is part of the collective that host the Accepted Eclectic weekly radio show on Alldayplay.fm Mondays from 6-7PM.
PAULIE RHYME (Paul Richardson) is a Bay Area based; Cleveland bred emcee, giving people music that touches mind, body, spirit, and soul. Putting in work in the indie circuit for a good portion of this decade, Rhyme has worn many hats in the industry before finding his calling in front of the mic. As front man for live alternative Hip Hop outfits FINLESS BROWN and MILES OUTSIDE, Paulie Rhyme would hone his craft and his style on the stage and on the road, doing shows in the US, Canada, and Japan. This would show itself his 12” releases with Hip Hop legends DJ LORD JAZZ (LOTUG) and PRINCE PO (ORGANIZED KONFUSION), as well as the LESS THAN ZERO mix tape series, a project presented by acclaimed tastemaker, radio/mix tape DJ MICK BOOGIE (VIVA LA HOVA, SIRIUS) that features collaborations with RAASHAN AHMAD (CCR), DJ VINROC, KEELAY & ZAIRE, KING MOST, KNOBODY, REY RESURRECCION, and more.
Being based in the BAY AREA, CA would prove to be an invaluable experience for RHYME and in 2007, RHYME would release PUBLIC RADIO, a collaborative effort with SF producer DEEDOT, featuring appearances by RASCO (CALI AGENTS), TABLEEK (MASPYKE), and MOTO. PUBLIC RADIO would hit #9 on the CMJ Hip Hop charts, and the single, SQUARED CIRCLE, would be nominated for 2009 Hip Hop Song of the Year by Just Plain Folks. 2009 also saw release of the DJ SLY project, BEYOND IT, with PAULIE RHYME featured on the single "LIKE YOU" with KAORU, which reached 4 on ITunes Japan Top Hip Hop Chart, with the album reaching #10 on the Hip Hop Album Chart. RHYME would continue to plant his roots in the international market working with Austria’s SOUNDTRUCK, Canada’s ATHERTON, Norway’s HANDYCAT, Japan’s TOFUBEATS & KAZAHAYA, and delving into the Dubstep/DnB arena with BACHELOR’S OF SCIENCE’S LUKEINO with the song, THE KEY.
Not one to rest on his laurels, RHYME has recently put together a new band and started work on a project that will continue to blur the lines of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Rock, and Jazz. He has also reconnected with DEEDOT to work on a new PUBLIC RADIO project, releasing the single, TRANS, at the end of 2012. In addition, PAULIE RHYME takes pride in not just talking the talk, but walking the walk. He understands that while the message is music is powerful, your actions are as well. When not making music, PAULIE RHYME teaches middle school and works closely with local organizations like TEACH WITH AFRICA, who send teachers to South Africa, as well as bring South African teachers to the states to exchange best practices for the betterment of the global community.