Saturday, May 28, 2011

Let's Have a Break Dance Party  



After laying low for several years following the death of disco, producer Jacques Morali returned in 1984 with Break Dance Party by Break Machine. Like many of his projects (ie. The Village People), they were visually represented by people that didn't actually sing or perform on the recordings. Looking at the dudes above, I can definitively say they had nothing to do with the recording of Break Dance Party. But, I do seriously dig their matching yellow headbands. You might think these guys would do something a bit harder than the almost cheesy italo stylings of this track. That said, I quite like this song and it's a worthy entry to the Beat Electric universe. Jacques Morali died of Aids in 1991 and left behind a huge body of work. He may truly have been ahead of his era by placing the emphasis on image and flash ahead of the productions, but not by much.


Break Machine - Break Dance Party
Break Machine - Break Dance Party (Dub)

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  • May 28, 2011 at 6:13 AM  

    Oh man... So great. Have you heard Street Dance by these dudes? It's just as good as this track if not better and even has that hooky signature Break Machine whistle:

    http://youtu.be/rDhzZ7jAUKA


  • May 28, 2011 at 8:40 AM  

    Thanks for these tracks! Nice. I have this LP but haven't been able to listen to it because my record needle is crap and haven't had the funds to buy a decent replacement. Keep up the great work! I love Beat Electric.


  • May 28, 2011 at 10:36 AM  

    Thanks for this track. Was very much a guilty pleasure of mine when it was out and had forgotten all about it - until now...!


  • May 28, 2011 at 2:20 PM  

    Huge Drums holy cow


  • May 28, 2011 at 7:19 PM  

    Check it out, they have their own YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/breakmachine


  • May 29, 2011 at 5:13 AM  

    Homer Jay from UK.
    I prefer 'Street Dance' & 'Are You Ready' over 'BDP'. And tho i've got a good copy of the album,the singles are all i like. I remember first liking them when i was watching 'Top Of The Pops' with my first girlfriend & one dude was doing a knee spin !


  • May 31, 2011 at 12:37 PM  

    love you blog man. this music is on the up again


  • July 5, 2011 at 3:33 PM  

    Funny u should post this. I found the 45 at a flea market last week, an 80+ gentleman sold it me claiming it was part of his collection which was cute cuz all his other stuff was just jazz and mozart.


  • July 6, 2011 at 9:32 PM  

    oh man, i'm so glad you guys posted this! i love this song, and it's got a great/hilarious music video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_stUY1h_qmM

    the video was actually my inspiration for a party i threw back in college, ha! thanks for posting the dub mix, i hadn't heard that one before.

    best,

    matt