Breakestra’s Miles Tackett
BREAKESTRA'S MILES TACKETT IS SET TO RELEASE HIS FIRST SOLO RECORD THE FOOL WHO WONDERS ON ROOT DOWN RECORDS ON JULY 8, 2014.
Miles Tackett (aka Music Man Miles) is known best for the Breakestra, a funky soul-jazz project he founded in 1998 as multi instrumentalist, producer, engineer and songwriter.
Breakestra has four analog recorded albums, a handful of singles and has toured the world extensively. Tackett also runs and DJs Funky Sole, L.A.'s longest running weekly all vinyl funk and soul party at the Echo. He also co founded L.A.'s longest running underground hip hop dance party The Root Down.
Between Breakestra and funk DJing, he has been at the center of the underground funk scene in LA and around the world.
Previous to founding Breakestra he released records and led a melodic rock trio called Inclined as guitarist/vocalist and simultaneously produced underground hip hop beats for a few of L.A.'s finest hip hop MCs.
After years of focusing on a purist sixties/seventies funk style and sound with the Breakestra, Tackett has finally taken some time to marinate, write new songs and return to his original instruments electric guitar and voice where he can stretch out. With influences that draw from vintage soul/R&B, psyche, folky-jazz and the oh so wide genre of "rock" this new music brings much of Tackett's many musical travels on home.
Speaking of home, Topanga Canyon is the Santa Monica mountain community where he grew up around an ever colorful group of artists, actors and musicians including the 70s americana rock band Little Feat of which his multi instrumentalist father, Fred Tacket, is a current member. Despite his adopted home on the east side of L.A. the mountain still calls his name as his ode "Out in the canyon" attests.
On The Fool Who Wonders, Tackett takes the one man band road as producer/engineer and keeps it analog tape warm and dirty at his New Tilt Studio.
The new single "Just What I Need", is the first recording to rise from Tackett's latest collection of songs which features him on vocals, guitar & keys. Also featured is a soul reworking of a Byrds era David Crosby song "Everybody's Been Burned."
Just What I Need
The Fool Who Wonders
Out in the Canyon
Everybody's Been Burned
One More Time
Shake Your Tambourine
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