Breakbeat kings Hybrid reign supreme at Samana
VAIL – Fans of electronic music from across the pond, rejoice: Welsh breakbeat specialists Hybrid will set the floorboards sagging at Samana Thursday.
Mike Truman and Chris Healings are known for creating a progressive electronic dance sound awash with airy atmospherics and symphonic touches. They often take cues from the silver screen, as they’re worked with Tony Scott on “Domino” and “Deja Vu” and his brother Ridley on music production for “Kingdom of Heaven.” Their most recent work, “I Choose Noise” includes collaborations with noted film composer Harry Gregson Williams.
“I Choose Noise” also features guest shots from Jane’s addiction frontman Perry Farrell and New Order bassist Peter Hook. Hybrid recorded symphonic parts of the album with the 36-piece Seattle Orchestra, who are regularly employed for film scoring.
Hybrid’s symphonic flourishes elevate their beatmaking to a true a hybrid form: The strings add the drama, but the pulsing beats keep the crowd jumping. Hybrid plays several high-profile gigs around the world, including a residency at Hollywood’s Avalon (site of many a celebrity hoe-down).Presale tickets are $15 and $20 at the door. Bring your dancin’ shoes.