Breakbot’s latest album, By Your Side, will finally get a physical release Stateside on April 9th. On the track “Peanuts,” the French DJ-producer (born Thibaut Berland) chops up radiant grooves that are ready-made for the spring. Manipulated vocal samples, a meaty bassline, funky guitar and laserlike zaps dig in and let loose for a tasty blend of sounds.
“I was in the studio making beats and chopping vocals and I suddenly felt hungry. It was way past dinnertime and the only thing edible in the studio was a piece of strawberry gum. So I tried to gather my thoughts and went straight to the convenience store,” Berland tells Rolling Stone. “They were out of pistachios, which was option number one. I was very disappointed and decided to leave as I saw this awesome assortment of chocolate bars next to the cashier. ‘A little sugar has never hurt anyone,’ I thought.”
“So I bought a few and headed back to the studio. They were not as good as I expected, except for this one that starts with an S. This one just blew all my senses away,” continues Berland. “I asked myself, ‘What is so amazing about this chocolate bar? What does it have that others don’t?’ And then a miracle occurred. A very powerful light emerged from the ceiling and the Tooth Fairy, godmother of all chocolates, appeared. ‘What does it have?’ she said. ‘Why it’s very simple, my dear. It’s peanuts.'”
“Peanuts” will be a bonus track on By Your Side and is exclusive to the album’s U.S. release.