The Breaklites – Pack Your Bags

The BreakLites is a three man group consisting of Cruel (MC/Producer), John McRae (Guitar/Producer), The Mayor (DJ) whom call Tacoma, Washington home. All playing a vital role in the groups sound and direction they released their first project in 2010 an EP titled “New Dog Old Tricks”. The project was a prelude to the debut album which was released in 2011 called “Pack Your Bags” which features the single “Check It Out”. Featuring a sound of hip hop, pop, rock the group meshes all the genres accordingly without overdoing too much instead creating a natural blend between them. Already working on their next project the group plans on releasing another EP called “Robots & Daytons” with the first single already released entitled “Dance Hall”.   

John McRae, among other things, is the group’s guitarist. He also does all of the recording, mixing, and mastering, as well as much of the producing for The BreakLites. He is pretty much the tech-nerd of the group. I’ll just say you shouldn’t ask him a question like how to get a good vocal sound or how to compress drums unless you have some time to kill.His skills as a musician and audio engineer, stem from his pure and simple love for music. It was this passion for music that inspired him to pick up the guitar at age 13, and later, to pursue a degree in audio production. His love of music continues to fuel his creativity to this day.

Craig “The Mayor” Vialle has been in and out of the DJ scene for over 10 years. He was originally inspired to spin records from his love of Hip Hop, but later developed an interest in various electronic genres. Craig was introduced to Cruel in 2007, after his release from a state imposed vacation. The two linked with John and have shared a friendship and common musical interest ever since. When Craig isn’t jamming with The BreakLites, he is studying towards earning a degree in chemical engineering at the University of Washington.

Cruel made his first tapes when he was fifteen with an outdated Yamaha Keyboard and a Playskool recorder. He recorded these first songs in the basement at his mom’s house in one long take, programming the beats while rapping. Cruel’s been making songs ever since, slowly devoloping his voice and writing. His style has changed a lot since those early days, but he never lost the raw, hungry determination to deliver his message to whoever would listen.

1. Introducing
2. My Story
3. Check It Out
4. Getting Busy
5. A Girl Named Quest
6. Interlude
7. Captain Crunch
8. The Breaks
9. Fuck You
10. Get Away
11. Peroxide
12. All I Want To Do
13. Diggin It
14. Pack Your Bags
15. Nothing

The Breaklites – My Story     

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The Breaklites – Getting Busy     

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The Breaklites – The Breaks     

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The Breaklites – Get Away     

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The Breaklites – All I Want To Do     

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The Breaklites – Pack Your Bags     

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