From the wave of acclaimed DJ/producers blowing outward from Orlando in the '90s to the nightlong escapades at the infamous Edge, if any place in the country has truly embraced the breakbeat genre, it's Florida. That said, one of the most promising sounds in Nu Breaks is coming from a couple of London blokes known as CTRL-Z.
The duo of producers Tom Petais and Nicky D'Silva do not have lengthy careers under their belts, but they've already made a big impact from across the pond, even earning a nomination for Best Breakthrough Act of 2005 from Breakspoll.com
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, its most recent effort, CTRL-Z teamed up with fellow U.K. breaker Screwface to churn out nearly two dozen tracks of crunchy techno riffs over furiously fast beats. The CD itself is hot, but the music should sound a lot hotter live, up-close, and personal.
CTRL-Z performs with Screwface on Friday, January 19, at Karma Lounge, 4 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Doors open at 10 p.m. Admission costs $10. Call 954-767-8140.