To anyone paying attention to the underground dance music world the last 2 years, Codebreaker are a familiar name. Anthemic, electric & criminally infectious, Codebreaker blends a distinct & irresistible mix of the timeless, warm sound of funk with exciting modern extrapolations on disco, italo, electro, house & more.. Their last 12"
single, “Follow Me” quickly caught the attention of world-class taste makers including The Juan MacLean (DFA/NYC), Bottin (Italians Do It Better/Venice), and The Outrunners (Valerie/FR), all of who gave the single remix treatments. A brief time before that, came the critically acclaimed double 12" single, "Fire" feat. UK disco diva Kathy Diamond, which elicited praise from the likes of The Washington Post and Pitchfork. Codebreaker proves more & more that its uncontainable mix is anything but ordinary. By meticulously deconstructing what they “love about the music we love,” Hawley and Schwarm create a sound that is equal parts light and dark by balancing the clean, cool sophistication of electro with the playful passion of disco, while always throwing a little funky swagger into everything they do.
Now, Codebreaker sets to release "The Space Chase" an epic 7 song EP, breaking in a clearly club-centric direction. Sophisticated yet primal, cinematic, yet catchy as all hell. “We live on our own planet & think in epic proportions” Hawley says of his and
Schwarm’s creative process & "The Space Chase" has all the makings of an epic release. So much so, that the lead-off single, “Silver Lining”, pulled classic house music legend, Joe Smooth out of retirement for remixing duties. The result is a unique new sound that's a bridge between indie disco, house/dance & even boogie/funk worlds. Which makes sense when you look at Hawley's DJ touring schedule; he's with Tim Sweeny one night & Ultra Nate' the next.
The Space Chase is the real deal, full of vibrant climaxes, smart arrangements & distinct originality - futuristic, yet completely warm & inviting. The Chase is on, now watch 'em go.