Big World Breaks

Big World Breaks

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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Big World Breaks, a production company built for stage, studio and education; has shared stages with Janelle Monae, Kool DJ Red Alert, Digable Planets, DJ Qbert, Macklemore, Reggie Watts, B.o.B., Saul Williams and many more. B.W.B. has produced live show backing for various artists such as: Grammy Nominated singer Wayna, Sy Smith, Zo!, Dr. Julian Priester, Choklate, Kimberly Nichole, Jumaane Smith, Massive Monkees, Tiffany Wilson, Blue Scholars, Gabriel Teodros, JusMoni, Khingz and Xperience.

Biography

Big World Breaks, a production company built for stage, studio and education; has shared stages with Janelle Monae, Kool DJ Red Alert, Digable Planets, DJ Qbert, Macklemore, Reggie Watts, B.o.B., Saul Williams and many more. B.W.B. has produced live show backing for various artists such as: Grammy Nominated singer Wayna, Sy Smith, Zo!, Dr. Julian Priester, Choklate, Kimberly Nichole, Jumaane Smith, Massive Monkees, Tiffany Wilson, Blue Scholars, Gabriel Teodros, JusMoni, Khingz and Xperience.

It all began when the world-famous Seattle-based dance crew, the Massive Monkees, invited Aaron Walker-Loud (Big World Breaks founder) to provide live music for break-dancing competitions and jams in the early 2000s. Putting together a team for such events required players with versatility, power and improvisation skills. Walker-Loud dug deep into the Funk, Soul, Jazz and World Music communities within the Northwest to build the right crew for the job; many of whom are alumni of the internationally acclaimed Jazz ensemble programs at Garfield and Roosevelt High School. After the production team began working regularly within the dance scene, the word got around quickly and the B.W.B. movement snow-balled.

Utilizing five core members as a nucleus within an ever-growing support roster of artists, Big World Breaks stands as a serious force to be reckoned with on stage and in the studio. With a growing repertoire of original works, as well as expansive productions, workshops, residencies and curriculum commissioned for various arts and education entities; their reach is exponentially ascending.


One of DList Magazine’s Top 10 Soul Bands of 2015

“…a relentlessly funky, versatile big band studded with horns and percussion…” - Jonathan Zwickel (Seattle Times)

“…badass…collective funk-groove armada…trump-tight chops…one of Seattle's tightest funk/soul/breaks powerhouses (headed by the inestimable drumming of Aaron Walker-Loud)…” - Larry Mizell Jr. (The Stranger)

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“The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop” exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), co-curated by Jazmyn Scott (The Town Entertainment / 50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide) and Aaron Walker-Loud (Big World Breaks / 50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide).

With over 31,000 attendees between 9/19/15 - 5/1/16, this exhibit was the recipient of the 2016 American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Award of Merit; “the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history”.

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50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide: An online interactive experience including music from Seattle and Northwest Hip-Hop artists; featuring a short film by Avi Loud. Executive produced by The Seattle Center Cultural Programs & Festal, presented by Big World Breaks & The Town Entertainment.

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Founder, Owner and Director:

Aaron Walker-Loud (drums/percussion/production)


Core Members:

Camilo Estrada (bass)

Ivan Galvez (percussion)

Mikaela Romero (vocals/cello/percussion)

Ariel Loud (alto sax/soprano sax/keys)

Lyrics

"Golden Love"

Written By: Aaron Walker-Loud (BMI), Makala Wengelewski-Romero (BMI), Riley Mulherkar (ASCAP)

Verse 1

Your eyes keep re-appearing,
I have known them before,
Our roads entangled,
So natural to the touch,
Honest beauty,
Pulls me into your sunset,
Our story kissed by orange and red.

Chorus

We lay awake in our dreams,
All through the Summer,
Give me that Golden Love
We stay awake in our dreams (all night)
All through the Summer (all day)
Give me that Golden Love

Verse 2

Your eyes become the sunrise,
The violet face of dawn,
Reflects inside this moment,
I’m giving in,
Giving in to gravity,
You’re burning all my fears away.

Chorus

We lay awake in our dreams,
All through the Summer,
Give me that Golden Love
We stay awake in our dreams (all night)
All through the Summer (all day)
Give me that Golden Love

Bridge

We breathe between you and I.
(REPEAT 2 X)

Chorus

We lay awake in our dreams,
All through the Summer,
Give me that Golden Love
We stay awake in our dreams (all night)
All through the Summer (all day)
Give me that Golden Love
(REPEAT)

"Closer to Us"

Written By: Aaron Walker-Loud (BMI), Makala Wengelewski-Romero (BMI), Camilo Estrada (ASCAP), Ivan Galvez

VERSE 1

There’s a war inside me as I sit on
your shore,
Like the tide comes and goes,
My hands shake as I feel your
vibration,
Touching your surface I know where I
belong,
Experiencing what words can’t explain,
Your fire lighting our path,
My God-Mother said I have a higher
purpose,
Can you take me there, take me there?

CHORUS

You’re Pulling Me Back,
I Can’t Resist Your Pulse,
Closer to Us,
It Flows Within Me,
You’re Pulling Me Back,
I Hear You Calling My Name,
Closer to Us,
Let’s Finish What We Started.

VERSE 2

There’s no other choice I surrender to you,
Break me, shape me, fix me again,
I’ll give up what I want to gain what we
need,
Dance where you walk and live where you
breath,
My Ancestors say I have a higher purpose,
Can you take me there, take me there?

BRIDGE

Suena la Batá
Pa que brinque tu alma
No te niegues que te tengo
En el centro de mi palma
Tu vas a bailar
Porque yo quiero
Con la fuerza de conguero
Cuando se rompe el cuero

CHORUS 2

You’re Pulling Me Back,
I Can’t Resist Your Pulse,
Closer to Us,
It Flows Within Me,
You’re Pulling Me Back,
I Hear You Calling My Name,
Closer to Us,
Let’s Finish What We Started.
On That Day I’ll Join You (repeat)...

Discography

"4 Those Lost..." - 2009 Full Length Album (independent)

"Golden Love" - 2012 Free Digital 45" Single (independent)

"Closer To Us" - 2013 Free Digital 45" Single (independent)