"'Big Monster' is trying to mix the techno sound with breaks, " says Baobinga & I.D about their debut longplayer due out this month.
Baobinga & I.D are Mancunians Sam Simpson and Ed Bayling, whose self-described "emotive-techno-breaks" are as much inspired by pummeling loop techno as they are by the syncopated rhythms of the breaks scene. Both former drummers and ex-Indie fans (influences are My Bloody Valentine and The Pixies), Simpson and Bayling are perhaps, the unlikeliest of breaks heroes, preferring to look outside the genre for inspiration both as producers and DJs.
After as many studio hours as cups of tea, this month the pair unwrap their first album, 'Big Monster', which brings together older B & I.D tracks such as 'Rite of Passage' and 'The Machine' with newer material including block-rockin' electronica ('Jewelz') and a collaboration with grime crew Virus Syndicate ('Jump Up Get Hype').
01. Carve Your Name
03. Like An Arrow
04. South Manchester Weather
05. Jump Up Get Hype feat. Virus Syndicate
06. Jersey St
07. No Bright Lights
09. Rite of Passage
10. The Waterpark
12. Blue Green
13. The Machine
14. Into The Air
'Baobinga & I.D present Big Monster' is released on Fat! on November 26, 2007.