Money/Work or Play

A 2 track contemporary r&b single (7m 55s) — released January 4th 2010 on Breakin Bread
Breakin Bread continue to release different styles of soul and hip hop and now drop Lingua Franca's second single following their debut release late last year. Their first single received critical acclaim and good underground sales. When the 12" sells out and does more physical units than downloads you know the underground support is strong! Lingua Franca are a London based duo of deejay/producer Ghost and sweet soul vocalist Devorah. They met through a mutual friend when Ghost was looking to move beyond working with rappers. Their styles complimented each other perfectly and soon after Lingua Franca was born. Ghost second album will be released in mid June so this is a teaser single to keep the new found fans happy whilst the finishing touches to The Lingua Franca album. Background: Devorah has been compared to Jill Scott, Alice Russell, Massive Attack's Shara Nelson and even the Sugababes. She has worked with the likes of Mawglee from Tru Thoughts and Jazzwank's Slip. When you see her live you won't believe how much power is possible from such a tiny frame. The girl has power! Ghost is an established UK beatsmith and his uncompromising production style has made him a favourite of Mr Scruff, Gilles Peterson, Zane Lowe and Steve Lamacq. He is also an established deejay spinning everywhere from Glastonbury to Lithuania and he's been on compilations such as DJ Yoda's Fabric Live, has remixed and produced for Nicole Willis, Kashmere and Braintax and has an impressive number of solo projects under his belt. Together their music has few boundaries. They touch on funk, jazz, hip hop and soul and ride uptempo club stompers as much as they chill with laidback soul and dreamy summer tracks. This single is a perfect summer release … "Money" kicks in with some rousing horns and drops into a beat ballad. Devorah rides the beat in her own unique way and vocalises about not needing a mans money. This girl can look after herself! "Work or Play" has got Ghost going all quirky on the beats. If this isn't a goodtime summer track we don't know what is. The rawness and fragility of Devorah's vocals really come thru on this track and show one of the many styles she's capable of. Their 4 piece band have been performing live since the first release, adding new dimensions to the Lingua Franca sound and showcasing Devorah's amazing style and delivery. In recent months they've played the Jazz Café and 93 Feet East in their hometown and have also been touring the smaller venues around UK and Europe. Watch for some bigger shows as they get close to their album release.
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