Breakthruu is a multifaceted EDM, Hip-Hop, and Trap producer, DJ, and engineer who hails from the Bay Area but now calls Los Angeles his home for the moment.
His sound has been influenced by a lifetime adoration for Classic Rock, Metal, Emo-Hardcore, Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, and of course the timeless electronic favorites such as Dubstep, Trap, Future Bass, House, Techno, and Trance.
Breakthruu has been actively DJing for 10 years now with hopes to make his fans and listeners feel their lives being positively shifted even if it's only for a brief moment.
Teaming up with the ever so talented Yo. Izz, the two artists create an elusive atmosphere that takes a head-on approach to a mesmerizing bop of reminiscent tendencies. “That Rush,” combines ethereal elements that syndicate Hyperpop with a Hip-hop realm, you immediately get lost in the minimalistic approach that the beat immerses itself in as it creates an impact in each radical pulsation.
Accompanying the reverberated resonance of the enticing vocals swaying in and out of rhyme schemes, you hear a story unfolding at the seams. Digging into the sentimental hues of missing someone who was once so important in your life, Breakthruu and Yo. Izz allows us to take the scenic route on this sonic expedition as they paint our canvas in immersive illustrations that have our minds working overtime. As “That Rush,” progresses, we can’t help but admire that slow tempo single provided to our heartfelt tenors.
We’re fully wrapped in the tantalizing appeal that the dynamism of both artists drapes us in. Creating a deeper impact with each listen, “That Rush,” is the wistful echoes that you need drowning your soundwaves. Breakthruu and Yo. Izz is most definitely creatives that you want to keep on your radar.
We’re really vibing with this collaboration between yourself and Yo. Izz on “That Rush.” Could you please tell us how this single came to be?
This single came to be I believe all the way back in September of last year. Yo. Izz and I are both close friends from the bay area and he was visiting me in LA for 2 weeks to make music. We made several singles and this was one of them. We had so many singles at that point so it took time to get to this one. As the producer, I don't have the opportunity to always release songs I make with artists as one of my own singles but we decided that after we had released so many singles under his name that it was time for me to have one.
What was it like working with Yo. Izz to give “That Rush,” the desired sound that we know and love?
Iz and I have known each other for over 10 years so our friendship allows for us to be creative together without too much ego getting involved. We both trust each other with our talents. When it comes to me producing the track, he sits there and lets me do my thing completely. He just vibes and tells me when he does and doesn't like something. We're efficient and can even get 2-3 songs done in a day at times. My influences on this one were XXXtentacion's "Jocelyn Flores" & "Woah" which helped me get to the sound I wanted.
With each creative being different, how do you know when a song is complete?
I trust my gut and my instinct, if it feels right and I've listened over and over again and nothing is missing or sticking out then I call it done. The mix and master have to be on point everywhere-car, phone, headphones, portable speaker, TV speaker, etc. I'll test on everything, and if it doesn't sound good on one of them it's not done yet. It's back to the drawing board until it sounds right.
Being in the industry for 10 years now, how have you found yourself growing as a creative from your first release to now?
I began this journey DJing and being an artist-photographer for many years which gave me a key set of skills- pushing creative limits, learning to work through growing pains (creatively speaking), networking, stage presence, the business behind music, promoting shows, who are the big players in the music industry behind closed doors, how to get bigger and better gigs and learning how to keep connections and build new ones. The list could go on because I really did a lot of development early on. Nowadays I'm back almost at square one with only 2 years of producing experience which is fine because knowing that I have this knowledge and experience makes me feel comfortable with where I'm at. My releases from 2 years ago were very beginner, I've seen immense growth from then to now. Dedication does pay off in the long run.
What's next for you?
I will have several singles that I produced for Yo. Izz coming out each month. I have a couple of remixes of my good artist friend Nodis' songs ready to drop. Just have to get the green light from all the other parties/labels involved. I have a couple more of my own personal singles in the works coming out soon. I'm also highly considering going to Icon Music School here in LA once in-person school goes back to normal. I want a degree in music production and to further my skills/hone my brand & sound. I'm in it for the long haul, this won't be the last you'll hear of me.