“Broken Biscuits feat. Nadya Albertsson” is the follow up single to “Dance Yourself Free” from Glasgow-based musician, producer, DJ and curator Rebecca Vasmant. Taken from the “Dance Yourself Free” EP, the release is a blend of live and electronic music channelling Rebecca’s passion for Jazz and Broken Beat. Alongside her debut album ‘With Love, From Glasgow’, the EP continues Rebecca’s mission to promote the wealth of talent in the Glasgow music scene through collaboration and creation.
The releases received support from the likes of Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music), Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2), Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music), across Jazz FM (where “Dance Yourself Free” was playlisted), Clash Magazine, The Vinyl Factory, NTS and Morning Becomes Eclectic (KCRW).
“For 19-year-old me this is a piece of imagery that has come true, but that still feels like a dream.”
“Broken Biscuits” started life over a decade ago, recorded as part of Rebecca’s Audio Engineering college assessment; “it’s nice for me to listen to this track and remember back to that time and how much I dreamed of being at a point of doing something like this”. Rebecca muses, “releasing a record of the music I have made alongside beloved friends… Such a lovely thought to think about”. To make this dream a reality, Rebecca seamlessly merges the worlds of Jazz and Broken Beat with a selection of talented Glasgow-based musicians. Mesmerising vocals from Nadya Albertsson float along a backdrop of synth and bass grooves from Dave Koor, with the added warmth of collaboration radiating through offerings from Norman Willmore (saxophone), Cameron-Thompson Duncan (trumpet) and Danielle Price (tuba).
Working with a host of talented musicians and channelling her own passion for both genres, the “Dance Yourself Free” EP was recorded in one session of a few hours. “Dance Yourself Free” celebrates the freedom of being in the moment and forgetting everyday stresses and worries; “That beautiful moment when every person in the club is united by the music”, Rebecca adds. “In that moment, we are all the same, we are all happy and we are all free. That’s the Dance Yourself Free moment”.