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DETØX navigates between light and dark energies on forthcoming EP title track, ‘Breaking Thru’ [Premiere]

For California bass music producer James Dietrichson, the goal around his DETØX project has always been to help people understand both sides of life and who they are within it. Coming off a long-awaited debut EP, Don’t Be Afraid, just three months ago, DETØX now turns to Cross Faded Records to release his next EP project, Breaking Thru, of which CE is honored to premiere the lead single.

Titled “Breaking Thru,” the EP’s title track follows the same thematics that DETØX is known for in his on-stage performance. Dietrichson’s live sets are geared toward finding a balance between the dark and light while combining the heavy and uplifting styles of sound together. This leaves a lot of room to navigate through different emotions and energy throughout a set. “Breaking Thru” takes on this exact emotional and intellectual energy.

Intentional and grounded, yet fluid and adaptable, DETØX’s “Breaking Thru” is about Dietrichson trusting in the natural creative process and where that leads him. Dietrichson spoke exclusively on the track, saying:

“‘Breaking Through’ is the next step into the world of DETØX Music. Finishing this EP took a lot of mental preparation. I tend to stay open and let the world shape me and teach me. I don’t force things I don’t go seeking to know everything. I try to take my time step by step and I believe that as an artist, what we allow to influence us ultimately shapes our music and how we express it.”


With a vocal-led intro, the track’s beginning is soft, serene, and melodic. Slowly building to the first drop, which heavily distorts the duetted male and female vocals, the second part of the song feels as if we’ve been led into a different world altogether: Deep, dark, and almost foreboding. “Too much time to waste” is repeated over whirling synths and scaled keyboard riffs. As the song leads out, it’s almost as if “Breaking Thru” acts as the intro to the full EP

Stream DETØX’s “Breaking Thru” via your preferred digital service provider and stay tuned for the full Breaking Thru EP release, out tomorrow, June 19, via Cross Faded Records.

DETØX – Breaking Thru [Conscious Electronic Premiere]

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