Cyril Hahn Feat. Javeon – Breaking
I went to see Mr. Hahn once. He came to Toronto (which at the time is where I was living) and I was worried. I was worried because, at that time, Cyril Hahn had only released two or three tracks. The rest of his stuff was mixes and DJ sets. I’d been to a DJ set before (Justice, in Oslo… it was fantastic). The thing about DJ sets though is that you have to know what you are getting into. If you go to a DJ set expecting to see your favourite song, your gonna have a bad time. Artists don’t play their originals at DJ sets (at least the ones I’ve been too). They experiment, play remixes… basically pretend that you are going clubbing but instead of some rando up there mixing tunes it’s one of your favourite artists. Cool, right?
When I went to see Cyril Hahn I was in LOVE with Breaking. I played that song all day, every day. I sent it to my friends multiple times if they insisted they didn’t like it. But when he came to Toronto it was very shortly after he had released Breaking… and I bought tickets JUST to see that song. I did like a few of his remixes, but man I wanted to see this shit live. However, in the back of my head I was a little worried it’d be a DJ Set (despite it not being totally clear to me when I bought the tickets). It wasn’t until 1 or 2 am that Cyril took the stage and my fears were realized. His set came and went with no Breaking.
All of this has nothing really to do with how amazing that song is (or how awesome his DJ set was). However, most of the songs on my BOTR list have some sort of story with them, and this one is no different. The one that got away.