Influenced by spy music and organ-heavy go-go soul of the '60s and '70s, but driven by the same massive beats that fueled pop club crossovers like Fatboy Slim and Pizzicato Five, the Frank Popp Ensemble began as a studio project of German DJ Frank Popp. After a few successful singles, the once conceptual "ensemble" became a reality by the time of their 2001 debut full-length, "Ride On". The eclectic mix of upbeat mod soul and kitschy pop was a hit in Europe and led to several songs from the album being used in commercials. Since their initial success, Popp has been busy with remix work and the Ensemble successfully toured Europe in 2003. In 2005 a new EP titled "The Swinging Library Sound of ..." the Frank Popp Ensemble was released in the U.K.
Breakaway is the 3rd radio-single taken from the groundbreaking album The Frank Popp Ensemble 'Ride On!' and is finally closing the success story of that debut album, that generated 4 years of international success throughout the worlds of advertising, clubs, radios and that particlular unique live vibe of the bigband Frank Popp Ensemble.