1st Break is a Russian electronic band composed of 3 musicians: Alexey Nikiforov, Ilgiz Shamsiev, Alina Osipova. Since 2001 they have been releasing Breakbeat, Drum & Bass and Glitch Hop music.
Alexey Nikiforov is the founder of the project, a musician and DJ.
Alina Osipova is the voice of the project.
Ilgiz Shamsiev is the sound producer.
Having taken tight control of almost all the clubs in the Moscow region, 1st Break team expanded their presence in significant events in the centre of Moscow, and a year later, most of the Russian cities and the CIS countries. In 2006, they made their first release on the Stepsine label.Besides their performance in clubs, 1st Break team introduced their music to the two largest radio stations in Moscow and St. Petersburg (Megapolis and Record FM), as well as to the radio stations of several large cities in Russia and abroad. In October 2006, their music was played on the US radio waves in the State of Louisiana, where they treacherously recruited American youths into the breaks movement. Back home, they were in charge of a strict music selection on Promoradio (the largest promodj portal for DJs and musicians), as well as on Big Beat Radio.