Two weeks ago, electronic music guru BT was dropping breakbeats. Today he's dealing with a break-in.
Thieves broke into the DJ/producer's Los Angeles home studio while he was in London for Christmas and made off with thousands of dollars' worth of equipment and new recordings.
A spokesperson said the artist had three weeks' worth of material on the computers that were taken. "It was mostly remixes," she said. "Nothing that can't be replaced."
BT, who gained notoriety outside the club scene last year by producing 'NSYNC's "Pop," has been recording his as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's Movement in Still Life since the fall. Peter Gabriel, Sarah McLachlan and the Roots are expected to make guest appearances on it (see "BT Working With Roots, Sarah McLachlan On New LP").
The break-in did not keep BT from performing at a giant street party in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve with Paul Oakenfold and Deep Dish (see "Paul Oakenfold, BT Throwing New Year's Block Party In L.A.").