At the beginning of 2013, Radio 1 announced Jackmaster, Monki (now replaced by Simon Patterson), Salva, and Brodinski as the four choices for the In New DJs We Trust roster, replacing Julio Bashmore, B.Traits, Mosca, and Jordan Suckley from the year before. The show is an opportunity for up and comers like these to share, on a rotating monthly basis, a bit of their record collection with the world. Obviously Bromance head man Brodinski was an exciting addition to the group, and this morning we share with you his most recent one hour episode from the British airwaves. As he’s wont to do, the mix seesaws between funky house and hip-hop, between low-slung heavy hitters and radio friendly Weezy, Soulja Boy, and Busta Rhymes.
Bromance Records first lady Louisahhh returns to Brodinski’s imprint with her first solo EP for the label — offering up two tracks that have the signature Bromance punch with Lousiahhh’s delicate and moving touch. Both tracks are dance floor focused with “Tap My Wire” using thumping chord progression to draw the listener in and faint flicks of the piano to add a mesmerizing effect. “In My Veins” is laden with rhythm and groove, using the downtempo approach for the late-night dance floor faithfuls.
Louisahhh!!! - Tap My Wire
Louisahhh!!! - In My Veins
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For those in the know, the Red Bull Guest House (aka the Dream South Beach Hotel on every other week of the year) was a WMC hot spot this year for catching marquee talents in an intimate setting populated by sunbathing models and A-list onlookers. With eye-opening lineups featuring the likes and labels of Skrillex, A-Trak, and Boys Noize, the poolside performance spot mostly catered to more new-school genres like electro, dubstep and trap over the course of the past week.
French techno maestro Brodinski fuses his techno glee and love for hip-hop on his latest rework for Woodkid’s “I Love You.” The track’s lead is long and drawn out with hints of trap chord sequences throughout, but the breakdown quickly speeds things up and dives into signature Brodinski beat work. Bouncing back and forth between the deeply emotive vocals and the thumping and relentless chord play, this track is delicately produced for your listening pleasure.Posted by
If musical terrorists existed, Grand Central would have been swarming with Secret Service agents last Thursday.
It’s not often that the bosses of arguably the three most forward-thinking dance music labels on the planet convene under one roof. With surprise special guest Boys Noize joining an already loaded lineup of Bromance buddies Brodinski and Gesaffelstein and Dirtybird owners Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin, Hard Miami’s second night was akin to a diplomatic summit between techno, electro and tech funk pioneers. At least throw Kavinsky in a bomb shelter or something so dance music can soldier on in case of catastrophe.
While Oliver and Destructo did a fine job warming up the room before a surprise disco-house set from Skream, the energy understandably escalated as Brodinski took the stage against a flickering blue LED backdrop. The Bromance label head really has a way of moving with his music, twisting his frame and gyrating with each audible effect. With quick cuts to filtered-up fake-outs, the artist thrilled the sellout crowd with his unpredictable energy. On his deliciously dark single “Let the Beat Control Your Body,” Brodinski delighted the audience by looping the vocals of Louisahhh!!! and pitch-shifting them down and up, building slowly into a shrill wall of sound before letting the twisted synth drop take over. His set careened through a staggering number of tracks, including label-mate Jacques Lu Cont’s electro-laden “In the Night,” before the ambulance siren and raspy whisper of “Nobody Rules the Streets” announced its end.
This morning we have for you a treat from the Bromance Boys. Brodinski and Gesaffelstein laid hands on Laurent Garnier‘s trippy techno track “Jacques In The Box” from April of last year, and as always, the results are quite striking. It’s Garnier in slow motion — keeping the heart of the song intact but highlighting up the spookier side of French techno. It is not as easy to appreciate the remix without listening to how they altered the original, so make sure you get a chance to do both. The full remix package is out on April 1st on Ed Banger.Posted by
Social media has greatly enhanced the connection between fans and artists by allowing them to connect on a level far greater than that of a spectator. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have given us an unprecedented look into the lives of our modern day rockstars by taking us behind the booth, into their homes and studios, and even sometimes into their pasts. Click below the break to check out some of your favorite artists in their younger years and find out which superstars got an early start by strumming guitars or tickling the ivories. We have shots from Steve Angello, Chuckie, Skrillex, Nervo, A-Trak, and more.
“Where My Head’s At” is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that gives readers a quick glimpse into an editor’s personal music tastes and how they developed. Subject matter will be all over the map, but we want to let you get a feel for individual editors, and where their heads are at.
This dance music empire is built on pre-packaged euphoria. Every break, build, and drop is carefully calculated to appeal to your ears and legs. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you’re looking for someone to sneer at the break up of Swedish House Mafia or to downplay Avicii’s brand of buoyant pop, there’s no shortage of music critics reveling in newfound electronic hipsterdom. But dance music was made to be enjoyed. It was made to be enjoyed with the friends, family, and fellow festival-goers that infuse dance events with a collective energy that transcends the individual men and women behind the mixer. Last year, I found that while I still enjoyed these experiences, the polished chord progressions and radio-ready hooks were beginning to ring hollow in my ears.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Annie Mac, Chuckie, and more.
It’s no secret that here at Dancing Astronaut we love us some gritty techno. Ever-adoring fans of Brodinski and his Bromance crew, we bring to you this morning the Frenchman’s FabricLive Radio Mix from back in 2011. The UK album series (owned and operated by the nightclub Fabric in London) rotates monthly between Fabric and FabricLive mixes — always delivering a wide range of genres and styles of electronic music and beyond. Brodi’s mixes also remind us he’s not easily constrained to a genre. He mixes in deep house and more radio-friendly tunes just as easily and he can push an audience deep into a rabbit hole. Enjoy this one, and if you’re lucky enough maybe you can even pop by and see the Bromance Night at Le Bain in Manhattan tonight. Click through for a full tracklist.