One piece of the Bromance puzzle is amping up for the release of his forthcoming EP, Aleph, with a series of snippets and teasers. In June, Gesaffelstein revealed the music video for Aleph track “Pursuit” — the only track off the album that has already seen a release. Earlier this month, fans saw a video teaser for the entire album. Today, the 14 song tracklist went live giving Gesaffelstein devotees another small glimpse at what to expect.
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Bromance’s dark prince of techno has completed his first full-length album and he’s ready for the world to know it. This week, Gesaffelstein released a 40-second clip of menacing static over foreboding visuals of monochrome circuitry to announce the album’s title and release date. Aleph will be unleashed just in time for Halloween on October 28th, so mark your calendars and commence your countdowns.
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If dance music is suffering from an epidemic of conformity then apparently no one told Brodinski about it. The man behind dance music’s most daring imprint, Bromance Records, has been doing whatever the f*ck he has wanted to since he first released Bromance #1 and introduced the world to “Control Movement” and “Let the Beat Control Your Body.” Since then he’s persistently promoted whatever style of music he currently enjoys regardless of its commercial viability and The Purple Ride marks the next step in the Bromance saga. A collection of tracks that Brodinski describes as; “A concentrate of everything I love. No compromise, no label, no nothing, just music.,” The Purple Ride is a dreary collection of syrupy trap and liquid techno grooves punctuated by an indescribable and effortless French cool. As if to prove his point, Brodinski opens The Purple Ride with a chopped and screwed rendition of R. Kelly’s “This Is What I Feel” and from there the mix is so defiantly unique that it escapes definition. R&B crooning, industrial techno, codeine-laced trap, all intertwined to create a seemingly incoherent collection of tracks with one distinct similarity — the greyscale haze of filters that hiss and drip down every layer of the mix with ghostly effect.
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Bromance captain Brodinski has never hidden his affinity for the burgeoning trap subgenre, in fact, he’s made a point of incorporating its tracks into his live sets from Boiler Room Berlin to Hard Miami. Now the French label owner is turning over his 10th EP’s stage to Montreal producer Kaytranada and Baton Rouge-based Suicideyear, allowing them to showcase their bass-heavy brilliance for the Bromance faithful.
While many of Manhattan’s clubgoers were spending their Memorial Day Weekends on one of the tri-state areas overcrowded beaches, a small contingent of nightlife addicts ascended the main staircase at Webster Hall into the open space and vaulted ceilings that define its Grand Ballroom. A smaller crowd than usual for a Friday at Webster, the subdued vibes were a welcome change that allowed for comfortable dancing and an up-close-and-personal view of the night’s main attraction — Brodinski and Gesaffelstein accompanied by Bromance’s leading lady Louisahhh!!!
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
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.
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.
French DJ/Producers Canblaster and Brodinski join forces to offer up a slice of techno heaven with their rework to Symphony Hall’s “One Night Stand.” The track features a rhythmic bass line with pulsating synth work throughout — perfectly underlining Jay Norton’s vocals. This year we’ve seen a lot of fresh techno material come out of France from labels like Brodinski’s Bromance, and in this case Marble Music. Enjoy this free download to close out your year and expect a lot more from this camp in the year to come.