For most people, the days following New Years are amongst the toughest of the year. With holiday parties and time off work over, and the long days of winter ahead, it can be a tough time. But Gary Richards, also known as Destructo, and the HARD team have created an event like no other in electronic music to help you forget about your winter woes. In its second year, Holy Ship!! is a three-day boat cruise that sails through the Bahamas, with DJs on board and a private island tour to boot. This year features a star-studded lineup, with artists like Boys Noize, Diplo, and Justice, just to name a few. EO will be there covering all your nautical needs this weekend. Check out a full preview after the jump.
Bromance Records just continues to be a trusted purveyor of quality, hip dance music, never ceasing to live up to the high standards of label masters Louis Brodinski and Manu Barron. Today brings the label’s EP #5, featuring ridiculously busy and funky tracks from Jacques Lu Cont and Monsieur Monsieur. Both ‘In The Night’ and ‘Arym’ boast hypnotic, grinding bass lines, but each with their own twist.
Jacques Lu Cont (aka Stuart Price) is a prolific producer and his newest track is a testament to his famed abilities. His disco inflections are infectious but not floaty, keeping you enthralled with a rhythmic steadiness that draws you in. French newcomers Monsieur Monsieur (LÃ©o Copey and Geoffrey Bougy) bring a minimal flavor to the techno kissed ‘Arym.’ Props to Bromance Records on again presenting an excellently curated EP.
Jacques Lu Cont – In The Night
Monsieur Monsieur – Arym
More often than not, churning out a remix entails remaking a song into something bigger, louder, and heavier. But when precision is your mistress, as is the case with French techno extraordinaire Brodinski, you can unleash the full potential of a track by turning it down. And this is exactly what Louis has done to Skrillex & Damian Marley’s ‘Make It Bun Dem’.
Yes, a Brodinksy remix of Skrillex. And it is exactly what you would expect – dark sexy beats and perfectly placed synths take the track to a delightfully sinister place, reaching new heights by downplaying the bounciness of the reggae-infused original. Surely whoever said less is more would have been a Brodinski fan.
Skrillex & Damian “Jr Gong” Marley – Make It Bun Dem (Brodinski Remix)
Don’t forget to check out Brodinski this Friday at Electric Zoo’s Riverside: Fool’s Good Clubhouse (assuming his Visa issues have been resolved!)
Before we give a full breakdown of Friday’s tent, be sure to check out all of EO’s in-depth guides to each and every tent for this years festival:
-The Basics & Friday: Main Stage
-Friday: Hilltop Arena (Group Therapy)
See the breakdown after the jump! (more…)
Holy shit. There is no other fitting reaction to music like this. Throw your 128 BPM expectations out the window for a moment. EO rarely if ever will post rap, but when its in the context of a Gesaffelstein remix and it is being released on Brodinski’s label, it warrants a post. Danny Brown’s creepy and inappropriate vocals just add to the ridiculous nature of this track.Â The release date is August 20th on Bromance, and it will come equipped with an original (which is significantly less eerie, yet still bizarre) and a bonus remix from Soufien 3000.
Evil Nine ft. Danny Brown – The Black Brad Pitt (Gesaffelstein Remix)
Get familiar with this name: Louisahhh!!!. Yes people, get very familiar and prepare to see a lot more of her unique and in-your-face moniker. Not only is she an amazing DJ and producer, but she is also a stunning vocalist, and as you will soon find out from this interview, quite the intellectual. She has released hits with the French techno titan Brodinski on his newly formed and wildly successful label Bromance Records. Both ‘Let The Beat Control Your Body’ and ‘Nobody Rules The Streets’Â Â showcased her brilliant and diverse vocal abilities. She has also put out a track on arguably the most widely respected underground label at the moment, Hot Creations, with the promising Danny Daze. ‘Your Everything’ was rinsed by literally everyone, and you could not walk into a club in Ibiza last season without hearing it. Intrigued? Read more to find out about her budding relationship with Brodinski and Gessafelstein, what kind of music she is into at the moment, and who would DJ at her ideal party. Also, check out her amazing Bromance Summer Mixtape below, further demonstrating that she is indeed the ‘First Lady’ of this new powerhouse label.
“I think that there are some amazing women doing amazing work that is as good, if not better, than many of their male counterparts. Â Similarly, there are a lot of terrible female DJs, but there are a lot of dudes who are bad at DJing too. Â I want to focus not so much on the advantages or disadvantages of being a woman in this game, but what kind of difference gender lends to what we play and what we make. “
Bromance Summer Tape by Louisahhh
In a continuation of the achingly chic French tradition that is Bromance Records, label-master Brodinski does it again, having commissioned a specially created LastNightsParty Film edited by Bronques based on Wim Wender’s ‘Wings Of Desire.’ Shot in Berlin, Paris and New York City and featuring Brodinski and AraabMUZIK, the video will likely remind you of how painfully unhip you are, but you will also enjoy coolness by osmosis as you watch it. You may remember Bronques’ work from his video for Dances With White Girls – It’s All About The House. With a soundtrack from Brodinski (Nobody Rules The STreets), AraabMUZIK (YouTubeHit) and Cyril Hahn (Touch My Body remix) this video may be slightly NSFW, but it’s totally worth the risk.
For the 3rd release from Bromance Records, the new label from Brodinski and Gesaffelstein, the young techno connoisseur teams up with Louisahhh! of ‘Your Everything‘ fame. The result is a frighteningly awesome track with dark, minor chord riffs and siren samples. Expect nothing but the best from this label. I mean, just look at the artwork. This one is going to be big in the French club scene. The Bromance boys seemed to have cultivated a heavy yet poppy sound that has impressed everyone.Â The release is set for June 11th, so stay tuned.
Brodinski feat. Louisahhh! – Nobody Rules The Streets
This is musical gold. A bit behind on the Lana Del Rey buzz? Yeah same here; don’t wanna make Adele reference but it’s bound to happen anyways. The American singer/songwriter’s debut album Born To Die hit the number one spot in seven countries and has spawned major singles ‘Born To Die‘ and ‘Video Games‘ each with millions of hits. That’s all good and well, but Gucci Vump (French production duo Brodinski &Â Guillaume) have done something crazy with the indie single. The instruments on this remix are next level, you could listen to the drum loop all day. Last drop is particularly massive; available now for download.