After sharing the video to “Interviews” last week, Brodinski is back to give us a new visual for Brava bonus track “On Me” which also features MPA-affiliate Bricc Baby.
At first he was just a kid at a computer. Born into a generation whose musical culture is forged in just a couple of clicks, Brodinski spent much of his youth creating mp3 files, first in his hometown of Reims, and then in Lille where he went to study.
This included techno, of course, from Erol Alkan to Andrew Weatherall, but also Nine Inch Nails-style rock and rap of artists like Three 6 Mafia and their Southern sound.
From an early age, Brodinski began to see music as a vast world without boundaries, where artists are no longer restricted by categories, and what truly counts is their drive and passion. In Reims, Brodinski spent time hanging out in the studio of the producer Yuksek, alongside a group who later went on to form The Shoes.
After numerous mixes, came club gigs, Brodinski became a proper DJ, the new face of a burgeoning French techno scene. The young DJ lined up gigs, travelling, exploring the world and its cultures, and meeting people who went on to become friends and inspirations for life, including DJ Mehdi and Pedro Winter, as well as Tiga and 2 Many DJs. The years passed at breakneck speed.
In 2011, he decided to take his career in a new direction, launching the Bromance label with his manager Manu Barron. A name that is no coincidence: Brodinski sees his life as an organic whole, in which his career and his friends’ enjoyment are inextricably linked. The various artists who have made up the ranks of the label, Gesaffelstein, Club Cheval and the American Louisahhh!!! are all close friends, who share more than just a taste for the turntables with the DJ.
Soon, people were coming to him for his instinct as a tastemaker. And more recently, Brodinski has turned his hand to producing, for Kanye West and Theophilus London.
Throughout his career, there was only one box left to be checked: an album. A few months ago, after all these years DJing around the world, Brodinski, now 27, put the brakes on his frenetic career to set up in the studio and finally check that box. To translate his vision, Brodinski called upon two of his friends; DJ Kore, collaborator of a string of French rappers, as well as the Rick Ross, and Myd, meticulous producer of the Club Cheval quartet to help shape his musical productions as best as possible. This album is first and foremost a story of friendship; teamwork carried out in a relaxed and positive atmosphere.
Brodinski has infused this record with all the influences that have fueled him over the years. He sought out an ensemble of rappers and singers from NY, Atlanta, LA, Chicago and Australia, whose styles are blended to create a sound where techno and rap are at the core of the many elements.
(Bromance/Parlophone/Warner Bros. Records)
1 Can’t Help Myself (feat. SD) (3:27)
2 Calculator (feat. Chill Will) (2:30)
3 Bury Me (feat. Maluca & Bricc Baby Shitro) (3:32)
4 François-Xavier (feat. Young Scooter) (3:06)
5 Warm Up (feat. Slim Thug) (2:59)
6 Need For Speed (feat. Louisahhh!!! & Bloody Jay) (4:39)
7 Interviews (feat. I LOVE MAKONNEN & Yung Gleesh) (4:20)
8 Hector (feat. Bricc Baby Shitro) (3:37)
9 Follow Me (Part 1) (feat. Georgi Kay & Bloody Jay) (3:22)
10 Cheddah (feat. Peewee Longway) (3:29)
11 51 Bandz (feat. 2$ Fabo & Phlo Finister) (3:32)
12 Follow Me (Part 2) (feat. Chill Will) (2:24)
13 Us (feat. Bloody Jay) (3:31)
14 On Me (feat. Bricc Baby Shitro) (Bonus Track) (3:48)
Brodinski Tour Dates
7/16- Carhaix, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues
7/17 – Benicasim, Spain @ Benicassim Festival
7/23 – Bayonne, France @ Les Arènes
7/24 – Nyon, Switzerland @ Paléo Festival
7/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Armory
7/31 – Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga
8/1 – Pomona, CA @ Hard Summer
8/20 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
8/28 – Leeds, AL @ Leeds Festival
8/29 – Leeds, AL @ Bramham Park
8/30 – Reading, United Kingdom @ Reading Festival
9/24 – Besançon, France @ La Rodia
9/25 – Strasbourg, France @ Ososphère festival