• Brodinski teams with OWSLA to form US based imprint
• Watch retro video for the XX remixed by Jamie XX
• J:Kenzo tapped for Dubstep Allstars Vol. 11
Brodinski and Manu Barron launch Bromance US with a little help from their friends
Since launching in 2011, the Parisian label has focused on music from both sides of the Atlantic, releasing singles by French artists like label co-boss Brodinski, Gesaffelstein, and Club Cheval and North American talents like Louisahhh!!!, Kaytranda, and Suicideyear. Bromance US, which counts Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint as a partner, will allow the label to focus on and grow its roster in the US (and Canada, by the looks of it).
“We’ve had in mind to build a proper team in the US to help us for such a long time… Manu was working on other stuff with the OSWLA fellas at that time, and one night we all had dinner, nothing pro, just a huge friendly dinner,” Brodinski says in a statement. “When we sat down later with Manu and the crew to talk about opening a new office / antenna out there, it goes without saying that it felt like something pretty obvious: they were our guys, the right team, the American extension of the family.”
The first release on the new label will be by Toronto-based producer Illangelo, best known for his work with longtime collaborator The Weeknd. His debut, History of Man, is a concept album set for release on August 20. In addition, the label plans EPs by Louisahhh!!! and a collaboration between Brodinski & Theophilus London. Gesaffelstein, Brodisnki, and Louisahhh!!! will tour North and South America this autumn (dates TBA). Stream/download Brodinski’s The Purple Mixtape below.
Watch Retro Video for the Jamie XX Remix of Sunset
The xx have released a music video for Jamie’s ‘Sunset’ edit, which is retro to the maximum.
The track has been timed to a retro clip from French TV station Melody, which shows a young woman with some dance moves to rival Napoleon Dynamite.
Watch the video below or listen to Maya Jane Coles’ remix of The xx’s ‘Fiction’.
J:Kenzo tapped for Dubstep Allstars Vol. 11
The next edition of Dubstep Allstars will drop on July 29th.
J:Kenzo is one of the most visible figures of a newer generation of dubstep producers who hew close to the genre’s more traditional sounds. The Kent-based artist been releasing music since 2008 for labels like Argon and Roska Kicks & Snares, before finding a regular home on genre institution Tempa, where he released his debut album last year.
Dubstep Allstars Vol. 11 is his first commercially-released mix, and one where he tries to represent “a new wave of producers coming through that are really making more progressive music.” The disc is meant “to showcase how dubstep has progressed so far over the years… these are the top artists and the top tunes that still keep it locked to the roots of the sound,” according to Kenzo in an accompanying press release. It features tracks from producers like Icicle, Kryptic Minds, Amit and more, plus a handful of unreleased tunes from Kenzo himself.
The mix will be preceded by a four-track EP called Bloodlines, out on July 15th also through Tempa.
Dubstep Allstars Vol. 11
01. Kryptic Minds & Killawatt – Cunning Juncture
02. Amit feat. Rani – Don’t Forget Your Roots
03. Kaiju feat. Flowdan – Hunter
04. SP:MC – Declassified
05. Jubei & Consequence – Ungrounded
06. Ulterior Motive – Tien
07. Skeptical – Something In The Sound
08. Ipman – Non-Integer Multiple
09. Thelem – Synthetic Artifacts
10. Killawatt – Unit 51
11. Asylum – Body Burn
12. Amit – Acid Trip
13. J:Kenzo – Ricochet
14. Killawatt & Ipman – Dark Place
15. TMSV – Haze
16. Sleeper – Ritual
17. J:Kenzo – Cause & Effect
18. Icicle – Caffeine
19. LX One – Reflect
20. J:Kenzo – Enter Valarak
21. J:Kenzo – Bloodlines
22. Ipman & Kilawatt – Jigsaw Dub
23. DJ Madd – Murder Dub
A1 Cause & Effect
B1 Enter Valarak
Tempa will release Dubstep Allstars Vol. 11 on July 29th, 2013.