Producer Nicholas Weiller, known to millions as Bro Safari, continues to brand the industry with a searing impression of his hip-hop influenced trap and huge moombathon mixes, that have earned him his stripes alongside some of electronic music’s biggest and best. This afternoon Bro Safari released the new video for “The Drop” which comes live from We Are NRG, and can be viewed here.
An avid punk rock fan that originally began producing drum n bass back in his hometown of Atlanta, he adopted the tongue-in-cheek demeanour of Bro Safari to launch his explosive foray into palpitation-inducing dubstep and bass-pummelling trap. Working with long-time collaborator UFO!, the pairing have remixed names including M.I.A. and Kill The Noise, receiving support from huge acts including Jack Ü, DJ Snake, RL Grime and more, their collaborative 10-track project ‘Animal’ also saw US hip-hop star Iggy Azalea add her talent to the instrumental original, with a flipped-out freestyle of bars that sent the blogsphere into a vortex.
As collaborations with names such as Dillon Francis and Valentino Khan continued to showcase that he could hold his own and bring his undeniable flair to the table, his solo releases continue on in pushing the envelope of experimental electronic music. From his various releases on OWSLA, DimMak or on EP’s like ‘Bender’ and ‘Bros Gone Wild’ with their Southern-heavy influence of strung-out, cutting bass beats, his Notorious B.I.G. sampling tracks ‘Uncrushable’ and ‘Scumbag’ also showcase his wide-scoping breadth of knowledge and arsenal of weaponry.
As prolific on the live circuit as he is in the studio, Bro Safari’s tour calendar has spanned the globe’s most notable music events, with appearances’ at Lollapalooza, ULTRA Music Festival, Electric Forest, TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, Electric Zoo, EDC New York and many more, it’s no surprise that radio mixes for the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Diplo & Friends and Annie Nightingale have been in demand for the airwaves, taking his sound to a global audience of millions.
From the textural intricacy of recent release ‘Follow’, to his “Pretty Good Tour” that will kick-off this fall with MC collaborator Armanni Reign, these shows past, present and future are readied to drive his status as one of the most promising, bubbling forces in US electronic music.
The band members August “ELOQ” Fenger, Anders “Unkwon” Dixen and Martin “Dj Er Du Dum Eller Hvad” Skovbjerg had been friends and big fans of each other for a long time. Without any expectations and no other goal than to have fun, the three friends travelled to a remote cottage in Denmark to make music and hang out, which resulted in them becoming a band.
The fact that friendship is the core of AV AV AV is especially present in the track “About You” which was written during a rough time. August and Anders created the first tones of the track one day in the studio, forwarding the track to Martin as an uplifting thought, as he had spent the day at the hospital with his mum who was battling cancer.
In the music video you also get a special insight into their friendship and the energy that the music emerges from – mixed with concert footage from the past years.
Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP “They Live” last year, AV AV AV received a lot of attention internationally, from airplay on BBC’s Radio 1 to compliments from Diplo who referred to the music as “Future Gospel”.
“It was a strange experience – we went from sitting and playing around with music in a cottage, to all of a sudden noticing on snapchat that Diplo and Skrillex were listening to our EP in their private jet,” says a surprised band.
In Denmark the group won the prestigious Critics Choice Award in the category ‘Producer of the Year’. The Jury explained the sound with the words: “A nightlife euphuism…with AV AV AV you’re not just getting one, but three of the best producers in Denmark.”
AV AV AV’s first live performance was proof of their great artistic depth as a live act when they played to a sold out concert hall at the Danish National Radio last year. Since then, they have played a sold out Club NME at KOKO in London and other critically acclaimed concerts at By:Larm, Sonár Reykjavik/Stockholm/Copenhagen & Roskilde Festival to mention a few.
“Our intention is to become one of the best live acts in the world within the next couple of years”, the band says. “Our focus is to use an extraordinary amount of resources to take the live experience to the next level.”
The electronic trio definitely has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Besides playing selected European festivals in 2017, they will continue to release more singles, not to mention an EP and a full album.
Zimmer’s new EP Ceremony unveils the hidden, more melancholic and darker side of the Parisian producer.
Inspired by his personal experiences, his multiple trips around the world and driven by the desire to pay tribute to his astrophysicist father, Zimmer explores a broader musical spectrum, navigating between dreamy downtempo and straight up danceloor house.
This new record starts Lost Your Mind, carried by the angel like voice of Fhin and a solar guitar. Blending textures and Indian vocals samples, Odyssée flirts with techno while remaining warm and cosmic. Ceremony ends on Fire, a slo mo number washed out by celestial keyboards and a beautiful steel drum melody.
Ceremony, Zimmer’s new EP will be available December 16 on Roche Musique. Lost Your Mind is now available.
Zimmer is part of the new wave of Paris producers redefining French electronic music, alongside Roche Musique label mates Darius, FKJ, Kartell and more.
Zimmer’s made a name for himself with a string of high profile remixes (MØ, Vallis Alps, Gallant, Fakear…) and the singles Galapagos and Saturday Love. His 2015 EP “Coming of Age” marks his transformation into a well rounded artist, with a more refined, minimalist sound. Recorded between Paris and Los Angeles, the EP oscillates between euphoric moments and nostalgia, seamlessly travelling between soundscapes.
But perhaps the best way to experience Zimmer’s music is to see him DJ. His busy touring schedule took him all around the globe with over 160 dates in the past two years, including sold out shows in NYC, SF and Paris. His religiously followed mixtape series keeps listeners have made him a true tastemaker of the house scene. With his new record « Ceremony », Zimmer is set to confirm his status among France’s biggest rising talents.
Black Tiger Sex Machine are closing out the year with force, or rather The Force. The masked trio have put together yet another installment of their Futuristic Thriller mix series, this time sampling “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” The fourteenth mix will hold fans over until BTSM’s Music Is Our Religion tour launches in 2017.
BTSM kick things into high gear with their usual ferocity throughout the mix. They shake things up from a galaxy far, far away while delivering unreleased material from their own catalog, as well as works that are coming out on their label, Kannibalen Records.
As usual, BTSM Church goers can download the mix for free. This will give them just a taste of what is to come during the Music Is Our Religion tour, which will have the tigers traveling all over the United States with their brand new stage and full live production, along with the newly upgraded tiger helmets.