RA Sessions: Brandt Brauer Frick

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Rave meets the concert hall on our latest live music film.

Whether as a three-piece or with a full ensemble, Brandt Brauer Frick bring a classical sensibility to club music. Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick are three musicians from Berlin who got together in 2008 and struck upon the idea of applying acoustic instrumentation to techno. Five years on, the video for “Bop” is still the most powerful (and amusing) example of this approach—the trio appear wearing suits and blank expressions as they build the composition, performing the machine-generated thump of a dance track by hand. They’ve written three albums—You Make Me RealMr. MachineMiami—in this style, one of which was released as The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble. This version of the group, which features an additional seven musicians, is a bold proposition in the live arena. The ensemble blurs the line between the concert and the club, teasing seated audiences into acting like ravers.For their RA Session, Brandt Brauer Frick performed a tense rendition of “Bommel,” a track that lays bare the group’s ties to techno while sounding like no one else out there.

Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Have you ever heard a piece of music that has simply stopped you in your tracks?

I was and still am a regular listener to the stellar monthly www.residentadvisor.net podcast.

In February 2011 I witnessed simply one of the most amazing expressions of music that I have ever heard on an RA podcast and have not heard it bettered since.

Aside from the fact that it is my best friend’s wife’s favourite word, or that it has anything to do with Father Christmas, or reindeer; Caribou – or Dan Snaith is a Canadian artist with a complete and utter bona fide talent.  Having been glued to the album “Swim” since its release in 2010, I was even more chuffed to be able to get my hands on a double gatefold vinyl edition.

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When the equally incredible Midland got his hands on “Sun” my initial reaction was to shudder at the thought of a remix, however, Harry worked his amazing magic and true to form, here we are left with (in my honest humble opinion) a truly great re-work of an already future classic, and a free download to boot!

And now here we have Mr Snaith’s latest offering which leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination, hold onto your hats, Caribou is back and out to capture those summer vibes;

Enjoy

M 🙂

RA Sessions: Session Victim – Never Forget

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The German house duo let loose for our latest live music film.

Authenticity is essential to the work of Session Victim. Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling are the type of guys who only work with people they know. They both have a hand in vinyl-only labels—Freer runs Retreat with Quarion, Reiling is involved with Giegling—and only play vinyl in their DJ sets. Session Victim produce classic house tracks on hardware gear and often use old soul, funk and disco records for samples and inspiration. They’ve released an album, The Haunted House Of House, and lots of 12-inches in this vein, and most recently Freer put out Treats Vol. 5, Retreat’s latest compilation.When it comes to playing live, Session Victim run a setup that intentionally leaves room for error: “There are so many points where we can fuck up,” they told us in 2010. “We’re able to improvise and people should really see that we are doing something.” For their RA Session they gave us a raucous rendition of “Never Forget,” a track from their upcoming LP for Delusions Of Grandeur, which, like their best work, is bright and full of character.