Profile - Brodinski
Occupation Parisian purveyor of cool beats, techno, bass and minimal soundscapes.
Yet more French taste makers? It’s true that France has been at the cutting edge of dancefloor innovation for a good while now – from Daft Punk through Sebastian Tellier to Justice and Ed Banger Records – and Brodinski is another name to join their ranks.
So what does Brodinski bring to the party? From 2007 and the release of his debut ‘Bad Runner’, a slice of party up techno mentalism on Mental Groove Records, he’s been played out by the most respected techno and breakbeat DJs across the globe from Laurent Garnier to Erol Alkan. Annie Mac’s a particular fan, even going on to say: ‘Brodinski is the most exciting DJ and producer to explode onto the scene in recent years. Yes, he may hail from France but he is quite unlike any of his Parisian peers. His taste in music is broad and this is reflected in his own productions and DJ sets which may encompass noisy techno, bass heavy house through to more melodic minimal.’
So what happened next? DJ sets at everywhere that matters (including Rock Ness, Ministry of Sound, Fabric and Sonar) and remixes for the likes of Klaxons, Bonde de Role, Das Pop, Radioclit and Heart Revolutions, reworking them into pounding slices of dancefloor heaven.
Sounds good, but what’s the clincher to get me down Sugarbeat this fortnight? That Brodinski is guesting at Sugarbeat and their multi-genre love of the beat should be enough, but if you need that final push he’s joined behind the decks by fellow French man Surkin who specialises in Miami bass, ghetto-tech and Chicago house. (Henry Northmore)
Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Fri 26 Jun. To win a copy of Brodinski’s new Bugged Out! mix CD see www.list.co.uk/offers.