Your EDM Premiere: Dangerous Style to Drop a Two-Pack of ‘Brazed’ Goodness
The Hamburg/Berlin-based duo Brazed have been bumping across the extra curated underground labels for some time now, having launched on Main League D&B, Audiolith and Reid Velocity‘s Play Me within the final couple of years. In December, they have been a part of Netherlands-based Citrus Recordings’ annual Citrus Recap compilation with their tune “Boomerang.” Considered one of their hottest tracks, nevertheless, was a collab with Instinkt on Dangerous Style known as “Harpoon,” so, with some newer stand-alones underneath their belts, it is sensible that BCUK legend Vegas would conscript a single for his Dangerous Style label. Enter: “Mutex” and “Competition.”
Just like the labels which have launched them, Brazed’s type is a bit everywhere in the board however in the absolute best means. With arduous D&B and cinematic sound design on the core of all of it, this duo appear to have the ability to soak up completely different kinds and subgenres into their work after which drop them at simply the proper second in any given observe, however the total type continues to be uniquely theirs. “Boomerang,” for instance, is a dancefloor chugger whose snares do truly sound like a boomerang about to whip again on the thrower’s head, whereas the snares in “Elope” on Play Me are syncopated jazz-style and merge with the breaks and circus-like synths in astonishing methods.
Brazed’s upcoming tracks on Dangerous Style are extra neuro-forward than a few of their earlier work however have some cool throwback vibes a’la late stage techstep. “Competition” additionally has an experimental arc to it with super-fast snares, minimal but one way or the other nonetheless very theatrical sound design, classic toms and a growler of a sub synth. Very exacting in its composition, “Competition” is essentially the most relatably “German” observe we’ve seen thus removed from the duo, who often play it a bit quick and unfastened in comparison with, say, a Phace or a Present Worth.
Our premiere at the moment is “Mutex,” the A aspect to “Competition” and the extra dancefloor-lit observe of the 2. With a quick snare and a few similar-to-“Competition” breakdown toms, that is the place Brazed’s generalized arduous D&B vibe breaks out into full neuro territory. Nonetheless exact and filled with syncopation, “Mutex” can nonetheless incite a bass face from 50 yards and have dancefloors bouncing. It’s the very best of each worlds, actually: heavy and danceable, experimental and mixable.
With their apparent aptitude to get atomic-time exact and super-weird and minimal with the snares, danceability nonetheless appears to be a very powerful factor to the boys in Brazed. With an intimate data of classic grooves from the darkstep days and a platform like Dangerous Style underneath them, they’ll now craft these deceptively intricate beats. This stability will doubtless change into Brazed’s calling card, and if tracks to come back are something like “Mutex” and “Competition,” we’re right here for it.
“Mutex”/”Competition” drop on Dangerous Style Recordings this Friday, April 8. Click on right here for pre-order and pre-save.