Mixtape #80

One of the most refreshing and thrilling things in music for the past decade has to be Brandt Brauer Frick. The acoustic dance trio from Berlin craft a sound that is as original as it is unclassifiable, combining traditional jazz instrumentation with electronica, and drawing influences from disparate musical worlds. Their last album, Joy, made it swiftly to our 15 Album Picks of 2016, so we're over the moon to present the intoxicating mix they put together for us this month, featuring tracks old and new from all around the globe. Press play and dance!


Brandt Brauer Frick share live video for ‘Away From My Body’ off ​new album Joy

Photo: Max Parovsky

Photo: Max Parovsky

If you don’t have Joy in your life yet, you are missing out. The fourth album from Berlin acoustic dance trio Brandt Brauer Frick came out at the tail end of last month and we’re digging it immensely. The band have shared a spectacular live video for the entrancing and galvanizing ‘Away From My Body’ featuring Canadian poet-singer Beaver Sheppard and a 13-piece orchestra. Watch it below and check out the album version straight after.

Joy is out now via Because Music.

Brandt Brauer Frick unveil video for new single ‘You Can Buy My Love’

Brandt Brauer Frick - You Can Buy My LoveBerlin’s Brandt Brauer Frick, the outfit of Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer, and Paul Frick, are set to release their fourth album, Joy, next month. The acoustic techno trio had previously incorporated vocals in their recordings, however Joy is “the first one to be truly vocalist-focused and song-centric”, explained a press release. This shift towards a more lyrically-based album is also thanks to Canadian poet-singer Beaver Sheppard, whose collaboration helped bring the album to life.
Joy saw Brandt Brauer Frick navigating through several genres and styles, including krautrock, punk, drum’n’bass, indie rock and new wave. For a taster of the album, have a gander at the excellent opening track, ‘You Can Buy My Love’, in the video below.

Joy is out on October 28th via Because Music.