Bremer/McCoy set to release sixth album, Kosmos

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Bremer/McCoy, the Copenhagen-based duo of pianist Morten McCoy and bassist Jonathan Bremer, have announced the release of their sixth album, KOSMOS, arriving on September 6th through Luaka Bop. Known for crafting serene, immersive and engrossing soundscapes, Bremer and McCoy have refined their signature sound over five previous albums that saw them morph from a reggae group into a jazz, dub, and neo-classical outfit.

The new album, fittingly titled KOSMOS, has an ethereal and airy quality that resonates with the duo’s intent to create a musical world of deep connectedness and freedom. With an overarching theme of meditation, prayer, gratitude and optimism running through the album, the compositions are a mix of new material and melodies that have been simmering throughout the 15 years of their musical partnership. The duo sought to capture the feeling of their live performances, enhanced by the custom-built soundsystem they use. As Bremer puts it, “We are very flow-oriented. You have to be careful not to try to force too much into the music and have a plan for what you want. Only when you remove all ego is there room for what needs to happen.”

In the upcoming KOSMOS, Bremer/McCoy offer a world where music becomes a wordless form of communication, an antidote to the noise of contemporary life. McCoy  comments:

“Humans have always played music. We’ve sat around campfires and sung. We’ve danced. When we play together or listen together, we communicate wordlessly. And right now, it’s important to remember to communicate, as many feel we are living in difficult times. I believe everyone feels a fundamental joy and peace when experiencing something beautiful being created.”

Alongside the album announcement, Bremer/McCoy have shared the lead single, ‘Alting Løser Sig’, which means ‘Everything Will Work Out’. “This is one of the tracks where everything just came to us intuitively”, McCoy says. “We thought that we were just doing a demo, but when we tried to recreate it for our ‘real’ recording we couldn’t get the same vibe again. The outro was completely improvised and gave the song a new openness and a feeling of light and hope.”

Listen to ‘Alting Løser Sig’ below.

Bremer/McCoy unveil video for new single ‘Gratitude’

We’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of Natten, the new album from Bremer/McCoy, since they unleashed its title track. Now the Copenhagen based duo of pianist Morten McCoy and bassist Jonathan Bremer are enticing us further with a new bewitching single called ‘Gratitude’. Speaking about the track, McCoy explains:

“I wrote the main melody for the chorus of “Gratitude” one late evening after a session in the studio. I was just sitting and vibing, playing, reflecting on the day and then suddenly this melody just came to me out of nowhere, actually together with the baseline. And it came together with some simple words. I was singing in my head og jeg takker, which is basically “and I give thanks for that. That moment of time, that was just everything, the feeling of being in the universe, where there’s this loving energy, just very present, and the feeling of being humble and grateful for being able to sustain myself by doing what I love, and the feeling of being grateful to have such a nice family, friends around me. I was just very grateful and humbled by simply being in that moment of time.”

The track comes with an accompanying video directed by Paul Diddy and you can delight yourself with it below.

Natten is out on October 29th through Luaka Bop.

Bremer/McCoy announce new album, Natten, and share title track

Bremer/McCoy, the Copenhagen based duo of pianist Morten McCoy and bassist Jonathan Bremer, have been developing their signature sound over the last four albums, using their custom built soundsystem. Formed in 2013 as a reggae group, they morphed into a jazz, dub and neo classical outfit crafting melodic, serene and immersive compositions and soundscapes infused with emotion.

This Autumn they will release their fifth album, Natten, an effort that has been in the works for the last couple of years and “is inspired by the cosmos, by the sunset and by the nordic woods”, as they put it. “We felt a greater freedom this time around because we now have a much deeper understanding and grounding in what we’re doing,” Bremer comments. “This allows us to venture further out than ever before, because we know that things typically fall into place.”

Along with the album news, Bremer/McCoy have let loose the first single, ‘Natten’, a track recorded straight to tape. “When it works for me,” explained McCoy, “it’s pure meditation, pure prayer. Pure gratitude for simply being, without all kinds of jibber-jabber filling my thoughts.”

Listen to ‘Natten’ below and grab the album when it’s out on October 29th through Luaka Bop.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2019: Bremer/McCoy

There’s just over one month to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.


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Performing Saturday 9th November at Janskerk

The compositions and soundscapes of Bremer/McCoy offer a space for contemplation. Melodic, tranquil and utterly engrossing, their music is infused with emotion. Childhood friends Morten McCoy and Jonathan Bremer formed the duo in 2013, first as a reggae group before morphing into a jazz, dub and neo classical outfit, intensified by the handbuild soundsystem they use when playing live. They are soon to release their fourth album, Utopia, and leading up to their performance at Le Guess Who? in November, we asked them what artists they were most excited to see. Read on to find out.


Jah Shaka Sound System


Performing Saturday 9th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by The Bug

“Jah Shaka has always had an deep and spiritual vibe in his works during the last 40 years. Both as a soundsystem operator, record producer and chanter. We very much look forward to experiencing the mystical vibration of a Shaka dance once again.
A proper soundsystem dance is not about getting wasted but about meditating to the conscious sounds. If its on his own soundsystem one can look forward to one of the most special sounding operating systems out there… it sounds like thunder & lightning and with harmonic distortions that can make the bass reverberate in a whole different key. If not, I really hope that we will still experience Shaka on a proper deep soundsystem. He should not be allowed to play on a standard club PA. This is spiritual music, but when the bass hits, it needs to hit you in the physical realm too.”


Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force


Performing Friday 8th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by The Bug

“This is a very original blend of Ernestus’ Basic Channel roots and African rhythms and instruments. Formless, deep-sounding, partly handplayed and partly programmed. There’s something mystical about their sound and style. We very much look forward to seeing how they approach a live performance. “


Le Guess Who? will take place 7-10 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit And take a look at other artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.