BROLIN releases new Flags Mixtape featuring exclusive collaborations and first listen of new tracks – stream it now via dazeddigital.com
Includes production from Raffertie, Dam Mantle, FTSE, Ca$ually Here, Hannes Rasmus.
Brolin begins 2014 with a brand new mixtape, featuring a selection of new tracks from the artist including collaborations with the cream of emerging electronic producers from around the world.
Flags follows a successful 2013 for Brolin, which saw the release of the critically acclaimed EP Cundo, and a slew of remixes for Post War Years, Chloe Howl and Lulu James, collaborations with South London Ordnance and Peaking Lights, debut shows in Stockholm, Milan, Berlin and Brussels, and a UK tour with Gold Panda.
Flags, which debuts today via Dazed Digital, was produced over the last two months of 2013, and gives a tantalizing taste of Brolin’s eagerly anticipated debut album, due in the autumn of 2014.
Particular highlights include You, an update of Hannes Rasmus’ fêted Wir sind hier nicht in Detroit, Dirk (“a hypnotizing bump of minimal techno” Pitchfork); Kamikaze, a brand-new collaboration with producer, DJ and label boss Raffertie; and mixtape closer Tenderness, produced by Ca$ually Here, currently picking up plaudits for his work as half of avant-pop duo Rainer.
Speaking about the release, Brolin said “I wanted to release something of substance, in a continuous, flowing format with visual accompaniment, and Flags has allowed me to collaborate with some exceptional producers, contributing different moods and colours. With the sheer volume of new music being missed by listeners, 8 new tracks in 25 minutes will hopefully encourage a more full, immersive experience. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in Fantasia was one inspiration, as it grips the viewer throughout… I hope to emulate that. .”
1. BROLIN – INSPECTRE (PROD: DAM MANTLE)
2. BROLIN – NYC (SINKANE REMIX)
3. BROLIN – EL SANTOS (PROD: FTSE)
4. BROLIN – KAMIKAZE (PROD: RAFFERTIE)
5. BROLIN – FLAGS ARE BURNING WILD (PROD: FFFRRAANNNO)
6. BROLIN – YOU (PROD: HANNES RASMUS)
7. POST WAR YEARS – ALL EYES (BROLIN REMIX)
8. BROLIN – TENDERNESS (PROD: CA$UALLY HERE)
MIXED BY BROLIN AND CA$UALLY HERE.
This release is supported by the Momentum Music Fund. Momentum is managed by PRS for Music Foundation, supported using public funding by National Lottery through Arts Council England, and in association with Deezer.