Débruit is a motherfucking champion.
The guy is releasing new music, but I’m still stuck listening to his older stuff, in addition to his new tracks. Remember when I was complaining (pontificating) that there’s no good soukous-edm mixes? Débruit schooled me years ago without my realizing it – or maybe I did know about it, and forgot, and it was in my subconscious, and that’s why I thought of it? – the point is, he released, ‘NigeriaWhat?’ on his Spatio-Temporel EP, and I took a listen to it a few days ago, and instantly fell in love with it! It’s got the happy, melodic sounds of African soukous music, and dives into insane glitch hop territory from there on out…and that’s not to say that ‘NigeriaWhat?’ is the only stand-out track on that album, either!
The track, ‘149 Dalston Airline’ is a funk goldmine. As in, he’s doing things with funk so clever and concentrated as to inspire wonders of this man possibly being some personified reincarnation of the funky syrup of Parliament Funkadelic! Yes, it’s that good. Take a listen, please! It’s got more funk smeared all over it then lipstick over a six-year-old beauty queen from the deep South! But unlike those morally-very-iffy beauty pageants (and the creepy-as-fuck parents that always show up at those things) ‘149 Daltson Airline’ will leave you wanting more; it’s fun as hell, and so catchy, too! I had to listen to it three or four times in a row before I felt it was time for the next track. And the next track was that soukous mix I mentioned, so all was definitely well with the universe, that night!
The album is as much funk as it is forward-thinking glitch-hoppish gold. Believe me, I don’t say that about every artist. It’s cutty, twisted, and eclectic; and yet it’s fluid, precise, and you can definitely hear the meticulousness of his musical ideas in every song. It’s cut-up mutant-pop from the future, the likes of which would give Fatboy Slim a headache out of pure jealousy, were Fatboy Slim still trying to dismantle pop music the way he used to… (he’s not, by the way, he’s definitely not…)
But all this is just the introduction to Débruit De! He’s definitely got newer music, as well! He just released his second pressing of ‘From the Horizon,’ and it’s on limited marbled blue double vinyl (sounds awesome) and you better hurry if you want to buy it, because the first edition (gold vinyl) sold out in it’s first three days of release! Obviously, people are starting to figure out the mastery of this incredible artist. And damn, blue marbled vinyl? To be honest, I’m not sure I know exactly what that is, but it sounds dope.
If you want to buy a copy of that one, head on over to http://www.civilmusic.com/buy/from-the-horizon-0/ and snag your copy, quick!
Here’s one off his new album…
You can check out his soundcloud for more music, or just make a quick search on youtube. I promise, you will definitely not be disappointed. I’ve never been disappointed with his music, and I used to feature his songs regularly on my radio show, ‘The Wonky Underground,’ and, unfortunately, most of those radio recordings (which I was very pleased with on a personal level) were stolen from my car, as some punk asses broke my car window and snatched all my external hard drives, my espresso maker, and a bunch of other stuff… I was in the middle of moving, and I guess I shouldn’t have parked at such a shady Extended Stay motel. Lesson learned.
Hmm.. didn’t mean to end this article on such a depressing note… well, to take your mind off of all that nonsense, here’s a lovely photo of an old pin-up model holding onto a vinyl record…