Brolin – You
Masked songwriter/producer Brolin has released a 25 minute mixtape (Flags) which features 100% new material, including a rework of Wir Sind Hier Nacht in Detrout, Dirk (We’re Not in Detroit, Dirk) by Hannes Rasmus’ (of Gold Panda’s NOTOWN label), You. Brolin takes Rasmus’ minimal techno and adds his melting lyrics (“Believe in you, in me, in good times, in sunshine, in health”) and envelopes it with soul-stirring magic. If it’s a taste of what Brolin’s upcoming, debut album will be like then it’s definitely something to look out for this year. Listen to the whole Flags mixtape here.
Words by Naomi Jane