- Words Nick Lowe
As they prepare to take the music world by storm, Berlin-based duo Brame & Hamo share the top 10 tracks they’ll be blasting on their way to Jika Jika! Festival.
Skilfully producing some of the most effortless house music over the last few years, Brame & Hamo have garnered a dedicated cult following and secured themselves as one of the most exciting break-through artists. Their profile across the globe has grown rapidly; sharing lineups and support from the likes of Bicep, Denis Sulta and Mall Grab.
If you’re not familiar with the duo, in 2017 they launched their eponymous label which saw the release of the ‘Trants EP’ where they dipped their toes into a world of heightened Chicago rhythm and early bleep techno. Their latest EP releases — ‘Celebrity Impersonator’ and ‘Pressure’ — demonstrate their ability to produce club-ready tracks with striking synths and hard-hitting bass that has inevitably landed themselves a respected name within the DJ scene. They’ve already made their way into the ears of the dance-floor through standout tracks like ‘Roy Keane’ which courtesy of its summer-filled beats and evocative vibe, made it a must for DJ-sets around the world. Their instinctive understanding of electronic music has solidified them as one of the most in-demand duos; playing selections spanning down-tempo disco cuts, groove-laden house through to techno and beyond.
In-between their busy schedule, we caught up with the duo who dished the dirt on the tracks that have inspired them over the years.
"Timeless" by SBTRKT
"Edit of Goldie’s 3 part track “Timeless”. An amazing piece of music edited very well."
"Love Cry" by Four Tet
"Quite a journey of a track, it subtly goes from tranquil to banging but in such a nice way."
"Drum Club" by Underworld
"They’ve made so many classics over the years and are one of our favourites, it was hard to pick just one."
"In Da Jungle" by Orlando Voorn
"As the title suggests, it really feels like a hectic chase through the jungle. He has made so much great music."
"Gyromancer (False Prophet Mix)" by PMT
"Really big tune that not many will know. Amazing drums, sounds, effects, tension and arrangement."
"Horizon" by Access 38
"Gorgeous deep trancey roller here from 1997. It has all the elements of a perfect emotional club track."
"For You" by Sub-Tronic
"Another track that has been making it into a lot of our sets recently. Melodies and rhythms all on point. The breakdown is perfectly subtle."
"The Deep Edge" by MRE
"First heard this on a Sasha mix CD. Such a bomb. Lovely progressive house chords paired with pumping techno drums."
"Dileg" by Solar X
"Fast one! Melodic techno from 1994 Russia. Solar X has some amazing tracks. Check out ‘Bionic Man’ also."
"Whatever you dream (Dark Mix)" by React 2 Rhythm
"The vocal in this track gets me every time. So tripped out. The drums are so classic too."