Still on a high from remixing the vocal version of Rune RK’s ‘Teacup’ for Spinnin’ Records, Haitian Phazing protégé Michael Brun returns to remix duties to give us his take on one of the singles off Dirty South’s recent debut album, ‘Speed Of Life’.
Using his signature progressive sound scope, Brun swaps the U2-like instrumental of ‘Your Heart’ for a whirlwind of melodic leads, utilizing the soft, rock-edged vocals of Joe Gil with a crescendo of caressing synths.
Out now on iTunes.
(Worldwide release coming soon)
Fresh off remixing Rune RK, Haiti’s Michael Brun returns to unveil the first single from his upcoming EP release on Phazing Records following an official premiere in Dirty South’s Essential Mix last night.
Armed with an orgy of prancing synths, there is a sincere sense of progressive energy in Brun’s return to the spotlight of emotive dance music. Rallying Brun’s signature melodic disposition alongside the seductive vocal talents of Miami-based Zashanell, ‘Halfway’ sees the Haitian producer lay down what is quite possibly one of his best works to date.
A release date is yet to be announced.
With Pete Tong singing his praises on the airwaves of BBC Radio One, rising Haitian production force Michael Brun comes out with his re-interpretation of the vocal mix of Rune RK’s ‘Teacup’, entitled ‘Power Of You And Me’.
Flipping from the beautiful string work of the original and Andreas Moe’s radio-friendly vocals to an emotive canvas of rising melodic leads, Brun sets a high precedent for things to come in 2013 from the Phazing Records protégé.
Out now on Beatport.
Having proven their unified strength with their remix of ‘You Used Me‘ earlier this year, Australian trio Those Usual Suspects unite with local peer Nordean for their first collaborative stint for Dirty South’s Phazing imprint with the ‘Burn Forever’ EP.
Where the original mix of ‘Burn Forever’ mixes the familiar vocal stylings of ‘Walking Alone’ topliner Erik Hecht with a smooth yet stubborn run of melodic developments and uplifting hooks, Haitian boywonder Michael Brun brings a sharper peak time rendition to the package. With EP B-side ‘Prophet’ showcasing the collaborative force at an instrumental high with progressive grooves and euphoric synths in full-effect, this latest EP off Phazing Records sets the imprint in positive motion towards the New Year.
Out today on Beatport.
Those Usual Suspects & Nordean – Prophet (Original Mix)
Outside of his role within Australia’s elite House export, there is something unchallengeable about the consistent force of Dirty South and his Phazing label. Carrying forward the uplifting hallmarks now synonymous with his often replicated sound, Dragan Roganović links up with label protégé Michael Brun for a shot of hope for modern Progressive House with Phazing Radio-premiered ‘Rift’.
While the stereotype goes that Sweden remain the untimely key holders to emotive synth play, the duo pick up right where ‘City Of Dreams‘ left off to prove the majority wrong with an injection of accessible club fuel. But underneath the colorful synths and heartwarming charisma, there is something inherently sincere in Dirty South and Michael Brun’s approach that leads this beautiful song with unmistakable soul.
With Dirty South loudly singing his praises, Haitian boywonder Michael Brun is back in true Phazing fashion to unveil his Phazing Radio-premiered remix of Those Usual Suspects and Nordean’s new single alongside Erik Hecht.
Having comfortably executed two original efforts for the label and with a third one on the way in ‘Rift‘ alongside label head honcho Dirty South himself, Brun’s upcoming fourth release on Phazing marks his return to remix duty with an uplifting take on ‘Burn Forever‘. Made up of joyous piano play, Hecht’s angelic voice and ultimately a crescendo of caressing synths, Brun goes in the same vein as his more recent studio exploits, putting a traditional Phazing twist on the more restrained original.
Update (4/12): Out December 17th on Phazing Records along with the original mix and another original track called ‘Prophet’.
Outside of his role within Australia’s elite House export, there is something unchallengeable about the consistent force of Dirty South and his Phazing label. Carrying forward the uplifting hallmarks now synonymous with his often replicated sound, Dragan Roganović is joined by label protégé Michael Brun for a shot of hope for modern Progressive House with Phazing Radio-premiered ‘Rift’.
While the stereotype goes that Sweden remain the untimely key holders to emotive synth play, the cross-nation duo pick up right where ‘City Of Dreams‘ left off to prove the vast majority wrong with a universally accessible injection of angelic club fuel. But beneath the waterfall of colorful synths and heartwarming charisma, there is something inherently sincere in Dirty South and Michael Brun’s approach that leads this beautiful song with unmistakable soul.
Update (12/11): Out November 26th on Phazing Records. Official preview now available.
As apt and well-mixed as a beach mix ever could be, Phazing endorsed Haitian Michael Brun drops 30 minutes of playfully twisted vocals and infectious melodics. From the disco vibes of Louis La Roche’s take on ‘Get Naked‘ by Riva Starr and Fatboy Slim right through to Daft Punk’s all-time classic ‘One More Time’ and on, Brun offers us a multifaceted selection of releases from the past year as well as a trip down memory lane for an ultimate dose of Dance nostalgia. It also features the likes of Eric Prydz and Andreas Postl’s ‘Mighty Love‘, the Eric Prydz remix of ‘Midnight City‘, the acclaimed Disclosure remix of ‘Running’ among others.
01. Riva Starr & Fatboy Slim – Get Naked (Louis La Roche ‘Is It Summer Yet’ Remix) [White]
02. Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (Himan Remix) w/ Robin S – Show Me Love (Acappella)
03. AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Riton Rerub) [Super]
04. Groove Armada – Superstylin’ [Zomba]
05. DJ Disciple feat. Dawn Tallman – Work It Out (Gilbert Le Funk Remix) [Catch 22]
06. Alec Carlsson – Paris Fried Chicken (J Paul Getto Remix) [Fogbank]
07. Daft Punk – One More Time [Virgin]
08. Eric Prydz & Andreas Postl – Mighty Love (Instrumental Mix) [Virgin]
09. Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)
10. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You [Roulé]
11. M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix) [Naive] w/ Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Acappella)
Now in unison with the diverse movements and cultures across the globe, Electronic music has never known more of universal synergy than this day and age. So with blazing stamina and somewhat apt branding, the second instalment of Phazing Records brown-eyed Haitian wonder Michael Brun calls upon rising British producer Special Features to collectively forge ‘Synergy’ for the imprint of Dirty South.
While the blistering chords that drive this exciting follow up to ‘Rise’ fit the Phazing brand of blatant club fuel with little hesitation, it the is the deep emotive energy that drives ‘Synergy’ into a league of its own. Reigning testament to the renowned A&R skills of head honcho Dragan Roganovic, this Haitian/British ensemble oozes 21st century excellence for a genre proving increasingly accessible to such dutiful new school enthusiasm.
Words by Dan Carter
While the word synergy may be synonymous with several things working together in unison, one could not have chosen a more apt title for the next release off Phazing Records, for which Haitian Michael Brun and London-based Special Features combine forces. Having already proven himself a potent label head since the launch of the label in mid 2010, Dirty South’s A&R skills are put to the test again, providing us with a new original on behalf of two young and newly signed Phazing artists.
In a mixture of blistering chords and noteworthy drum combinations, ‘Synergy’ is, as it appears, not your every day record but one that evidently lives up to the Phazing standard. Adding to it’s already summerish appeal, ‘Synergy’ deals in emotional vibes and constructive melodic play to set this Haitian-English duo apart as favourites of the prestigious imprint of Dirty South.
‘Synergy’ will be released on April 18th via Phazing Records.
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