Débruit has been one of our favourites for some time and here he drops a mix for i-DJ encompassing a lot of his fave music. Here’s what they say:
It’s time to take a journey through West Africa via New York with one of the most exciting underground producers of the moment. French-born musical explorer, Débruit first caught our attention with his infectious 2009 tune, Nigeria What?
His new album, Outside The Line, transcends West African music and Afrobeat rhythms through the synth work of 80s New York, and it really is something special. His evolutionary sound perfectly captures musical eras gone by while making a unique and futuristic sound seem effortless. For all these reasons and more, we are delighted to welcome him to the i-D mix family with this incredible sonic journey. “It’s made of tracks that I’ve always liked and that inspired the album a lot,” he says of his offering. “Tracks from west Africa to NYC. Some slow and contemplative like Arthur Russell and Mamane Sani, some compulsive like Suicide and James Chance, others dancey like Dr Adolf Ahanotu and ESG, or polyrhythmic like Steve Reich and Konono n°1 and their electric trance likembés.” Press play!