Out Now: Braiden – Belfry Tower
Constantly mutating and branching out, Braiden is at the pinnacle of bass music coming out of London. As one of its most able DJs, he employs an amalgam of sophisticated techniques and a selective imagination which takes in everything from sumptuous house to the most developed bass music, stopping by future garage, UK funky, juke and unpredictable techno on the way.
Braiden rose to fame as one of the regular Dj’s on Rinse FM. As a producer he has kept a lower profile, having had only one release on the now defunct Doldrums (Joy Orbison’s first label) in 2010. He has also remixed SBTRKT and Jacques Greene in subsequent years.
Rush Hour is proud to release his 2nd single to date. One where he shows his musical versatility. ‘Belfry Tower’ is a tough, dark and upfront house track, yet seeping with enough 21st century soul to make it stick. On the flip we find ‘Paganini’, a rhodes laden and percussive driven piece that builds around a seductive female vocal. A mellowed out track with enough drive to keep the energy floating.
Braiden succeeds in bringing together technical and soulful elements and making it work.