They say two heads are better than one and whilst we’re not quite sure who ‘they’ are one thing we do know is that their logic is certainly sound when applied to fast rising Irish duo Brame & Hamo.
Yes, this week we turned to the Emerald Isle or to be even more specific to the town of Sligo where’ve we’ve nabbed the considerable talents of two up and coming producers and DJs for this weeks podcast. We’re reliably informed that the name Sligo means ‘abundant in shells’ and thought the name apt as we got our shell-likes around the exclusive mix the boys have delivered for us.
Brame first started producing at the young age of 15 and what was once just a hobby quickly became a fully fledged job. With heavy influences from soul & jazz, Brame’s sound has combined these with artist favourites such as Mic Newman, Max Graef, Jimpster and Detroit Swindle to create dark and grooving house.
He soon started to get recognition for his work off the likes of Huxley & Jordan Peak and at the age of 17 he had his first EP signed to Switzerland’s Morris Audio which got support from some of his favourites including Milton Jackson, Detroit Swindle and Jimpster.
He also garnered great success from his Deep Down Slam EP with another Sligo man in Klansee which went to number one in Juno’s charts and earned him support from house luminaries Bicep & Kerri Chandler. Now he’s hooked up with equally talented Hamo, who by bringing his own Hip Hop, Soul and Jazz influences to proceedings has further convinced us that this is a duo whose names will be in critics mouths and fans playlists in the near future. We just have one question – what are they putting in the water in Sligo?
Sum up this podcast in 10 words… A range of heavily sampled tracks that make us feel nostalgic.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?Brame – Fantastic Man – Look this way Hamo – MCDE – Raw Cuts 5
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?We think the special ingredient is the accessibility of the tracks, whether your into house, soul, techno or jazz.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? We played in the twisted pepper in dublin last week, it was cool! What have you got coming up? We’ve got a release coming on Dirt Crew Recordings with a remix from Glenn Astro & IMYRmind, Brames Also got a release coming on Huxley’s Saints & Sonnets and another one on Drumpoet Community. And finally, do you have a special message for our readers? If you ever visit Sligo, Don’t even think of getting a take-away anywhere other than Roberto’s, Its such a taste.
Tracklisting1. Toby Tobias – One Night in Mare Street2. Luvless – Down With you Baby3. Soulphiction – Drama Queen4. CTEPEO 57′ – Sputnik5. Joss Moog – Who Thinks6. Max Graef – Nr 57. Brame & Hamo – Ghetto for you8. Fantastic Man – Look this Way9. Francis Inferno Orchestra – Amber Express10. Brame & Hamo – Fear in Rapture11. MCDE – Raw Cuts 512. Kenny Dixon Jr. – January13. Graef & Sebit – Kotschleuder14. Hamo – Rough Edged15. The Jayson Brothers – Monstor Box16. Mic Newman – The Fidelity17. Funkineven – Dreams18. St. Germain – Rose Rouge19. FIO – Take No Time