Saturday - 3.12.16
STD Presents | BROMANCE TOUR ft. GENER8ION / SAM TIBA / MYD / GUILLAUME BERG / KIRI
Bromance was conceived in 2011 by Parisian DJ and producer Brodinski along with his manager Manu Barron. Since then it has become a powerhouse in the electronic music scene, terrorizing dancefloors with banger after banger.
With already 10 releases, 5 mixtapes, a prominent fashion label and dozens of parties all around the world to claim, Bromance has become one of the most recognizable tastemakers in the underground scene.
S.T.D. will be hosting a very special BROMANCE showcase along with four of BROMANCE’s most prominent artists Gener8ion, Guillaume Berg, Sam Tiba & MYD. Add to this one of Japan’s most exciting DJ/Fashion designers Kiri to the mix to complete an already epic night. If you like your music dark, loud and up in your guts then you’ll want to be in Arkham to check this out.
Date: Saturday, March 12th
Line-up: GENER8ION // SAM TIBA // MYD // GUILLAUME BERG // KIRI
Entry: 120RMB // 100RMB with Wechat Scan
◆◇ GENER8ION ◇◆
Bromance’s secret project,Gener8ion, better known under the name of Surkin, joined the label in 2014. Presented as a multidisciplinary project between music, visual arts and fashion, the mysterious Gener8ion is more than a one trick pony. After a first single released in 2014, “The New International Sound”, he is described in his video as being “universal but not radical, daring and contemporary, a postmodern tribute to our multicultural society.” His EP Gener8ion was released in June 2015. In the meantime, the artist gives us a promising foretaste with his second single entitled “The New International Sound (Part II)”, created in collaboration with the singer M.I.A. The result? A massive production which was all the rage in the summer of 2015! The Frenchman had already collaborated with the singer on “Matangi” and the remix of the famous song “Bad Girls”.
◆◇ SAM TIBA ◇◆
When he is not busy maturing some electronic reflections with Club cheval, Sam Tiba daydreams of worlds in technicolor, somewhere between Paris and paradise lost.
He developed a strong taste for forgotten genres such as jersey club and bubblin at the same time as he started learning music at conservatory, where he would pick the trombone — a puzzling choice, perfectly fitting his persona. In 2009, he founded the highly select Club cheval, rushing headlong to hammer the dancefloor withits up-tempo rhythms, rave remembrance and R&B, and a debut album expected for January 2016.
On his end, Sam went solo with Marble, Para One, Surkin and Bobmo’s label, releasing his first EP Black Eyed Weed in 2011, before a halt on Pelican Fly for The Saddest Show in Town disclosed two years later. He finally reached land on the label Bromance, founded by Brodinski under the sign of brotherhood, for his tryptic EPSamuel released in 2014 closely followed by Not Dead Yet — with another artwork fantasized by Nick and Chloé — expected for October 2015. Yet, he did not turn his back on his first loves and carried on producing rappers such as Bricc Baby Shitro, Bloody Jay and Jeff Chery, to name a few.
Anyhow, Sam Tiba is not ready to slow the pace of his impudence, borrowing both to classical music and to Timbaland’s frantic rhythms, with soul and melancholic pop always in mind. And he’s absolutely unapologetic for that because if souls are roaming free, feet remain on the dancefloor.
◆◇ GUILLAUME BERG ◇◆
Guillaume Berg is the creative director of Bromance but also a real all-rounder. DJ in his spare time, Berg does not care about genres or periods and arranges his set like a curator would do, from Dancemania productions to Jonathan Richman’s discography. Lately, he has found in Virgil Abloh, Kanye West’s artistic direction, a new partner in crime and they joined forces in duo Paris, IL.
◆◇ MYD ◇◆
Sound engineer, DJ, producer and founding member of Club cheval (with Panteros666,Canblaster and Sam Tiba), Myd is kind of an insatiable hyperactive, just like his music is.With his fellows from Club cheval, he released 2 EPs on Brodinski’s Bromance Recordsand has just put the last touch to their first album, which will be released later this year.He is also known as a producer, in a classical and pop definition: his name ends up in the credits for Theophilus London’s latest album (Vibes – Warner Bros. Records) alongside Kanye West and Leon Ware.
He also worked with Dj Kore and Brodinski on the album of the latter (Brava – Parlophone). Under his Myd moniker, and after 2 EPs – Octodip and Freak Andy – on Paris-based label Marble, he joins the Bromance family with two tracks (Uberty and Brooklyn feat. Para One) on the HOMIELAND VOL.1 compilation at the end of 2014.Before the summer, he will release on Bromance a new solo EP: Numero Uno with 2 original tracks and 2 remixes.
◆◇ KIRI ◇◆
Kiri has emerged as an enigmatic figure amongst Japan’s new generation of tastemakers. He is the Founder & Creative director of the fashion brand ‘PHIRE WIRE which is now one of Japan’s most interesting new brands, equally adept at crossing between fashion, music, and art. Having closed Paris Mens Fashion Week with an epic afterparty and colabs with Future Brown, Bromance and Edwreck, KIRI is one to watch!