Bredren recently hurt a lot of people with ‘The Truth’ via Demand Records. Who were we to argue? Instead we went in deep with the mysterious Euro posse, who spoke in depth about a reality of mid-bass stabs, messy hotel scenarious, bassfaces and gunfingers. All that before introducing us to a FIRING mix!
Bredren you’re Euro-based?
We’re three guys from a bit outside of Brussels, yes.
Was D&B always your main thing?
Before we started Bredren, all three of us have been DJing dubstep and D&B for a while. Two years ago we decided to join as a team and started producing just D&B.
Who does what in Bredren, as part of the team?
You can always catch the three of us together when we get into the studio. Sebastien is more like our main engineer, Adrien and Dieter can be described as the ‘thinking minds’ behind Bredren.
If you would see us live, you’ll see Adrien and Dieter going back to back behind the decks.
There’s a story here isn’t there… a Live Confession.
Last time we went to play in Cologne we had a few drinks too much when we got back to the hotel. Adrien went to the loo before we went to sleep but he didn’t return. We couldn’t find him. We eventually found him sleeping on the toilet with the lights switched off.
A shock to the cistern. What other places would you like to play?
SunAndBass in Sardinia, heard so many good things about it! We played Outlook Festival in Croatia twice and that was absolutely sick but it’s time for something else. Big wink to SunAndBass!
Aspirations are what it’s all about. So what heroes have you in D&B that helped shaped your minds and the sound?
In the beginning there were a lot of artists who influenced our sound. We were really digging – and still digging – guys like Loxy, Skeptical, Amoss who definitely got us thinking and inspired us to get on our own beats.
How would you describe your sound?
It’s hard to describe your own sound but we think we would come close if you define it as minimal, deep D&B. With the traditional mid-bass stabs.
What’s a small, achievable studio tip?
We recently built our own studio and we noticed it’s really hard to get the sound right in a particular space. It’s hard to say what would help to get you the perfect sound in your studio because BUT what can help is to place soundproofing mats on the walls, in the corners and even on the ceiling! Hanging curtains in front of the windows/doors, placing floormats and a couch could also do the trick.
What is the scene like near you, what nights are big? Your music seems really built to be played loud and live.
The Belgian scene is growing increasingly. There are a lot of big nights such as Star Warz, which really stands out for us. You also got Rampage which provides the wider section of D&B & Dubstep in Belgium. We’re playing at the next Rampage edition in Belgian’s biggest venue Sportpaleis which has a 15,000 person capacity! Really looking forward to that.
Playing live is probably the best part of the whole thing. Testing some of your new tunes on the dancefloor is an undescribable feeling and it’s even better when you see the crowd throwing up their Gunfingers or pulling the dirtiest bassfaces, ha ha!
You’ve recently put together a stunning mix, could you tell us about it?
A mix for us is something temporary: playing music that has been rinsed a thousand times before in mixes isn’t really what we like to do. We always try to put some stuff in it that we are feeling at this very moment. I think it’s very important to us to support new tunes from our favorite artists and of course some exclusive things from ourselves.
Live sets can be slightly different though, playing some classics amongst the new stuff is very crowd pleasing. But in our studio mixes we always try to bring some fresh things that keeps it interesting for everyone. We hope you’ll enjoy it!