at the forefront of the irish electronic music scene, sligo-born berlin-based duo brame & hamo, aka tiarnan mcmorrow and conor hamilton, announce their hotly anticipated fourth ep, celebrity impersonator. via their own imprint, brame & hamo. the title reflects the duos personality and playful energy, nodding to their love of celebrity impersonators whilst growing up. we have a bit of a soft spot for impersonators as it is a pretty ridiculous way to earn a living. a bit like djing! our favs were those of tom cruise, bill gates, gordon ramsay and johnny depp. opening with ‘midnight express, the rolling melodics nod to the early sounds of prog house and italo, acting as a transitional opener to their signature trance via techno scores. on the b-side, title track ‘celebrity impersonator, is a moody four four that edges into the darker realms with their love of breakbeat shimmering through, resulting in a club ready anthem. melting down into a rolling trance groove with a late night heady feel, ‘request rhythm closes the ep. with an impressive discography of eps behind them on their own imprint - trants, club orange and the dj favourite, limewire, as well as bookings worldwide the irish pair are set to propel onwards from sligo to berlin and beyond.
brame & hamo are back with the third release on their eponymous imprint. trants and club orange effortlessly upheld the berlin based duos reputation for dancefloor ready hits, with the latter selling out in one day. picking up where the others left off, limewire ep is a nod to their early influences channelling house, techno, trance and breakbeat. over three tracks, brame & hamo brandish the party starting spirit they are rapidly becoming known for. broken beats feature heavily alongside subtle acid licks, uplifting harmonies and sweltering synth lines. parade rain is a peak time house roller with pulsing bass, meditative pads and airy pipes that polish it off to make a fine rendition to early 90’s house. sports complex the darkest of the ep, builds an intense energy with a heavy hitting 808, shuttering reflections, a driving 303 line topped off with a trance-inducing melody that makes this into a big room bomb. the title track is a breakbeat workout honing a classy piano riff complimented with emotional synths, strings and more acid lines, a fruit for clarity. finally tuff city kids aka gerd janson & lauer round it up with a club ready interpretation of their title track, adding more drum layers, a jittering bassline and a simple but effective melody to finish it off. limewire ep finds the duo exploring a range of influences, expertly referencing various styles whilst still weighing in the sound that is now unmistakably theirs.
brame& hamos brand new label with release no.2! following their blistering 2017 trants ep, brame & hamo return to their own b&h imprint with an irresistible follow-up, club orange, delivering another trio of spirited tracks that encompass warm-hearted house, trippy analog-textures and a general crowd-pleasing attitude that’s nonetheless never short on charisma. for the first of the three cuts, the irish duo honour a fellow countryman, the joint-most successful irish footballer of all time, mr. roy keane. although not known for his love of joyous, blissfully filtered house anthems, the infamously dour midfielder and prawn-sandwich sceptic would surely offer a stern nod of approval from the sidelines as this hi-nrg, hi-spirits crowdpleaser works its undeniable charm in sending both local and national league discoteques into some kind of rapture. as they like to say out on the terraces goal!
straight out of sligo, ireland, brame & hamo have expertly produced some of the most effortless house music of the last few years. following acclaimed releases on labels such as dirt crew and heist, the duo now take full control with their debut release on a fresh, personal imprint, simply titled brame & hamo . b&h001, trants , is a versatile three-tracker that expertly captures the light and shade of the duo s production pallette. opening the ep, title-track trants (say it aloud to trace the inspiration), provides a hugely satisfying denouement. awash in a retro-futurist haze, flavours of early bleep techno, dusty drums and yes, outright trance flavours provide the ingredients for a euphoria-inducing trip that culminates in a melodic call to arms-in-the-air. things get much tougher throughout hurt you , which begins with an immediate strike of chunky percussion, jacking chi-town rhythms and an unapologetically menacing organ line. as the requisite vocal sample delivers emotive threat, the mood only gets darker still, delivering something akin to an outsider house rendition of a lost dance mania cut. finally, providing a soft landing with an early-doors on-the-floor heater, clarence lives up to it s smooth mix subtitle, as a lounging piano line gently gives way to vibrant sax and a soothing female vocal sample, while still maintaining a precise and irresistible groove for the club. expanding seamlessly on their reputation as djs and producers with an instinctive understanding of the genre, b&h001 is as soulful, tough and deeply satisfying of a house record as anything in brame & hamo s already impressive musical repertoire. indeed, here s your trants, now dance!
splendor & squalour number 3 sees brame & hamo return to their rising imprint. since the boys ep lamajs secrets on dirt crew we have seen them do a string of remixes for labels such as kolor ltd, heist & their very successful remix for harry wolfman and loz goddards uncle buck on dirt crew. all these releases have kept a steady momentum going for the sligo boys in the house scene. for this ep we have a full 3 tracker consisting of all original cuts. the ep kicks off with kebab dreams which takes us on a trip to the moon with greasy drums and saucy groove. up next is the mpc workout cert city paying homage to their hometown of sligo. closing the ep we have retch wretchedness which takes a darker turn showing us the spookier side of brame & hamo while still keeping the jazzy touch. a peak time track for sure.
2016 repress, without artwork cover
the town of sligo might not mean a whole lot to you, but after this release, youll know that it has brought forth 2 of the funkiest irish guys youve ever seen. their release on heist comes after their chart topping release on their own label splendor & squalor, its is filled with jazzy chords, lovely loose percussion and well found soul samples. parish rumors will fill your peak time needs, ghetto and hotshot have a nice low-slung vibe and come with enough low end and swing to get even the stiffest of hips swinging.
the sleepy seaside town of sligo, based on ireland s atlantic coast, seems an unlikely location to base a deep house label. more remarkably, this debut 12- from sligo-based splendor & squalor comes from two residents of the town: longtime dj buddies and hip-hop/deep house fusionists brame and hamo. it s a strong first outing, with each of the three original cuts coming doused in smooth soul and hip-hop influences. that s means beats that swing, sensual strings, chunky bass and the kind of pads that seem to wrap themselves around your body. the duo s collaborative clockwork arguably the pick of the bunch - is also remixed by session victim (think ultra-deep goodness), while hamo s sample-heavy soul offers the perfect balance between smiling deep house and classic hip-ho
we first introduced these strapping young house aficionados from sligo, ireland, with their debut ep as a pair, street urchin, a little over a year ago. since then the guys have been busy with a massive release on detroit swindle’s label heist, not to mention their unbridled musical passion lead them to launch their own label splendor & squalor beginning of this year, kicking things off with a sell out vinyl only pressing of another four track ep of their own imaginings featuring a hot remix from session victim. were pleased to share with you their latest creation, the stunning lamajs secret ep
newcomers brame & hamo from sligo in ireland have teamed up for the first time ever for this fine deep debut ep. brame already released on morris audio before and had a very successful ep together with klansee last year.
always on the scout for the freshest talent, dirt crew recordings breaks into 2016 bringing together a couple of our more recent discoveries, loz goddard & harry wolfman for their all new square lane ep.
the round up part 2 marks the end of the 2nd year of heist recordings and stays true to its original format: put the names of your releasing artists together in a bowl, and let the luck of the draw decide who gets to remix who. the result is this amazing 12? + 10? heavyweight vinyl combo. the vinyl comes in an inside out sleeve with handmade special artwork by baster. sincerely yours, lars & maarten
12 inch ep & bonus cd (free of charge!) in special packaging - sealed full cover, sold together as one product.
the new annual label compilation with 16 exclusive tracks. - 5 tracks are vinyl only and 11 tracks cd only.
kolour ltd #20 comes courtesy of closed paradise. having released on sleazy beats offshoot fools & fables and releases lined up on whiskey disco, vinyl addicted, and of course ours - there s plenty to be excited about in paradise. as an added bonus we ve invited in a duo that we ve been real big fans of as of late for some remix action. fresh off the heels of their blinding ep on detroit swindles heist recordings - we are proud to welcome brame & hamo to the family! pressed on black wax.