Last year, New Zealand siblings Broods released their first single, ‘Bridges’.
The hit gave the duo plenty of recognition, coming in at number 131 in triple j’s Hottest 100, and sparked what we at art felicis hope will be a fruitful music career. Earlier this year, they released their self-titled debut EP and have since performed sold out shows in the US and Europe. They’ll be in Australia soon enough, playing sold-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney in a couple of weeks, and then again for Splendour and sideshows.
As good as the original is, Sydney producer L D R U’s remix may just have made it better. The almost Amazonian percussion leads into the soft vocals that helped make “Bridges” the hit it is. The two blend perfectly before leading into the chorus, underlined with vibrant synthy sounds. It builds towards a kinda swooping synth that deviates from the original, more towards a typical electronic sound, then slows peacefully back into the dreamy Broods vocals. L D R U has given us everything you could want in a remix; it’s a unique twist on a popular song that strays enough to make it his own but keeps what made the original so great.
Before this release, L D R U said he wasn’t going to be releasing any more remixes. We’re happy he lied and, if he can keep bringing us hits like this, we hope there are more to come.
Hometown: Broods – Auckland, New Zealand. L D R U – Manly, Australia.
Latest EP: Broods, released 31 January 2014. Nothing for L D R U.
Sounds like: An electronic version of Broods…? Maybe a touch of Dillon Francis/DJ Snake’s “Get Low” in there too.
Say what? In an interview with Noisey, a question about the emergence of family acts HAIM, Disclosure, and Broods led Georgia from Broods to drop that all three acts have the same lawyer. “He’s becoming a family band lawyer just on accident.”