Featuring Pearson Sound, Todd Terje, Teddy Pendergrass...

This week's DJ mix comes from German trio Brandt Brauer Frick who recently released their 'Mr Machine' album, as the expanded Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, demonstrating their 'orchestral techno' sound.

Read Clash's review of the album HERE, we said it was "an addictive and very wonky wander around the reverberations of wood, catgut, ivory keys and stretched skins. It’s delightful and should raise the spirit of Thomas Brinkmann and Akufen from their deathbeds."

Sounding, and looking a bit, like an acoustic Kraftwerk, the trio's Paul Frick explains their objective in utilising acoustic instruments with dance music's structures and themes, "We had felt for years that most instances of combining techno and classical music lack an authentic approach. Instead of using only the typical epic orchestra or piano sounds, we love to explore the dirty and percussive sides of those instruments, adapting techniques from composers like John Cage or Helmut Lachenmann: preparing our piano with screws and rubbers, knocking against every single part of an instrument, until we find that one great sound."

The mix Brandt Brauer Frick have put together for us this week features appearances from Thundercat, Todd Terje, Teddy Pendergrass, Crazy P, and their own reworking of Emika's 'Pretend'. Listen to it above or download and stick it on your mp3 player for on-the-move enjoyment.

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Brandt Brauer Frick - tracklist

1. Thundercat - Walkin
2. Todd Terje - Ragysh / Running Back
3. Kode 9 vs. ld - Bad / Hyperdub
4. Nepa Allstars - The Way / Surplus/Nepa Records
5. Lerosa - Babylon / A Touch Of Class
6. Crazy P - Make Me Wanna / 2020Vision
7. Randomer - Brunk / Hessle Audio
8. Scott - Suicide Björn / THE GYM Records
9. Pearson Sound - Untitled / Night Slugs
10. Cheek - Venus (Sunhine People Mix) / Versatile Records
11. James Braun - Massacre / Tartelet
12. Kink - Detunator / Liebe*Detail
13. TMAT1
14. Teddy Pendergrass - The More I Get / BBE
15. Critical Point ft. Wadud - Transistion / Axis Music
15. Tobias - Violence /
16. Bok Bok & Cubic Zirconia - Reclash / NIght Slugs
17. Emika - Pretend (Brandt Brauer Frick Rework) / Ninja Tune

Check out the previous episodes of our Dj Mix Series on iTunes HERE or individually on ClashMusic.com HERE

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