Those with a keen ear may have already discovered our SoundCloud page, which we’ve been packing full with a rich array of music to keep the spirit alive whilst BRET remains closed to the public. Since February, we have launched three new mix series: the BRET: Club Series, the BRET: Friends Series, and the BRET: Unwind Sunday Series. Together, these give a taste of the different flavours and dimensions that make up BRET’s hybrid sound and identity, whilst showcasing the various talents that come together between our walls.
Dropping every Friday, the BRET: Club Series features shows from the promoters, parties, agencies and labels at the heart of BRET’s expansive club sound. It offers a chance for our listeners to keep up to date with what’s going on with their favourite promoters, and artists the opportunity to clean the dust of their needles, ready for the fabled reopening of Amsterdam’s club land. Shows feature a diverse mixture of genres and styles with an electronic focus: from rolling, bouncy techno to crunchy electro, dubbed out breaks to minimal and psy. Highlights so far come from Real Gang Soundsystem, who opened the series with a housy mix characteristic of their Ibiza sound; the Vault Sessions Collective, with a clinical selection of deep, rolling techno; and Damon Arts, who headed up our flagship Daycare parties in the series with a playful trip through left-field, percussive beats and UK influenced breaks.
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The BRET: Unwind Sunday Series follows with weekly mixes that go beyond the sounds of our club space. A collaborative effort with DJ Nobody Knows from Funky Vinyl, who joins us with a show every two weeks, the series provides our listeners with a soundtrack to step back from the rush of the week and discover new sounds through worldly travels in rare wax. Styles vary hugely from all corners and times: blending ambient, electronic landscapes and production techniques with more acoustic, instrumental and vocal skill sets. In any case, mixes follow a soulful, funky feel with jazz interludes. DJ Nobody Knows’ volumes 3 and 4, his Africa and Brazilian specials, stand out in particular, along with last week's show from mystery man DJ Likethat, who serves up an extended, jazzed out piece of ethiopiques mastery to end his latest mix.
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Released as a complete twelve track list, the BRET: Friends Series is compiled from mixes from the friends and family of BRET. From starters and professionals alike, these tell of a connection to BRET: the warmth felt on our dancefloor, from the sun in our gardens, and the love between one another. Styles build on an electronic focus and anticipate the days and nights still to be had in our leafy world.
Check out the BRET: Friends Series
New shows will be released weekly as we build up for the summer and hopefully the reopening of our club and restaurant space in the not too distant future. A new friends series is also in the pipeline with calls for mixes to be made soon. Stay tuned for more to come...