Inside The Track w/ Brame & Hamo
Brame & Hamo are two young House aficionados from Sligo, Ireland, who recently made the move to Berlin to join the new wave of producers taking hold of the city. It was Dirt Crew who first saw the genius in the pairing, releasing Tiarnan and Conor’s first EP as a duo, “Street Urchin”. Their flair for incorporating nostalgia touched cries to Hip-Hop, Soul and Jazz within the straight up dance floor records they have been creating, was quickly recognized by Detroit Swindle’s label Heist, and their second EP, “The Parish Rumors” was brought to life. These guys are ones to watch.
1) Congratulations on the new ‘Lamaj’s Secret EP” via Dirt Crew. How is it being received in your sets? & How are other club DJs responding to the release?
Thanks, guys, It’s been great, very happy with all the support we have been getting on it. We first played ‘Lamaj’ back in February at Midnight City, and it went down a treat, so we decided to make an EP based around that track’s vibe. That’s how “Lamaj’s Secret EP” came around.
2) Tell us more about the ‘Lamaj’ track. What was the main inspiration behind it and what prompted the musical direction on this?
The inspiration behind the EP came from a Rhodes player called ‘Lamaj’ that we discovered some time ago. He has a really nice jazzy kind of vibe, so we sampled some of his Rhodes in two of the tracks and thought we had to give him some credit. Hence the name.
3) Production wise, what is it about ‘Lamaj’ that makes it work?
We think it works because of the samples, we feel they are well chosen and put across in our own way. We are always trying to get the right balance between sampling stuff and adding our own elements to the track. I think ‘Lamaj’ is nice and even when it comes to stuff we took off records and melodies we played ourselves.
4) What is the one machine, program, sound, drum machine, technique that characterizes your sound?
We actually haven’t got that much equipment. Our set up consists of monitors, a midi keyboard, a crappy microphone, a Technics 1200 and Ableton. Even at that we don’t really have many plugins, we just use the ones that come with Ableton. Here’s a video of us in the studio :
Working on a new remix for Junktion . Coming soon on Outplay , Check out our expensive equipment ;)Posted by Brame & Hamo on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
5) What is the one piece of kit that you simply cannot do without?
Our turntable is our most used instrument; it’s essential for us to sample from vinyl to get the raw sound that we want. Also, we don’t own one but we borrow our mates Tascam tape mixer, we use that a lot. It’s great for making really digital sound a bit more real.
6) Any advice for your fans on how to make it in todays fast paced game?
Make goals, be friendly and don’t rush into releasing music.