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Brenmar

Obscure, regional club music and odes to big booties.

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On his latest EP, Award Remixes, New York producer Brenmar follows up his previous release, Award, with more intense cuts of its original tracks, heightening the drama with pulsating house beats, trap handclaps, crunchy synth lines, and big, regal horn samples that evoke Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.” A number of guest vocalists make appearances on Award and Remixes: UNiiQU3 talk-raps in a sassy monotone on “Hula Hoop” and Ro James sensually croons an ode to big booties on “Plenty to Spare.” Brenmar has an ear for pairing rappers and singers with beats cobbled together from obscure, regional club genres, making different styles of dance music such as footwork and baile funk accessible in the process. He performs at Shadow Ultra Lounge on December 10 with LSDXOXO — a producer of melancholic, R&B-inflected house music who once described his aesthetic on Twitter as “crying in the club” — and Oakland DJ and promoter Bobby Peru of Sick Sad World fame.

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