Braiden, it’s fair to say, has shown himself to be something of a reluctant talent.
Braiden cut his teeth as a DJ on Sub FM, and made his name proper with a predictably unpredictable regular slot on Rinse. Now hawking his wares over at NTS Live, he’s also been a regular and assiduous circuit DJ over the last few years.
His trump card, however, remains his much-loved 2010 distorted house single ‘The Alps’. Released on Joy O and Impey’s mothballed Doldrums imprint, the track was an oddball collage of block party percussion, shredded vocals and eerie synth work. Braiden’s turned out some cracking remixes since (including a rerub of of SBTRKT’s ‘Pharaohs’ and a take on Jacques Greene’s ‘Holdin On’), but, by and large, his name’s been conspicuously absent from the release schedules.
Juno Plus report that Braiden is set to return with new material on august Dutch label Rush Hour. ‘Belfry Tower’/’Paganini’ will arrive on 12″ in mid November, and will feature two new cuts from the producer. The label promises something “tough, dark and upfront”, which, if Braiden’s past form is anything to go by, are all highly auspicious adjectives. In the absence of any snippets, ‘The Alps’ is available to enjoy once again below.
1. Belfry Tower