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Brownswood electr*c // B Bravo

May 26, 2010

With the release of our new compilation Brownswood electr*c coming up on 28th June, we thought it might be a good idea to properly introduce you to the featured artists given that the majority are yet to make their mark on the Worldwide underground. We kicked off with Rockwell last week and today we’d like to present B Bravo – the man behind the monstrous ‘Computa Love’ – to y’all.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself please. Who are you, where are you from etc.?
My name is Adam aka B. Bravo originally from Seaside, California. I’ve been living in San Francisco for about 10 years.

How would you describe your music?
I like using soulful chords and melodies with heavy drums and bass. I’ve heard people label it ‘future funk’, but I don’t really worry too much about all the names.

Where do you draw your inspiration?
I’m inspired by old music, new music and just everyday life. If I hear something that really moves me, it might spark an idea or just give me a vibe to work from. When it comes to actual sounds and instruments, I think I look to classic soul music.

Whom do you count amongst your most significant influences when it comes to production?
Roy Ayers, Herbie Hancock, Mtume, George Clinton, Battlecat, Dilla…

What albums/releases/gigs are out there or coming soon?
I’ve got 2 digital EPs called ‘Analog Starship’ (2009) and ‘Computa Love’ (2010) which were released on Frite Nite. I’ve also got a remix I did for Spinnerty ft. John Robinson called ‘Just Listen’ will be out on 7” vinyl on 22nd June on Record Breakin’; a single called ‘Right On Time’ featuring The Gents from Chicago that’s coming soon; and I’ve got a bunch more collabs with vocalists which are also in the works right now too.

Do you have a current DJ mix or any tracks that are available for free download right now that we could point folks to?
There’s a free remix I did for Approach & Reggie B called ‘Watermark’ which you can get HERE. Plus there’s a rework of ‘Swing My Way’ by KP & Envi that I made available for free on my website.

And here’s my latest DJ mix for Big Up Magazine:
Right-click-and-save (PC) or Ctrl+click and SAVE (Mac) HERE

Brownswood Electr*c released 28-06-10 on Brownswood recordings, buy the exclusive advanced copy now at the Brownswood Store.

One more thing, where can folks find you online?
On my website
On MySpace
On Facebook
On Twitter