Proper deep house, Zemeckis movies and the world’s best kimchi. We asked Kim Brown to introduce themselves and fill us in on the influences which inspire their music.
Who are you?
We are Ji-Hun Kim and Julian Braun from Berlin. We started producing music a couple of years ago. We are pavement connoisseurs, like nerding about Zemeckis movies and humanoids and prefer having a marriage-like relationship without having the advantages of a marriage.
What do you sound like?
We hopefully sound like Nick Drake, Nina Simone and Igor Stravinsky came together in a time machine and had an extensive summer night at ://about blank.
Why should we listen to you?
Because we like songs.
What have you released so far? What else have you got coming out in the near future?
So far, we have released two EPs on a label called Just Another Beat. Remixed tracks for labels like Rivulet, Freerange, Fauxpas Musik and Film Recordings. Beside of that we made two cheesy indie edits for Rimini run by Oskar Offermann. But currently we are very excited about our first album called Somewhere Else It‘s Going To Be Good also being released on Just Another Beat. In the near future, we’ll put out some tracks and remixes on Retreat, Permanent Vacation, Healing Company etc.
What song sums you up? Why?
‘I House You But I’ve Chosen Love’. It has strings, a bassline and piano chords.
What or who is your biggest influence and why?
Prefab Sprout, John Tejada, Robert Schumann, The Ummah, Metro Area – we adore them.
Where can we hear your music?
Hopefully in a club, but optimally at the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.
Where will you be in five years’ time?
We would like to start our own service design agency. We want to win the first Oscar for an animated GIF movie. And, we want to play a headphone set at the North Cape under sparkling polar lights.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
Ji-Hun’s mum makes the best kimchi in the world. Julian’s girlfriend thinks we are idiots.