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The Austin 100: Daniel Brandt

The Austin 100: Daniel Brandt

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Daniel Brandt will perform at SXSW 2019
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Hometown: Berlin, Germany

Genre: Electronic

Why We're Excited: Daniel Brandt is one-third of Brandt Brauer Frick, which has spent much of the last decade injecting dance music with orchestral instrumentation and a deeply experimentalist bent. So it's only natural that Brandt's solo albums would expand on those themes: On Channels, he explores ways of mixing minimalist techno, avant-garde classical music and the energy of a live band. In "Flamingo," he and his collaborators take a handful of discrete, spare elements — hypnotic taps on a piano, small orchestral flourishes, a skittering beat — and blends each into a concoction that builds to an enveloping throb.


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