Brood Ma is James Stringer, a London by way of Kent-based producer and graphic artist. He first gained interest in music through heavy metal, and a predilection towards extremity still seems to hold a place in his musical identity. He got serious about music after dropping out of Central Saint Martins where he was studying visual art. His first output was more in the realm of noise, but eventually took on form, beat, and rhythm to emerge as the experimental dance project that now defines Brood Ma. Click here to read more.
The best new record I heard this week, aside from The Life of Pablo obviously, is the newest release by London-based producer Brood Ma, Daze. A volatile collision of funk, noise, house, and techno, the album sounds viciously contemporary, indicative of the evolution of London and New York-based label Tri Angle. Never in my life have I seen a label that has almost as much influence on the underground as it does on the mainstream. Click here to read the full playlist.