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Friday, October 9, 2009

Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: B. Bravo of Disco vs Dubstep, Lush Life

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 7:19 AM

You might know this week's Q&A star, B. Bravo, from one of a couple different guises. He busts out the sax for Bayonics, has worked as a DJ both over the airwaves and in clubs, and has recorded a couple solo releases--the latest of which is his Computa Love  EP. Bravo opens for Chromeo at Mezzanine on Saturday night; get to know the guy behind the turntables below.

Name: Adam Mori aka B. Bravo

Club night(s): Disco vs Dubstep, Lush Life @ Royale, 4th Tuesdays @ Eve Lounge

Style(s) of music you spin: Cosmic soul, future funk, that feel good dance music

So what's your story, in 100 words or less? Started with music playing saxophone in 6th grade in Seaside, CA.  Got heavy into Jazz. Started collecting funk records in college and DJing on my SF State radio show - The Funkiness Continues.  Gigs at bars and clubs followed,  justifying my newly found vinyl addiction. Started playing sax with Bayonics in 2002 and composing/producing around that time as well. Met Salva a couple years ago, when he was starting Frite Nite Records and put out my first solo release, Analog Starship EP, earlier this year.  

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How did you get into producing? I started making beats on a

program called Fruity Loops and really liked being able to control all

of the instruments and create music by myself.  I soon outgrew it and

got my first sampler, the Roland SP 303. From there a whole new world

opened up and I started collecting keyboards, synths and got my MPC. I

was originally making beats for rappers, but then found it was more

rewarding to create full songs with melodies and structure.

What's the idea behind your upcoming Computa Love EP?
Its four new

tracks that were made with electronic instruments and computers but

still (I think) sound organic and real.  Computa is the technology but

Love is that feeling that the music evokes. Hopefully, haha.

Name of a track you can't get out of your head: Turboweekend - Something or Nothing (2000f and Jkamata remix) nasty!!

Name of an artist you're currently championing in your DJ sets: Milez Benjiman, Dam Funk

Name of a current favorite track for the peak of your set:
Sa-Ra - Death of a Star

Musical mantra: "Let it ride"

Favorite DJ experience: My record release party earlier this

year.  Everybody was totally into it and showed me lots of love.

Worst request: Lady Gaga

Worst club faux pas you've committed: Playing a track by an artist

I was opening up for. I was just getting the crowd hyped up for him.  

Most treasured vinyl score: Donald Byrd - Love Byrd

What other music-related projects are you currently working on?

Doing remixes for other artists and working on some new solo and collab

tracks. Just trying to keep developing my sound and keep learning. 

Also finishing Bayonics' second album.

What's something happening in the local music scene that should be getting more attention?
Eve Lounge just

opened up and they have dope local DJs pretty much every night of the

week. All quality music, no filler.

What elements would your fantasy club night entail? A great

soundsystem. That's pretty much all I would ask for. Well, and a

diverse, open-minded crowd.

Question we didn't ask you but  you often ask yourself: Who would

you like to collaborate with?  Steve Spacek, Kissey Asplund

Next time we can see you spin:
Sat. Oct. 10th at Mezzanine opening for Chromeo

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