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.
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 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