French techno artist Brodinski has made a name for himself producing hard-hitting minimal beats. Hailed as one of the “most exciting DJs and producers to explode on the scene in recent years” by Annie Mac, his sick collaborations with electro artists has helped further bridge the techno and electro genres together. Like electro artist Boys Noize, who makes heavy use of tech beats in his style, Brodinski is one of a growing number of techno artists that are innovating their genre with a healthy dose of outside influences. For Brodinski in particular, that has led to a string of collaborations with talented electro artists such as Noob and Harvard Bass, as well as releases on Boysnoize and Relief Records.
Mafia, released at the end of February, is a two-sided EP full of techno loveliness. Both Manifesto and Tramp 3 follow this trend. Manifesto’s highly kinetic energy and squeaky jabs exemplify the tech-electro movement, combing hard, pulsating minimal beats with electro sounds. Tramp 3, perhaps slightly more understated, gets at the same idea.