TOTD // 21/06 // Brian Not Brian

Published: June 21, 2017, words by Emily Watson

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Melbourne

Mighty fine selector and co-owner of the Brixton-based Going Good label, Brian Morrison (a.k.a Brian Not Brian) is going from strength to strength and is showing no signs of stopping. Mimicking the nature of his DJ sets, Going Good is without a doubt one of the most interesting, eclectic labels to come out of South London in recent years and it showcases epic releases from emerging artists like Moon B, Nummer, Aquarian Foundation and Yoshinori Hayashi. Effortlessly abstract both in style and substance, Brian’s DJ sets are famously left-field and span a multitude of genres, making him one of the most extensive artists in the game and undoubtedly appealing for punters.

Catch Brian Not Brian twice at this year’s Farr Festival, with both sets on Saturday. He’ll be helming the DJ booth at the Brilliant Corners yurt as the crew behind the much-loved Dalston late-night bar make their Farr debut with their very own stage. Housed in a quirky, 50-foot tepee complete with palm trees and cosmic lighting, and kitted out with Brilliant Corners’ audiophile Klipsch sound-system, the space will aim to recreate the sound fidelity of their Dalston haunt. Brian will be spinning discs alongside Cedric Woo, Belle Bette, Chuggy and more, all bringing a selection of timeless, soulful tunes to the magical surrounds of Bygrave Woods. Brian will also be spinning b2b with Jayda G for Ransom Note’s Adventures In Success stage takeover, joining the bill alongside Tama Sumo, Moscoman and Ivan Smagghe.

If you’re headed forest-bound in a few weeks time and plan to check out what Brian Not Brian has to offer your earbuds, then have a listen to these four tracks that Brian has selected purely to help get you in the mood. If you’re unaware of Brian’s musical mastery, then we’ll let the music do the talking. And here’s a special tune, also selected by Brian, that he drops relentlessly both out at clubs and at festivals. Cop yourself a Farr ticket via the main takeover page!

 

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Theo Parrish

Dan Ryan

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“This is the track that would be playing when we stumble upon a huge clearing in the middle of the densest part of the forest. Pure drums all the way! This one personally stands out for me amongst Theo’s tracks, I can imagine this booming through the trees while everyone loses it in a beautiful natural setting. ”
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Phil Stroud

The Forest

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Aussie producer Phil Stroud is someone I’ve been checking for since I came across this 12″ a couple of years ago. As you can probably tell, I love anything with killer drums and percussion and ‘The Forest’ has them all over. Super deep, trippy, tribal sounds that accompany us as we emerge from our journey unscathed, the perfect record to wind down and say goodbye to the trees. ”
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African Head Charge

Stebeni's Theme (St. Echo Mix)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Another heavy drum jam, this killer remix has long been a favourite after I found it on white label a few years ago. A classic Headcharge cut beefed up and respectfully tweaked. Absolutely brilliant, raw and driving, the sound of us fighting our way out of the thicket, chopping roots and branches and reaching for the sunlight. ”
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Patrick Cowley

Primitive World (Paul Raymond Re-edit)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“A monster! This record by the legendary Patrick Cowley never leaves my bag, the perfect track to bring out your inner primitive being. This is an edit from a few years back, I don’t know who did it or when it was done but it’s an absolute beast and it works big time. Again it’s super percussion heavy and full of chants and crazy swooshing sounds. This is the theme as we wander deeper into the darkness of the forest.”

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