Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Bröthel – Bröthel

 Recently California-based duo THE BRÖTHEL released their new self-titled debut album Bröthel. Composed of Camden Premø and JohnBørn, the duo's performance-based art and hypersexual live show have now morphed into a full-length album of epic proportions that is three years in the making. 

According to JohnBørn, B.R.O.T.H.E.L. is an acronym for (Beautiful. Relationship. Occasionally. Transferring. His and Her. Energy with Love).   JohnBorn hopes that the deeper meaning causes listeners to think one step further than their initial reaction when seeing the naked ladies painted.

”I came up with that acronym because everyone is going to hear Brothel and think oh these guys just go pay for pussy all day, but no that’s not the case. You’ve got to explore the content to even get past that. It's way deeper than just slutty music.”

“The album is called The Brothel," Camden Premo explained.  "John is a paint picture kind of artist and I’m a Hip-Hop artist. I heard how dope his shit was and pushed him to go full force with it.  I got a bunch of music too, so combined we are just ready to let all that shit go.”

Connected through music but friends forever Camden Premo and JohnBørn share close birthdays and are connected musically as their influences are sonically from the same 80's record vault.

We have the June 5th and June 10th birthdays and we never really had one argument,” Camden Premo explained. “John is a Prince fanatic, you can hear the influence in the music. I’m a Michael Jackson fan, John likes Mike but I’m influenced like 60% by Michael Jackson, 40% Prince. We idolize the 80’s and early 90’s -  the music today is trash, so we just try to bring back the vibes and we just talk about pleasuring women and partying and having a good time. Partying and fucking that’s all we care about.”

"I’m not into the Zodiac stuff like that but we both have birthdays in early June and it's weird but we might be in a similar mood or we might be going through something with a girl in a similar way so we will just go put that in a song. When you hear the song you will hear real life situations that we have lived through."

Pushing their live show and performance skills to new levels THE BRÖTHEL pride themselves on giving the fans a one-of-a-kind performance.

“We really want our music to have that nostalgic feel to it, just to give it that sound. We really combined R&B and Hip-Hop. We have songs where we are really singing their heart out,” Camden Premo, said.  "Our live show is different. Imagine you're just chillin the lights are off smoke everywhere with purple lights and just rays of light popping through the stage. Then we bring out wonderful naked beautiful women while John is painting and then John sings to them and then they become part of the show and they are props in our whole theatrical vision. We got our own mics, we got our own mic stands, you might catch me doing a James Brown split, and John might be hanging off the stage, it’s wild."

Focusing on their lifestyle and really living the music, Camden Premo and JohnBorn consider themselves Rock Stars of a new era. 

“I think being a rock star kind of has nothing to do with the music. A rockstar is just a lifestyle - with me I’m a real rockstar. I ride around in a limo, I party, I got girls around all the time," Premo said.

"You could look at us two ways. You can look at it like some slutty shit, in which in some ways yea, we got some slut to us. Yea we got a lil bit of slut in us, I can’t deny that. But we had to actually dig deep into ourselves, to find out how to do these things right. How do we make these things translate to the people?" JohnBørn concluded.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Project88Icon - "Glizzy"

Recently Texas rapper Project88icon spoke about his recent run of successes after being featured on NBA 2k21 with his song, "Go Viral."  In addition to his recent placement in the video game space he also landed a placement on Netflix and ESPN's newest untitled series that has yet to be released.  

Brought up in both Texas and Atlanta, Project88icon says his music is a fusion of the two cities' music with a futuristic twist. 

"I rap, I can sing - I do it all. Some say I'm just musically inclined, but I've just been making music since I was younger. In middle school I was a fan of 2Pac, but I wanted to be a DJ. I thought I was going to be a DJ but then I started writing poems and my poems just kind of started turning into raps and that was when I was in middle school."

From there while living in Atlanta Project88icon soaked up the culture of ATL making long lasting connections with artist like Gorilla Zoe and more

"I moved to Atlanta when I was younger, I went to school out there for a little while. Growing up in Atlanta I saw a lot of activity as far as the music scene and the streets. I connected with a whole lot of people when I was younger and a lot of those people are DJs now and  we've just stayed connected. Atlanta moves on a different time so it allowed me to move around out there and understand the scene," Project88icon said. "I was always writing and making music but I didn't understand the business and so I did whatever I could to get my foot in the door. I did everything from working and writing for artists to doing whatever I could to help build their buzz."

Plotting and planning his next moves Project88icon released his first album in 2020 called Area88 and has since continued to feed the fans releasing roughly 9 singles in a few years time which included his fan favorite and breakout single, "Glizzy."

"Glizzy was a spurt of the moment song, just a leaving the spot type thing. I had situations where I had people turn their back on me and so that song was made from the experience where someone was close to me and set me up. I promised myself I would never be caught lacking without my pistol. I made a song about it and it was produced by my boy Feddi. We connected and knocked it out in like an hour. People always get hype off that song and it really moves the crowd - people really like the song. A lot of people from different walks of life like the song. It's the wild wild west out here now, this is what it is,” Project88icon said.

The song was released as a single on the Area 88 album and accompanies other songs that Project88icon has released with Johnny Cinco, Gorilla Zoe and others. 

"I got a street team and I promote music online, word of mouth is always great, but I am always trying to expand my brand and that way I can tap into them when we need each other. We got the Alien Mob over here. We got a different way of thinking and moving. We have that out of the world energy with everything that we do."