Billboard CODE featured rising Haitian star Michael Brun last week and gave him a shot at compiling his influences into a compelling guest playlist. Brun did not disappoint, showcasing the unique blend of modern dance music and Caribbean sounds that will characterize his new Kid Coconut imprint. Take a listen below.
Skandal, "Nouvelle Generation"
“My dad once had a band that mixed Haitian konpa and zouk music with more new age sounds, and this was one of my favorite tracks of their debut album. I also sometimes got to sit in on studio time with the band as a baby which is probably what got me interested in music and production in the first place.”
Caribbean Sextet, "Ai Manman"
“Caribbean Sextet are such a classic, well respected Haitian band and this is one of my favorites from them. It's a long one at 10 minutes, but there's such a display of musical talent throughout the track that I never get tired of it.”
“What a haunting & beautiful song by Youandewan. It's one of those tracks that I can't help but listen to all the way through when it comes on.”
Ladyhawke, "Paris Is Burning"
“I had known a few remixes of 'Paris Is Burning,' but only recently heard the original mix. I instantly loved it -- the chord progression in the chorus especially is so beautiful.”
Tiesto ft. Matthew Koma, "Wasted"
“This is such an addictive, feel-good song from Tiesto and the incredibly talented Matthew Koma. I've also been working with Koma on his upcoming album and am so excited for people to hear that in the near future!”