Today sees the release of Brolin’s new ‘Swim Deep’ single, the starkest, most on-point realisation yet of the Yorkshire musician’s romantic leanings. His hand on heart pop’s never been the kind to dismantle or deceive - this is straight-down-the-line stuff, simple as can be without diving into typicality.
Following on from the ‘Flags’ mixtape, ‘Swim Deep’ cements a relatively subdued year for the buzzy producer. He’s spent the past few months working towards an eventual full-length, and he’s been spending any downtime with his oft-cited best mate - his dog.
Titled ‘Songs to Walk the Dog to’, Brolin’s exclusive playlist for DIY brings together canine treats - the musical kind.
He explains: “This mix collates a selection of tracks which I have been listening to recently whilst walking down by the canal. I love to walk past the ings as the sun slowly sets and the night time looms… it clears the mind of static. This is a collection of songs with a cinematic feel and a range of rhythms and tempos to provide a perfect soundtrack for my evening ambulations. I try not to reveal too much about these mixes in advance - the whole fun for the listener is hopefully discovering new things as they listen.”
Combining the likes of former collaborator Luke Abbott and the legendary Carl Craig, listen to Brolin’s playlist below.
Carl Craig - At les
Gunner Haslam - Kohle
Moire - Falses
Jared Wilson - Best Game
Surgeon - Floorshow 1.2
Basco - The Beat Is Over
Heller & Farley - Ultra Flava
Luke Abbott - Modern Driveway (Jon Hopkins remix)
Cosmin TRG - Repetitiv
Carl Craig presents Paperclip People - Throw
See Brolin live at Brighton Sticky Mike’s (29th October) and London’s Servant Jazz Quarters (30th).