Bands We Like: French Producer Debruit Remixes the World One Region at a Time
Debruit is a fan of head and face accessories. The Parisian producer is rarely seen without a Kangol or a fedora or shades or something adorning his noggin. His album covers get the same treatment, often featuring people in hats with jewels in place of eyes, noses, and mouths.
Each release explores the sound of a region, with Debruit sampling indigenous music and incorporating it into the record.
2009’s Let’s Post Funk ventures through West Coast hip hop. A year later Spatio-Temporel, with an African woman on its cover, sampled the sounds of that continent. His new release, out this month, covers Turkey, so of course the jewel-face on the cover is rocking a fez.
Şiş Sürpriz is glitch hop harem music. Half way through the record, it wouldn’t surprise you to see android belly dancers appear out of nowhere and start doing a seductive (albeit rickety and robotic) dance sequence.
With this as his third release in the series, Debruit seems committed to encapsulating each part of the world in an instrumental beat record, and we’re hoping he keeps doing it. There’s a lot of world of cover.
Get a taste of Turkish delight.