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Michael Brun
Michael Brun, 2015.jpg
Background information
Born (1992-05-19) May 19, 1992 (age 28)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
GenresProgressive house, electro house, kompa, rara
Occupation(s)DJ, producer
InstrumentsDigital audio workstation, keyboard, synthesizers, violin, guitar
Years active2011–present
LabelsPhazing Records, Spinnin Records, Revealed Recordings, S2 Records, Columbia Records, Musical Freedom, Kid Coconut
Associated actsJ Balvin, Mr Eazi, Major Lazer, Arcade Fire, J. Perry, Hardwell, Dirty South
Websitemichaelbrun.com

Michael Brun (born (1992-05-19)May 19, 1992) is a Haitian DJ and record producer based in New York, known for blending electronic music with traditional Haitian styles such as kompa and rara.[1] He released his debut EP Gravity in 2013 and founded the record label Kid Coconut in 2014,[2] to showcase Haitian music and develop Haitian artists.[3] In 2018, he released the single "Positivo" with J Balvin, which became the theme song for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[1][4] His debut album, Lokal, was released on June 26, 2019.[5]

Early life and education

Brun was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,[4] to a Guyanese mother and Haitian father.[6] He also has French Haitian, Portuguese, Chinese Haitian, and Afro-Haitian ancestry.[7] Growing up he was exposed to the music of Caribbean Sextet and Tabou Combo, which influenced his musical tastes. His father was in a band called Skandal in the '90s.[7] Brun began playing piano, violin and guitar at a young age.[8][3]

He initially intended to have a career as a pediatrician.[4][3] At 15, he began DJing and producing his own electronic music tracks as a hobby.[4][9][10] He attended Culver Military Academy in Indiana[3] and then Davidson College in North Carolina as a pre-med student, while continuing to work on his music production.[4][7][3]

Music career

2011: First singles and Gravity EP

Brun was one of the first electronic music artists in Haiti.[4] On June 29, 2011, he released the 4-track single Shades of Grey on S2 Records.[11] Primarily styled as progressive house, Brun released "Dawn," on Dutch DJ Hardwell's Revealed Recordings on December 21, 2011.[12] Dirty South signed Brun to his label Phazing Records shortly after, releasing Brun's next single "Rise". Brun also joined Dirty South on tour in Miami.[3] Around that time, he started performing at major events including Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival, and decided to take a hiatus from medical school.[4][7]

In 2012, Brun released the tracks "Rift" with Dirty South and "Synergy" with Special Features. Brun released his debut EP Gravity in September 2013, which reached number 2 on the Beatport charts.[8] Also in 2013 he remixed tracks for artists such as Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris and Armin van Buuren.[8][7]

2014-15: Touring, singles, and Kid Coconut imprint

In March 2014, Brun became the first Haitian to play at Ultra Music Festival.[7] That year he also performed at the Moonrise Festival in Baltimore, and at Coachella.[3] He was nominated for World's Best EDM Artist at the World Music Awards.[13]

In August 2014 Brun released the single "Zenith," which was the first release on his new label Kid Coconut.[14] In June 2015, he released "See You Soon" on Kid Coconut.[15] He then released a collaboration with Roy English titled "Tongue Tied July".[16]

In 2015 he performed at clubs including Create (Los Angeles), Temple (San Francisco), Union Nightclub (Toronto), and Story (Miami), and also appeared at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival.[17]

2016-17: "Wherever I Go” single, tour and festival

In January 2016, Brun released "Wherever I Go", a collaboration with Artists for Peace and Justice's Audio Institute.[18] He then embarked on his first North American Tour, titled the Wherever I Go Tour,[19] followed by the creation of the Wherever I Go Festival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.[20]

In May 2016, he collaborated with American artist The Ready Set and released a remix to The Ready Set's song Good Enough which charted at number 40 on US Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay.[21]

In August 2016, he released a collaboration with Louie for the Netflix film XOXO, titled "All I Ever Wanted".[22] In October 2016, he announced Haitian Heat, a Haitian music playlist that he curates for Spotify.[23][24]

In January 2017, he released "Gaya", a collaboration with Haitian roots music collective Lakou Mizik and Haitian pop artist J. Perry.[25] He followed "Gaya" with remixes for OneRepublic, Maxwell, Kesha, Major Lazer and FLETCHER.[26][27] He released "Easy On My Love" in December 2017.[28]

2018-present: “Positivo” and Lokal

In 2018, as part of collaborations with artists from around the world to bring Haitian sounds into the mainstream, he released the single "Positivo" with Latin singer J Balvin.[4] It was the theme song for Telemundo's 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage, and as of March 2019, has over 12 million views on YouTube.[1] Brun also opened for J Balvin on his 2018 Vibras tour.[29][30]

In 2017, Brun began experimenting with songs that would bridge the gap between Nigerian afrobeat and Haitian music. This led to the concept behind his debut album Lokal, released on Kid Coconut on June 26, 2019.[5][10] The album's first single was "Akwaaba Ayiti", a reworking of a song by Mr Eazi.[5] The nine-track album features collaborations with artists including Major Lazer, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, J. Perry, Eddy François, and BélO.[9][31] The track "Nouvo Jenerasyon" includes a sample of a song from his father's konpa band Skandal.[10]

Brun puts on an annual Haitian block party-style tour called Bayo, with the third edition taking place in 10 North American cities in 2019. Special guests on the tour included Maxwell, Boukman Eksperyans, and Adekunle Gold.[1][24] It started out in 2016 as a free block party in Haiti.[10] He also played a set at Coachella 2019.[30]

Personal life

Brun lives in Brooklyn, New York.[24] He is an ambassador for Paul Haggis' Artists for Peace and Justice, a nonprofit that encourages peace and social justice.[32] He mentors children in Haiti's nonprofit school The Audio Institute, and is also on the board.[5]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Nominated work Category[13] Result
2014 World Music Award Michael Brun World's Best EDM Artist Nominated
Year Award Nominated work Category[13] Result
2020 Latin Grammy Awards Michael Brun, for his production/writing on J Balvin's Colores Best Urban Music Album Won

[33][34]

Discography

Albums

Studio albums by Michael Brun
Year Title Release details
2019 Lokal[35]
  • Released: 26 June 2019
  • Label: Kid Coconut
  • Format: Digital download

Extended plays

Extended plays by Michael Brun
Year Title Release details
2013 Gravity
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Phazing (PH022)
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

Singles by Michael Brun
Year Title Album Release details
2011 "Prime"
(with Derrick Rouseeau)
Non-album single Versuz Essentials (April 29, 2011)
"Shades of Grey"
(with Remy Joel and Xpression)
4-track single S2 Records (June 29, 2011)
"Dawn" 2-track single Revealed Recordings (December 21, 2011)
2012 "Rise"
(Dirty South Edit)
Non-album singles Phazing (March 19, 2012)
"Synergy"
(with Special Features)
Phazing (April 18, 2012)
"Rift"
(with Dirty South)
Phazing (November 10, 2012)
2013 "Gravity" Gravity EP Phazing (Oct 8, 2013)
"Halfway" (featuring Zashanell)
"Antares"
2014 "Zenith" Non-album singles Kid Coconut (August 4, 2014)
"Sun In Your Eyes"
(with DubVision featuring Tom Cane)
Kid Coconut (September 15, 2014)
2015 "Woo" (with Dirty Twist) Kid Coconut (April 20, 2015)
"See You Soon" (with Rune RK featuring Denny White) Kid Coconut (June 2, 2015)
"Tongue Tied July"
(with Roy English)
Kid Coconut (August 7, 2015)
"Vintage" (with Rayven & Valexx) Kid Coconut (September 25, 2015)
"Check This Out" (with Still Young) Size Records (October 16, 2015)
2016 "Wherever I Go" (with The Audio Institute) Kid Coconut (January 29, 2016)
"Omega" (with Aspyer) Kid Coconut (April 22, 2016)
"Good Enough" (with The Ready Set) Hopeless Records (May 18, 2016)
"All I Ever Wanted" (featuring Louie) XOXO: The Album Kid Coconut (August 3, 2016)
"Summer Dreams"
(with Marcio Lama)
Non-album singles Kid Coconut (September 9, 2016)
"Jupiter"
(featuring Roy English and Uni)
Kid Coconut (October 15, 2016)
2017 "Gaya"
(with Lakou Mizik & J. Perry)
Kid Coconut (February 17, 2017)
"Danse Konsa"[36]
(with Strong G)
Kid Coconut (August 9, 2017)
"Easy On My Love"
(with Janelle Kroll)
Kid Coconut (December 15, 2017)
2018 "Bayo"[37]
(featuring Strong G, Baky and J Perry)
Kid Coconut (February 16, 2018)
"Soweto"[38]
(with Shirazee)
Kid Coconut (June 22, 2018)
"Spice"[39]
(with Kah-Lo)
Kid Coconut (August 31, 2018)
2019 "How About This"[40]
(with Uniiqu3)
Kid Coconut (February 22, 2019)
"Akwaaba Ayiti"[41]
(featuring DJ Bullet, J. Perry and Dro)
Lokal Kid Coconut (June 12, 2019)
2020 "Melanin"[42]
(with Kah-Lo)
Non-album single Self-released (August 19, 2020)

Remixes

Year Title Original artist Release details
2011 "Awooga" (Michael Brun Remix) Calvin Harris
"Alive" (Michael Brun Remix) Dirty South and Thomas Gold featuring Kate Elsworth
"Dancing" (Michael Brun Remix) Delivio Reavon and Aaron Gill featuring Phatt
2012 "Burn Forever" (Michael Brun Remix) Those Usual Suspects and Nordean
"Nuclear Seasons" (Michael Brun Remix) Charli XCX
"Heartbeat" (Michael Brun Remix) Childish Gambino Glassnote[43]
2013 "Power of You and Me" (Michael Brun Remix) Rune RK featuring Andreas Moe
"Your Heart" (Michael Brun Remix) Dirty South featuring Joe Gil
"Until the End" (Michael Brun Remix) Dirty South feat. Joe Gil
"Steal You Away" (Michael Brun Remix) Dash Berlin and Alexander Popov
"Fire We Make" (Michael Brun Remix) Alicia Keys and Maxwell [44]
"Take Me" (Michael Brun Remix) Tiesto featuring Kyler England Musical Freedom
"Sound of the Drums" (Michael Brun Remix) Armin van Buuren featuring Laura Jansen
"Thinking About You" (Michael Brun Remix) Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar Columbia (Aug 4, 2013)
2014 "Shadow of the Sun" (Michael Brun Remix) Max Elto
"Arkham" (Michael Brun Mix) Lee Carter, Oliver Chang and Daniel Etienne
"Our Story" (Michael Brun Remix) Mako
2015 "Arkham" (Michael Brun Mix) Lee Carter, Oliver Chang and Daniel Etienne February 25, 2015
"Ivory" (Michael Brun Mix) Shanahan March 9, 2015
"What I Did For Love" (Michael Brun Remix) David Guetta featuring Emeli Sandé April 16, 2015
"Love Will Never Let You Down" (Michael Brun Remix) Eddie Thoneick and Abel Ramos featuring James Walsh May 25, 2015
"Blue Sky" (Michael Brun Remix) Feenixpawl and Jason Forte featuring Mary Jane Smith June 19, 2015
"I Can Change" (Michael Brun Remix) Brandon Flowers September 11, 2015 (Island)
"Ardor" (Michael Brun Edit) No Regular and Pessto December 29, 2015
2016 "Awakening" (Michael Brun Mix) Baha March 25, 2016
"Move That Body" (Michael Brun Mix) Lee Carter, Japaroll and Funk Machine July 15, 2016
"Lake By The Ocean" (Michael Brun Remix) Maxwell July 19, 2016 (Columbia)
"U" (Michael Brun Remix) Ben Alessi December 16, 2016 (Kid Coconut)
2017 "Lift Me Up" (Michael Brun Remix) OneRepublic June 8, 2017 (Mosley, Interscope)
2019 "Give Dem" (Michael Brun Remix)[45] Diplo and Blond:ish featuring Kah-Lo June 24, 2019 (Mad Decent)

Radio appearances

Radio episodes featuring Michael Brun
2013 Show Episode Date and details
2013 Group Therapy Episode 055 with Above & Beyond: Guest Mix by Michael Brun November 29, 2013
2015 Diplo and Friends Episode: Michael Brun & Two Fresh April 19, 2015[46]
2019 Diplo and Friends Episode: Michael Brun in the mix July 28, 2019[47]

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