Bros Bros - The Journey EP (Self Release)

Bros Bros – The Journey EP (Self Release)

There’s an instant electro feel to the opening track of Belgian DJ Bros Bros‘ latest release, his The Journey EP, titled ‘Let’s Stroll’ which will get toes tapping within seconds, though I don’t recommend you do said tapping if driving – and it gets the collection off to a positive, somewhat different from the norm start. ‘No More’ features Jon The Gold and again maintains the momentum and up-tempo feel of its predecessor. Lyrically however, it doesn’t quite work as well as it should and some listeners might feel the track would be better with no lyrics and vocals at all.

David Jahmill guests on ‘Champion’ and his vocals are a good, although far from perfect fit, with the musicianship; the blend of the two making the tune worthy of a few repeat listens for those who like it first time around. With a hip-hop, R&B feel, ‘For My Money’, which sees Bros Bros collaborate once more, here with Fred Gata, doesn’t much shift the EP’s trajectory and by this point some listeners may find things feeling a little repetitive, so much so this inclusion on the EP may find itself being skipped come the half way point.

‘Red Light’, with vocals provided by Oforios, is much better. The instrumentation is more simplistic, making for an enjoyable listen – if any track deserves having the repeat button pressed on it, it’s this one. It’s somewhat of a shame therefore to find the album close out on another rather low note. The tempo kicks back up again, but that’s really the only good thing about the track ‘Melodie’ – aside from how nice the name is – and so the collection ends on a far from memorable note.

Dance-electro music is one of those genres that really only interests a certain audience. When it comes to Bros Bros’ efforts here, said audience will no doubt like what they’re presented with, but outside of that, the DJ may find himself struggling to find and hold on to his audience.

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