A Brother From A Different Mother

This was initially going to be a love in for the hunky balearic duo The Pilotwings but I decided to expand it out to encompass the Brothers From Different Mothers label. The record label operates out of Lyon, France and whilst difficult to pigeonhole, seems to have a love for the youthful exuberance of breakbeats, with releases touching upon jungle, footwork and early UK breakbeat house tracks, whilst other tracks have elements from balearic to Chicago house – Chris Frieze.

Little more than a cut up break, jungle noises and some beats. With all the best house music, it’s the simple things that work.

Dj Normal 4, who has previously released alongside Bufiman (Jan Schulte, Wolf Muller), is one of the torchbearers of breakbeat. Instead of sounding like a pointless carbon copy, he captures the excitement and energy of the those early records and makes them sound current and relevant.

This cut, which comes from The Pilotwings debut album and should be purchased for the cover alone, is a lush, balearic groover that contains all manner of lovely eighties sounds and sultry french utterances.

This cute little 7” certainly packs a punch. Jungle breaks, soaring pads and the occasional mc chant. The sound of California sunrises, Michiko Koshino and Vicks.

The latest release on the label is a 4 track ep and this B2 is my pick of the bunch. Early Italian house, shimmering balearica and Chicago house all rub shoulders to create something that sounds like it could have been produced tomorrow or 20 years ago, and I think this encapsulates my love for the label- timelessness.