Rolling With The Homies: Interview With Bromance’s Guillaume Berg
Brodinski’s right hand man Guillaume talks Homieland Vol. 1…
Bromance Records, the brainchild label of Parisian DJ and producer Brodinski, just dropped their first ever compilation album ‘Homieland Vol. 1’. A two-disc homage to those from the Bromance family – Pipes, Illangelo, Myd – and friends – Jimmy Edgar, Jon Convex, Suicideyear – the record has become the basis for a Homieland tour.
Hitting London’s Village Underground on February 7th, Bromance’s creative director Guillaume Berg lets us in on what to expect, and plans our weekend soundtrack from Friday kickoff to Sunday crash.
Photo: Kim Chapiron
MTV UK: You've just released Homieland Vol. 1 - how is it different to any other collaborative or collective record?
Guillaume Berg: Bromance is all about collaboration. We’ve done the split EP, the solo EP, the LP… the compilation was the missing piece. Sometimes when you work on an EP, or an LP, you’ve got that one track that doesn't really fit in the concept or vision you had for that particular project. But still, that record is fire, and you want to put it out. We created this compilation for that very reason. It was also the opportunity to put out music from our friends and show the world our extended family members.
MTV UK: Was it difficult to maintain a level of cohesiveness throughout the record, or was that never your intention in the first place?
Guillaume: It wasn't the intention in the first place. But when we started to collect the tracks, the tracklist came naturally, and seemed effortless and solid.
MTV UK: How do you choose who you want to work with under the Bromance guise?
Guillaume: It's not a choice really, but more of a feeling. It's a mix of a lot of different things. Music first, obviously, but then there is a human aspect that is pretty indescribable.
MTV UK: Was there an artist or band who slipped through the net, that you really wanted on the record, but just couldn't have?
Guillaume: A few, but it wasn't a matter of if we could have them or not, it was a matter of deadlines, etc. At the same time, it's only the first volume...
MTV UK: You're going on a Homieland tour – what on Earth will that look like?!
Guillaume: You should come check it out; no words can describe it!
MTV UK: Where are you most looking forward to partying and why?
Guillaume: Every country, every city has its own vibe. There's no particular place we’re most looking forward to partying… We're most looking forward to partying EVERYWHERE. Plus we have friends in every city we're going, so we just can't wait until the tour starts.
MTV UK: Which track from Homieland would you recommend for…
Kickstarting the weekend?
Guillaume: Pipes – ‘Punish It’ or Sex Schön vs. Sam Amant - ‘Psycho Bitch’
MTV UK: One last dance on Saturday night?
Guillaume: Myd – ‘Uberty’
MTV UK: Crashing out on Sunday?
Guillaume: Illangelo feat. St. Barthe – ‘In My Head’ or Suicideyear – ‘Don’t Worry’.