JULY 10, 2014
Haitian-born DJ/producer Michael Brun today announced the launch of Kid Coconut, a new record label. A home for the diverse range of styles, sounds and artists that have influenced him, Kid Coconut will be the platform from which Brun tells his ongoing musical story.
“Kid Coconut will let people hear the unfettered spectrum of my music,” says Brun. “From the progressive melodic big-room sound, to my deeper club-oriented music, and a host of Haitian and Caribbean influenced cuts that I’m so excited to share.”
From the Haitian rhythms that dominated his family’s musical home, to an adolescence rich in Caribbean culture, to his immersion in electronic music ranging from French Express to Axtone, Brun’s Kid Coconut is set to bring a singular voice to contemporary dance culture.
“It’s all embodied in the name,” adds Brun. “Kid Coconut is about fun, dancing, good times with friends, and sharing the richness of my musical heritage. I also know first-hand how important label mentors can be, and providing a platform for my peers to express themselves and grow will be a key focus of Kid Coconut.”
Brun’s own ‘Zenith” will be Kid Coconut’s first release on July 21. The track’s been a huge hit with the crowds at his festival gigs this year, and has made it into the main stage sets of folks like Tiësto and Steve Angello. ‘Zenith’ is emblematic of Brun’s ability to straddle musical worlds; it’s progressive, melodic, and at times delicate, but still capable of destroying any festival dancefloor.
At just 21 years old Brun has won major praise from media heavyweights like Billboard, Rolling Stone, Fuse, MTV, DJ Mag and Mixmag. He closed Coachella’s iconic Sahara tent and played mainstage at Miami’s Ultra in 2014, as well as headlining slots at clubs like NYC’s Marquee, Miami’s Wall and LIV and the legendary Pacha. He’s been championed by DJs ranging from Dirty South to the iconic Pete Tong, and has produced official remixes for the biggest names in electronic music and beyond including Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren and Alicia Keys.
It’s almost 3000 miles from Coachella to Haiti’s Port au Prince, and it’s most certainly a road less traveled. Kid Coconut gives us all a front seat for the next phase of Michael Brun’s incredible journey.