Brute by C H A M P
Brute. A word we apply to a savage human or animal. But deriving from the Latin brutus ‘dull, stupid’. There’s nothing stupid or dull about this track. It’s an intelligent, successful attempt to cross genres. It has an inherent heaviness from techno but still manages a lightness of touch to come across as almost-ambient. The track is from the Find Your Feet EP, out now. CHAMP says “I’m very much experimenting with the whole Find Your Feet EP to try and find my sound.” A win for the CHAMP.
Bio: Champ, aka Mark Delany, earned his “title” from a decade old video game feud with his best mate, in which playing Mashed sees you either burn out as a chump or ride to victory as a champ. Video games aside, film has played a role in Champs musical development, with his soundtrack to the 2011 feature thriller The Veteran (starring Toby Kebbell and Brian Cox) being noted for its unsettling and swirling and percussively disquieting qualities by Timeout and The Hollywood Reporter. Following a move from his home town of 30 years, Champ now produces music from his studio in Hastings UK, a town that appears heavily on Find Your Feet through various field recordings and audio samples of the local environment.