Bowe Inc presents:
Giraffage + Branchez
FEEL THIS Tour
w/ NO EYES
With a robust early following and organic online buzz, Giraffage offers a fresh, sample-rich sound of dreamy pop beats, sensual synths and lush experimental electronica. The creation of 23 year-old Charlie Yin of San Francisco, Giraffage is an exciting new producer with an intuitive grasp of modern music manipulation, delivering beats that are dripping with vibes and accessible to all.
Starting his musical journey in high school as a drummer for an eclectic array of bands from metal to indie rock, Yin turned to guitar and then soon moved to electronic music production on illegally downloaded software. Inspired by such pioneers as Daft Punk and Boards of Canada, Giraffage is a true bedroom producer that started playing out only after gaining solid traction for his music online. Sending out his first album for free to various music blogs and online publications, Giraffage quickly found an ardent fan following for his hazy and seductive style.
Early supporters of Giraffage’s screwed-down soundscapes, sample-based pop music and future R&B include such publications as Pitchfork, XLR8R, The Fader and Gorilla vs. Bear. After an extensive tour with the artist xxyyxx through Europe last year, Giraffage has big plans for 2013, with numerous upcoming performance dates including a Brooklyn Vegan showcase at SXSW and at Los Angeles’ world-renowned Low End Theory club night. Considered one to watch by industry insiders and the online underground, Giraffage’s newest release “Needs” is out for free February 26 on Alpha Pup Records.
Versatile, driven and open-minded, Branchez is a modern producer. The New York City native has been making waves in both the electronic music & hip-hop communities with his soulful brand of “big room hip-hop.”
After breaking onto the scene with his self-released track “Treat You Right,” he solidified his place among this year’s top new acts with his massive single “Shake” (featured in the Skrillex BBC Essential mix), a track that blends elements more common to house with his own unique style of sampling and bass-heavy percussion.
Branchez has done guest mixes on BBC Radio1 (Diplo & Friends, Toddla T Show), TripleJ Radio and SiriusXM – Shade45 (Sway In The Morning). Recently, Branchez received international acclaim for his bootleg of Rihanna’s track “Stay ft. Mykki Ekko,” which was supported on Diplo’s Endless Summer Playlist in NY Magazine, as well as by Carson Daly on 97.1FM in Los Angeles. A sign of Branchez’ pop sensibility, the track has “gone viral,” amassing millions of plays across multiple mediums. The track took over the coveted #1 Hype Machine spot for numerous weeks on end. Recently OWSLA released a Branchez remix of the What So Not single High You Are. The remix quickly shot up the Hype Machine charts and quickly grabbed the #1 spot.
In the last year Branchez has also produced official remixes for Rockie Fresh, Stalley ft. Rick Ross, Tokimonsta and Mat Zo as well as producing a track for the Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh ‘Fresh Veggies’ tape. Armed with an arsenal of original material as well, Branchez has just returned from the Altered States Tour where he joined Zeds Dead, Paper Diamond and DJ GreenLantern for 35+ dates across North America.