|MH-067 Brothertiger - Lovers
"Lovers" - the first single from Brothertiger’s Golden Years, is a slice of warm chillwave from Ohio native John Jagos and three remixing parters in crime. The original showcases emotive vocals over a driving, direct bass line and Eighties-inspired synth hooks that dance and whir. The song’s video, which exudes sexuality, is directed by Kiki Allgeier and stars two leotard-clad models draped with early MTV fashion and color schemes. It’s off-kilter retro vibe perfectly captures the mood of the track. Three remixers compliment the original with fine production work. Jessie Ruins washes the track in melodrama by adding large, dramatic keyboard tones that recall the sounds of early video stars like Thompson Twins and Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark. Japan's Avec Avec provides a mix that highlights synth-pop's R&B and funk underpinnings and mixes in elements of Japanese lounge and instrumental hip-hop. Rounding out the single is a version from Italy’s Casa Del Mirto that reduces the BPM to find a groovier, more sensual song song hiding inside.
|Lounge friendly sounds that transport you to a sandy shore on any coastline where there is sun and fun to be had. - The Fader / Wow… what an awesome track that will surely be leaving us grooving for sometime to come. - Best New Tracks / Yeah, this absolutely rules. - YVYNYL
|John Jagos, the brain behind and sole member of Brothertiger, doesn’t aspire to be anything other than himself. His tunes are ostensibly “chillwave,” but with a sparkling melodic sense that sets them apart from other artists under that umbrella. Since the project’s beginning during Jagos’ freshman year at Ohio University, Brothertiger has developed a nuanced sound that attempts to blend the human and animal elements suggested by its name.
It’s great to see the whole ‘chillwave’ genre just growing bigger and bigger as time moves on – a genre that’s fun, doesn’t take itself too seriously and could cheer up the sourest of people. ‘Lovers’ is an excellent representation of this growing genre – chilled out beats, fun pitch bended synths and relaxed organ-like keyboard lines – all topped off with choppy sampled vocals and relaxed main vocal lines. Production plays a big part in the execution of this track – perfectly mixed instruments with breathy vocals and an abundance of random synth sounds. We can see how people are getting quite fed up with artists releasing this style of music, but you just have to have the right weather, a cocktail in hand and this blasting on the stereo – then feel free to tell us this isn’t a cracker tune! If you are currently bored of listening to Chad Valley and Fenech Soler, then let Brothertiger take the reigns. We love it!- Boost The Music