Braxton – Sakura

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Since his debut on Anjunadeep with ‘When The Sun Goes Down’, Brighton-based DJ and producer Braxton has been steadily earning a reputation in the dance scene as a formidable producer, with a number of solo productions, and remixes for the likes of RÜFÜS DU SOL, Tourist and Grades that have won him support from BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM.

Marking a bold return, Braxton now delivers his three-track EP ‘Indigo’. A fan favourite from the recent label compilation Anjunadeep 12, title-track ‘Indigo’ favours breakbeat drums and staccato synths whilst ‘Wilderness’ features an echoing vocal sample. Leading with rising arpeggios, ‘Sakura’ demonstrates why Braxton has been championed by the likes of Eelke Kleijn, Dosem and Eli & Fur.

“Indigo is a straight up 2020 EP. It had to be. It was a terrible year but it changed a lot of us, and I wanted to explore that.

When the UK lockdown started I was massively uninspired. I felt I couldn’t write while there was nothing going on. But there was so much going on – it just wasn’t going on outside. I realised that in the days when I’d been physically free, I’d been emotionally trapped. And I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. The physical restriction forced a lot of us to look internally.

This is where Indigo came from, it’s an old track that was only fully realised during lockdown when I started to understand balance, and got energy from new ideas spreading. At this point everything started to come together. Wilderness reflected that new mood. It’s about uncharted territory. Inspired by the empty streets and the hope of coming out of this nightmare as wilder but happier people. Finally, Sakura is about renewal. It’s about all the stories of hope and optimism over the course of the last 12 months.”

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