BRODINSKI
When French electronic meets Southern Trap

BRODINSKI
When French electronic meets Southern Trap

BRODINSKI
When French electronic meets Southern Trap

A look at Brodinski’s foray into the rap scene and the making of “Ratchet”

DJ Brodinski had it all.

A respected place in the electronic music scene, projects with some of the biggest names in the industry, and even his own record label. But after taking his first dip into the rap game, he developed an affinity he couldn’t shake.

Brodinksi needed a new challenge — a new passion — and he found that in hip hop.

So he packed up and went to Atlanta, the nonunanimous cultural capital of the South. The home of trap, the rebirth of the triplet rhyme scene, and pretty much every trend dominating today’s hip hop charts ... probably the last place you’d expect a French electronic DJ to reinvigorate himself.

A look at Brodinski’s foray into the rap scene and the making of “Ratchet”

DJ Brodinski had it all.

A respected place in the electronic music scene, projects with some of the biggest names in the industry, and even his own record label. But after taking his first dip into the rap game, he developed an affinity he couldn’t shake.

Brodinksi needed a new challenge — a new passion — and he found that in hip hop.

So he packed up and went to Atlanta, the nonunanimous cultural capital of the South. The home of trap, the rebirth of the triplet rhyme scene, and pretty much every trend dominating today’s hip hop charts ... probably the last place you’d expect a French electronic DJ to reinvigorate himself.

A look at Brodinski’s foray into the rap scene and the making of “Ratchet”

DJ Brodinski had it all.

A respected place in the electronic music scene, projects with some of the biggest names in the industry, and even his own record label. But after taking his first dip into the rap game, he developed an affinity he couldn’t shake.

Brodinksi needed a new challenge — a new passion — and he found that in hip hop.

So he packed up and went to Atlanta, the nonunanimous cultural capital of the South. The home of trap, the rebirth of the triplet rhyme scene, and pretty much every trend dominating today’s hip hop charts ... probably the last place you’d expect a French electronic DJ to reinvigorate himself.

It’s one of the most forward-thinking musical movements I’ve ever seen.

Brodinski

It’s one of the most forward-thinking musical movements I’ve ever seen.

Brodinski

It’s one of the most forward-thinking musical movements I’ve ever seen.

Brodinski

“I discovered a whole world,” says Brodinski. “There is something really organic about this place in terms of music.”

Brodinski began to line up collab after collab in the city, from household names to local favorites, gaining credibility in Atlanta’s dynamic trap scene.

“It’s one of the most forward-thinking musical movements I’ve ever seen,” Brodinski says.

Many electronic DJs have incorporated trap’s signature 808s and 1/64th hi hats, and many have partnered with rappers to create chart-topping hits. But Brodinski leans heavier into electronic influences, putting southern artists over synth tones that are less familiar in the genre.

“I discovered a whole world,” says Brodinski. “There is something really organic about this place in terms of music.”

Brodinski began to line up collab after collab in the city, from household names to local favorites, gaining credibility in Atlanta’s dynamic trap scene.

“It’s one of the most forward-thinking musical movements I’ve ever seen,” Brodinski says.

Many electronic DJs have incorporated trap’s signature 808s and 1/64th hi hats, and many have partnered with rappers to create chart-topping hits. But Brodinski leans heavier into electronic influences, putting southern artists over synth tones that are less familiar in the genre.

“I discovered a whole world,” says Brodinski. “There is something really organic about this place in terms of music.”

Brodinski began to line up collab after collab in the city, from household names to local favorites, gaining credibility in Atlanta’s dynamic trap scene.

“It’s one of the most forward-thinking musical movements I’ve ever seen,” Brodinski says.

Many electronic DJs have incorporated trap’s signature 808s and 1/64th hi hats, and many have partnered with rappers to create chart-topping hits. But Brodinski leans heavier into electronic influences, putting southern artists over synth tones that are less familiar in the genre.

“My goal is to be able to do it differently,” says Brodinski. His collaboration with Atlanta’s Bloody Jay is no exception.

“Ratchet” has all the makings of a southern trap banger: simple chorus, raucous energy, familiar drum pattern. But the synths and not-quite-808 drums work to give the track its own distinct sound. Bloody Jay remembers the first time he heard this menacing, energetic beat. He says it instantly sent his mind to Atlanta’s vibrant, bustling club scene. So much so, that when it came time to record, he set the tone by rolling 20-deep to the studio session.

“My goal is to be able to do it differently,” says Brodinski. His collaboration with Atlanta’s Bloody Jay is no exception.

“Ratchet” has all the makings of a southern trap banger: simple chorus, raucous energy, familiar drum pattern. But the synths and not-quite-808 drums work to give the track its own distinct sound. Bloody Jay remembers the first time he heard this menacing, energetic beat. He says it instantly sent his mind to Atlanta’s vibrant, bustling club scene. So much so, that when it came time to record, he set the tone by rolling 20-deep to the studio session.

“My goal is to be able to do it differently,” says Brodinski. His collaboration with Atlanta’s Bloody Jay is no exception.

“Ratchet” has all the makings of a southern trap banger: simple chorus, raucous energy, familiar drum pattern. But the synths and not-quite-808 drums work to give the track its own distinct sound. Bloody Jay remembers the first time he heard this menacing, energetic beat. He says it instantly sent his mind to Atlanta’s vibrant, bustling club scene. So much so, that when it came time to record, he set the tone by rolling 20-deep to the studio session.

Brodinski is my brother. Whenever we get together it’s magic.

Bloody Jay

Brodinski is my brother. Whenever we get together it’s magic.

Bloody Jay

Brodinski is my brother. Whenever we get together it’s magic.

Bloody Jay

“I had the whole hood with me,” says Bloody Jay. “It was kind of like a club feel.”

Ratchet’s intensity is undeniable. The giant presence of Bloody Jay’s vocals with the synth-oriented Brodinski production embody the best of each artist. The unlikely duo just ... works.

“Brodinski is my brother,” Bloody Jay says. “Whenever we get together, it’s magic.”

For more, check out the Beat x Beat on Brodinski and Bloody Jay’s “Ratchet.“

“I had the whole hood with me,” says Bloody Jay. “It was kind of like a club feel.”

Ratchet’s intensity is undeniable. The giant presence of Bloody Jay’s vocals with the synth-oriented Brodinski production embody the best of each artist. The unlikely duo just ... works.

“Brodinski is my brother,” Bloody Jay says. “Whenever we get together, it’s magic.”

For more, check out the Beat x Beat on Brodinski and Bloody Jay’s “Ratchet.“

“I had the whole hood with me,” says Bloody Jay. “It was kind of like a club feel.”

Ratchet’s intensity is undeniable. The giant presence of Bloody Jay’s vocals with the synth-oriented Brodinski production embody the best of each artist. The unlikely duo just ... works.

“Brodinski is my brother,” Bloody Jay says. “Whenever we get together, it’s magic.”

For more, check out the Beat x Beat on Brodinski and Bloody Jay’s “Ratchet.“