Brookes Brothers

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Brookes Brothers
Origin London, UK
Genres Drum and bass, Liquid funk
Years active 2002 - present
Labels Viper Recordings, Breakbeat Kaos
Website www.myspace.com/brookesbrothers
Members Daniel Brookes
Philip Brookes

Phil and Dan Brookes, otherwise known as the Brookes Brothers, are drum and bass producers from London, UK. The two brothers discovered a love for the more soulful sounds of drum and bass around the turn of the millennium, but it wasn't until 2006 that they gained public notice.

History[edit]

In 2006 they surfaced with "Portal" / "Desert Island" on Danny Wheeler’s W10 imprint. This was followed by "Verano", a collaborative effort with Nick Douwma, otherwise known as Sub Focus. In 2007, the Brookes Brothers were exclusively signed to DJ Fresh and Adam F’s label Breakbeat Kaos. Their first release was "Hard Knocks" / "Mistakes", receiving major radio support from Zane Lowe, Pete Tong and the Trophy Twins, as well as staple drum & bass DJ’s such as Andy C, Grooverider, and Adam F.[1] In 2007, collaborated with another rising drum and bass star, Culture Shock, creating the monster track "Rework". In 2008, the brothers continue to assault the market with a host of big tunes such as F-Zero, Gold Rush, Dawn Treader and Crackdown. They hold residencies in both Fabric[2] and Herbal nightclubs, playing regular national and international DJ sets. Their self-titled debut album was finally released in 2011, under the label Breakbeat Kaos.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album
2011 Brookes Brothers

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album Label
UK
[4]
2006 "Portal" / "Desert Island" Non-album single W10 Records
"Someone" / "Promise" Viper Recordings
"Hard Knocks" / "Mistakes" Breakbeat Kaos
2007 "The Light" / "Rainman" N/A
2008 "F-Zero" / "Dawn Treader"
(Brookes Brothers / Brookes Brothers vs Futurebound)
Breakbeat Kaos
"Gold Rush"
(Danny Byrd featuring Brookes Brothers)
Supersized Hospital Records
"Tear You Down" / "Drifter" (with Furlonge) 56 Brookes Brothers Breakbeat Kaos
2010 "Last Night" / "Warcry"
2011 "Beautiful" (featuring Robert Owens) / "Souvenir"
"In Your Eyes" (featuring Johnny Osbourne) / "The Big Blue"
2012 "Loveline" (featuring Haz-Mat) / "The Blues" Non-album single
2013 "Get on It"
(Danny Byrd featuring Brookes Brothers)
Golden Ticket Hospital Records
"Carry Me On"
(featuring Chrom3)
71 TBA Viper Recordings
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Other songs and appearances[edit]

Year Track Artist(s) Release Label
2005 "Blue Light" Danny Wheeler & Brookes Brothers "Aura" / "Blue Light" W10 Records
2006 "Verano" Sub Focus, Howtek & Brookes Brothers "Verano" / "Arachnophobia" Frequency
2007 "Rework" Culture Shock & Brookes Brothers The Third Stage EP RAM Records
2008 "Smoothie" Culture Shock & Brookes Brothers Dimensions 3 EP RAM Records
2008 "Crackdown" Brookes Brothers Headroom EP Viper Recordings
2009 "Crackdown"
(ShockOne Remix)
Acts of Mad Men Viper Recordings

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brookes Brothers Last.FM". 
  2. ^ "Fabric night club". 
  3. ^ "Brookes Brothers Album Preview". SoundCloud. Brookes Brothers. 6 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Peak chart positions in the United Kingdom: "BROOKES BROTHERS | Singles". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 

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