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Michael Brun

Michael Brun

Gardy Girault

Fri · March 1, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

Michael Brun
Michael Brun
Michael Brun (born May 19, 1992) is a Haitian DJ, record producer and medical student, known for blending EDM genres such as progressive house with native Haitian styles such as kompa and rara. He released one of his first singles on Hardwell's Revealed Recordings in 2011. He later went on to work with Dirty South, and Brun released his debut Gravity EP in 2013. The EP reached No. 2 on the Beatport charts, directly underneath Avicii. In 2015, he released See You Soon which received over 1.3 million streams on Spotify in its first seven weeks, as well as a collaboration with Roy English entitled Tongue Tied July. Michael is also an ambassador for Paul Haggis’ Artist for Peace and Justice, a nonprofit that supports programs in education, healthcare and dignity through the arts. He frequently travels to Haiti where he mentors children in their school, The Audio Institute.[citation needed]

He founded the record label Kid Coconut in 2014, which beyond Brun's solo releases will "seek to showcase and develop Haitian artists who would otherwise lack access to such exposure."Currently based in Miami, Brun tours frequently, performing at festivals such as Coachella. In 2014 he became the first Haitian to play at Ultra Music Festival, and also in 2014 he was nominated for World's Best EDM Artist at the World Music Awards.
Gardy Girault
Gardy Girault
Gardy Girault’s musical career began in 2008, influenced by the vibrations of home. After the 2010 earthquake, Gardy began to produce original music, blending organic Haitian rara, konpa, and traditional sounds with electronic and house beats. In doing so, Gardy fathered “rara tech,” an experimental genre that introduces Haitian expression into the modern musical world. He released music with labels like Vida Records, Nulu Music, Melomania Records, The Djoon Experience, V2 Records and his own Rizing Muzik.

Gardy’s reach extends far beyond the island, as he frequents cities like Dubai, Havana, Miami, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Dakar, Panama City, California, Paris... performing at established venues including U Street Music Hall, Djoon, Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Pacha NYC, Space, SAT Montreal, amongst others. He participated in Carsten Holler’s Prada Double Club Miami for Art Basel, the Winter Music Conference, New York Fashion Week for Donna Karen’s collection, and the Festival International de Jazz de Port au Prince.
In 2013, Gardy launched an eclectic party series titled "No Passport" to unite the African diaspora in music and rhythm and to promote Haitian culture to a diverse audience. Accompanied by drummers, dancers, live vocals, and light shows, an impressive line up of international DJs joined Gardy to grow the movement.

Determined to deconstruct Haiti’s rhetorical incarceration with longstanding narratives of poverty and natural disaster, Gardy serves as an ambassador who promotes Haiti for its contemporary contributions.

His journey has only begun.
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
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