Birocratic

The home of electronic/hip-hop producer Birocratic, creator of bumps, beets, and leftovers.

it's time for funk

summertime is here and that means i can't hide anymore. so here are TWO brand new tunes you need to peep:

"Hackeysack"

out on Sundae Sauuce's Caramel Drizzle compilation also featuring Flamingosis, Brock Berrigan, Yung Bae, & more

we're throwing a HUGE release party for this one  - July 9th in Brooklyn. tickets here.


"Mango Seltzer"

out on my new project, Headroom Collective - comprising a group of downtempo producers making uptempo tunes. As we continue to release music, our goal is to fund and release a 12" featuring all the artists we've been working with.

see you in Brooklyn on July 9th ~

Biro

 

new song out now, Beets 4 on the way

It's been a minute since I released a song. Got busy with moving to NYC and starting a different life and all. So, I'm gonna change that now:

'Bob Ross Goes to Hollywood' is available everywhere you can listen to music:

oh, and also...

Beets 4 available March 20

i'm gonna go drink some coffee now. enjoy.

- Biro

2 new Brooklyn shows

Brooklyn!!! Now that I live in you I'm playing two shows within the next month:

 


feburary's brookladelphia (live) • 2/25

 

Brookladelphia: a monthly dual-city event series thrown by Rye-Li that features of local NYC & Philly talent. All of us play live sets differently in some way - blurring the lines between electronic and live music. I'm gonna slay an all-original set with my trusty bass & keys.

 

w/ Rye-Li | Jonecks | Austin Lebron | Lawlyse

 

Doors at 10 • 21+


 

this is gonna be a crazy show - i'm playing a DJ set after blockhead - one of my earliest influences - sets the stage. it's the first time I'm DJing as Birocratic in NYC.

 

here's my favorite album of his (released on my favorite label of all time, Ninja Tune):

 

so yeah, i'll be spinning tunes late night (2:30-4am!! I'll buy you a coffee before the show if you come up to me, no joke). it's all-ages too!

 

also, check out a playlist i made with some of the jazzy tunes that are inspiring me right now (you'll definitely hear me spin a bunch of these after blockhead):

 

 

 

anyway. I'm hard at work finishing my next album and will be playing a buuuunch of those new tunes this month. i'm always hanging out before / after I play shows and I love meeting fans, so you know. stop by and say hey!

 

peace.

– Biro

 

[PS since you already made it this far - make sure you follow me on spotify!!]

new track out now (+ an interview with chillhop)

heyooo friends! happy winter to you.

cheers, you wonderful people.

cheers, you wonderful people.

1.  first off, bringing you some new Biro sounds via the Chillhop Records' Winter 2016 Essentials compilation. my laid-back, drink-a-whiskey-by-the-fire track 'Lovely Rita' is now available everywhere:

make sure you check out the full compilation. i know i keep saying this, but it's our best one yet.


2. speaking of Chillhop, I recently went to Amsterdam to meet the crew & engage in musical debauchery. things went well from what I remember, and somehow in the midst of all of our beer-drinking we found time to make a little video together. check that out below:


3. lastly, if you haven't yet heard, Beets 3 is available on vinyl for the first time. I've got a handful of copies left for sale via QRATES. once we get to 200 records sold, they'll go to print.

...and as i promised on twitter i'll release beets 4 after they sell out. so let's get an old record into your hands and a new one into your ears!!

that's basically all for now, hope everyone has a safe christmas/new year's, and i'll be back with more tunes very soon.

~ Biro

new song: 'overexpressed' w/ All Good Records

family -

I'm proud to announce that Stereofox has premiered my newest track, "overexpressed," on their blog. It's part of a compilation album by All Good Records - GriZ chose ten of his fave upcoming producers to create a track for him and I'm honored to be one of them.

This track has a crazy history.

I started it in 2013, and the first draft sampled a Vine from one of my all-time tops, Shigeto.

I'm creatively indecisive as hell, and I sat on it for a while (like two years). It wasn't until last year when All Good hit me up that I decided to revamp the track and rework it from the crispy dilla-esque demo I'd made.

Here's a sample of that early demo:

Sounds basically nothing like the final.

So last winter I'd been getting into faster music - footwork, dnb, that kind of stuff. And I started to sample less. So I transcribed the chords from the og vine, played them into a piano, changed them around a little bit. Added bass, switched up the drums, etc. And created a double-time, drum n bass inspired end section, because why not. 

When All Good called and wanted a track, I knew this one was gonna be it.

Anyway, hope you dig it, as always. It'll be available soon on Spotify, so make sure to give me a follow.

 

Peace & enjoy. with headphones, preferably ~

Biro