Having struggled to break into music as a youngster, Gavin Herlihy turned his hand to writing and became a journalist, which in turn helped facilitate a move back into music – first DJing and, eventually, production. He’s certainly not the only music journo to have ever made the transition from writing about it to making it (or juggling both professions), but he’s been making strides in terms of his musical output in recent months.
A producer by the name of Brenmar came to my attention recently, thanks to his new EP Let’s Pretend. As soon as I flicked it on I was transported back to my early years at university when garage was massive and we’d have that kind of music playing day and night. Now Brenmar’s stuff isn’t some cheaply-made, knowing, nod to Garage or an attempt to be cool and retro. It’s simply electronic music with a hint of R&B.
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