MD – Brothomstates

Posted by Scott

It’s been a while since I’ve heard anyone describe their music as "IDM", but at one point it seemed like anything that wasn’t House, Jungle, Downtempo, or one of the other random electronic genres, was thrown in that catch-all and labeled IDM along with everything else people hadn’t come up with an ultra-specific sub-genre for yet.  In IDM’s heyday the Florida-based label Merck were definitely putting out some of my favorite stuff. Brothomstates sort of rose to the top of that group or artists for me, always enjoyed his more melodic take on the style. This song is the Brothomstates remix from MD’s "Appelsap" album. Sad to say, but this came out in 2000, so I guess I’d have to label it "classic" electronic. Sad because I remember buying this album and listening to it constantly like it was yesterday, but apparently it’s been 8 years.

MD – Brothomstates Remix


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thomas says:

February 25, 2008 at 12:29 am

md and brothomstates are my favourite, favourite musicians of all time. i learnt about them from my connections with the demoscene, of which both are/were participating musicians.

witness this INCREDIBLE demo from 1999 (so far ahead of its time!), music by brothomstates:

here’s another 1999 demo with bstates music, this time in oldschool software rendering, no 3d card used:


tonza says:

May 9, 2009 at 12:22 am

Do you ever get the impression that Brothomstates and MD are one and the same artist, like Polygon Window and AFX and Aphex Twin are Richard D. James?! The only reason why I ask this is because I have two albums, Appelsap by MD, and Claro by Brothomstates, and they both have a track that goes by the two names “brothomstates remix” and “mdrmx” respectively! And they are both one and the same track, right down to the running times!

I find this too much of a coincidence! Please let me know if you can (dis)prove my theory, because this has me developing one serious migrane.