BACK IN THE DAY, BANGERS HAD BACK—THE NOTORIOUS CHICAGO-NATIVE CLUB KILLER, BRENMAR CAN TELL YOU THAT. THE FIRST IN OUR EXCLUSIVE VMIX SERIES, BRENMAR TELLS US WHERE HIS PARTY PROWESS ALL STARTED, AND GIVES US THIS REPEAT-WORTHY SET, PERFECTED TO PUMP UP ANY STALE SITUATION.
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What track first made you want to DJ?
It wasn't a particular track more than it was watching old hip hop movies. These movies were before my time, but my older sister's boyfriend was a big hip hop head and introduced me to all this stuff in my preteens; I fell in love instantly.
Best music video of all time?
This is a tough one, but I remember "The Rain" by Missy blowing my mind when I first saw it on BET.
What would you play if you were to DJ a runway show—and which designer would you want it to be?
Hmmmm Gareth Pugh would be a welcome challenge only 'cause I know I'd be able to get weird with it, build a proper vibe and get dark. Would def be different than my usual party sets but then again, it's not about me it's about the runway/atmosphere.
If you had to pick a dance song from each era: 00s, 90s, 80s, 70s...
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Where did you grow up?
Born and raised in Chicago.
Where do you live now?
Chinatown in NYC.
Where is the best place to play music?
Give me decent sound and equipment and we can have a good party anywhere.\
1. TyDolla$ign - A Young (Brenmar Remix)
2. Mya - Case of the Ex (DJ Buzzy Remix)
3. Visionist - Who Ever Knew
4. Tigga Calore - Beads (Produced by MikeQ and Brenmar)
5. TT The Artist and Murder Mark - Pussy Ate
6. Dom Kennedy - My Type of Party (Brenmar Remix)
7. DJ Q - Trust Again
8. Rihanna - Loveee Song feat. Future (Brenmar Club Edit)
9. Mohegan Son - Locality
10. Cliff Savage - MCGP
11. DJ Bake & Dj Uniique - Boy I Got A Donk x Miss Honey (Beek Club Edit)
12. Deejay Theory - I Don't Wanna Know
13. "The Future" Fade - One Night Stand
14. Pink Dollaz - Double Mint
15. Riton - Lost My Mind
16. Brenmar & Salva - Let Me Bang
17. Kid Ink - Badass
18. Brenmar - Sloppy (Ray JR x V.alii Beats Edit)
19. Brenmar - Oh My Gawd
20. Brenmar - Trouble
21. In Transit - Sweatlodge
22. King L - 2 Pair
23. Ziggy The Zombie - Tank (Produced By Brenmar)
24. John Hart - Who Booty
25. Fabolous - Can't Let You Go (Murlo Remix)
Listen up for Brenmar's first solo mixtape, set to drop in April.