The Recess Project ft. BRIAN CID
It’s time for RECESS! A new series that brings some of the freshest underground acts to Hawaii. You can expect a more initmate vibe at our home, HB Social Club with live art, live performers and some of the best techno, tech-house, and house DJ’s.
re·cess | \ˈrē-ˌses, ri-ˈ\
Definition of recess
1 : the action of receding : RECESSION
2 : a hidden, secret, or secluded place or part
3 : a suspension of business or procedure often for rest or relaxation
Brian Cid is a Brooklyn-based DJ & producer with a level of musical talent that has taken the underground electronic music scene by storm. His original productions have found homes on a number of the most credible and tastemaking record labels, with a style that touches melodic techno, deep house, progressive house and more, with no boundaries whatsoever. This catalogue of innovative, genre-defying tracks has given Brian the opportunity to grace the decks at some of the best clubs, parties, & events across the globe, and has led to a DJ Mag nomination for 2017 Best Breakthrough DJ in their Best of North America awards.
After starting to play the drums as a kid growing up, Brian began to create his own productions as early as 14 years old. Shortly after, he began his first foray into the music industry with a successful decade-long career in the Hip Hop and Pop scene as an audio engineer, where he worked with the world’s biggest stars. After fine-tuning his production techniques and developing his own unique style & sound, the Brooklyn ambassador decided to tap into his love of club culture and enter the world of house music – a genre that vibrates with him in such a way that he can freely express himself. Brian’s debut album Meteorite Man is being released on the legendary label Balance, alongside his original productions that can be found on imprints such as Fabric, Audiofly’s Supernature, Guy J’s Lost & Found, Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, Get Physical, microCastle, Manjumasi, Cityfox & more. Support on his music has come across the board from both longstanding DJ legends, as well as the new wave of club tastemakers. Everyone from Richie Hawtin, Pete Tong, Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Lee Burridge, and Joris Voorn, to Adriatique, Damian Lazarus, Thugfucker, and Tale of Us have championed the sounds of Cid.
With his passion for nightlife, as well as some memorable club experiences in the NY scene – Brian’s DJ career was born out of his organic talent for mixing melodic, lush, sublime & unexpected sounds. He’s now a regular at some of the most boundary-pushing events in NYC, like Cityfox @ The Brooklyn Mirage, Teksupport, Afterlife, and Members Only, along with tours all across the U.S. from Boston to Burning Man. Global tour highlights include Do Not Sit @ Heart Ibiza, The Bow in Buenos Aires, Hardpop in Mexico, Coda Toronto & Stereobar Montreal in Canada, Kater Blau Berlin, and dates throughout India & The Middle East.
Never one to be content in his accomplishments, the next chapter in the musical journey of Brian Cid is the recent launch of his project Endangered: a deep journey to the eclectic side of electronic music. The Endangered concept is both a record label for Brian to showcase his own music as well as other high- caliber artists he respects, but also an event series that combines music with live performance & art. Years of collaborative efforts between a team of like-minded
people have resulted in the development of these intimate live art showcases & sonic experiences. With Endangered coming to life, a calendar full of releases, and an ongoing global tour, the best is yet to come for Brian.