Popular Miami EDM Producer Michael Brun Represents Haiti Wherever He Goes
Michael Brun grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As a kid, he remembers the pulsing and intoxicating rhythms that washed over the neighborhood
every weekend in the form of rara bands–musicians beating drums, blowing handmade horns, clapping and singing through the streets.
“You hear it coming over the horizon. It’s just really contagious,” he said.
Brun, a popular international Electronic Dance Music (EDM) producer and DJ, said the music of Haiti anchors and inspires him. He blends the
traditional sounds of Haitian music—konpa, rara, racine with the booming bass and beats of EDM in his songs “Wherever I Go” and “Gaya.”
“My love of Haiti has always been my driving factor for my music,” said the now Miami-based DJ. “It took me a while to get to how I want to
represent the sound because the history of Haitian music is so rich and incredible.”