2008

Formation of the Band

After a first jam session in Wiesbaden in the summer of 2008 we realised we had to do more together and eventually founded BBF. In 2009 our first single and first video "Bop" were released on danish imprint Tartelet Records and we started playing live with some of the first shows being at Berghain, Distortion Festival and Nachtdigital Festival.

2009

The Gym Records

In 2009 we founded The Gym Records as an outlet for our own club tracks. Shortly after our friends joined and we started putting out music of other artists as well. We were fortunate to release music by Dollkraut , Nina Kraviz, Max Graef, Yosa Peit and many more great artists throughout the years.
In 2013 we held a Boiler Room session with DJ sets by Max Graef, Nano Nansen, dirk81 and us.

2010

You Make Me Real

Recorded in Daniel's parents garage with one microphone, a broken piano, more borrowed instruments, an old mixer and Ableton live, our first album was released in November 2010 on !K7 Records.

2010

Formation of The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble

In 2010 we made the dream a reality and founded our ten-piece Ensemble. Suddenly we were able to play without any electronic means except the Moog synthesizer.

2011

Caffeine

The 'You Make Me Real' album cover magically became alive with this animation video for "Caffeine" .

2011

Mr Machine

'Mr. Machine' was our first and to date only Ensemble album which we recorded together with Rashad Becker and Axel Reinemer at the former Jazzanova studio in Berlin.

2011

Pretend

"Pretend" feat. Emika was our first single from "Mr. Machine" with the accompanying video which we shot during a week long debaucherous festivity in Brandenburg.

2013

Miami

Our third album "Miami" was released in 2013 featuring guest appearances by Om'Mas Keith, Jamie Lidell, Nina Kraviz, Erika Janunger and Gudrun Gut.

2013

Plastic Like Your Mother

After shooting this video for Plastic Like Your Mother we went on tour with Om'Mas Keith and travelled all over Europe.

2014

DJ Kicks

In 2014 we released our DJ-Kicks compliation which we recorded as a Vinyl mix at Watergate Club, Berlin.

2014

Watch Me Work

During a collaboration with Jules Buckley and the WDR Rundfunk Choir we tried out ways of transforming a choir into a percussion ensemble, a crowd, a reverberation room etc. "Watch Me Work" is an excerpt from this concert that took place at Gloria on 8th of March 2014.

2016

Holy Night

This clip for "Holy Night" was our first collaboration with Beaver Sheppard who became the voice of our 2016 album "Joy"

2016

Gianni

in 2016 we wrote and performed our opera ‚Gianni‘ about Gianni Versace’s at Deutsche Oper Berlin together with Martin Butler. A parable of the fashion world, of the cult of appearance, distinction and stardom, this story gets murderous like ancient Greek myths. We played the music on stage every night and had an exciting plunge into the Opera world.

2016

Joy

Our fourth album "Joy" was a collaboration with canadian artist, chef and singer Beaver Sheppard. On tour we additionally had our newly formed choir "The Free Electric Singers" as well as Beaver on stage performing with us and our ensemble.

2019

Echo

For the first single of our 5th album "Echo" we shot this interactive video inside an unused nuclear power plant

2020

BBF & Orchestra

For the first time at Mutek Mexico 2018 with La Orquesta Filarmónica Mexiquense and again in 2020 with Orquesta El Sistema in Caracas we extended our band to a full symphony orchestra for two very special shows.