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.
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.
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.
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.
The 'You Make Me Real' album cover magically became alive with this animation video for "Caffeine" .
'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.
"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.
Our third album "Miami" was released in 2013 featuring guest appearances by Om'Mas Keith, Jamie Lidell, Nina Kraviz, Erika Janunger and Gudrun Gut.
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.
In 2014 we released our DJ-Kicks compliation which we recorded as a Vinyl mix at Watergate Club, Berlin.
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.
This clip for "Holy Night" was our first collaboration with Beaver Sheppard who became the voice of our 2016 album "Joy"
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.
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.