After the release of their newest EP titled Step by Step, Braxe + Falcon revealed two US shows this fall.
The pair of French house showrunners Alan Braxe and DJ Falcon will take their live music to Elsewhere in Brooklyn on November 5 and a preceding show on November 12 at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre.
Braxe + Falcon also dropped a music video for the EP’s title track, featuring the vocals from Panda Bear. Toru Tokikawa wrote, directed, and produced the visual, which stars Japanese skate prodigy Ginwoo Onodera.
Onodera, 12, is the youngest athlete in Nike history to sign a deal with them. The video was filmed in Tokyo and contained clips from Ginwoo’s initial days in skateboarding, as well as footage of him bagging awards and acing tricks.
“Visualizing the appropriate video for Step by Step was not easy, but when my director friend Toru Tokikawa came up with the idea of showing the growth of a child from a very young age through the practice of skateboarding, we instantly felt it was right for the song,” Braxe stated in a press release, talking about the footage.
“As we grew up as skateboarders, we understand that skateboarding is a commitment, accepting the multiple failures until the trick is landed and then learning the next one until you reach freedom of movement and expression; it’s all done ‘step by step.’
“Toru cast Ginwoo Onodera, an incredible young skater whose softness, skills and enthusiasm shine on the screen, making it a subtle and moving video.”
Braxe + Falcon is the First
Braxe and Falcon are part of the groundbreaking people pioneering the French Touch genre, but Step by Step is their first team-up as a pair.
Braxe is famous for being a member of Stardust – whose only single, “Music Sounds Better With You,” became a smash-hit at the French house. The two-thirds of Stardust were singer Benjamin Diamond and Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter.
Falcon and Bangalter teamed up on “Contract,” the concluding track on Daft Punk’s last album Random Access Memories.
Braxe + Falcon
11-05 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
11-12 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
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