****Winner of Canada's JUNO award for Instrumental Album of the Year 2009!!!
Canadian DMC champion, DJ Brace, presents an instrumental hip-hop album built from a crate filled with familiar sounds and things you've never heard. In the mysterious Electric Nosehair Orchestra, each nosehair is distinctively titled (NH1-NH14) to correspond with visual artwork, guiding the listener through the Nostomanian experience.
i: an irresistible compulsion to return home.
ii: another dimension where the orchestra resides.
Once you begin to experience Nostomania you will rediscover where your home is and will have a clear picture to always bring you back; as a Nostomanian, the compulsion to return becomes irresistible. The Electric Nosehair Orchestra In Nostomania captures fleeting moments in time, but remains timeless.
Brace has had a diverse DJ career that began over 10 years ago and
features many highlights as a turntablist, producer and DJ instructor. DJ Brace has won numerous turntablist battles, including winning the DMC Canadian Championship in 2004 and placing 8th in the world. He has produced tracks for Balanced Records' compilations, Northern Faction Volumes 1, 2, 3 and Link Pins. Brace also has independently released Soundbarriers, with legend-prairie rapper Gruf Tha Druid, releasing and touring a self titled full length in 2005. Brace's music can also be heard on the Fox TV hit Prison Break, and he has scored music for the CBC. Brace has shared the stage with the likes of Coldcut, Souls of Mischief, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Awol One, D-Styles, DJ Craze, DJ Premier, the X-men and many others. He has performed in many places such as London, Vienna, Gratz, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and across North America. Brace is a member the 26 Crew, Microtone Kitchen and currently resides in Montréal where he actively is composing and
recording in the studio.
"Excellent album... Lush and layered music with some tight scratchin'. Serious crossover potential. Highly recommended." undergroundhiphop.com
"Sitting squarely on the shoulders of Danny Breaks, Shadow and RJD2, this goes further to extend the styles set before. Excellent skills fitting perfectly in the varied but always soulful production. A truly brilliant album that will last plenty of listens - this works as a whole. Anyone into good music should check this, recommended." Fat City UK
"This is music with heart and vision. Believe me this is an album you really have to buy, even if you normally don't listen to Hip-Hop music. 100% approvable!" (Cuemix Magazine)
"This is a great album that only 10 years plus of being a turntablist, producer, DMC Champion DJ and sound connoisseur can achieve." (Fly Magazine)
Nostomania topped both major Canadian College Radio Chart sources - Chart Attack & Ear Shot's Top 10 Electronic & Hip Hop charts in August 2008.