July 10, 2014

How many people can say they went from deejaying the Beason Halloween Party to launching their own music label?

Michael Brun ’10, already a major DJ in the electronic music scene at the age of 21, has announced the launch of his new label, Kid Coconut. His first release will be Zenith on July 21. Brun told Billboard Magazine in a July 10 article that the label will serve as a vehicle for his music while also showcasing and developing artists from his homeland of Haiti who would not normally receive that exposure.

Among his musical accomplishments this year, Brun played on the main stage at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and closed the Sahara Tent at the Coachella Valley (Calif.) Music & Arts Festival.

Pacal (left) and Michael Brun on the steps of the Memorial Legion Building in 2010. Culver photo/Doug Haberland

Pacal (left) and Michael Brun on the steps of the Memorial Legion Building in 2010. Culver photo/Doug Haberland

In the article, Brun says his opportunity to attend Culver Academies was “crucial” to his development as an artist. Brun and brother Pascal ’12, now at the United States Military Academy at West Point, were introduced to Culver by Patrick Moynihan ’83, who oversees The Haitian Project and Louverture Cleary School in Croix-Des-Bouguets, Haiti.

“The stuff I learned (at Culver) about discipline was so important to the way I work now,” Brun said. “The schedule was so regimented. I have really kept that whole mentality up until now.”

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