We are very proud to introduce a fresh new mix series ‘The French Connection’ exclusive only to Different Drumz Radio! This mix series includes a range of fresh and varied mixes from a hand picked selection of our favourite French DJ’s & Producers that will include a range of styles from Atmospheric Jungle / Breaks to soulful Liquid dnb, deep beats and absolute bangers!!
All of these exclusive mixes will be available for free download and to stream via this page with full track lists & artist details after they been broadcast live right here on Different Drumz.
Deskai – The French Connection | Part 1
We start the ride with a Atmospheric Jungle / Breaks set that is between 130 and 150 bpm from Deskai [Renegade Hardware // Scientific Records // Modulate Recordings // Soul Deep Recordings // Offworld Recordings // Monochrome Recordings]
This set wase first broadcast live on Different Drumz Radio on Saturday 26th Jan 2019 between 7-8PM (GMT)!
A little more about Deskai…
Oliver Reissig also known as Deskai, Synox, Dubaxis and Spasmik is a versatile producer, DJ, drummer and mastering engineer originally from Paris, France and based since 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
His great fondness for the music and club scene of the 1990’s has inspired him to produce and mix tracks influenced by this legendary period in music history. To bring the masses a fresh sound created with an old school style, yet with new production techniques, has driven Deskai to continue on his path as both creator and lover of music.
With strong worldwide dj support of his music from LTJ Bukem (Good Looking records), DJ Ink (Renegade Hardware), Renaat Vandepapeliere (R&S records), Blu Mar Ten, John B, Seba, Electro Soul System, Stunna, Mav, Future Engineers, LM1, Eschaton and more, Deskai has released and signed numerous drum & bass tracks to labels such as Renegade Hardware, Scientific Records, Offworld Recordings, Modulate Recordings, Omni Music, Monochrome Recordings and Soul Deep Recordings over the past few years.
The Track List
01) Longers and forces of nature – Natures way
02) Supreems – Close your eyes
03) Lone – Pulsar
04) Seba – Silicone
05) Marco Lazovic – Untitled 6
06) JVXTA – Angelo’s alley
07) Marco Lazovic – Untitled 5
08) The Sentinel – Toulepleu
09) Skanna – This way
10) PFM – Western
11) Seba & Lo-Tek – Universal music
12) TMF – 5 miles high
Midn8Runner – The French Connection | Part 2
Next up we have a fresh new drum and bass mix from another top French artist that is smashing it at the moment; Midn8Runner [Liquid Tones // Soul Deep Recordings // Rust Out Records // DNB France // Chillax Trax // DNBB Recordings // Hyper Activity Music]
This part of the mix series was broadcast live on Different Drumz between 8PM and 9PM (GMT) on Saturday 26th Jan
The Track List
1) Soular Order & Solace – Sundown
2) Blure – Aurora
3) Visages – Mellow Honey
4) Surreal, HumaNature & Radicall – Soul Train
5) Fearful & Keosz – Stand Alone
6) Humanature, Ash:Ram – Nautilus
7) Dave Owen and T.R.A.C. – Love Is All We Need feat Charli Brix
8) Sustance – Unaware
9) Radicall – Build Me Up (Bungle Remix)
10) Midn8Runner – Dimness
11) Subwave – Mirror
12) Bungle – Eclipse
13) Impulsv – Ramraid
14) Exept & Joanna Syze – Stronger
15) Kid Drama – Red Magic
16) Visages – Jah Religion
Peyo – The French Connection | Part 3
The third injection of fresh beats for The French Connection mix series is from Peyo [Good Looking // Bingo // Liquid Drops // Influenza Media // Santorin]
This part of the mix series was broadcast live on Different Drumz on Saturday 9th Feb
A little more about Peyo…
PEYO has been working hard in the studio since 1996, releasing tracks on labels such as GOOD LOOKING, BINGO, INFLUENZA MEDIA, SANTORIN, BLU SAPHIR, DNBB, LIQUID DROPS, VANDAL RECORDS.
Over the course of his career, he’s also performed live and produced tracks with renowned artists including ANDY C, NOISIA, DILLINJA, HYPE, FRESH, ED RUSH & OPTICAL, SUBFOCUS, RONI SIZE, TO- TAL SCIENCE, BREAK, MOBY, AMON TOBIN, MS DY- NAMITE, MC STAMINA, BIG RED and DVWLX.
For ten years he ran his own radio show on the French airwaves while making guest appearances on the BBC Radio 1 shows BAILEY’s ‘INTABEATS’, FLIGHT’s ‘NEXT CHAPTER’, and Fabio and Grooverider’s show.
PEYO doesn’t limit himself to mixing drum and bass. He also expresses his creativity by producing Half Beat, House, Garage and more.
Though his musical universe is deeply rooted in Hip Hop, Soul and Deep Funk, he keeps an open mind when exploring new and original sounds and is constantly looking to expand upon his vast repertoire.
PEYO’s currently working full-time on his new productions, aiming to design a new and re- vamped sound that will surprise and inspire his peers.
The Track List
01) QZB – Capsized
02) Spectrasoul – Organiser (Circuits Rewire)
03) DLR – Dafunk
04) Monty – Nothing Wrong
05) Calibre – Leave
06) Peyo – Elevate
07) Henry – Colours Changing
08) Jay Dubz – In Memory
09) Alibi feat. Cleveland Watkiss – Grace
10) GLXY – Discourse
11) Unglued – Tekapo
12) Document One – Reaching Out
13) Kasra – From The Outside In
14) Arcatype – Autumn Waves (Original Mix)
15) Skeptical – Sinkhole (Skeptical Remix)
16) ??? – ??? (DUB)
17) Peyo – High Flight
18) Break – Sunset Dub
19) SHY FX feat. Stamina MC & Lily Allen – Roll The Dice
20) Peyo – Routine