Saturday, February 23, 2008
Machines Are Funky: 23/2/08 with Dyed Soundorom Mix and Competition
This week's show will see the second hour given over to a guest mix by Dyed Soundorom on the occasion of his first release on Parisian label Freak n' Chic. See this bio from, predictably, a press release.
Dyed Soundorom is one of the most exciting young talents to come from the late-90s Paris club scene. 2008 is set to be the year when he goes from a cult underground player to a fully fledged talent on the European dance scene.
At 26, Dyed has been immersed in clubland since the age of 18, when his fascination with Michael Jackson's Thriller and his older brother's mixtapes pulled him headfirst into the world of electronic music. He was a promoter first, making an immediate splash through running the infamous React parties at Les Bains Douches.. Becoming a DJ was a natural extension through his love for the music he heard at React and also at parties like Kwality at Batofar (Dan Ghenacia's residency) in Paris. It was there he met Dan Ghenacia, Shonky and :Terry: - aspiring, inspirational artists with whom Dyed felt an immediate connection. Their free-spirited ethos and passion for deep electronic music coincided with his attitudes and it was the beginning of enduring friendships.
Dyed quickly developed a devoted following of fashionistas, artists and the hippest clubbers in Paris as he played at parties Alcazar and Batofar. London promoters Foreign Muck wooed him over the pond to make his UK debut and since then he's become a fixture at London's best clubs like T-Bar and Fabric; as well as across Europe, including Spain, Italy, Belgium and Germany.
After the success of his 'Mezzanine De L'Alcazar' compilation that Dyed mixed with Chloe, Dan Ghenacia invited Dyed - alongside Shonky - to do a mix for the premier Freak n' Chic Rendez-Vous compilation, released in April 2007. "They're amazing DJs and they've supported me from the beginning," Dan says simply.
In addition, I'll be playing some wonderful stuff myself and there'll be a competition to win two copies of the new "Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Volume 4" mixed by Funk D'Void on Soma. Keep it locked.
Click on the link to listen live tonight from 7-9pm.