This week I have the pleasure of hosting a guest mix from the mighty Fred Berthet aka dj Steef. dj Steef is a Marseilles, France based producer known for making slow & funky downtempo house tracks. dj Steef started out working with Biomix (organizer of “Electronic Territories” Festival, later known as “Seconde Nature”), and after composing singles with Antoine Boullé under the pseudonym Venus Attack Project (on the label US Guidance), he created the band known as Troublemakers with his friend Lionel Corsini & Arnaud Taillefert. After an over-welcomed first LP (“Doubts & Convictions” on Guidance Recordings) and well received worldwide, Concecration came on the second one on Blue Note (“Express Way”) pushing The Troublemakers at one of the top electronic band in the French scene.
Fred later on focused his attention on Copyshop project, influenced by the 80’s (Gomma, Toy Tonics, La Dame Noir, Numoment…). Producing now under dj Steef its was the occasion to synthesize his musical roots such as 80’s electro pop, poisonous disco, classy french influences, insistent downtempo and up warding house. Fred has found in his alter ego dj Steef the perfect combination of incredible fat, slow, funky downtempo house tracks that every body is so crazy about. As Gomma label boss says on him its not about fashion but clearly about style & that’s why we all love his production stamped Biomix, in the shadows, under cover & simply outstanding.
dj Steef‘s set
dj Steef – Wanted
Hot Toddy – I Need Love feat. Ron Basejam (Morgan Geist‘s Love Dub)
dj Steef – Biomix 05 – B1
dj Steef – Insided
Ad Bourke – Prelude
Stupid Human – Swamp Funk
LTJ – James!
Frank Booker – Boss
Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band – Taste The Groove (Hot Toddy Remix)
The New Neighbours – Downtown Funk
Moodymann – Don’t You Want My Love
Sound Stream – Good Soul
Glenn Astro & IMYRMiND – KDIM
Dokta Venom – Only You
dj ShmeeJay‘s Set
Boards of Canada – Olson (Midland Edit)
Ian Dury – Spasticus Autisticus (Ooft! Rework)
Lionel Richie All Night (The Groovers Rework)
Memoryman – I’ll Be There For Carolyn Pro
Watcha Gonna Do (Brevil‘s Unbreakable edit)
dj Steef – Biomix Vol 1 – B1
dj Steef – I Can Win
Van Morison – Into The Mystic (dj Steef Edit)
David Ruffin – Walk Away From Love (Soho808 Motown Disco Edit)
George Soule – Get Involved (LTJ Edit Rework)
dj Steef – BioMix Vol. 5 – A1
Jerry Garcia Band – Palm Sunday
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