Decoded Residents Radio presents Naif

Global A&R Manager for Decoded Magazine, Ian French aka Naif is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. In regards to style of music Ian really does play across all genres and really does not want to be pigeonholed as a DJ that plays a specific style. His influences at present include James Zabiela, Max Cooper, Sasha, John Digweed, Mauro Norti, Flying Point and Synthetic Epiphany. Basically anything with a great melody and makes you want to move.

As part of his role as A&R Ian manages a team of writers under Decoded’s music review section, he’s also quite a passionate music reviewer himself. You can read all his latest work here. Ian has recently released the second part of his mix series titled Aphelion, this is a four part series of mixes that is not bound by the restraints of genre. Aphelion aims to bring an interesting cross section of music to the listener, this residents mix is an edit of the first hour (one of four), the full mix can be found on his Soundcloud.


01. Max Cooper, Tom Hodge – Symmetry
02. Sasha – Detour
03. Sasha – Time After Time
04. Olaf Stuut, Marlon Penn – Run (Throwing Snow Remix)
05. Luca Bacchetti – Nothing To Lose
06. Max Cooper, Guy Andrews – In Autumn Arms (Max Cooper Remix)
07. Nhar – Sentience
08. Nhar- Surface
09. Applescal, Hessel Stuut, Deltawerk – Corridor feat. Applescal & Hessel Stuut
10. D-Formation – In Motion (My Favorite Robot Remix)
11. DJ Tennis – Divisions (Roman Flugel Remix)
12. Fur Coat – Oculus

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Daz Pearson
About the Author

UK based former DJ and promoter, co-owner, director, writer & creative at Decoded Magazine. Studied at the University of Wolverhampton graduating in Graphic Communication & Typography (BA Hons). In house video editor and avid MMA follower with a keen ear for dark, twisted, hypnotic, tribal progressive house and techno.